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Kevin CottamBy Kevin Cottam
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Kevin CottamBy Kevin Cottam
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100% of the Executives, interviewed, say that the mindset needed for the future is the nomadic mindset.

The Nomadic Mindset…The Mindset of the Future is a leadership book for bold and courageous leaders based on ancient nomadic wisdom and adapted to contemporary leadership in organizations today from startups to multinational enterprises.

Through research garnered from nomadic cultures in Mongolia, Morocco and the Maasai in Kenya and conversations with over 100 executives of all levels in the private and public sectors, The Nomadic Mindset is an atypical book that weaves nomadic stories that exhibit qualities and executive case studies useful for today’s leaders in a disruptive world. 

Written in three parts, Departure / Discover / Destination, the reader will be introduced to a new personality framework defined by a mapping of three different mindset typologies – nomadic, builder and settler.

Everyone has a dominance for one of these mindsets and every organization passes through these mindsets at different times in their history. Every chapter is rich in story and nomadic qualities that can enhance your mindset for the future. If implemented, you can improve your communication, engagement, expansion and overall effectiveness. 

Remember, nomad means the movement of the mind! 

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I wish to thank you all in advance for your generous support of which without it, this book would not be self-published. You will ultimately be making a difference for nomads in this world, organizations, governments and virtually everyone. You are contributing to humanity and a new perspective and lens to see leadership with your support as a publisher. 

As they say in the Maa Language, Achei Oleng, thank you.

Kevin Cottam

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Manuscript Reviews

‘For practicing HR professionals/training or coaching consultants/business leaders, this can be a MUST READ / necessary to have-on-their-shelf.’

Vikram Sharma, Head and General Manager of HR Commerical Vehicles for Tata Motors, India  

‘I really think you are on to a very interesting topic and concept. I look forward to seeing the rest of the book where you build on the nomadic mindset from a historical perspective. It is almost a natural human drive that we are fighting against, we were nomads well before we were settlers. A settlement is easier and we tend to move towards ease.’ 

Claire Smith, VP Marketing, Vancouver Convention Centre  

‘Intriguing and timely! This book brings the wisdom of the nomadic people, who have adapted for centuries to the ever-changing nature, to today’s disruptive world, and shows us the way to migrate to the new future.’ 

Wendy Tan, author of Wholeness in a Disruptive World  

‘Mindset – having the right mindset, to me is one of the most important success factors of great and inspiring leaders. In Kevin Cottam’s leadership book, ‘The Nomadic Mindset … the Mindset of the Future’, he offers you a much needed fresh new framework, approach, and perspective on mindset and the qualities and behaviors associated with this typology. He has seamlessly interconnected the ancient nomadic wisdom and today’s leadership in a story-filled revealing reflective book that shares with you the vital success qualities of a nomadic mindset. The Nomadic Mindset, I believe is a necessary read for leaders of all levels who are traversing today’s disruptive environments.’ 

Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers 50 - #1 Executive Coach and the only two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the World.  

“Kevin Cottam’s inspired new leadership book, “The Nomadic Mindset: The Mindset of the Future”, explores key mindsets and personal qualities essential for good living and well-being in our rapidly changing world. Profiling three typologies that live within us all – the nomad, the builder, the settler – Kevin makes a compelling case for appreciating and cultivating our ancient nomadic wisdom. Filled with engaging stories and case studies, this new book is a captivating reminder that we are here together to live, to grow, and to serve.” 

Ron Kaufman New York Times bestselling author, Uplifting Service

Risks and challenges

Everyone needs a timeline even though for a nomad can be variable. What I have learned that nomads are incredibly strategic and therefore when they follow the rain or follow their animals it is time to move. That being said this is the projection of the timeline and so far so good. As a nomad would say - sometimes the path changes - I will keep you fed with updates.

September – January 2019 – Editing phase
January / February – Design
March – Printing
Kickstarter Campaign - October
April - Hard Launch – Singapore
April – Books sent and delivered to publishers/producers

1. The biggest risk is that the project will be delayed due to the creative and publishing process. The production of the project is certainly adventurous and that is nomadic into itself. Seizing the risks and challenges in your stride is a nomadic way of being which are addressed as positive qualities in the book. As I am leaving leeway time factored into the editing, creating and publishing, I believe that the book will be on schedule for a Christmas release - if not it will be the top of the New Year release which is also auspicious to start the year with new ideas, thoughts, and wisdom. I have factored in enough time to get your rewards easily and ahead of the scheduled April 2019 delivery deadline.

2. Once you have purchased a reward, you will be updated on the process and made aware of any changes.

3. So far I see no real risks from delays due to situations out of my control.

4. The only approval or waiting on content from external references should be all addressed by the end of September leaving October for the design period. So far so good.

5. The book is a work in progress and certainly very advanced in development - it is currently in the editing process and all my editors are lined up and ready for the manuscript and been given times lines.

6. The other major risk is that I get much busier in my training and speaking work that will slow things down - however, I have scheduled ‘no work periods’ to make sure that everything keeps proceeding.

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    VIETNAM (The For You Pack)

    After 9 months of research, I began to write while sipping delicious Vietnamese coffee in Ho Chi Minh City. You gotta start somewhere so for a Global Nomad, why not here in HCHC!

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    MONGOLIA (The Family Pack)

    The physical nomadic journey began in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Experiencing the vast rolling grasslands and desert, while staying in a yert eating, learning and laughing with a local family was beyond my wildest dreams. More to discover and can’t wait to get back there. Here I learned ‘nomad means the movement of the mind’, Batgerel Bat – amongst many other things.

    (value: 175SGD)

    Includes:
    • Signed paperback book – The Nomadic Mindset
    • E-book download of Aha, Mother’s Pearls - my first self-help book
    • Ebook download - Motivating your Mind by over 80 thought leaders
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    KENYA (The Large Family Pack)

    I had a ‘free African massage’ as I traveled across a potholed, bumpy, dusty gravel road towards the Maasai Mara. My statuesque Maasai ‘brother’ Joel greeted me in his beautiful red tartan like fabric traditional dress with all his jewelry - from then on the magic of the Maasai and the land was revealed before my very awestruck eyes. Words to ponder by Benson Murtere, ‘We are migrating…where we were is not where we are.’

    (value: 800.00SGD)

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    • 10× Signed paperback book – The Nomadic Mindset
    • 10× E-book download of Aha, Mother’s Pearls - my first self-help book
    • Signed book - Aha Mother’s Pearls (my first paperback book)
    • Ebook download - Motivating your Mind by over 80 thought leaders
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    MOROCCO (The Team Pack)

    Under the cool bright starry night of the Sahara, Bourgmal, my guide, taught me the ancient technique of telling direction by the stars. This is how nomads lead their caravans at night, still to this day. They start from Orion’s belt which has become part of my logo. I love this Berber proverb, ‘you can’t put a whole camel in the pot at the same time, only one piece at a time.’ – their version of taking one small step at a time and that is what this journey has been. Now it is coming to you!

    (value: 1750.00SGD)

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    • 1 online values ranking of 82 values + 2 hours coaching debrief
    • 15× Signed paperback book – The Nomadic Mindset
    • 10× E-book download of Aha, Mother’s Pearls - my first self-help book
    • Ebook download - Motivating your Mind by over 80 thought leaders
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    PORTUGAL (The Mini-Corporate Pack)

    After my tour of Kenya in the Maasai Mara and Morocco in the Sahara, I needed to debrief, chill and just climatize myself back in my contemporary world. Lisbon on the Atlantic Ocean was the perfect location for a global nomad to rest and gently get back to the hustle bustle. As Lisbon was a great capital of great explorers way back, it was only appropriate for a global nomad to chill for a bit and eat some wonderful bbq frango – you gotta try it.

    (value: 4000.00SGD)

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    • 1 hour online webinar max 200 pax
    • 4 hours executive coaching (online)
    • 1 online values ranking of 82 values + 2 hours coaching debrief
    • 20× Signed paperback book – The Nomadic Mindset
    • 30× E-book download of Aha, Mother’s Pearls - my first self-help book
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    SINGAPORE (The Corporate Pack)

    This is little red dot city country is where I have scribed most of my book with the wonderful support of speaking colleagues and my mentor, Fredrik Haren. However, it got pretty boring sitting at home while writing in Singapore, so my nomadic mindset got activated and I visited the National Museum, hotels lounges and lobbies, cafes, restaurants, the metro and bus and … writing and writing some more. ‘Never settle for too long.’ That is the last chapter of the book – that is what nomads do, then they strategically move!

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    Includes:
    • 20 min TED Talk style Keynote Speech (not incl. travel expenses)
    • 6 hours of presentation skills coaching or interview coaching...
    • 6 hours online webinar workshop on The Nomadic Mindset
    • 30× Signed paperback book – The Nomadic Mindset
    • 25× E-book download of Aha, Mother’s Pearls - my first self-help book
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    CANADA (The Super Corporate Pack)

    The Nomadic Mindset is truly a global book that embraces a team of interviews, webmasters, SM managers, colleagues, mentor, printing companies and more spanning almost all continents. Yet my home country, Canada, from where I have started all my nomadic adventures physically and in my mind sits steadfastly in my heart. I felt it would be important to include editors from Canada.

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    (value: 18000SGD)

    Includes:
    • 45-minute Keynote Speech (not including the airfare and expenses)
    • 6 hours of presentation skills coaching or interview coaching...
    • 6 hours online webinar workshop on The Nomadic Mindset
    • 50× Signed paperback book – The Nomadic Mindset
    • 25× Signed book - Aha Mother’s Pearls (my first paperback book)
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