Course Description

Be Inspired and Engaged!

The Breaking Chains Companion Course is designed to enhance your experience with Blake’s book, Breaking Chains: The 6 Links of Turning Bondage into Tools of Freedom.

What’s included in this course?

Lifetime access to:

The first 3 chapters of Breaking Chains: The 6 Links of Turning Bondage into Tools of Freedom

13 interactive worksheets inspired by Breaking Chains: The Freedom Journal

Personal photos and videos of Blake’s journey

Audio and video examples mentioned in the book

The Breaking Chains Facebook Community

and much more…


BONUS: The 6 Links Reflection Packet! This is a document that Blake and his clients use to reflect, plan and measure success.

Author

Blake B. Shelley

As a person with a disability, Blake has had to overcome many obstacles and challenges over the course of his life. At the age of six months, Blake was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP), which was due to a lack of oxygen at birth. The Mayo Clinic defines Cerebral Palsy as a disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture that is caused by an insult to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth.CP has made everyday tasks (ADLs) such as eating, walking, and typing extremely difficult. However, it has also taught him how to persevere while not being defined by a disability. It was ingrained in Blake by his parents and support system to never give up on his goals.The confidence Blake found through his faith, family, and friends enabled him to attend George Fox University in Newberg, OR, on a scholarship through the Act Six Leadership Initiative (founded by Northwest Leadership Foundation and the Portland Leadership Foundation), and earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries.Since graduating from George Fox, Blake has devoted his time and resources to improving the quality of life of others, particularly those who have been impacted by disability, as well as educating the public about physical and emotional hurdles faced by young entrepreneurs. He has pursued this through promoting disability awareness in public schools, mentorship, disabilities advocacy, disabilities ministries, and educating the general public through speaking engagements. Using these experiences as a foundation, Blake is now bringing his message of breaking chains to those seeking success in their personal and professional lives.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome to Breaking Chains!

    • Course Materials

    • Join The Breaking Chains Facebook Group

    • Connect with Blake

    • Worksheet Instructions

  • 2

    Chapter One

    • Chains: Bondage or Tools?

    • Breaking Chains - Chapter 1

    • Worksheet - Chapter 1

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 1

  • 3

    Chapter Two

    • Surviving

    • A Window into Blake's Life #1

    • Breaking Chains - Chapter 2

    • Worksheet - Chapter 2

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 2

  • 4

    Chapter Three

    • Failing vs. Falling

    • A Window into Blake's Life #2

    • Breaking Chains - Chapter 3

    • From the Vault: Blake learning how to walk with coaching from his family.

    • Worksheet - Chapter 3

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 3

  • 5

    Chapter Four

    • Find What Makes You Unique

    • A Window into Blake's Life #3

    • Worksheet - Chapter 4

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 4

  • 6

    Chapter Five

    • Our Challenges Should NOT Define Us

    • A Window into Blake's Life #4

    • Worksheet - Chapter 5

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 5

  • 7

    Chapter Six

    • Who's in Your Corner?

    • A Window into Blake's Life #5

    • Worksheet - Chapter 6

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 6

  • 8

    Chapter Seven

    • Believe in Yourself

    • A Window into Blake's Life #6

    • Defying Gravity - Song

    • Worksheet - Chapter 7

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 7

  • 9

    Chapter Eight

    • Leave Your Comfort Zone

    • A Window into Blake's Life #7

    • Worksheet - Chapter 8

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 8

  • 10

    Chapter Nine

    • Speak Up!

    • A Window into Blake's Life #8

    • Worksheet - Chapter 9

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 9

  • 11

    Chapter Ten

    • Live in the Details, Not the Overview

    • A Window into Blake's Life #9

    • Worksheet - Chapter 10

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 10

  • 12

    Chapter Eleven

    • The Tension

    • A Window into Blake's Life #10

    • Meet Stanley III

    • Worksheet - Chapter 11

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 11

  • 13

    Chapter Twelve

    • Link Up!

    • A Window into Blake's Life #11

    • Dr. Maya Angelou: "Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud"

    • Worksheet - Chapter 12

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 12

  • 14

    Chapter Thirteen

    • Challenges Magnify Our Purpose

    • Worksheet - Chapter 13

    • Share Your Thoughts - Chapter 13

  • 15

    Bonus Resources

    • The 6 Links Reflection Packet - Interactive PDF Edition

    • The 6 Links Reflection Packet - Printable Wold Document