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January 2017
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Courses & Events

Newsletter Certification 

New York, NY USA
September 24, 2016
Facilitators: Richard Michaels, Madhu Maron

Community Coaching Certification
October 18, 2016
Oakland, CA; Battle Creek, MI; or New York, NY

Distance Learning
January 16, 2017
Facilitators: Belma Gonzalez, Dewey Schott

Warsaw, Poland
January 26, 2017
Facilitator: Pernille Plantener

Mumbai, India
March 17, 2017

Facilitators: Vikram Bhatt,   Sonali Kelkar

Newsletter Advanced

Parts Work: Deepen Your Confidence Embracing the Shadow
September 29, 2016
11 am-12:30 pm (ET)
Facilitator: Guthrie Sayen

Embracing the Shadow: transform your lost, ignored, or exiled parts into allies - 6 weeks  
January 24, 2017
Facilitator: Pernille Plantener Martha Lasley

Advanced Mentoring
February 7, 2017
9-10:30 am (ET)
Facilitator: Guthrie Sayen

Newsletter Introductory

FREE! Explore Community Coaching
September 15, 2016

12-1:30 pm (ET)

FREE! The Power of Coaching
September 19, 2016

1-2:30 pm (ET)

Coaching Essentials
September 24-25, 2016

9:30 am - 6 pm (HKT)
Hong Kong

  Free! Explore Community Coaching - 90-minute free webinar
September 28, 2016

9 am - 10:30 am (ET)

FREE! The Power of Coaching
October 12, 2016

7-8:30 pm (ET)

Coaching Essentials
October 15-16, 2016

9 am - 5 pm (PT)
Oakland, CA

  Coaching Skills for Transformation - 1 day 
October 15, 2016

9:30 am - 6 pm (ET)
New York, NY

Transform Your Relationships Using Nonviolent Communication
November 6-11, 2016

Stockbridge, MA

Coaching Essentials
November 19-20, 2016

9:30 am - 6 pm (HKT)
Hong Kong

Coaching Essentials
Jan 16-Feb 9, 2017

2-3:30 pm OR 8-9:30 pm (ET)

Coaching Essentials
January 21-22, 2017
9 am - 5 pm (ET)
Marriottsville, MD

 Coaching Essentials 
January 27-28, 2017
9 am - 5 pm (PT)
Los Angeles, CA

From the CEO

Post-Graduation Resources 
by Charlotte Morse

Certification is a milestone to be celebrated—a notable accomplishment, the end of a program, a goal reached. But certification is just the beginning of your learning as a coach.

Learn about the many resources available to you as a Certified Professional Coach or Certified Community Coach: free teleclasses, peer coaching, marketing support and more.

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Coaching in Communities

A Glue Called Trust: Practices for Cultivating and Maintaining Trust 
by Davida Ginter

I used to think that trust is a quality that someone owns, and you either have it or you don’t. I perceived trust as a component of personality: when you develop your social character over the years, you eventually stay with an image of a person who can be trusted, or not. I argued that it’s a big deal to gain, and it can be ruined at once. Well, I was wrong.

After looking deeper into the subject and following my own experiences, I discovered that the process of developing trust is working differently: The rigorous research shows, that trust is something built in small steps: separate actions that sum up to comprise the trustworthiness of a person, a group of people, and even organizations. Therefore the right attention and right choices can quite easily build trust, as much as destroy it – the key is that it’s an ongoing process, affected by daily decisions and focused actions.

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Library for Transformation - Browse & Grow....

Our Library for Transformation is a free community resource that connects you with practical, substantive articles, videos and podcasts on hundreds of topics. The Library is a growing collection of educational, edgy and relevant resources, organized in 9 core categories.

Check out this month's library picks: 

NZ Forest2"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? …. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

This is taken from the  article, “How Are You Using Your Power?” By Paulette Rao where she explores this quote from Marianne Williamson’s “Our Deepest Fear.” What a great article to challenge yourself to think about consciousness and self-limiting behavior!

Change Within Ourselves – Growth Through Self-Education is a reminder how the principles of Nonviolent Communication can be used to promote positive change and reminds us how we can be better prepared to see what is alive within ourselves and others.   

Become a powerful facilitator!

There is still time... Join us for Facilitation that Works in New York on 27th-29th of January and ask your employer to sponsor you. Register here.

Leadership that Work’s is offering this program for people who hold meetings lead trainings or coach teams. If you want to become more collaborative in your facilitation style and work in a culturally diverse environment, this program is for you.

Not only will you get three days of in-person training, but you’ll get to be part of 6 teleclasses that help you deepen your facilitation skills.

Facilitation that Works is different from most training programs, because you’ll learn how to shed some widely held myths about facilitation that don’t hold up under scrutiny:

  • Better decisions are based on facts rather than feelings—if you avoid talking about feelings, the real meeting happens out in the hallway afterward. Feelings are the portal to what really matters to the group, even when expressed by only one person.
  • When things get too intense, take a break—when people express intense emotions, they’re giving you a gift, letting you know that they’re touching on something very important. Taking a break diffuses the tension, but you miss the opportunity to discover what’s really going on.
  • The facilitator should stay calm and neutral, even if personally attacked—if a participant yells in your face and you pretend to be calm and neutral, you’ll be perceived as inauthentic or closed off from your emotions. Instead, match their intensity, not by judging them or negating what was said, but by empathizing fully with their passion and sharing your own response.
  • Difficult people can sabotage the meeting and they need to be stopped—seeing some people as “difficult” creates a sense of separation when they merely want to be heard.
  • Facilitators don’t get emotionally involved— if you shut down your emotions, the rest of the group will also retreat, and you’ll miss rich opportunities for connection and transformation.
  • Facilitators shouldn’t take sides – Instead of taking sides with one person, you can be on the side of each person, by fully understanding their experience, their feelings and their passion.

This program is led by Martha Lasley and Kanya Likanasudh. To learn more about this powerful program see the details here!.

Words of WisdomAt Leadership that Works, we believe in the power of wholeness. It’s why Wholeness is one of our core principles.  People are whole, and simultaneously moving toward a fuller experience of their wholeness.  The pathology worldview focuses on what's wrong or needs improvement, creating comparisons and images of brokenness.

Seeing people as whole shifts the paradigm to one of reverence and respect, setting the foundating for a powerful, resourceful partnership. Consider the power of being in a relationship from a place of wholeness, honoring all that is present, while holding the space for all that is yet to be born. 

"We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do." —Dale Carnegie

“Nothing is impossible - the word itself says I'm possible” widely attributed to Hepburn

"Oh man! There is no planet, sun or star could hold you if you but knew what you are."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson