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May 2014

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Courses & Events


Newsletter Certification

Coaching for Transformation
September 20, 2014

New York, NY USA
Facilitators: Richard Michaels, Martha Lasley and Madhu Maron

Coaching for Transformation
January 13, 2015

Distance Learning
Facilitators: Belma González and Kim Fowler

Newsletter Introductory

FREE! Coaching for Transformation 2-Hour Intro
May 19, 2014
8-10 pm
New York Open Center

Facilitators: Richard Michaels and Madhu Maron

FREE! The Power of Coaching
June 4, 2014
7-8:30 pm (Eastern)

Newsletter Advanced

Advanced Mentoring
June 18 - July 16, 2014
4-5:30 pm EST

Facilitator: Martha Lasley

Experience the camaraderie of a small group of 10 coaches for a series of mentor coaching sessions.

Newsletter Alumni

Designing Transformational Workshops
FREE Graduate Call

August 7, 2014
10 am (Eastern)
Facilitator: Richard Michaels

Meeting at the LTW Community
Every day 24/7

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Coach's Corner

Turning the Tide: How Coaching Helped Enhance my Cross-Cultural Leadership for Community Change
by Sophia Kizilbash

When I enrolled in the Coaching for Transformation program in 2012, I was excited to gain some great new skills in a diverse learning community. Halfway through the program, I exclaimed to my teacher, “This program is so powerful, it should have a warning label on it!” For starters, I realized I was spending a lot of time in a reactive place—

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NYLA Retreat Collage

Transform Today

Calling Out the Power: What if Your Clients Don't Follow Through?
By Martha Lasley

Have you ever been discouraged when a client doesn’t commit, resists the change they know they need to make, or doesn’t follow through?

Ever notice how often your clients make significant strides forward when you’re rapidly growing? I hate to break it to you, but our clients serve as human mirrors for ourselves. Their issues are likely to be similar to our issues. If my clients consistently fail to live up to their full potential, I look in the mirror.

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Power Part 3

Coaching in Communities

Shape a Culture of Mutual Support to Drive Sustainable Change
Early Childhood Connections, Battle Creek, MI

In 2009, a new early childhood initiative was being born and with it, a new approach to service delivery in Battle Creek, Michigan. A local educational leader introduced the idea of using coaching as the Early Childhood Connections initiative’s framework, believing that families with young children could be better served through an authentic relationship and nurtured through coaching.

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ECC Coaches


Graduate Connections 

Connection. Curiosity. Collaboration.
By Michael Badger

Steadily and surely, our Leadership that Works Graduate Community is starting to take shape. May has already been a busy month, with two new activities getting started, and more on the way. Here's what's been going on, and what's coming up next...

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Graduate Community

Words of Wisdom

This past Sunday, many of us here in the U.S. celebrated Mother’s Day. These quotes help us remember this amazing role and heavily influential relationship.

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” —Barbara Kingsolver

“I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” —Abraham Lincoln

“All mothers are working mothers.” —Unknown

“When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.” —Erma Bombeck