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June 2014

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Courses & Events

 Coaches for Equality and Diversity Call
An Exploration of Privilege: Executive Coaching vs. Individual and Community-Based Coaching

August 20, 2014; 12 pm (ET)
760-569-7100 / PIN 903089
Presenter: Charlyn Green Fareed

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
June 30, 2014 AND
July 28, 2014
7-9 pm
New York Open Center

Facilitators: Richard Michaels and Madhu Maron

FREE! The Power of Coaching
July 2, 2014
7-8:30 pm (Eastern)

Coaching Essentials
August 21-22, 2014
9:30 am - 5 pm
Los Angeles, CA

Facilitators: Belma Gonzalez and Damon Azali

Coaching Essentials
September 26-27, 2014
9:00 am - 5 pm
Berkeley, CA

Facilitators: Kim Fowler and Damon Azali

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

How Powerful Questions Can Change Your Life Direction
by Sharon Brown

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

I heard this question from Mary Oliver’s poem, “The Summer Day,” for the first time in 2006 in an evening program about life coaching at the New York Open Center. At the time, my life was completely full as a mother, wife, IT project manager for a major

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Natural Path

Transform Today

Three Ways to Build Connection Even When You Disagree
By Martha Lasley

Leading a workshop on conflict resolution, I said, "Sometimes people just want to vent. When you give them a chance to be heard, you can actually prevent conflict."

My co-facilitator gave me a nod of affirmation, "Yes, I’ve seen that happen," then turned to the participants and said, "and there's

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Woven Ribbons

Coaching in Communities

Transformation Translated: A Look Inside The Oaxaca Learning Center Community Coaching Project
by Meghan Ondrish

Leadership that Works’ faculty member and Director of Coaching for Transformation, Richard Michaels, has recently taken the Coaching for Community Transformation across cultures and borders, to The Oaxaca Learning Center (TOLC) in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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TOLC Group


Graduate Connections 

Community Connections—Local and Global
By Michael Badger and Leslie Brown

The graduate community activities continue to evolve, offering opportunities to connect both locally and globally. Here's what's been happening and what's coming up...

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Graduate Community

News & Notes

News & NotesICF publishes new assessment markers for the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential

Assessment markers are the indicators that an assessor is trained to listen for to determine which ICF Core Competencies are in evidence in a recorded coaching conversation, and to what extent. The following markers are the behaviors that should be exhibited in a coaching conversation at the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level. 

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Words of WisdomAs we near the beginning of July, Americans make plans to celebrate Independence Day – the National Day of the U.S. We encourage everyone to celebrate personal freedom and independence within themselves and the world around them.

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” —Coco Chanel

"Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free." —Dwight D. Eisenhower

“To find yourself, think for yourself.” —Socrates (Classic Greek philosopher)

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice." —Steve Jobs

“We need to help people to discover the true meaning of love. Love is generally confused with dependence. Those of us who have grown in true love know that we can love only in proportion to our capacity for independence.” —Fred Rogers