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February 2015

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Courses & Events

Leadership that Works Conference Early Bird Rate
until February 28

The Next Edge Conference
April 18-19, 2015
New York, NY USA
Speaker: Vikram Bhatt


Newsletter Certification

New York, NY USA
March 7, 2015

Facilitators: Steven Filante and Sharon Brown

Mumbai, India
March 19, 2015

Facilitators: Vikram Bhatt and Sonali Kelkar

Hannover, Germany
September 10, 2015

Facilitators: Martha Lasley and Pernille Plantener

Los Angeles, CA USA
September 19, 2015

Facilitators: Belma González and Damon Azali-Rojas

New York, NY USA
September 26, 2015

Facilitators: Richard Michaels and Madhu Maron
(Registration will open April 2015)

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The Next Edge Conference
April 18-19, 2015
New York, NY USA
Speaker: Vikram Bhatt

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Advanced Mentoring

June 1-29, 2015
12-1:30 pm (Eastern)
Facilitator: Richard Michaels

Newsletter Introductory

FREE! The Power of Coaching
March 4, 2015
7:30-9 pm (Eastern)

Facilitator: Sharon Brown

FREE! The Power of Coaching
March 19, 2015
1:30-3 pm (Eastern)

Facilitator: Pernille Plantener

Coaching Skills for Transformation
March 21, 2015
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
New York, NY

Facilitators: Richard Michaels and Madhu Maron

Coaching Essentials
June 11-12, 2015
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Los Angeles, CA

Facilitators: Belma González and Damon Azali-Rojas

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Coach's Corner

The Power of Building an Authentic Cross-Cultural Relationship
by Sharon Brown and Steven Filante

The journey of two coaches—a Black woman and a White man—and the dynamic teaching partnership and friendship they co-created.

We began as good coaches do. Or so we thought.

When we were paired as teaching partners for Leadership that Works’ 9-month coach certification training, Coaching for Transformation (CFT), we consciously discussed our strengths and growing edges, what we each needed, how we would each contribute, and so on.

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Transform Today

Creating Real Challenges—Are you Game?
By Martha Lasley

When you propose a challenge, a real one, the reaction you get is one of wide eyed curiosity, with a slight undertone of panic when the full ramifications of that challenge sink in. “Do you think that’s possible? Really?” Ideally, the answer is “no” because that’s how we know it’s a challenge and not a request. Not in the sense that the challenge defies all logic and realism, but in the sense that it defies your client’s perceived limitations.

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Coaching in Communities

Coaching for Transformation Supporting Community Change
by Belma González & Leslie Brown 

An interview with Belma González & Leslie Brown

Leslie Brown was one of my students in the second Bay Area Coaching for Transformation (CFT) certification cohort. During her time in the program, I watched her grow from a quiet person to one who inspired others to join her dream of supporting next generation leadership development in communities. This interview tells her journey of how she is currently supporting community change in one organization using coaching.

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Graduate Connections 

Mumbai Cohort Celebrates Graduation with Artistry


The fourth Coaching for Transformation cohort in Mumbai graduated on January 13, 2015. About 20 students gathered at the Waterstones Club for a weekend of celebration. The cohort was led by Vikram Bhatt, Sonali Kelkar, Wasundhara Joshi, Jagruti Gala, Altaf Shaik and Manish Srivastava.

“Some of the most endearing moments of the graduation were during the self-expression time by the participants...

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News & Notes

News & NotesGlobal Meeting of the Coaching Minds to Take Place at LTW Conference in April

The Leadership that Works’ community is gearing up for this year’s Spring conference, The Next Edge: Coaching. Collaboration. Connection, to be held April 18 & 19 at the New York City Seminar and Conference Center.

Described as a “2-day immersion in coaching heaven,” The Next Edge is designed for certified coaches, facilitators, consultants, social justice activists, leaders and changemakers.

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Words of Wisdom

One of the themes of the Leadership that Works Conference, The Next Edge: Coaching. Collaboration. Connection. is thinking outside your comfort level. As we prepare to come together in April, here’s some inspiration for approaching your next edge of thinking and practice.


What we think, we become. Gautama Buddha

Every head must do its own thinking. —African Proverb

Man can alter his life by altering his thinking. —William James

Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box. —Deepak Chopra