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July 2016

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Courses & Events

Newsletter Certification

Los Angeles, CA USA
September 9, 2016
Facilitators: Belma Gonzalez and Damon Azali-Rojas

Warsaw, Poland
September 22, 2016
Facilitator: Pernille Plantener

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

Community Coaching Certification Program
October 24, 2016
Facilitators: Leslie Brown and Virginia Kellogg

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

March 17, 2017

Senior Facilitators

Newsletter Advanced

FREE! Service is the New Marketing
August 19, 2016

11 am-12:30 pm (ET)
Facilitator: Sarah Lightfoot Teleclass

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

Advanced Mentoring
Feb 7, 2016
9 am-10:30 am (ET)
Facilitator: Guthrie Sayen

Newsletter Introductory

FREE! The Power of Coaching
July 20, 2016

1-2:30 pm (ET)

FREE! Coaching for Transformation Intro Session
July 22, 2016
7-9 pm (ET)
New York Open Center

Coaching Essentials
July 22-23, 2016

9 am - 5 pm (PT)
Los Angeles, CA

FREE! Coaching for Transformation Intro Session
August 19, 2016
7-9 pm (ET)
New York Open Center

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

Stockbridge, MA

Coaching Essentials
Jan 16-Feb 9, 2017

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

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

Coaching Essentials
April 8-9, 2017
9 am - 5 pm (ET)
Marriottsville, MD

From the CEO Desk

Certification vs. Credential
by Charlotte Morse

A common question that pops up in conversations with graduates, students and prospective students revolves around certification and credentialing for coaches. Is there a difference? Do I need both? How do I get certified? How do I get credentialed?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is changing their credentialing process effective October 1, 2016 so it is timely to address these questions.

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Coaching in Communities

Heart Power From Behind the Wall

 This past spring, I led a training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Coaching at a prison in Chiangmai, which is in the Northern part of Thailand. Twenty-three prisoners, many with life sentences, participated for five days in April and then five more at the end of May. Reading their applications to our training, I was moved by their expression of genuine desire to help others. Their longing to have meaning in their lives despite being in prison inspired me to make this program as relevant to them as I possibly could.

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Library for Transformation Launch

Leadership that Works announces the launch of the Library for Transformation, 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 staff picks with Virginia Kellogg:

Virginia Kellogg

"The view of the human body as a machine and of the mind as a separate entity is being replaced by one that sees not only the brain, but also the immune system, the bodily tissues, and even each cell as a living, cognitive system. Evolution is no longer seen as a competitive struggle for existence, but rather as a cooperative dance in which creativity and the constant emergence of novelty are the driving forces."

This quote is from the resource library article The New Copernican Revolution: Fritjof Capra on the Shift to 'The Systems View of Life’. I love what Capra says about evolution as a competitive dance driven by creativity and novelty!

Community Resilience: A Social Justice Perspective is in alignment with my thinking lately about coaching, and how we have been trained, most of our lives, to seeing human systems as more like machines.....that if we simply find the part that is broken, and fix or replace it, then all will be well. I often think of humans as being streams instead of machines - with flow, and winding paths, and unpredictability.

Another favorite is the 8 Forms of Capital article. Gregory Landua and Ethan Roland have developed a wild and deep model of how to think about wealth. This model has changed my view of the world and of my happiness. I might not always feel like I have enough material wealth, but this model challenges me to see in what other ways I am wealthy. It also helps me to see the many ways I can contribute to my world and breaks open my limited views of the impact I can have. Deeply rooted in Permaculture Principles, this article helps me to see how to live my life in a way that builds on the models of the "already successful " natural world.

Register for Coach Training Before the Price Increase

For the first time in four years, we’re raising the the price of Coaching for Transformation. So if you know anyone considering becoming a certified coach, encourage them to register before the price goes up on November 12, 2016.

Reserve a spot at the old price by going here. A deposit of $1,000 will secure the lower rate and a seat in the class, so tell your friends today.

Words of WisdomAt Leadership that Works, we believe that people are inherently resourceful and wise. It’s why Resourcefulness is one of our core principles. Trusting that our clients are resourceful allows us to remain curious and hold space for what is emerging.  Here are some inspiring thoughts to spark your own new pathway or idea.

"Because the development of inner calm & energy happens completely within & isn't dependent on another person or a particular situation, we begin to feel a resourcefulness and independence that is quite beautiful—and a huge relief." —Sharon Salzberg

“You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.” Galileo