Healing The Divide in Times of Uncertainty

Situations like the one we are now living through are why the acronym VUCA was created.  No doubt, we are living in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous times.  And when the VUCA hits the fan, we at Learning in Action want to be in it with you, supporting you through it.

Heal The Divide Mission

Learning in Action is committed to healing the divide within and between people. Healing the divide within and between is the work that connects the world.  Healing our dividedness from our essence will heal the dividedness between us. We dream of a world in which when one of us hurts, we all feel it.  And we run to the aid of the other just as we would to our own.  We envision a world in which there is a realization that we are separate and connected and ONE. 

The EQ Profile

Leverage the impact of your coaching by going deeper faster with the only EQ assessment that doesn't rely on self-reporting.

The EQ Profile reveals our habituated, non-conscious patterns. It illuminates what we can’t see about how we see ourselves, others, and the world, our blindspots.

  • It's about relationship
  • The only non-self-reporting EQ Instrument
  • It's about creating more choice

Mindful Coach Certification Training

Mindful Coaching Certification is a live, 12 week, experiential program to train coaches in the use of mindfulness techniques and practices to support their clients in accessing more of their Self.  Students will experience firsthand a wide variety of mindfulness techniques, each used with a specific intention to support their client’s mindfulness, self-expression, and connection with Self and others. 

You will learn during the course how to integrate mindfulness techniques into your coaching sessions. Finally, while students will learn about mindfulness and mindfulness techniques, this is not a course to train people to become mindfulness or meditation teachers.

The Neuroscience of WE

The Neuroscience of WE is a self-paced, on-demand exploration of the neuroscience behind our relationships, how we relate, and why.

We truly embody our relationships because of the many ways we are shaped early in life, not just figuratively, but neurobiological.

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How our brains are neurobiologically shaped in relationship
  • The role our brains play in our relationships
  • How Neuroscience and EQ are related and the interplay between them
  • How to speak easily about the role emotions play in our lives and our relationships

Enroll now to learn and reflect at your own pace for only $29.

Common Coaching Blindspots Exposed

Take a journey through Common Coaching Blindspots Exposed, a self-paced course to increase your level of presence in your coaching practice by cultivating awareness of your inner experience. You’ll be introduced to methods of identifying and integrating common blindspots into your awareness to enhance your relationship with your clients and facilitate meaningful and transformative change.

In this 11-module on-demand course, you’ll learn:

  • Predictable ways your blindspots show up in your coaching
  • The most common coaching blindspots patterns
  • Ways to authentically see yourself in your coaching
  • Strategies for identifying blindspots and trying on new behaviors

Join now to learn and reflect at your own pace for only $29.

EQ Certification Training

Are you interested in going deeper faster with clients and helping them break through in weeks instead of months?

The 100% virtual and like in-person EQ Certification Training program is strategically designed to help you develop and refine your understanding of the internal world of your clients and how you see it through the clarifying lens of the EQ Profile.

Learn How to…

  • Shorten the length of time it takes to go deep, below the surface, into really substantive issues with your clients.
  • Help your clients see themselves more clearly and allow them to feel seen and recognized.
  • See the hidden patterns that are driving your client’s derailing behavior and connect your clients’ narratives with how they are relating to themselves, others, and the world.
  • and more...

Moving Through Fear

An interactive, on-demand course designed to engage your innate capacity to understand, accept, move through and use your experience of fear to your benefit. Learn the steps you can take to name, tame, sit with and move through fear into a place of acceptance and possibility.

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Recent Articles

Integrating Mindfulness into Coaching: Three Mindfulness Practices to Employ in Coaching

When we realize the fact that everything changes and can find our composure in it, that is the fruition of the practice." – Master Suzuki Roshi

What is mindfulness and how can we bring it into our coaching practice? In this session, Alison Whitmire, President of Learning in Action, offers the benefits of incorporating mindfulness in our coaching and shares three practical exercises we can use with our clients for a deeper and more meaningful coaching experience.

What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is defined in many different ways by various people. When we break it down, it comes to purposely attending to our present moment experience with acceptance or without judgment. We can point to the three core components of mindfulness as present moment awareness, being on purpose, and accepting our experience. Meditation comes in as the practice we use to develop mindfulness.


The Neuroscience of Effective Coaching with Richard Boyatzis

“Our ability to sustain getting someone else excited and open to new ideas or possibilities starts with us." - Richard Boyatzis

How can we mitigate the impact of stress in our daily lives? What does it mean to coach with compassion and how does it serve our clients in their desire for change? In this session, Richard Boyatzis joins Alison Whitmire, President of Learning in Action, and leads us through examples of how true, evidence-based coaching with compassion is key to development and more resonant relationships.

Richard Boyatzis is a Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve University in the departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, Cognitive Science, and the HR Horvitz Chair in Family Business. Since 1967, he has used his Intentional Change Theory (ICT) to study how people and organizations engage in sustainable, desired change.


Our Team

Alison Whitmire, P.C.C, President

Alison Whitmire is the President of Learning in Action, a company committed to revealing derailing blindspots and creating awareness resulting in breakthroughs. She is an authority in the Emotional and Relational Intelligence, which focuses on our innate capacity to be in relationship with others, even in times of conflict and how we can develop that capacity through conscious awareness and intention.

Alison is a Professional Certified Coach, a Master EQ Practitioner and a Certified Narrative Coach. She has thousands of hours of experience coaching CEOs and business owners. She is certified as a 200 RYT Yoga Teacher and is currently enrolled in a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training program. Alison is a TEDx speaker and a 3 time TEDx Conference organizer.

Sarah Bush, Training Coordinator

Sarah has a passion for helping people extend their learning and development while supporting Learning in Action as their Training Coordinator. She is the go-to person should you have any questions related to training, certification, or development opportunities.

Sherryl Christie, Master Practitioner

Sherryl has over 10 years of dedicated experience administering and interpreting the EQ Profile through Learning in Action. She is a certified Master Practitioner and assists with EQ Certification training as a teacher.

Shani Feyen, Director of Training

Shani Feyen, MA, CPCC, serves as Director of Training, Learning and Development. Her passion is to design and facilitate meaningful learning and development opportunities for self-awareness, relationship building, and diversity & belonging.

Bonnie Hovel, Master Practitioner

Bonnie has years of dedicated experience administering and interpreting the EQ Profile through Learning in Action. She is a certified Master Practitioner and assists with EQ Certification training as a teacher.

Ken Kido, Business Development and Operations

Ken is co-owner of Learning in Action and a highly accomplished executive with 30+ years of leading organizations through major transformations and strategic shifts.

Denisse Lebron, Digital Marketing Director

Denisse is a creative and results-focused marketing and growth strategist with over a decade of experience in digital marketing. She supports Learning in Action with all things marketing and marketing operations.

Megan Minks, Operations Manager

Megan is a talented, detail-oriented Operations Manager. She plays a vital role in leading and supporting the team and overseeing Learning In Action's operations processes.