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FREE Podinar: Mindfulness Coaching: The New MBA – Mastering Being and Awareness

March 15, 2019

APRIL PODINAR: MINDFULNESS COACHING – THE NEW MBA – MASTERING BEING AND AWARENESS

Learning in Action’s Live Monthly Podinar Championing Transformative Change

FRI. APRIL 26, 2019. 800-9:00 am PT / 11:00-12:00 noon ET

 

MINDFULNESS COACHING:
with guest Dr. Steve Romano
Executive Coach, Managing Director of Olistica and the Center for Sustainable Leadership

 

Join Steve Romano and Alison Whitmire, president of Learning in Action, for discussion and Q&A around mindfulness coaching, and how a proven methodology for this expansive way of operating is critical for 21st century leaders and coaches.

 

This podinar (interactive podcast+webinar) will cover topics like these:
– What Being and Awareness is, and the outcomes or results they produce
– The 5 components of Being: breath, energy, investigate, navigate, generate.
– The Triple Loop Listening Model
– The Six-Point Transformational Coaching Model

 

You will leave with tools and new ideas of how you can use Mindfulness Coaching to help your coachees to experience a new level of leadership that leads to deeper, more transformative change.

 

*** Ask your questions when you register or during the live event. We’ll get to as many as we can! ***

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST PRESENTER: Dr. Steve Romano

Steve Romano is managing director of Olistica Center for Sustainable Leadership. He is an executive coach, consultant, adjunct professor, speaker, and thought leader, and has been in leadership at several Fortune 500 companies.

 

ABOUT OUR HOST: Alison Whitmire

Alison Whitmire is president of Learning in Action and a thought leader in the field of emotional and relational intelligence. Alison is a PCC, and an Executive Coach to CEOs. She is a professional speaker, TEDx organizer, TEDx speaker and blogger.

 

ABOUT OUR PODINARS:
Learning in Action’s podinars are moderated by president Alison Whitmire.
The intention of our podinars is to champion transformative change by supporting anyone who works in a role facilitating change in others:

  • To provide the best coaching possible
  • To make a thriving, successful living
  • To embrace their innate uniqueness

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR: Learning in Action

We offer individuals, teams, and organizations effective tools and methods for enhancing Emotional Intelligence in relationship, in conflict, in real-time. Serving leadership development professionals and executive coaches worldwide.

 

– YAY! THIS PODINAR WILL BE RECORDED. ONLY REGISTRANTS RECEIVE RECORDING. So REGISTER NOW, whether or not you can attend live. The day following the event, watch for an email with a link to the recorded podinar. Registrants will receive emails about emotional intelligence and future podinars, and may unsubscribe at any time.

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You Are Enough

March 7, 2019

It’s a question that’s remained largely outside of my conscious awareness, lurking in the shadows of my shame, for years. What’s the question?

Am I enough?

Am I enough for my clients? Do I know enough? Am I smart enough? Do I have enough experience? Am I a good enough coach? Do I know what my client needs from me? Can I be that? Deliver that? Bring that?

These questions get triggered when I feel like I’m failing my client. When they are struggling and our sessions don’t seem to help. When I don’t know the questions to ask, the words to say, the feelings to express to help them feel better, move forward, see a new perspective, find their way.

Am I enough?

I am Enough

Recently, I had the gift of a powerful (personal / confidential) experience that helped me realize, really for the first time, “Yes, I am enough.”

I am enough. I know all I need to know. I am all I need to be. I can trust myself to be enough for my client. I can trust my client to be enough for themselves. And I can trust that everything needed for the client to heal is in the field between the client and their story and their data and me.

Does that mean that somehow I now believe that my clients won’t struggle or that I won’t have feelings of sadness, or worry or care when they struggle? No. I do and will feel all of those things.

And I know, deep in my bones, that they are enough for what faces them, and I am enough to be with them through it.

Since I’ve started believing that I am enough (it’s still early), I sense that my clients have started believing that they are enough. When I stopped feeling that I needed to be helping them more.  That I needed to be adding more value, that I needed to be more sure, more certain, they’ve started feeling their own resourcefulness. Stepping into the knowing that they are enough.

You are Enough

This is what I know.

You are enough. Right now. Exactly as you are. And yes, I’m talking to you.  

If you came to this work to help others, I’m talking to you. If the care you extend your clients is sometimes greater than the care you give yourself, I’m talking to you. If the primary reason that you relentlessly learn more, read more, educate yourself more is to help your clients more, I’m talking to you.

You are enough as you are. Right now. You have everything you need to change the lives of the people in your life, and in so doing, change your own.    

You don’t need to know more. You don’t need to do more. You don’t need more education or more certifications or more experience. Whether you’ve been coaching for one month, one year, or ten years. You don’t need to change in any way.

You are enough right now to secure a connection with your client that is generative to their development. You are enough to be with your client in ways no one else in their life is. You are enough to create a trusted space that allows your client’s organic method of healing to reveal itself. And for you to facilitate that healing.

We Are Enough

We are all enough. We are each enough. Just like the tiny acorn that will one day become a glorious, expansive tree, we all have inside of us more than we can comprehend. We need only accept that – trusting in our enoughness.  

So does this mean that we stop developing ourselves? That we stop leaning in with our clients?  That we are now baked, done? Of course not. Does it mean that we’ll work with every client forever? That coaching relationships don’t run their course? Don’t end? Or that we should be a good fit for every client? Of course not. Does it mean that our clients don’t or shouldn’t need us, if they are enough? That if they are enough, it means they don’t need anything? Uh uh.

Enoughness doesn’t mean all needs are met. It just means that we have the resources, the capacity, to meet the challenges that face us.  

We are designed to do this life together. We are meant to help each other. While we are all and each enough, we still grow by coming together to connect and learn. And that’s the blessing of doing the work we do. And when we bring our full selves to the work, our clients can access even more of themselves. And we access more of ourselves when we know we are enough.

Rest in Enoughness

Being enough for our clients and ourselves means that in any given coaching session, we can rest in our enoughness.

We can know with all that we are, that we are OK and that our clients are OK. That we don’t need to work hard, to “add value,” to prove ourselves. We can trust that everything the client needs to generate their own path forward is existent in the field between us.

And when we rest in the trust that we are enough, the client is enough, and that the awareness needed to create a shift for the client will rise, it does. It can. It might be during the session, between sessions or years later.  

That’s when the magic happens. Your client transforms from the acorn to the tree because they could see, feel, experience their enoughness. And that inner knowing of enoughness created the space for growth.

Thank you for reading my musings. I think in many ways, everything I write, I write for myself. And perhaps if that’s so, some of what’s in me, might be in you, too?

Join the conversation.

 

~ Alison

Alison Whitmire
President | Learning in Action

Alison Whitmire is the President of Learning in Action, a company committed to her passion of making the non-conscious conscious and revealing what’s otherwise hidden to us. Alison holds certifications from two different accredited coach training programs and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, and has worked for three Fortune 500 corporations. She has also Chaired for Vistage International, runs CEO roundtables, coaches CEOs, holds a 200 RYT yoga teacher certificate and has been a TEDx organizer and TEDx speaker. She facilitates courses on team and individual EQ across the United States and Canada.

 

 

Pssst! There’s a paradigm shift in leadership, and coaches must coach to it differently. Our guest for our free March interactive podinar (podcast+webinar mashup), Coaching for Distributed Leadership, is executive coach, speaker, author, professor Simon Western. Ask your own questions! March 13, 11:00-12:00 noon PT / 2:00-3:00 pm ET. Register – free!

 

 

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FREE Podinar: Coaching for Distributed Leadership / Developing Connected Leaders at All Levels Who Think Strategically

February 27, 2019

MARCH PODINAR: COACHING FOR DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP – DEVELOPING CONNECTED LEADERS AT ALL LEVELS WHO THINK STRATEGICALLY

Learning in Action’s Live Monthly Podinar for Executive Coaches

WED. MARCH 13, 2019. 11:00-12:00 noon PT / 2:00-3:00 pm ET

COACHING FOR DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP:
with guest Dr. Simon Western
Founder of the fields of Eco-Leadership & Analytic-Network Coaching, developing leaders who are connected and think strategically throughout organizations

Join Simon Western and Alison Whitmire, president of Learning in Action, for discussion and Q&A around coaching for distributed leadership, what it is, and how you can use it to more fully facilitate transformative change in others.

This podinar (interactive podcast+webinar) will cover topics like these:
– How leadership paradigms are changing
– How coaches must coach differently to it
– How and why to shift thinking from individual behaviorism to leaders as connectors in networks

You will leave with tools and new ideas of how you can use Analytic-Network Coaching to help your coachees to experience a new level of leadership that leads to deeper, more transformative change.

*** Ask your questions when you register or during the live event. We’ll get to as many as we can! ***

ABOUT OUR GUEST PRESENTER: Simon Western
Simon Western is the founder of the fields of Analytic-Network Coaching and Eco-Leadership. He is an adjunct professor at the University College Dublin. He is a coach, consultant, speaker, author and thought leader.

 

ABOUT OUR HOST: Alison Whitmire

Alison Whitmire is president of Learning in Action and a thought leader in the field of emotional and relational intelligence. Alison is a PCC, and an Executive Coach to CEOs. She is a professional speaker, TEDx organizer, TEDx speaker and blogger.

 

ABOUT OUR PODINARS:
Learning in Action’s podinars are moderated by president Alison Whitmire.
The intention of our podinars is to champion transformative change by supporting anyone who works in a role facilitating change in others:

  • To provide the best coaching possible
  • To make a thriving, successful living
  • To embrace their innate uniqueness

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR: Learning in Action

We offer individuals, teams, and organizations effective tools and methods for enhancing Emotional Intelligence in relationship, in conflict, in real-time. Serving leadership development professionals and executive coaches worldwide.

 

– YAY! THIS PODINAR WILL BE RECORDED. ONLY REGISTRANTS RECEIVE RECORDING. So REGISTER NOW, whether or not you can attend live. The day following the event, watch for an email with a link to the recorded podinar. Registrants will receive emails about emotional intelligence and future podinars, and may unsubscribe at any time.

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DC IOC March Roundtable: Techniques for Reducing Stress and Pain for Coachees (and Coaches!) – with Bev Nerenberg

February 8, 2019

The most effective coaching session is when neither coach nor coachee are in a state of stress. But how do we get to a calm place, when we all live with, and experience, stressful situations wherever we go?

On March 1st, the DC Area Institute of Coaching presents a private lunch & learn workshop where you can learn a simple technique to immediately relieve stress for you and your coachees.

Join us for Techniques for Reducing Stress and Pain for Coachees (and Coaches!) presented by Bev Nerenberg.

  • Our coachees are under some degree of stress virtually all of the time, from a little to a LOT! – and so are we as coaches. As long as our coachees are in a triggered state, they are only so coachable. (And if we coaches are stressed, we carry that into the coaching space with our coachees). So how can we quickly and simply reduce stress for ourselves and our coachees? How can we do the work that can only be done in a non-triggered state?
  • Takeaways:
    • You will learn the basics of a technique called EFT Tapping and how and why it works.
    • You’ll experience its effectiveness directly and immediately for relief from distressing emotions and pains.
    • You’ll leave knowing how to perform it on yourself.
    • You’ll leave knowing how to introduce and teach it to your coachees.

About Our Presenter:

Bev Nerenberg worked as a Senior Vice President of Operations for a regional computer distributor and then as Director of Operations for a chain of Montessori schools. She is an experienced business leader, familiar with most of its inherent challenges and solutions.

Everything shifted for her in 2008. That is when she discovered Emotional Freedom Techniques from a DVD called The Tapping Solution. It changed the direction of her life. From her first experience with EFT – causing her lifelong acrophobia (fear of heights) to disappear, to the relief she got from anger, jealousy, physical pains and worry, she knew she wanted to share this modality with as many people as she could.

Bev then devoted herself to learning all she could about Emotional Freedom Techniques by reading, taking courses, and practicing, practicing, practicing. She became a Certified EFT Practitioner, and then founded her own company, Wellness At Your Fingertips.

 

What: March DC IOC Roundtable: Techniques for Reducing Stress and Pain for Coachees (and Coaches!)

When: Fri. March 1st, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

WhereBethesda, MD  20816

 

This event is limited to 25 people, so REGISTER NOW.

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Special FREE Podinar: Team Coaching – Applying Individual Coaching Techniques to Teams

February 8, 2019

FEBRUARY PODINAR: TEAM COACHING – APPLYING INDIVIDUAL TECHNIQUES TO TEAMS

Learning in Action’s Live Monthly Podinar for Executive Coaches

FRI. FEB. 22, 2019. 8:00-9:00 am PT / 11:00-12:00 noon ET

TEAM COACHING – APPLYING INDIVIDUAL TECHNIQUES TO TEAMS
with guest Alexander Caillet, speaker, thought leader, professor and pioneer in team coaching and CEO and co-founder of Corentus, Inc., a company dedicated to transforming team performance.

Join Alexander Caillet and Alison Whitmire, president of Learning in Action, a relational intelligence company, for discussion and Q&A around  team coaching for coaches. This podinar (interactive webinar) will cover topics like these:

  • How team coaching is different from other modalities of working with teams
  • How the outcomes of team coaching are different from the outcomes of other modalities
  • Why team coaching is so desperately needed
  • The state of “being” with a team and what it enables
  • The art of “sensing” with a team and the impact of data gathering
  • The practice of “making moves” with a team to shift behavior and performance

*** Ask your questions when you register or during the live event. We’ll get to as many as we can! ***

ABOUT OUR GUEST PRESENTER: Alexander Caillet

Alexander Caillet is an organizational psychologist, management consultant, coach, and pioneer in the field of team coaching. He is co-founder and CEO of Corentus, Inc., and co-founded the State of Mind Institute. He received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Organization Psychology from Columbia University, and is an Adjunct Professor with Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Certificate program.

 

ABOUT OUR HOST: Alison Whitmire

Alison Whitmire is president of Learning in Action and a thought leader in the field of emotional and relational intelligence. Alison is a PCC, and an Executive Coach to CEOs. She is a professional speaker, TEDx organizer, TEDx speaker and blogger.

 

ABOUT OUR PODINARS:

Learning in Action’s podinars are moderated by president Alison Whitmire.

The intention of our podinars is to champion transformative change by supporting anyone who works in a role facilitating change in others:

  • To provide the best coaching possible
  • To make a thriving, successful living
  • To embrace their innate uniqueness

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR: Learning in Action

We offer individuals, teams, and organizations effective tools and methods for enhancing Emotional Intelligence in relationship, in conflict, in real-time. Serving leadership development professionals and executive coaches worldwide.

 

YAY! THIS PODINAR WILL BE RECORDED. ONLY REGISTRANTS RECEIVE RECORDING. So REGISTER NOW, whether or not you can attend live. The day following the event, watch for an email with a link to the recorded podinar. Registrants will receive emails about emotional intelligence and future podinars, and may unsubscribe at any time.

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