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  • 29/09/2017 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

    Emotional DNA: How Our Families Influence the Way We Show Up at Work

    For years, we have discussed how we inherit our physical DNA and now the world of Systemics and Epigenetics is highlighting how we also inherit and are deeply, yet unconsciously influenced by our emotional DNA. Learn abut the dynamics and hidden patterns (concepts) in Family and Organizational Constellations/Dynamics and see how our families influence the way we show up in our work world (we really do bring our families to work with us). You will ask yourself the following questions, hear some examples, and discuss opportunities for creating change within yourself, your families, and your organizations.
    Questions to consider:

    • What is your sense of how you "fit" in your family and organization/business?
    • Do you know exactly where you belong in your family? Describe how do you feel about your place at work?
    • Do you have a similar role in your family of origin and in your organizati (i.e. caregiver)? Or are they different and how?
    Mindy Schrager,  is a transformational coach, consultant, and Founder of Systems of Change, LLC. She brings the knowledge of change management and transformation from her leadership roles at world class companies such as Motorola, Fidelity Investments, and IBM. She has worked with hundreds of cross-organizational teams and built new programs and processes to improve quality and operational effectiveness, and enhance collaboration in product delivery, and mergers/acquisitions, among other big impact changes. 

    Mindy has enhanced her focus and corporate skills through personal growth work in Life Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Shadow Work, Family Constellations, Organizational Dynamics, Voice Dialogue, Somatic Repatterning, Barrett Values, HDBI and Lab Profile Assessments. 

    She has discovered that change within ourselves, and inside organizational work teams, allows us to uncover and then solve systemic problems which keep us individually and collaboratively from growing and flourishing.

    For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour  or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).

  • 25/08/2017 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)
    Asking Powerful Questions: Asking Your Clients Questions that Evoke Possibilities
    Are you curious about what might give your clients access?
    Access to power ... to possibilities that they haven’t seen ... to connection to their deeper desires ... to their future-self - (their entelechy) - their un-manifested possibilities ... to courage ... to commitment ... to their own power or to empower others ... to the ability to be visible and seen ... to creativity ... to care.
    Discover questions that connect a client to a new possibility that they’re actually creators. What is it that you most deeply desire to create? That’s a question your client might not ever have been asked before. This will be an interactive session. Bring your real world challenges and discover the power of asking powerful questions.
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    Miriam Schuman, MBA, actualization and transformation coach, and facilitator, with over 30 years experience in business and entrepreneurial consulting. Miriam is most passionate about empowering  others to access and create life-changing paradigm shifts. She is highly skilled at identifying internal barriers and masterfully coaches clients to break-free of old patterns and limiting beliefs. She has worked with a wide range of clients at all professional levels.

    For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour  or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).

  • 28/07/2017 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

    Telling Stories: Enhancing Connections and Delivering Optimal Messages
    It's well known that even before the written word, storytelling was the preeminent method of conveying historical information of all types from one generation to another.  To this day, storytelling continues to be one of most effective means for communicating thoughts, ideas, emotions and connecting people with the storyteller and each other. In this session, we will explore the key elements of effective storytelling and how you can begin to construct stories that will enhance your connection with others and most optimally deliver your professional and personal (P&P) messages. 

    As a Business Consultant and Executive Coach with extensive senior management experience, Fred Cooley is adept at building strong leaders who in turn create strong organizations.  He is known for leveraging relationship building, communication and executive management skills to assist clients in getting what they really want in their professional and personal lives.  Having worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 35 years in various leadership roles, he is well-equipped to understand the challenges of today's leaders.

    Fred holds the designation of a Distinguished Toastmaster, which is the highest level of recognition in the Toastmasters organization. He enjoys volunteer work in the areas of hospice care and providing music enrichment for nursing homes. In his spare time, he relishes playing the piano, reading, and hiking.

    For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour  or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).

  • 23/06/2017 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

    Strategic Problem-solving with Harvard's "Gossip Triads"

    The “Gossip Triad" method* has been used for a number of years by the Harvard School of Government in their leadership programs. It is an experience that you, as a consultant, can use in any program where there is a mix of people from different units or areas (or from different organizations). Participants are asked to send in pre-work, briefly describing a challenge from their workplace. They will use this challenge to examine in the triads, so confidentiality is a given.

    Jane Tucker heard about the method this year from a colleague from the Southwest, who had seen it work,and she has now used it several times – in a national program with people from various institutions and in a single organization in Hawaii with people from different units. It is simple, intense and gives everyone a chance to be the focus of attention for personalized questioning and coaching that can give the recipient new perspectives. (Note: at the School of Government, each person normally gets 1-1.5 hour’s consultation. As demonstrated and used recently, each person will get about 20 minutes and it has worked!)

    At the moment, Tucker is planning to substitute a version of “Gossip Triads” in every program where she formerly had people work in small groups to practice the case of one person in the group. Using “Gossip” Triads, everyone in the group can get advice and counsel about their challenge issue. She’s excited to share this with members of the SIG!

    *Attributed to Vantage Point Consulting Pty, Ltd; Directors: Maxine Fern, BA, M.ED and Michael Johnstone, Ph.D.

    Jane Tucker has over thirty years of experience in higher education in both the administrative and teaching areas.  She taught negotiation skills classes in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke and currently teaches negotiations and leadership to scientists through grants to COACh from the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy.  She also taught with the Center for Creative Leadership (www.ccl.org), an internationally recognized leadership research organization where she worked with leaders from corporations and not-for-profits in the Looking Glass program.

    Dr. Tucker received her Ph.D. in Organizational Development from the University of North Carolina and is an alumna of Wellesley College.  She has published papers on learning strategies and organizational change.   

    For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour  or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).


  • 26/05/2017 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

    Tapping into 'Big C' Change with Type

    There is a 'Big C' change coming for your organization, family, or community. What if, by learning a simple energy tool to reduce stress and using Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® expert Sandra Hirsh's strategy for "Introducing Change to Quadrants," those involved would be engaged in a new way? This recently-formed concept involves teaching the basics of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) /Tapping to reduce stress, while those in each MBTI® quadrant have the change introduced in ways customized to their IS, ES, IN, EN preferences? If curious, please join us.

    Mary Charles Blakebrough is presenting this session in July at the 2017 Association for Psychological Type International (APTi) Biennial Conference in Salt Lake City, She is an MBTI Certified Master Practitioner, EFT MRA Certified Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner and has an MS/OD from American University/NTL. 

    She has coached corporate and personal clients for the past fifteen+ years in career search strategies, specializing in resumes showcasing overlooked accomplishments, networking, and interviewing (telephone and in person). She helps you decide "What do you want to be when you grow up?" by using assessments, exploring options, and marketing yourself (resumes/LinkedIn). 

    Recently she joined Rotary International to give her a broader outreach in the world for making a difference.

    For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour  or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).

  • 28/04/2017 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

    Open Heart Mindset for Strong Leaders

    Noa Ronen, current president of ICF Raleigh Area Chapter, will lead us through a program she has developed on working with the being of leadership rather than focusing on different band-aid skills to becoming a leader.

    Part of what she shares is the Arbinger Institute's philosophy through exercises that will be eye opening and explain how to shift from the need to know how to be with different people in different situations to knowing how I am being.

    For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour  or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).

  • 24/03/2017 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)
    Courageous Conversations about Race and End of Life: Similarities and Differences
    Conceivably the most difficult conversations to have are about race, sex and end of life.

    James Daniels and Donna Kaye will provide guidelines for holding courageous conversations on two of these topics: race and end of life. (We will leave the topic of conversations about sex for another time!). In the process, we will discover some interesting similarities that effective conversations about these two topics may have.

    James Z Daniels is principal consultant with J Z Daniels Company Limited, a healthcare cultural competency solutions enterprise. Over the course of his 35 years’ career, Jim has served as an enterprise leader and as an internal and external independent management consultant with Fortune 500 and medium size companies. A self-published author (Strategic Issues Benchmarking Diversity Best Practices), he writes and is published on healthcare and culture.

    Donna Kaye just retired from being a Director at UNC Healthcare's Learning & Organizational Development department.  She will be sharing an approach she found helpful in holding end of life conversations which facilitate a dignified death and good family relationships.

    For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour  or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).

  • 17/03/2017 2:06 PM | Anonymous

    Hi Folks,

    Please check out my Total Focus Workshop via the following link:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/total-focus-workshop-registration-32643348133

    Please feel free to share this link with family and friends!

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    Short, sharp and powerful!

    This workshop is delivered to you as a call to action to get the results in life and business that you desire. The focus is on beating procrastination, self-analysis to determine your strengths, mind mastery to help you think above the crowd, an A-Z action planning process and emotional management tools to empower you to meet the challenge of change.

    Audiences from major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and community groups have benefited from Total Focus. Participants find this workshop to be inspirational and in many cases, a defining point in their lives.

    Part 1: Self-Analysis and Action Planning (Tuesday, April 11th from 5:30 - 8:30pm)

    Part 2: Mind Mastery and Emotional Management (Tuesday, April 25th from 5:30 - 8:30pm)

    Part 3: Challenge to Change! (includes 3 free 45-minute coaching sessions with Nicole)

    Note: when you register for this event, you are committing to attend both workshop days.  The cost includes both workshops and the coaching sessions. Be sure to block your calendar for April 11 and 25.



  • 27/01/2017 7:26 PM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

    Feeding Your Brain for a Change - UPDATE

    It has been a year since we last discussed feeding the brain for a change.  So - What’s up. What’s new. What have we all learned, experienced, and discovered.

    The original four presenters will share information and updates from some of the latest books, podcasts, research, resources regarding ways to nurture the brain and body to maintain and improve health and brain function.  And we look forward to hearing updates regarding your own brain health experiences. 

    In addition, if you have stirred up any brain healthy snacks and treats, please bring them to share at the meeting, along with a recipe handouts (enough for 20 people); and you could also include on your handout some information about resources you have found valuable.  Your guides, resources gatherers, and presenters for the meeting will be the core four:  Mary Charles Blakebrough, Fay Krapf, Hope Hills PhD, and Marguerite Lawn.

    For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour  or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).


  • 27/01/2017 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

    Exploring Your Missions for 2017, Large & Small

    Vision” is a great word to get us thinking about what we see for our “next”, but how does our vision shape our reality? Utilizing the cultural impetus of the new calendar year to jumpstart participant’s reflective planning, Dr. Tyler Townsend will facilitate a program of mind-bender continuums, peer learning/coaching, and process challenges that foster personal and organizational health.

     Tyler Townsend holds a doctorate in adult education from NC State University, and thrives on connecting theory to practice across many fields. Fields like psychology, education, and spirituality are particularly close to home for Tyler, and they underpin his perspective in group facilitation. With an atypical resume that includes stay-at-home-dad, organizational strategy consultant, coach, chaplain, pastor, computer tech, mechanic and carpenter; you can expect some atypical answers to “what next…?” and “what about…?”

    For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour  or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).


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