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Rising Strong in Chicago and on to Myrtle Beach!

We had a powerful session north of Chicago in June (2017) for a dynamic group of coaches, therapists, and higher education mentor/advisors. Diane and I implemented the feedback from the pilot group and added more reflection/down time, plus incorporated several more experiential exercises that were well received

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Registration Update + November Dates Announcement

Thank you all for your interest in the Rising Strong Workshops! Setting up a registration page has not been as simple as I had hoped AND I’m still working on it with upgraded professional support! Gotta love launching a new product line. Ouch–birthing pains come to mind!

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More testimonials for the Rising Strong™ for Professionals Workshop

Delighted to get this note today from one of our Chicago participants in the October ’16 workshop. It’s wonderful to hear that the work we did has made a lasting impact on our participants’ personal and professional effectiveness! This workshop is fantastic.  I knew that letting go

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Myrtle Beach Location Announced for March Rising Strong Workshop!

We are delighted to announce our location for the March 9-12 Rising Strong for Helping Professionals Workshop will be the Marriott Grande Dunes Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC! The location is right on the ocean and our agenda schedule purposefully allows time to take advantage of our

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More opportunities to grow with Rising Strong for Helping Professionals workshops in 2017!

Save the Dates in Q1 and Q2 for Rising Strong for Helping Professionals A weekend with and for helping professionals! Piloted in Chicago in 2016 to top reviews and wonderful suggestions–chiefly to add more time! So we did. March 9-12, 2017   Marriott Grande Dunes Resort and Spa,

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Rising Strong Workshop for Helping Professionals–Chicagoland Area, Oct 21-23

A weekend experience with and for helping professionals* Friday, October 21-Sunday October 23, 2016 Colergét Conference Center, Kenosha WI Walking into our stories can feel dangerous … … but the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and

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Managing Healthy Conflicts in Family Business

It was an honor to be a featured speaker for the New York Family Business Center this week. The topic was Managing Healthy Conflict. 30 members attended the Monday night session, and 10 attended Tuesday morning’s deep dive. It is so gratifying to work with eager learners

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Managing Healthy Conflict–Sarah will lead session for Loyola Family Business Center

I am delighted to be working with the leaders of large family owned businesses in the Chicagoland area next week on behalf of the Loyola Family Business Center. Check out the link on their website.  A full program description is there. It has been a marvelous experience working

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Conflict Management –The Power of Vulnerability–(Really!)

I just read a great blog on Harvard Business Review that got me thinking about the role of vulnerability in conflict management.  The author shared a powerful vignette about a personal conflict that emerged into a larger issue.  The conflict ignition point was driven by both parties focusing

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The “Four Fold Way” of Leading–Part Four

Part Four: Stay Open Rather Than Attached To Outcomes Leaders often walk a tightrope between staying the course and being agile.  It’s easy to forget there is a long and fruitful path between single-minded rigidity and being so open-minded that your brains fall out. I’ll call this

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