TPLC Graduate Masterclass:
Leading From the Edge—Stretching the Comfort Zone
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Gathering Reception 1:30 pm; Masterclass 2:00 – 6:00 pm; Dinner 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Kasteellaan 1, 3455 RW Haarzuilens, The Netherlands
€ 99 (excl. 21% VAT) includes Masterclass and dinner
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Pre-requisite: This masterclass is open to anyone who has participated in the Foundation Course of the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coach Training program.
Any individual, team, or organization that wants to expand their work and make a difference in the world will inevitably come up to “edges”—places where they are uncomfortable, situations that challenge them to take a risk or step across a line, or steps that they sense (and maybe even fear!) could change everything.
There are many ways that we might define “edges.” They can be jumping off points, decision points, growth points, or boundaries between two ideas or ways of being. Edges can be both separation points and meeting points. Sometimes an edge can even feel like a rite of passage or a place of no return. They always bring invitations.
Edges are also places where our inner world and our outer world meet. We recognize that we are approaching an edge because we become aware of an inner conversation. Often it’s because we begin to sense fear, anxiety, or unease deep inside. Furthermore, edges can be liminal spaces—spaces where borders and boundaries are not clearly defined, where nothing feels clear and simple, where boundaries are unclear, and where any kind of forward movement feels elusive.
Part of our job as Transformational Presence leaders and coaches is to help those we serve work with those edges—to embrace the opportunities for learning and growth that are inside the edges, and to be willing to be “in the edge.” That can be a very uncomfortable spot, yet it can also bring great insights and awareness. Sometimes it feels important to get across the edge as quickly as possible. Yet at other times, there may be a lot to be gained by not crossing over the edge too quickly.
In the first part of our afternoon together, you will learn a new leadership and coaching framework for helping those you serve make choices around their edges that will serve them.
Then after the break, Alan will introduce a second new framework—“Lemniscate Coaching.” When supporting people who are often faced with risks, challenges, and stressful situations, chances are that they are also coming up against edges. Through the “Lemniscate” framework, we help those we serve find their “sweet spot”—the place both inside of themselves and in the world where they feel authentically strong, secure, and confident. This is the centering point—the home base—from which they will go out into the world to face their edges. The center point “sweet spot” is essential as a place to rest and recharge so that they can have all that they need from within to face the challenges of their lives and work.
Through the “Lemniscate” framework, you will learn a new tool to help those you serve learn to stretch beyond their “sweet spot” and carry that energy with them. It’s about finding the balance between standing in their greatest strength, confidence, and wisdom, and stretching the limits of their comfort and confidence.
For those who were at the Global Gathering in June, the first part of this masterclass will be adapted from Alan’s masterclass at the Gathering. However, the “Lemniscate” framework will be new.
Join Alan and your Transformational Presence colleagues for an afternoon of learning, re-connection, laughter and fun.
What you will learn—3 leadership and coaching frameworks:
1. A coaching framework for identifying patterns in the edges of your life and work so that you can more compassionately support the transformational process that is now ready to happen.
2. A coaching framework for being “in the edge” for discovery and illumination, and finding the courage to cross over when appropriate. Equally important is knowing when not to push!
3. A third coaching framework for stretching our comfort zones and expanding impact.