Transformational Presence Leadership in Action

 

Transformational Presence Leadership in Action—providing the foundational skills, tools, and frameworks for navigating today’s rapidly changing and uncertain world—a professional development program for leaders, managers, visionaries, entrepreneurs, coaches, educators, public servants, politicians, government officials, and anyone committed to making a difference in the world.

We live in challenging, complex, amazing, and unpredictable times—times that demand a new set of leadership skills and capacities.

Transformational Presence Leadership in Action offers new approaches, models, frameworks, and tools rooted in ancient wisdom teachings, quantum physics, and an understanding of the power and application of our own human energy technology.

In short, Transformational Presence is a leadership approach whose time has come—a way of living, leading, and serving that can create a world that works.

About the Program

 

A powerful conscious leadership movement is now emerging in many parts of the world. It’s a movement built on greater conscious awareness, understanding, perception, and transformational action. It’s built on the conviction that, in any initiative, all stakeholders can be served, all people and the environment can be honored and respected, and economic models can serve something more than just our individual or organizational interests.

Within this movement, there is also widespread agreement that new skills and tools, as well as broader capacities for awareness and perception, are needed if we are going to lead the world forward in the most effective, impactful, and transformative ways. These new skills and capacities require us to stretch far beyond the familiar, analytical, knowledge-based, figure-it-out approaches found in traditional leadership environments into more creative, discovery-based, transformational approaches. And this is what Transformational Presence Leadership in Action is all about.

Transformational Presence Leadership is built not only on a philosophy or a set of ideas or beliefs; it’s also built on a particular set of practical skills, tools, frameworks, and approaches. It’s leadership built on open and expansive worldviews, a keen sense of how to navigate unfamiliar or unknown territory, and the wisdom to know when to move forward and when to step back, when to take action and when to pause and let things settle. It’s an approach that builds and expands our capacities for awareness, understanding, perception, and effective action. These capacities are essential for navigating today’s rapidly changing world.

In the Japanese culture, there is a concept called kokoro, which literally translates to mean “mind, heart, spirit.” It’s about alignment of energy in your “being.” If you want to accomplish something or to have something, the concept of kokoro asks, “What are the qualities of the person who would have that or do that?” In other words, if that is what you want to do or have, then who must you be and what skills must you have?

Alan Seale believes that the foundation of conscious leadership in our rapidly changing world can be built on the qualities, characteristics, and skills of four modern-day archetypes: the Seer, the Explorer, the Co-Creator, and the Ambassador. 

The Seer looks beyond the obvious to perceive emerging patterns, connections, and potential that most people do not notice.

The Explorer is skilled at walking into the unknown, reading the “signals” that appear to show where to go next, making new discoveries, and blazing trails into new frontiers.

The Co-Creator collaborates with ideas and people to create new structures and forms that are relevant to today’s emerging opportunities and challenges.

The Ambassador builds bridges of understanding and awareness.

As we develop the qualities and skills of these archetypes within ourselves, we are able to respond more powerfully and effectively to the needs, challenges, and opportunities of today’s rapidly changing world. In that way, we begin to prototype a new kind of leadership going forward.

Transformational Presence Leadership in Action can help you become a new kind of leader—a leader who is:

  • more present and aware of what is happening on many levels in the moment
  • more receptive to messages, signals, and information all around, both seen and unseen, spoken and unspoken
  • more responsive to the emerging realities of today and tomorrow
  • more creative and innovative
  • more resilient in the face of challenge and disappointment

This interactive and experiential program can be structured as a two- or three-day workshop. Come prepared to explore, intuit, invite, and learn simple yet powerful tools and ways of thinking that can help you and those you serve break through old patterns and transform ways of living and working.

Transformational Presence is a leadership approach whose time has come—a way of living, leading, and serving that can create a world that works.

 

 

What Will I Learn?

In this program, you will learn:

  • how to cut to the core of what is happening quickly, identify the next steps, and move into effective, impactful, and sustainable action
  • how to sense the bigger picture and work with the details at the same time
  • how to intuit what is happening below the surface
  • how to more effectively empower those you serve to grow into their greatest potential
  • how to discover the hidden messages within challenges or problems and respond in the most effective and productive ways
  • how to “show up” as a leader in ways that encourage and inspire transformation in people, organizations, and situations
  • how to practice Transformational Presence Leadership moment by moment from the inside out

Your result can be:

  • a greater capacity for awareness, understanding, creativity, and innovation, all of which lead to more effective and sustainable action
  • a greater capacity to navigate complex situations and circumstances
  • a greater capacity for meeting both opportunities and challenges from a place of clarity, grounding, and trust
  • a greater capacity to “think on your feet” and work with whatever lands in front of you instead of struggle against
  • a greater capacity for resilience, both for yourself and for the people within your organization

 

Who is this program for?

The Transformational Presence Leadership in Action program is for leaders, HR managers, visionaries, coaches, entrepreneurs, teachers, healers, government officials, public servants, politicians, and anyone committed to serving and making a difference in the world.

 

Upcoming Programs

See the Event Calendar for upcoming program details.

Chester, Connecticut, USA—Sunday evening, November 5 – Wednesday, November 8, 2017

If you would like to host a Transformational Presence Leadership in Action program in your company, country, or region, please contact us. We look forward to a conversation!

 

Transformational Presence Global Leadership Gathering

2017 Transformational Presence Global Leadership Gathering

June 21 – 24, 2017
The Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Chester, Connecticut, USA
(Pre-requisite: participation in the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coaching Foundation Course or the Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action program)

For full information on the 2017 Global Leadership Gathering, visit the Transformational Presence Global Leadership Gathering webpage.

In 2013, Alan created the first Transformational Presence Global Summit, a four-day event for graduates of the TPLC program from around the world to come together, continue to learn from Alan and from each other, and to continue evolving Transformational Presence work in the world.

For 2017, the name has been changed to the Transformational Presence Global Leadership Gathering. The 2017 Global Gathering will be held June 21 – 24 at The Guest House Retreat and Conference Center in Chester, Connecticut (USA). The theme of the 2017 Gathering will be announced in December 2016. The Gathering will be led by Alan and members of the Transformational Presence Community. The Gathering is a time and a place to:

  • reconnect to the energy of Transformational Presence
  • deepen the vertical alignment within yourself
  • rejuvenate your spirit
  • learn new tools and approaches
  • deepen your leadership and coaching awareness and skills
  • clarify your next steps as a Transformational Presence leader and coach
  • connect to and co-create for collaborative projects with Transformational Presence colleagues from around the world.

For full information on the 2017 Global Gathering, visit the Transformational Presence Global Leadership Gathering webpage.

What People Are Saying

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Coming Up in 2017

See the Calendar page for the full schedule of events.

Transformational Presence Leadership and Coach Training (TPLC) in The Netherlands (September), Germany (June), and Poland (November)

Soul Mission * Life Vision 4-day workshop in The Netherlands (October)

Transformational Presence Leadership in Action 3-day workshop (TPLA) in Connecticut, USA (November)

Transformational Presence Quotes

Aspiring to something greater always makes you more vulnerable. And it’s that kind of openness that allows for learning to occur.

— Danielle LaPorte (The Fire Starter Sessions)

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What People Are Saying

Frank Iversen, CEO, Perspektivgruppen (Denmark)

The first thing that I felt in this workshop was the “presence” and the trust that Alan and we as the participants created in the room. The way that Alan framed the workshop created a space of possibilities and lightness in connecting. I liked the way that he was aware and present in such an essential way. I could feel his passion and connection to all of us in the workshop during the entire three days.

There is both simplicity and power in the tools that we learned. I appreciate that very much. In particular, I like “The Three Questions” and “The Three Intelligences.” All of the tools and concepts cut to the core quickly—they cut to the energy level. And the energy moves you! The energy does the work. Amazing.

I look forward to more.

—Frank Iversen, Adm. Partner, Perspektivegruppen
2015-10-20T03:41:16+00:00
The first thing that I felt in this workshop was the “presence” and the trust that Alan and we as the participants created in the room. The way that Alan framed the workshop created a space of possibilities and lightness in connecting. I liked the way that he was aware and present in such an essential way. I could feel his passion and connection to all of us in the workshop during the entire three days. There is both simplicity and power in the tools that we learned. I appreciate that very much. In particular, I like “The Three Questions” and “The Three Intelligences.” All of the tools and concepts cut to the core quickly—they cut to the energy level. And the energy moves you! The energy does the work. Amazing. I look forward to more. —Frank Iversen, Adm. Partner, Perspektivegruppen

Kate Berry, Non-Profit Director (USA)

The tools and ideas and inspiration I gained from the amazing Transformation in Action workshop are truly rocking my world. I feel a deep sense of gratitude for the space Alan held for us over those 3 days, and for all of the questions he asked us to ask ourselves. Being able to step more fully into myself and embrace the journey of living with passion and intention has brought an increased sense of richness and depth to my life, both personally and professionally.

Since the workshop, I have continued to integrate these practices, principles, and truths into my life and look forward to expanding on what I have learned so far. Alan’s Transformational Presence work cracked me open, and I look forward to keeping myself open to “the flow” and the myriad of opportunities that await me in this world.

Thank you so much, Alan! I hope this wasn’t the last time we get to cross paths.

—Kate Berry, Director of Restorative Programming, Center for Restorative Youth Justice
2015-10-20T03:43:46+00:00
The tools and ideas and inspiration I gained from the amazing Transformation in Action workshop are truly rocking my world. I feel a deep sense of gratitude for the space Alan held for us over those 3 days, and for all of the questions he asked us to ask ourselves. Being able to step more fully into myself and embrace the journey of living with passion and intention has brought an increased sense of richness and depth to my life, both personally and professionally. Since the workshop, I have continued to integrate these practices, principles, and truths into my life and look forward to expanding on what I have learned so far. Alan’s Transformational Presence work cracked me open, and I look forward to keeping myself open to “the flow” and the myriad of opportunities that await me in this world. Thank you so much, Alan! I hope this wasn’t the last time we get to cross paths. —Kate Berry, Director of Restorative Programming, Center for Restorative Youth Justice

Karen Hallunbæk Schlesinger, PCC, ORSCC (Denmark)

I attended this three-day workshop for leaders and coaches in Denmark. The days were full of great and rich learning processes that served me both personally and professionally as an executive and leadership coach. The combination of short and precise definitions of the ideas and framework for Transformation in Action along with partner and small group exercises was the perfect balance for me.

Alan makes it very easy to learn, to be curious, and to just do it! He brings a simplicity and lightness to his work, even in processes that called forth something deep and important. He makes it not heavy and difficult, but rather just lets it all be OK. His smile, his ideas, and his way of establishing a relationship of trust and appreciative presence created a wonderful atmosphere for learning. The training had a natural feel—a good pace and flow.

It was a great pleasure to observe Alan coaching in front of the group—such a beautiful dance of following the energy and creating the best possible space for transformation to occur. I’m already applying what I learned in my work with clients and realize that there is still a lot to learn from Alan.

Karen Hallunbæk Schlesinger, PCC, ORSCC, Executive and Leadership Coach
2015-10-20T03:45:22+00:00
I attended this three-day workshop for leaders and coaches in Denmark. The days were full of great and rich learning processes that served me both personally and professionally as an executive and leadership coach. The combination of short and precise definitions of the ideas and framework for Transformation in Action along with partner and small group exercises was the perfect balance for me. Alan makes it very easy to learn, to be curious, and to just do it! He brings a simplicity and lightness to his work, even in processes that called forth something deep and important. He makes it not heavy and difficult, but rather just lets it all be OK. His smile, his ideas, and his way of establishing a relationship of trust and appreciative presence created a wonderful atmosphere for learning. The training had a natural feel—a good pace and flow. It was a great pleasure to observe Alan coaching in front of the group—such a beautiful dance of following the energy and creating the best possible space for transformation to occur. I’m already applying what I learned in my work with clients and realize that there is still a lot to learn from Alan. —Karen Hallunbæk Schlesinger, PCC, ORSCC, Executive and Leadership Coach

Cohen Ambrose, Theater Director / Professor (USA)

The Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action workshop was engaging, challenging, and embodied. We learned simple, practical tools and approaches (not methods!) that guided us toward allowing our greatest selves and ideas to manifest into reality. There is no “new-age” woo-woo, esoteric jargon or slogans—just applicable tools for the toolkit.

Working with Alan is like giving your conscience a voice: he somehow manages to get you to speak your truth yourself—a true teacher rather than a one-stop-fix-it-shop, talking head lecturer. His unique, ego-less approach as a coach and teacher has allowed me to relax into and find security in the unknown. Since the workshop, much of my fear and frustration has turned into excitement and possibility, which are much more positive and productive energies to bring into my office, classrooms, and rehearsal studio.

In this workshop, Alan lays the groundwork, but does not take the responsibility from you to make the changes you want to create for yourself, your clients/students/colleagues, and the world(s) around you. To anyone who is ready and willing to be vulnerable and take ownership of their work and their being in the world, I wholeheartedly encourage you to participate in and contribute to Transformation in Action.

Cohen Ambrose, Theatre Director and University Professor
2015-10-20T03:47:26+00:00
The Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action workshop was engaging, challenging, and embodied. We learned simple, practical tools and approaches (not methods!) that guided us toward allowing our greatest selves and ideas to manifest into reality. There is no “new-age” woo-woo, esoteric jargon or slogans—just applicable tools for the toolkit. Working with Alan is like giving your conscience a voice: he somehow manages to get you to speak your truth yourself—a true teacher rather than a one-stop-fix-it-shop, talking head lecturer. His unique, ego-less approach as a coach and teacher has allowed me to relax into and find security in the unknown. Since the workshop, much of my fear and frustration has turned into excitement and possibility, which are much more positive and productive energies to bring into my office, classrooms, and rehearsal studio. In this workshop, Alan lays the groundwork, but does not take the responsibility from you to make the changes you want to create for yourself, your clients/students/colleagues, and the world(s) around you. To anyone who is ready and willing to be vulnerable and take ownership of their work and their being in the world, I wholeheartedly encourage you to participate in and contribute to Transformation in Action. —Cohen Ambrose, Theatre Director and University Professor
Tracy Roberts

Tracy Roberts, Clinical Therapist, Wilderness Therapist (USA)

Weeks after the experience of the "Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action" three-day workshop, I find myself still asking with a playful and curious voice, “What do I know to be true?” For me, there are few words that can describe what I know and feel to be Transformational Presence and to define the experience I had with Alan and our group along the shores of Flathead Lake in Montana. The concept of Transformational Presence feels like the essence of my “rawest” self. It’s an intuition, a way of being, an inner wisdom, a feeling, a language, and a deep connection within myself. It's something that I already know well, yet that I cannot always access. I can still feel the essence of the workshop in my body and soul through somatic memories of conversations, experiential activities, and through the gathering of a collective energy that we as participants came to call "heart people."

Alan, thank you for holding the space for a little bit of magic to grow and be nurtured within us all. You have a true gift to teach, guide, and coach through creating transformative experiences, with the perfect balance of encouragement, challenge, and compassion.

—Tracy Roberts, Clinical Therapist, Wilderness Therapist, Summit Preparatory School, Kalispell, Montana

 

 
2015-11-03T20:34:59+00:00
Tracy Roberts
Weeks after the experience of the "Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action" three-day workshop, I find myself still asking with a playful and curious voice, “What do I know to be true?” For me, there are few words that can describe what I know and feel to be Transformational Presence and to define the experience I had with Alan and our group along the shores of Flathead Lake in Montana. The concept of Transformational Presence feels like the essence of my “rawest” self. It’s an intuition, a way of being, an inner wisdom, a feeling, a language, and a deep connection within myself. It's something that I already know well, yet that I cannot always access. I can still feel the essence of the workshop in my body and soul through somatic memories of conversations, experiential activities, and through the gathering of a collective energy that we as participants came to call "heart people." Alan, thank you for holding the space for a little bit of magic to grow and be nurtured within us all. You have a true gift to teach, guide, and coach through creating transformative experiences, with the perfect balance of encouragement, challenge, and compassion. —Tracy Roberts, Clinical Therapist, Wilderness Therapist, Summit Preparatory School, Kalispell, Montana    

Inger Maaløe, PCC (Denmark)

I could write a long novel expressing my gratitude to Alan Seale and telling about the benefits I received from the “Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action” course. Attending this course was a profound and life-changing experience. I learned to listen to and speak with my “heart language,” which takes my doing, being, feeling, and thinking to a greater synergetic level. Both for sensing my own life and for my ability to listen to my clients, it was so important to meet and learn from Alan in this all-too-short three-day course. I have learned awareness and compassion in their essence. I am already putting these methods and my experiences into practice and they have already made a big difference in both my life and my work. For that, I am very grateful.

The difference I found between this training and others is mostly due to Alan’s capability to “hold the spirit of the group,” to encourage participation, and to facilitate a synergy of mind, body, and soul. I highly recommend Alan’s programs to anyone who wants more insight and deeper awareness. You will grow both as the person you are called to be and as a compassionate coach—meeting others through yourself and yourself through others.

—Inger Maaløe, PCC, Senior Leadership and Team Facilitator
2015-10-20T03:48:56+00:00
I could write a long novel expressing my gratitude to Alan Seale and telling about the benefits I received from the “Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action” course. Attending this course was a profound and life-changing experience. I learned to listen to and speak with my “heart language,” which takes my doing, being, feeling, and thinking to a greater synergetic level. Both for sensing my own life and for my ability to listen to my clients, it was so important to meet and learn from Alan in this all-too-short three-day course. I have learned awareness and compassion in their essence. I am already putting these methods and my experiences into practice and they have already made a big difference in both my life and my work. For that, I am very grateful. The difference I found between this training and others is mostly due to Alan’s capability to “hold the spirit of the group,” to encourage participation, and to facilitate a synergy of mind, body, and soul. I highly recommend Alan’s programs to anyone who wants more insight and deeper awareness. You will grow both as the person you are called to be and as a compassionate coach—meeting others through yourself and yourself through others. —Inger Maaløe, PCC, Senior Leadership and Team Facilitator
Testimonial

Catherine Armstrong, Leadership and Team Coach (Canada)

The "Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action" three-day workshop provided a chance for me to reflect, share, heal and energize. Alan provided a safe space to consider our personal and professional opportunities and challenges. It was possible to explore, risk, and grow because we tapped into our own inner wisdom to gather information without judgment or evaluation. I came away feeling more committed to emerging opportunities and more confident in my ability to make informed decisions.

The methods and approaches that I learned will enhance the work I do with leaders and teams as they solve problems and explore opportunities in complex business environments.

—Catherine Armstrong, Armstrong Training & Development
2015-10-20T03:51:07+00:00
Testimonial
The "Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action" three-day workshop provided a chance for me to reflect, share, heal and energize. Alan provided a safe space to consider our personal and professional opportunities and challenges. It was possible to explore, risk, and grow because we tapped into our own inner wisdom to gather information without judgment or evaluation. I came away feeling more committed to emerging opportunities and more confident in my ability to make informed decisions. The methods and approaches that I learned will enhance the work I do with leaders and teams as they solve problems and explore opportunities in complex business environments. —Catherine Armstrong, Armstrong Training & Development

Jane Ratzlaff, Consultant (USA)

Wow! What an incredible experience. A friend encouraged me to sign up for this workshop, and I admit that I wondered what could be so transformational about leadership that I haven't been reading or hearing in the latest and greatest books or audio. Well, now I cannot thank my friend enough. I found some next steps to challenges that I have struggled with for months, discovered tools that I would never have imagined and met some incredible like-minded souls. Alan has an incredible, warm, engaging, humorous, and grounded presence that I enjoyed immensely. From a person who does not normally like multi-day workshops, I highly recommend this one!

—Jane Ratzlaff, Coach for Non-Profit Organizations
2015-10-20T03:53:25+00:00
Wow! What an incredible experience. A friend encouraged me to sign up for this workshop, and I admit that I wondered what could be so transformational about leadership that I haven't been reading or hearing in the latest and greatest books or audio. Well, now I cannot thank my friend enough. I found some next steps to challenges that I have struggled with for months, discovered tools that I would never have imagined and met some incredible like-minded souls. Alan has an incredible, warm, engaging, humorous, and grounded presence that I enjoyed immensely. From a person who does not normally like multi-day workshops, I highly recommend this one! —Jane Ratzlaff, Coach for Non-Profit Organizations

Tove Kugle, PCC (Denmark)

“Let the tools do the work,” Alan said, and indeed he gave us some very powerful tools for both personal and professional use. Most important for me though was to witness how Alan created and held the space for us and for the tools to work in. Had it not been for Alan’s spiritual, down-to-earth, and “present” awareness, the tools could never have accomplished the same profound shifts in energy. Thank you, Alan, for teaching how vital the presence is beyond the tools.

—Tove Kugle, Career Coach
2015-10-20T03:54:42+00:00
“Let the tools do the work,” Alan said, and indeed he gave us some very powerful tools for both personal and professional use. Most important for me though was to witness how Alan created and held the space for us and for the tools to work in. Had it not been for Alan’s spiritual, down-to-earth, and “present” awareness, the tools could never have accomplished the same profound shifts in energy. Thank you, Alan, for teaching how vital the presence is beyond the tools. —Tove Kugle, Career Coach

Jeannine Wirth (USA)

Alan takes big concepts and creates incredibly practical and simple tools for navigating life and leadership. He creates a workshop environment in which every participant can practice and learn--an environment that is non-judgmental, personal and fun. I have been putting off developing a new brochure about my work for months. Yet the day after the workshop, I was able to create the brochure with ease, finding just the right words to powerfully describe how I help organizations. Alan makes the process of transforming learning into action a seamless and easy motion.

—Jeannine Wirth, Owner, RiversQuest Consulting
2015-10-20T03:55:45+00:00
Alan takes big concepts and creates incredibly practical and simple tools for navigating life and leadership. He creates a workshop environment in which every participant can practice and learn--an environment that is non-judgmental, personal and fun. I have been putting off developing a new brochure about my work for months. Yet the day after the workshop, I was able to create the brochure with ease, finding just the right words to powerfully describe how I help organizations. Alan makes the process of transforming learning into action a seamless and easy motion. —Jeannine Wirth, Owner, RiversQuest Consulting

Jim MacNaughton, Project Manager (Canada)

A short while ago, I got to work with a somatic coach who I thanked at the end of our time together for returning my body to me. Alan took me a step further. Working with him I felt I saw my soul. Sounds corny, I know, but it is my truth. Alan brings a unique approach – simple, pragmatic, experiential, and impactful – working from a perspective that everything is energy in motion, a process unfolding, and that the universe is built on a matrix of relationships. What I learned and what I am taking into my coaching practice and my IT work is that the important thing is to not get caught up in the story, but to drive to the essence of the opportunity or problem, to sense the potential and to bring it to reality by being the person it is asking me to be. In a short three days, Alan provided an extremely useful set of tools and practices for me to be that person and to help others work towards achieving transformational change.

—Jim MacNaughton, Professional IT Project Manager and Personal Coach
2015-10-20T03:57:17+00:00
A short while ago, I got to work with a somatic coach who I thanked at the end of our time together for returning my body to me. Alan took me a step further. Working with him I felt I saw my soul. Sounds corny, I know, but it is my truth. Alan brings a unique approach – simple, pragmatic, experiential, and impactful – working from a perspective that everything is energy in motion, a process unfolding, and that the universe is built on a matrix of relationships. What I learned and what I am taking into my coaching practice and my IT work is that the important thing is to not get caught up in the story, but to drive to the essence of the opportunity or problem, to sense the potential and to bring it to reality by being the person it is asking me to be. In a short three days, Alan provided an extremely useful set of tools and practices for me to be that person and to help others work towards achieving transformational change. —Jim MacNaughton, Professional IT Project Manager and Personal Coach

Camilla Hvidbak Abildgaard, Leadership Consultant (Denmark)

The three-day workshop on “Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action” with Alan was really important to me. As he started his wrapping-up speech on the last day, I felt like crying. I did not want to let go of the way of sensing, feeling and being that this workshop had made possible for me. I felt happy, playful and deeply content. Connecting to my heart, exploring (rather than analyzing) and working intuitively with my dreams and challenges made me feel powerful and filled with love. And perhaps even more important: Alan’s holistic worldview is perfectly reflected in a simple and beautiful set of tools and questions that situate my dreams and challenges in a context of wholeness. Coming from there, finding a sense of direction and taking action becomes deeply motivated by love, connectedness and wanting to share. It makes me perceive other people as co-beings, rather than competitors. Exploring, developing and practicing my way into this holistic worldview (or “world-sense”—the word “worldview” seems way too analytical!) and the ways of thinking, feeling, sensing and questioning that grows from there, has become a strongly-felt imperative to me. Thank you, Alan.

—Camilla Hvidbak Abildgaard, Leadership Consultant, Yoga Teacher, and EMCC Certified Master Coach
2015-10-20T04:00:09+00:00
The three-day workshop on “Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action” with Alan was really important to me. As he started his wrapping-up speech on the last day, I felt like crying. I did not want to let go of the way of sensing, feeling and being that this workshop had made possible for me. I felt happy, playful and deeply content. Connecting to my heart, exploring (rather than analyzing) and working intuitively with my dreams and challenges made me feel powerful and filled with love. And perhaps even more important: Alan’s holistic worldview is perfectly reflected in a simple and beautiful set of tools and questions that situate my dreams and challenges in a context of wholeness. Coming from there, finding a sense of direction and taking action becomes deeply motivated by love, connectedness and wanting to share. It makes me perceive other people as co-beings, rather than competitors. Exploring, developing and practicing my way into this holistic worldview (or “world-sense”—the word “worldview” seems way too analytical!) and the ways of thinking, feeling, sensing and questioning that grows from there, has become a strongly-felt imperative to me. Thank you, Alan. —Camilla Hvidbak Abildgaard, Leadership Consultant, Yoga Teacher, and EMCC Certified Master Coach

Ginny Furshong, Manager (USA)

Thank you, Alan, for the gifts that you bring to our world. The topics at the Transformation in Action workshop were familiar to me through my individual coaching with Rebecca Johns and reading your books. However, through the workshop, I gained so much more insight and depth by having the opportunity to participate with a group of people. The group sharing and pair sharing greatly enriched my learning experience.

The Supplement material was great to have available after I took some time to process my experiences during the workshop. It helped bring home the concepts and enhanced my reflections on the activities from the workshop.

Finally, I think the biggest take-home for me was to use this experience and these tools to practice on myself first to build competence and confidence as I engage in our world.

Really great stuff, Alan. Thank you so much.

—Ginny Furshong, Health Improvement Section Manager, Montana DPHHS
2015-10-20T04:02:31+00:00
Thank you, Alan, for the gifts that you bring to our world. The topics at the Transformation in Action workshop were familiar to me through my individual coaching with Rebecca Johns and reading your books. However, through the workshop, I gained so much more insight and depth by having the opportunity to participate with a group of people. The group sharing and pair sharing greatly enriched my learning experience. The Supplement material was great to have available after I took some time to process my experiences during the workshop. It helped bring home the concepts and enhanced my reflections on the activities from the workshop. Finally, I think the biggest take-home for me was to use this experience and these tools to practice on myself first to build competence and confidence as I engage in our world. Really great stuff, Alan. Thank you so much. —Ginny Furshong, Health Improvement Section Manager, Montana DPHHS

Janelle Nelson, RN, BSN, MBA (USA)

Thank you, Alan Seale, for the practical tools I learned in this workshop—tools to enhance my curiosity, to trust and align my intuition with action—and for the deeper questions that lead to greater clarity. And thank you for your wisdom and time. It was an inspiring few days with 25 other curious and courageous people! I love having more tools in my toolbox as I "play" in the world!

—Janelle Nelson, Executive Director, Montana Independent Health Alliance
2015-10-20T04:03:42+00:00
Thank you, Alan Seale, for the practical tools I learned in this workshop—tools to enhance my curiosity, to trust and align my intuition with action—and for the deeper questions that lead to greater clarity. And thank you for your wisdom and time. It was an inspiring few days with 25 other curious and courageous people! I love having more tools in my toolbox as I "play" in the world! —Janelle Nelson, Executive Director, Montana Independent Health Alliance
Lois MacNaughton

Lois MacNaughton, Integral Master Coach, ACC (Canada)

I recently attended Alan's “Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action” workshop in Montana and I was delighted by how energizing the entire weekend was. This was largely due to Alan's gentle, experiential, and presence-based approach to coaching and teaching. He invites you into your own experience in a way that supports you to successfully put your learning into practice. My coaching clients have responded extremely well to my application of Alan's work. During this workshop, I also learned that I could have more fun with my clients—even executives! The way Alan works with energy in coaching was the most pleasant surprise for me. I had been separating my work as a coach from my "energy work." Watching Alan coach has allowed me to dissolve that divide.

Lois MacNaughton, Integral Master Coach, ACC
2015-11-01T18:32:15+00:00
Lois MacNaughton
I recently attended Alan's “Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action” workshop in Montana and I was delighted by how energizing the entire weekend was. This was largely due to Alan's gentle, experiential, and presence-based approach to coaching and teaching. He invites you into your own experience in a way that supports you to successfully put your learning into practice. My coaching clients have responded extremely well to my application of Alan's work. During this workshop, I also learned that I could have more fun with my clients—even executives! The way Alan works with energy in coaching was the most pleasant surprise for me. I had been separating my work as a coach from my "energy work." Watching Alan coach has allowed me to dissolve that divide. —Lois MacNaughton, Integral Master Coach, ACC