Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action
Transformational Presence: Leadership in Action—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 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 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 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 one-, 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.
See the Event Calendar for upcoming program details.
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
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.
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What People Are Saying
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What People Are Saying
Frank Iversen, CEO, Perspektivgruppen (Denmark)
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)
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)
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)
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, Clinical Therapist, Wilderness Therapist (USA)
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)
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
Catherine Armstrong, Leadership and Team Coach (Canada)
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)
—Jane Ratzlaff, Coach for Non-Profit Organizations
Tove Kugle, PCC (Denmark)
—Tove Kugle, Career Coach
Jeannine Wirth (USA)
—Jeannine Wirth, Owner, RiversQuest Consulting
Jim MacNaughton, Project Manager (Canada)
—Jim MacNaughton, Professional IT Project Manager and Personal Coach
Camilla Hvidbak Abildgaard, Leadership Consultant (Denmark)
—Camilla Hvidbak Abildgaard, Leadership Consultant, Yoga Teacher, and EMCC Certified Master Coach
Ginny Furshong, Manager (USA)
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)
—Janelle Nelson, Executive Director, Montana Independent Health Alliance
Lois MacNaughton, Integral Master Coach, ACC (Canada)
—Lois MacNaughton, Integral Master Coach, ACC