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Connecting With the Source Within

The classical music world lost a bright light on the night of March 1st. Joe Flummerfelt was a renowned choral conductor, teacher, and consummate artist. Leonard Bernstein called him the greatest choral conductor in the world. In his obituary, the New York Times named him the pre-eminent American choral conductor of his generation. For me,…

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How a Common Longing Can Transcend Differences

It was a small yet very diverse group – just 11 participants plus me. We ranged in age from 30s to 60s. All but one of us was currently living in the United States, yet in the whole group, there were five birth countries and three continents represented. Some of us were well established professionally…

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Three Questions That Can Help, No Matter What Is Happening

Whether you are facing an incredible opportunity or a paralyzing challenge, three simple yet powerful questions can help you get centered, focused, and grounded. They cut to the heart of the matter quickly by transcending intellect and going straight to the larger intuitive mind for answers. From there, clarity emerges and you find a next…

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Peace In Every Breath

A few weeks ago, I learned that a colleague was going through a time of transition with his elderly mother. In his words, “Her light is fading.” So I wrote to him to offer words of support. In return, I received a beautiful letter describing their recent time together – so gentle, so affirming, so…

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Picking Up the Pieces When Things Fall Apart

In my early professional years in New York City, I was blessed to hear Ram Dass speak many times. One of his most potent teachings for me began with the question: What is a broken heart but an open heart? It was with Ram Dass that I first learned to look for the gift in whatever…

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37 People, 11 Countries, 3 Magical Days – Reflections on the 2019 Transformational Presence Global Leadership Gathering

Magical, refreshing, inspiring, heart-opening, clarifying, illuminating, re-awakening, rejuvenating…these are all words that I heard from participants in the course of the three-day Transformational Presence Global Leadership Gathering that took place January 22-24 at Kantara just outside San José, Costa Rica. Kantara is the home and property of Transformational Presence graduate Karen Montealegre. Sprawling along the edge…

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Life is a dance. How we dance determines everything.

There is a saying, “May you live in interesting times.” It is purported to be an ancient Chinese curse hiding behind the guise of wishing you well. While no actual Chinese source has ever been found for this saying, we are certainly living in “interesting” times at the moment! When I zoom way out to…

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Alan Seale

Alan SealeAlan Seale, PCC, CTPC, MSC is an award-winning author, inspirational speaker, leadership and transformation coach, and the founder and director of the Center for Transformational Presence.

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