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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 of a canyon and looking across to an 80-meter waterfall, Karen shares this land with eight horses and three donkeys as well as many other two-legged, four-legged, multi-legged, no-legged, and winged creatures. Some of those creatures live here; others, like the monkeys, iguanas, vultures, and toucans, pass through frequently. Kantara (an Arabic word meaning “bridge”) provided a breath-taking setting for our 2019 Gathering. We were outdoors or in open-air spaces for the entire Gathering, fully embraced by all of the elements – earth, wind, fire, water, and open space.

This was the sixth Transformational Presence Global Gathering since 2013. However, this year’s Gathering had a very different feel from the previous ones. In past Gatherings, our focus has been more on sharing wisdom and best practices, as well as learning new Transformational Presence tools through masterclasses with me. While there was always a personal development component to each of the previous Gatherings, the greater focus was on the practice of Transformational Presence.

For 2019, our focus was much more on who are we called to be as Transformational Presence leaders, coaches, and facilitators. It was all about presence – the presence we are called to embody in order to support growth, development, and forward evolution within ourselves and the people and organizations we serve.

To that end, the theme for this year’s Global Gathering was Rejuvenate Your Senses, Replenish Your Soul, Revitalize Your Work in the World. In each of our three days together, we explored a different clause within that theme. Accompanying each daily theme were guiding questions:

Day 1 – Rejuvenate Your Senses – What is coming alive or being re-awakened inside of me?

Day 2 – Replenish Your Soul – Who am I called to be at this time in my life? What is waiting to open up from within me in my life and work now?

Day 3 – Revitalize Your Work in the World – What is the world asking me for now?

The 2019 Gathering was truly a community-created and community-led event. As you read on, you will note that many people from different countries were involved in facilitating our experience together. The core planning committee worked closely together for 18 months, listening to the Gathering and to Kantara for what wanted to happen in this event. A larger group of Gathering Stewards supported the co-creative process along the way through quarterly update calls. Then in the last few months, others stepped in to facilitate particular sessions or provide additional support. The planning and creative process was its own extraordinary journey. In the end, the Gathering itself felt like the “icing on the cake.”

Each day began at the hotel with an early morning meditation led by Caroline Veerman (Netherlands). Then during the 20-minute bus ride from the hotel to Kantara, Vivian Vleeshouwers (Netherlands) invited participants to observe their surroundings through the lens of a particular question. These two early morning sessions provided an energetic bridge between the hotel and Kantara, and were a prelude to the new day of exploration and discovery that awaited us.

Upon arrival on our first day, host Karen Montealegre welcomed us with a demonstration of making coffee in the traditional Costa Rican way. She explained a bit about the significance of coffee in Costa Rica’s history, and that even the land of Kantara had at one time been a coffee plantation.

Following the coffee demonstration, I had the privilege of leading the opening ceremony of the Gathering at the Kantara labyrinth. Christian Frey (France/Costa Rica), along with Karen Montealegre, had actually built this labyrinth for the first Transformational Presence workshop at Kantara in 2017. From the opening ceremony, Paulina Barnaś (Poland) and Vincent Sark (Netherlands) served as our Gathering Shepherds, guiding us seamlessly from one activity or session to another and helping us remain mindful of our daily themes and questions.

Geert Hofman (Germany) composed a suite of music especially for our Gathering – an incredible gift! His Song for Kantara was made up of nine individual pieces that accompanied us on our journey and created bridges between sessions. The Song for Kantara provided a beautiful soundscape for our unfolding experience together.

In the first official session of the Gathering, Joanna Zawada-Kubik (Poland) led us in a playful discovery of the patterns, textures, and rhythms that were waiting to be found in the natural tropical environs of Kantara. We were in a world very different from where most of us live. Joanna’s exercise helped us ground in the powerful earth energy of Kantara and awaken and rejuvenate all of our inner and outer senses.

The horses and donkeys of Kantara were an integral part of our three days. Much of the afternoon of the first day was spent in exercises with the horses to further heighten our senses and awareness, and to strengthen our connection with the more-than-human world. Throughout the Gathering, participants couldn’t stop talking about the deep insights they received from exercises with the horses and their constant presence. A special thank you to Karen Montealegre, Christian Frey, and Giselle Faubel (Colombia/United States) for facilitating our work with the horses.

Each day ended with beautiful movement and embodiment exercises led by Joanna Zawada-Kubik to anchor our discoveries and insights. Geert Hofman’s music provided the perfect bridge from the activities of the day into the quiet of the night.

“When the Solar Plexus and the Heart Go Dancing” was the title of the opening session of Day 2, co-led by Sander van Eekelen (Netherlands) and me. This session was all about finding the perfect balance between presence and action, being and doing, through “choreographing” your own presence-action dance.

Jo Boniszewski (Netherlands) then led us in one of the signature exercises from the Transformational Presence Leadership in Action course, “Learning Forward.” This powerful exercise helps us recognize the supportive learning from our past, as well as release beliefs and patterns that no longer serve us. Then as we step back into the present, we tap into the future to show us the way forward. The “Learning Forward” framework creates a beautiful bridge between our past, future, and present.

During the afternoon of Day 2, participants could choose to work with the horses in private coaching sessions, partner with a fellow participant for coaching, take some personal time with a spot on the grounds of Kantara that called out to them, or take a siesta in one of the hammocks scattered around the property. We wrapped up the day with another signature Transformational Presence exercise, “Inside, Outside, or On the Edge,” led by Kim Adams (United States) and Sascha Krijger (Netherlands).

As we gathered on the morning of Day 3, it was hard to believe that it was already our last day. The time had flown by, and we were savoring every moment with each other and with this incredible place called Kantara.

Using various spots on the land of Kantara to represent aspects of our lives, the morning of Day 3 was filled with a guided silent pilgrimage to deepen awareness of our present-day opportunities, challenges, and invitations. The question of Day 3 was: What is the world asking me for now? The purpose of the pilgrimage was to listen, sense, and feel the answers to that question. The answers we received then helped us recognize the bridges that are waiting to be built in our lives and work – bridges of connection, of relationship, of healing, of co-creation.

The “Pilgrimage” movement from Geert Hofman’s suite set the tone for our journey. I then led us across the great open park of Kantara to our first destination, the labyrinth. The labyrinth symbolized our inner landscape – the landscape of the soul. Here we explored the bridges waiting to be built between our inner and outer worlds.

From there, Karen Montealegre led us to a spot among the horses to discover the bridges waiting to be built between us and the more-than-human world.

Gabriella van Rooij (Netherlands) and Sander van Eekelen (Netherlands) led us to a giant Guanacaste tree, the national tree of Costa Rica, also known at Kantara as the “listening tree.” Gabriella and Sander invited us to be aware of places in our lives where we are being asked to listen in new or deeper ways.

Kim Adams and Sascha Krijger then led us to the canyon edge to discover the bridges that could carry us across the current “edges” in our lives.

Finally, Joanna Zawada-Kubik led us to the open spaces of the park to explore the potential waiting to unfold for us. What might we create if there were no limitations – nothing getting in our way? The Pilgrimage exercise was a powerful journey of the heart, taking us deeper in our awareness of where we are in our lives right now.

In the last session of the Gathering, Peggy MacArthur (United States) led a discovery meditation of the practices of giving and receiving. Following on Peggy’s meditation, Sascha Krijger and Kim Adams facilitated a beautiful open-air marketplace where we had the opportunity to give and receive support with one another going forward as we return home and continue our work in the world.

The joyous, gratitude-filled closing ceremony at the labyrinth concluded with dancing to Geert’s “Pura Vida” finale of the Song to Kantara, and a fabulous Costa Rican fiesta at the edge of the canyon!

There was a very special and unexpected moment in the fiesta that beautifully illustrated the global nature of our community. Two participants of the Gathering happened to be celebrating their birthdays on that day, and two others had birthdays in January. Arrangements had been made for a beautiful cake. Yet the best gift was the spontaneous outpouring of birthday songs in six languages! It was a thrilling moment.

The global Transformational Presence community is made up of people from 35 countries on six continents. That by itself is an extraordinary gift. However, when we are together, there are no borders. The 2019 Gathering reminded us once again that we are part of an extraordinary community of powerful hearts and gifted hands – a community that has gathered in the spirit of Transformational Presence. Transformational Presence is what binds us together. For that, we are forever grateful. It is a way of living that supports our learning, growth, and service, so that, together, we can continue to create a world that works.

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Karl Van Hoey

Karl Van Hoey (Belgium)

Participating in the Transformational Presence for Leaders and Coaches (TPLC) 5-day course was a necessary step on my journey towards my ICF/MCC credential. Without the Transformational Presence foundation course and mentoring, I would not have reached that goal, or at least not as quickly as I did.

Transformational Presence enabled me to evolve as a coach in 3 dimensions:

1. From "analyzing" to "exploring"
2. From "listening to" to "being together with"
3. From "conversing with" to "holding space for"

It turned out that the integration of exactly those 3 elements was the critical ingredient to grow my coaching presence to the MCC level. At that level, coaching is indeed much more about holding space for the coachee's own transformation and growth process rather than just listening and asking questions.

For me, the TPLC has also been about internal "cleaning" and finding new levels of personal maturity. Alan Seale's coaching, mentoring, and facilitating skills are—what shall I say—of an "extraterrestrial" nature. I have followed many, many coaching courses. Most of them were fine, a few were great, but TPLC was a life-shifting experience. I totally recommend TPLC for anyone wishing to self develop, and certainly for coaches wishing to attain the MCC credential through the ICF. Thank you, Alan.

Karl Van Hoey, MCC, CTPC
Executive and Team Coach
Belgium

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-25T09:35:42-04:00

Karl Van Hoey, MCC, CTPC
Executive and Team Coach
Belgium

Karl Van Hoey
Participating in the Transformational Presence for Leaders and Coaches (TPLC) 5-day course was a necessary step on my journey towards my ICF/MCC credential. Without the Transformational Presence foundation course and mentoring, I would not have reached that goal, or at least not as quickly as I did. Transformational Presence enabled me to evolve as a coach in 3 dimensions: 1. From "analyzing" to "exploring" 2. From "listening to" to "being together with" 3. From "conversing with" to "holding space for" It turned out that the integration of exactly those 3 elements was the critical ingredient to grow my coaching presence to the MCC level. At that level, coaching is indeed much more about holding space for the coachee's own transformation and growth process rather than just listening and asking questions. For me, the TPLC has also been about internal "cleaning" and finding new levels of personal maturity. Alan Seale's coaching, mentoring, and facilitating skills are—what shall I say—of an "extraterrestrial" nature. I have followed many, many coaching courses. Most of them were fine, a few were great, but TPLC was a life-shifting experience. I totally recommend TPLC for anyone wishing to self develop, and certainly for coaches wishing to attain the MCC credential through the ICF. Thank you, Alan.
Nicki McClusky

Nicki McClusky (USA)

There are very few people who are able to make a quantum, profound, and incredible impact in the lives of those they touch. Alan Seale is one of those few. He is clearly one of the most valuable leading-edge thinkers of our time. Transformational Presence is singularly the most impactful, inspiring, and useful course I have taken in my 8 ½ years of graduate school. I am grateful beyond words.

 

Nicki McClusky, CPC, CTPC
Former President, ICF St. Louis
Voice and Self-Development Coach, Psychotherapist, LPC, LCSW
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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2020-05-30T12:28:07-04:00

Nicki McClusky, CPC, CTPC
Former President, ICF St. Louis
Voice and Self-Development Coach, Psychotherapist, LPC, LCSW
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Nicki McClusky
There are very few people who are able to make a quantum, profound, and incredible impact in the lives of those they touch. Alan Seale is one of those few. He is clearly one of the most valuable leading-edge thinkers of our time. Transformational Presence is singularly the most impactful, inspiring, and useful course I have taken in my 8 ½ years of graduate school. I am grateful beyond words.  

Jim Parker (USA)

Alan Seale's Transformational Presence Leadership and Coach Training program has allowed me to transform my coaching, my life, and my relationships. The program delivered more than I expected. It was simple yet profound, and the coaching sessions were eye opening. It was so much more than just adding tools to your toolbox. And it provided me with CCEUs to renew my coaching credentials. I highly recommend this course to both new and seasoned coaches. 

Jim Parker, MCC
The Mentor Connection, Inc.
St. Louis, USA

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-06-17T16:45:17-04:00

Jim Parker, MCC
The Mentor Connection, Inc.
St. Louis, USA

Alan Seale's Transformational Presence Leadership and Coach Training program has allowed me to transform my coaching, my life, and my relationships. The program delivered more than I expected. It was simple yet profound, and the coaching sessions were eye opening. It was so much more than just adding tools to your toolbox. And it provided me with CCEUs to renew my coaching credentials. I highly recommend this course to both new and seasoned coaches. 

Sandra Peeters (Belgium)

I am not the flower-power type. I’m down to earth and rational. And I can be emotional. When I first subscribed to the TPLC course [Transformational Presence for Leaders and Coaches] I read Alan’s book Create a World That Worksin preparation. To be honest, I should say that I tried to read it. I just did not understand what Alan was writing about! Although I was very curious about the course, I have to admit that I was also skeptical.

It is only through experiencing Transformational Presence in the way that Alan presents it in this course that I could really get it. I didn’t recognize how intuitive I am and how significant that would be for me. This was a turning point. Yet I was still hesitant to introduce this approach into my work. I work with entrepreneurs who are also often down-to-earth and rational types like me.

However, thanks to the TPLM [Transformational Presence Leadership and Facilitation Mentoring Program], I made a huge shift and really stepped into my full potential. Since then, so many incredible things have happened. I implement Transformational Presence into my work and life now as if I have been doing it for many years. There’s no more hesitation, only confirmation that this is the way forward, for me, for my clients, and for my family.

I now have a clear elevator pitch when I go out to network. I feel very inspired to talk about soul and ego to entrepreneurs and to see how much they are intrigued about that. I am showing up as a Transformational Presence Coach. Creativity is flowing and I feel so grateful for Alan’s commitment to my learning process and for the community he has built.

Thank you, Alan. I’m quoting you when I say: You truly are a gift.

Sandra Peeters
Executive Coach
Antwerp, Belgium

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-25T09:42:45-04:00

Sandra Peeters
Executive Coach
Antwerp, Belgium

I am not the flower-power type. I’m down to earth and rational. And I can be emotional. When I first subscribed to the TPLC course [Transformational Presence for Leaders and Coaches] I read Alan’s book Create a World That Worksin preparation. To be honest, I should say that I tried to read it. I just did not understand what Alan was writing about! Although I was very curious about the course, I have to admit that I was also skeptical. It is only through experiencing Transformational Presence in the way that Alan presents it in this course that I could really get it. I didn’t recognize how intuitive I am and how significant that would be for me. This was a turning point. Yet I was still hesitant to introduce this approach into my work. I work with entrepreneurs who are also often down-to-earth and rational types like me. However, thanks to the TPLM [Transformational Presence Leadership and Facilitation Mentoring Program], I made a huge shift and really stepped into my full potential. Since then, so many incredible things have happened. I implement Transformational Presence into my work and life now as if I have been doing it for many years. There’s no more hesitation, only confirmation that this is the way forward, for me, for my clients, and for my family. I now have a clear elevator pitch when I go out to network. I feel very inspired to talk about soul and ego to entrepreneurs and to see how much they are intrigued about that. I am showing up as a Transformational Presence Coach. Creativity is flowing and I feel so grateful for Alan’s commitment to my learning process and for the community he has built. Thank you, Alan. I’m quoting you when I say: You truly are...
Lloyd Wigglesworth

Lloyd Wigglesworth (UK)

I can honestly say that this week has been one of life’s richest for me.  The journey from running companies into coaching has been a joyful learning journey but the TPLC programme with you has put a turbo-charger into all that.

The programme looked good on paper, it was highly recommended by those who had been on it before but the experience exceeded both of those in spades.  The frameworks are so well thought through and simple in application.  However the magic of the 5 days came from your own true, magnificent authenticity.  The real learning of Transformational Presence was in experiencing you.

I know I will not be alone in taking away the thrill that just a little bit of it may just have rubbed off on us as a group and individually.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Lloyd Wigglesworth
Executive Coach
The Alexander Partnership
London, England

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-30T12:34:55-04:00

Lloyd Wigglesworth
Executive Coach
The Alexander Partnership
London, England

Lloyd Wigglesworth
I can honestly say that this week has been one of life’s richest for me.  The journey from running companies into coaching has been a joyful learning journey but the TPLC programme with you has put a turbo-charger into all that. The programme looked good on paper, it was highly recommended by those who had been on it before but the experience exceeded both of those in spades.  The frameworks are so well thought through and simple in application.  However the magic of the 5 days came from your own true, magnificent authenticity.  The real learning of Transformational Presence was in experiencing you. I know I will not be alone in taking away the thrill that just a little bit of it may just have rubbed off on us as a group and individually. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Jo Boniszewski (The Netherlands)

I have yet to follow a coaching programme that has had more impact on me personally and professionally than the TPLC. I have learned how to cut straight to he core of an issue with my coaching clients in a light yet powerful way, work with whatever appears, and more forward together with speed and ease.

The coaching tools offered in the TPLC are hugely powerful in their simplicity. Deep insights, new opportunity, and greater awareness emerge quickly, regardless of how complex or emotionally charged my client's issue is. Transformational Presence has resulted in significant and sustainable growth for me and for my clients.

Jo Boniszewski, CTPC
Barefoot Training & Coaching
The Netherlands

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-06-17T16:52:21-04:00

Jo Boniszewski, CTPC
Barefoot Training & Coaching
The Netherlands

I have yet to follow a coaching programme that has had more impact on me personally and professionally than the TPLC. I have learned how to cut straight to he core of an issue with my coaching clients in a light yet powerful way, work with whatever appears, and more forward together with speed and ease. The coaching tools offered in the TPLC are hugely powerful in their simplicity. Deep insights, new opportunity, and greater awareness emerge quickly, regardless of how complex or emotionally charged my client's issue is. Transformational Presence has resulted in significant and sustainable growth for me and for my clients.

Gino Peremans (Belgium)

I had been struggling for a while to help my clients move from insights to action, from talking to doing, and to help them more fully own and start the changes they desired from within themselves. The TPLA, and Alan in particular, with his embodiment and wisdom, offered me the insights, tools and techniques to first transform myself. As I then began to embody my own personal transformation as a result of this course, shifts started happening with my clients as well. They began walking their talk.  

This program is a must for all who want to help organizations transform their culture and strategies towards their greatest potential! 

Gino Peremans
Founder of Aspiria
Transformation Consultant and Executive Coach

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-29T13:10:34-04:00

Gino Peremans
Founder of Aspiria
Transformation Consultant and Executive Coach

I had been struggling for a while to help my clients move from insights to action, from talking to doing, and to help them more fully own and start the changes they desired from within themselves. The TPLA, and Alan in particular, with his embodiment and wisdom, offered me the insights, tools and techniques to first transform myself. As I then began to embody my own personal transformation as a result of this course, shifts started happening with my clients as well. They began walking their talk.   This program is a must for all who want to help organizations transform their culture and strategies towards their greatest potential! 
Mary Ehrgood

Mary Ehrgood (USA)

This community and you, Alan, bring out the best in me, the best in all of us. You call us into coherence with heart, mind, and spirit. You set up learning and coaching structures for us, and then set us free by giving us space to discover and connect in our own ways. You are a phenomenal leader and mentor and I will love you forever!!! You give your best, and you give us the faith, trust, and love to be our best. This is your huge gift to us all.

Mary Ehrgood
Storyteller, Speaker, Witness
Walking beside you through all that life brings
Wisconsin, USA

 

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-30T12:43:59-04:00

Mary Ehrgood
Storyteller, Speaker, Witness
Walking beside you through all that life brings
Wisconsin, USA

 

Mary Ehrgood
This community and you, Alan, bring out the best in me, the best in all of us. You call us into coherence with heart, mind, and spirit. You set up learning and coaching structures for us, and then set us free by giving us space to discover and connect in our own ways. You are a phenomenal leader and mentor and I will love you forever!!! You give your best, and you give us the faith, trust, and love to be our best. This is your huge gift to us all.

Magnus Green (Sweden)

I have attended many training courses over the years, including my MBA education, as well as trainings in management, sales, and marketing. However, if I were asked to recommend just one of them, without hesitation I would choose the TPLC. This program has given me so much, both personally and professionally. And the access now to the Transformational Presence global community also provides me with resources and materials. My advice to you - do not hesitate. If your intuition says "yes" to the TPLC, go for it!

Magnus Green, Executive Coach
Sweden

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-06-18T15:48:42-04:00

Magnus Green, Executive Coach
Sweden

I have attended many training courses over the years, including my MBA education, as well as trainings in management, sales, and marketing. However, if I were asked to recommend just one of them, without hesitation I would choose the TPLC. This program has given me so much, both personally and professionally. And the access now to the Transformational Presence global community also provides me with resources and materials. My advice to you - do not hesitate. If your intuition says "yes" to the TPLC, go for it!

José Hendrikx (Belgium)

It must be about 5 years now since I met Alan for the first time. I was immediately taken by his energy and presence. The last two years Alan became my mentor.

In these years what really stood out for me is Alan’s gift to mentor without judgement. He guides gently, he helps you discover, and he is there when you fall down to help you get up again. He really helped me to discover and grow as a person and as a professional.

Today I feel more in balance than ever before, more in the present than I could ever imagine, more able to make conscious choices and stick with them.

In these past 5 years, Transformational Presence has been life changing for me and for the people around me. Life changing from its power, from the positive impact that it can create for people, organizations, and other systems, and from the easy approach to accessing this potential.

I am proud that I could have this experience, and I am honoured to be able to share this with the people and organisations I can serve.

José Hendrikx
Strategic Ideator and Business Booster
Straight Business Partners

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-29T13:33:23-04:00

José Hendrikx
Strategic Ideator and Business Booster
Straight Business Partners

It must be about 5 years now since I met Alan for the first time. I was immediately taken by his energy and presence. The last two years Alan became my mentor. In these years what really stood out for me is Alan’s gift to mentor without judgement. He guides gently, he helps you discover, and he is there when you fall down to help you get up again. He really helped me to discover and grow as a person and as a professional. Today I feel more in balance than ever before, more in the present than I could ever imagine, more able to make conscious choices and stick with them. In these past 5 years, Transformational Presence has been life changing for me and for the people around me. Life changing from its power, from the positive impact that it can create for people, organizations, and other systems, and from the easy approach to accessing this potential. I am proud that I could have this experience, and I am honoured to be able to share this with the people and organisations I can serve.
Brita Berglund

Brita Berglund (Iceland)

Finding and participating in the TPLC program was a bit like coming home. The program—and the Transformational Presence work—combined the somewhat scattered thoughts, knowledge, and ideas that I already had into a clear, logical and very accessible system.

I liked the mix of theory and simple but powerful exercises, putting the theory into praxis. The basic Transformational Presence exercises and concepts offer endless opportunities for combinations and improvisations, and thus for working intuitively with clients in a way that serves them and helps them to their greatness.

What I find unique with the Transformational Presence work is the focus on energy and deeper levels of transformation, i.e. more on the “being” part than the “doing” part of our human lives, than other coaching teachings I have come across. And on serving a greater good. Alan himself “walked his talk” every minute of the program and was totally present with us. Thank you, Alan!

Brita Berglund, ACC
Coach and Environmental Communicator
Iceland

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-30T12:51:37-04:00

Brita Berglund, ACC
Coach and Environmental Communicator
Iceland

Brita Berglund
Finding and participating in the TPLC program was a bit like coming home. The program—and the Transformational Presence work—combined the somewhat scattered thoughts, knowledge, and ideas that I already had into a clear, logical and very accessible system. I liked the mix of theory and simple but powerful exercises, putting the theory into praxis. The basic Transformational Presence exercises and concepts offer endless opportunities for combinations and improvisations, and thus for working intuitively with clients in a way that serves them and helps them to their greatness. What I find unique with the Transformational Presence work is the focus on energy and deeper levels of transformation, i.e. more on the “being” part than the “doing” part of our human lives, than other coaching teachings I have come across. And on serving a greater good. Alan himself “walked his talk” every minute of the program and was totally present with us. Thank you, Alan!

Mia Petré-Lennerman (Sweden)

Respectful, effective, impressive, and transformative - leadership and coaching at its best. Alan leads authentically, lovingly, and quickly to the essence of any change that is longing to be made. I wish I had had the opportunity to learn from Alan far earlier in my career as a leader and as a coach.

Mia Petré-Lennerman
mp3Consulting
Sweden

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-06-18T15:51:52-04:00

Mia Petré-Lennerman
mp3Consulting
Sweden

Respectful, effective, impressive, and transformative - leadership and coaching at its best. Alan leads authentically, lovingly, and quickly to the essence of any change that is longing to be made. I wish I had had the opportunity to learn from Alan far earlier in my career as a leader and as a coach.
Shane Peterman

Shane Peterman (USA)

Simply put, this work and this dear man Alan Seale brought me home. Home to my authentic self.

I have been working with Alan since 2000 when I was a young singer/actor in my twenties in New York City. To say my life was merely changed through working with him would be to not fully recognize its importance.

Alan's work is truly transformational in every way. My soul mission is my compass. My life vision (I'm now on my 2nd 15 year plan) is my road map. My continued work with Alan has helped me learn to listen to the knowledge from within. Our work together is fuel that truly feeds my soul.

Every major decision of my life for the last two decades has been vetted through this work, be it personal or business, in a most loving and enlightening way. I recommend coaching and mentoring with Alan to anyone who truly seeks clarity and vision for whatever they may be looking toward. 

Shane Peterman
Producing Artistic Director, WaterTower Theatre
CEO/Co-Founder, The Acting Studio
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-29T14:01:17-04:00

Shane Peterman
Producing Artistic Director, WaterTower Theatre
CEO/Co-Founder, The Acting Studio
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

Shane Peterman
Simply put, this work and this dear man Alan Seale brought me home. Home to my authentic self. I have been working with Alan since 2000 when I was a young singer/actor in my twenties in New York City. To say my life was merely changed through working with him would be to not fully recognize its importance. Alan's work is truly transformational in every way. My soul mission is my compass. My life vision (I'm now on my 2nd 15 year plan) is my road map. My continued work with Alan has helped me learn to listen to the knowledge from within. Our work together is fuel that truly feeds my soul. Every major decision of my life for the last two decades has been vetted through this work, be it personal or business, in a most loving and enlightening way. I recommend coaching and mentoring with Alan to anyone who truly seeks clarity and vision for whatever they may be looking toward. 
Jen Sellers

Jen Sellers (USA)

Alan’s presence is unique and has a depth rarely found. From the first exercise on, he created a space of connection, a space in which it was safe to explore and experiment, a container for people to transform and to participate in one another’s transformation. I highly recommend Transformational Presence programs if you want to cut through story and work at the level of energy to transform yourself and to support others in the transformations they’re looking for. The tools you will gain have incredible depth and are amazingly practical.

Jen Sellers, MCC
Executive Coach
Tucson, Arizona, USA

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-30T12:56:53-04:00

Jen Sellers, MCC
Executive Coach
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Jen Sellers
Alan’s presence is unique and has a depth rarely found. From the first exercise on, he created a space of connection, a space in which it was safe to explore and experiment, a container for people to transform and to participate in one another’s transformation. I highly recommend Transformational Presence programs if you want to cut through story and work at the level of energy to transform yourself and to support others in the transformations they’re looking for. The tools you will gain have incredible depth and are amazingly practical.

Katarina Cars (Sweden)

Alan Seale has a magnificent way of leading individuals and groups through a process of personal discovery. His way of coaching seems at first so simple, and yet it is so rich and profound. I first met Alan in 2012 and immediately understood that I could learn and grow as a leader, as a coach, and as a person through his teachings. Over the last few years, I have participated in most of Alan's courses. The TPLC was a breakthrough moment for me, both professionally and personally. Sweden needs Alan's work, and I'm very excited to host him in Sweden in 2021. 

Katarina Cars
Cars Consulting Group
Sweden

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-06-18T15:57:53-04:00

Katarina Cars
Cars Consulting Group
Sweden

Alan Seale has a magnificent way of leading individuals and groups through a process of personal discovery. His way of coaching seems at first so simple, and yet it is so rich and profound. I first met Alan in 2012 and immediately understood that I could learn and grow as a leader, as a coach, and as a person through his teachings. Over the last few years, I have participated in most of Alan's courses. The TPLC was a breakthrough moment for me, both professionally and personally. Sweden needs Alan's work, and I'm very excited to host him in Sweden in 2021. 

Michel Barth (The Netherlands)

Alan has the gift of listening really well and intuitively posing the kind of questions that help me see new and better perspectives during all our talks. He helps me see where the energy is and what role I really want to play. His interventions invite me to operate from my strength as well as see the bigger scheme of things. Alan is also fun to work with and down to earth when I needed to land!

Michel Barth
Founder, Betterpreneurs
The Netherlands

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-29T14:15:03-04:00

Michel Barth
Founder, Betterpreneurs
The Netherlands

Alan has the gift of listening really well and intuitively posing the kind of questions that help me see new and better perspectives during all our talks. He helps me see where the energy is and what role I really want to play. His interventions invite me to operate from my strength as well as see the bigger scheme of things. Alan is also fun to work with and down to earth when I needed to land!

Joanna Zawada-Kubik (Poland)

From the beginning the Transformational Presence work impressed with its depth, simplicity, and powerful combination of presence and choice. To be able to create space like that requires nothing less than mastery. This is how Alan’s work is different from any other. Until I became involved in this work, I only knew how to make big changes through sweat, drama, and tears. Alan has shown me that transformation is possible through the stillness of the quiet heart. The greatest takeaway for me has been becoming aware that struggle and difficulty was my choice.

The Transformational Presence courses are for me much more trainings—they offer invitations, once and for all, to declare who I choose to be in my life and what I want to support with my energy and actions.

 

Joanna Zawada, Kubik, MCC, CTPC
Executive and Team Coach
Coachways
Poland

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-30T13:10:55-04:00

Joanna Zawada, Kubik, MCC, CTPC
Executive and Team Coach
Coachways
Poland

From the beginning the Transformational Presence work impressed with its depth, simplicity, and powerful combination of presence and choice. To be able to create space like that requires nothing less than mastery. This is how Alan’s work is different from any other. Until I became involved in this work, I only knew how to make big changes through sweat, drama, and tears. Alan has shown me that transformation is possible through the stillness of the quiet heart. The greatest takeaway for me has been becoming aware that struggle and difficulty was my choice. The Transformational Presence courses are for me much more trainings—they offer invitations, once and for all, to declare who I choose to be in my life and what I want to support with my energy and actions.  

Lilia Dicu (Romania)

I highly recommend TPLC and Supervised Mentor Coaching for those who want to make a significant step forward in their evolution. Not only does it open the door of ancient wisdom; it provides a practical, easy-to-live-and-use approach for being and doing. If you want to develop your own higher knowledge and wisdom, to equally understand and feel where you are, who you are, and the impact of your presence in the world, and help others to do the same, then enroll in the TPLC. Transformational Presence is a breakthrough approach.

Lilia Dicu, MCC, CTPC
Daring Executive Coach
Romania

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-06-18T16:02:29-04:00

Lilia Dicu, MCC, CTPC
Daring Executive Coach
Romania

I highly recommend TPLC and Supervised Mentor Coaching for those who want to make a significant step forward in their evolution. Not only does it open the door of ancient wisdom; it provides a practical, easy-to-live-and-use approach for being and doing. If you want to develop your own higher knowledge and wisdom, to equally understand and feel where you are, who you are, and the impact of your presence in the world, and help others to do the same, then enroll in the TPLC. Transformational Presence is a breakthrough approach.
Maciej Szturmowicz

Maciej Szturmowicz (Poland)

I signed up for the TPLC Course in search for new coaching tools. However, I found there the new operating system for my life.

Maciej Szturmowicz
Mind & Soul Center
Strategic Advisor, Change Integrator
Warsaw, Poland

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-29T14:45:53-04:00

Maciej Szturmowicz
Mind & Soul Center
Strategic Advisor, Change Integrator
Warsaw, Poland

Maciej Szturmowicz
I signed up for the TPLC Course in search for new coaching tools. However, I found there the new operating system for my life.
Sander van Eekelen

Sander van Eekelen (The Netherlands)

Since 2012, I have had the privilege to be enormously inspired and empowered by Alan and his work. I had already taken many steps in my journey from being a “thinker” to being a high-sensitive “feeler,” yet working with Alan took me to a much higher level.

What has helped me in particular is, simply put, Alan’s presence. In an open, totally non-judgmental way, he invites you to explore whatever is arising for you so that you can understand or receive the insights that are waiting for you. He effortlessly creates an environment in which you can easily tap into more intuitive sources of knowing. His unique approach to coaching and leadership creates a strong interconnection between “being” and “doing” that has enabled me to fully enjoy life with a quiet mind, a relaxed body, and an inspired heart!

Integrating Transformational Presence into my work has brought an ease and acceptance to my coaching that allows me to be present with my clients on a very deep level.

Sander van Eekelen, CTPC
Transformational Coach
Shifts Happen
The Netherlands

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-30T13:16:02-04:00

Sander van Eekelen, CTPC
Transformational Coach
Shifts Happen
The Netherlands

Sander van Eekelen
Since 2012, I have had the privilege to be enormously inspired and empowered by Alan and his work. I had already taken many steps in my journey from being a “thinker” to being a high-sensitive “feeler,” yet working with Alan took me to a much higher level. What has helped me in particular is, simply put, Alan’s presence. In an open, totally non-judgmental way, he invites you to explore whatever is arising for you so that you can understand or receive the insights that are waiting for you. He effortlessly creates an environment in which you can easily tap into more intuitive sources of knowing. His unique approach to coaching and leadership creates a strong interconnection between “being” and “doing” that has enabled me to fully enjoy life with a quiet mind, a relaxed body, and an inspired heart! Integrating Transformational Presence into my work has brought an ease and acceptance to my coaching that allows me to be present with my clients on a very deep level.

José Hendrikx (Belgium)

It must be about 5 years since I met Alan for the first time. I was immediately taken by his energy and presence. In the last two years, Alan became my mentor. During this time, whaat has really stood out for me is Alan’s gift to mentor without judgement. He guides gently and helps you to discover. He is there when you fall down, and then helps you get up again. He really helped me discover and grow as a person and as a professional.

Today I feel more in balance than ever before, more in the present than I could ever have imagined, and more able to make conscious choices and stick with them. Transformational Presence has been life-changing for me and for the people around me. Life-changing from its power; from the positive impact that it can create for people, organizations, and other systems; and from how easy it actually is to access this potential.

I am proud that I could have this experience, and I am honoured to be able to share this with the people and organisations that I serve. 

 

José Hendrikx, Strategic Ideator and Business Booster
Straight Business Partners
Belgium

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-06-21T18:36:35-04:00

José Hendrikx, Strategic Ideator and Business Booster
Straight Business Partners
Belgium

It must be about 5 years since I met Alan for the first time. I was immediately taken by his energy and presence. In the last two years, Alan became my mentor. During this time, whaat has really stood out for me is Alan’s gift to mentor without judgement. He guides gently and helps you to discover. He is there when you fall down, and then helps you get up again. He really helped me discover and grow as a person and as a professional. Today I feel more in balance than ever before, more in the present than I could ever have imagined, and more able to make conscious choices and stick with them. Transformational Presence has been life-changing for me and for the people around me. Life-changing from its power; from the positive impact that it can create for people, organizations, and other systems; and from how easy it actually is to access this potential. I am proud that I could have this experience, and I am honoured to be able to share this with the people and organisations that I serve.   

Beth Masterman (USA)

After the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coach Training, I feel gratitude, joy, inspiration, and eagerness. The blend of teaching, interactive exercises, and space for feelings and insights to emerge was masterful. Each day built upon the last, and each break allowed for discoveries to take hold. The clarity of the exercises and their purpose was extremely valuable. The tools and exercises are accessible, surprisingly simple, and still powerful coaching tools that are unlike anything offered in popular certification and workshop approaches.

The work offered by Alan is alive and includes space for everyone to adapt the concepts and tools into their own practice. Alan offers a fascinating challenging body of work that requires practice and understanding, but not strict compliance. It’s a great blend of business, art, science, imagination, and humanity.

Alan and his team present with confidence and equanimity. The program offers challenging and yet surprisingly simple concepts for study and exercises for experience. Alan creates and holds a safe space for everyone to learn and discover how Transformational Presence techniques can be integrated into their own lives and their professional practices. What I learned will not be easily forgotten. My approach has changed because of the experience.

Beth Masterman
Masterman Executive Coaching, Inc.
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-29T15:07:53-04:00

Beth Masterman
Masterman Executive Coaching, Inc.
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

After the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coach Training, I feel gratitude, joy, inspiration, and eagerness. The blend of teaching, interactive exercises, and space for feelings and insights to emerge was masterful. Each day built upon the last, and each break allowed for discoveries to take hold. The clarity of the exercises and their purpose was extremely valuable. The tools and exercises are accessible, surprisingly simple, and still powerful coaching tools that are unlike anything offered in popular certification and workshop approaches. The work offered by Alan is alive and includes space for everyone to adapt the concepts and tools into their own practice. Alan offers a fascinating challenging body of work that requires practice and understanding, but not strict compliance. It’s a great blend of business, art, science, imagination, and humanity. Alan and his team present with confidence and equanimity. The program offers challenging and yet surprisingly simple concepts for study and exercises for experience. Alan creates and holds a safe space for everyone to learn and discover how Transformational Presence techniques can be integrated into their own lives and their professional practices. What I learned will not be easily forgotten. My approach has changed because of the experience.
Marjanke de Cock

Marjanke de Cock (The Netherlands)

Several years ago, as an experienced business coach, I jumped into the Transformational Presence world with Alan and the TPLC training. What an experience-based learning of who we really are and what our bigger potential is, without all of our stories that get in the way! Alan makes it so practical, so friendly, so natural, so aligned, so all-inclusive.

In addition to my personal growth of feeling more confident and grounded, I am able to support teams and organizations much more easily now—to help them get out of being stuck in their challenges and situations and moving them towards their greater potential.

The additional Mentor Coaching Class with Alan was spot on my potential in being and coaching, and it deepened my focus on transforming the client’s relationship towards the issue or topic that we are working with rather than just trying to “fix” the issue. This makes a huge difference in our work. What a great and inspiring coach you are, Alan. A big thank you!

Marjanke de Cock, CTPC
Business Coach
Partners in Leadership Facilitator
The Netherlands

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-30T13:22:37-04:00

Marjanke de Cock, CTPC
Business Coach
Partners in Leadership Facilitator
The Netherlands

Marjanke de Cock
Several years ago, as an experienced business coach, I jumped into the Transformational Presence world with Alan and the TPLC training. What an experience-based learning of who we really are and what our bigger potential is, without all of our stories that get in the way! Alan makes it so practical, so friendly, so natural, so aligned, so all-inclusive. In addition to my personal growth of feeling more confident and grounded, I am able to support teams and organizations much more easily now—to help them get out of being stuck in their challenges and situations and moving them towards their greater potential. The additional Mentor Coaching Class with Alan was spot on my potential in being and coaching, and it deepened my focus on transforming the client’s relationship towards the issue or topic that we are working with rather than just trying to “fix” the issue. This makes a huge difference in our work. What a great and inspiring coach you are, Alan. A big thank you!
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Jayne Garrett (USA)

As a huge fan of Alan Seale and the Transformational Presence community, I participated in the "Manifestation: Bring Your Vision to Life" virtual program based on one of Alan's books, The Manifestation WheelThe Zoom experience provided a weekly platform for sharing, learning and giving life to what was yearning in our hearts. Alan's amazing talent and skill guided our energy while we navigated the manifestation steps to realize our individual visions. I especially recommend and appreciated the Zoom format as the class size on one screen allowed for an intimate connection with participants from around the globe. The outcome of this program will be long remembered as I continue to give life to my vision with joy and gratitude. 

 

Jayne Garrett
Leadership Development
United States

The Center for Transformational Presence
2021-06-12T14:03:01-04:00

Jayne Garrett
Leadership Development
United States

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As a huge fan of Alan Seale and the Transformational Presence community, I participated in the "Manifestation: Bring Your Vision to Life" virtual program based on one of Alan's books, The Manifestation Wheel. The Zoom experience provided a weekly platform for sharing, learning and giving life to what was yearning in our hearts. Alan's amazing talent and skill guided our energy while we navigated the manifestation steps to realize our individual visions. I especially recommend and appreciated the Zoom format as the class size on one screen allowed for an intimate connection with participants from around the globe. The outcome of this program will be long remembered as I continue to give life to my vision with joy and gratitude.   
Gabriella van Rooij

Gabriella van Rooij (The Netherlands)

My first encounter with the work of Alan Seale in 2007 opened me up to a whole new way of thinking and perceiving the world. Working closely with him since then in many workshops and trainings has completely changed my approach in supporting and coaching entrepreneurs in developing countries around the world—work I’ve been privileged to do for many years as a senior expert of the PUM (the Dutch Manager Deployment Program).  

By embracing this work and collaborating with Alan Seale in bringing his work to Europe, I learned who I truly am and discovered my ability to bring others to their own talents and gifts. Because this work has brought so much to me, I set up the Seale Foundation in 2010 to support and promote Alan Seale and his work, initially in The Netherlands and Belgium, and now throughout other parts of the world.

Gabriella van Rooij
Director, Seale Foundation
The Netherlands

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-29T15:18:38-04:00

Gabriella van Rooij
Director, Seale Foundation
The Netherlands

Gabriella van Rooij
My first encounter with the work of Alan Seale in 2007 opened me up to a whole new way of thinking and perceiving the world. Working closely with him since then in many workshops and trainings has completely changed my approach in supporting and coaching entrepreneurs in developing countries around the world—work I’ve been privileged to do for many years as a senior expert of the PUM (the Dutch Manager Deployment Program).   By embracing this work and collaborating with Alan Seale in bringing his work to Europe, I learned who I truly am and discovered my ability to bring others to their own talents and gifts. Because this work has brought so much to me, I set up the Seale Foundation in 2010 to support and promote Alan Seale and his work, initially in The Netherlands and Belgium, and now throughout other parts of the world.
Kate Harper

Kate Harper (USA)

I knew the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coaching program would be a safe space to learn and explore, and I fully expected to take my coaching to a new level. However, the program blew me away. I was personally transformed—getting answers to who I am called to be as a coach. And I left with deeply essential yet truly practical tools to facilitate the transformation of my own clients.

The Transformational Presence courses are  for everyone—coach, leader, facilitator, human beings called to co-create with what wants to happen from the largest perspective and potential and make a real difference in the world.

Kate Harper, PCC
Executive Coach
USA

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-30T13:26:24-04:00

Kate Harper, PCC
Executive Coach
USA

Kate Harper
I knew the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coaching program would be a safe space to learn and explore, and I fully expected to take my coaching to a new level. However, the program blew me away. I was personally transformed—getting answers to who I am called to be as a coach. And I left with deeply essential yet truly practical tools to facilitate the transformation of my own clients. The Transformational Presence courses are  for everyone—coach, leader, facilitator, human beings called to co-create with what wants to happen from the largest perspective and potential and make a real difference in the world.
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Luc Limère (Belgium)

Words are not enough to express the general feeling of wonder and fulfillment I experienced in the TPLA. The authenticity with which Alan guided us through this programme appealed to me the most. In addition to the beautiful build-up and structure that kept on leading to more depth.

Alan's authenticity and calmness are unique. Next to the nice, linear build up of a deep awareness and consciousness of the working tools. 

Through the beautiful variety of connections with Alan, the participants and myself, I was able to fully enjoy the depth of the programme. I did not feel any disadvantage of the online form in any way. On the contrary, I was able to experience extra surprise and diversity in the break-out sessions. In addition, Zoom lends itself very well as a programme to easily facilitate this size of group [approximately 40 participants].

A warm and grateful thank you to the whole team and Alan in particular.

Luc Limère
Transformational Catalyst
Founder groWiSe
Belgium
The Center for Transformational Presence
2021-01-30T11:08:05-05:00
Luc Limere photo
Words are not enough to express the general feeling of wonder and fulfillment I experienced in the TPLA. The authenticity with which Alan guided us through this programme appealed to me the most. In addition to the beautiful build-up and structure that kept on leading to more depth. Alan's authenticity and calmness are unique. Next to the nice, linear build up of a deep awareness and consciousness of the working tools.  Through the beautiful variety of connections with Alan, the participants and myself, I was able to fully enjoy the depth of the programme. I did not feel any disadvantage of the online form in any way. On the contrary, I was able to experience extra surprise and diversity in the break-out sessions. In addition, Zoom lends itself very well as a programme to easily facilitate this size of group [approximately 40 participants]. A warm and grateful thank you to the whole team and Alan in particular. Luc Limère Transformational Catalyst Founder groWiSe Belgium

Svetlana Pitkianen (Russia)

Thank you! I am so happy that I took part in TPLC in Poland. I met such great people here! Because of Transformational Presence, I started to look on things and myself differently - more from perspective of soul and heart rather than ego and head. I am coming back to who I am.

Svetlana Pitkianen
Department Manager, IKEA Russia
Russia

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-29T14:50:56-04:00

Svetlana Pitkianen
Department Manager, IKEA Russia
Russia

Thank you! I am so happy that I took part in TPLC in Poland. I met such great people here! Because of Transformational Presence, I started to look on things and myself differently - more from perspective of soul and heart rather than ego and head. I am coming back to who I am.

Ineke Raaijmakers (The Netherlands)

Alan is Transformational Presence (and a transformational present). I’ve studied both Transformational Presence and Theory U (Otto Scharmer’s work). Alan brings Theory U alive. Alan uses not so many words, but rather helps you experience (your) potential through his powerful tools. To me, being aligned is most important. Then I’m the instrument.

It’s hard to explain in words how Transformational Presence has enriched my life and work. To put it simply, it reduces drama and brings a lot more choice, commitment, and vitality. So necessary in these times.

 

Ineke Raaijmakers
Coach/Advisor
Maxima Medisch Centrum
The Netherlands

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-30T13:30:59-04:00

Ineke Raaijmakers
Coach/Advisor
Maxima Medisch Centrum
The Netherlands

Alan is Transformational Presence (and a transformational present). I’ve studied both Transformational Presence and Theory U (Otto Scharmer’s work). Alan brings Theory U alive. Alan uses not so many words, but rather helps you experience (your) potential through his powerful tools. To me, being aligned is most important. Then I’m the instrument. It’s hard to explain in words how Transformational Presence has enriched my life and work. To put it simply, it reduces drama and brings a lot more choice, commitment, and vitality. So necessary in these times.  
Carrie Doubts

Carrie Doubts (USA)

The content of the TPLA is simply brilliant, and Alan's delivery of his curriculum is exemplary in so many ways. I loved the balance of experiential learning through participating in the exercises, learning new material, and interacting with Alan and the other participants.

Alan blends wisdom with curiosity and invites the participants to interact with the information in ways that support integration. He is masterful at explaining complex concepts in ways that inspired me to go out and use what I'd learned immediately with my clients. At the same time, Alan is so down to earth and likable, and a wise soul at the same time. He is able to step forward and step back with humility and create a safe space for learning. His is a very rare skill.

I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to step into greater leadership in their lives, both professionally and personally.

Carrie Doubts, Owner
Life's Next Chapter Coaching
United States
The Center for Transformational Presence
2021-01-30T11:19:11-05:00
Carrie Doubts
The content of the TPLA is simply brilliant, and Alan's delivery of his curriculum is exemplary in so many ways. I loved the balance of experiential learning through participating in the exercises, learning new material, and interacting with Alan and the other participants. Alan blends wisdom with curiosity and invites the participants to interact with the information in ways that support integration. He is masterful at explaining complex concepts in ways that inspired me to go out and use what I'd learned immediately with my clients. At the same time, Alan is so down to earth and likable, and a wise soul at the same time. He is able to step forward and step back with humility and create a safe space for learning. His is a very rare skill. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to step into greater leadership in their lives, both professionally and personally. Carrie Doubts, Owner Life's Next Chapter Coaching United States
Gijs Dullaert

Gijs Dullaert (The Netherlands)

So much has happened for me since I was first introduced to the Transformational Presence work. No matter what is going on, my grounding in Transformational Presence is never far away. Decision-making, both day-to-day and long-term, are so much easier and clearer now. I can still get caught on a personal rollercoaster from time to time, yet now I realize that it happens when I need to let go of something and take a big step forward. And now when the rollercoaster appears, I have tools and frameworks that help me quickly get grounded again, find clarity, and take action. I’m also getting better and faster at recognizing the rollercoaster before it sweeps me away.

More and more, I’m able to be a “vessel” for the things that need to happen. Most important to me is that I’m feeling much more at home in myself. My internal fire is so much stronger than ever before. I feel so privileged to have been introduced to Transformational Presence and to continue receiving its incredible gifts.

Gijs Dullaert,
Entrepreneur and CEO AIMMS
The Netherlands

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-30T09:29:36-04:00

Gijs Dullaert,
Entrepreneur and CEO AIMMS
The Netherlands

Gijs Dullaert
So much has happened for me since I was first introduced to the Transformational Presence work. No matter what is going on, my grounding in Transformational Presence is never far away. Decision-making, both day-to-day and long-term, are so much easier and clearer now. I can still get caught on a personal rollercoaster from time to time, yet now I realize that it happens when I need to let go of something and take a big step forward. And now when the rollercoaster appears, I have tools and frameworks that help me quickly get grounded again, find clarity, and take action. I’m also getting better and faster at recognizing the rollercoaster before it sweeps me away. More and more, I’m able to be a “vessel” for the things that need to happen. Most important to me is that I’m feeling much more at home in myself. My internal fire is so much stronger than ever before. I feel so privileged to have been introduced to Transformational Presence and to continue receiving its incredible gifts.
Daniel Karslake

Daniel Karslake (USA, Germany)

On many levels, my work with Alan over the past few years has given me the clarity of vision and strength of conviction necessary to do my best work possible. His incredible insight and sensitivity have helped me to both uncover my place in the world and to live my best life possible.

Daniel Karslake
Award-winning documentary filmmaker
USA and Germany

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-30T13:38:15-04:00

Daniel Karslake
Award-winning documentary filmmaker
USA and Germany

Daniel Karslake
On many levels, my work with Alan over the past few years has given me the clarity of vision and strength of conviction necessary to do my best work possible. His incredible insight and sensitivity have helped me to both uncover my place in the world and to live my best life possible.
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Lieve van de Walle (Belgium)

The TPLA on Zoom was a fantastic experience. It brought me great clarity about where I am on my path to conscious leadership and where I need to go next. I felt very supported by the community. My path and the choices I am making are now more embodied. And I feel inspired to use this work in the service of others.

This online programme with Alan Seale came at the right moment for me. Over the past few years, I had read a lot of Alan's work, but these sessions brought his teachings to life. This was a whole new level of experiential learning for me. Zoom did not get in the way, quite on the contrary I would say. During the exercises you could choose to turn the camera off. I felt free to experiment with posture, movement. Whatever I needed to get clarity on my chosen topics. It was very private and yet you could feel you were guided and supported by someone who can hold the space for you.

In breakout sessions, we then talked about what had come to our awareness during the exercise, what we learned. Suddenly, there were words for the embodied experience – it was shared and thus reinforced. Amazingly, we never felt compelled to talk about the issue itself, just our discoveries and the process. Wow.

It will take months to compost all that I learned. The course is a gift that will keep giving. I feel privileged. Thank you.

Lieve Van de Walle - Executive Coach and Consultant
S
ugarloaf BV
Belgium
The Center for Transformational Presence
2021-01-30T11:29:16-05:00
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The TPLA on Zoom was a fantastic experience. It brought me great clarity about where I am on my path to conscious leadership and where I need to go next. I felt very supported by the community. My path and the choices I am making are now more embodied. And I feel inspired to use this work in the service of others. This online programme with Alan Seale came at the right moment for me. Over the past few years, I had read a lot of Alan's work, but these sessions brought his teachings to life. This was a whole new level of experiential learning for me. Zoom did not get in the way, quite on the contrary I would say. During the exercises you could choose to turn the camera off. I felt free to experiment with posture, movement. Whatever I needed to get clarity on my chosen topics. It was very private and yet you could feel you were guided and supported by someone who can hold the space for you. In breakout sessions, we then talked about what had come to our awareness during the exercise, what we learned. Suddenly, there were words for the embodied experience – it was shared and thus reinforced. Amazingly, we never felt compelled to talk about the issue itself, just our discoveries and the process. Wow. It will take months to compost all that I learned. The course is a gift that will keep giving. I feel privileged. Thank you. Lieve Van de Walle - Executive Coach and Consultant Sugarloaf BV Belgium
Gwen van Valkengoed

Gwen van Valkengoed (The Netherlands)

Since I first started with the TPLC in 2015, I have noticed a profound change in who I am and where I am. The largest shift happened at the Soul Mission, and then the TPLA anchored it deeper down inside of me. The TPLA in 2018 helped me to make an enormous shift in my work and the way I show up in my work. Thank you!

 

 

Gwen van Valkengoed
Coach, Trainer, and HR Consultant
Zomer Coaching

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2020-05-30T09:47:50-04:00

Gwen van Valkengoed
Coach, Trainer, and HR Consultant
Zomer Coaching

Gwen van Valkengoed
Since I first started with the TPLC in 2015, I have noticed a profound change in who I am and where I am. The largest shift happened at the Soul Mission, and then the TPLA anchored it deeper down inside of me. The TPLA in 2018 helped me to make an enormous shift in my work and the way I show up in my work. Thank you!    

John O’Neill (USA)

I initially came to Alan because I was stuck in a frustrating place in my career and had not been able to move forward. With Alan, I initially learned that I had the ability to choose who I am BEING in any situation regardless of my circumstances. As my focus shifted from my frustrating circumstances to who I choose to BE in these situations, things started to change quickly in my work.  Job opportunities I had long wished for started appearing and suddenly I was working on a whole new level.  

Since those initial changes took place, my work with Alan has deepened to a greater focus on the beauty, constancy and unlimited potential of my soul. He has helped me open doors that I never dreamed possible. I am amazed and excited to watch my career and life get better and better as my life becomes more and more a reflection of my being. 

John O'Neill
Broadway Music Director, Composer, Arranger
New York, USA

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2020-05-30T13:42:04-04:00

John O'Neill
Broadway Music Director, Composer, Arranger
New York, USA

I initially came to Alan because I was stuck in a frustrating place in my career and had not been able to move forward. With Alan, I initially learned that I had the ability to choose who I am BEING in any situation regardless of my circumstances. As my focus shifted from my frustrating circumstances to who I choose to BE in these situations, things started to change quickly in my work.  Job opportunities I had long wished for started appearing and suddenly I was working on a whole new level.   Since those initial changes took place, my work with Alan has deepened to a greater focus on the beauty, constancy and unlimited potential of my soul. He has helped me open doors that I never dreamed possible. I am amazed and excited to watch my career and life get better and better as my life becomes more and more a reflection of my being. 
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Alexander Ummels (The Netherlands)

I have been leading companies for 20 years. However, for the last 15 years, I knew that there had to be more for me. Also, my health and well-being were suffering, and I started looking for answers. I started travelling all over the world to follow more than 30 courses in the realm of consciousness development. I wanted to find out how leaders and companies could break through existing patterns and create a new way of conscious business.

During these courses, I received beautiful insights and flashes of awareness. Yet none helped me put the whole picture together until I met Alan. We began our work together in Spring 2020 through personal coaching, and I have participated in all of his four signature Zoom courses.  

Alan has an amazing way of bringing universal teachings into presence and action with such simplicity that I hadn’t yet seen in other courses or with other teachers. Working with Alan and getting involved in the Transformational Presence community has brought me to my essence and full presence—not by my intellect alone, but through experiencing the whole of my being. He offers simple tools and frameworks that I work with daily.

As a result, I have been able to step easily beyond my former patterns into a field of potential and possibilities. Alan taught me how to approach things from an energy perspective—that we cannot get rid of feelings, beliefs, behaviors, or circumstances, but we can transform them. And then effective action becomes possible.

Through Transformational Presence, I have become a completely new leader, a transformational leader. My power and excitement are back in my work and in my life. And now I am guiding other leaders with the Transformational Presence approach so that, together, we can help to create a world that works.

Alan, I am deeply grateful for you coming into my life.  

 

 

Alexander Ummels, Leadership Coach
The Netherlands

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2021-05-04T16:17:36-04:00

Alexander Ummels, Leadership Coach
The Netherlands

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I have been leading companies for 20 years. However, for the last 15 years, I knew that there had to be more for me. Also, my health and well-being were suffering, and I started looking for answers. I started travelling all over the world to follow more than 30 courses in the realm of consciousness development. I wanted to find out how leaders and companies could break through existing patterns and create a new way of conscious business. During these courses, I received beautiful insights and flashes of awareness. Yet none helped me put the whole picture together until I met Alan. We began our work together in Spring 2020 through personal coaching, and I have participated in all of his four signature Zoom courses.   Alan has an amazing way of bringing universal teachings into presence and action with such simplicity that I hadn’t yet seen in other courses or with other teachers. Working with Alan and getting involved in the Transformational Presence community has brought me to my essence and full presence—not by my intellect alone, but through experiencing the whole of my being. He offers simple tools and frameworks that I work with daily. As a result, I have been able to step easily beyond my former patterns into a field of potential and possibilities. Alan taught me how to approach things from an energy perspective—that we cannot get rid of feelings, beliefs, behaviors, or circumstances, but we can transform them. And then effective action becomes possible. Through Transformational Presence, I have become a completely new leader, a transformational leader. My power and excitement are back in my work and in my life. And now I am guiding other leaders with the Transformational Presence approach so that, together, we can help to create a world that works....
Mark Braber

Mark Braber (The Netherlands)

Transformational Presence work bridges in every sense: the being with the doing, the seen with the unseen world, intellect and intuition. The result is greater creativity, cooperation and innovation, and genuine happiness.

Working with Alan is a real privilege. His unique presence is purely authentic, powerful, and liberating. He has a way of intuitively asking the right questions at the right moment in the most appropriate way, often bringing transformation on the spot. For me personally, this has been extremely valuable in my search for fulfillment in the second half of my life. Specifically, it inspired me to found the Academy of New Leadership Quinter in The Netherlands in 2012.

There are a lot of books and theories about leadership and coaching. Alan has distilled the essence to create his extremely powerful approach, Transformational Presence. It is profound on the one hand, practical on the other.

I recommend any program or workshop with Alan without any hesitation to anyone who wants to live a more meaningful or effective life.

Mark Braber, Msc, CTPC
Founder and Leadership Coach at Quinter 
The Netherlands

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2020-05-30T09:56:53-04:00

Mark Braber, Msc, CTPC
Founder and Leadership Coach at Quinter 
The Netherlands

Mark Braber
Transformational Presence work bridges in every sense: the being with the doing, the seen with the unseen world, intellect and intuition. The result is greater creativity, cooperation and innovation, and genuine happiness. Working with Alan is a real privilege. His unique presence is purely authentic, powerful, and liberating. He has a way of intuitively asking the right questions at the right moment in the most appropriate way, often bringing transformation on the spot. For me personally, this has been extremely valuable in my search for fulfillment in the second half of my life. Specifically, it inspired me to found the Academy of New Leadership Quinter in The Netherlands in 2012. There are a lot of books and theories about leadership and coaching. Alan has distilled the essence to create his extremely powerful approach, Transformational Presence. It is profound on the one hand, practical on the other. I recommend any program or workshop with Alan without any hesitation to anyone who wants to live a more meaningful or effective life.
Rev. Amy Gopp

Reverend Amy Gopp (USA)

The term “coach” is a misleading one when describing Alan Seale. Working with Alan feels less like coaching and more like an invitation.  Alan is invitational, calling you to awareness.  His coaching style is a gentle beckoning for you to come back home to yourself, to your true essence. 

Alan continually reminds me to pay attention to what is emerging, and to partner with that energy and possibility.  Having claimed my own soul mission, accompanied by Alan, he has also offered me a different set of lenses through which to see the world and envision new ways of creating spaces for people to connect and love. 

Working with him leads me to take my place on the center stage of my own life.  Our journey together has guided me to embrace that big stage and to show up fully and wholeheartedly.

 

Reverend Amy Gopp
Director of Member Relations and Pastoral Care, Church World Service
USA

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-05-30T13:45:59-04:00

Reverend Amy Gopp
Director of Member Relations and Pastoral Care, Church World Service
USA

Rev. Amy Gopp
The term “coach” is a misleading one when describing Alan Seale. Working with Alan feels less like coaching and more like an invitation.  Alan is invitational, calling you to awareness.  His coaching style is a gentle beckoning for you to come back home to yourself, to your true essence.  Alan continually reminds me to pay attention to what is emerging, and to partner with that energy and possibility.  Having claimed my own soul mission, accompanied by Alan, he has also offered me a different set of lenses through which to see the world and envision new ways of creating spaces for people to connect and love.  Working with him leads me to take my place on the center stage of my own life.  Our journey together has guided me to embrace that big stage and to show up fully and wholeheartedly.  
Ian van Lidth de Jeude

Drs. Ian van Lidth de Jeude (The Netherlands)

It has been a great journey with Alan over the last couple of years. When I first met him, I felt instantly that I had found the ultimate guide. Alan has completely lived up to my expectations and delivered! He has enabled me to integrate my personal belief system with my daily working activities as a psychologist and coach.

The tools Alan has developed are invaluable. For me, he is the only example of a teacher who “walks his talk” and embodies the change that both he and I want to see in the world. Intensely and lovingly committed and involved, Alan has given me confidence to continue in this approach and has provided me with the biggest picture possible of the contribution I can make to others.

Drs. Ian van Lidth de Jeude, NIP, RL
Psychologist and Career Professional
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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2020-05-30T12:02:39-04:00

Drs. Ian van Lidth de Jeude, NIP, RL
Psychologist and Career Professional
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ian van Lidth de Jeude
It has been a great journey with Alan over the last couple of years. When I first met him, I felt instantly that I had found the ultimate guide. Alan has completely lived up to my expectations and delivered! He has enabled me to integrate my personal belief system with my daily working activities as a psychologist and coach. The tools Alan has developed are invaluable. For me, he is the only example of a teacher who “walks his talk” and embodies the change that both he and I want to see in the world. Intensely and lovingly committed and involved, Alan has given me confidence to continue in this approach and has provided me with the biggest picture possible of the contribution I can make to others.
Suzanne O'Doherty

Suzanne O’Doherty (Belgium)

On the last day of the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coach Training in Belgium in 2013, I knew that I wanted to be coached by Alan. Since then, we had a series of coaching sessions over a period of 18 months. Alan guided and coached me in two areas: firstly, to recognize for myself my gifts to the world; and secondly, to gain serenity and courage as I managed the closure of a business site.

What I love about Alan’s work is the way he enables you to focus from different perspectives. He intuitively knows when you are at a breakthrough moment and supports you to move forward. One of the most incredible coaching sessions we had was on a painting I had created called “Windows on Change.” Alan coached me throughout the whole session by simply asking me questions reflecting on the energy of this painting and the messages it had for me. The painting and the energy of this session accompanied me on my own journey of change through the closure of the business site. It was extremely powerful.

As a result of this coaching journey, I no longer systematically “normalize” my capabilities. I am aware of my gifts and I use them. I went through the journey of change choosing how I wanted to be and knowing why I was doing the project. This has resulted in much more serenity for me as I now move on to the next chapter of my life and work.

Suzanne O'Doherty
Coach & HR Professional passionate about Talent Development
Belgium

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2020-05-30T13:52:25-04:00

Suzanne O'Doherty
Coach & HR Professional passionate about Talent Development
Belgium

Suzanne O'Doherty
On the last day of the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coach Training in Belgium in 2013, I knew that I wanted to be coached by Alan. Since then, we had a series of coaching sessions over a period of 18 months. Alan guided and coached me in two areas: firstly, to recognize for myself my gifts to the world; and secondly, to gain serenity and courage as I managed the closure of a business site. What I love about Alan’s work is the way he enables you to focus from different perspectives. He intuitively knows when you are at a breakthrough moment and supports you to move forward. One of the most incredible coaching sessions we had was on a painting I had created called “Windows on Change.” Alan coached me throughout the whole session by simply asking me questions reflecting on the energy of this painting and the messages it had for me. The painting and the energy of this session accompanied me on my own journey of change through the closure of the business site. It was extremely powerful. As a result of this coaching journey, I no longer systematically “normalize” my capabilities. I am aware of my gifts and I use them. I went through the journey of change choosing how I wanted to be and knowing why I was doing the project. This has resulted in much more serenity for me as I now move on to the next chapter of my life and work.
Mieke Elekan

Mieke Elekan (The Netherlands)

Transformational Presence work appeals to me because of the beautiful combination of grand theory and very practical application. Alan has a great talent for making complex concepts into very simple tools. Above all, he is truly congruent, thus inviting great-pleasure learning. Applying and living Transformational Presence feels really natural to me. It has helped me focus more in life and sharpen my presence. And my coaching has become quicker and deeper, and is bringing much greater results for my clients.

Mieke Elekan, CTPC
Coach, Trainer, Facilitator
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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2020-05-30T12:17:42-04:00

Mieke Elekan, CTPC
Coach, Trainer, Facilitator
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Mieke Elekan
Transformational Presence work appeals to me because of the beautiful combination of grand theory and very practical application. Alan has a great talent for making complex concepts into very simple tools. Above all, he is truly congruent, thus inviting great-pleasure learning. Applying and living Transformational Presence feels really natural to me. It has helped me focus more in life and sharpen my presence. And my coaching has become quicker and deeper, and is bringing much greater results for my clients.

Valérie Freilich (USA)

Alan’s presence, kindness, natural grace, and tremendous skills take you straight to the essence of what matters. With his coaching support, I uncovered my soul mission with ease and clarity. As a result, I am more aligned within myself and make better decisions, both personally and professionally. I also learned new practical tools and feel I grew as a coach to better serve both my individual and organizational clients.

Coaching with Alan is a transformative experience that I recommend to anyone who wants to grow, to learn, to be a better leader or coach, and to impact the world in a bigger way. Working with him will not only open a field of new possibilities; you will also find inner peace and joy as you move forward.

Valérie Freilich
Leadership and Executive Coach
USA

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2020-05-30T14:03:12-04:00

Valérie Freilich
Leadership and Executive Coach
USA

Alan’s presence, kindness, natural grace, and tremendous skills take you straight to the essence of what matters. With his coaching support, I uncovered my soul mission with ease and clarity. As a result, I am more aligned within myself and make better decisions, both personally and professionally. I also learned new practical tools and feel I grew as a coach to better serve both my individual and organizational clients. Coaching with Alan is a transformative experience that I recommend to anyone who wants to grow, to learn, to be a better leader or coach, and to impact the world in a bigger way. Working with him will not only open a field of new possibilities; you will also find inner peace and joy as you move forward.
Kathrin O'Sullivan

Kathrin O’Sullivan (USA)

Through his own transformational Presence, Alan Seale creates a uniquely powerful learning environment. He is the most compassionate yet most effective teacher I have ever worked with. He creates a unique, powerful, and sacred energy in the room. He has the gift of making the complex simple.

I had expected that we would do a lot more reflective or meditative practices rather than using “concrete” tools to get us into the intuitive mind. It is mind blowing how well they work. What we learned, we learned with our heads, hearts, and guts. Truly memorable.

Whether you want to get unstuck with personal challenges, become a more effective coach, or a more inspirational leader in service of making the world a better place—work with Alan. You are going to learn to touch the sacred in you and others and become a force that is truly transformational.

Kathrin O'Sullivan
Executive Coach and Consultant
Former Head of Executive Development at Google
San Francisco, California, USA

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2020-05-30T12:23:32-04:00

Kathrin O'Sullivan
Executive Coach and Consultant
Former Head of Executive Development at Google
San Francisco, California, USA

Kathrin O'Sullivan
Through his own transformational Presence, Alan Seale creates a uniquely powerful learning environment. He is the most compassionate yet most effective teacher I have ever worked with. He creates a unique, powerful, and sacred energy in the room. He has the gift of making the complex simple. I had expected that we would do a lot more reflective or meditative practices rather than using “concrete” tools to get us into the intuitive mind. It is mind blowing how well they work. What we learned, we learned with our heads, hearts, and guts. Truly memorable. Whether you want to get unstuck with personal challenges, become a more effective coach, or a more inspirational leader in service of making the world a better place—work with Alan. You are going to learn to touch the sacred in you and others and become a force that is truly transformational.

Dan Johnson (USA)

Alan Seale's presentations are thought-provoking, highly experiential, and impactful. Participants love that the tools Alan shares in his presentations can be applied immediately. I've invited Alan to speak three times, including both in person and virtually, to two different professional associations. Each time participants were enthused and grateful for Alan and the content he presented.

Dan Johnson, Director
Association for Talent Development Chicagoland Chapter
Chicago, USA

The Center for Transformational Presence
2020-06-17T16:32:45-04:00

Dan Johnson, Director
Association for Talent Development Chicagoland Chapter
Chicago, USA

Alan Seale's presentations are thought-provoking, highly experiential, and impactful. Participants love that the tools Alan shares in his presentations can be applied immediately. I've invited Alan to speak three times, including both in person and virtually, to two different professional associations. Each time participants were enthused and grateful for Alan and the content he presented.
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