This page serves as a guide for “honoring the source” when you use content and/or intellectual property that has been created by Alan Seale and/or the Center for Transformational Presence. This page also provides guidelines for creating and delivering programs that rely heavily on Transformational Presence tools, frameworks, and/or intellectual property.
These guidelines apply specifically to when you present workshops, lectures, trainings, or other kinds of presentations in which the primary or majority source of the content, tools, and exercises comes from Transformational Presence.
Alan Seale and the Center for Transformational Presence have chosen to make their intellectual property available to the public as “open source” for general use. We offer this in the spirit of our mission: to help create a world that works.
Our request is that when you use our materials, you acknowledge the source of the work—that you state clearly that this is work created by Alan Seale of the Center for Transformational Presence. Please do not use our tools, exercises, concepts, or materials in workshops, lectures, presentations, or training programs without acknowledging where they came from.
In lieu of a cumbersome licensing or intellectual property agreement, we invite you to make a contribution or honorarium to the Center for Transformational Presence in recognition and respect of the time, energy, and creativity, as well as the lifetime experience and expertise, that has gone into creating the original source material. We suggest that an appropriate contribution or honorarium could be 5 – 15% of the income before expenses for your program. Your honorarium goes to support the continuing development and expansion of Transformational Presence throughout the world.
Please note that the suggestion of an honorarium or contribution is only for workshops and training programs. This does not apply to your use of Transformational Presence tools, frameworks, concepts, or materials in your ongoing leadership, coaching, or consulting work with individual clients, teams, or organizations.
This document has evolved out of the invitation that we extend at the end of all of our courses. We encourage you to use the work freely and give reference to the source of the work. At the same time, when we offer that invitation, we do ask that you honor and respect the creative source when you are building a program or content that relies significantly on material and content created by others. We are committed to finding a balance between generosity and sustainability in all of our work and encourage you to do the same. When there is any doubt about whether a particular program or materials should be respected through an honorarium, we invite you to talk with us so that we can discover together what feels fair and appropriate for all.
Use of Our Name, Logo, and Banners
While we encourage your use of Transformational Presence concepts, tools, and frameworks in your workshops and programs, the name “Transformational Presence” may not be used in your workshop, training, or program title. The name “Transformational Presence” may only be used in workshop, training, or program titles for programs that are created, sponsored, or authorized by the Center for Transformational Presence, or with specific permission from Alan Seale.
The Center for Transformational Presence burst logo is to be used only by the Center. Specific banners have been created for Certified Transformational Presence Coaches and for Strategic Alliance Partners. Those banners may only be used by our certified coaches and by graduates with whom the Center for Transformational Presence has entered into a strategic alliance for a particular program.
Future Programming Created in Collaboration
We encourage all jointly created content to be “open source” and to be offered as such with the request for acknowledgment of the source or sources to event participants. We also request adherence to the guidance of the Center for Transformational Presence Manifesto (found in the About Us section of the Center website), specifically as related to respecting co-creators and the use of content outside of the collaboration.
Thank you for “honoring the source” in all of your work, no matter whom or what the source may be. This helps all of us maintain a high level of integrity in our work.
Alan Seale, Founder and Director, Center for Transformational Presence