Honoring the Source Guidelines
“Honoring the Source” Guidelines
This page serves as a guide for “Honoring The Source” when using content, programs, and intellectual property that has been created by Alan Seale and/or the Center for Transformational Presence, as well as for the independent creation and delivery by others of programs that rely heavily on Transformational Presence tools, programs, or intellectual property.
These guidelines apply specifically to workshops, lectures, trainings, and presentations in which the primary or majority source of the content, tools, and exercises is 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 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 ongoing evolution and development of Transformational Presence work in 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 or teams.
This document has evolved out of the invitation that we extend at the end of all of our programs 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, Director, Center for Transformational Presence
What People Are Saying
Jo Boniszewski (Netherlands)
With Transformational Presence, I find myself in a completely non-judgmental and open place of discovery with my clients. The (self) coaching tools offered in the TPLC are hugely powerful in their simplicity, inviting deep insights, new opportunities, and answers to quickly arise, regardless of how complex or emotionally charged my client’s issue is. Utilising the intelligence of both the intellect and our intuition and combining exploration and reflection with action, Transformational Presence has resulted in significant and sustainable growth for me and for my clients.
—Jo Boniszewski, Owner at Barefoot Training & Coaching
Magnus Green, Executive Coach (Sweden)
Karl Van Hoey, Executive and Team Coach (Belgium)
Transformational Presence enabled me to evolve as a coach in 3 dimensions:
- Evolve from "analyzing" to "exploring"
- Evolve from "listening to" to "being together with"
- Evolve 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 coach's own transformation and growth process rather than just listening to the coach's needs 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 the MCC credential through the ICF. Thank you, Alan.
—Karl Van Hoey, MCC, CTPC
*International Coach Federation / Master Certified Coach
Joanna Zawada-Kubik, PCC (Poland)
TPLC is for me much more than a training—it is an invitation, 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, PCC, Executive and Team Coach
Mia Petré Lennerman (Sweden)
—Mia Petré Lennerman, mp3Consulting
Marja Sas, CTPC (Netherlands)
Alan respects who you are and where you are in your process. He does not push you, yet he challenges, invites, and encourages you, creating a space where you can explore, discover, and learn—a place where transformation can happen.
TPLC and working with Alan has impacted my life and work magically. I now live my essence and work from there. TPLC has become a way of living and working. Do you live what you know? Do you live your essence?
—Marja Sas, CTPC, Coach-Therapist
Gijs Dullaert (Netherlands)
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 at AIMMS
Beth Masterman (USA)
—Beth Masterman, Masterman Executive Coaching, Inc.
Jim Parker, MCC (USA)
—Jim Parker, MCC, The Mentor Connection, Inc.
Patricia Koster (Netherlands)
The Transformational Presence tools are hands-on. I use them in the groups of frontline workers (midwifes, general practitioners, community health workers, youth workers) I work with. Together, we create and hold space for transformation in systems that no longer serve. Shifting from chaos, drama, and exhaustion to a grounded path connected through collective wisdom.
My personal path with Alan and the Transformational Presence community is a great inspiration for which I have an incredible flame of gratitude. It’s all about creating a world that works.
—Patricia Koster, Management Consultant, Participate
Maciej Szturmowicz (Poland)
—Maciej Szturmowicz, Strategic Advisor, Change Integrator, MBank
Mary Riley, CTPC (USA)
—Mary Riley, CTPC, Founder and Director, Center for Non-Profit Coaching
Nienke van Dijk (Netherlands)
Transformational Presence has deepened my relationship with myself and I feel more grounded. The TPLC brought me so much more than just the training itself—I learned so much from Alan and so much about myself. The new friendships that I developed and the connections with colleagues there continue to support your journey. You feel the understanding from them. And they also give you a kick in the butt if you need it! This is all thanks to Alan. He creates a circle of trust from the moment you step into his presence.
—Nienke van Dijk, Freelance HR Director and Coach
Svetlana Pitkianen (Russia)
—Svetlana Pitkianen, Department manager, IKEA Russia
Katarina Cars (Sweden)
—Katarina Cars, Cars Consulting Group
Sander van Eekelen, CTPC (Netherlands)
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
Jayne L. Garrett, PCC (USA)
The uniqueness of this program is the offering of experiential learning with inter-developmental conversations, which result in building a powerful connection with colleagues and peers. These connections of diverse styles and expertise attract and feed the strength of the Transformational Presence community by offering opportunities of development and collaboration. The methodologies offered in this program are relevant to both clients and your life.
Different from other trainers who solely feed your mind with knowledge and skills, Alan's energy and style are inviting, experiential and uplifting. You leave the gatherings he leads and facilitates with a renewed sense of purpose as well as tangible new tools and techniques. These takeaways are immediately applicable to your work and your life. Passion for this work beams through Alan with laser focus and pure intention, which maximizes the learning experience.
—Jayne L. Garrett, PCC, Human Development Expert, Author, Facilitator
Monica Rodriguez (Singapore)
Making changes and creating a new professional/personal life can feel like a mental exercise or hard work. However, through TPLC and Alan’s approaches, realizations naturally arise. Space is given; outcomes are not forced. From that space, shifts in perspective and strategies simply flow. Clients go deep in their process, but it somehow feels effortless. Subtle, powerful, and practical.
Personally, since participating in the TPLC three years ago, I’ve been able to better align how I live, work, and play: creating energetically as well as physically, plugging into something bigger than me to seed possibilities and make them a reality. Transformational Presence has enabled me to live the way I coach, and to coach the way I live.
If this resonates with you, then you’ve found your coaching tribe!
—Monica Rodriguez, Corporate Trainer/Facilitator/Coach
Eleonore Karimoen-Fleur, CTPC (Netherlands)
—Eleonore Karimoen-Fleur, CTPC, Trainer and Kidscoach
Mark Vandeneijnde (Switzerland)
After my first workshop with Alan, I could sense that Transformational Presence would play an important role in enabling this major transition. In the following years, I joined the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coaching Program (TPLC) and became an active participant in the Transformational Presence community. I developed the skills and confidence to anchor the next phase of my work around my deeper calling, while creating an effective connection with the realities of today’s world.
Working in this space between “what is” and “what could be” comes with many creative tensions for which traditional problem solving skills no longer work. With Alan, I have learnt to tap into the “energy of potential” that is contained in these tensions and become a steward for the new opportunities to break through. What started off as a coaching tool or mechanism to change my work has now become a natural and very fulfilling way of life.
—Mark Vandeneijnde, Co-Founder, Being at Full Potential
Lilia Dicu, PCC (Romania)
—Lilia Dicu, PCC, Daring Executive Coach
Marjanke de Cock (Netherlands)
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, Business Coach, Partners in Leadership Facilitator
Rajesh Vaidya (India)
TPLC has a strong theoretical core, which finds its validation in ancient wisdom as well as modern-day quantum physics. Even more useful, though, was the application part of the theory, which came through simple yet profoundly practical techniques. The best part of the techniques is their instant demonstration and to see them delivering results! I now use the TPLC concepts and techniques in my coaching sessions. They work very well and help my clients.
Alan is a warm and authentic person. He has a personal understanding and special connection with every participant in his programs. His work is incredibly important in today’s world. It offers fresh perspective, energy, wisdom, and hope. I am extremely happy that we met!
—Rajesh Vaidya, People and Organiznational Development Pvt. Ltd.
Kate Harper, PCC (USA)
—Kate Harper, PCC, Executive Coach
Margreet van Persie (Netherlands)
Thanks to these experiences, my way of perceiving has changed and, as a consequence, my working in coaching and organizational training have fundamentally changed. Moreover, in the TPLC program (Foundation program and the Supervised Mentor Coaching teleclass series), I have learned many new coaching tools. Alan offers them in abundance! However, TPLC is much more than a set of tools. It is a way of perceiving—an approach that opens up the potential in myself and in my clients. I feel great gratitude for the gift that Alan shares.
—Margreet van Persie, NOBCO EMCC, European Master Practictioner Coach
Phil Knapp, CTPC (Canada)
—Phil Knapp, CTPC, Coach
Ineke Raaijmakers (Netherlands)
—Ineke Raaijmakers, Coach/Advisor, Maxima Medisch Centrum
Niklas Lindvall (Sweden)
During the months after the TPLC, people started coming to me for coaching. It was the first time I could be myself and speak about who I really am. At work, I finally had he courage to start experimenting with the new exercises and tools that Alan taught us. People didn’t always understand how they worked, but they were very happy with the results! My courage grew and so did theirs. All of this has helped me to trust following the energy and using my intuition in my work.
Alan helped me to connect to my heart and to follow the energy of what wanted to happen. As a result, I have a new worldview about how I can influence my life path towards happiness and freedom and now am helping others to do the same.
—Niklas Lindvall, coach, Coaching Without Borders