Dates
Monday-Friday, January 20-24, 2020

Location
Kantara Retreat Center near San José, Costa Rica

Required Pre-Requisites 
Participation in both the TPLC and the 10-session Transformational Presence Supervised Mentor Coaching Program.

Also Recommended 
Participation in the TPLA and the 12 Keys for Creating Transformational Workshops and Presentations 4-session audio course.

The more courses you have participated in with Alan, the more benefit you will receive from this advanced program.

Registration Fee
The fee for this intensive program includes:

  • 5-day full-program intensive retreat at Kantara with Alan and Karen, limited to 8 participants to ensure a high level of individual attention
  • Three personal presentations of varying lengths in front of your colleagues—your colleagues become your facilitation group or coaching clients
  • Feedforward about your presentations throughout the program from your colleagues; extensive feedforward and mentoring from Alan as well as his written notes from your presentations
  • An intake session with Alan in the weeks before the intensive retreat, and then a wrap-up session with him in the days after
  • quarterly Zoom calls with all graduates of the TPLM program for continued support and learning from each other
  • 5 mid-day gourmet buffet lunches (the main meal of the day in Costa Rica) and 2 light suppers (This allows for participants to have some evenings of dinner and time on their own in the hotel, and for us to have supper together on two evenings.)
  • The Kantara experience—time for inspiration and reflection, as well as time with the horses for those who wish, and spontaneous interactions with other wildlife that may appear, such as monkeys, iguanas, and toucans, and with the energy and power of the giant Guanacaste trees, the land, and the nature all around you.
  • daily transportation between our program hotel and Kantara

The fee for this complete program is €2850 or $3250 USD. Payment may be in full, or in six installments of $550 each. Payment in full may be made via credit card in US dollars or through TransferWise in euros. Installment payments may be made via credit card only.

The program fee does not include air travel or hotel. However, a hotel package is currently being arranged for our group at Hotel Villa Los Candiles in nearby Santa Ana. Details will be available soon. There will be several room types available at reasonable group prices. Room prices will include breakfast. Participants are responsible for making their own reservations. Tell the reservation clerk that you are with Karen Montealegre’s group—Transformational Presence. Daily shuttle service between the program hotel and Kantara is included in your program fee.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation before June 1, 2019—full refund less 10%

Cancellation between June 1 and September 30, 2019—full refund less 50%. If your place is filled by a waiting list participant, full refund less 10%.

Cancellation after October 1, 2019—no refund. If your place is filled by a waiting list participant, full refund less 10%.

Alan SealeAlan Seale
Alan Seale is the founder and director of the Center for Transformational Presence, author of 7 books, including Transformational Presence: How To Make a Difference in a Rapidly Changing World, and the creator of this work. He is recognized around the world as a master teacher, facilitator, and transformation catalyst, both in working with individuals as well as with organizations and teams. He currently supports individual and organizational clients from five continents. He has been a keynote presenter at two ICF Global conferences; at the ICF Latin America Leadership Congress in Santiago, Chile; and at regional conferences in the U.K., Sweden, Spain, and Romania.

Karen Montealegre
Karen Montealegre is a certified EFL (Equine Facilitated Learning) Practitioner with Eponaquest International. Since 2013, she owns and runs her own EFL Center, Alter Equus, in Costa Rica. Alter Equus offers EFL workshops and individual sessions for both corporate and private clients. Karen is a graduate of the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coaching program. In her work, she includes concepts, tools and exercises from both EFL and Transformational Presence approaches to yield a much more profound and integrative experience for her clients.

Transformational Presence
Leadership and Facilitation Mentoring Program (TPLM)
— Costa Rica

Alan Seale, Transformational Presence Mentoring

Karen Montealegre, Equine-Facilitated Leadership Discovery

5-Day Intensive Retreat at Kantara Retreat Center near San José, Costa Rica
Monday-Friday, January 20-24, 2020

Required Pre-Requisites 
Participation in both the TPLC and the 10-session Transformational Presence Supervised Mentor Coaching Program.

Also Recommended 
Participation in the TPLA and the 12 Keys for Creating Transformational Workshops and Presentations 4-session audio course.

The more courses you have participated in with Alan, the more benefit you will receive from this advanced program.

The Transformational Presence Leadership and Facilitation Mentoring Program (TPLM) is designed for those who wish to further refine their Transformational Presence skills and capacities as a leader, coach, and facilitator. The focus of the program is on leading and facilitating Transformational Presence concepts, frameworks, and tools in organizational, business, group, and workshop or seminar settings.

Enrollment is limited to eight participants to ensure a high level of personal attention and support.

Whenever I am being coached or mentored by Alan, I feel myself growing in the moment. He is the only person I know who can give me very clear and direct comments on how to be more effective, and at the same time, make me feel amazing about who I am and what I do. In this five-day program, I once again took significant steps in my personal and professional development. Kantara is an incredibly beautiful and healing place. Being surrounded by nature and the elements made our work together even richer. Working with the horses helped deepen my awareness about how I connect and work with powerful leaders. Your experience in this program is certain to be both powerful and unforgettable.

—Jo Boniszewski, CTPC (Netherlands)

Why Transformational Presence
Transformational Presence offers the essential foundational concepts, skill set, and capacities needed for navigating complexity and leading in today’s rapidly changing times. It’s a way of showing up in the world that creates the best possible culture or environment for accelerated growth, evolution, and personal/organizational/societal transformation.

Transformational Presence starts with alignment within ourselves, and then alignment with the greater purpose we feel called to serve. It means being aware of the dynamic and interactive energetic conversation that is constantly unfolding with ourselves and with the world around us. It’s being in dialogue with the ever-emerging potential of who we are as individuals, as organizations, as companies, and as a collective society.

In this era of the Great Breaking Open, the leaders and facilitators who will make the greatest impact for transformation and service are those who are skilled at navigating the complexities of a rapidly changing and uncertain world. They understand that everything—leadership, organizations, companies, governments, societies—is energy in motion. Therefore, they work with energy in order to impact form. They continue to expand their capacities for awareness, understanding, perception, resilience, compassion, and transformative action. And they constantly support those they serve to do the same.

This is what Transformational Presence is all about—creating a strong foundation for dynamic, engaged, progressive, and healthy communities, organizations, and social systems.

Working with Alan has taken my concept of mentoring to a whole different level. I came with the intention to further develop myself, yet what I found was something so much bigger and more relevant than I ever could have expected. Alan’s presence and the way that he holds space for all participants awakens authenticity and courage. It’s as if we’re in a cauldron of wisdom that stretches us for new openings as leaders, coaches, and humans. 

—Joanna Zawada-Kubik, MCC, CTPC (Poland)

Program Design
Enrollment in the Transformational Presence Leadership and Facilitation Mentoring Program (TPLM) is limited to 8 Transformational Presence graduates. This ensures optimal personal attention for each participant.

The program actually begins with an intake session with Alan in the weeks prior to our time together in January. In this session, you and Alan will explore where you are now in your work in the world and the persistent callings of your life—who you feel called to be, and what you feel called to offer to others. You will establish your intentions for this program so that he knows how to best support you in the mentoring process. This will include clarifying how you wish to use the Transformational Presence approach in your work and leadership and particular requests you have for his support.

The program then continues with the five-day intensive retreat 20-24 January 2020 at Kantara. The five-day retreat includes daily in-depth personal and group mentoring with Alan in personal presence, group facilitation and presentation, and in advanced Transformational Presence coaching skills and capacities. You will also have the opportunity to work with Karen Montealegre and the horses of Kantara to strengthen your inner alignment, intention, and clarity as a leader and facilitator.

Following the five-day retreat, each participant will also have an outtake session with Alan to draw the program together for your insights and takeaways.

For those who wish continued support, there is an optional package of six follow-up coaching/mentoring sessions with Alan. There are also quarterly Zoom calls with all of the TPLM graduates to continue supporting you in your development and to learn from each other about how you are taking this work to the world.

To be mentored by Alan is a priceless gift to yourself. Alan is not only a Master Teacher, he’s also masterful at didactics. In my view, his skills in mentoring are unparalleled. My learning curve in the week with Alan was very steep, yet I felt incredibly supported. Each day, I was invited to stretch myself to the next level. The grounding energy and beautiful surroundings of Kantara created an exquisite learning environment. I went away with a huge smile on my face and deep gratitude for a highly inspirational week, and moreover, with a heightened sense of self-confidence in my skills as an impactful front of the room workshop leader and facilitator.

—Sander van Eekelen,  CTPC (Netherlands)

Each Participant Makes Three Presentations

As a participant, you will have three opportunities to present in front of the group. You are encouraged to choose topics and formats that will serve you the most in your work. As examples, you might choose to introduce or teach a Transformational Presence concept; to lead the group in one of the Transformational Presence tools, frameworks, or exercises; to lead the group through a process that you have created that is aligned with Transformational Presence; or to present a coaching session with one of your colleagues as your coachee.

Your colleagues in the program will become your group for your presentations. You will receive detailed feedforward and mentoring from Alan as well as his written notes, and feedforward from your colleagues. There will be a specific time structure for each presentation.

Presentation #1—10-15 minutes
For this first short presentation, think of it as a TED talk. You might want to introduce or teach a concept, or lead the group in a very simple, short discovery process. This first presentation gives everyone a chance to be in front of the group on the first day and for us to begin learning from each other right away.

Presentation #2—25-30 minutes
In your second presentation, you might choose to lead the group in an exercise, a coaching framework, or a discovery process. Or if your work is primarily one-on-one coaching, you might choose to do a mini-coaching session with one of your colleagues as your coachee.

Presentation #3—40-45 minutes
In your final presentation, you are invited to lead the group in a more substantial exercise or discovery process, or to do a full coaching session.

Program Fees
The fee for this intensive program includes:

  • 5-day full-program intensive retreat at Kantara with Alan and Karen, limited to 8 participants to ensure a high level of individual attention
  • Three personal presentations of varying lengths in front of your colleagues—your colleagues become your facilitation group or coaching clients
  • Feedforward about your presentations throughout the program from your colleagues; extensive feedforward and mentoring from Alan as well as his written notes from your presentations
  • An intake session with Alan in the weeks before the intensive retreat, and then a wrap-up session with him in the days after
  • quarterly Zoom calls with all graduates of the TPLM program for continued support and learning from each other
  • 5 mid-day gourmet buffet lunches (the main meal of the day in Costa Rica) and 2 light suppers (This allows for participants to have some evenings of dinner and time on their own in the hotel, and for us to have supper together on two evenings.)
  • The Kantara experience—time for inspiration and reflection, as well as time with the horses for those who wish, and spontaneous interactions with other wildlife that may appear, such as monkeys, iguanas, and toucans, and with the energy and power of the giant Guanacaste trees, the land, and the nature all around you.
  • daily transportation between our program hotel and Kantara

The fee for this complete program is €2850 or $3250 USD. Payment of the program fee may be in full, or in six installments of $550 each. Payment in full may be made via credit card in US dollars or through TransferWise in euros. Installment payments may be made via credit card only.

The program fee does not include air travel or hotel. However, a hotel package is currently being arranged for our group at Hotel Villa Los Candiles in nearby Santa Ana. Details will be available soon. There will be several room types available at reasonable group prices. Room prices will include breakfast. Participants are responsible for making their own reservations. Tell the reservation clerk that you are with Karen Montealegre’s group—Transformational Presence. Daily shuttle service between the program hotel and Kantara is included in your program fee.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation before June 1, 2019—full refund less 10%

Cancellation between June 1 and September 30, 2019—full refund less 50%. If your place is filled by a waiting list participant, full refund less 10%.

Cancellation after October 1, 2019—no refund. If your place is filled by a waiting list participant, full refund less 10%.

Optional Follow-up Support Packages

  • quarterly Zoom calls with graduates of the TPLM program—included in your program fee
  • 6 follow-up mentoring sessions with Alan—$1500 USD

Application and Registration

Required Pre-Requisites 
Participation in both the TPLC and the 10-session Transformational Presence Supervised Mentor Coaching Program.

Also Recommended 
Participation in the TPLA and the 12 Keys for Creating Transformational Workshops and Presentations 4-session audio course.

The more courses you have participated in with Alan, the more benefit you will receive from this advanced program.

To apply, please send an email to transform@transformationalpresence.org expressing your interest in joining this program in January 2020. Please include a short paragraph telling us what draws you to this mentoring program now. You will then receive the link to a secure payment form and further instructions for reserving your accommodations at our program hotel.

The hotel is approximately 20 minutes by car from Kantara. Your registration fee includes car service each morning and evening between the hotel and Kantara.

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