Transformational Presence
Leadership and Facilitation Mentoring Program

Led by Alan Seale and Trace Hobson

Alan Seale—Mentoring in the Art of Transformational Presence Leadership, Facilitation, Teaching, and Coaching

Trace Hobson—Coaching in Messaging, Connection, and Expansion of Your Work in the World


5-Day Intensive Mentoring Retreat at Kapellerput, Heeze, The Netherlands
Monday – Friday, 6-10 May 2019

Limited to 8 participants for maximum support

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, individual, group, and workshop or seminar settings.

Enrollment is limited to 8 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.

—Jo Boniszewski, CTPC (Netherlands)

Trace is an inspiring Transformational Presence leader and coach who is able to connect inner and outer worlds so that expansion can happen individually, in teams, and in organizations. Through working with Trace, I have discovered new and exciting aspects of myself with regard to my work in the world.

—Caroline Veerman, CTPC (Netherlands)
Manager at Koninklijke Kentalis

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 new 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 and, therefore, 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.

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. Every opportunity to practice teaching a Transformational Presence concept or demo-coaching a specific tool was a joy-filled learning experience. My learning curve in the week with Alan was very steep. Every day I was lovingly invited to stretch myself to the next level. I came away from this experience with a huge smile on my face, 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.

—Sander van Ekelen, CTPC (Netherlands)

Mentoring with Alan

Through this fully interactive intensive mentoring journey, you will work with Alan for 5-6 hours every day to further refine your presentation and facilitation skills in the Transformational Presence approach, as well as to deepen your own personal Transformational Presence. Your colleagues in the program will be your presentation audience and participants. 

Coaching, Discovery, and Action with Trace

Trace HobsonThrough one-on-one work with Trace, as well as some group sessions, you will listen to the inner conversations that are already going on beneath your work, your company, and your service to the world—energetic conversations that may not yet have words and that you may or may not be aware of. Those inner conversations are rich with information and guidance. Together with Trace, you will find clarity about your immediate next steps, as well as crystallize a longer-term vision and sense of direction for your work in the world.

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 two intake sessions in the weeks prior to our time together in May—one with Alan and one with Trace. In these sessions, we begin exploring 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.

In your intake session with Alan, 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.

In your intake session with Trace, you will identify what is in the space in-between where you are now and where you sense from deep inside that you are meant to be with your work in the world. These discoveries will become your co-creative partners as you move forward into the program with the intention of finding and creating the practical expression of your message and gifts.

We will then continue with the five-day intensive retreat 6-10 May at Kapellerput in Heeze, the Netherlands. 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.
  • In-depth personal and group coaching with Trace on the continued development of your connection to your message and your work in the world, and what wants to happen to see that manifest rapidly. Trace will also introduce the practice of practical Alchemy and Mysticism within your work itself as well as within your company.

Following the five-day retreat, each participant will also have an outtake session with Alan and one with Trace. In these sessions, we will 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 and/or Trace.

Trace was my coach for a year. He has an amazing ability to tune into the individual, providing insights into the deeper levels of what is present at that moment.

—Jan Jaap Rodenburg (Singapore)
General Manager Commercial Services at South32

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 – 30-40 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.

Mentoring with Alan has taken my understanding of what mentoring means 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 of the participants awakens authenticity and courage. This program is a cauldron of wisdom stretching you for new openings as a leader, as a coach, and as a human.

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

Program Fees

The fee for the intensive five-day mentoring retreat is €4,500 (excluding VAT). This fee includes:

  • 5-day full-program intensive retreat at Kapellerput with Alan and Trace, 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 and outtake session with Alan and an intake and outtake session with Trace

Payment of the program fee may be €4,500 in full or six installment payments of €750 each.

The program fee does not include travel or the hotel and meal package. The hotel and meal package can be arranged through Gabriella van Rooij. The cost for the hotel and meal package is €799,50 per participant and includes a private en suite hotel room, meals, and coffee breaks.

Optional Follow-up Support Packages

  • 6 follow-up mentoring/coaching sessions with Alan and/or Trace—€1,500


To apply for this program, please send an email to Gabriella van Rooij at expressing your interest in joining this program in May 2019. Please include a short paragraph telling us what draws you to this mentoring program at this time in your professional life, and what you hope to receive from it. 

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