Leadership and Facilitation Mentoring Program
with Alan Seale
5-Day Intensive Mentoring Retreat in the Art of Transformational Presence, Presentation, and Leadership
Monday-Friday, 6-10 May 2019
Kappelerput Conference Center, Heeze, The Netherlands
Limited to 8 participants for maximum personal support
The Transformational Presence Leadership and Facilitation Mentoring Program (TPLM) is designedfor 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.
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.
Mentoring with Alan
Through this fully interactive intensive mentoring journey, you will work with Alan 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.
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 May. 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 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.
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.
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.
The fee for the intensive five-day mentoring retreat is €3,500 (excluding VAT). This fee includes:
- 5-day full-program intensive retreat at Kapellerput with Alan, 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
Payment of the program fee may be €3,500 in full or five installment payments of €700 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—€1,500
To apply, please send an email to Gabriella van Rooij at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.