The Center for Transformational Presence, based in Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA, is a global discovery, learning, development, and transformation environment supporting leaders, coaches, and people committed to making a difference as they navigate today’s complex and rapidly changing world. Leaders of our programs come from 7 countries across North America and Europe. Our mentoring and coaching as well as many of our courses are currently available in 8 languages.
Why Transformational Presence? Why Now?
A powerful conscious living and leadership movement has emerged in many parts of the world. It’s a movement built on the conviction that, in any initiative, all stakeholders can be served, all people and the environment can be honored and respected, and economic models can serve something greater than our individual selves.
Within this movement, there is also widespread agreement that, in order to lead the world forward in the most effective, impactful, and transformative ways, new skills and tools, as well as broader capacities for awareness and perception, will be required. This means stretching far beyond the familiar, analytical, knowledge-based approaches found in traditional learning environments into more creative, discovery-based, transformational approaches.
Going forward, we need leaders who know how to be present with what is happening whether an enormous opportunity or a daunting challenge, or both. We need leaders who can feel, sense, and listen to the energy underneath situations and circumstances and discover what wants to happen next. We need leaders who can accept not yet knowing the answers – and maybe not even knowing at first which questions to ask. We need curious, imaginative leaders who are willing to explore without knowing what they will find, yet trust that clues for next steps will appear. And leaders who, when they sense these next steps, are not afraid to take action.
We need leaders who are “at home in their own skin” – who are comfortable with who they are, and who fully embrace their own talents, skills, and gifts. At the same time, they thrive on continued learning through their leadership experience. They constantly seek to broaden their horizons of understanding and awareness, and create the best possible conditions for others to thrive and develop to their greatest potential.
We need leaders who recognize that everything is connected to everything else. The world is built on a matrix of relationships. Everything that happens is a part of a larger flow or context. Nothing exists in isolation. At the most fundamental level, everything is energy in motion. When we approach circumstances, situations, visions, and dreams as energy in motion, forward movement is greatly accelerated.
This is the leadership that will transform our world. And this is what Transformational Presence is all about.
What We Offer You
We offer foundational skills and tools necessary for navigating the uncertainties and complexities of a rapidly changing world. You will learn fundamental, simple yet powerful, practical, effective skills, tools, models and structures that are essential for dynamic and effective transformational leadership today.
Our work together begins with helping you and/or the people of your organization develop a skill set for being a Transformational Presence, for shaping a transformational culture, and for leading transformational initiatives. We begin with a set of tools, models, and structures that together form the Transformational Presence approach. As we put those skills and models into practice, they begin to build and expand your capacities for awareness, compassion, understanding, and effective and sustainable action.
More specifically, the Transformational Presence approach can help you learn and develop:
- A greater ability to navigate complexity in our rapidly changing world
- Skills that support a much greater ability to identify and connect the many moving pieces within emerging patterns and circumstances, even when the pieces are not so easily identifiable
- Models and structures for supporting others in developing effective, productive, and sustainable approaches and actions
- Tools for deep listening and awareness — for hearing beneath the words and observing beneath the surface of complex circumstances and situations
- Skills and tools for:
- finding clarity within confusion
- inspiring creativity and innovation within stuck or mired situations
- discovering the next action steps for forward movement
- reducing stress and increasing resilience in the face of uncertainty, hardship, and challenge
Transformational Presence is the foundational skill set needed for the emerging conscious leadership movement. As individuals, organizations, and societies develop and refine this skill set, they begin to shape a transformational culture around them. As the culture transforms, people are more supported and encouraged to introduce transformational initiatives. And step-by-step, we begin to create a world that works for all.