Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $150 per person for three evenings (includes 15 minute individual coaching session)
$120 for students
Many of us have been affected by this current economic climate in one way or another.
This group is for you, if you
- have recently been laid off or have been out of work for a while
- are not completely happy or fully successful with what you do
- are not making enough money
- need support with your job search
- want to make a career change of some sort
Challenging times also provide the opportunity for you to take a step back and look deep inside yourself and start creating a fulfilling career that is aligned with who you really are and what you really want to do with your life and where you want to contribute.
In this highly experiential and holistic 4-week professional career coaching group, we will explore tools and methods that will help you get started on your new career path.
- identify your deeper longing and purpose
- clarify your values and goals
- draw on your strengths and talents
- determine how you can contribute to the greater good
- learn how to overcome obstacles
- learn techniques that help you stay grounded and deal with stress and anxiety that often accompany transitions and transformation periods
You will be guided in deepening your insight, developing new strategies and coming up with an action plan.
We will work on several levels using creative inquiry, expressive arts and somatic techniques and practices such as journaling, grounding, guided imagery/meditation, movement, improvisational theater and other experiential practices. You will learn in individual exercises, partner exercises as well as in small and large group discussions. Each participant will have the opportunity of a one-on-one mini coaching session. Homework assignment will be given. The workshop design is very flexible and we'll engage you in co-creating it.
Start your passionate inquiry into a sustainable work and lifestyle now.
Testimonials from recent similar programs
"I want to thank you both for your tremendously helpful class yesterday. This morning I was able (...) to make significant progress on the problem of choosing a topic for my dissertation. I know that the (...) tools that you shared will also be of great benefit to me as I move forth into my sustainable work and life. Thank you again for your compassionate and wise facilitation. Like the best teachers do, you helped me to access my own self trust and knowing."
"It showed me that I can look at my situation in a new way and introduced tools for doing that and working from there. [The instructors] ... did a great job of building on and tracking what the students brought to the workshop. Getting us to perform exercises was key to the learning."
"Positive. Came at a good time for helping me focus on next steps. Really appreciated the responsiveness of facilitators. Valued their flexibility in creating a workshop that would speak to the needs of the participants. Liked content, format, length... overall was really wonderful."
"Very positive. Very helpful to me. Good content. Knowledgeable presenters. The complementary styles of the presenters and their open and engaging approach [worked well]. Everything worked very well."
"Thought this was thoughtfully laid out and a nice combination of personal reflection and group work. I liked the various styles brought in through having two facilitators. I liked the fact that this was not a one size fits all approach and was tailored to our group."
"Interesting and coherent. Generosity of spirit encourages participation. Handouts are exceptionally well-developed. These two [instructors] are very helpful to each of us."
"Creative and evocative methods to explore my desires. [The instructors] had many techniques to evoke change. Very friendly and flexible."
"It was well-balanced: physical, mental, emotional stimulation."
"I (...) learned more about what worked for me. [The instructors] were flexible in adapting to what was working for people. Using big pieces of paper and art supplied expanded my thinking."
"[G]ave plenty of ideas and resources for confirming on my own. Glad that we kept to outline and got to do everything."
"It was very good. I got some good ideas to move forward. The style and organization worked well. (...) I thought everything worked well."
"Positive, insightful, helpful."
Monika Broecker, MS, MA, is a Personal Growth and Career Coach and the founder of the Center of Personal Growth. She has had a long-term career in Career Development and Learning & Leadership Development. She built and led People Management Development and the School of Personal Growth at Google, Inc. She is co-author of the most extensive biography of cybernetics pioneer Heinz von Foerster. Monika has spoken at conferences around the world, and won many awards for her groundbreaking work. She also is a Somatic Psychotherapist (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist).