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Learning To Live and work In An Unscripted World

These days, many of us are searching for ways to respond more effectively to the new challenges, discoveries, and disruptions that the 21st Century is bringing into our lives. Those of us who’ve experienced these disruptions close up are now looking for more substantial ways of responding than simply buying electric cars, using energy-efficient light bulbs, and recycling our garbage. These simple palliatives no longer offer us satisfactory answers. Today we need to go deeper. In particular, we need to learn more effective ways of perceiving and addressing the 21st Century’s new realities. Especially the startling, and all too often incomprehensible realities that are coming at us through the world’s growing migration issues, its cataclysmic weather events, and the tensions and conflicts that now are so seriously stressing the bonds of our diverse, multi-ethnic democracy.

Personally I believe that, in the new 21st Century world that we’re all struggling with, too many of us are still using old mindsets to perceive, interpret, and respond to our new world’s disruptions. In one way or another, regardless of whether we’re a private citizen, a coach, or a senior executive, too many of us are still seeing our personal and professional worlds through old eyes. If instead, for just a moment, we’d stop to think about the beliefs and values we learned in our mother’s lap, we’d begin to see the ways in which we’re relying too much on old, outmoded 19th and 20th Century beliefs to respond to today’s 21st Century issues. This mismatch — the one that sits between the choices our old belief systems leads us to and the more complex and confusing set of choices our new world is asking us to consider — is bringing new questions into our lives. Questions like “What do I do when the world no longer works the way I thought it did?” and “What do I do when the old rules no longer apply?”

TLO’s Developmental Coaching services


TLO's answer to questions like these are three new coaching programs: — Developmental Dialogues, Developmental Launch Programs, and our Developmental Coaching Programs. These three programs are choices that are designed for those who are either curious about, interested in, or committed to discovering for themselves how to live more effectively, more responsively, and more confidently in what today is truly a complex and unscripted world. In descending order, each of these three programs are for the curious, the interested, and the committed. None of these programs is for someone who is looking for a short and snappy workshop. None of them are suitable window-shopping venues. Rather, each of them is more comprehensive and complete than the one that precedes it. All are designed to leave you with a realistic understanding of the complexities you’re beginning to struggle with. Each is designed to offer you an increasingly deeper grasp of the kinds of conscious transformations that today’s newest complexities are asking for.

Developmental Dialogues is a program designed specifically for those who a just beginning to be curious about the new challenges and opportunities that the 21st Century is bringing to our doorsteps. It offers three developmental dialogues spread out over five weeks. Each of these three dialogues is designed to help you identify the aspects of your current worldview and its associated belief systems that aren’t nearly as sophisticated as they need to be for today’s complexities. In these dialogues, we work to identify the issues and problems currently in your life that are more complex that your current worldview and belief system can account for. In this context we work to both identify and explore the problematic aspects of these outmoded ways of thinking. How do these old modes of thinking and feeling impact you and your life? How are they limiting your accomplishments and your happiness? When completed, these three dialogues produce a personal Worldview and Mindset Map for you that defines the basic outlines of your current worldview, and the developmental challenges that are essential for you, given that you want to develop a new view of your world that matches its current complexities. In addition, these three dialogues will satisfy your curiosity about what the 21st Century’s new worldview looks like, and what learning journeys you might need to launch in order to develop the new worldview and mindsets your life is asking you for.

Developmental Launch Programs is a program specifically designed for those who are seriously interested in learning more about those aspects of their current belief systems that are holding them back. This program is offered as either two one day workshops, or a series of six dialogues spread out over two months. It’s designed for those who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of the demands involved in transforming their orders of consciousness. In either the two one day workshop format or the six dialogues format, we do four things: (1) Map, in developmental terms, your worldview and mindset challenges and opportunities; (2) Describe the particular learning skills you need to develop to complete your transformational efforts, (3) Examine the kinds of real-world learning experiments you’ll need to launch if you’re going to develop and strengthen your mindsets and modes of thinking; and (4) Produce a Personal Growth Map, which describes the specific developmental efforts you’ll need to pursue if you want to create results that are essential to your personal and professional development.

Developmental Coaching Programs is a program designed exclusively for those who are committed to pursuing a full-fledged developmental coaching effort, one that is designed to help you discover the pieces and parts of their your belief systems and mindsets that are mismatched with the complex new demands you’re experiencing in your life. As such, each Developmental Coaching Program includes all the work done in our Developmental Dialogues and Launch Programs, and also incorporates the self-directed learning experiments you’ll need to actually realize your key growth and development priorities. Each Developmental Coaching Program is jointly designed to help you actually develop the new mindsets, modes of thinking and feeling, and the associated skillsets that will allow you accomplish your particular developmental goals. With this in mind, we work side by side in 6 month increments to discover your old outdated family-of-origin belief systems, your instinctive threat responses, and your embedded biases and stereotypes, in order to replace this old architecture with the new worldview, mindsets, and modes of thinking you’re looking to develop

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Reach out. In each of our programs, I work with you to create a realistic understanding of the complexities that are challenging you, and the kinds of conscious transformations that these new complexities are asking of you. Side by side, we work together to discover your old family-of-origin belief system, your instinctive threat responses, and the ways you come to know what you know about the challenging situations you’re finding yourself in. Most importantly, I help you create the new meaning-making mindsets and skillsets that are essential to your personal and professional growth. Below are two links, one that lets me know you’d like to schedule a free exploratory conversation to talk about these issues, and another that lets me know you’d like to arrange a personal demonstration of how we do what we do. Click the navigation button that best suits your needs and we’ll get right back to you.…