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Effective tools to envision and live your dream!Sept. 22nd 2013


WelcomeSharla Macy, MA, LMFT, CEO“An Overview About Pursuits Coaching and Wellness Network”

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan but also achieve.”- Anatole France

Mission of PursuitsPursuits is a regional company with international scope based in Boulder, Colorado. We have a collaborative network of licensed therapists, coaches consultants. We customize from our rich array of services a plan to meet your needs and dreams. Our services extend from health and wellness for clients to corporate development and are fully implemented for optimal purpose-filled, impassioned success in life, relationship and business.

The History and Model of PursuitsPursuits was born out of a desire for greater connection with an integrated service model that would inspire and create optimal growth, service and achievement. Pursuits is dedicated to purpose, passion, prosperity and “play.”Our uniqueness is that we offer this integrated model to all ages, men and women.

Culture and Core ValuesWe are dedicated to the cultivation of the human spiritWe are collaborative and innovative in our approachWe believe the qualities of connection, courage, resiliency and zest for life are at the core of our capacity for leadership, service and success. We are Cutting Edge in our model toFeel Well, Live Well and Give Back

Change and TransformationThe only thing constant is change. We need to put our seat belts on! What doesn’t kill us will make us stronger!We navigate with the muscle of our heart and soul from Square One of “Not knowing, uncertainty, vulnerability, grief and confusion” through the process of of Dissolving…… Dreaming……and Daring (again and again) toward our new life, relationship, career, community for transformation!

Coffee Shop Wisdom A small note on a tip jar says “If you fear change, leave it here.”

Theoretical Orientation

Assessment Process

Integrated Services

Dream………What does it mean to dream? The only place to look is within our heart.To finally say “No More…Now What?”There is no dream too big or too small.Clarify dreams, be specific and intentional.

The Path of the DreamerHave a spiritual practice so you can hear the deeper wisdom and make time and space. Know what is unique about youBe of service with your giftsTo stand in alignment with your purpose, the quality of our lives and dreams will change.

Dreamers….Live seven to ten years longer than those just going through the motions..“Apoptosis” can occur when your brain believes you have outgrown your usefulness which happens when people face despair, uncertainty, life after school, get laid off, get sick, empty nest, age, retire, or are just “aimless” without hope at any age. We can mentally and physically self destruct. To live with passion connected to our dreams, literally gives us a reason to live.

Believe….Choose empowering beliefs that will help move us forwardOur belief needs to be stronger than reality, doubt or fear.We can develop a positive explanatory style.Belief gives hope. Recognition, appreciation and gratitude sustain momentum and optimism.

Achieve….Passionate living is when we align our heart and head through action…one step at a time!“To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” Mother Teresa



Envisioning Your Life

Nancy Stubbs, Certified Coach & ConsultantPhoto by Nancy Ann StubbsEnvision Your Life

The work you long to do,The relationship you most desire, And the life you imagine living…Were actually YOURS?How would THIS moment be different? Photo by Nancy Ann StubbsWhat if…

Am I willing to take the big leapto my ultimate level of success in love, money, and creative contribution? YESNOThe Big Leap

Scholar in many subjectsScholar in a single subjectWhat is Genius?

Ancient Romans: Guiding spirit or tutelary deity of a person, family or place.Noun is related to the Latin verb gigno, genui, genitus, “to bring into being, create, produce.”Child prodigies, i.e., MozartDemonstrate great originalityHow do we define Genius?

GENIUS: “That activity or way of being that you are uniquely suited to do. It combines your innate gifts and practiced strengths. It feels effortless and creative and just plain good. It’s so natural, chances are you don’t even know when you are doing it.”- Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, The Hendricks An Alternative Definition

…and how to solve it.The One Problem

© 2013 The Hendricks Institute,

Feeling Fundamentally FlawedDisloyalty and AbandonmentBelieving That More Success Brings a Bigger BurdenThe Crime of Outshining© 2013 The Hendricks Institute, www.hendricks.comHidden Barriers – The Deep Roots

If you were living in your genius…

GeniusExcellenceCompetenceIncompetenceThe Four Zones

THE TASK:Getting Out of the Box and Into the Spiral© 2013 The Hendricks Institute, www.hendricks.comThe Genius Catalyst

What do I most love to do? What work do I do that doesn’t seem like work? In my work, what produces the highest ratio of abundance and satisfaction to amount of time spent? Photo by Nancy Ann StubbsGenius Discovery Questions

What is my unique ability? And the Biggie…

Hmmmmm…What is the most potent use of my genius? What is trying to emerge in my life? What amazing vision can I bring forth? Photo by Nancy Ann StubbsDaily Wonder Questions

Inspires OthersAll my in the ZoneMajority of my time in the Zone© 2013 The Hendricks Institute, www.hendricks.comLiving in the Genius Spiral

I commit to living in my Zone of Genius, now and forever. © 2013 The Hendricks Institute, www.hendricks.comMake a New Commitment

I expand in abundance, success, and love every day, as I inspire those around me to do the same. © 2013 The Hendricks Institute, www.hendricks.comYour Ultimate Success Mantra

One action step I can take in the direction of living in my genius is…By when: _____________Photo by Nancy Ann StubbsAction Step

Taking Charge for Optimal Health

Panel Moderator: Dr. Sonja Hellman, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Frances Wall Higgins-Nutrition Consultant and Educator“Nutrition for Zest and Well-Being”Dr. Jean Leonard, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist“The Role of Neuroscience & Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction”Taking Charge for Optimal HealthAnnette Bray, Exercise Physiologist and Yoga Instructor“The Joy of Movement”Christian Ogden, MA Licensed Professional Counselor“A Process for Changing Beliefs”Stephanie Helsel, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor“Creating Change for Clients and Companies”

Optimal Health

As part of the big picture And as a specific goalYou can think about any improvement you are making in your lifeIf you think of these together, you will be more likely to get it doneHealthy Life

Think of Your Big PictureYour NutritionYour SleepYour ExerciseYour Rest and RecoveryYour RelationshipsYour Thoughts

Everyone is an IndividualEach of US is unique. Finding the best way for YOU to eat is vital to your health and energy for each day. Based on your metabolism, family history, food allergies, and level of exercise.

Expansive (full diaphragm) breathing supports spinal alignmentSpinal alignment supports healthy postureHealthy and aligned posture improves skeletal functionBreathing

PostureHealthy Posture…Allows the muscles to engage that support intrinsic strengthPromotes decreased wear of the jointsCan transfer to healthier movement patterns and a sense of ease in movementPositively effects self-concept and mood

Iceberg Cognitive/Behavioral ModelBEVHAIORSINTERNAL EXPERIENCE LEVELSThoughtsEmotionsSensationsExperiencesOperating BeliefsCore IntrojectsActionsResultsHabitsThe External WorldThe CollectiveUnconscious

An Employee Assistance Program is an employer –sponsored plan that provides a variety of support services for employees. Although aimed mainly at work-related difficulties, they can also help employees with problems that originate outside the workplace which may also impact work attendance or on-the-job performance.- Prevention- Intervention- MaintenanceEmployer-sponsored programs to address optimal health

Improved ProductivityReduced Company CostsThird Party AssistanceIncreased Morale and Work Place HarmonyReduced AbsenteeismReduced Accidents at WorkResolution of Work Related ProblemsOptimal Health of Employees = Optimal Health of OrganizationBenefits of Corporate Wellness ProgramsResearch indicates that on any given day as much as 25% of the workforce is experiencing a personal problems which may affect job performance.

Purpose-Filled Relationships, Relational Health & Resilience

Panel Moderator: Dr. Sondra Beres, Ph.D. LMFTPanel:Cynthia and Paul HunnicuttVirginia McGowan and Michael GossMartin and Sonja HellmanPurpose-Filled Relationships, Relational Health & Resilience

Keynote Address: “The Wisdom of Foolishness”

Dr. Martin Hellman, Ph.D. Inventor of Public Key Cryptography and Recipient of the Stanford University Engineering Hero Award, 2012“The Wisdom of Foolishness”

Designing Your Life and Career from Character Strengths

Designing Your Life and Career from Character StrengthsLinda Sollars, MA, Career Coach and Global Career Development Facilitator and InstructorDan Macy MA, Career and Academic Coach and Teacher

The Work of Martin Seligman & OthersPositive Psychology & Strengths

Martin Seligman, Ph.DFrom Learned Helplessness to Learned Optimism

Early Studies on OptimismMayo StudyNuns suchElevationJonathan Haidt

Michael J. FoxAdventures of an Incurable Optimist

Optimistic People are more: Productive & Make More Money Healthier & Live Longer Feel more connected to others Are hopeful about the future

Peak ExperiencesCharles GarfieldAbraham Maslow

FlowMihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Flow Experiences Include:Feeling ChallengedFocused ConcentrationSense Of Control

Seligman’s Core VirtuesCommon in most cultures, religion and philosophies. Blueprints for living.Wisdom & KnowledgeCourageLove & HumanityJusticeTemperanceSpirituality & Transcendence

24 StrengthsValued in every cultureLearnable & developed over timeWe each have signature strengths – those we demonstrate and are uniquely our own

1. Creativity 2. Curiosity3. Open-mindedness 4. Love of learning5. Perspective [wisdom]6. Bravery 7. Persistence 8. Integrity9. Vitality10. Love: 11. Kindness 12. Social intelligence13. Citizenship14. Fairness15. Leadership16. Forgiveness & mercy17. Humility / Modesty18. Prudence19. Self-regulation20. Appreciation of beauty and excellence21. Gratitude22. Hope 23. Humor [playfulness]24. Spirituality

Clifton Strengths Finder34 Strengths Developed By Donald Clifton of Gallup

AdaptabilityAnalyticalArrangerBeliefCommandCommunicationCompetitionConnectednessConsistencyContextDeliberativeLearner MaximizerPositivityRelatorResponsibility RestorativeSelf AssuranceSignificanceStrategicWooDeveloperDisciplineEmpathyFocusFuturisticHarmonyIdeationIncluder IndividualizationInputIntellection

Marcus Buckingham

Achieving Your Dream with Authenticity:The Role of Social Media and Marketing to Generate Service and Success

Achieving Your Dream w. AuthenticityPanel Moderator: Dr. Jessica McCrea, PsyD/ Business CoachPanel:Sallyanne Oettinger, MA, Career CoachCreating Your Image and Brand from the Inside OutRuth Janjic, MBA, Marketing StrategistDesigning Your Map Seth Perler, MA, Educational CoachBusiness to Business NetworkingStephanie Van Horn, MARecipient of the 2013 BVSD Impact Award

The process by which individuals and entrepreneurs differentiate themselves and stand out from a crowd by identifying and articulating their unique value proposition, whether professional or personal, and then leveraging it across platforms with a consistent message and image to achieve a specific goal. In this way, individuals can enhance their recognition as experts in their field, establish reputation and credibility advance their careers, and build self-confidence.Personal Branding

What are the words you would use to describe me?If you didn’t already know what I do for a living, what would you guess?I’m trying to go from X to Y; what steps would you suggest for me? Who are some people who have some of the qualities I should be trying to build?What are my blind spots?360° InputFrom: Reinventing You: Define your Band. Imagine Your Future by Dorie Clark

Resources and Thought-startersTED TalksAmy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you areSimon Sinek: How great leaders inspire actionBooks:The Start-up of YOU by Reid Hoffman and Ben CasnochaReinventing You: Define your Band. Imagine Your Future by Dorie ClarkMe 2.0 by Dan SchawbelThe $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris GuillebeauThe Dip by Seth Godin

The Strategy Process

Who, What, How?What does your business landscape look like?Who are your competitors?What are their markets?How are they producing revenue?

Strategy? I like theories.

Business plan/vision boardOverwhelmed by where to start, books to read, conflicting adviceMarket research, no one who does what i doWorking with kids and saw needI KNEW I had tools to help kids navigate and that I could help themI didn’t want to be restricted. I wanted a service model- I wanted to serve in a way that was authentic.

Vision board, journal Documents I made Writing I didLooking back at MY unconscious paradigm and making it consciousDesigned lifestyleStrategy: Creation of the service

Authenticity b2bI didn’t know what I was doing. I called 150 therapists in Boulder and asked them to get coffee.Apparently this is called marketing or self-promotion. For me it was fun, exciting and interesting.

3 Days.ScriptScared

SuccessI love my life

Blogging and Pinterest

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