"It is when we are in transition, that we are most completely alive." -- William Bridges


Our lives are a constant series of transitions as we move from one stage of life to another. This is unavoidable.  Some of the changes we experience are driven by our biology. 

As leaders, our teams and co-workers look to us to help them navigate the way.

Yet, how often do you get caught up in the "business" of the change, and find that you've spent little to no time thinking about how you will help your team making the necessary adjustments?

Whether the transitions you're experiencing relate to family, career, health, seasons, or life stage, this program will support you to lead and navigate each stage with authencity, courate, and creativity. 

"New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings." Lao Tzu

THE INVITATION

Learn how you can apply the leadership strategies needed at each stage of transition.

MODULE 1 - ENDINGS:

“Before people can begin something new, they have to end what used to be and unlearn the old way.” -- William Bridges

Endings must be dealt with if we are to move on to whatever comes next in our lives. The new cannot come in when we are still acting out of old habits, attitudes, and outlooks.  A clear process is needed.  

We learn that all endings hold meaning - even the ones that we think we're "better off without" and that all endings require process and integration. I also will share with you the five aspects of natural endings based on the work of William Bridges.

In this Circle, you will identify the ending that you want to work with and process that ending through a variety of exercises.  

We will also introduce rituals during this Circle, which much of our modern society has lost. Ritual prepares us for endings and helps us to integrate the lessons of the ending psychologically and somatically. 


MODULE 2 - THE LIMINAL SPACE:

“… It is when you have left the tried and true, but have not yet been able to replace it with anything else.  It is when you are between your old comfort zone and any possible new answer. If you are not trained in how to hold anxiety, how to live with ambiguity, how to entrust and wait, you will run…anything to flee this terrible cloud of unknowing.” --Richard Rohr 

One of the difficulties of being in transition in the modern world is that we have lost an appreciation for the gaps in the continuity of our experiences.  The gaps are frequently voids to be filled as quickly as possible.  Like coming to a river bank and looking for the fastest possible boat to carry us to the other side.  We may feel lost, floundering, distressed, or confused.  We want to rid ourselves of these uncomfortable emotions as soon as possible.

The Liminal Space provides us with a time of renewal as we retreat from the outer world into the richness of our inner world. We learn to surrender to this state and all that if offers, rather than try to escape it. It is during this in-between time that we gain new perspective.  Viewed from the Liminal Space, we learn the unknowlable ground upon which we have constructed our lives. The way in is the way out.

During this Circle you will work through exercises that explore your character strengths and create a self-care care plan so that you are sustained you during transitions. You will also receive practical and creative suggestions for mining all that you can learn during this period.


MODULE 3 - VISIONING THE FUTURE:

"What you actually do within twenty-four hours of having a creative idea will spell the difference between success and failure." --R. Buckminster Fuller, Inventor, designer, and philosopher

You have now acquired the habit of listening to your heart and giving voice to your experience.

Visioning the Future begins with us, even when it is brought into our awareness through external opportunities.  It is out of the formlessness of the Liminal Space that our creativity gains momentum and new form can emerge.  

You will begin by naming your heart's desire and translating it into pictures and words on paper. We take a design approach.

Your Visioning collage will be a kind of storyboard or blueprint for the life you want to create as you connect to your Creative Self, affirm what you want, apply the Ten Principles of Design to bring your vision into reality.

Each Stage of Transition is Necessary

Each Stage Has Its Own Purpose and Set of Lessons

In each module, Terri will guide you as you work with a transition you are experiencing:

  • Understand the purpose and lessons of each stage of transition
  • Learn your own and your team members' patterns of resistance
  • Use your character strengths know what supports your best style of leadership
  • Create a support structure for yourself and your team to maintain resiliency during ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Find new paths, purpose, and passion
  • Experience closure and completion
  • Work with your team and others to craft a new vision
  • Create a Pathways Map to move forward

Here's What You'll Receive

  • An Experienced Guide

    Terri is an experienced guidess and Integral Coach who will take you step-by-step guide through each of the three phases transition.

  • Downloadable Worksheets

    Receive downloadable worksheets and additional resources to both prepare for each stage and to then integrate the learnings of the stages.

  • Live Recording

    A recording for each session including meditations. You can use this to revisit the stage.

  • Classroom Portal

    Lifetime access to The School classroom where all your materials and recordings are organized and easily accessed.

  • Pop-Up Facebook Group

    Ask Terri questions, receive peer support, if desired, & share any aspect of what you're learning.

A Bit About Me

While my life, like yours, has been full of change, it has been the last seven years that have most deeply taught me about the stages of transition. I lived for many years "pulling myself up by the bootstraps". And, then one day, I encountered a loss that cut to the very core of my identify. My old beliefs and attitudes about skipping to new beginnings no longer worked and I finally surrendered into the process that I will be sharing during the retreat.
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What Others Are Saying...

“All I can say is wow! Terri has a gift for helping women discover their inner power through a fun and creative mechanism of art exploration. It is evident from the moment you step into her workshop that you are in expert hands! Terri is a compassionate instructor and coach that cares about each individual attendee and strives to guide them towards their own respective stories of empowerment that fuels them for the continued journey ahead. If you have been contemplating the Feminine Shadow workshop or any of Terri’s courses, then contemplate no more – sign up today and prepare to be profoundly impacted!”

Jada B., CoachJada B., Coach

“Terri has created one of the best online learning platforms I have experienced. She is an excellent coach, facilitator, and learning leader and throughout the course she gently guided us through our personal development journey. The tools and resources she created allowed all of us to have a safe space to do some really deep work. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone that might feel stuck in life or is ready to tackle that self-improvement goal that has proven to be elusive. She is the best!”

Linda D., CoachLinda D., Coach

“I sought out working with Terri at a point in my life where I realized I needed to make a significant change of direction in my life and career. It was time to learn to contribute back to the greater good from my heart, not my head. Terri taught me to look deeply inside myself for the answers, and to trust who I am in my reinvention. Her valuable knowledge, training as a coach, but most of all, her compassion and personal authenticity made this an enriching process of personal growth for me, and allowed me to unhook from so many fears and insecurities that I had been carrying for too long!”

Connie O., University ProfessorConnie O., University Professor

“I sought out working with Terri at a point in my life where I realized I needed to make a significant change of direction in my life and career. It was time to learn to contribute back to the greater good from my heart, not my head. Terri taught me to look deeply inside myself for the answers, and to trust who I am in my reinvention. Her valuable knowledge, training as a coach, but most of all, her compassion and personal authenticity made this an enriching process of personal growth for me, and allowed me to unhook from so many fears and insecurities that I had been carrying for too long!”

Angela H., AuthorAngela H., Author

“There is just something so powerful about women including other women in their lives in this way and taking this life lesson journey together. I am grateful to Terri for putting this outstanding program together, her fantastic facilitation and all my cohort friends for our new relationships. There is magic when women from different countries, different stages of life and different socio-economic groups come together in this way. It is a real gift that Terri has given us!”

Rosie A., Director ODRosie A., Director OD

FAQ

  • When and where is the class?

    The program will be delivered through The School portal where all of the lessons and materials are organized.

  • How do I know this program is for me?

    This program is for those who are leading change whether the change is in your professional or personal life.

  • What if I can't attend all the Live Modules?

    Each module will be recorded and you will have access to the recording within 24 hours. It is recommended to join the live session if you can so that you can learn with, and from, others who are also leading change. But we know life happens, and if you can't attend live, you will have access to the full recording.

  • What is your refund policy?

    You can request a full refund anytime prior to the first program session. After that, there are no refunds for this course. Thank you for understanding.

  • How long will I have access to program materials?

    You will have lifetime access to the all the program materials for six months.