June, 2013 - Update
ARE YOU REALLY AS GOOD AS YOU APPEAR?
As you already know, in 2012/13, four
Women Moving Forward® Grads that I know of left the companies they
had been at for 20+ years and were promoted to other companies who
recruited them. Each were promoted at least 1 to 2 levels
above where they were in their old companies.
The question for them and for you is: "What talents do you have regardless of the company you work for?"
You see, for many women, we only believe we have the talents we have because the company structure and systems are behind us. We don't believe we walked in with the talents we have. And, therefore, the company environment we found ourselves in either enhanced and encouraged these talents or the environment discouraged or made us feel less talented.
To make matters worse, all companies seem to encourage you to believe that without them you could not be successful. This is always a lie!
I can only say that a company's motivation for telling you this is not much different then when an emotionally abusive husband tells you you can't survive without him.
CO-Dependency; a psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition like and addiction or a psychopath. In short dependence on the needs of, or control by, another.
Women who are co-dependents are easily manipulated and will easily build their lives around the company. Co-dependency is never loyalty!! Remember that, it's NEVER loyalty! Loyalty and co-dependence are 2 separate conditions and should not be mistaken for the same thing.
So, I want to request that you start
asking yourself the question - "What talents do you
have regardless of the company you work for?"
Keep asking yourself that question until you can get a very clear answer of what you brought to the company and what they may have assisted you in developing.
Remember they did not give you the talents for which you were hired. They may have helped you develop some of them but they didn't give them to you and they didn't give you what you already had!
If you remember this distinction you will be a healthier person with a healthier, non co-dependent relationship to your company.
Let us know what you think we want to hear your ideas about this issue!
2013 Women's Leadership Retreat a Great Success!
14 women braved the iffy weather in the Rockies and for 3 days examined their need for "control" and all that means to their work life, personal life and health.
View from the Park Hyatt - Beaver Creek, CO
It was one of the most successful Women's Leadership Retreats we have held! The issue of control is a timely one for most women. Not being able to control your life or your work or even your calendar is common these days. This is especially timely with all the change & churn that has become common in your organizations.
When you give up the illusion that you control anything except your own reaction to something you unburden yourself from responsibility you can't possibly shoulder. You also stop beating yourself up and feeling guilty for results you were never in control of to begin with!
It is such an important topic that we will need to cover it again in 2014. There was a lot we were not able to examine and next year we will look at specifics that catch you and make you feel "out of control".
If you plan to attend in 2014 you will need to register soon as we only have 1 space left. You can register on our website: Register on our website. Let me know what you think about the topic of "Control". I'd love to hear your experiences!
Geneva Women Moving Forward® Workshop
October 29-31, 2013
We are happy to be returning to Geneva in 2013! All companies and organizations are welcome to send participants! This will be the only workshop in Europe in 2013!
Registration is open! Register on our website
Cost $6000 USD - covers 3 day workshop and all workshop materials, plus continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon break each day. Total fee is due at registration.
Only 4 spaces are left for all of our client companies so register as soon as possible!
Refer someone by Thursday May 9 and they will get a $250 credit for the workshop! They must complete their registration and pay in full by May 9 to get the credit!
Announcing A New Pricing Policy
Now that we have two excellent Trainers/Distributors, we will be raising prices as of August 1, 2013 for workshops led by the SVVCI® founders (John and Susan).
Since we are the founders and creators of our courses and we have been doing these programs for over 30 years, we wanted to recognize that in our pricing.
Lorrie Tietze and Robin Elston have been selling, training and leading our programs for over 12 years and are experts in these courses.
Their prices will be the same prices as before 8/1/13. As of August 1, 2013, all courses led by John or Susan will be priced higher.
|John or Susan's prices||Lorrie or Robin's prices|
Managing Corporate Change©,
Leading Projects© &Team Building
|Women Moving Forward® up to 12 women||$45,000||$35,000|
|6-months of Executive Coaching||$25,000||$15,000|
Until August 1, 2013 you can contract with us for
workshops and consultations at the old pricing. Payments must be in our account on, or before, August 1. You can pay the current rate for workshops that occur after August 1, if you pay us before 8/1/13!! So, if you want to do a workshop in January, 2014 and you want John at the current rate - payment must be to us for that workshop on or before 8/1/13! Warning: Our time is severely limited for the rest of 2013.
After 8/1/13, John and I will billed at the higher rate and you can still hire Robin or Lorrie at the before 8/1/13 rate.
If you have any questions please call us! Also we can provide Lorrie and Robin's contact info.
Graduate comments from March Newsletter:
Loved your comments. I also downloaded her book to my Kindle! I am getting more convinced than ever that part of the issue for women, in addition to what you noted below, is the scarcity mentality. A Graduate
Susan - thanks for your perspective on "Lean In." On Spring Break, I was catching up on magazines and read the piece "Time" recently did on Sheryl and ripped out the book info to add to my reading list. I was curious what you thought about it and am glad to see your comments here.
What do you think of the Marissa Mayer - Google to Yahoo? Her recent actions on returning to work one week after having her baby and removing work-from-home (telecommuting) policy for Yahoo seem odd, especially when I see articles like these about her:http://womeninbusiness.about.com/od/womeninbusinessnew1/a/The-Tweet-Cret-Life-Of-Melissa-Mayer.htm, but, I don't know enough of the context to make a educated judgment. A Graduate
My answer to the Graduate's question re: Marissa Mayer:
As for Marissa at Yahoo, I think she saw a problem at Yahoo that needed to be addressed but like so many other CEO's (male and female) she chose the wrong solution for the issue and then made it a rule at the company! We see this so many times we no longer keep a count. The wrong solution for the wrong problem is a very common mistake!!
I'm not even sure what the problem was she was addressing. But attacking the "work from home policy" was probably not the way to approach a solution! Also it would have been helpful for her to beef up other policies that support women and families, like on site child care, before she made the announcement. That way she could have offset all the crazy press she received.
Hopefully she has some good advisors who are helping her recover from this snafu! Right now she has become the poster woman for what not to do when you become a CEO and you are a woman!
Lastly, it is interesting to see the press so all over her for her actions with the working from home policy. It was not so long ago that the same press questioned the success of such a policy!
Let us know what you think.
The Couples Course©
On February 14-16, 2014 we will debut our latest offering -- The Couples Course© on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Only 7 couple spaces are left
*Maximum enrollment 10 couples -
*Cost per couple - $1,500.
*Who is eligible? Couples who have been together in a committed relationship for at least 5 years, (gay or straight.)
Susan and John will share hard fought insights from their 35 years of being together in a workshop format. You will get to work on your relationship together in paradise!
Susan and John will lead exercises on the crucial issues of:
How to keep it fresh for the long term.
How to communicate through the tough times.
The importance of intimacy, not just that kind!
How to hear the real emotions of your partner.
Transitioning your relationship through evolving stages.
Enrollment is open now! Give the greatest Valentines Day, Birthday, Anniversary gift of all time! Register now!
Click here: svanvleetconsult.com
COMING TO CINCINNATI IN2013!!!
ADVANCED WOMEN MOVING FORWARD®
April 15-16 - $2950 per person ($200 more than in Colorado to offset cost of bringing it to Ohio)
Only 10 spaces available!
Must be a WMF® Graduate to attend. See comments of participants below under:
ADVANCED WOMEN MOVING FORWARD®
WOMEN MOVING FORWARD
April 17-19 - $3950 ($200 more than in Colorado to offset cost of bringing it to Ohio)
Only 12 spaces total available
These workshops are open to ALL companies!!
Both workshops will be held at the Marriott North,
West Chester, Ohio. If you want to register or you have someone to register contact us as soon as possible these spaces will go quickly!!
THE LADIES WHO LUNCH
Racine Graduate Lunch Nov. 28
When I travel around the world leading workshops I always schedule a lunch for Women Moving Forward® graduates in the city I am traveling to.
Some people think this is a marketing ploy. It is not. It is a way for me to find out what the issues are for Graduates. I also get to bring the women who attend up to date on Women Moving Forward® but more importantly to discuss the trend we see in all companies that affect women and their work.
I can give some of the overall perspective I could not give in Women Moving Forward®. This is important for women to have because otherwise you think you are the only one with an issue or your company is the only company dealing with women in a particular way. These feelings make you feel isolated and alone and at fault.
The Graduate Lunches are a way for you to check out what is real or imaginary. That alone makes you feel less isolated and gives you an opportunity to see things in a new way. So join us at the next Graduate Lunch check the newsletter for the up to date lunch schedule.
Colorado Graduate Lunch 12/5
SOME WORKSHOPS ONLY HAVE A FEW SPACES LEFT!
Advanced Women Moving Forward® - April 15-16 Cincinnati
Only 3 Spaces left
Women Moving Forward® - April 17-19 Cincinnati
Only 4 Spaces left
Women's Leadership Retreat© - May 7-9, 2013FULL
Women's Leadership Retreat© - May 6-8, 2014
Only 10 spaces left
All of these workshops are open to ALL companies! If you plan to refer someone or attend yourself let
us know ASAP!!!!
ADVANCED WOMEN MOVING FORWARD®
Here are some quotes from the evaluations of the last Advanced Women Moving Forward® Workshop:
"I understand the boundaries that go along with my role, I will be able to make more efficient decisions"
"I have a greater sense of clarity over my life....this has given me the opportunity to start with a clean slate. I am more in touch with myself..."
"I am more purposeful and can lead from a higher level.... I am more 'in the moment' because the distractions are being removed"
"...(I'm) not alone in my experience, support is so helpful... like a renewal of WMF® to a further degree"
"I will live more on purpose at work which will make me more effective in my role...as a leader. This will benefit my company..."
"I plan to move through breakdown as quickly as possible"
"I am more centered and more on purpose which will help me make clearer decisions and improve productivity"
"Knowing that breakdowns are opportunities to learn information to move back into creation vs viewing them as a dead end"
"I will focus on 'who owns the problem' and delegate the solution to them"
"I have let go of old declarations and am refocused on the path forward"
2013 WOMENS' LEADERSHIP RETREAT©
The 2012 Retreat© Group!
One of the participants in this year'sWomen's Leadership Retreat© commented on how much support was visible in the room this year for all of the women attending. That is what The Retreat© is: a place for women, at director level and above, to be so they can feel the support of other women and personally and professionally grow from that experience. No matter how successful you are there is always more to develop and grow!
Lunch together at The Retreat©
To attend in 2013, May 7-9 (make up day May 6), you must be a graduate of Women Moving Forward® for at least a year and you must also attend The Advanced Women Moving Forward® on August 7-8 (unless you have attended The Women's Leadership Retreat before). Then you will need to attend the make-up day May 6. You will have 26 concepts to master!
If you are interested in attending please contact me ASAP! We already have 8 participants in 2013 and only 4 spaces left!! I look forward to speaking with you about this incredible program!
ADVANCED WOMEN MOVING FORWARD®
January 23-24, 2013
April 15-16, 2013 - Cincinnati
August 8-9, 2013
For those of you who want to attend The Women's
Leadership Retreat© for the first time in 2013 there is now a pre-requisite; Advanced Women Moving Forward®.
In the past, we were able to do a make-up day
for The Retreat© covering all of the previous year's concepts.
This is not possible any longer. With 60+ pages of concepts to
learn before the first day of The Retreat©, we must have another way
to get potential attendees up to the current year's concepts.
The 2 day format will cover:
The participant will start to identify or identify
their purpose in life.
The participant will know the properties of purpose.
The participant will know how this supports their work and how to maximize their work contribution using their purpose.
The participant will know and know how to use
intention to attain higher levels of productivity.
The participant will be able to bring in to being
bigger results using their knowledge of Creation, Intention and Purpose.
Who Should Attend This Workshop?
Any woman who is a graduate of Women Moving Forward® and who wants to improve her productivity and lead a more purposeful life.
Any woman who plans to attend the Women's
Leadership Retreat© and has not attended before.
Any graduate of Women Moving Forward® who wants to continue the process they started.
Spaces Available: 1 slot left
To register: E-mail us at email@example.com or register via our website: www.svanvleetconsult.com
Observing a Workshop
Observing is attending the workshop and looking at how far you have come since taking the workshop. It also helps you to keep the learnings you got as impactful as they were when you took the workshop.
The side benefit of Observing is supporting the women attending by modeling what it is to complete the workshop. If you would like to Observe any of the community based workshops in 2011 all you need to do is contact us to make a reservation and pay the $250 fee.
Seats in each workshop are limited and are given on a first come first serve basis. You do not have to be at all three days of the workshop. You can be at one day or several or you can come for an afternoon. The schedule is up to you when you Observe. Some Graduates bring their workshop buddies with them to Observe and some bring their old notebooks!