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CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.

All of us face a myriad of changes and transitions in our lifetimes related to education, career, family, retirement, and other life circumstances; some we choose, and some are imposed on us, whether we are ready or not. Regardless of the timing or nature of the changes, focused, informed planning increases the likelihood that the related choices we make will lead to personal growth and improved quality of life.

LIFE DESIGN™ WAS CREATED FOR PEOPLE WHO SEEK:

  • rewarding career/life alternatives;
  • a process for thoughtful retirement planning;
  • clarification of life purpose and values;
  • personal action plans with strategies for implementation.

THE LIFE DESIGN™ WORKSHOP HAS THREE DISTINCT PHASES:

Phase 1 — Individual Assessment

Participants engage in comprehensive self-assessment critical to the development of rewarding career/life options. Interests, skills, interpersonal needs, values, and preferences related to the environment or circumstances most conducive to individual success and satisfaction are identified in this stage of the program. This phase also focuses on developing vital communication and planning skills as well as Emotional Intelligence (EQ), essential for effective career and life management.

Phase 2 — Preliminary Planning

In this stage of the process, the information gathered during the self-assessment phase is organized and utilized to develop valid, relevant short- and longer-term career and/or life options and alternatives.

Phase 3 — Action Planning

In this stage, Life Design participants formulate individual action plans, develop personal mission statements, and focus on strategies likely to ensure continuing progress toward chosen career and life goals.

Follow-up

Included in the workshop is a follow-up session that can be used as needed for coaching, to sustain momentum, to evaluate alternatives and opportunities, or to develop résumés.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

  • to learn to integrate a complete planning process with your own style so you can approach change and decision-making with greater confidence;
  • opportunities to focus on the major areas of adult development including career, relationships, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development, wellness, and leisure-time pursuits;
  • to develop rewarding options and working action plans and come to appreciate a structured framework for career- and life-planning;
  • an atmosphere of complete confidentiality;
  • to connect to a network of valuable contacts and resources.

PARTICIPANT COMMENTS:

“The workshop empowers people to design their own futures.”

“I have encouraged many clients and friends to participate in the Life Design workshop after experiencing it myself. Ellen and Gardner Yenawine are at the forefront of the work being done today in career change and development. Their personal attention to each participant, the self-evaluation tools they use, and the individually tailored plan that each person develops during the workshop all combine to make this a very powerful and effective life experience.”

“A wonderful, insightful program that helped me to understand what was important, identify meaningful short- and longer-term options, and formulate a plan for moving forward in life. ”

“A thoughtful, practical, no-nonsense approach to solving real problems and implementing life goals.”

“The best thing I have ever done for myself.”

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you in more detail about the program. We are also happy to provide names of Life Design™ participants as references who will candidly share their impressions of the experience. We offer individual and small-group programs upon request.

You can reach us by emailing us directly from our site or by calling us at 603-526-4290.