Navigating Life Transitions
What to do when you find yourself in unfamiliar places
Our vision of the future – along with our goals and plans – rarely lead us into a reality that matches our expectations. Wherever we make plans, and work to achieve them, the end result is often too small for who we have become in the process. How we move through these transitions can lift us up or make things more difficult. Losing a job, becoming a parent, or the difficulty of the end of a long term relationship often thrust us into a new landscape for which we don’t have a language or way of being that fits. We all face these times in life when things are turned upside down. Whether we are prepared for them or not, they can be de-centering experiences.
This course will help you understand changes and transitions and how they show up differently in your life. This course will help you to step back and begin these new conversations with clarity and a sense of the new horizon in front of you. You will identify personalized strategies to deal effectively with transitions, multiple changes and find a way forward. Transitions can be opportunities to re-imagine yourself and how you can shift yourself through these experiences. Transitions can be great opportunities for movement and change. This course will help you discover how to leverage these opportunities.
- Assistant Professor Business Ethics, UBC
"Your approach strikes a good balance between slowing down the organization so that it can become truly reflective and gathering up the threads in a way that gives it direction for going forward."
- Principal, Adaptive Capacities
"Jeff is a gifted leader with a wonderful ability to help others find order amidst chaos. His ability to create space for exploration and dialogue creates a rich experience for discovery and sense-making."
"Jeff was open and easy to work with. He took the time to listen and understand the specifics of what I was looking to accomplish and offered fresh ideas that helped organize and formulate a custom strategic plan that was easy to understand and implement. As a result, I was able to help my clients manage their defined goals and track progress."
- Manager of Strategic Initiatives
"Jeff created a coaching program that was uniquely suited for my development. Together we have engaged in some incredibly transformative conversations that have led to me taking significant and exciting risks in my leadership and ultimately my career. Through his support I trust myself more completely now and my career development has been accelerated because of this."
- Owner, Litehouse Consulting Inc
"Jeff is a thought leader in the area of social change and innovation. I admire Jeff’s ability to process quickly and make sense out of complex situations to find ways to deal with some of our most perplexing social problems."
- Former President (retired), The Mentor Group
"Jeff is my ‘go to’ guy for strategy, insight and feedback on what it takes to nurture health and vitality into organizations. A refreshingly focussed listener, Jeff connects his client(s) needs with a wealth of relevant knowledge, insight and experience gained from on the ground experience. Jeff applies his gifts and the tools of his trade with little fanfare – almost matter-of-factly. The result for the client is a trust and confidence in the diagnosis and the process for moving forward."
- Executive Director, Sagesse
"Jeff’s approach encourages a deeper level of thoughtfulness. He is insightful in his thought process and feedback, supporting both myself and our agency to engage with greater intentionality and creativity."
- Director of Client Services, CWES
"Jeff has been invaluable to our teams as we have developed new strategies for violence prevention as an agency. Jeff is a very skilled and thoughtful facilitator. Drawing on a his expertise in issues relevant to men and boys and violence prevention, he was able to engage and lead our team members through a program re-design process that resulted in new, creative, and innovative approaches to the issue. I highly recommend Jeff"
- Director of Operations, HIV Community Link
“Jeff has an innate ability to engage people in a way that helps them discover their strengths, and see what's possible. He is an adaptable coach who sees the individual (or group) as the expert and uses that as the key foundation to build upon in his work. Jeff brings an excitement and energy to every interaction that fosters an environment where creativity, strategic thinking, visioning and problem solving can authentically emerge.”
- Director, Resource Development & Communications, CWES
"I have had the pleasure of working alongside Jeff and would not hesitate to recommend him. Jeff's facilitation abilities are stellar and time and again, he was able to engage and guide our leadership team through some difficult thought provoking issues and processes with relative ease. As a result, our team has launched new and exciting initiatives which will ultimately benefit the community as a whole.”