The Workshops

Notice:  Coming in the Fall of 2016, I will be offering these workshops during a new weekend-only format. Stay tuned for more information!


Title box - Outrageous Success
Why “outrageous” in the title? People who use these Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) techniques are amazed by the results they see in their lives – too-good-to-be-true, or outrageous, progress! NLP techniques help us deeply integrate our goals into our subconscious mind by taking advantage of the immense power of our brain. By the end of class, students will be able to name the critical factors in creating effective goal statements, use at least three strategies to help with integrating goals into daily life, and leave with a written plan and sensory-based visualization to call upon whenever needed.

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Title box - From Burnout to Brilliant life coaching workshop

From Burnout to Brilliant is the foundation workshop in the Strategy: You series. All other workshops have their basis in the concepts presented in this program. All actions we take and decisions we make about our future must be based on a firm understanding of what is most important to us.

Values are formed early in our development, influenced by parents, caregivers, churches, schools and many other sources. As we grow up, our life experiences and friends influence these values. Many of us have gone to seminars and read books to identify our values – then never revisited them.

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The problem with this is that any changes we want to make in our lives need to be grounded in our values, those ideals we hold most precious.  We have spent our lives doing what is expected, following other people’s lead, and have lost sight of our inner values. The result is that we coast through life, taking a “whatever” approach, living for the paycheck or the next adrenaline rush.

In this workshop, you will finally begin to understand your passions and the purpose of your life. For you, must they be tied together? You will take time to identify your early values and understand how they may have changed and matured throughout your life. You will examine your current life situation and determine what values are most important to you today. Finally, you’ll go through a coaching process to help you integrate these values into your daily life so you can easily call upon them when making important decisions or facing challenging circumstances.

You can expect a workshop that will be fun and effective.  Fun, because the content is light-hearted and interesting and presented in a way that brings an element of play to the workshop.  Effective, because coaching has been thoroughly researched and proven to bring about change faster than traditional methods of change management. Every exercise has been developed using the solution-focused coaching techniques borne out of neurolinguistic programming (NLP), and leading change management models.

From a past attendee:
“I found incredible value and purpose in attending the Strategy: Core Values workshop.  Drew has a wonderful sense of humor and an unassuming and intentional style that allowed me to feel heard and created a great group dynamic.  He really listens to each and every participant and is able to provide feedback that helps bring awareness and perspective — opportunity for growth. Before attending the workshop, I had never really considered the impact of my core values on my day-to-day life.  Sure, they are obviously present with big life events or changes, but it was eye-opening to consider the huge effect they had on all areas of my life and in daily practice.   Not only did the workshop help me to distill and refine my deepest core values and motivations, it also taught me valuable strategies on how to easily integrate them into my life.   I highly recommend this workshop — I learned, I laughed, and my life is more authentic and gratifying as a result!”
| Karen Kirchman, Indianapolis |

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Title box - Strategy You life coaching workshop

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Workshop leader Drew Carey takes his years in marketing and business planning and incorporates the coaching methodologies he uses every day in his life and career coaching practice in order to help attendees create change in their lives.  The same methods used in business and marketing are applied in helping workshop participants develop a renewed appreciation of their strengths and evaluate the next best step in their lives.

Using coaching methods, Drew will bring alive the traditional SWOT Analysis in ways you’ve never experienced before. The SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) is one of the building blocks of successful strategic planning. Applying various philosophies of personal development, Drew will weave into this analysis strategies to help workshop participants stretch themselves toward new ways of thinking about their potential and methods to integrate this knowledge into all future decisions.

Attendees will work one-on-one with the instructor to develop personalized strategies to implement following the workshop.  In addition, all registered participants will receive a free, 20 minute telephone coaching session with the instructor to help ensure success in the implementation process after the workshop.

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Stick in the mud

As one of the follow-up workshops to the signature Strategy:You program, Strategy:Unstuck! goes deeper into one of the most common reasons people seek the help of a coach, feeling stuck in life, unable to move forward or make meaningful changes. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice several coaching techniques designed to help people get unstuck and bring new excitement and enthusiasm to their lives.

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Personal Brand Development:  Staying True to Yourself While Cutting Through the Clutter

As one of the follow-up workshops to the signature Strategy:You program, ValuMan relaxing in office with stretched armses-Based Personal Brand Development offers a high-level introduction to the many offline and online methods available to establish a personal brand that helps us achieve our deepest desires:  a promotion at work, a new career or job, a new or improved relationship or a significant lifestyle change. Participants will explore examples of effective personal brands and have the chance to craft their own branding strategy.  Drew will use his years of branding experience to help participants understand the power of branding and the best practices available to stand out in a crowded market. Attendees will leave the workshop with concrete ideas and content to implement immediately when they return home.

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For more information about my private life and career coaching business, visit my web site at Solution-Focused Coaching Services.

I offer a complimentary introduction session to all new clients.  If you’d like to schedule this yourself, click on the calendar below to be taken to my online scheduling system.

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