Events for 8/30 thru 9/3/2010

Hi, Everyone!

Here’s what’s on the schedule for next week:

“Building a Career that Matters” Webinar Series —

This series is on hiatus until September 13th. We’ll send out a special announcement when the program continues.

“ChangeWorks Forum” —

Monday, August 30th from 3PM to 4PM EST. While I’m focused on my “working sabbatical” for the next few weeks, I will continue the ChangeWorks Forum call so you all have an opportunity to pose questions, present situations around which you’d like some input, review interesting ChangeGrids and discuss best practices.This week we have a VERY interesting group profile to review. PLEASE join in! This series is open to ALL graduates and current students of the ChangeWorks program. Click the following link to register:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/309459650

“ChangeWorks Analyst Development Project” —

This series is on hiatus until September 7th. We’ll send out a special announcement when the program continues.

“Gold Team Teleconference” —

This series is on hiatus until September 9th. We’ll send out a special announcement when the program continues.

As always, our webinars are recorded for those of you who are unable to attend the live call.

NEW SERVICE AVAILABLE: If you would like to receive a link to the recording for any call you cannot make, BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CALL and the system will automatically notify you by email when the recording is ready.

-T-

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ChangeWorks Tuition Increase Coming

Hi, Everyone!

We want to let all of you know that several major changes will be coming to the ChangeWorks community in January 2011. Among them, we will be increasing the tuition for ChangeWorks Practitioner training by $500-$1,000 depending on the format chosen.

Since we’ve spoken with so many coaching, consulting and training professionals in recent months who are planning to enroll in the program this fall, we want to make sure that everyone has plenty of opportunity to complete their training before the fees increase.

We will be offering two ChangeWorks Practitioner 6-week webinar series and two ChangeWorks Practitioner 3-day weekend intensives in the months to come.

The 6-week webinar series begin on September 29th and November 10th.  The webinars are held on Wednesdays from 11AM to 1PM EST. The 3-day weekend intensives are scheduled for October 21-23 and December 2-4 from 9AM to 5PM EST each day. For full information, please review this briefing:

— Fall 2010 ChangeWorks Practitioner Webinar and Weekend Intensive Briefing —

If you believe any of your colleagues would be interested in ChangeWorks training, please encourage them to get involved NOW.

For more information, please speak with Linda at 704-987-6500.

-T-

Events for 8/23 thru 8/27/2010

Hi, Everyone!

Here’s what’s on the schedule for next week:

“Building a Career that Matters” Webinar Series —

This series is on hiatus until September 13th. We’ll send out a special announcement when the program continues.

“ChangeWorks Forum” —

Monday, August 23rd from 3PM to 4PM EST. While I’m focused on my “working sabbatical” for the next few weeks, I will continue the ChangeWorks Forum call so you all have an opportunity to pose questions, present situations around which you’d like some input, review interesting ChangeGrids and discuss best practices.This week we have a VERY interesting group profile to review. PLEASE join in! This series is open to ALL graduates and current students of the ChangeWorks program. Click the following link to register:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/201328594

“ChangeWorks Analyst Development Project” —

This series is on hiatus until September 7th. We’ll send out a special announcement when the program continues.

“Gold Team Teleconference” —

This series is on hiatus until September 9th. We’ll send out a special announcement when the program continues.

As always, our webinars are recorded for those of you who are unable to attend the live call.

NEW SERVICE AVAILABLE: If you would like to receive a link to the recording for any call you cannot make, BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CALL and the system will automatically notify you by email when the recording is ready.

-T-

2011 ChangeWorks Cruise

Hi, Everyone!

As most of you already know, we’ve scheduled a cruise for the ChangeWorks Community departing in less than 150 days.

Over a dozen ChangeWorks professionals have already confirmed their reservations — and many more have indicated their interest in joining us.  We want you all to know that prices are going up and you need to make your reservations soon if you want to get the best choice of rooms and rates.

We’ll be sailing aboard the Carnival Freedom from Ft. Lauderdale on January 9th, 2011 for 6 nights of fun and friendship.  Our voyage includes stops in Key West, Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios and two glorious days at sea.

For full details, visit the Carnival website:

Carnival Freedom, January 9-15, 2011

For reservations information, please work ONLY with our Carnival Personal Vacation Planner, Raul. Raul can be reached at 800-819-3902 extension 85772. You can also reach him on his cell phone at 305-710-1421. Raul will be happy to answer all of your questions and help you pick out a room! If someone else answers the phone, just tell them you’re calling for Raul and that our group has been arranged by Linda Napier. It’s absolutely critical that your reservations are made through Raul so that your reservation can be linked to our group.

We are really looking forward to the cruise — and we are hoping you will be joining us!

Here are 7 GREAT Reasons to BOOK NOW!

* Early Booking pricing is still available, but rates have already gone up since we made our original reservations — and as the ship hits certain booking levels, they raise the prices again!

* Early Booking means that if you see that Carnival has lowered the prices up to two days before the cruise, just let Raul know and he will adjust to the lower price for you and give you an onboard credit for the difference.

* You only pay a deposit of $250 to reserve a room. Nothing more is due until October 26th!

* If you are worried you may have to cancel just tell Raul, and he can set up that contingency for you.

* When it comes to choosing a stateroom, it’s location, location, location. You definitely don’t want to be above the disco or below the galley!

* Want to share a room? Let Raul know or send Linda a note and she will put it in her next email update.  You can also leave a comment here so you can contact others who want to go.

* Families are more than welcome!!! The ship is a fabulous place for the kids to have fun!

While we know that everyone wants to get away for a few days, get to know one another better and basically enjoy their cruise, we will be offering an optional daily learning event and sharing dinner as a group every evening.  The topics for the learning events will be decided closer to our departure date and will be based on the requests made by the ChangeWorks professionals who will be on the cruise.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 704-987-6500.

There’s a fabulous group of people going along, so don’t delay!

-T-

URGENT MESSAGE — READ NOW!!!

Hi, Everyone!

Earlier today, Linda received a wonderful email from the Ken Blanchard Companies offering her a free download of Ken’s new book. She checked with her contact and got the OK to share it with all of you!

Here’s the email:

Hello, Linda —

The new, second edition of Ken Blanchard’s book, Leading at a Higher Level, is available for free download from Amazon.com. Ken’s publisher, FT Press, is making the Kindle edition of the book available for complimentary download until August 14. The best news is that you don’t even need to own a Kindle device to enjoy the book. Amazon also has free software available that will let you read the book from your computer, iPad, or even your smart phone! Leading at a Higher Level is a great book that contains more than 30 years of The Ken Blanchard Companies’ best thinking on creating a high performing organization. Here is a link to the book and the digital reader software.

Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition (Free Kindle Edition eBook for a Limited Time)

Free Kindle Reading Apps

I hope you’ll get a chance to take advantage of this special offer before it ends on Saturday. Let’s talk afterwards also. I’m looking forward to reconnecting.

Best wishes and happy reading!

Kathy Stevenson
Executive Director-Global Accounts
Atlanta Office
1.800.728.6000
1.770.886.5300
kathy.stevenson@kenblanchard.com
The Ken Blanchard Companies
The Leadership Difference.™

If you appreciate the offer and would like to say “thanks” just send an email to Kathy Stevenson (and let her know you learned about it from T. Falcon Napier).

-T-

Events for 8/16 thru 8/20/2010

Hi, Everyone!

Here’s what’s on the schedule for next week:

“Building a Career that Matters” Webinar Series —

This series is on hiatus until September 13th. We’ll send out a special announcement when the program continues.

“ChangeWorks Forum” —

Monday, August 16th from 3PM to 4PM EST. While I’m focused on my “working sabbatical” for the next few weeks, I will continue the ChangeWorks Forum call so you all have an opportunity to pose questions, present situations around which you’d like some input, review interesting ChangeGrids and discuss best practices.PLEASE join in! This series is open to ALL graduates and current students of the ChangeWorks program. Click the following link to register:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/629731523

“ChangeWorks Analyst Development Project” —

This series is on hiatus until September 7th. We’ll send out a special announcement when the program continues.

“Gold Team Teleconference” —

This series is on hiatus until September 9th. We’ll send out a special announcement when the program continues.

As always, our webinars are recorded for those of you who are unable to attend the live call.

NEW SERVICE AVAILABLE: If you would like to receive a link to the recording for any call you cannot make, BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CALL and the system will automatically notify you by email when the recording is ready.

-T-

Martial Art of Coaching

Hi, Everyone!

Greg Williams, Gold Team member from the Los Angeles area, sent an article over to me earlier this week he wrote as a way to introduce his philosophy and approach for “Maximizing  Personal & Professional Growth” to his existing and prospective clients. I think it’s a great read — and a wonderful way to help people get to know him and what he’s all about.  Here’s a link to the article:

“Martial Art of Coaching”

How many of you could benefit from writing an introductory article of your own, positioning yourself in an authentic yet novel way that is sure to differentiate you from your colleagues and resonate with the kind of clients you enjoy most?

If you like Greg’s article, please send him an email at coachgreg@aol.com or leave a comment for him here on the blog.

-T-