Thinking about achieving your PCC credential this year?


Thinking about achieving your PCC designation? Come discover the many reasons to support your pursuit of that next level credential, some that may seem obvious and some A COMPLETE SURPRISE!

Mon, 3 April 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

In this informative 90 minute webinar, Tracey Burns, our Past President will cover:

  • Tips to ease your PCC application journey;
  • How to use your PCC journey, expanding, stretching and strengthening your application of the ICF core competencies to produce extraordinary client results;
  • What you need to know when you apply for your PCC;
  • Discussion around the new PCC markers;

And… there will be time to answer any questions you may have regarding applying for your PCC.

You can register here on Eventbrite.

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Our facilitator:

Tracey Burns holds her Professional Certified Coach designation awarded by the International Coach Federation and is currently finishing up her Master Certified Coach credential. Her fascination with Coaching began while operating her family owned legal research company. Realizing quickly that her company’s success depended on the emotional health and success of her employees she began reading and researching the skills needed to promote a healthy company culture and discovered Coaching. Seizing an opportunity to expand her skills and experience, Tracey spent several years in California where she completed many courses focused on developing individual and organizational effectiveness and communication. After completion of a Business Degree, Tracey owned and operated several successful businesses in law, real estate and finance. Through an affiliation with Accomplishment Coaching, an International Coach Federation Accredited Coach Training Program, Tracey also trained and led teams of Coaches in San Diego, Seattle and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Forgiveness in the Workplace: The Next Workplace Skill.

Forgiveness in the Workplace: The Next Workplace Skill.

model That people join companies and leave bosses is a saying still relevant today. Almost everyone has a story of a bad boss and I am no exception. A good number of my individual and team coaching clients also have a bad boss lingering around in their heads.

For some, the idea of forgiving your boss might be ridiculous. The boss has the power, he or she has done the wrong and you have to do the work of forgiveness??? Yes … that is what I am suggesting and after much reflection, research and conversation with friends and colleagues, I have pulled together 5 steps towards forgiveness:

  • P – Price you pay – That you pay a price for working for a boss who’s done you wrong might seem like an obvious statement and it is. The other, less obvious, meaning is the price you pay for not forgiving a boss who’s done you wrong. As Buddha once famously said, “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
  • O – Own your story – Unless we learn how to forgive our bosses, we are doomed to living out a “story” of unhealthy patterns that disempower us and leave us feeling like victims. We need to own the impact our boss has on us and change how we think and talk about it in order to reclaim our power.
  • W – Widen your view – We often see only a portion of the organizational complexity in which our bosses work. Our bosses are often dealing with situations, structures and people that exert a huge influence on how they behave and the decisions they make. This also applies to the wider view of their lives … we may not know the other general life complexities of our bosses.
  • E – Embrace frailty – We project a lot of “ideals” on bosses and then are disappointed that they show up as human beings. We need to embrace human frailty, our own and that of our bosses.
  • R – Release baggage – A large part of forgiveness is releasing negative emotions and thoughts and the idea that the past could have been different. This allows us to reclaim our own power and live more fully in the present.

Forgiveness - 19I have noticed that some people come to forgiveness, or at least letting go of things, without a lot of fuss. Others are like me, “recovering festerers”, those who find it difficult to put these ideas into practice. For some of us, we need more tools and activities to shift those negative patterns. Because of my own challenges and because I have spent the last 10 years coaching people who are struggling with a boss, I decided to explore this in more detail and have written a book. Well, actually, the book wrote me as it wasn’t until I began writing that I began learning more about the whole process of forgiveness.

If you are interested in the book, visit my  website  You are also invited to attend my book launch on December 1, 2015 in Victoria. Please register  here

Tammy Dewar ~ Calliope Learning
Box 151, 1581H Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC
V8T 2C1

250-818-6239 (phone)