February Update
Whales or Emails?
Congrats are in order
Lunch with John and Susan...   
Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc. 
9220 KIMMER DR., SUITE 245,
PHONE (303) 660-5206     FAX (303) 814-8217     

WEBSITE: http://svanvleetconsult.com/  

2 Lunches with the Van Vleet's in Ohio!

Cityscape Cincinnati
All graduates of Susan Van Vleet Consultants�, Inc. courses are invited to Lunch with John and Susan.
John and Susan will meet with graduates at Noon on March 16, at the Marriott Hotel restaurant on 6981 Muhlhauser Rd. West Chester, Ohio. 
Susan will meet with graduates on March 23 at noon in the same location.
Please RSVP by email, if you are planning on attending so we can reserve a table large enough to accommodate everyone. Looking forward to seeing those who can attend!
Enabling Purpose through Relationships�
Coming to Cincinnati...

Cityscape Cincinnati 
March 17-19, 2015 the amazing EPTR� will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Course fee $3,750

Only 6 spaces left!

Register on-line or call (303) 660-5206
  2015-16 Schedule!



Leading Projects through Relationship, Commitment and Purpose�
March 2-6, 2015,           Lone Tree, CO        Trainer: John Van Vleet

Women Moving Forward�                          Trainer: Susan Van Vleet 
March 17-19, 2015   $3,750             Cincinnati, OH
1 Slot left

Enabling Purpose through Relationships�               Trainer: John Van Vleet 
March 17-19, 2015                             Cincinnati, OH 


Advanced Women Moving Forward�      Trainer: Susan Van Vleet 
March 24-25, 2015        $2,750       Cincinnati, OH 
 2 Slots left               

Productive Relationships�                          Trainer John Van Vleet

April 7-9, 2015   $3,750                   Lone Tree, CO  


Advanced Women Moving Forward�        Trainer: Susan Van Vleet

April 15-16, 2015   $2,750               Princeton, New Jersey 


Managing Corporate Change�                   Trainer John Van Vleet

April 21-23, 2015  $3,750                  Lone Tree, CO 

Women's Leadership Retreat� May 5-7, 2015 Make up day May 4,
New Attendees $4,950  Returning from 2014  $4,150  FULL already!

Women Moving Forward�  Trainer: Susan Van Vleet
June 23-25, 2015    $3,750         Lone Tree, CO

Advanced Men's Course� October 13-15, 2015 Catch up day Oct. 12
New Attendees $4,950 Returning from 2014  $4,150

Women Moving Forward� Trainer: Susan Van Vleet
October 21-23, 2015     $3,750                Princeton, NJ


Women's Leadership Retreat� May 3-5, 2016 
New Attendees $4,950  Retuning from 2014  $4,150 9 slots left.

Click Here to Register Now!

  Whale breaching

 Whales or Emails?  


The very best moments of my life have never involved email.  Yet I sacrificed seeing the above whale (actually one just like it) to read an email.  Now on the email scale it was a really good email. But it doesn't compare to being present at the birth of one of my kids or an intimate anniversary dinner with my wife.  I have the feeling that lots of people these days are passing up "whales" for random emails.  As I have mentioned in the past  the slot machine reinforcement pattern (random intermittent)  is the same highly addictive pattern as email, texts and the like.  You never know when you are going to get a winner so you are vigilant all the time, and constantly sacrificing a bit of your presence for what "could be". 


The reason whales were a viewing option, is we were in Hawaii prepping for the Couples Course�  that was held over Valentines weekend.  I had a sort of knee jerk "shock" reaction at my behavior.  I "know" better.  My knowing in this case did not prevent the problem.  A lot of us "know better" about a lot of things that we seem to powerless to effect change.  


In this case my immediate reaction was to turn off the instant ping notification of emails and texts.  I did not want to miss any more whales breaching!  That actually helped.  In fact it was such a relief I turned off the the sound completely on my phone and then I stopped carrying it for long stretches of time.  Now when you own your own business completely unplugging is not one of the choices.  But unplugging for periods of time is.   


We have devolved into an "all emergency all the time" working pattern.  At what cost?  What is the cost of constant availability and perpetual anticipation of the next email?  Most of us have examples of missing a real time significant event because we were checking  the ping on our phones only to find out it was a 10% off coupon at Arby's!   


So that's the obvious problem.  The less  obvious problem is when we are anticipating the next text or email we are never fully present in this moment of time.  The most satisfying moments in our lives were all moments of pure presence.  I think that is the essence of great moments in our lives is that our attention was fully there.   Have you ever seen the glazed over robot look for people playing slot machines?   I am greatly concerned that this is where we are all headed.  We have all witness the 2015 Norman Rockwell tableau of a family of 4 "together" at dinner each on their own phones mesmerized looking at the screen and no one interacting with each other.   


So what will it take to get the technological needle out of our arms?  Well I can attest that turning the notifications off is a start.  If you are in a meeting and everyone's phones are randomly going off like Pavlov's dogs we are all having a startle reflex.  Its like giving everyone a mild electric shock every 5 minutes.  Each successive time the attention level to the task at hand drops lower and lower.  No wonder meeting effectiveness is dropping like a rock. Some couples made promises to each other about no phones at dinner.  Having a promise to someone who will hold you accountable is much better than will power alone. 


Whether you don't want to miss the whales in your life or you would just like to get some results produced we have to start to set some boundaries in this insane world. One of the reasons the Couples Course� seems to produce such great results every year is the couples dedicate that time of pure presence to nurture their relationship.  Hawaii certainly invites being present but it isn't the place alone.  It is the commitment to really be with each other.  In this Attention Deficit world how much real presence are your relationships getting?  When was the last time to dedicated 7 days to just your relationship?   


Perhaps contemplating the answer to that question will explain why things look the way that the do.  Whether turning off the Notifications or joining us next year in Hawaii (dates for 2016 below) take a step away from the slot machine and towards satisfaction!


As always we invite your comments. 




Breaking News: 2016 Couples Course� dates set!

Well I know a lot of you wanted to attend this year's Couples Course� but were unable to attend.  Well we just confirmed the dates for 2016 on the Big Island of Hawaii :

February 5,6,7, 2016

Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort and Spa

Cost: $2,750/couple (2015 returnees $1,750 till March 13, 2015)

Reserve your spot now! 

 Women Moving Forward�  Workshops

Cincinnati here we come!  


Women Moving Forward�       Trainer Susan Van Vleet
March 17-19, 2015    $3,750   Cincinnati OH    Only 4 Slots left!

Women Moving Forward�  Trainer Susan Van Vleet 
June 23-25, 2015       $3,750  Lone Tree, Colorado  

NEW! Women Moving Forward�  Trainer: Susan Van Vleet 
October 21-23,   2015   $3,750   Princeton, NJ 
Congratulations are in Order!

Hikers climbing on rock, mountain at sunset, one of them giving hand and helping to climb. Help, support, assistance in a dangerous situation
Congratulations to Chris Nassivera who is now the Global Grooming Female Supply Chain Network Operations Leader for Procter & Gamble moving to Geneva Switzerland June 1.

Congratulations to Ken Heitzman who is now the Global Grooming Female and FEI Initiative Diamond Leader for Procter & Gamble moving to Geneva Switzerland June 1.

Congratulations to Marygrace Horner for her promotion to Global Program Manager in Home Cleaning at SC Johnson.

Keira Hackman (youngest Productive Relationships� graduate ever) for making Deans list first Semester in College.
Advanced Women Moving Forward�

Many years ago, before The Women's Leadership Retreat 

We did a version of Women Moving Forward�  for Graduates who

wanted to enhance the experience they had in Women Moving Forward�.   

We are bringing back this workshop but with some changes, First:
The New Advanced Women Moving Forward� will be 2 days long and
cost $2,750 USD.


It will cover some of the work Women Moving Forward�  the  

completion exercise�But it's primary focus will be to assist you in:

1. Discovering your purpose in life.

2. How to lead a more purposeful life in your current job/life. 

3. How to use your intention to create a successful life at home and work


Note: Women Moving Forward� is a per-requiste to attend Advanced Women Moving Forward�  

Advanced Women Moving Forward� and Women Moving Forward�
will be the prerequisite to attend the The Women's Leadership Retreat�.

February 26-27, 2015  Lone Tree CO

March 24-25, 2015 in Cincinnati OH

April 15-16, 2015 in Princeton, NJ 
Register now!  
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Advanced Men's Course�  '15
October 13-15, 2015 
Catch up day October 12 


 Register now!   

Women's Leadership Retreat�

Dates for 2015 May 5-7 make up day May 4

2015 is now full...
(This is not a typo.)

WLR 2011

WLR 2011
Beaver Creek, Colorado
$4,950 New Attendees
$4,150 for Returnee

2016 is now open...

May 3-5, 2016 
3 slots already taken. Act Now. 


Our Cancellation Policy
To avoid problems in the future here is the policy:

1. All registration fees are non-refundable.
2. If a participant cancels from a workshop more than 30 days prior to first day of a course, they will be given a credit, less a $1,000 transfer fee to be used toward another workshop.  They have 2 months to use the credit from the date of the cancellation after that there is no credit or refund.
3. You can only transfer once then the credit is gone.
4. There is no credit if you cancel less than 14 days prior to the first day of the course.
5. If you register online credit cards will be charged immediately.
6. You can only register for an individual course with a credit card. we accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express.
7. We do not "reserve" spaces in a course.  If you have not paid with a credit card you are not in the course.     


Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc. � An International Consulting Company 9220 KIMMER DR., SUITE 245,
PHONE (303) 660-5206     FAX (303) 814-8217      

website: svanvleetconsult.com
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In This Issue

All prices are in US Dollars 



Leading Projects through Relationship, Commitment and Purpose�

March 2-6, 2015

Lone Tree Co



Women Moving Forward�

March 17-19,2015 $3,750 Cincinnati OH 


Susan Van Vleet   



Enabling Purpose through Relationships�

March 17-19, 2015

Trainer John Van Vleet

Cincinnati OH



Adv. WMF�  

March 24-25, 2015


Cincinnati OH 


Productive Relationships�

April 7-9, 2014

Lone Tree CO $3,750

Trainer: John Van Vleet


Managing Corporate Change�
April 21-13, 2015
Lone Tree, CO
$3,750 Trainer: John Van Vleet


Women's Leadership Retreat� Vail CO 

May 5-7 2015  


Women Moving Forward�  

June 21-23 , 2015

Lone Tree, Co

Susan Van Vleet



Advanced Men's Course� Oct. 13-15, 2015


Women Moving Forward�

June 23-25, 2015


Susan Van Vleet



Women Moving Forward�

October 21-23, 2015

Princeton, NJ



Susan Van Vleet 




Women's Leadership Retreat� May 3-5, 2016 



Spouses and Partners of Course Graduates can attend the Course for half price
(this offer does not include the Advanced Men's Course or WLR)
To register for any course, retreat, or conference, contact our office. We accept MasterCard, Visa & American Express.
There is a $500 discount when two or more people attend the same $3,500+  workshop from the same company and location.
You must register together and attend together.

All prices are subject to change. No refunds are given.


 Graduates Lunches

Lunch March 16, 2015  Cincinnati Marriott North
West Chester OH

Lunch March 23, 2015
Marriott North, West Chester, OH

Lunch April 13, 2015
Hyatt Princeton, NJ

Call to RSVP