AUGUST  2015         

Women Moving Forward®


Graduate Newsletter

In This Issue


September 2-4
Geneva, Switzerland

September 8-9
Geneva, Switzerland
only 3 spaces left

October 21-23
Princeton, NJ
2 Spaces Left

December 2-4
Thousand Oaks, CA

Women's Leadership Retreat®
May 3-4, 2016

$4950 US new participants or participants who missed last year

$4150 Returning Participants.


To bring WMF® or Advanced WMF®

to your town or company contact us  






Public Workshop Schedule   

All prices are in US Dollars






September 2-4

Geneva, Switzerland






September 8-9

Geneva, Switzerland


 3 spaces left  



September 7-9

Geneva, Switzerland


 6 spaces left



 October 5-9

 Thousand Oaks, CA






October 21-23

 Princeton, NJ 

 2 spaces left



November 3-5
Santa Barbara, CA  


$4175 for returnees 

 4 spaces left 



December 2-4

Thousand Oaks, CA







February 5-7

Hawaii, Hawaii


 4 couple spaces left


Women's Leadership Retreat®   

May 3-5

Make-up day May 2

$4175 for returnees

$4950 for Newbies 




Spouses and Partners of Course Graduates can attend the Courses 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 $3,750+  workshop from the same company and location.
You must register together and attend together
All prices are subject to change. No refunds are given

Special Women Moving Forward®
Graduate Programs

Observing WMF®

All graduates are able to observe any WMF® public workshop

Availability is based on space
cost: $250 total ($450 US in Another country)
To Observe contact Susan to reserve space.

Reviewing WMF®

Any graduate can attend a WMF® public workshop and be a full participant in the workshop

You will need to fully participate and be present for the entire workshop.

cost: 50% of the workshop cost
(currently $1875 in the US)

Reviewer spaces are based on availability.

Contact us for more information.



2016 Women's Leadership Retreat©  

May 3-5, 2016 

Vail, CO 


May 2 Make-up day  


Must have attended WMF® & Advanced WMF® 




Men Relationships and Work©

For those of you who want to bring this very special workshop to the men in your company contact us to schedule one.

This is the Men's version of WMF®

Men all over the world have taken this workshop and have been surprised by the results.

The cost:

$35,000 for up to 14 men

We strongly recommend
this workshop be done in locations and
companies where WMF® has been held.

If you only continue to train women but do not also re-train men you just make women more frustrated.


contest #8
Susan leading WMF® in 1980

Don't forget!! RSVP by September 1

Graduate Lunch  
Monday September 7  
Intercontinental Hotel  
Geneva, Switzerland


Many times over the last 30 years I have been confronted with this
question. It's mostly men who ask but sometimes women do too.

And now with the US Presidential campaigns in full swing the question
is becoming a joke!

Let me explain.

I think I need to start with the definition of the word since so many
people have bastardized it:

The advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

Pretty simple isn't it.

Now last time I checked women around the world (with some notable
exceptions) are not equal to men in the following categories:


Are you kidding me? Just look at the faces of our political landscape
worldwide and you tell me. Just by the sheer percentages we can say
women are not politically equal. In some countries they are still
not allowed to vote!


Again are we socially equal to men worldwide? Again a resounding
This doesn't mean we all can't equally go to parties. It means we have the same footing in the Social fabric of our world and we do not!

Socially women in some countries still can't drive or own property or
leave the house without fearing a rape!!

Finally this category also includes the killing of girl fetuses just because they are girls! An activity that still goes on in countries all across the globe.

And of course then we have Economic

In every poll women in every country make less then men with
rare exceptions. In the US we women make .73 to every dollar
a man makes!

This dooms women to poverty levels over a lifetime. If you are paid
less or in some places not paid at all it effects how much money you will have in a lifetime. And by the way since we are still the primary caretakers of children worldwide this also dooms our children to poverty
and so on and so on and so on.

I for one do not believe Feminism is dead nor should it be!

The test for me is are we equal in these three arenas;
Economic, Social, Political?

If we are behind men in any of these areas the question of
feminism being dead is a question born out of a stupidity and a fear
that women have already arrived and don't need to be strident
about their rights any more.

Or it's some women who have theirs and don't care if we have ours who
want us to shut up and not threaten what they already have.

In the Olden Days (the 60's & 70's) we called this "The Queen Bee Syndrome"

Women who have become successful and do not want to reach out and support other women. Mostly because they are fearful they will lose what they have!

There is a female candidate in the US right now who has just discovered her dormant feminist side. She is making all kinds of comments about
the men in the campaign and what they have said that is anti-woman. She
even pointed out how she was discriminated against in her career. Something she never talked about until her run for President!

However in her tenure in her career It is reported she rarely did anything to help her fellow women. Including self disclosing the discrimination she
had to deal with and how she did it. That information alone could have helped thousands of women along their way. In fact she is quoted as
saying her promotion to CEO was the breaking of the glass ceiling for
all women. Really for all women? Do you feel no glass ceiling above you because there wasn't one above her? Please!

So if this woman can have an epiphany I say all women can. If we
all wake up to the fact we are not yet equal to men and certainly our
sisters worldwide are not in those three categories then we still
have some work to do and Feminism CAN NOT and SHOULD NOT

Let me know what you think.





September 2-4     WOMEN MOVING FORWARD®                               
$5750 US      

                           GENEVA  only 3 spaces left    $4750 US 
September 7-10 THE MEN'S COURSE©                            
                           only 6 spaces left    $5750 US
These workshops are open to all of our client companies!
Graduate Lunch Monday September 7   Geneva                            
                                  Free to all graduates RSVP by Sept. 1 
10% Discount if you register 5 or more people at one time.  

Join us in Hawaii in 2016 and escape the cold!

             The Couple's Course  February 5-7, 2016

$2750 per couple.  
Prerequisite: One of the couple has to have attended another SVVCI® workshop and you need to be in a committed relationship for 5 or more years.

To get one of the 4 spaces left in 2016 call us at our office; 303-660-5206 or Send us an E-mail;

We look forward to seeing you on The Big Island in 2016!

2015 WMF® Workshops


only 3 spaces left

Hyatt  Princeton, NJ 
only 2 spaces left 

Thousand Oaks, CA
5 spaces left

To register go on line to or call our office.
All spaces are available on a first come first serve basis! Don't wait
to register These workshops will fill soon!!

Click on link below and register or e-mail or call! 

  Continuing your Women Moving Forward® experience 
If you have ever thought, "I wish I could hear Susan's voice again" or "I want to re-visit what I learned in WMF® now that my life has changed" then

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
could be an option for you!

Because women's lives occur in stages: singledom, marriage, kids, etc. we always had the option for women to return to the workshop when they entered a new stage.

Here are the 3 options graduates can use to attend WMF® again:

Attending Advanced Women Moving Forward®

The 2 day workshop will have you focus on:
Your purpose in life and how to live a more purposeful life.

Completing your old Declarations of Self

Creating new Declarations of Self


In this option you are actually a full participant. You do a pre-call and pre-work and participate as a full participant!

You will need to be present for all 3 days and do all the workshop exercises.

The cost is 50% of the total cost of the workshop. So here in the US reviewing currently costs $1875


In this option you sit at the Observer Table and do the exercises from that vantage point. You can "observe" where you are now and where you need to be next. You participate only silently from the back of the room.

Observing affords you the flexibility to come and go as you please (except during the completion exercise).

You do not participate fully and only speak to the room if asked to by Susan

The cost to Observe is $250 in the US and $450 in other countries.

In every workshop we do we have limited spaces for Reviewers and for Observers.

If you think you will want to Observe or Review please let us know so we can reserve your space.

Next Opportunities to Observe or Review are next week in Cincinnati and in October in Geneva. I look forward to the possibility of seeing some of you soon!

Watch for new schedule of Advanced WMF® in 2016!


Get registered quickly!!! 

2016 Women's Leadership Retreat  FULL

2015 was an incredible year for the  Women's Leadership Retreat®

The issues we discussed this year were:

 Completion of Death
 Kubler-Ross Death and Dying Stages
 Completing By Telling the Truth

One of our participants said:

"Feeling so privileged and grateful for an amazing gift and life changing experience. Thank you Susan!!"


The women attending came away feeling more empowered then ever before. The completion of some very difficult experiences coupled with telling the truth set
them on a more purposeful course

It was a magnificent group of women! 
2015 Women's Leadership Retreat® Participants  

Susan & Leisha are also pictured 

& Have Dinner 
A Graduate Lunch is Scheduled for Geneva
September 7 at noon
Intercontinental Hotel
RSVP by September 1
  Linda, Chris & Sharon Dinner NJ

Graduate  Lunch in Princeton, Jersey
Graduate lunch August 2 in Princeton, NJ  
Join us at the next Graduate Lunch in Cincinnati
Dec. 9  

Graduate Lunch in Cincinnati September 16
Kaye Weiner, Carol Stacey, Susan, Ann Brack & Jeryl Proudfit


 If you plan to refer someone or attend yourself let 
us know ASAP!!!! 


September 8-9  Geneva, Switzerland only 3 spaces left! 
Here are some quotes from the evaluations of the last
Advanced Women Moving Forward® Workshop:

"I understand the boundaries that go along with my role,
I will be able to make more efficient decisions"

"I have a greater sense of clarity over my life....this has given
me the opportunity to start with a clean slate. I am more in touch with myself..."

"I am more purposeful and can lead from a higher level....
I am more 'in the moment' because the distractions are being

"...(I'm) not alone in my experience, support is so helpful...
like a renewal of WMF® to a further degree"

"I will live more on purpose at work which will make me more
effective in my a leader. This will benefit my company.."

"I plan to move through breakdown as quickly as possible"

"I am more centered and more on purpose which will help me
make clearer decisions and improve productivity"

"Knowing that breakdowns are opportunities to learn
information to move back into creation vs viewing them as a
dead end"

"I will focus on 'who owns the problem' and delegate the
solution to them"

"I have let go of old declarations and am refocused on the
path forward"


The 2015 Retreat© last group Dinner on Thursday PM

We used this year's Retreat to discuss what completion regarding death
really is. It was a safe place for the women who attended to complete
some difficult life experiences for themselves.  

That is what The Retreat© is; a place for women,
at director level and above, to be so they can
feel the support of other women and personally
and professionally grow from that experience.

No matter how successful you are there is always
more to develop and grow.

A Light moment in the 2015 WLR® 

To attend in 2016, May 3-5 (make up day May 2)
 you must be a graduate of Women Moving Forward®
 for at least a year and you must also attend
 Advanced Women Moving Forward® 

Advanced Women Moving Forward® is scheduled for:

August 19-20   Thousand Oaks, CA
September 8-9  Geneva, Switzerland
(unless you have attended The Women's Leadership Retreat before).

You will also need to attend the make-up day May 2. You will have 26+
concepts to master and 60+ pages of pre-work.

We will bundle the price of the workshops together so you can meet the prerequisites with a discount.
2016 only has 1 space left!

Fee for new participants or participants who missed a year; $4950 US
Returning participants; $4150 US

I look forward to speaking with you about this
incredible program!




For those of you who want to attend The Women's
Leadership Retreat© for the first time in 2016 there is
now a prerequisite; Advanced Women Moving Forward®

We use to be able to do a make-up day for The Retreat©
to cover all of the previous year's concepts.

This is not possible any longer. With 60+ pages of
concepts to learn before the first day of The Retreat©
we must have another way to get potential attendees
up to the current year's concepts.

The 2 day format will cover:

1. The participant will start to identify or identify
their purpose in life.

2. The participant will know the properties of purpose

3. The participant will know how this supports their
work and how to maximize their work contribution
using their purpose

4. The participant will know and know how to use
intention to attain higher levels of productivity.

5. The participant will be able to bring in to being
bigger results using their knowledge of Creation,
Intention and Purpose.

Who Should Attend This Workshop?

1. Any woman who is a graduate of
Women Moving Forward® and who wants to
improve her productivity and lead a more purposeful life.

2. Any woman who plans to attend the Women's
Leadership Retreat© and has not attended before.

3. Any graduate of Women Moving Forward® who
wants to continue the process they start

Cost: $2750 ($4750 in Geneva)
To register: E-mail us at
or register via our website: 

Graduate Programs: 

Observing is a WMF® graduate program that includes 
attending the workshop and looking at how far  
you have come since taking the workshop. It also helps  
you to keep the learnings you got as impactful as they were  
when you took  
the workshop. 
 The side benefit of Observing is supporting the women  
attending by modeling what it is to complete the workshop.

If you would like to Observe any of the community based  
workshops in 2011 all you need to do is contact us to make  
a reservation and pay the $250 fee. Seats in each  
workshop are limited and are given on a first come  
first serve basis.
Four Graduates in Europe Observed the Frankfurt workshop
last year. 
You do not have to be at all three days of the workshop.  
You can  be at one day or several or you can come for an afternoon.
The schedule is up to you when you Observe.

Some Graduates bring their workshop buddies with them  
to Observe and some bring their old notebooks!

2016 Women's Leadership Retreat®  

May 3-5, 2015
(make-up day May 2)
If you have never attended before you will need to attend  
the Advanced Women Moving Forward®    
as a prerequisite.
Cost: $4950 US
$4175 US for returning attendees  

Bringing Women Moving
Forward® or Advanced Women Moving Forward® To Your Area  
To have us schedule a  Women Moving Forward® 
Public Workshop or an Advanced Women Moving Forward®
 in your  area  you will need to register  10+ women
Prices differ by country and US state.

We will then fill the rest of the spaces with women from
other companies and areas unless you purchase all 12
spaces for your company.

For more information contact Susan 
Women Moving Forward®
For Your Company or
To have a Women Moving Forward®  workshop  that
 is just for your  Organization the fee is $35,000+ USD
any where in the world for up to 12 women!
For more information contact us at
Women Moving Forward® Website!!!

  Visit it for all the updates & news about
Women Moving Forward® and
the Women's Leadership Retreat©. Refer your friends to it.

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Original Women Moving Forward®.

All of the back issues of the  WMF Newsletters are also there.


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Graduate Lunches & Opportunities for Graduates

Any Graduate of Women Moving Forward from
company can attend. There is no cost to the

Graduate Lunch Monday September 7  Geneva

Come and join your fellow grads for a lively conversation and

RSVP Via E-mail to by September 1

Observing Women Moving Forward®

Observe any US Community Based
Women Moving Forward®
for $250 in US $450 elsewhere

Space is limited so reserve your chair to observe  NOW!!


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