Holiday Newsletter

December  2017


Women Moving Forward®


Graduate Newsletter

In this issue:

The Battle Of Our Lives! Graduate

2018 Schedule

2017 Workshops

Enabling Purpose Through Relationships©
December 12-14
Westlake Village, CA
Limited space

2018 Workshops

Managing Corporate
Jan. 9-11
Westlake Village, CA

The Couples Course©
January 26-28
$2750 per couple
1 couples space

Enabling Purpose Through Relationships©
Feb. 27-Mar.1

March 6-8
Westlake Village, CA
5 spaces left

March 20-21, 2018
Princeton, NJ
7 spaces left

Leading Projects©
April 16-20
Westlake Village, CA

May 1-3
Ojai, CA
1 space left

Managing Corporate Change©
May 22-24
Westlake Village, CA

June 13-14
Westlake Village, CA

Enabling Purpose Through Relationship©
July 31-Aug. 2
Westlake Village, CA

Leading Projects©
Sept. 24-28
Westlake Village, CA

Oct. 10-12
Westlake Village, CA

Advanced Men's Course
Oct. 23-25
Ojai, CA.

Enabling Purpose Through Relationship©
Dec. 11-13
Westlake Village,CA

To bring WMF® or Advanced WMF®
to your town or company contact us  


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.

2018 Women's Leadership Retreat®   
May 1-3, 2018   
Ojai, California  
April 30 Make-up day  
Must have attended WMF® & Advanced WMF® 
Only 1 space left   
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.


Merry Christmas!   Happy Hanukkah!  Joyous Kwanzaa! 
Happy New Year! 
A Holiday Sale!!!
$1000 off select workshops and spaces!!
Contact us to reserve spaces while they last!

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Workshops 2018 filling up!!  

Women Moving Forward®  March 6-7, 2018 Westlake Village, CA
                   5 spaces left 
Advanced Women Moving Forward® March 20-21, 2018  Princeton, NJ 
                    7 spaces left

Couple's Course January 26-28, 2018
                   1 couple space left!

Women's Leadership Retreat May 2-4, 2018
                    1 space left!

                              Register on line here 

  Graduate Feedback  
Because of our confidentiality agreement with you and some of  
your companies we cannot share specific feedback but we can, 
given the holiday season, use a parable format to share the  
spectacular results some of you have attained.

               A Holiday Parable

Once upon a time in many kingdoms of business worldwide
women and men subjects worked together to solve the
problem of sexual attacks on women subjects.

So far many men subjects of these business kingdoms have
pledged to stop sexual attacks in their business kingdoms.
Many of these men are royalty!

Next, in one kingdom, women at every level got together
to make sure women will no longer be attacked while
going to the kingdom's stables when they jump on their
horses to ride back to their villages after a day of work
in their business kingdoms.

Lastly, 4 women graduates of a course the business
kingdom sent them to, Took on an incidence of sexual
attack and have formally petitioned the royalty of the
business kingdom to make a disposition favorable to all
the women of that business kingdom!

There are many more worldwide examples of acts of bravery and integrity in your kingdoms. These are just 3 examples.

John & I want to thank you all for giving us the best
holiday present we Two Jesters could ever have! You have
pushed back on your business kingdom to make sure all
women & men have a safe business kingdom in which to
work. In doing so you have saved many future subjects!

May you all continue your good works on behalf of all
of your kingdoms & subjects!!

Susan & John VV   

NOVEMBER 2017 Women Moving Forward® grads!



2018 Couples Course
January 26-28, 2018
Marriott Waikoloa Big Island Hawaii
If you want to register for 2018 let us know.

$2750 for the couple. One of the couple must have attended a SVVCI® workshop

(includes lunch all 3 days, continental breakfast and
afternoon snack)
Only 1 couple space left for 2018 
  If you are changing your e-mail address let us know so we can
  stay in touch with you!
  Contact Us To Change Address


If you have 8 women "ready to register" for a particular date we will schedule a Women Moving Forward® or
Advanced Women Moving Forward® in your area.

In the US the cost per woman for Women Moving Forward® is $3750. Outside of the US contact us for pp cost. 

Cost for Advanced in the US is $2750 pp contact us for cost outside of US

Contact Susan ASAP to schedule if you plan one of these in 2017!
  Order your copies of the Women Moving Forward®
books here:

Click here for Amazon
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PURCHASE 2  BOOKS GET $500 discount on our Women Moving Forward® Workshops!!!!

                                    WOMEN MOVING FORWARD®                                             

For nearly forty years, Susan Bash Van Vleet has been conducting groundbreaking workshops that have helped thousands of women worldwide move forward both professionally and personally. In her latest guidebook, Van Vleet presents twenty-seven innovative concepts that will help women live with intention and create a happy existence.

Van Vleet, founder and president of a consulting firm that specializes in the areas of change management, diversity, communication, team building, project management, and leadership, offers concepts and a series of exercises that lead women through a step-by-step process to finding purpose in life, creating and intending to make positive changes, learning self-love, and shunning negative thought processes. Included are worksheets that help women identify past emotions in order to transform current relationships, the signs of addiction and co-dependency, and the differences between certain types of behaviors.

Women Moving Forward® shares theories and thought-provoking assignments that guide women to identify a purpose and build a better, more fulfilling life.

                              WOMEN MOVING FORWARD®
                                             Over The Years 

For nearly forty years, Susan Bash Van Vleet has been conducting groundbreaking workshops that have helped thousands of women worldwide deal with personal blockages to moving forward in their personal and professional lives. Now in a compilation of articles gathered from her popular Women Moving Forward® newsletter sent to workshop graduates over the last twenty years, Van Vleet shares valuable knowledge, personal stories, objective opinions, and up-to-date research that will appeal to women from all walks of life.

Van Vleet, founder and president of a consulting firm that specializes in the areas of change management, diversity, communication, team building, project management, and leadership, offers a plethora of information on a wide variety of topics that include violence against women, motherhood, health care, workplace issues, mental health, and aging. Included is feedback from workshop graduates who provide diverse perspectives on her teachings and newsletter topics.

Women Moving Forward® shares a collection of articles gathered from years of newsletters that continue to this day to provide time-tested advice, guidance, and empowerment to women around the world.

Order Now on Amazon by clicking below:

You can order in Paperback or iBook versions!

Also Available at Barnes & Noble
                        BUY 2 BOOKS AND GET  $500 DISCOUNT ON ANY

                             WOMEN MOVING FORWARD WORKSHOP®
                           simply show us your sales receipt to receive discount!!

If you want us to come to your town or company and hold a WMF® or Advanced WMF® contact us for information.     

Val Hodgson & Chris Quirk 2017 WLR®

May 1-3, 2018 Women's Leadership Retreat® ONLY 1 SPACE LEFT


The Couple's Course©


Join Us In Paradise In 2018! January 26-28.
  Big Island Hawaii  

1 Couple space left!

$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 last space in 2018 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!

To register for any of our workshops go on line to, call our office at 303-660-5206 or E-mail us!

All spaces are available on a first come first serve basis! Don't wait
to register These workshops will fill up many months out!

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

Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village

Our office:
31416 Agoura Rd. Suite 255
Westlake Village, CA. 91361

  Continuing your Women Moving Forward® experience 
 The November Advanced Women Moving Forward® Group in Mason, OH.
AWMF® Grads

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

Declarations of Self Exercise


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!



Women's Leadership Retreat 2018  
At the 2017 WLR® there was considerable discussion of the use of Power and the feeling of Powerlessness.

For example; Just because Power has been used badly on you does not mean power is inherently bad.
It also does not follow that since the use of power on you wan done badly that when you use power
you are bad!!

Only one space is available in 2018. If you want to attend please let Susan know ASAP.
Don't get shut out! 

The 2017 WLR® group
A Graduate Lunches & Dinners are Scheduled for: 

Watch newsletter for dates. 

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

Ana & Gill   Day 2 Advanced WMF®  Westlake Village, CA.
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"

 Deb & Sonia pairing up AWMF® Westlake Village, CA

The 2017 Retreat® pictures:

In 2017 we discussed Powerlessness and it's ramifications for the women in the
The Retreat®

 The Retreat© is a safe place for women
 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.

To attend in 2018 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:

 Sept. 12&13  Thousand Oaks, CA & November 13-14 Mason, Ohio

You will also need to attend the make-up day. You will have 31+
concepts to master and 90+ pages of pre-work.

We will bundle the price of the workshops together so you can meet the prerequisites with a discount.
2018 only has 1 space left.

Fee for new participants or participants who missed a year; $4950 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!

Bring 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 $45,000+ 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.

When you google us we are in the first 5 listed as:
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

Friday November 10
Mason, Ohio
Marriott Restaurant
12 Noon



About Susan Van Vleet
Consultants, Inc.
Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc.®
An International Consulting Company
Agoura Rd. Suite 255
Westlake Village, CA 91361
phone: 303.660.5206