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WLR 2018

Women's Leadership Retreat® New Edition!!!

November 6-8, 2019  
Westlake Village, CA. $4950

So many of you have complained that you will not ever  
be able to attend a WLR® since it is always full  
by the end of Day 1 of the prior year.


Now you can attend!!!! If you have taken WMF® and 
Advanced WMF® and you are director level or above 
you are now eligible for:

Nov. 6-8, 2019  

We already have 5 women registered so there are Only 7 spaces left!
To register Contact Susan ASAP to have a conversation!
John and Susan both in Cincinnati!
John and Sue Denver 30th cel;ebration
John will be leading:

Men Relationships and Work©

In Cincinnati October 9-12
Course fee: $3,750
Only 10 total spaces available!
3 Lots filled.
Cityscape Cincinnati
Susan will be in Cincinnati, OH
Women Moving Forward®
October 10-12, 2018
Course Fee: $3,750
Space Limited Register Now!

Adv. Women Moving Forward®
October 16-17, 2018
Course fee: $2,750
Space Limited Register Now!
Attend this very special version of Managing Corporate Change© with out much "corporate".

This session will focus on the personal side of change!

Many of you are trying to figure out what's next. What do you want?

How do I really get synced up with my purpose?

August 27-29, 2018
Westlake Village, CA
$3,750 USD
Special pricing for Graduates of MCC©

Intrigued? Contact John, now!

Only 4 slots left!
Creating the life
you want!
Figuring out your path?

Staring at the Blank Canvas?

Figuring out what to do when you grow up, (again!)

Looking at the first chapter or retirement?

Want to make sure your past doesn't dictate your future?

Many men seem to be struggling with what does it take to have successful Relationships with the powerful women in their lives whether that is their boss, peers, direct reports, wives or daughters. Men, Relationships and Work© is designed for men who know there is more to learn but are not sure what knowledge and skills are needed. The #metoo movement has heightened awareness for men. But men need skills not just awareness.
Men Relationships and Work© will be offered in Cincinnati for the first time!
October 9-11,
Course fee: $3,750
There are ONLY 10 slots for the course. 3 Slots filled.
2018 Public Workshop Schedule    


Enabling Purpose through Relationships©
July 30-August 1, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $3,750

Women Moving Forward®
August 10-12, 2018
Westlake, Village, CA $3,750 2 SLOTS LEFT AT 1/2 PRICE

Managing Corporate Change© (Special Version)
August 27-29, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $3,750 (Special price for MCC© graduates)

Leading Projects through Relationship, Commitment and Purpose©
September 24-28, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $5,000

Men Relationships and Work©
October 9-11, 2018
Cincinnati, OH $3,750

Women Moving Forward®
October 10-12, 2018
Cincinnati, OH $3,750

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
October 16-17, 2018
Cincinnati, OH $2,750

Advanced Men's Course©
October 23-25, 2018 Catch Up Day Oct, 22
Ojai CA $4,950 2017 Returnees $4,175

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
November 8-9, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $2,750

Managing Corporate Change©
November 13-15, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $3,750

Women Moving Forward®
December 6-7, 2018
Princeton, NJ $3,750

Enabling Purpose through Relationships©
December 11-13, 2018
Westlake Village CA $3,750


Couples Course© 2019
January 25-27, 2019 Catch up day January 24
Price per couple $3,000
Big Island of Hawaii

Women's Leadership Retreat®
April 30-May 2, 2019 Catch up day April 29
Location TBD

Women's Leadership Retreat® New Edition!!
November 6-8, 2019
Four Seasons Westlake Village CA
Article: Trauma Transformed

Trauma Transformed
  A few years ago we used the film “Buck” as the pre-work for the Advanced
Men’s Course© “Buck” is the real life documentary about Buck Branaman the Horse Whisperer that Robert Redford’s character was modeled after in the film of the same name. Buck’s father beat he and his brother mercilessly the first 14 years of his life till Buck’s High School football coach, saw the bruises on his back and put the wheels in motion to have him removed from his father’s abusive home.
Buck’s amazing abilities with rehabilitating “problem horses” (and their owners) was born of a deep understanding of abuse and what that can do to you. All of us at the AMC© that year realized that for each of us our purposes were born of our own personal pain or the pain of those around us. For me it was the stifling suppression of emotion in the small town in Illinois that I grew up in. The endless talk of the weather to avoid the crushing pain running under the surface in my family of origin.
Susan’s purpose was born of watching the Army films of the Liberation of the Nazi Death Camps. The horrors of the camps to which she said: “No more Holocausts”. Many of you have experienced the transformative work Susan does out of her purpose but it started with excruciating pain. I remember my father’s answer when I asked him why he was so sensitive to the minority member’s of his construction crew back in the 1960’s. He said simply “Ihave been treated badly too, I know what it feels like.” Though there were no details I knew that stories of my grandfather’s compulsive gambling and ultimately the abandonment of my father, his sisters and mother, was nothing but deep pain. Sensitivity born of personal pain.
When you live true to your purpose long enough you realize without that original trauma there would be no purpose. Make no mistake it does not mean the pain and hurt did not happen. But your purpose gives that trauma meaning where it would be otherwise senseless tragedy. The question is never was it fair what happened to you. The real question is what difference will you make from it?
I recommend “Buck” as you come to terms with the pain and traumas that were the dark beginnings of your purpose. Perhaps it will transform the pain into a meaningful part of your journey.
Here is the trailer for the movie:

As always we invite your comments.
Congratulations are in Order!!
*Congratulations to Cristina Sergent on her new job as Global Supply Chain Director at Mondelez!

*Belated Congratulations to David Rickabaugh and Wyatt Harris on their marriage a few months ago!

 If you have life events, promotions to announce let us know!
Advanced Men's Course© 2018
This year's theme is: Women!
The 2018 theme is Our Relationships and Responsibilities to Women in the age of #metoo. From sexual violence to discrimination in the corporate world to the inherent advantages women have in todays collaborative world of work: What are our responsibilities as leaders. co-workers, spouses, fathers and role models to the women in our world? Pre-work will include challenging material like The Hunting Ground and The End of Men and the Rise of Women.  Projects and experiments will also be part of the preparation for this year’s course.
Dates: October 23-25, 2018
Catch up day October 22.
Location: Ojai, California
Course Fee 2017 Returnees
$4,175 Newbies $4,950

Catching up on your comments!
We finally are able to print some of your great comments from previous months.
Thanks for your patience!
From John's article on White Privilege . "Born on Third Thought I hit a Triple" In case you missed it here is the link: Click Here for Newsletter with "Born on First thought I Hit a Triple"

What a beautiful tribute to Susan and spot on, honest view of our world condition. Thank you.
I am better for having read your article.
Diane Yamashita

John, thank you for writing it & bringing attention to this. Much appreciated. It resonates with me as my father told me I should not go to college or pursue higher education as I will just get married & raise children. It was heartbreaking to me. I did not let my father's words hold me down or back from continuing my education. And I think about what our daughters will possibly endure in their lives if things don’t shift. Joe & I will always raise encourage them & never hold them back.
Thank you, Bonnie Knott

Excellent article by John. Henry Dubroff

John’s article re. White Privilege…appears that John and Warren (Buffet) have been drinking coffee together… Pete Banner
CC 2108
Couples Course©
January 25-27,
Catch up day Jan. 24
Spectacular results again this year at the Couple Course©!

Here are the Photos from the 2018 Course.

Don't be left out of the picture next year!

Join us in Paradise on the Big Island where we have found renewal and enrichment for 35 years.

Cost per couple $3,000

3 of 6 Slots
for 2019

"Thanks for ALL you did and continue to do for us and so many people. We are so grateful to have been here with you both and the other couples. Some who will be lifelong friends."

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