Women Moving Forward®


Graduate Newsletter  





WMF® Update
Raising Prices

Diversity Losses,
Bill Cosby &

Women Moving
Forward® added
in 2019

Women's Leadership 
Retreat® First Edition 50% full    

2018 Workshops

Oct. 10-12
West Chester, OH
$3750  1 space left

Oct. 16-17
West Chester, OH
$2750  2 spaces left

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

Nov. 8-9
Westlake Village, CA

Dec. 5-7
Princeton, NJ
$3750 5 spaces left

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

2019 Workshops

Couples Course©
January 25-27
Hawaii, Hawaii
2 couple spaces left

Women Moving Forward®
March 13-15
Westlake Village, CA
$4750 NEW

Women's Leadership
April 30-May 2
Ojai, CA

Advanced Women
Moving Forward®
July 25-26
Westlake Village, CA
$3250 NEW

Women Moving
Sept. 18-20
Westlake Village, CA
$4750 NEW

Women's Leadership
New Edition
November 12-14
Westlake Village, CA
5 spaces left

Advanced Women
Moving Forward®
December 5-6
Westlake Village, CA
$3250  NEW 
To bring WMF® or Advanced WMF®
to your  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.

2019 Women's Leadership Retreat®   
April 30- May 2, 2019    
Ojai, California  
April 29 Make-up day  

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

$40,000 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.




We are starting a new section of our newsletter to highlight what some of
our Graduates of WMF® are doing. So if you know of a Grad doing great things
let us know.

In this Issue we are highlighting the work of P&Ger and grad of WMF® and  
Advanced WMF® who helped start and lead The People With Disabilities Network (PWD) at P&G:    

SAM LATIF , Special Consultant for Inclusive Design at P&G

Sam started the network in P&G Europe in 2014 and has been leading it globally 
since 2017. In the UK, where she lives, there 13.9 Million people are disabled.

Sam attended WMF® and Advanced WMF® in England. Through the aide of technology she transformed our WMF® materials so she could fully participate even though she is blind.

Her purpose is to have total inclusion of disabled people everywhere.

To read more about Sam and the work she is doing here is a link:
Interview of Sam Latif

The US Supreme Court Hearings

For those of you who have experienced sexual violence in some form this has got to be a difficult time. Part of what happens, even 30 years after a trauma of this kind, is when another woman or man talks about their trauma you get, "reactivated". That means memories of your traumatic event come flooding back and you can begin to backslide into the same feelings you had at the time; Depression, Anger, Rage, Unworthiness, etc.
Even for people who have not experienced sexual violence just listening to the hearings on Judge Kavanaugh (including listening to his anger and rage)can bring up uncomfortable feelings, tears and feeling sick.

I want you to know these feelings are real and you need to accept them as a normal part of the process.

Call Us or Call a Therapist
Try not to suppress them with other not helpful behaviors like overeating, fasting,
over drinking or abusing others. If it gets really bad call us and/or call a licensed
Clinician and make an appointment. You will need the extra support.

Tell Your Story Over and Over
One of our graduates finally shared her story at work because a woman there
didn't believe Dr. Ford actually was abused. She told this woman about how she was
abused and how it has effected her 30 years later. I bet this woman will now re-think
her point of view since her conversation with our very brave graduate.
This will help you healthfully detach the event you went through from the emotions
and you might also contribute to someone else.
Lastly I know some of you want to know how I feel.
I feel drained and tired, but hopeful.

In 45 years of working with victims 
 I have never seen so many women , men and organizations come out to support a victim  

I was so very impressed with Dr. Ford. I cried through her entire testimony.
She was brilliant because as she testified She was able to also lead a clinic on what happens in the mind of someone who endures such a trauma. I don't think I could have done that.

I also know this is not the time to sit back and wait for the establishment
To support us. It is time to confront the system that makes this happen and change that system.

So stop eating bad food and start making phone calls to register people to
Vote in 4 weeks. Volunteer to support victims rather then taking your anger out on other people. Join the movement to stop sexual violence & human trafficking instead of drinking. Call/write your Representatives and Senators and let them know what happened to you. Tell them how you still suffer and what they can do about it.

If you need us let us know.


Maybe I wasn't clear last time so here I go again:

The Women Moving Forwards® scheduled for Cincinnati and New
Jersey are the last "Public" (people can attend from any company)  Women Moving Forwards® I will be leading outside of California.

I can still come to Ohio & New Jersey as well as other places
in the US and the world to lead workshops "in house" at your
company just for people from your company.

Or you can send individuals to the WMF® workshops in California

I hope that makes it more understandable.

So again if you want to refer someone to a "public WMF®"
outside of California you still have time to refer them to:
Cincinnati Oct. 10-12, 2018 or New Jersey Dec. 5-7, 2018

I will only lead 2 Public Women Moving Forwards®in California
per year. In 2019 the schedule is:

 March 13-15, 2019 & September 18-20, 2019.

The cost for the WMF® workshops I lead will increase to
$4750 from $3750.     
Good News You can still register for 2019 at the 2018 price, $3750 pp, but you must register by
December 1,2018.

There is also a price increase for Advanced WMF®
From $2750 to $3250.
Again, you can register for Advanced WMF® at the 2018 rate
if you register by December 1, 2018

The schedule for Advanced WMF® 2018/2019 is:

October 16-17, 2018  Cincinnati, OH
November 8-9, 2018  Westlake Village, CA
July 25-26, 2019        Westlake Village,CA
December 5-6, 2019  Westlake Village, CA

If you have any questions about this please let me know.

Women's Leadership Retreat® New Edition!!!

November 6-8, 2019 
Four Seasons Hotel & Spa
Westlake Village, CA. $4950

Thank you for the great response!

Nov. 6-8, 2019

We already have 7 women registered so there are Only 5    
spaces left! To register Contact Susan ASAP to have a conversation!   

40 Years Ago      Hold The Date  

Contest #1

contest #7.1
Susan leading the first Women Moving Forward®

SVVCI® 40th Anniversary Summit  
Friday August 16, 2019!!

 Keep watching the newsletter for how we plan to mark the occasion.
We know for sure that we will be collecting your stories about your
"MOVING FORWARD." So if you would like to contribute one please
send it to us at our E-mail address: svvconsult@svanvleetconsult.com
I am looking forward to hearing from you!

If you have a suggestion for how to celebrate this milestone let us know.

Diversity Losses, Bill Cosby & Myers Briggs   
This year we have lost 3 CEO's that added to our count of
C-Suite Diversity;
Ken Chenault,  American Express  
Ursula Burns, Xerox
Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo

If you don't know who these people are I suggest you look
them up.

Now there are only 3 Black CEO's running Fortune 500 Companies
and the number of women serving as CEO's has dropped 25%
since June, 2017.

If we expect to make in roads in Diversity in the C Suite we're
headed in the wrong direction!

Please don't
tell me you have no minorities and/or women  
in your pipeline. That excuse is getting old. Yes you do!
So either find a better excuse or promote women and/or

Second, if you do not know why the 3-10 year prison
sentence for Bill Cosby is important to eradicating
Sexual abuse worldwide let me share with you why it is

1. FOR THE FIRST TIME It shows powerful, entitled men, all
    over the world, that there is a limit to what is acceptable.
    It puts all men on watch and a little scared.  John and
    I believe this fear will produce change, eventually!

2. It models for women everywhere that when we stand
    up for ourselves and refuse to accept we are not as important
    as "them" or not as powerful as "them" we can get justice.

3. The Civil Trial begins now. In the US that means now Victims
    can sue Mr. Cosby to get monetary reparations. For some
   of the perpetrators $ is the only thing that makes a dent.

A young 30 something man asked me today why men have
gotten away with this stuff and why women's reputations
get ruined when reporting and in most cases the Perpetrators
gain reputation. I replied:

For Centuries Women All Over The World Have Been Expendable Men Are Not Expendable They Are Entitled.
That's the culture we need to change.

Maybe this week's sentencing of Bill Cosby helps to change that.

Third, Myers-Briggs

Many of you tell me what you got as a result of taking this
popular "personality test" and you have no doubt seen me
wince when you relay this information to me.

That's because I have never believed these tests are
based on sound scientific principles. And then you change your
life goals or approach to life based on the test you took? YUK

Finally a book has been published with a thorough critique
of the MBTI and it's 16 personality types:
The Personality Brokers by Merve Emre, Doubleday

In the book Emre reveals the test was created by a mother
& daughter neither of which had any scientific background
or experience in categorizing human beings.

Please read the book and then examine, much more closely,
who you really are!         

As always let me know what you think about any or all of these

Couple's Course January 25-27, 2019
 Only 2 more spaces available!

Women's Leadership Retreat April 30- May 2, 2019

Women's Leadership Retreat Nov. 6-8, 2019
 only 6 spaces left! 

Women Moving Forward® October 10-12, 2019
1 space left! 
                              Register on line here 


The Waikoloa side of the Big Island is fine and not effected by the Lava Flow!!

You will be safe!! 

  2018 Couple's Course

2019 Couples Course
January 25-27, 2019
Marriott Waikoloa Big Island Hawaii
If you want to register for 2019 let us know.
Only 3 couple spaces left

$3000 per couple. One of the couple must have attended a SVVCI® workshop. We recommend however that both have attended if at all possible.

(includes lunch all 3 days, continental breakfast and
afternoon snack)

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 2018! Our schedule is getting pretty full for the first 6 months
of 2018. 
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 2018 WLR®  4 of our 13 attendees 

April 30-May 2, 2019  Women's Leadership Retreat®      
November 6-8, 2019 Women's Leadership Retreat®
only 9 spaces left!!

To register for any of our workshops go on line to svanvleetconsult.com, 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! 
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  8+ 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!!!


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Graduate Lunches & Dinners   

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

MONDAY Oct. 15, 12 Noon
West Chester, Ohio

by MAY 28 



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 

E-mail: svvconsult@svanvleetconsult.com