September Newsletter
John and Susan both in Cincinnati!
John and Sue Denver 30th cel;ebration
John will be leading:

Men Relationships and Work©

In Cincinnati October 9-11
Course fee: $3,750
Only 10 total spaces available!

1/2 price slots are available

John is available for one on one Consultation on
October 12
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!

$1,000 discount on WMF© for 2 slots
Watch for these two Courses in 2019!
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Smart People: Managing and Retaining Gifted Employees
Gifted employees have never been more crucial to the success of organizations. But do we really understand smart people? Let us know if you are interested in attending.
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Organization Man Meets Organization Woman©
Gender Diversity
This intensive workshop helps men and women get to the deep psychological issues that have prevented true diversity. This course goes far beyond the conceptual approaches.

Contact us for more detailed information.

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 TWO SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR 1/2 Price

Since I will be leading 2 Women Leadership Retreats in 2019 I have had to make some changes to my schedule for 2019.

The Women Moving Forwards® scheduled for Cincinnati and New Jersey are the last community based workshops I will be leading outside of California. I will still be available to lead WMF® inside
your company. 

So if you have family, friends and associates you want to refer to Cincinnati Oct. 10-12, 2018 or New Jersey Dec. 5-7, 2018 please let them know these will be the last ones held in those locations. 

In addition, in 2019, I will only lead 2 community based Women Moving Forwards®in California: March 13-15, 2019 & September 18-20, 2019. The cost for those will be $4750 pp. To register at the 2018 price, $3750 per person you must register by December 1, 2018. 

Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeingyou at Graduate Lunches in Ohio, Monday Oct. 15
and in NJ, Monday Dec. 3. RSVP via E-mail.
Added Women's Leadership Retreat in '19
WLR 2018
2018 Public Workshop Schedule    


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 Moving Forward® NEW!
March 13-15, 2019
Westlake Village, CA $4,750

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

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
July 25-26, 2019
Westlake Village, CA $3,250

Women Moving Forward®
September 18-20, 2019
Westlake Village, CA $4,750

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

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
December 5-6, 2019
Westlake Village, CA $3,250
Two Funerals, and now what?

We lost two great Americans within a few days of each other. Their differences were obvious. One a woman one a man.  One African-American one white.  One Democrat one Republican.

But their similarities were far more important than their differences.  
Both of the highest integrity.  You never needed a pundit to unwrap what either meant by their words.
Both were true to the heritage their families of origin John McCain the military and Aretha, Christian ministry.

Both were able to relate to people who did not see the world the way they did.  McCain had legendary relationship with Joe Liberman, Jewish and a Democrat (later an Independent).  John Kerry anti-war Vietnam War veteran with POW John McCain joined forces to normalize relations with Vietnam over a 10 year span.  

Aretha performed at President Obama’s inauguration but also received the Medal of Freedom from George W Bush.

Both supported those coming after them.  Aretha Franklin mentored countless young entertainers who are now stars.  She gave generously of her time and wisdom to the generations coming next.  McCain was known for pulling Junior Senators aside to fill them in on the ways of the Senate regardless of party.

Both were active and fighting for what they believed in till the very end!  (I loved the fact that Senator McCain designed the seating chart so Republicans and Democrats had to sit together at his funeral!)

You could never accuse either of living apathetically. The greatest threat to American Democracy is not external threats from foreign powers but apathy of the citizenry.

To honor Senator McCain and  my family roots I will be going to local High Schools for register 18 year olds to vote.  NOT vote Democratic just participate in the process.  Be in the game.  

Separately I will be making phone calls for candidates I am backing at all levels.  I will not let the rancor of the current discourse seduce me into apathy.

Honoring someone’s life is best served by the actions we take today and into the future.  What will you do to honor the memory of these two great Americans?

In case you did not see the funerals:
Here is a link to President Obama’s eulogy for Senator McCain: 

Here is one of Aretha’s last great performances. If you aren’t moved check for a pulse:

As always we invite your comments.
Advanced Men's Course© 2018
Are you serious about supporting 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

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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."

Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc.®
An International Consulting Company
31416 Agoura Rd. Suite 255, 
Westlake Village, CA 91360, USA
PHONE (303) 660-5206