In this issue of HUE News:

  • Message from HueLife Team
  • Pro Tip: Getting the most out of coaching
  • Partner Spotlight- DJC Solutions
  • Client Spotlight- Jennifer Clinton
  • Coaching Program Promo
  • Community of Practice Update
  • Mighty Networks Live
  • Mission Update
  • Upcoming Courses

We look forward to seeing you in the virtual space and in person!

-The HueLife Team

Message From HueLife Team

Word of the Year

Statue representing Janus Bifrons in the Vatican Museums 


Happy January and Welcome 2023! 


According to Roman culture, January signifies a time of reflection, transition, and new beginnings. Janus, the God of beginnings and passages, is usually depicted as having two faces. Janus looks back at the past and looks forward to the future simultaneously.

At our team retreat this month, we engaged in the exercise to select the word of the year for each team member, so we can intentionally let go of things in the past that hold us back and embark on new beginnings with confidence and determination.

This word cloud represents our collective intention!

When you look back at the year 2022, what are you ready to let go of? 

When you look toward 2023, what are you hoping to explore? 

Download the exercise below to create your own word and intention. 

Download Word of the Year Exercise

Pro Tip

Tips for Getting the Most from a Coaching Experience

Professional or leadership coaching continues to grow in popularity as an avenue for personal growth and development. We've had numerous clients share their appreciation for the opportunity to slow their life down (even for only an hour) to reflect, generate new insights, set goals, and craft actions to achieve those goals.

What makes a coaching experience so valuable? Several things go into co-creating a space where you, the client, can flourish such as:

  1. Partnering with you to determine what is important to you and shape meaningful outcomes.
  2. Holding you as creative, resourceful, whole, and as the expert of your life. Some call this holding you with unconditional positive regard.
  3. Being present with you, listening fully, help discover your power.
  4. Helping you access new perspectives, new possibilities, and your inner wisdom and resources.
  5. Co-creating practices and actions to help you meet your goals/aspirations
  6. Helping you create structures of support and accountability.

To download tips on how to get the most from your coaching experience click the button below.

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Partner Spotlight

Dave Closson

As we focus this month on reflection and coaching practice, we would like to highlight our trusted partner, the creator of DJC Solutions, Dave Closson. Dave is an established speaker, author, coach, veteran, and facilitator with a passion for linking arms with others who want to live an abundant life.

Dave knows you have the grit to excel in a thriving career, inherit more time freedom, and have the “jump-out-of-bed” feeling every morning.


→ Encourage you to set goals to achieve what you truly want.

→ Push you to do more than you may have accomplished on your own.

→ Guide you to intently focus and expedite tangible results.

→ Provide you with the tools, support, and structure to accomplish more. 

Dave’s cornerstone is to meet you where you are, utilizing intent listening to understand the root of your current struggles and desired outcomes on the other side of them… A-Game style. 

Learn More About Dave

Where Are They Now?

Jennifer Clinton, CEO of Cultural Vistas

What is the impact of coaching?

Cultural Vistas is in a better place today and positioned for success as a result of Jennifer's focus on developing a collaborative leadership style and engagement practices within the organization.

“I engaged Dr. Irina Fursman at HueLife as an executive coach during a pivotal time in my leadership journey. HueLfe’s coaching approach is human-centric and practical, grounded in best practices and informed by the needs of the coachee. This engagement has served as an important catalyst for me and my organization. I regularly integrate the principles and approaches I learned in my daily work. ”  

-Jennifer Clinton

HueLife Program Promo

Coaching Program

With a new year come resolutions, promises, and anticipations! Don't let your dreams and desires wait, consider partnering with a coach to help hold you accountable for your goals.


Do you want to...

·      ... develop new habits or change your behaviors?

·      ... experiment and try new things to improve your performance?

·      ... redesign how you really want to spend your time?

·      ... start treating yourself and others with compassion?

·      ... align your values with the decisions you need to make?


Our team of coaches could help you get started on the journey of self-discovery, building awareness, and capacity to take control of your life! Contact us for a free coaching consultation.

Learn More About HueLife Coaching Opportunities
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HueLife Updates

On February 15th we will host Travis Beck for the Community of Practice (CoP).

Travis Beck, musician, and facilitator, will explore some of the intersections of music and facilitation. From getting the group centered with a music-based activity to conversation questions (like “What’s a line from a song this situation brings to mind for you?”), to what science suggests might be the best style of music for brainstorming, to playing music over Zoom, Travis will demonstrate how you can incorporate music into your facilitation work, regardless of your musical abilities.

Travis Beck is the director of Worship, Music, & Arts at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN. In 2015, he began his facilitator journey and is now working on completing his certification while also starting his trainer apprenticeship with HueLife. He frequently uses ToP® methods in his faith community for workshops, staff retreats, and group discussions. Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2017, Travis was actively involved with BrickStreet Theatre in Forest City, IA, and is facilitating a strategic planning process with them as they celebrate 50 years of community theater.

RSVP for CoP 

HueLife is now LIVE on Mighty Networks!


We are building our online learning community and we want you to be part of it!  Now is the time to stay connected after your training or facilitation experience, gain support from peers, and exchange ideas and best practices.


HueLife's online community will feature exclusive content, a resources library, access to course materials and recorded training, and support from your cohorts.  This is the perfect space to connect and continue your learning journey with people who also aspire to grow their facilitation practice.


HueLife has and continues to create impactful changes in the world. Join us on the mission of inspiring action for the greater good!

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Mission Update

Reflections from YouLead 2022 Participants

With all eighteen YouLEAD participants now back in Ukraine, we wanted to bring you their reflections from their time in the USA.

We would also like to recognize that all of this would have been impossible without the many people who donated their resources, time, and attention. We are so grateful to everyone who donated to the program, to community partners, host families and all those who have in one way or another helped this program to come to fruition.

But the program did not end at the moment when the participants went to Ukraine! We are already working on the YouLEAD 2023 program! Stay tuned and contact Irina Fursman if you would like to get involved.

Meet Ksyusha Lohvinenko from Kharkiv, Ukraine!

Meet Evelina Yandola from Kharkiv, Ukraine!

Meet Anastasiia Lebedynska from Kharkiv, Ukraine!

YouLEAD 2022 Participants Reflections

Upcoming Courses

HUE Conversations

February 1 - Liberty, NY

February 15 - VIRTUAL

February 28 - Carmel, IN

March 28 - Tucson, AZ

April 4 - Twin Cities, MN

April 7 - Virtual


ToP® Facilitation Methods

February 7 & 8 - Madison, WI

February 16 &17 - Orlando, FL

February 21 & 22 - Twin Cities, MN COURSE FULL

March 13 & 14 - Asheville, NC

March 28 & 29 - Rochester, MN

April 4 & 5 - Twin Cities, MN


April 12 & 13 - Orlando, FL


ToP® Strategic Planning

February 28 - March 1 - Twin Cities, MN 4 SPOTS LEFT!

May 18 & 19 - Madison, WI

June 13 & 14 - Asheville, NC

June 27 & 28 - Twin Cities, MN


Approaches To Environmental Scanning

March 21 - Twin Cities, MN

May 12 - Duluth, MN

May 25 - Madison, WI

June 14 - Asheville, NC


Mastering Technology of Participation® (MToP) 2023-2024- Minneapolis, MN

Intensive I October 25th-27th, 2023

Intensive II January 24th -26th, 2024

Intensive III April 24-26, 2024

Intensive IV July 24-26, 2024

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ToP Secrets of Implementation

August 24-25 - Duluth, MN


Virtual Community of Practice - FREE 

On the third Wednesday each month from noon to 1 pm CT.


In Case You Missed It

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HueLife 2023 Course Locations

In 2023 we will be offering training in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, New York, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.

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CEUs are also offered from Normandale Community College for any ToP course offered at their university.

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