What is CIRCLE? A unique place to turn off distractions to tune into what matters most.... a practice of reflecting and connecting with your inner wisdom and... a time out of time to be courageously vulnerable together with others in a brave space. Gather regularly with other amazing individuals, tuning into what matters most: diving into meaningful conversation, exploring mindful practices, and delving into inspirational inquiry. Leave Circle with more clarity, feeling energized and deeply supported.
A few testimonials about CIRCLES:
"For me it was such a blessing at just the right time! I think the two hour time frame is perfect to have deep conversations and you did a great job giving everyone enough time to speak, every time. Your space was welcoming us with all of our senses: warmth, comfort, fragrance, and sound. It was always a pleasure to walk in and be greeted by you. I really enjoyed the handouts and homework. To me that part added a lot, and I would really encourage people to do at least one little thing if possible in-between sessions. You had a beautiful balance of preparation and a plan but also going with the flow of the moment. Your feedback to people when they spoke was always warm and encouraging while challenging us with a new twist or thought when possible. Thank you!" Sanna
"Sue has a clear communication style and is an excellent listener! Working with her both 1:1 and in Circle, I find her encouraging, flexible, and willing to share so many creative ideas, which are helpful and eye opening One of her many gifts is helping to guide us into heart/soul space, She is a natural leader and someone who pulls goodness and purpose out of those around her. Sue, please keep doing what you do. The world needs you, and I appreciate you!" Mary Lisa
"My life is better because of this ongoing conversation on a deeper level." Laura
"Being in Circle with Susan is very valuable.... she helps me stop and think... forces me to consider what matters most ....This is the other conversation I want to keep going on in my life." Ana
Contact me to join a CIRCLE or to cocreate your next event: firstname.lastname@example.org (708-955-7366)
COACHING and FACILITATION
NEW CIRCLES for 2018
ACTIVATE MORE of YOUR PURPOSE: Do you have a knowing, an urge, an itch, a craving that there must be MORE to life than your to do list? Do you ever wonder “Who am I?” or “Why am I here?” Do you feel like you need a break from your regular routine to focus on “What matters most?” We live in incredible times full of amazing possibilities and yet, given our hurried pace, we must be intentional about setting aside time to reflect and connect in order to become more of who we came to be. There is a massive revolution among women gathering in circles of all sorts. BE on the cutting edge of improving yourself, creating positive change, and building community. Activate your passion, purpose, and potential! A brand new Circle is sprouting this JANUARY right here in River Forest. Join other women willing to search inside themselves to live more authentically! Be inspired to become your best self! Widen your circle by reserving a seat in this unique Circle today! (This Circle will meet regularly from January through May on a mutually convenient day/time once the group is formed.) Space is limited so please contact me ASAP if interested: email@example.com or 708-955-7366!
UPGRADE your INNER O/S: Join a cohort of women ready to UPlevel and UPgrade their inner operating system this year. Meet regularly to center, connect and gain clarity on your next steps. When women come together to desire, dream and draft plans together, amazing possibilities are activated. This Circle is for women who are seriously intentional and energized to put their self care on the top of the list this year, spend time daily in a soulful practice, support other women, and manifest an idea of any size in 2018. "Mastermind" just begins to describe the kind of gathering I am envisioning because mind, heart and soul will be fully engaged. (This Circle will meet regularly from January through May on a mutually convenient day/time once the group is formed.) Space is limited so please contact me ASAP if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-955-7366!
COLLEGE ESSAY GUIDANCE:
Interested in transforming the angst of the college application process into mindful meaning-making? Looking for a unique opportunity for your high school student? It’s never too early to begin this valuable process of self-reflection! Weaving together my skills as writer, editor, coach, purpose guide, facilitator and mindfulness practitioner/teacher, I create stress-free, supportive spaces for teens to discover their authentic voice, gather their unique stories and craft them into persuasive essays. Writing college apps may be the first time they face the BIG questions of life: WHO AM I? and WHY AM I HERE? Applying tips from wise advisers in the world of college admissions as well as my own personal experience with hundreds of teens, I have developed a practical process so students engage and enjoy this discovery. I offer group workshops and individual sessions.
ALLOW ME TO FACILITATE YOUR NEXT EVENT and take the conversation up a notch... Either provide the content or I will create it for/with you. Here are a few possibilities:
At the ONE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL in Chicago (http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/)
I facilitate engaging dialogue around sustainability. There is little that I enjoy more than gathering a roomful of folks committed to making the world a better place together to dream up solutions!
I have been trained to deliver the amazing, awakening, activating, AWAKENING THE DREAMER SYMPOSIUM prepared by the Pachamama Alliance: http://www.pachamama.org/engage/awakening-the-dreamer. Engage me to deliver it to your neighbors, friends, family, or any group of people. It is simply THE BEST delivery system on the planet for awakening people to another possibility for our future and engaging them in empowering action. Together we can create an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet!
Be More Mindful. I have quite a bit of training and experience in MINDFULNESS as a practitioner and also having taught it to pre-teens, teens, moms, and grandmas. I love to explore this topic one-on-one, and also teach half-day and full-day workshops.
I am also proud to be a CONSCIOUS AGING FACILITATOR with the amazing Institute of Noetic Sciences. I have so much fun exploring this material with WISE WOMEN in CONSCIOUS AGING CIRCLES and learned a lot and met wonderful co-facilitators at the 2015 IONS CHICAGO Institute.