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Rising Strong for Helping Professionals

  • Women's Resource Center 628 Summit Avenue Greensboro, NC, 27405 United States (map)

Program Description: Walking into our stories of struggle can feel dangerous, and walking with others in their stories as a helping professional can feel doubly so. As helping professionals, how do we care for ourselves when we spend so much energy helping others? How can you take your clients deeper than you’ve gone yourself?

This abbreviated session about The Rising Strong Process will introduce Brené Brown and her work, especially the Rising Strong process of The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution. We’ll review and experience several key elements from her research around the power of story, the “physics of vulnerability,” and helpful tools and processes for moving from critical to curious, from the victim of your story to the author of it. While these will be personal experiential learnings, we’ll draw the connection between the personal and professional.

Here’s a quote from a weekend participant: “As helping professionals, we counsel time for reflection and tackling the tough issues. The Rising Strong™ weekend provided the right community and a powerful model for me to do my own work. I found it incredibly helpful to unlock some personal learning and in providing tools that have come to be invaluable for clients.”

Benefit of Program for Coaches:
Time to reflect on our own “orphaned stories” of falling (those things we’d rather not admit or tell about ourselves) in order to reclaim and integrate all those pieces of ourselves. In that process of deeper reflection, accountability and responsibility, we can unlock a new level of insight and empathy with our clients which, in turn, makes greater space for their growth as well.

Presenter: Sarah C. Albritton, MS, President of Leadership Innovations Inc.

Sarah is President and founder of Leadership Innovations Inc, where she specializes in delivering high impact coaching for chief executives, senior executive teams and senior leaders of companies throughout the world. She is the co-author of I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Not You! an international top selling book on Myers-Briggs/Jungian type since 1997 and in its second edition. She is a Master Facilitator for Brave Leaders™ Inc, a select group working with Brené Brown to take her work to a larger corporate audience.

A dynamic, highly esteemed facilitator, coach, speaker, and consultant, Sarah thrives on operating as client’s team member and partner ally. Anchoring her relationships in trust, respect, and a healthy dose of humor, she uses data, insight and challenge to inspire strategic change.

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