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Looking Forward…Living Forward

  • GTCC Conference Center (Room 219) 7908 Leabourne Road Colfax, NC, 27235 (map)

Presenters: Susan Baggett, CPA, and Sanford Danziger, MD, MPH.

Seeing more of the wisdom that resides in each of us—and putting it to immediate use.

In 2017 an “elders wisdom circle,” Looking Forward...Living Forward, was conducted 62 times in Triad libraries, churches, Shepherd and community centers, Y’s, retirement communities and private homes. It uses structured questions such as, “What is a life experience you’ve had, and what did you learn from it?” The participants  came away from these lively discussion groups with a more positive attitude toward life and aging, recognizing their own wisdom and the wisdom of others in the room. Eighteen positive outcomes were commonly self-reported, using a post-intervention tool.

Program Description

Participants will first participate in a wisdom-circle exercise, designed for all ages, that helps to recognize at a deeper level, one’s own capacities and the capacities of the people in one’s life.  
Then participants and presenters explore/describe how the exercise and experience can be used in one’s personal and professional coaching life.  

Benefits of Program for Coaches

--An increased ability to see the potential in one’s clients, and to bring it out.

--Experience, and be comfortable using, a conversation/personal development program that can be used with seniors—or anyone—in businesses, churches, families, neighborhoods, nonprofits. Also can be used one-to-one.

--Certification: TCC attendees are immediately “certified” to facilitate the program anywhere, and use any of the materials—without charge.

Brief Presenters’ Bio

Susan Baggett is a CPA in semi-retirement. Having had a life-long interest in being of assistance to others, she volunteered for 14 years providing hands-on care for terminally ill people. She trained and organized others who also wanted to serve in that way.  Her interest in people led to mentoring adults and youth in personal growth, volunteer service and personal financial management.  

Dr. Sanford Danziger has a background in medicine, psychotherapy and education. He served in the US Peace Corps, and for 15 years at the Center for Creative Leadership on the adjunct faculty. He volunteered in a project doing hands-on care for terminally-ill people, and is co-founder of TRP Enterprises, Inc., a training and consulting company.