“CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU” (CSWY) - A PRACTICUM FOR WOMEN

our online program guides you to develop a stronger sense of personal agency and self-awareness, so you are able to make clearer decisions, implement changes with greater ease and discover the catalysts that let you have the life you actually want

  • 8 ONLINE SESSIONS / 60 DAYS TO FOCUS / 90 DAYS TO PRACTICE / AN ONGOING COMMUNITY OF WOMEN CHANGEMAKERS

  • GREATER CLARITY, ACTION-INFORMED KNOWHOW, AND EASE

  • WITH EXPERIENCED EXECUTIVE COACHES AND FACULTY GUIDES: DORIAN-PATRIZIA BARONI AND LILIA ABREU MAWSON + YOUR OWN TAILORED ACTION EXPERIMENTS TO TRANSFORM NEW KNOWLEDGE INTO CHANGES + OPTIONAL PEER SUPPORT

  • ZOOM LEARNING VIDEOCALLS START MARCH 4, 2019 - END MAY 13TH, 2019

  • LIST OF VIDEOCALLS TO MARK IN YOUR SCHEDULE: MAR 4, MAR 11, MAR 18, MAR 25, APR 1, APR 15, APR 29, MAY 13

  • TIMES OF VIDEOCALLS: 9AM US PACIFIC OR 6PM US PACIFIC - YOU CHOOSE WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOUR TIMEZONE

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WHY THIS PRACTICUM NOW?

THE COMPLEX TIMES WE LIVE IN CALL US TO STEP UP AND STEP OUT. THEY CALL UPON US TO DEVELOP OURSELVES SO AS TO BRING ABOUT THE CHANGES WE WISH FOR WITH GREATER SKILL AND GREATER HEART. THEY INVITE US TO EXPAND OUR PRESENCE AND OUR PURPOSE, WHILE PRAGMATICALLY DOING THINGS.

LEADING CHANGE STARTS WITH CHANGING OURSELVES AND THAT TAKES NOT ONLY CLARITY OF INTENTION, BUT ALSO SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, ENHANCED EASE IN ONESELF AND SUPPORT. IT TAKES TRYING THINGS OUT. IT TAKES INTEGRATING LEARNING WITH DOING. IT TAKES A COMMUNITY THERE TO ENCOURAGE AND SOMETIMES PUSH YOU GENTLY ALONG.

WHAT IS IT?

THIS PRACTICUM IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST IN YOURSELF IN 2019. THROUGH A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT DESIGNED FOR SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOR CHANGE AND IMPROVED SELF-AWARENESS, WE STRIVE TO MAKE YOU BETTER EQUIPPED TO MAKE DECISIONS AND DRIVE TRANSFORMATION IN YOUR LIFE - AT HOME OR WORK.

  • A SERIES OF 8 2-HR LIVE ZOOM LEARNING VIDEOCALLS TO LEARN TOGETHER (WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE AS RECORDINGS SO THAT YOU CAN REVIEW CONTENT OR IF YOU CANNOT JOIN A PARTICULAR CALL)

  • LEARNING VIDEOCALLS ARE CURRENTLY SCHEDULE TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAYS - YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CHOOSE TO JOIN AT 9AM US PACIFIC OR AT 6PM US PACIFIC

  • TWO EXPERIENCED FACULTY GUIDES WHO ARE ALSO EXECUTIVE COACHES AND AVAILABLE TO YOU FOR ONE-ON-ONES

  • A CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP TO SHARE MATERIALS, ASK QUESTIONS, SEEK SUPPORT IN BETWEEN THE CALLS

  • A PEER NETWORK OF SUPPORT DURING AND AFTER THE PRACTICUM

  • TAKEAWAY MATERIALS THAT YOU CAN USE AT YOUR OWN PACE AND/OR WITH OTHERS

  • OPTIONAL GROUP COACHING CLINICS ON CHALLENGES THAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING IN IMPLEMENTING SPECIFIC CHANGES

  • A NETWORK OF PAST ALUMNAE TO RELY ON FOR ADVICE AND COUNSEL

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

Ready to become the driving force of change in your life? We apply the latest and most relevant neuroscience research to deepen self-awareness and ability to change. From the science of human performance to cognitive psychology, from behavior design to rapid habit formation, from execution to reflection in action: our comprehensive methods are designed to bring out the best in you. It is an integrated approach to build your capacity to transform yourself and your life.

We will help you identify hidden obstacles and leverage enablers to achieve self-realization (personal and professional).

CLARITY

We will help you increase self-awareness and get clarity on what truly needs to change, as well as reassess choices and expand opportunities available to you, find choice fullness. You will learn what being an agent of change really means for you. Discover new ways to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty, so they don’t get in the way of your success. Get the tools to pinpoint your purpose and commit to it. 

Key takeaway: More clarity of purpose, greater confidence in self and others

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BIAS FOR ACTION

We will help you improve your bias for action. Throughout the 30 days, we will support you in active experimentation. You will develop the capacity to bring about the changes you dream of making. You will figure out what’s getting in your way, go beyond to-do listing and bookmarking, and take real steps towards actualizing change. You will learn skills and tools to keep improving. Upgrade your version of yourself. 

Key takeaway: Greater resilience and change effectiveness

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EASE

We will help you activate wise brain function, build confidence to make decisions, develop greater resilience and center-ness. We will examine how to build more leadership resilience through the practice of self-compassion, incorporating concepts of mindfulness, inner mentor, self-regard and clear boundaries. 

Key takeaway: emotional intelligence development

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WHO IS IT FOR?

The Change Starts With You Practicum is tailored to those looking to enact changes in their lives and ready to invest in support to disturb the status quo.

•    Aspiring change-makers - you realized something that matters to you is not working or you have a sense that there is something more out there for you

•    Trailblazers - others are looking to you for guidance and leadership. You may have been playing it safe, but now you are ready to step up for your next role

•    Learners - you are looking for new ways of challenging and developing yourself, through means that are proven to have great impact but are often not included in standard learning programs

•    21st-Century Leaders - you may be a student, working professional, entrepreneur, artist or retiree. You are choosing to live your best self and express your gifts by leading by example

SOME RECENT TESTIMONIALS

“The CSWY program helped me pause, take stock and redirect my life - it has had a profound impact on my career and in the way I manage my life. More than a program, it’s an awakening.” - Entrepreneur and Artist , mid-40s


“Being a part of the CSWY program opened doors for me in terms of self-awareness and personal leadership. The experience was enriching and profound, and I’m actively using the program’s tools and frameworks in many different areas of my life, as I learn to focus on the present and bring more meaning to every choice I make. The facilitators are incredible and knew how to create a safe environment where we could share our experiences, vulnerabilities and work in a group setting. Change is a process and I am very excited about the possibility of participating in other programs as a lifetime member.” - Lawyer, late 20s

“For the first time I have found myself being able to go from intention to bold action in a relatively short time. The program has opened me up to accessing my own inner wisdom to determine what steps to take along the way.” - Business leader, mid-40s


TUITION - we have adopted a “design for generosity”* approach

The online practicum’s tuition cost is $750.

You can choose to pay that full amount at registration, OR you can choose to be invited to pay at the end of May.

  • At that time you will have another moment of choice: you can pay in full, pay more to support other women or you can contribute a lesser amount based on your own assessment of the value you have derived from participating fully in the program or your own financial circumstances at the time. In past programs, most alumnae have paid in full or more (either up front or after the program’s end), with others choosing to defer payment for several months or paying a smaller amount or no amount because of life events. Still others have also invested of their own time and money to share what they know and what they have learned with other women at no cost, which is yet another way to contribute to the mission of WAOC to reach as many women as possible so that they have more choices in their life and work.

Please note that CSWY (or WAOC) alumnae status entitles you to take any future CSWY online practicum for free. Many alumnae of past programs have done so and found it a very useful way to deepen their knowledge or tackle new desired changes.

Registration is non-refundable, but if you need to cancel your participation the tuition can be applied to a next program or you can gift it to another person.

Note: if interested, once you have completed the practicum you will have the option of accessing an individual coaching package with Dorian Baroni or Lilia Abreu Mawson at a preferential rate, for up to 3 months following program completion.

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WHO WE ARE

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Dorian-Patrizia Baroni is world-renowned leadership faculty, organizational advisor, speaker and executive coach. Her capacity for eclectic discernment was tested through a corporate business experience that has spanned a variety of industries - investment banking, global energy, consumer goods and art retail - and a number of countries - UK, US, Venezuela, Italy, and Belgium. In her consulting and coaching these days, she is working with a range of clients - from Corporate Senior Executives to Millennial Social Entrepreneurs/Activists in the US and Europe; from Yale E-MBA candidates to Humanitarian Relief Organization staff in Washington and the Middle East.

One of her core beliefs is that a change agent's individual journey towards wholeness is critical to addressing today's global challenges - be that change agent an organization's leader, a social activist for change, or a parent wanting to raise a child for a better future.

And as a business woman, she is particularly passionate about the role and power of women to support the evolution of global mindsets, social systems and models of economic impact.

Dorian is the Founder of an online social impact venture: Women Agents of Change, focused on providing programs and resources for women who are ready to learn about and create change in their personal, interpersonal and organizational life. www.womenagentsofchange.com

In 2019, she will be publishing the big book of changes, a manual, go-to-guide, and resource on change and transformation frameworks practices, case studies, learnings, etc. as well as offering free access to change and transformation resources and information to anyone who is interested in bringing about positive change in themselves, with others, in the systems and organizations they are part of.

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Lilia Abreu Mawson is a seasoned coach and behavior designer who specializes in leadership development, organizational effectiveness, career transition and conflict resolution. She brings a unique approach to her engagements and interventions, applying 20 years of experience in various multinational companies, such as Unilever, Pernod Ricard, Cadbury and Rohm and Haas.

She facilitates self-directed learning using techniques grounded in research in areas including the science of human performance, experiential learning, human interaction, intentional change models and whole-brain approach.

Before becoming a coach, Lilia enjoyed an accomplished career in B2B & B2C marketing and strategy. She held several global leadership roles, including Head of Consumer Insight & Strategy and Marketing Director. Lilia was recognized for her ability to drive innovation and cross-departmental strategies, as well as to foster transformational change and talent development. She has extensive international experience working in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia.

Currently, she is working with startups to optimize learning cycles, improve collaborative leadership skills and enhance team effectiveness as well as with senior executives in transition and leadership development. She is also working for Yale School of Management, proving leadership coaching to MBA students.


Regarding the “Design for Generosity” approach to our tuition format see the Nipun Mehta TedxBerkeley talk below for some of the principles that inspired us. And a link to his