I know it's November 1st, but with a weekend at month's end and my recent travel schedule, I am taking some liberty with the October Message slipping slightly into November!
So much has happened in October! I was in Hong Kong for a "Coaching with the Enneagram" certificate program, which was just wonderful. With almost thirty dedicated people - primarily from Hong Kong, but also from mainland China, Singapore, and Australia - it showed just how cross-cultural and transportable the program is. The hotel also had fabulous food, and there were numerous weddings taking place, so the clothes and decorations were astounding. Post program, I went to Macau with Gloria Hung and her family for a few days of rest and relaxation. Macau has a very interesting combination of Portuguese and Chinese art, architecture, and food.
When I returned, we found out the coaching program received ICF accreditation. This was very exciting, and the 35.5 credits toward the ICF coaching credential make it even more credible and useful to past and future participants who are applying for ICF coaching certificates or who need CCEs to renew their licenses. Thank you all who sent me your good wishes about this.
Back in the States, I was frantically working on several projects, including materials for three one-day programs- the Enneagram, Leadership, and Coaching - in Milan for mid-November, all of which need translation, as well as for a one-day program on coaching and the Enneagram in Los Angeles on November 6 for the Southern California IEA. All this had to be done in advance because I had to leave seven days for back-to-back Train-the Trainer programs in Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you want to attend the Milan or LA event, more information is available by clicking here.
For the first program based on Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work, almost half the participants were from South America. It went very well, people learned a lot (including me), and I miss everyone already! Now I am in the midst of the second Train-the-Trainer based on What Type of Leader Are You?
People ask why I do so many programs in Santa Fe, and all I can say is that it is a highly spiritual, extremely beautiful city (really, it's a town) with all kinds of excellent food, beautiful sites, fun shopping, and the La Fonda Hotel is historic, plus the original owners were students of Gurdjieff. It's a historic landmark, complete with a ghost in the main dining room.
I am also working on a new big project that I can't talk about yet, but will in November. It has taken my attention for the past 6 months, and I am eager to launch it and just as eager to have it completed. More on this soon!