Based on experiences garnered in the first 22 years of PTCI’s work, we have created an individualized program of mentoring and coaching for effective leadership. Leadership for us rests upon cultivating a healthy, positive relationship with oneself in order to have a healthy, positive relationship with others. This kind of cultivation can profoundly impact both your personal and professional life.
Our new, flexibly-pace offerings will be primarily conducted through online video sessions. The Mentoring and Coaching offering will begin with two sessions in which you will identify your goals for our work together. Depending on your interests and aspirations, you can then choose from the array of topics and modules below. You may want to focus on one or more of the topics that specifically meet your needs at this time in your personal and professional life. After the initial two-session foundation, you can engage Mary Elizabeth’s services for one additional Module only, or you may decide to work with Mary Elizabeth around two or more of the Module offerings.
The Mentoring and Coaching program is designed to help you deepen self-awareness, connect with a personal vision for your life based upon core values, and engage the process of transforming limiting patterns of attitude and emotion.
Each of the 8 Modules in the Mentoring and Coaching Program features a thematic focus. Each Module has preparatory exercises and study, including the completion of highly respected and well-researched questionnaire instruments. These metrics of well-being provide a solid, objective approach to enhanced self-understanding and measures of personal growth.
Each Module includes a one-on-one video conferencing session with the mentor and coach for the program, Mary Elizabeth Lynch. The hour-long exploration with Mary Elizabeth will delve into the theme for that Module in ways that invite you to novel perspectives about yourself and the challenges in
your life. You’ll be guided by her gifts for deep listening, wisdom-based mentoring about inner transformation, and practical coaching about how to fulfill your work-related goals. In the days after the one-on-one video meeting, Mary Elizabeth will compile notes from the session that include customized exercises and studies for you to do in order to build upon progress in that Module. The notes and follow-up exercises provided by Mary Elizabeth with each Module will build a personalized documentation and record of the steps of your insights and progress.
An important feature of this Mentoring and Coaching program is our emphasis on confidentiality. All communications – including video conferencing conversations as well as customized notes and reflections created by Mary Elizabeth after each Module – are strictly confidential. Confidentiality is a long-standing commitment by PTCI for all of its work with program participants throughout its history.
Here are the themes for each of the 8 Modules in this Offering.
Module One – Engaging the Courage to Meet Yourself. You will begin by taking a step back to gain a more “global” view of your personal and work life journeys, noticing the ups and downs but especially noting the times in which you recognized and met challenges and opportunities intentionally and courageously. Being able to recognize and claim your life accomplishments creates a solid foundation for moving forward… it also creates a healthy container for identifying and working constructively with those areas in your life where you would like to see change.
Module Two – Navigating Uncertainty and Opportunity: Charting a Course Forward. Within the framework of a more expansive understanding of your life decisions and choices, you will consider and set three goals to help you move forward intentionally toward an integrated, whole-hearted approach to your personal development and your work life. These goals may change over time and / or you may come to a deeper clarity around your goals as you continue to work constructively with them.
Module Three – Connecting to What is Important About You and What is Important To You. You will be led through a somatic wisdom experience to formulate a deeper understanding of how your personal values, strengths, and ideals continue to support and nudge you in the direction of embracing your calling-in-life. It takes courage to claim your talents, strengths and innate gifts… it also takes courage to apply them in your daily personal and professional life. This Module will give you the support you need to embrace and enthusiastically live from the center of your creativity also known as your true self.
Module Four – Engaging Mindfulness as “Remembering” and “Applying.” Mindfulness is the practice of “remembering” what is important about you and to you. In this Module you will work with Mindfulness by remembering and applying your values, strengths and ideals in your daily life activities. You will consider the many aspects and benefits of Mindfulness training, which include stress reduction, cognitive fitness and as a path to connecting with a more holistic experience of your true self.
Module Six – Applying the Art and Science of Well-Being. Learning about and applying key research findings from the science of well-being and self-care will support you as you move through the many demands of your personal and professional life. This Module focuses on the integration of the modern science of well-being and self-care and calls upon the wisdom of holistic health traditions that emphasize the importance of body, mind and spirit interconnections.
Module Seven – Building Capacity for Resilience Through Authenticity. Capacity-building for resilience is crucial for meeting and working productively with the many faces of change and the uncertainty it can create in your personal and professional life. Supported by your values, strengths, and Ideals, you can learn to live and work with confidence, having a healthy relationship with change and constructively meet the uncertainties that life presents.
Module Eight – Activating Your Well-Being Plan for Personal and Professional Growth. Mapping a way forward, in this Module you will be guided in configuring the self-insights and new understandings gained from previous work on one or more of the first seven Modules. You will learn and experiment with cultivating a growth-oriented mindset, leading to a practical plan for application and the enhancement of well-being in your personal and professional life.
Cost of each module: $200