STEP 1: THE FOUNDATIONAL PROGRAM
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, self-paced offerings will be primarily conducted through online video sessions and an online learning platform. The foundational offering includes an 8-module sequence designed to 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.
Step 1 Modules
Each of the 8 Modules in the Foundational 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 and prepare for the next one. 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 transformation through the entire program.
An important feature of this mentoring & 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 Foundational Offering.
Module One – Engaging the Courage to Meet Yourself
Module Two – Navigating Uncertainty and Opportunity: Charting a Course Forward
Module Three – Connecting to What is Important About You and What is Important To You
Module Four – Engaging Mindfulness as “Remembering” and “Applying”
Module Six – Applying the Art and Science of Well-Being
Module Seven – Building Capacity for Resilience Through Authenticity
Module Eight – Activating Your Well-Being Plan for Personal and Professional
Cost of the Eight Module Foundational Program: $3,200
STEP 2: TRANSFORMING PATTERNS
We have taken the best of our 20 years’ experience with PTCI’s in-depth, small-group workshop courses, and we’ve created a personalized, one-on-one approach to that same work with Mary Elizabeth.
Step 2 Modules
Just like the foundational sequence, Step 2 is made up of 8 customized Modules. Now the work shifts to the more subtle but potential-filled places in ourselves. We can find enormous resources of creativity, health, and energy is some of the very places where we have felt stuck or blocked.
Module themes for Step 2 will include:
- Deepening Your Experience of Meditation and Mindfulness As the Foundation of Personal and Professional Transformation
- Integrating the Contributions of the Two Cognitive Brains: Analytical and Intuitive
- Engaging Three Archetypal Paths to Personal and Collective Transformation
- Committing to Your Ideal and Befriending Your Shadow
- Applying Somatic Intelligence for Healing and Becoming Whole
- Understanding and Expressing Healthy Free Will
- Cultivating the Capacity to Navigate Uncertainty
- Engaging Transformative Resilience
STEP 1 TRAINING
The training will take you back through each of the 8 Modules of Step 1. But this time it will be with an eye toward in-depth learning of the underpinning principles and instructions. You will learn how to handle the various situations that can arise within each Module as different types of people are led through the program. You will participate in a “practicum” application of teaching each of the Modules, with feedback and guidance from Mary Elizabeth.
Those who successfully complete the training to teach the Step 1 Foundational Program will receive a certification from PTCI. In addition, they will have access to and use of all the educational materials and handouts that are needed to mentor and coach someone through the Step 1 Foundational Program.
An application is required for admission to the training. Among the requirements is previous completion of Steps 1 and 2. (For people who have previously completed one of PTCI’s extensive cohort-based programs, completion of Step 2 may be waived upon approval by Mary Elizabeth.)
Details about the timing and cost of the training to lead the Step 1 Foundational Program will be available by July 1, 2023. If you are interested in attending this training and/or have additional questions about the training, you can contact Mary Elizabeth at MEL@ptcimail.org
STEP 2 TRAINING
One requirement will be successful completion of the training program for Step 1 plus documented success with having led a designated number of people through the Step 1 Foundation Program.