In order to excel in our current positions, advance in our careers and take care of ourselves—inside and out, it is essential to develop an array of attitudes and practices that keep us focused yet open to learning, deeply motivated, connected to others, and creative and resilient especially when inevitable challenges arise. Opening Eyes workshops help participants address and shift stress areas both complex and simple (but derailing none-the-less) including: connecting what one does in work and life with what one truly cares about (identifying key values and motivators); employing communication 'musts' including conscientious speaking and listening and body language; collaborating effectively with an array of personalities (bosses to peers, clients to family and friends); and, developing practices to maximize both professional and personal responsibilities and desires.
As author of Transforming Lives $40 at a Time, Women + Microfinance: Upending the Status Quo, Dana also presents a workshop on the power of microfinance to alleviate poverty from the perspective of those manifesting wealth inside and out—the microentrepreneurs themselves. Through their success stories and her own three and a half year journey from dream to published author to national speaker to coach, Dana shares seven keys essential to realizing significant goals and meaning in our lives.
Workshops and teleclasses may include readings, written reflections, discussion, interactive practices, and always, concrete action steps. Topics, dates and times are initiated both by Opening Eyes and by request and are tailored to the group's needs. Please email email@example.com or call Dana at 510.919.2944 to make a workshop request from the list below or to discuss a tailored workshop to meet the needs of your group.
Current Workshops and Adventures
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Group Workshop Topics:
It Takes Conscious Values to Create True Value—Personally and Professionally
Are you conscious of your values? What values do you live by—personally and professionally? Are they serving you? How about your company—people, product and profit, do they mirror your desired values? Whether you're aware of it or not, your words and actions are manifestations of the values you hold. In this workshop, learn how to identify your own and your company's key values and how to keep them front and center in order to create true value: connectedness, happiness, impact, and healthy bottom line to be proud of.
People aren't always awful. Sometimes, they're maybe even just a little bit wonderful. Here are 21 pictures to remind you of that fact.
7-Keys to Living a Passion-Fueled Life
What does it take to move from mere surviving to thriving? Exhausted to energized? Bored to excited? Anxious to calm? Unclear to focused? Sad to happy? In essence what does it take to live a passion-fueled life, moment by moment, day by day, year by year? It takes: vision, action, self-care, learning, connecting, virtuous attitudes and sharing.
Join coach Dana on a journey exploring and activating the 7-keys necessary to creating the personal and professional life YOU want to live.
Career/Life Integration is about Time Commitments, Not Time Management
Where do your days go? Do you ever end a day, a week or even a month in a blur, struggling to recall what you accomplished and what zapped your time and energy? Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, seasoned executive or juggling work and family responsibilities, being balanced is essential for your health, your happiness and your ability to consistently do those 'its' well. In this workshop you will learn how to become focused on a daily, even moment by moment basis so that you may (re)energize yourself and (re)direct your precious time and energy towards that which is truly important and impactful for you and the life you want live.
Four Communication 'Musts' for Effective Collaboration with Clients and Colleagues
Learn how to build essential rapport in order to obtain results that all parties will be satisfied with. How? 1) Self-reflection. 2) Authentic listening, observing and speaking. 3) Developing shared clarity of each party's 5W's + How. 4) Commitment to satisfying everyone's needs. Your communication (speaking and listening) determines the degree to which you can truly connect with others, set clear boundaries, and achieve the results you desire. This workshop is for you if you want to replace frustration and stress with efficient, selfand other-honoring communication, with results!
Mind, Emotions and BodyActivating All of You; It's Essential to Living a Full Versus a Fractured Life
What emotions flare up when your body aches? What do you say to and about yourself when you make a mistakeespecially when witnessed by others? Whether you realize it or not, your body affects your emotions, which affects the language you use about yourself, about others and about the possibilities for your life. We are often unconscious of the constant interplay between these three components of ourselves. In this three-part workshop/talkwhich may be presented in a three-part series or all at onceyou will explore the ways you hold your body, the stories you tell yourself and the emotions that hold you captive and stuck or set you free to be the person you want to bepersonally and professionally.
Developing and Delivering an Awesome Speech
Learn how to connect. With your topic. Point to scintillating point. With your audience. And, how to practice and present for maximum poise and impact.
Experience the Power of Microfinance from the Microentrepreneurs' Perspective & Learn from These Experts What It Takes to Activate Daring, Meaningful Change
Using her book of photographs and stories (based on interviews), Transforming Lives $40 at a Time, Women + Microfinance: Upending the Status Quo, Dana offers a dynamic presentation and/or workshop on the power of microfinance to alleviate povertyboth inside and outand the essential ingredients that microentrepreneurs usewhich we can all useto drive meaningful professional and personal change. Through thought-provoking conversation and self-reflection you will explore how your attitudes and actions can align with these practices towards building your own purpose-filled life. Tailored to your audience and venue, Dana's presentation/workshop is ideal not only for you, but also for building relationships around a global theme with clients, colleagues, club members and friends.
SOUL PORTRAITS Workshop: Seeing yourself eye-to-eye
Engage in an enriching day of self-reflection and creative expression. First you will explore your (and/or your group's) deepest values and goals. Next, you'll learn how to manipulate your camera—perspective, focus, speed, light, shadow—in order to move beyond mere content to create moods and messages in your photographs. We'll then head outdoors where, using nature as a metaphor of your values and goals, you'll play with the multi-faceted wonders of your camera to shoot expressions of you. Finally, you'll download your favorite photos, and after learning some key editing techniques—cropping, color, tone—and the purposes they serve to produce intended results, you'll edit, print, share and receive two soul portraits!