November 2010


Dear Friends, Colleagues & Partners,

Welcome to Springpoint Partner’s first newsletter! It’s been a busy 3 months at Springpoint. We have 3 juicy tidbits of news to share with you.

1. Announcing the Personal Leadership Labs
Lessons from the field: The Springpoint Journey
3. Words of Wisdom from the Wise

Springpoint Partners is pleased to announce the launch of the Personal Leadership Labs.

The Personal Leadership Labs provide a powerful opportunity to delve deeper into a specific life challenge you may be facing. Each lab is a one-day program and focuses on a particular theme and personal leadership opportunity to support you in building the life of your dreams. Included in your tuition is a 45-minute, one-on-one coaching session with a Principal Partner at Springpoint.

Personal Leadership Lab 1:
Transform Your Health: Get fit for life
Are you tired of being out of shape and low on energy? How many times have you promised yourself that you would get back in shape only to give up because it was just too hard? You’re not alone.

Did you know that six out of seven people suffering from heart disease are unable to change their eating and exercise habits, despite the fact that this means an increased risk of early death? Even when driven by the threat of losing your life, over 85% of us are unable to make the changes we need to live a healthy life (Kegan & Lahey, 2009)

Why is it so difficult for us to live a healthy life, despite our best efforts and most sincere motivations?

Follow this link to see how the Transform Your Health Lab will give you personal, individualized answers to this very question, revealing the hidden processes that will help you get into the best shape of your life and stay that way – Fit for life or bust!

Personal Leadership Lab 2:
Transform Your Work Life: Turn the job you have into the job you want
How many times have you woken up dreading going to work?

According to a recent Gallup poll, only 48% of adults in the US are satisfied with their work environment. This means that over 50% of us are dissatisfied with our work life. The current economic climate can make us feel trapped and out of options.  Finding another job or starting a new career is not as easy as we might hope.

Why is it so difficult to find satisfaction and opportunities for growth and promotion in our current work roles?

Follow this link to read how the Transform Your Work Life Lab will equip you with the tools you need to turn the job you have into the job you want – all by harnessing your own personal leadership capacity!

The Springpoint Journey, so far!

It’s been an exciting and challenging few months at Springpoint.  As practitioners of transformative learning and human development, we continue to be surprised by our own tendency to get tangled up in our work and stubbornly focused on the obstacles in front of us.

To read more about The Springpoint Journey – click here to connect to our blog

Words of Wisdom:
Obstacles As Questions

“Obstacles occur at the outer and inner levels. At the outer level the sense is that something or somebody has harmed us, interfering with the harmony and peace we thought was ours. Some rascal has ruined it all. This particular sense of obstacle occurs in relationships and in many other situations; we feel disappointed, harmed, confused, and attacked in a variety of ways. People have felt this way from the beginning of time.

As for the inner level of obstacle, perhaps nothing ever really attacks us except our own confusion. Perhaps there is no solid obstacle except our own need to protect ourselves from being touched.

Maybe the only enemy is that we don’t like the way reality is now and therefore wish it would go away fast. But what we find as practitioners is that nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.

Even if we run a hundred miles an hour to the other side of the continent, we find the very same problem awaiting us when we arrive. It keeps returning with new names, forms, and manifestations until we learn whatever it has to teach us: Where are we separating ourselves from reality? How are we pulling back instead of opening up? How are we closing down instead of allowing ourselves to experience fully whatever we encounter?”

– Comfortable With Uncertainty by Pema Chodron

Our warmest wishes for a holiday filled with opportunities for learning, growth and connection.

Our best,
Avina, Zack & Kati