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KeyLinks Newsletter – Autumn 2010

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It is an early autumn, rainy, moody and full of colors! For those of us who are born in November this is our season – regardless of when it starts. From long habit this is my month to go to Australia. I arrive in Melbourne on September 18 and hope to see many dear fiends there.

I will be working on leadership with group women academics from the University of Melbourne. In preparation for my time there, I have reviewed leadership and its many perspectives. For your interest included are two short articles in which I explore some of the ways that leadership grows and can be recognized:

Learning About Leadership – The Extraordinary Experiences

Learning About Leadership – The Everyday Experiences

Although I have taken the term ‘destiny’ out of the title of this page, it remains in my thoughts. When I was told in April that I had breast cancer. I was taken aback and couldn’t make sense out of the news. The results of tests and biopsies proved the diagnosis – operation and radiation have confirmed that I am among the fortunate who have no trace of cancer left in my body. It has been a steep learning curve about how I am willing to deny, bargain and finally accept reality. As a coach I will practice my profession with greater understanding and compassion.

I have included the second chapter of my Camino writings and hope that you continue to enjoy them. I owe so much to Barbara Turner-Vesselago for her support, the challenges she has given me and her insight into my writing. Without her inspiration and encouragement I wouldn’t be where I am now – and that is within two chapters of finishing!

New KeyLinks Newsletter

The year 2009 was a year of transition and quiet growth. This newsletter ends that year of silence for KeyLinks! For more than ten years now KeyLinks International Consulting Ltd. has provided services in Australia and Canada. It has been a source of professional pride and personal satisfaction to work with so many fine colleagues in Australia and Canada.

My work has focused on program design and facilitation. My purpose when designing programs is to ensure that managers and participants have a personalized program that is based on their circumstances and responds to their desire to fulfill their vision and mission.

Facilitation is an art form that focuses on the freedom to explore directions, the courage to make decisions and the commitment to carry them out. As well as facilitation I have been involved in public speaking at a wide variety of organizations, etc.

During 2009 I decided to add two services to my offerings. First, I took the Core Alignment course offered by Demers Group. The course was nine months long, intense and produced new knowledge and insight into who we are as individuals – and yes, somewhat like a birthing process! It also culminated in an International Coaching Federations’ credential. Please take a moment and listen to the definition I have included and to read my entry on Coaching here.

The second addition is from Barbara Turner-Vesselago’s Freefall Writing program that I attended. This approach to writing advocates going ‘fear ward’. I have been writing my inner journey on the Camino de Santiago in Spain and prior to publishing want to share episodes from the book. Please check out the first chapter.

I will continue writing on issues and insights as I have done in past newsletters. I look forward to each of you with your comments and questions! It will be an exciting time.

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