From Annelies & Conduit for Change, LLC
Annelies M. Gentile, MA, ACC
Each season Annelies provides inspiring nuggets of wisdom through her newsletter and invitations to upcoming events. Seasonal teachings come through both her personal and professional experiences and the Chinese Five Elements philosophy of Wu Xing (wŭ ching) which highlight unique nature-based ways to understand process and change. Find this newsletter useful? Be the gift that keeps giving, share it with a friend! Enjoy!
SUMMER: A Time For Connection
According to Eastern traditions, the season of summer is related to the element of fire which feeds and inspires laughter, joy, passion, playfulness, connectedness, maturation and expansiveness, and is represented by the color red. Through the season of summer, we are reminded to look at the world with the "eyes of a child", as if every moment is brand new, interesting, changeable, genuine and engaging.
To fully take these gifts of summer into practice, consider extending yourself into the world in a new way, with a curious and playful approach.
- Introduce yourself or reconnect with those who live and work around you. Throw a party, host a potluck, invite the 'new person' to lunch.
- Acknowledge and say hello to people who meet your eyes on the line at the grocery store or coffee shop. Strike up a conversation for the sake of discovery.
- Notice 3 new things about a person you see everyday. Look for unique attributes or interesting characteristics.
- Ask yourself, 'How does life show up differently when I look at and engage with the world differently?' What changes? What needs to change for you?
Reflect on Your Life
Summer officially begins June 20th. Although we're fast approaching it, keep in mind all seasons and elements reside in us at all times. One is more dominate than others at specific times, based upon our own set of seasons. Sort of like saying,"This is just where I'm at right now. I'm in a good place/bad place, etc". It may sound complicated and it took me a while to understand, but the wisdom of the 5 element teachings has permitted me to experience my own 'season' and be ok with what is. I know "this too shall pass".
For instance, as I write this, it's late May in Raleigh NC. Normally spring temps are around 80-90's but today it's an awful rainy 59 degrees. It's like we're experiencing autumn during spring. Do you catch my drift here? We can be in one dominate season while experiencing another season that may be markedly different than the one we may feel we're 'supposed' to be in. Again, it may be grand to wrap your brain around but it gets easier to comprehend and was a bit of a gold-mine 'ah-ha' for me when I got it. Want to know more or have questions? Call me! My number is below and consultations are free.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 12:00-12:30PM (EST)
FREE COACH CALL: Navigating Life
Experience coaching with Annelies in her first launch of Navigating Life, a 30 min free session offering interesting and inspiring tools, practices, coaching and strategies to live and grow sustainably in life and business. Dial this number: (712) 432-1212 Then enter code: 665-507-639 Calls will be recorded.
THURSDAY, JULY 28 6:00-7:30PM
Cameron Village Public Library, Raleigh, NC
In this unique discussion you’ll learn how, when and where patterns form in dialogue, in habits and in the world-at-large. We’ll explore the micro and macro levels of perception and use patterns found in nature called fractals to expose some fascinating underlying structure that can help you deepen your relationship with your clients, your coaching practice and yourself. This special presentation is a Cutting Edge Conversation CECU event for ICF members and is open to the public. READ MORE & REGISTER
AUGUST 26-28 (Friday 7PM - Sunday 12PM)
Trinity Center, Pine Knoll Shores, NC (2hrs 45min from Raleigh)
- $545* (early-bird discount)
- $645 (after July 18)
- private beach-front house
- private rooms with shared bath
- 2 nights + 4 meals + retreat
- space is limited to 8 participants
SEPTEMBER 19-21 (Monday 7PM-Wednesday 12PM)
$1500 (2 nights, 4 meals + retreat)
If you've considered joining a mastermind but aren't quite sure what it is or what it involves and appreciate learning through travel and nature, you'd LOVE this Wisdom Circle Immersion Retreat experience! Nestled in a beautiful desert oasis, along the Salt River near Saguaro Lake, we'll meet at a historic retreat-like ranch with rustic guest cabins, kayaking, star-lit nights and panoramic views of the majestic Sonoran Desert in order to gain traction in life, on your business, grow sustainably and live in harmony with life's ebbs and flows. Because mastermind groups traditionally meet over a long period of time (months or years) this is a great teaser to get your feet wet. (FYI- If you're a coach attending the ICF conference in Tempe, this is a great add-on to your investment while you're in AZ. Take your business further and join us!) REGISTRATION DETAILS COMING SOON
OCTOBER 8-10th (Friday 7PM- Sunday 12PM)
Camp Unplugged: Lake Jordan, NC
Bring your own tent for a lightly facilitated weekend of community, conversation, R&R, campfire and creativity in nature. If you’ve been over-stimulated, over-whelmed by technology and media overload, it’s time to unplug and learn with Annelies and Greg!! READ MORE & REGISTER
OCTOBER 18 2016- APRIL 2017 (6 months)
INVITATION-ONLY facilitated 6-month commitment with bi-weekly meetings and accountability partnerships, rich with compassionate nudges and creative perspectives designed to help you personally and professionally thrive. Meet other like-hearted professionals who are also working on defining themselves, growing their businesses and achieving outstanding milestone goals. Gain direction, support, and peace of mind from personal and professional completion and accomplishment. Wisdom Circle meets in-person with one available virtual seat. Next session begins October. READ MORE
Life in Rhythm Eco-Retreat in Jamaica!
Details coming soon!!
A co-facilitated retreat between my sweetie, Greg Whitt of Drum for Change and me. It'll be chock-full of life, love, food, culture, music and immersion of the natural world. Think eco-huts on the beach with an infinity pool. Yeah! That awesome!! Details coming soon!!
SHIFT THE STUCK, LEVERAGE WHAT'S WORKING
Want to shift what's stuck or leverage what's working in life AND work? Integrative life and business coaching addresses all areas of life. We leave no stone un-turned! If you're tired of being tired, experience disconnected dialouge at work or home, value critical thinking and creative process or have a fiery idea that needs stoking- now is YOUR TIME to light a fire under your tail! Call me to discuss how coaching, consulting or an in-house facilitated experience at work can change things for you, your well-being and your bottom-line! Consultations are free. Mention you read this newsletter and receive 10% off any service! Annelies is also available for inspiring and informative speaking engagements and custom-programs.
Annelies M. Gentile, MA, ACC
For more than 23 years I've been challenging and inspiring people to live and work at their best through visionary practices that transform the status quo and tease out extraordinary human potential. I hold a Master's in coaching from Maryland University of Integrative Health, studied conflict transformation and peace-building in Switzerland's European Graduate School, and am certified with the International Coaching Federation.
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