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Power Path Seminars   Power Path logo and link to website

Power Path Seminars is a series of workshops created by Pivotal Resources Inc.  Workshops in this series have been presented in the United States, Canada, Peru, Venezuela, United Kingdom, Iceland, Finland, Egypt, Japan, Mexico and Russia.

Workshops titles include: 

  • Personality Role
  • Transforming Your Dragons: Overcoming Obstacles to Success (offered in 1/2 day, 1 day or 3 day formats)
  • The Communication Edge
  • The Principles of Power Management
  • Attitude is Everything
  • The Nine Needs 

Barbara Taylor is a certified trainer for the Power Path Seminars.  

Detailed descriptions of the segments:

Spring 2001 Schedule
Comments from past attendees
Transforming Your Dragons: Overcoming Obstacles to Success 
The Communication Edge
What is Your Role?
The Principles of Power Management
Attitude is Everything

Dear Colleague:

This is an invitation to take part in the Power Path Seminars ™ certification training program for independent business consultants in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The seven-day training intensive April 5-7 & 9-12, at the Radisson's Hotel Plaza Real in old downtown is designed to help you master and put into practice the powerful models of Power Path Seminars ™ that bring together the world of corporate business and the understanding of the universal principles behind everything in life.

Many of you have been familiar with our work over the years and have seen it develop as we learn, grow and develop.  It has been our mission to help others by taking useful information and indigenous wisdom gathered over years of study and practice, and creating practical models and effective tools for use in everyday situations.  Be it for corporate or personal development, we have had great success in bridging the two worlds of business and spirituality.  Our goal is to share these models with those of you who wish to make the same contribution.  In teaching you to teach others, we can be more effective in the world.  Jose is working on a book that will serve as a foundation for the models of Power Path Seminars ™ and will most likely create a demand in the marketplace for coaching and consulting.  We invite you to become a part of our team!

Please pass this information on to anyone who may have an interest in our work.

Jose and Lena Stevens, Pivotal Resources

Power Path Seminars™ Spring Courses 2001 Certification Program and Training for executive coaches, seminar trainers and business consultants

April 5 - 7 & 9 - 12, 2001 Santa Fe, New Mexico

The program consists of 5 separate certifications that can be taken separately or as a package:

  1. Moving Beyond the Obstacles: 3–day certification: April 5-7
  2. The Essence of Communication: 1–day certification: April 9
  3. The Seven Character Roles: 1-day certification: April 10
  4. Attitude is Everything: 1-day certification: April 11
  5. Principles of Power Management: 1-day certification: April 12

The program will include a combination of lecture, discussion, role play, exercises, demonstration, video and slides.  Certification will enhance your effectiveness as a business consultant and coach and you will be able to use the material effectively in coaching situations and apply it in corporate consulting and training.  You will also be able to give seminars based on the material and have access to Power Path ™ manuals and materials for training purposes.

Why the Power Path Seminars ™ models are timely and unique

Product development, production, marketing, and sales all depend upon trust, good communication, cooperation and effective relationships to produce their magic of success.  No other body of knowledge that we know of so directly addresses both the fundamental causes behind time and revenue losses at the core of the corporate world and the tools to correct and remedy those causes.  Addressing loss of productivity effectively is at the top of the priority list for businesses, corporations, and organizations, large and small, around the world.

In addition to addressing the weaknesses of an organization, these models also provide for structures in which to identify and support the strengths of individuals and groups thus making the workplace an even more powerful venue for achieving success without compromising integrity.  The information you will gain in any of the certification seminars is applicable immediately to every corporate situation that exists.  Because the models are based on many universal and cross cultural principles, they will ring true when presented and are easy to grasp.  Corporate executives and trainers have repeatedly stated unequivocally how powerful and valuable the information is to their companies.

Model #1: Moving Beyond the Obstacles: Transforming the Seven Fear Patterns

This is a model for training and coaching that identifies and explains the seven basic fear patterns that run people under stress. Understand how to deal with " the impossible to please," "the resistant to change" and "the whiner" personalities.  Learn what promotes these patterns, how to reduce their effects and what can be done to eliminate "Dragon behavior" entirely thus increasing harmony and productivity.  <more details>

Model #2: The Essence of Communication: Understanding Styles of Communication

We will reveal the power of effective communication through a unique new model containing three communication styles in six sequences.  The sequences, the negative and positive aspects, and the four steps to effective communication are all crucial to managing conflict, creating harmony, and increasing productivity.

We will focus on handling communication challenges that too often tend to disrupt relationships and create alienation in the workplace.  You will dramatically improve your coaching skills by understanding the essential ingredients of powerful communication.<more details>

Model #3: The Seven Character Roles: Know Who You are Dealing With

Through understanding the essential differences between people, this model of the seven character types increases skills for coaching, interviewing, matching people with projects, placement, and recognizing strengths and weaknesses.  This seminar dramatically illustrates the specific contributions of each type of person and helps you understand people as never before.  We will closely cover the following types of people: artisan, sage, server, priest, warrior, king, and scholar. <more details>

Model #4: Attitude is Everything: The Seven Primary Perspectives

This is a model of seven ways of perceiving that train you to identify and understand the different lenses people use to see, judge, act on, and react to in their world.  Use of this eye opening model increases interpersonal awareness, coaching effectiveness, and assists in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the idealist, skeptic, realist, cynic, spiritualist, stoic, and pragmatist.  <more details>

Model #5: Principles of Power Management: Power and Balance in the Workplace

In this model you will learn about power and balance in the workplace and how to take the chaos of stress and disorganization and organize it into harmonious and productive elements.  You will learn essential tools for managing time and eliminating power and energy waste, invigorating and empowering the workplace, creating a clear vision and path of power, and putting together appropriate configurations and power teams to create a strong foundation for success.  This is a unique model based in part on understanding the natural principles of shamanic indigenous wisdom.  <more details>

Location: Radisson's Hotel Plaza Real, 125 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM. 1/2 block from the historic downtown plaza with numerous restaurants and amenities close by.  Lodging is also available at the Hotel.  Please call them for your reservation. 505-988-4900

Time: 9 am-5 pm daily with a lunch break

Tuition: 

  • $3,200 for all 5 certifications, all 7 days.

  • Model #1, 3-day "Obstacles" $1,500 (certified trainers may audit for $100)

  • Models #2-5, 1 day: $600 each or $2,150 for all 4  ("Obstacles" certified trainers: $1,800 for all 4)

  • A group of 3 or more from the same or organization: 5% discount.

  • Full payment prior to March 1, 2001: 5% additional discount.

Registration: $500 deposit for the entire program. $200 deposit for Model #1 only. $100 deposit each for Models #2-5. Balance due on April 1, 2001.  3-month payment plan available for commitments made prior to March 1.   Cancellation policy: 25% of deposit is non-refundable for cancellations after March 25, 2001.

For groups traveling together, a condominium rental can be arranged that would give you kitchen facilities for your meals.   Some airlines offer service to Santa Fe but the closest large airport is Albuquerque, which has rental cars and shuttle service to Santa Fe if you don’t wish to rent a car.   Upon your registration, you will receive a packet of information that will help you in planning your stay here.

A Proven Record - What Attendees Say

The following are quotes from highly successful executives and professionals who have been exposed to the material in the Power Path Seminars ™ models in consultations and trainings.  Here is what they are saying about their experience:

"Their excellence lies in their insight into human character and motivation, explaining it to others, and using the result in planning, and strategizing within the personal and business spheres."   Brian Arthur, Citibank Professor, Santa Fe Institute; formerly Dean and Virginia Morrison Professor of Population Studies and Economics, Stanford University

"This has helped raise the level of professionalism in our office and has made us much more effective advocates for our clients."   Mark Mueller, Mueller Law Offices, Austin, Texas; leading birth injury litigators in State of Texas

"The Stevens have unique insight into the nature of people, their behavior, thought processes, and their different styles of communication."  Dennis Flynn, CEO and founder, DT Trading, Chicago, Illinois; member of Chicago board of trade with over sixty traders and support staff

"It is clear to us that we received a substantial net benefit in terms of employee morale and operating costs, easily justifying our use of Pivotal Resources (Power Path Seminars) over an extended period and many different circumstances."  Charles Miller, Owner Sol y Sombra; Trustee, University of Texas; formerly CEO, Meridian Investment Corporation

"Some of the insights Jose has shared regarding dealing with my opponents have led to huge results that I otherwise would have missed."  Guy Saperstein, consultant and trustee, Sierra Club. Included in National Journal’s list of "The 100 most influential attorneys in America" for the last six years.

"As you know, the entertainment industry can be a very chaotic world and navigating its waters can be an overwhelming experience at times. Thanks to you and your coaching, I have been able to navigate very challenging circumstances smoothly and successfully. Your perspective reliably and consistently provides clarity in situations I would otherwise find too complex or convoluted to resolve."  Joyce DeWitt; stage and screen actress; cast member of "Three’s Company", voted one of the longest running most successful sitcoms in the history of television.

"The principles developed by Jose and Lena Stevens, as partially outlined in the book "Transforming Your Dragons", and specifically in their Power Path Seminar training courses have been indispensable in helping my clients to achieve their goals. The understanding of how to identify and work with fear, improve communication, and achieve goals through a greater sense of personal power, are just some of the skills effectively taught in their programs."  Laurie Skreslet, mountain guide and motivational speaker; first Canadian to climb Mount Everest; formerly Outward Bound instructor for 11 years; over 1600 professional presentations and keynote addresses

Model 1: Moving Beyond the Obstacles: Transforming the Seven Fear Patterns

3 days

This is a model for training and coaching that identifies and explains the seven basic fear patterns that run people under stress.  Understand how to deal with " the impossible to please," "the resistant to change" and "the whiner" personalities.  Learn what promotes these patterns, how to reduce their effects and what can be done to eliminate "Dragon behavior" entirely thus increasing harmony and productivity.

The dragons arise in response to fear, and show up most often in stressful situations. Just when you are about to miss the deadline on an important project, need to represent your company at a meeting with an important prospect, or are faced with a rare promotional interview, the dragons show up to take advantage of your fear.  They are parasites that live off your energy and vitality and sabotage you in those critical moments.  Unless you transform the dragons or get rid of them, you will become their slave and instead of meeting the challenge productively, you will act from them to your detriment.  Fortunately the dragons are the one personality trait you can erase, but it takes discipline and work.

In business the dragons are responsible for indescribable losses of productivity, fatigue, illness, waste of resources and manpower, low self- esteem, and sabotage of both hardware and morale.  Without these dragons, productivity, morale, creativity, sales, and resourcefulness shoot up to the highest levels.  People in all staff positions are able to meet their potentials, realize their talents, communicate better, and work cooperatively together.  But without awareness of the dragons, business is at the mercy of age-old forces that have been undermining commerce for centuries.

Objectives

After attending this workshop about Transforming Your Dragons you will be able to:

  • Understand the advantages of knowing all seven dragons.
  • Know the specific steps in the development of each obstacle.
  • Know the weapons to defeat the obstacles.
  • Correctly assess your own primary obstacle and understand your secondary obstacle.
  • Be able to identify specific dragons in others.
  • Be able to know how to avoid being seduced by obstacles in other people.
  • Know how to communicate advantageously with people having various obstacles.
  • Be able to teach others about the importance of clearing the seven dragons.
  • Help others to understand the natures of the seven obstacles.
  • Understand the definition of a healthy dragon free person.

Model 2: The Essence of Communication: Understanding Styles of Communication

1 day

We will reveal the power of effective communication through a unique new model containing three communication styles in six sequences.  The sequences, the negative and positive aspects, and the four steps to effective communication are all crucial to managing conflict, creating harmony and increasing productivity.

We will focus on handling communication challenges that too often tend to disrupt relationships and create alienation in the workplace.  You will dramatically improve your coaching skills by understanding the essential ingredients of powerful communication.

Communication styles are natural powerful systems that people use to react to their world and translate their experience to others.  These styles are entirely different from one another yet anyone who conducts business must have an appreciation for all three in order to operate in a highly effective and productive manner.  There are three primary communication styles whose basics are quite easy to understand in a short period of time.  Mastering them takes more time and is well worth the effort.  The three different styles contribute to a rich and varied workplace and without them business could simply not be conducted.

When people of different communication styles attempt to communicate with each other there can be grave misunderstandings and conflict over who meant what.  This can play havoc with otherwise potentially successful business transactions, plans, and teamwork.  Learning to identify communication styles and understand how they operate is critical for successful communication on the job.  That is what this seminar is designed to accomplish.

Objectives

After attending this workshop about communication styles you will be able to:

  • Correctly assess your own communication style or primary center.
  • Understand the three primary communication styles.
  • Clearly identify the positive and negative poles of each communication style and
  • Understand the results of positive and negative pole behavior.
  • Understand the sequence of your reaction centers and the consequences for you and others.
  • Understand the traps and balancers in your communication style.
  • Be able to identify specific communication styles in others.
  • Know how to communicate with people of different communication styles.
  • Understand the advantages of knowing all the communication styles.
  • Know how people of different communication styles relate with each other; pitfalls and advantages.
  • Understand the four steps to good communication
  • Know the four aspects of challenging communication

Model 3: The Seven Character Roles: Know Who You are Dealing With

1 day

Through understanding the essential differences between people, this model of the seven character types increases skills for coaching, interviewing, matching people with projects, placement, and recognizing strengths and weaknesses.  This seminar dramatically illustrates the specific contributions of each type of person and helps you understand people as never before.  We will closely cover the following types of people: Artisan, sage, server, priest, warrior, king, and scholar.

A knowledge of roles in business can be immeasurably valuable when it comes to employing people to do the jobs they are instinctively designed to do.  People who are mismatched with their employment cause businesses to dramatically lower productivity, efficiency, morale, time, profits, and resources.  We cannot stress enough that people whose work matches their role are happy, fulfilled, and satisfied leading to a powerful and productive work experience.

Objectives

After attending this seminar about roles and aspects of roles you will be able to:

  • Understand the advantages of knowing all seven roles.
  • Correctly assess your own primary role.
  • Understand your secondary role.
  • Clearly identify the positive and negative poles of each role.
  • Understand the results of positive and negative pole behavior in a work setting.
  • Identify specific roles in the workplace by appearance and behavior.
  • Know how to communicate advantageously with people of each role.
  • Coach others to understand the value of roles and aspects.
  • Learn about the inner aspects of all seven roles.
  • Identify strong aspects and their contribution in the workplace.
  • Identify the weaker aspects and how to strengthen them.
  • Learn how to support the aspects within a corporate structure.

Model 4: Attitude is Everything: The Seven Primary Perspectives:

1 day

This is a model of seven ways of perceiving that train you to identify and understand the different lenses people use to see, judge, act on, and react to in their world.  Use of this eye opening model increases interpersonal awareness, coaching effectiveness, and assists in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the player

There are a variety of attitudes and each one has an important contribution to make in how one looks at the world around them.  With a little observation you may notice that each person you meet tends to hold a habitual attitude that gives them a typical way of seeing the world.  You might then say of someone, "Oh, she is such an idealist!" or "Boy, is he ever a cynic".  Your main attitude is your primary perspective and is how you view everything in your life.  It is the lens through which you look at the world, so while everyone may see the same event, they are seeing it through a different colored lens.  For some the event will appear to be red while for another it will look blue.  All attitudes have their favorable points and their limitations.  You can also adopt a different attitude for the time being but generally you will return to your primary attitude developed over years of imprinting and conditioning.

Altogether there are seven primary attitudes that you will find over and over throughout all the population around the world regardless of race, gender, culture, or age.  These are: skepticism, idealism, stoicism, spiritualism, cynicism, realism, and pragmatism.  Knowing a little about each one can be of tremendous help in understanding yourself and other people so that you can communicate better with them.

Objectives

After attending this workshop about attitudes you will be able to:

  • Correctly assess your own primary attitude
  • Understand your secondary attitude.
  • Clearly identify the positive and negative poles of each attitude.
  • Understand the results of positive and negative pole behavior.
  • Be able to identify specific attitudes in others.
  • Know how to communicate with people of various attitudes.
  • Understand the advantages of knowing all seven attitudes.

Model 5: Principles of Power Management: Power and Balance in the Workplace

In this model you will learn about power and balance in the workplace and how to take the chaos of stress and disorganization and organize it into harmonious and productive elements.  You will learn essential tools for managing time and eliminating power and energy waste, invigorating and empowering the workplace, creating a clear vision and path of power, and putting together appropriate configurations and power teams to create a strong foundation for success.  This is a unique model based in part on understanding the natural principles of shamanic indigenous wisdom.

For an optimum work environment, it is essential to know how to create balance in the workplace.  Most organizations suffer from chaos and stress often caused by disorganization, a lack of priorities, inappropriate expectations and a lack of practical structure and plan of action.  Power and Balance in the Workplace will be addressed through three main topics. The first one covers time and power management through understanding what practices, habits and attitudes vitalize an organization and what practices, habits and attitudes create and promote power leaks and energy waste in an organization.  The second topic covers the principles of vision and proper goal setting for success.  The third topic covers in detail all the configurations of people that create the appropriate power teams to accomplish the goals in the most efficient and effective way.

Objectives

After attending the seminar for this model you will be able to:

  • Understand what practices cause and promote power leaks and energy waste.
  • Understand what practices promote vitality and how to empower a workplace.
  • Coach others effectively in better time management.
  • Assist others in creating a path of power, a clear vision and reachable, practical goals.
  • Understand the strength and weaknesses of each configuration and power team.
  • Understand the different roles and aspects of each position of a power team.
  • Assist through coaching in creating the configuration needed for a project or goal.
  • Be effective in assisting your clients with chaos and stress in their work environment.

Presented by Pivotal Resources (Jose & Lena Stevens).  Contact: (505) 982-8732 admin [at] thepowerpath.com or www.thepowerpath.com.

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Page updated: June 06, 2009

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