Thursday, December 17, 2009

Manifesting the Change You Want to Make Workshop

Coaching for a Change


What's InChargeInChange?

It's not just the name of the ChangeCast™ workshops -- it's exactly how you'll feel after you take this workshop.

Who It's For

Are you facing a major life change that's causing you to lose perspective, lose confidence, lose clarity, or lose sleep? Take charge -- take the lead in your Change Story. Whether it's a job layoff, a relationship break-up, a health issue, a financial challenge, or entering a new career or stage of your life, we can help. InChargeInChange Workshops are designed to make any major personal or professional change positive and productive by giving you the insights to see your situation clearly and the tools to take action and make the change happen.

How It Works

In this workshop, a team of ChangeCast™ professionals, Dana and Susan Wayne, will guide you through the unique ChangeCast™ process.

1. Take the self-assessment to reveal your personal ChangeCast™

2. Get to know The Protagonists in your ChangeCast™ and The Antagonists trying to sabotage them

3. Learn how each one affects your personal Change Story

4. Take charge of your ChangeCast™, your Change Story and your life

Workshop Format

InChargeInChange is a multi-step series with a structured format to keep you moving forward and making progress at every step. Yes, 4-3 hour sessions is a time commitment. But all of our participants tell us it's absolutely worth it. Our workshops are intimate, with no more than 12 people, and designed so that everyone shares -- our Change Stories, why we get stuck, and why we thrive. Our workshops are highly engaging, informative, personalized and effective -- no matter who you are or what change you're facing. If you want to realize a significant change; InChargeInChange is for you. Includes personal coaching.
When: Wednesdays, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24

Where: Berkeley, CA

Investment: $295 for the series ($270 - Early Registration (by Jan.15) OR Refer-a-Friend Discount)

Sign Up: Email Dana at:

Upon registration, you will receive workshop location

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Your Language IS You

"I am an Amazon." Which definition(s) I choose to describe myself will drive my self-esteem and my beliefs in my possibilities for action, for success, and my ability to connect with others.

Amazon: noun
1. a member of a legendary race of female warriors believed by the ancient Greeks to exist in Scythia (near the Black Sea in modern Russia) or elsewhere on the edge of the known world.

2. a tall and strong or athletic woman.

3. a parrot, typically green and with a broad rounded tail, found in Central and South America. • Genus Amazona, family Psittacidae: numerous species.

4. a river in South America that flows more than 4,150 miles (6,683 km) through Peru, Colombia, and Brazil into the Atlantic Ocean. It drains two-fifths of the continent and, in terms of water-flow, is the largest river in the world.

I may choose to be a courageous, confident, athletic woman,
flowing powerfully and joyfully through life.
I may choose to define myself as
too big, too manly, too goofy, too uncontrollable.
Each definition will activate me, but in profoundly different ways.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What steps are you taking to identify and forge a successful new career?

Are you looking for a new career? Determined to find one that fits YOU? Here are some questions that I recommend you ask yourself as well as friends, family and colleagues you trust who will be thoughtfully honest with you.
1. What topics, events, people, places motivate you? 
2. What frustrates or demoralizes you?
3. What happens when you walk into a room? What to do people see, sense?
4. What should you start to do that you aren't doing? Stop doing that you are doing? Continue doing? 

Taken together, such answers will help you learn more about how you and others perceive you. What skills, values, interests arise? What might you bring to a career, what might you want to leave behind? Armed with this information, you'll undoubtedly expand your options for identifying and forging a successful career. 

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Welcome to Opening Eyes, LLC!

Dana's blog is intended to explore, learn and share information and experiences regarding two areas:

Personal and Professional Goals 

My first issue combines both my passions: How does one forge ahead on a project or conversation despite one's fear? I had that opportunity when I learned about microfinance and decided to get involved by writing a book (Transforming Lives $40 at a Time) about microentrepreneurs. The only thing stopping me was my HUGE fear about whether I, someone who was not a trained photojournalist, could possibly capture the essence of these individuals' lives in photos and words. A key to opening my lock was when I finally let my passion for the project over-ride my rational arguments of what I was and was not capable of. I never could have guessed that facing my fear and taking this project on despite it, would transform my life so significantly that I launched a new career -  personal and professional coaching -  to help others move forward in any area of their lives! 
So here are a few follow-up questions: Where are you stuck? What holds you back? What helps you move forward? I look forward to having a conversation with you.