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NEW for 2012: Health, Technology and the Global Heart

Getting the right information to the right person at the right time – providing care without borders – is the theme and the promise of the global heart.  From electronic health record keeping to narrowing the distance between patient and provider – not only geographically, but relationally - high tech is changing the way health care services, information and education are delivered.

    Health information technology strategies affect patient experience, population health, cost control and connectivity.   This timely presentation addresses the application of technology in both clinical and non-clinical areas; real time as well as store-and-forward data exchange; instantaneous innovations like robot-controlled surgery; remote patient monitoring . It also focuses attention on ‘telemental health’  delivered by  a growing number of coaches, counselors and therapists (including the presenter) who “see” clients only via telephone, email and/or video conferencing.

Using Boundary Intelligence to Improve Life, Work and Relationships

    Boundary Intelligence is a basic human capacity that exists in everyone. This innovative presentation explains how cultivating this ability improves relationships by resolving the paradox of two essential emotional needs - the desire for intimacy and the desire for personal autonomy and independence. Boundary issues are inevitable in every
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relationship; learning how to negotiate them without sacrificing the self on the altar of togetherness is the focus of Jane Adams’ most recent work, and in this program she offers techniques and tools that enable audiences to regulate their personal and professional relationships to get more of what they want and less of what they don’t in all their dealings with other people – families, partners, friends and colleagues. Program highlights include:

• Boundary Basics: What they are and why you need them • Boundary Intelligence and how to use it in your relationships• Who’s In and who’s out and how to tell the difference • All in the family – Where faulty boundaries come from and how to fix them • What’s your Boundary Style & why does it matter? • In and out of bounds at the office • Do your boundaries fit your job? • Boundary crossings in balancing work & life

Transforming Yourself/Transforming Your Organization

This presentation offers a new and different model of perception that encourages self-knowledge as a tool for organizational improvement. By bringing all of who we are to what we do, we discover untapped competencies that can truly change our organization, clarify how and where we can be of greatest use, empower others, and meet our needs for relationship and mastery. Ideal for volunteer and donor meetings! Program highlights: Opening the doors to perception and Changing the focus from self to other

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Connect with the Post-Parenting Coach

    Now you can connect with the Post-Parent Coach for a private, personal coaching session that will give you a whole new perspective on your relationship  with your adult children – as well as proven  tools, strategies and techniques  to improve your communication with them, change the way you deal with their problems ,  cope with  having them back under your roof, and move them toward independence.  It just could be the best hundred dollars you ever spent!

    If you’re ready to make a better connection with your grown child, make one with the coach first! Just e-mail me with a brief description of the situation and the most convenient times to “meet” by phone.
Then send me $100 via Pay Pal. When I receive confirmation from them, I’ll confirm the date and time of your teleconference and the number to call. And after we’ve talked, I’ll send you an e-mail summarizing my suggestions and advice and reminding you of your action plan.

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Parenting when 30 is the New 21

It’s not just the economy that’s bringing grown kids back home, or keeping them from leaving in the first place. It’s also the shift in parents’ roles and responsibilities in their adult children’s lives in the 21st century. Guiding them through the critical third decade of their lives is a much more hands-on process for baby boomers than it was when we did our final stretch of growing up out of sight, if not mind, of our own parents.

Our ambition for independence was less complicated than it is today for 20-somethings, a whopping 63% of whom live at home for varying reasons and intervals. But whether or not parents and grown kids live under the same roof, they’re much more intimately involved with each other than they used to be. Current research as well as contemporary practice indicates that even kids who don’t live at home want, need, welcome and expect parental support – a child’s third decade will cost parents a third of the total amount they spent on the first two!

Today it’s tough to know when the parenting years are over, because the meaning of both parenthood and adulthood has changed. Even parents who don’t have the resources or inclination to subsidize a child’s meandering path to self-hood as well as self-sufficiency are wondering how to renegotiate their relationship as their kids navigate the complicated passage to maturity in a competitive, high stakes world.

This is just as true of hands-off parents who let their kids make their own mistakes (and presumably learn from them) as it is of helicopter parents and tiger mothers who parented (or overparented) for success from the start. As the cost of mistakes and the competition for the best of everything continues to rise, there’s less laissez-faire parenting going on than there used to be for fear that by the time the kids find their place in the world, it will already be taken.