Learning and Change Marketplace

While meeting and greeting people at the Integrative Learning and Healing Center.org booth (#52, showcasing JoelMonty.com services) last Sunday, September 29th, at the Fox Valley Holistic Health Celebration, I had time to reflect on insights about the Learning and Change marketplace.

For many people, change is not welcome. While it is good to say that people want change (to lose weight, build confidence, exercise, eat healthy foods, improve financial situations, etc.), many people have a vested interest in leaving things the way they are. The “desired” change is like “winning the lottery.” (All at once for just the cost of a ticket.)

Real learning and change usually requires work. As a Learning and Change Navigator and Coach, I know about the work involved. I help my clients work through the learning and change process, step by step.

None of the people who stopped by my booth at the Holistic Health Celebration was ready to explore learning and change with me that day. I’m offering a workshop, “Take Charge of Your Moods” on Sunday, October 6, 2013, from 2 to 4 PM at Soup to Nuts, 716 W State St, Geneva, IL. So far no one has registered for the workshop, even when offered at a special rate connected to the Holistic Health Celebration ($30). (Visit https://JoelMonty.com/take-charge-of-your-moods/ to register.)

My friend, Rich Erschik, frequently spoke with me about this challenge. His business was “Leads to Sales” (though now he is a “Leads to Sales” Consultant and Trainer). Many of the sales people and other executives at companies he worked with did not want to learn and change when he showed them better ways to convert leads from trade shows to actual client sales. The risk of learning and change appeared to be greater than the discomfort of living with the “status quo.”

In my more than 40 years as a Learning and Change Navigator and Coach, many of the individuals at my client companies were not ready for the learning and change the company had contracted with me to bring about. These employees often wanted change at a lower level than that projected by the parent company.

In some instances, the parent company wanted a major change that violated the corporate DNA (the essential core of the business that was the hallmark of its success). When a change is in conflict with the corporate DNA, if the change takes place, the entire company is threatened. If it doesn’t take place, the advocates for the change could get in real hot water with the parent company.

In today’s economic times in the USA–even more so when Congress cannot approve a budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year–learning and change is needed at unprecedented levels and organizations, groups, and individuals who need to change to adapt and to survive and to be more successful are reluctant to risk the change or to invest in support for the change even when they know it’s needed.

I need to expand my personal learning and change market place. When you read this, refer it to a friend. I need to do more online workshops (webinars) so that people don’t need to visit me in Geneva to get the benefits from working with me to help them learn to change more successfully.

What do you want to learn to change? Let’s see if I can assist you.

There is no such thing as small change. All change is important to someone.

JoelMonty-com Booth at Fox Valley Holistic Health Celebration 2013

We had a booth for the second year at the Fox Valley Holistic Health Celebration (HHC) 2013.  This year the booth was to showcase JoelMonty.com.  Somehow the listing carried over from the year before (on the maps to the “booths”) as the IntegrativeLearningAndHealingCenter.org.  (Both of these are part of https://www.JoelMonty.net).

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JoelMonty.com Booth at the Fox Valley Holistic Health Celebration 2013

Thanks to all our friends who visited the booth this year.  Linda even helped put up the light blue “sidewalls” you see in the background.  The wind was gusty enough that all my signage had to move to the ground.  (Our booth was number 52 this year–tied to electricity though we didn’t use it as much as we did last year.)

We were also promoting the Take Charge of Your Moods workshop being offered next Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 4 PM in the Healing Room at Soup to Nuts Alternative Grocery (716 W. State St, Geneva, IL 60134).  This two-hour workshop is being offered at a special HHC price of $30 per person.  (The workshop normally has a $90 registration fee.)

While space is limited, you can still go to this page to register.

 

Holistic Health Celebration 2013

Holistic Health Celebration 2013

Meet me at the 2013 edition of the Holistic Health Celebration which will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Admission is free.
Location:  The parking lot in front of Soup to Nuts Alternative Grocery in Geneva ( 716 W. State St, Suite B, Geneva, IL 60134 USA).

This is the second year JoelMonty.com will have a booth at the celebration.  We are offering the new Take Charge of Your Moods workshop at special pricing in honor of the Holistic Health Celebration.

Check-out the Take Charge of Your Moods page for more information and to register.

 

 

New Workshop–Take Charge of Your Moods

JoelMonty.com is proud to announce a new workshop: Take Charge of Your Moods: From Chaos to Calm in Just Seconds.

This two-hour workshop involves hands-on learning of key techniques that can help you manage your moods–immediately and for the long-term.

Ideal for teachers, caregivers, parents, and professionals the concepts and techniques offered allow participants to improve their quality of life–and the quality of the lives of those they love and care for.

This workshop will be available in webinar format (on-line workshops) as well as having a review video for participants completing the program.

Down all workshop materials from this website. Check-out the Take Charge of Your Moods page.

Tell your friends.  The next workshop will be held in connection with the Holistic Health Celebration taking place in Geneva on Sunday, September 29, 2013.  (See the post for the celebration.)
Check-out the Take Charge of Your Moods page for details and to register.

The first workshop was held at the Living Well Cancer Resource Center in Geneva, Illinois, on Thursday, August 29, 2013.   See this post for workshop feedback.

You can schedule a workshop at your school or organization. Contact Joel Montgomery at 1-630-338-1405 or send him an email for details.