Focused Change Services

Focused change services are available for teams, groups, and organizations–including schools, churches, hospitals, and nursing homes as well as large and small businesses.

Learning and Change navigation and coaching services are provided. A change navigation map will be created and progress toward the focused change can be measured against the map. The map provides a step-by-step guide for achieving your goals.

Special Summer Promotion in 2014–Clients in the West Suburbs of Chicago can take advantage of preferred rates during the summer season.

Services are available over the Internet as well.

Times-They Are A Changing

We often look to disposable income to pay for support for learning and change.  Learning and change are to improve the quality of our lives (and businesses).  We seem to rely on basic funding to maintain the status quo–the way we are now–and look to “extra” funding to pay for growth (support for learning and change).

An Internet Marketer was speaking with me the other day about an education program she was offering.  She mentioned that some people invested their last dollar in a similar program and achieved great rewards and success by participating.

I know those stories, too.  Many people do that and are quite successful.

We live in interesting times.  I’m not sure that the global market an Internet Marketer is counting on really exists in quantity today.  Of course, some people have money to invest–probably fewer people and less money than in prior years.  I love Internet Marketing.  I believe that the Internet is the place to expand my Learning and Change Marketplace.  While people in my neighborhood may not be ready for support for learning and change, others are around the world.  Using today’s technology for telecommunications, I can provide learning and change navigation and coaching virtually around the world.  My experience and expertise in creating and facilitating learning programs around the world will help me when I do global online workshops (webinars) from my living room.

I’m a Baby Boomer.  I had a career in the U.S. Army for ten years and have been a learning and change navigator for 40+ more years.  I have a service-connected disability which qualifies me for some VA benefits and I’ve worked long enough to quality for Social Security benefits.  I’m also old enough to qualify for Medicare benefits I’ve been paying into for years.  I count on all of that income as part of my retirement income.  Now I am looking to leverage the Internet into a place where I can make a difference and continue to produce an income stream that will help me enjoy my “retirement.”  (That probably translates to enjoy doing what I love to do, making a positive difference, and generating the income I want at the same time.  “Retirement” doesn’t really come into it too much.)

The US Congress needs to raise the debt ceiling that’s in place today in order for the government to meet its obligations to me in terms of VA Benefits, Social Security, and Medicare.  Those are critical components of my income and the people I pay my bills to are not going to be happy if they don’t get their payments in November because the government has stopped paying me.  I’m one of millions in the same boat.

I’m also a firm believer in the “Law of Attraction” and in abundance.  (I even facilitate programs in that area.)  That’s coming forward as an adjunct to the government funding I receive.

That will be a part of the learning and change navigation and coaching services I provide my clients.  We need to learn and to change together to align ourselves positively with the “Law of Attraction” and to open ourselves to the abundance present in the universe.  This can certainly happen quickly, though usually in its own timing.

What are you doing to create a secure source of income as you move to the age to qualify for government programs such as Social Security and Medicare?  What support do you have for the learning and change required to transition from what you’re doing now to something new you need to do to generate ongoing income for those “retirement” years?

Back to the original concept.  This may be a time when you need to expand beyond the concept of using only disposable income to pay for support for learning and change.  The need for learning and change is upon us.  The U.S. Congress is just giving us a highlighted snapshot of that need.

Want to join me in creating a Law of Attraction Mastermind group?  How else can I help you in your learning and change journey to a more secure and more enjoyable future?

Let me know.  Comment on this post or send me an email at joelmonty@joelmonty.com.

Next “Take Charge of Your Moods” Workshop and Webinar

The next Take Charge of Your Moods workshop and webinar dates, times, and locations have not yet been set.

Visit the Take Charge of Your Moods page for more information.

Take Charge of Your Moods Webinar

“Take Charge of Your Moods:  From Chaos to Calm in Just Seconds” will soon be available as an online workshop (webinar).  It’s two hours long and you do it from anywhere you want.  If attending, it is best to be working with one or more  partner(s)

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There is a $30 fee for each on-line participant (though more can be in the room doing the workshop).

Check-out this YouTube video for details about the workshop.

Take Charge of Your Moods Live Workshop–HHC–Last Call

Last call for the Take Charge of Your Moods live workshop at HHC pricing.  The workshop is scheduled for Sunday, October 6th, 2013, from 2 to 4 PM at Soup to Nuts in Geneva, IL (716 W State St).

In a few weeks the workshop will be offered online as a webinar for the same price.  This Sunday’s workshop is live.

Check it out.

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 Demonstrations Available at Holistic Health Celebration Sunday

JoelMonty.com will be giving demonstrations at our exhibitor “tent” on Sunday, September 29, 2013, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at the Fox Valley Holistic Health Celebration being held in the parking lot of Soup to Nuts Alternative Grocery in Geneva, IL (716 W. State St).  Admission is free for the demonstrations.

Check out our flyer to be used on Sunday.

Follow this link to the post about the Holistic Health Celebration.

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Take Charge of Your Moods Workshop Well Received

The first offering of the 90-minute “Take Charge of Your Moods:  From Chaos to Calm in Just Seconds” workshop was well received by participants at the Living Well Cancer Resource Center in Geneva, IL (http://www.livingwellcrc.org) on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

The workshop ran for 86 minutes, with four minutes for completion of the feedback form.  Here is some of the feedback:

Workshop Feedback

What did you find to be the most valuable learning from the workshop?

  • (Take Charge of Mood anchor)-#2 (anger), #3 (neutral), #4 (calm & resource)–Great seminar, very resourceful–can us it–anyone, anywhere, everywhere, perfect 🙂
  • Using touch to anchor–back of hand (#4), 3 fingers together (#1)
  • My Anchor map
  • Anchor point exercise
  • The anchor chain–#2, #3, #4 (Take Charge of Mood Anchor)
  • To go to a peaceful, comfortable place
  • Moving from a negative emotion to positive calm by using anchors
  • You are (I am) in charge of your (my) “moods”
  • How to transform from angry mood to neutral to calm (Take Charge of Mood anchor)–Hope it works.
  • Really liked the Circle of Excellence (#1)–Glad you switched 🙂 (It replaced another anchor in this workshop)
  • Practical ways to change from anger to calm
  • 1-2-3 change moods (Take Charge of Moods anchor)
  • The anchor process seems very powerful
  • Assigning physical body parts w/ our anchors–it’s an easy way to remember our moods in everyday life.
  • “Anchors” are a helpful concept for me.

General feedback on the workshop:

  • Thank you–really powerful.  It can be used in so many places and in so many ways to help so many.
  • I feel calmer at the end of the workshop than when I walked in.
  • I really liked the breathing and how to gain calm through the (My) Anchor map.
  • Helpful, generous with information–(navigator’s) calm demeanor
  • A lot of material was provided in a short period of time.  It was very helpful for me because you used anger as the example.
  • This was an excellent workshop.  The navigator was very knowledgeable.
  • New information!  I’ll have to practice in order to integrate it.
  • He (navigator) was very understandable and it was very worth while.
  • I liked the practical experiences.
  • I enjoyed the partner stuff (exercises in creating anchors).
  • It was a good workshop.  I do think it would be fun to learn more techniques in the future. (More workshops are planned, covering different techniques)

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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.

Office Hours

I have arranged with a professional colleague to have office hours available on Tuesdays in downtown Geneva, IL 60134 USA  (18 South Fifth Street, Suite 201).  For most Tuesdays I have the mornings available from 8:30 AM until 10:45 AM.  From time to time I can accommodate afternoon appointments as well.

These appointments are for Integrative Learning and Change Navigation Coaching Sessions which include the development of an Integrative Learning and Change (ILC) Journey Map and support tools–including hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), as appropriate.

First sessions for new clients are two hours long and include the creation of the ILC Journey Map.  Follow-up (ILC Navigation Coaching) sessions are generally one hour long.

For clients choosing hypnosis as a support tool, I will create and edit two recordings–one for use when going to sleep and another for use during the day.  I highly recommend playing both recordings every day for 30 days to anchor any integrative learning and change you are committed to creating.  These recordings can be in several formats and can be MP3 or set-up to play on an iPhone, iPad, iPod, or an android tablet or smart phone as well as on a CD. At present, I prefer to record and edit these recordings outside of the office where I can control the sound and environment and have the time to create a script I want to follow for the recording.

Most clients will receive their recording shortly after their first session with me.

My hourly rate for individuals is US$125 (so the initial 2-hour session will be US$250).  Pricing plans are available as well as a variety of payment options.

Follow-up sessions, recordings, and NLP anchors will all be created based on the content of the Integrative Learning and Change Journey Map created in the initial session for that focus area.

All of my work is focused on achieving learning and change for the highest good of all concerned. This is the orientation point for the Integrative Learning and Change Journey–as the North Star and the Southern Cross are for maritime navigators. From time to time this may mean that a particular desired change is not for the highest good of a client or of someone touched by the client.  We will explore this during the creation of the ILC Journey Map.

Call or text me on my mobile to schedule an appointment–1-630-338-1405 or send me an email at joelmonty@joelmonty.com.