Women Moving Forward® 

February 2023 Graduate Newsletter 


        In This Issue

The Benefit of Having an "All In"


2023 Workshop Schedule


May 9-11,2023

Hyatt Regency

Westlake Village, CA.

only 4 spaces left

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In Person

Hyatt Regency

Westlake Village, CA

April 20-21 2023

6 spaces left

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Complete old Declarations of yourself and move forward in 2023 unfettered!

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 Having An "All In" Spouse

On February 10, 44 years ago I chose to get married again.

I had been married right out of college. Clearly to the wrong man for me.We had a simple divorce. There were no children or assets to deal with.

I had 6 years between marriages and had done a lot of work on me and what I wanted to do in the world.I was much more prepared for sharing my life with a partner then I had been the first time.

As John and I got to know each other it became clear we had a lot in common and a lot that was very different. What was in common were our basic values and our training as clinicians and social scientists.

Our commitment to others and our purpose in life were perfectly in sync.

As you can imagine I was no shrinking violet. One of my favorite songs is by Sheryl Crow; Strong Enough. One of the lyrics is

"Are You Strong Enough to Be my Man?" or in todays language "Are you Strong Enough to be In Relationship With Me"

If I was going to get married again I needed a strong person, one that was a warrior. One that would be behind me supporting me where ever I led.

John was undoubtedly that Person

(in my case Man). From the first time we met he was giving me props for contributing to him from an article I wrote. There is a funny story I tell about seeing him, for the first time, play Rugby. First of all he was always one of the largest and strongest persons on the pitch.

Secondly he led his team. But what really got me enrolled in his warrior ship was when he came off the pitch after the game ended. I must have looked very worried, he had blood all over his taped hands. He took one look at me and said "its not my blood" Yup I said to myself that's my person! It helped that he was a wonderful person and that I was falling for him.

I was not wrong. He was a total partner in everything; Work, parenting, our respective purposes and the purpose of our marriage.

He never wavered. For 44 years, when I looked beside me or behind me he was ALWAYS there! And so 44 years I can say marrying John was the best decision I ever made!

Hopefully we will have many more years but whatever the future I know he will be by my side.



2023 Workshops

Advanced Women Moving Forward® 

April 20-21

Westlake Village, CA.


Productive Relationships©

April 25-27


Women Moving Forward® 

May 9-11

Westlake Village, CA


Managing Corporate Change©

June 6-8

Westlake Village, CA


Leading Projects Through Relationships©

July 25-28

Westlake Village, CA


Women Moving Forward®

September 12-14

Westlake Village, CA


Advanced Men's Course©

October 2-4

Ojai, CA


Advanced Women Moving Forward®

October 11-12

Westlake Village, CA


Women's Leadership Retreat®

November 14-16

Ojai, CA


only 2 spaces available.

If you want to attend let Susan know ASAP

This year we are discussing Emotions

Women Moving Forward®

December 5-7

Westlake Village, CA


Productive Relationships©

December 12-14

Westlake Village, CA


To bring any of these workshops into your 

company either in person or via Zoom

contact us

303-660-5206 or

Email Us

Special Women Moving Forward®

Graduate Programs

Observing WMF®

All graduates are able to observe any in person WMF® public workshop

Availability is based on space

cost: $250

To Observe contact Susan to reserve space.

Reviewing WMF®

Any graduate can attend a public WMF® virtual or in person workshop and be a full participant in the workshop again.

You will need to fully participate and be present for the entire workshop.

cost: 50% of the workshop cost

(currently $1875 in the US)

Reviewer spaces are based on availability.

Men's Programs

Contact John for more information

About our workshops for men;

Men Relationships & Work©

Advanced Men's Course©

For those of you who want to bring these very special workshop to the men in your company contact us to schedule one.

Men all over the world have taken this workshop and have been surprised by the results.



In person

May 9-11, 2023

We Can Help


If your company needs help with "change management" let us know.

We are experts in any Corporate Change.

Reach out to us to discuss further.


If you need support with your team/

division we can support you.

692 Camino Verde
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone: 303.660.5206 
Email Susan Van