July Newsletter
The BIG Move
Blame Them article  
Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc. ® 
9220 KIMMER DR., SUITE 245,
PHONE (303) 660-5206     FAX (303) 814-8217     

WEBSITE: http://svanvleetconsult.com/  

Its True SVVCI® is Moving to California!

As some of you may have heard Susan Van Vleet Consultants®, Inc. is moving to beautiful Thousand Oaks, California effective July 23th.  Thousand Oaks is about 45 minutes North of Los Angeles. 

Our Phone Number and Email address remain the same.  If for any reason you cannot reach us by phone send an email.  (303) 660-5206 or svvconsult@svanvleetconsult.com

We are excited about the move and beginning a new Chapter in SVVCI®! 

As you can see by the schedule we already have classes scheduled in California.  Please come and join us in our new City!

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3  SVVCI® Courses coming to Geneva Switzerland!

 We are excited to announce that three SVVCI® courses are now scheduled in Geneva Switzerland.

Women Moving Forward®      
Course fee $5,750
September 2-4, 2015

Men, Relationships and Work©
Course fee $5,750
September 7-9, 2015

Advanced Women Moving Forward©
Course fee $4,750
September 8-9, 2015

Act quickly space is limited! Call in or register on-line at our website These courses are open to any company.

Changed Dates and Location!!

Advanced Men's Course©
November 3-5, 2015 
Catch up day November 2.

in Santa Barbara, California 


 Register now!   svvconsult@svanvleetconsult.com

Blame them or Train them!


For the last 30 years it has been baffling for me to watch organizations trying to change conditions for women by only training the women. From women's affinity groups to the current, fill in the blank, concept book or consultant craze, the expectation has been if women change everything will change. Now being a strong believer in the power of women, I know training women is crucial and where the process begins. But there is a point where training only the women will ultimately frustrate the women even more.


You see, if you raise women's awareness on the nature of harassment, discrimination, or knowing what they want, women will get it. But then they will go back to the same ignorant environment that caused many of the problems in the first place but now with higher expectations.  They will be MORE upset if the environment remains unresponsive. You have to change the environment they return to not just the women. I have watched Susan change women's lives for the last 35 years. Why has Women Moving Forward® been so wildly successful? I think it is because she allows women to take a very, deep look into their past. Then look at the decisions they made from crucial events that shaped who they are. Then the course gives them the skills to reclaim their power and change the course of their lives.


When we train men about women we usually tell them about women but don't offer an equally deep look into how each of us as men have come to our understandings and prejudices about ourselves let alone women.   My standard joke is most twelve-year-old boys, learn about, women from thirteen year old boys! In last years Advanced Men's Course® we explored how most of our behavior comes from modeling the behavior of others. But we do it by watching others with no explanation or subtitles. A boy sees a man yelling at woman. The man does not turn and say to the boy:


"The reason I am yelling at your mother is because I was raised in an alcoholic family and that's what my father did to my mother.  The behavior is completely unconscious on my part. Please don't model this behavior or it will ruin your life as it has mine!" 



So the boy will come up with his own interpretation of the event. Frequently if the man is a primary role model he will repeat the behavior in some form unless there is an intervention of some kind.   Education and training is one possible intervention in this process. Not some cockamamie lecture or PowerPoint presentation but real training that can have been men understand how they became who they are before they try to understand who women are! And of course culture plays a HUGE part in this process in the creation of the unconscious norms of who women are and what they can or can't do.


The expectation of how we treat, manage and develop women is changing in many organizations. But have we truly trained men to the new way of being or just told them to change? Susan has mastered how to get women to change so why would we think it would take any less effort with stubborn, arrogant men? (I can say this because I am one.)




Women's #1 complaint about men is:  




Women have been telling men that they don't listen, since the dawn of time with very poor results. Men still don't listen. For the last 37 years men have attended my courses and for the first time actually understood what their wife or boss meant by "you don't listen". This is what it takes for men to understand one "simple concept". Most women get frustrated/mad/resentful/outraged/befuddled/mystified and disgusted when men can't seem to respond to a simple request called "listen".   But it truly isn't simple because men and women see the world so completely differently.


Where to start?


If you want to shift how an organization operates, I would start with the men who are willing. Those who are willing to change their minds if a cogent argument is presented. It is fine if they are skeptical. (Cynical however can be too high a mountain to climb.) If they actually know they are missing information or skills to produce the results they are after, more the better. If those who attend, have the ability to influence the thinking of others, that is the best.  


If you are ready to start, we will be returning to Europe specifically Geneva Switzerland to offer our Men Relationships and Work© workshop September 7-9, 2015. Let us know if you need more information.  svvconsult@svanvleetconsult.com 


As always we invite your comments.


Only 2 SVVCI® Distributorships left!

Given our commitment to the quality development and support of distributors we are down to our last two Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc.® distributorships available. 

If you are interested in obtaining one of the last two distributorships you need to let us know NOW.  

We can then start the converation so you know  what it takes to secure one of the last two distributorships.

Please contact Susan Van Vleet at svvconsult@svanvleetconsult.com  if you are interested in starting the conversation.  
  2015-16 Schedule!
Look! Classes in SoCal, New Jersey and Geneva!

Advanced Women Moving Forward© Trainer Susan Van Vleet
August 19-20, 2015    $2,750          5 Spaces left  Thousand Oaks, CA

Women Moving Forward®  Trainer: Susan Van Vleet
September 2-4, 2015  $5,750           Geneva Switzerland  1 space left!

Men, Relationships and Work©  Trainer: John Van Vleet 
September 7-9, 2015   $5,750          Geneva Switzerland

Advanced Women Moving Forward© Trainer: Susan Van Vleet
September 8-9, 2015  $4,750           Geneva Switzerland   6 Spaces left.

Leading Projects through Relationship, Commitment and Purpose©
October 5-9, 2015   $5,000 ($3750 if you have attended Prod. Relationships©)
Thousand Oaks, CA 


Women Moving Forward®  October 21-23, 2015  Princeton, NJ

Trainer: Susan Van Vleet   $3,750                         2 Spaces left 


Advanced Men's Course©  Trainer John Van Vleet
 November 3-5, 2015 Catch up day Nov 2.  
Santa Barbara, CA  
New Attendees $4,950 Returning from 2014,  $4,150

Productive Relationships©
December 9-11, 2015, 
Thousand Oaks, CA  
$3,750  Just Added


Couples Course© February 5-7, 2016 Big Island of Hawaii 
$2,750 Only 5 slots left already! Trainers: Susan and John Van Vleet

Women's Leadership Retreat© May 3-5, 2016
Santa Barbara, CA 
New Attendees $4,950  Retuning from 2014  $4,150 1 slots left.

Click Here to Register Now!
2016 Couples Course© dates set for 2016!

Well I know a lot of you wanted to attend this year's Couples Course© but had conflicts.  Well we just confirmed the dates for 2016 on the Big Island of Hawaii :

February 5,6,7, 2016

Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort and Spa

Cost: $2,750/couple

Reserve your spot now!

Sun Rise Surf Board Yoga, oh yea!
 Women Moving Forward®  Workshops
NEW! Women Moving Forward® Trainer Susan Van Vleet
September 2-4, 2015   $5,750   Geneva Switzerland

NEW! Women Moving Forward®  Trainer: Susan Van Vleet 
October 21-23,   2015   $3,750   Princeton, NJ

Women Moving Forward® Trainer: Susan Van Vleet
December 2-4, 2015    $3,750    Thousand Oaks, CA 
Advanced Women Moving Forward®

Many years ago, before The Women's Leadership Retreat© 

We did a version of Women Moving Forward®  for Graduates who

wanted to enhance the experience they had in Women Moving Forward®.   

We are bringing back this workshop but with some changes, First:
The New Advanced Women Moving Forward® will be 2 days long and
cost $2,750 USD when taught in the US.


It will cover some of the work Women Moving Forward®  the  

completion exercise©But it's primary focus will be to assist you in:

1. Discovering your purpose in life.

2. How to lead a more purposeful life in your current job/life. 

3. How to use your intention to create a successful life at home and work


Note: Women Moving Forward® is a per-requiste to attend Advanced Women Moving Forward©  

Advanced Women Moving Forward© and Women Moving Forward®
will be the prerequisite to attend the The Women's Leadership Retreat©. 

August 19-20, 2015 in Thousand Oaks, CA $2,750 USD

September 8-9, 2015 in Geneva Switzerland  $4,750 USD

Register now!  
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Women's Leadership Retreat©

Dates for 2016
May 3-5
Make up day May 2
Is Full 

WLR 2011

WLR 2011
Santa Barbara, CA
$4,950 New Attendees
$4,150 for Returnee



Our Cancellation Policy
To avoid problems in the future here is the policy:

1. All registration fees are non-refundable.
2. If a participant cancels from a workshop more than 30 days prior to first day of a course, they will be given a credit, less a $1,000 transfer fee to be used toward another workshop.  They have 2 months to use the credit from the date of the cancellation after that there is no credit or refund.
3. You can only transfer once then the credit is gone.
4. There is no credit if you cancel less than 14 days prior to the first day of the course.
5. If you register online credit cards will be charged immediately.
6. You can only register for an individual course with a credit card. we accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express.
7. We do not "reserve" spaces in a course.  If you have not paid with a credit card you are not in the course.     


Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc. ®  An International Consulting Company 9220 KIMMER DR., SUITE 245,
PHONE (303) 660-5206     FAX (303) 814-8217      

website: svanvleetconsult.com
email: svvconsult@svanvleetconsult.com
In This Issue

All prices are in US Dollars  




Adv. Women Moving Forward© 

August 19-20, 2015

Thousand Oaks CA

Susan Van Vleet



Women Moving Forward®  

Sept 2-4, 2015 

Geneva, Switzerland

$5,750 USD

Susan V V Trainer


Men, Relationships and Work©

Sept, 7-9, 2015

Geneva Switzerland

$5,750 USD

John V V Trainer


Adv. Women Moving Forward©

September 8-9, 2015

Geneva Switzerland

$4,750 USD

Susan V V Trainer


Leading Projects through Relationship, Commitment and Purpose©

 Oct. 5-9, 2015 

Thousand Oaks, CA


Women Moving Forward®

October 21-23, 2015

Princeton, NJ



Susan Van Vleet  


Advanced Men's Course© Nov 3-5, 2015

Santa Barbara, CA



Women Moving Forward® Dec 2-4,

2015 Thousand Oaks, CA       



Productive Relationships©

Dec 9-11, 2015 




Couples Course©

Feb  5-7, 2016

Big Island of Hawaii 


Women's Leadership Retreat© May 3-5, 2016 



Spouses and Partners of Course Graduates can attend the Course for half price
(this offer does not include the Advanced Men's Course or WLR)
To register for any course, retreat, or conference, contact our office. We accept MasterCard, Visa & American Express.
There is a $500 discount when two or more people attend the same $3,500+  workshop from the same company and location.
You must register together and attend together.

All prices are subject to change. No refunds are given.


 Graduates Lunches


Noon September 7, 2015 in Geneva Switzerland. Please RSVP