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'Inspired by Jim"

Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc. ® 
31416 Agoura Road Suite 255
Westlake Village, California 91361 
PHONE (303) 660-5206     FAX (303) 814-8217     

WEBSITE: http://svanvleetconsult.com/  

Congratulations to the 2016
Women's Leadership Retreat® Participants

WLR® 2016 
Productive Relationships® on Steroids...

Four years ago at the request of a client we designed a special version of Productive Relationships® called Enabling Purpose through Relationships®.  It produced amazing results.  The power of the grounding principal of  Purpose can not be underestimated.  August 23-25, 2016 we will be offering this course to the public at our offices in Westlake Village, California. Since we encourage participants to attend with others on their team we will offer a $750 discount per participant if team members register together. 

Where: Westlake Village, California

When: August 23-25, 2016  

Course fee: $3,750  Teammates registering together discount $750/person  
Managing Corporate Change® comes to the Heartland!

On August 2-4, 2016 a public session of Managing Corporate Change® will be offered in Omaha Nebraska.  What a perfect course for the swirl of changes facing individuals today!  Take advantage of this rare opportunity to attend MCC® open to any individual.  The course will be tailored to the specific needs of each participant.  Managing Corporate Change® applies whether you are leading a change effort in your company or are facing changes in your career or life.

Where: Omaha Nebraska

To register: Call (513) 240-0832   email: kate@gracecampllc.com

When: August 2-4, 2016

Cost: $3,750

Trainer: Kate Johnson

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Advanced Men's Course©  '16
November 8-10, 2016 
Catch up day November 7.

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Only 2 SVVCI® Distributorships left!

We will stop selling and training new distributors on Dec. 31, 2017

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

It takes a while, once you start the conversation with us, to purchase a distributorship.

So please contact Susan or John Van Vleet at svvconsult@svanvleetconsult.com  if you are interested in starting the conversation.  

  2016-17 Schedule!

Women Moving Forward® Trainer: Susan Van Vleet  
June 8-10, 2016   $3,750    Westlake Village, CA

Managing Corporate Change® Trainer: Kate Johnson
August 2-4, 2016    Omaha, Nebraska  $3,750

Enabling Purpose through Relationships©   
Trainer John Van Vleet 
August 23-25, 2016    Westlake Village CA $3,750

Leading Projects through Relationship, Commitment and Purpose©
September 12-16, 2016  Westlake Village CA   $5,000
($3,750 if a graduate of Productive Relationships©)

Advanced Women Moving Forward© Oct. 20-21, 2016  
Westlake Village, CA  Trainer: Susan Van Vleet 
Advanced Men's Course® Trainer John Van Vleet
Nov. 8-10, 2016   Catch up day Nov 7 Santa Barbara CA
$4,950, 2015 returnees $4,150    4 Slots left

Women Moving Forward® Nov 29-Dec 1, 2016
Westlake Village CA, Susan Van Vleet Trainer

Productive Relationships®  
December 13-15, 2016
Westlake Village CA


Couples Course® February 3-5, 2017 
Big Island of Hawaii
$2,750/ couple   

Women's Leadership Retreat® 9 Slots left
May 2-4, 2017   Santa Barbara CA   $4,950
2016 Returnees $4,150    1 Slot left 
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Women Moving Forward®  Workshops

Women Moving Forward® Trainer:  Susan Van Vleet
June 8-10, 2016   $3,750             Westlake Village, CA

Women Moving Forward® Trainer Susan Van Vleet
November 29-December 1, 2016   $3,750  Westlake Village CA 
Inspired by Jim
A few months ago I was riding on an airplane and overheard the conversation from the two other passengers in my row. The one gentleman was expressing his deep concern and frustration about his company. (Nothing remarkable so far.) But there was something about his passion that overshadowed his frustration. The workers in his part of the organization had gone to extreme measures to communicate their upset about the state of the organization. Their efforts were seen as inflammatory and created more entrenched from positions of management.
As many of you know I resist talking to people on airplanes. It's not usually a productive expenditure of my limited energy. But for what ever the reason I couldn't keep my mouth shut (I know not all that surprising).
I told the man that the approach of his co-workers was misguided, fueled by anger, frustration and betrayal. Dangerous motivators. He challenged me to show him a better way, so I did. I talked about the success we have had with some of your organizations and he was intrigued. Since it wasn't that long till landing I did not cushion the blow and told him exactly what I saw was needed.
We got deeply engaged in the "how to" of changing organizations.
Just as the flight was about to end Jim asked me for my contact information. I thought it was likely a waste of time but given he had attended our "airborne seminar" I gave him what he wanted.
Jim contacted me a couple of days later to ask if I would critique the letter he was writing to the president of his company. I said sure. I admired his moxie to swing the bat against all odds. It is so easy to be seduced by cynicism and resignation that you can't change "city hall".   The letter was good it wasn't the 95 Theses, or the Gettysburg Address but it was solid and after all the likelihood of success was not good, so really nothing to lose. He actually recommended using us as the consultants of choice to change his company.
The problem was, he didn't really have any direct experience of our work. But in an hour conversation and he was totally promoting us.
So let me cut to the chase. He gets me a teleconference with the President and his right hand man and that gets parlayed into a face-to-face meeting with the Right Hand Man and another SVP who has been brought in to radically change the organization.   I think it went well, but I am not building to some spectacular Hollywood happy ending.
I don't know what's going to happen with this potential client. But I do know that the guy from the airplane was running on pure commitment. He has gotten the attention of his hierarchy. He has gotten me in to the top of his organization. He has gotten the ball rolling. My real point is how inspiring commitment can be in the face of terrible odds. That no matter how my sales call turns out a difference has been made. I often say I hope in the end we will be "measured by our commitment not our results". There are so many nameless people at the very beginning of every movement that never get any credit. Until all the necessary factors are present the results can't show up, regardless of the commitment of any one individual.
Jim has now sent his second letter to the SVP imploring him to bring us in. He asked me to critique letter number two. I did. I closed my critique with one of my favorite quotes:
Reasonable men adapt to the world around them; unreasonable men make the world adapt to them. The world is changed by unreasonable men.
- Edwin Louis Cole
I encourage all of you, as I did Jim, to "stay unreasonable". Inspire someone.
As always we invite your comments.

2017 Couples Course© dates set for 2017!

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 2017 on the Big Island of Hawaii :

February 3-5, 2017 Catch up day Feb. 2

Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort and Spa

Cost: $2,750/couple

Reserve your spot now!

Sun Rise Surf Board Yoga, oh yea!
Advanced Women Moving Forward®
Advanced Women Moving Forward® is 2 days long and
costs $2,750 USD when taught in the US
Advanced WMF®  assists you in:


1. Discovering your purpose in life and maximizing living on purpose. 

2. Completing old declarations of self and creating new ones.  

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


Note: Women Moving Forward® is a per-requisite 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®. 

October 20-21, 2016 Westlake Village CA  Trainer: Susan Van Vleet

Register now!  
Women's Leadership Retreat®

Dates for 2017
May 2-4
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  WLR® 2016

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  





June 8-10, 2016


Thousand Oaks CA


Susan Van Vleet   


Managing Corporate Change®

August 2-4, 2016


Omaha NE

Trainer: Kate Johnson 


Enabling Purpose through Relationships©

August 23-25, 2016

Westlake Village CA



Leading Projects©

September 12-16, 2016

Westlake Village, CA



Adv. WMF®

October 20-21, 2016

Westlake Village CA

Trainer Susan V V



Advanced Men's Course®

Santa Barbara, CA




October 25-27, 2016

Westlake Village CA

Susan V V Trainer  



Productive Relationships®

Dec13-15, 2017

Trainer John V V

Westlake Village CA 





Couples Course®

Feb 3-5, 2017

Big Island of Hawaii



Women's Leadership Retreat® May 3-5, 2017 Santa Barbara,Ca



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.


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