Friends & Enemies of Learning:
“In times of change, those who are prepared to learn will inherit the land, while those who think they already know will find themselves wonderfully equipped to face a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer The world we live in is rapidly changing. How we relate to change, how we orient ourselves toward change and the actions we tend to take have everything to do with producing new results. In order to change, we usually have to learn something new, but many times we have a difficult time with this. In this session we will discuss ways in which our learning is discouraged or not supported (enemies of learning) and on the flip side we will discuss what helps us learn (friends of learning). I will share one of my favorite models for coaching, which will help you understand how you see things and how your friends and enemies of learning apply to achieving new results. At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
If you want real change and to see new results, then come to this session!
Facilitator: The program will be facilitated by April Ristau
April was called a “People Gardener” by one of her former employees because she helps people grow. She does this through coaching, training, compassion and leadership. April is currently the Director of Training & Staff Development for a credit union and has been in the financial services industry for almost 20 years where she has gained a diverse array of skills.
In 2011, April decided to use those skills to begin a coaching and training business so she could continue to help people grow. April graduated from the Newfield Network, one of the premier coaching schools in the world and is an Associate Certified Coach. She has helped a variety of businesses and individuals and was named an adjunct instructor at Piedmont Virginia Community College where she developed and delivered a variety of topics to a diverse audience including a group of Tibetan entrepreneurs and a group of ex-offenders re-entering the workforce.
April is very active in the community, an avid runner and coach for the Richmond Half Marathon Training Team and loves visiting wineries and breweries with husband and spending time with her furry kids.
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