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Business Forum Presents - Above and Below the Line: A Framework for Cultivating Conscious Leadership
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Business Forum Presents - Above and Below the Line: A Framework for Cultivating Conscious Leadership

 Export to Your Calendar 10/17/2018
When: Wednesday, October 17th
11:45 AM -2:00 PM
Where: HOK Conference Room
1 Bush Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, California  94104
United States
Contact: Business Forum Chairs

Online registration is available until: 10/17/2018
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When: Wednesday, October 17th
Time: Registration: 11:45 AM // Program: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: HOK Conference Room
Price: Member: $40 // Non-member: $50 (must be signed in to receive member price)
Lunch Provided. Pre-registration is required.

Conscious leaders experience what is here now and respond in the moment. They are self-aware, tell themselves the truth, and aren’t trapped in old patterns. They are free to lead and serve others, the world, and themselves. 
When we are leading consciously, we are responsive, creative, curious, and present. We see ourselves as having agency; we are open and available to growth and learning. In the opposite state, we are triggered, reactive, and defensive. We see ourselves as victims to our circumstances; we are invested in what we think we know and resistant to discovering new possibilities.
In this workshop, Gina Tesser Phelan will introduce us to “Above and Below the Line,” a simple, practicable framework that we can use at any time, in any given situation, to shift from a triggered, habitually reactive, and self-limiting (unconscious, below the line) state to one in which we are creative, responsive, courageous, and fully present (conscious, above the line). This framework comes to us from Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman, founders of The Conscious Leadership Group and authors of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership.

Gina Tesser Phelan, ACC
Associate | Strategic Development Director

For almost twenty years, Gina has been studying what makes leaders effective and how teams and organizations thrive. Today, she works to develop conscious, embodied, and self-generative leaders who view the world with expansiveness and generosity and who inspire those around them to work and create for the betterment of all.

Gina serves as an internal consultant, helping to guide Tipping Structural Engineers’ strategic direction in the areas of organizational, leadership, and employee development, as well as branding, marketing, and business development. Her goal is to nurture the firm’s continued growth as a business and as a community, where new and expansive patterns of thinking, generative learning, and higher levels of engagement are cultivated. An Integral Coach® with a focus on leadership development, she brings an internal coaching capacity to TSE. In addition, she studied and trained for fifteen years with some of the world’s leading experts in mindfulness meditation, and leverages the principles and practices of mindfulness to her work in leadership development. Her previous organizational experience includes management and design positions at Cahners Publishing and the McGraw-Hill Companies’ School Division, as well directing and managing the publishing arm of a nonprofit organization.

Gina served a two-year term as co-chair of AIA San Francisco's Committee on the Environment, has been active since 2009 with the Mentoring Pathways group of the Society for Marketing Professionals (SMPS), and is a member of the Bay Area Organizational Development Network (BAODN), the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), and the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She holds a B.A. in Communications from Fordham University in New York City and a Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) from San Francisco's New Ventures West; she is an Associated Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation. Lastly, she is an Integrative Enneagram Accredited Practitioner and is a trained facilitator in Inner Relationship Focusing, based on the work of psychologist Eugene Gendlin.

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Structural Engineers Association
of Northen California
575 Market Street Suite 2125
San Francisco, CA 94015
Phone: 415.974.5147

Mission: To advance the practice of structural engineering, to build community among our members, and to educate the public regarding the structural engineering profession.

Vision: A world in which structural engineers are valued by the public for their contributions to building a safer and stronger community.