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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Feeling Not Enough and Yet Longing to Be Seen. How Does That Work for You?

  • 05 May 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email


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Feeling Not Enough and Yet Longing to Be Seen. How Does That Work for You?

In the experiential session we will reflect on how our sense of worthiness interacts with our longing to be seen. This is a topic that is often hidden, deep inside oneself. It can show up for us as well as for the leaders we work with in our consulting or coaching practices.  For this session we will start with ourselves.

Our longing to be seen is an innate need that needs to be nourished to feel whole. It interplays with our need for safety, dignity and belonging. Growing up we all have interpreted the world from the perspective of those needs. And our wise self has subconsciously found a way to feel safe. This process is part of the shaping of who we are today. And some of these habitual ways may no longer serve us.

Furthermore, if our habits are how we show up in the world we long to be seen and appreciated. It becomes a bit complicated to be seen for something that is a protective shield. We may show up in a way that we think is expected of us. Usually this is a huge energy drain. Empathy and compassion for self will allow us to shift.  

Come as you are and let us explore:

  • What habitual ways have you developed to feel seen? 
  • How do you know those habits are activated?
  • How can you turn this around?
  • How do you connect to your worthiness?
  • What do you long for? 


Marietta Vis   

Marietta is a leadership coach, embodied change expert and team development facilitator. She is a leadership coach, embodied change expert and team development facilitator. She works with individuals, leaders and teams looking to reconnect to their purpose and staying true to what really matters. To create change and get unstuck. For almost 30 years, Marietta has dedicated herself to transformational change. Change that goes deeper than learning new skills and is sustainable through dedicated practice. To achieve lasting results with her clients, Marietta’s approach integrates mind and body. As a coach her co-creative work with mission-driven leaders allows them to pause and gain new self-awareness.  This starting point of an in-depth journey will lead to a future the leader aspires. 

Marietta gained experience as a faculty member at the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam, the Netherlands teaching Psychology and Educational Management. She also consulted for the Dutch Government in developing cutting-edge methods of capacity-building in the workplace. She enjoys the creative process of designing and facilitating experiential workshops. She has coached executive and middle management through complex change processes.

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