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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Putting the Poetry in Professional Development

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


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01 Dec 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern

Putting the Poetry in Professional Development

In this new reality of Covid, so many working professionals are searching for greater meaning in their work and preparing to make changes large and small.  In our roles as OD consultants, trainers, facilitators, and coaches we may find ourselves using mottoes or adages to reach our clients through their emotions during this time of transition, rather than only engaging with them intellectually. A well-turned phrase can touch an internal chord rather than trigger a mental reaction.  I have used such phrases as “You are the totality of your experience” or “Cast the net wide” while coaching clients on skills assessment and career development. These poetic statements touch clients’ emotions and desires.  In this session I will share other adages that my clients have found helpful and create a space where participants can offer the poetic or philosophical statements that they use for greater impact.  In this collaborative space we can learn from each other and then serve our clients at a deeper level.

Presenter Bio:

Pamela Ex is a global career transitions coach and intercultural trainer. In addition to a thriving private practice, she also worked at the Department of State, USAID, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Institute of Peace.  She has also delivered intercultural training for dozens of multinational companies including Apple, Microsoft, Caterpillar, John Deere, and Nestlé.  Her areas of expertise include networking, resume writing, interviewing techniques, and expatriate mobility programs.  Pam has worked with over 5,000 clients from 50 countries.  She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation. She earned an International MBA from the University of South Carolina, and a BA with Distinction in Sociology from the University of Illinois.

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