Mindful Leadership

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with Amy Kohut and Carol S. James
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fee $75, includes light refreshments

REGISTER ONLINE at www.hsctc.org/workshops
Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library,
E. Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca (driving and access directions below)
Presented by the Human Services Coalition
Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom. -Viktor Frankl

Back by popular demand! This workshop is for those interested in learning how to best utilize your wellresourced
self in situations which call for your leadership, and how to be more effective at work and home.

This engaging and insightful session will focus on the combination of two skills: emotional intelligence and
mindfulness. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is having the awareness of, and the ability to, choose how to respond
to different and sometimes challenging contexts. No matter if a person has positional leadership or is in a place
to influence others, understanding EQ will increase your effectiveness.

Mindfulness is the practice of presence. It is a cultivation of your awareness to bring attention and intention to
both the inside and the outside of you. As a leader, mindfulness helps you cultivate the presence you want in
given situations and allows you to have choice in your actions and reactions.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the neuroscience of emotions and learn strategies to access the response you choose
  • Understand the leading models of Emotional Intelligence and practical application of them
  • Participate in mini-mindfulness sessions and experiment with several mindfulness apps
  • Understanding your personal strengths and areas to develop, and an action plan for immediate next
  • Receive a 30% discount on either a yoga therapy session or a leadership coaching session!

About the Presenters:
Amy Kohut
has been skillfully leading groups and individuals towards their professional goals for over 25 years. She is the
founder and owner of 1 Step Coaching and Consulting LLC. Amy teaches leadership classes at Cornell, is a Leadership
Coach for Cornell Executive MBA’s, and is certified in the EQi 2.0 model of Emotional Intelligence. She has studied with
Daniel Goleman at the Omega Institute, is a member of The International Coach Federation, and on the Board of Directors
of the Experiential Training and Development Alliance. She offers group workshops and one-on-one coaching in utilizing
Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development and Team Dynamics to understand and have intention in relationships at

Carol S. James, E-500 RYT, C-IAYT, is a certified Yoga Therapist, and has adeptly led yoga and meditation classes for
over 20 years. Carol is certified in Sivananda and Tibetan Heart Yoga, and is also Certified in Phoenix Rising Yoga
Therapy. She brings a unique and dynamic combination of yoga, meditation, philosophy, breath work and earth-based
healing skills to each of her workshops and classes. Carol currently teaches yoga in the Ithaca area and offers individual
yoga therapy and healing sessions.

Registration and Payment
Register online at www.hsctc.org/workshops. If you are unable to register and pay online please call 607.273.8686 or
email registration@hsctc.org.

Cancellation Policy
All registration sales are final – we are unable to refund or transfer fees onto a different workshop for missed
sessions. At times a workshop may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other issues. If this occurs, we will post the
cancellation on our website: www.hsctc.org/workshops, email all registered participants, and refund any prepaid fees. If you
plan to walk-in, please check our website for the most up-to-date information prior to attending.

Limited scholarships are available to agencies whose non-profit board and staff members cannot attend without one. To
request a scholarship, email: registration@hsctc.org in advance of the workshop.

Coffee, other drinks, and snacks are provided at all workshops; lunch is not provided. Attendees at sessions in the Borg
Warner Room may leave and eat lunch on the beautiful Ithaca Commons.

Special Needs
Please notify us if you have any special needs; the Coalition wishes to make its workshops accessible to everyone.
For the comfort of everyone, HSC workshops are fragrance free. We appreciate your cooperation.

Parking and Directions

The Coalition is a United Way agency

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