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2017 PBC Alumni Retreat

October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - October 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

- $1,275

Systemic Constellations for Coaching Leaders and Organizations

The 2017 Presence-Based Coaching Alumni retreat is strictly limited to graduates of any multi-day PBC retreat or Virtual Course (Experiential Neuroplasticity, Virtual Language Course, or AODC.) If you have any questions about eligibility, please ask before registering.

By popular request, our 2017 offer is built around a weekend. Please join your PBC community of practice at one of the most beautiful times of year for rich learning and renewal!

Systemic coaching and constellations is a distinct body of work, integrating beautifully with Presence-Based Coaching’s emphasis on immediacy and the present moment. Shared lineages include somatics, interpersonal neurobiology, experiential learning and adult development.

A constellation is a method of mapping, in real time and in three dimensions, any level of system from an individual human to a whole organization. This perspective-taking on the system can illuminate what may be keeping your client or client organization stuck. And, it can reveal new possibilities for what must be completed in order to move forward.

Dimensionalizing an issue allows a client to see it, hear it, feel it, play in it, “get it” and ground it rather than trying to solve it with just the mind. Touching and sensing provides a kinesthetic sense of the functioning of the system, and what naturally wants to happen. It illuminates the relationships and tensions between the elements of a system. This new felt sense supports the acknowledgement of what is real in the present, in order to shift to what’s possible and invite the future that wants to emerge.

Constellation work creates a visceral shift in the embodiment of the issue, the connected experience and the new possibilities. New neural pathways are developed consciously and mindfully, and a new sense of direction creates a clear shift.

In this highly experiential retreat you will:

  • Recognize the various components and elements of a Constellation
  • Learn and experience the principles of Constellation mapping
  • Distinguish the look and feel of Constellation varieties, and ways to facilitate each
  • Practice creating physical representations of what’s in the client’s head, making it visible
  • Recognize the underlying order and principles of all living systems
  • Dimensionalize issues with coaching clients, exploring for previously unseen bottlenecks and opportunities
  • Learn pragmatic methods to use with leader clients and organizational systems, in person or remotely.

Judy Wilkins-Smith will be teaching this retreat, with Bebe Hansen’s involvement in design and facilitation. Judy will provide documentation of  24 ICF CCE’s on completion of the retreat.

Course Details

  • Timing: The retreat will begin at 9:00 am on October 12 and end at 2:00 pm on October 14.
  • Cost
    $1,275 through August 31 EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4; $1,475 thereafter. Cost includes retreat and materials; meals and lodging are extra.
  • Eligibility
    This retreat is for alumni only. If you register and are not a graduate of a PBC retreat or virtual course, your money will be cheerfully refunded minus two-way credit card fees and an admin charge. Please note the date of any retreat or virtual course you have completed in the comments field during registration.
  • CCE’s: 24 CCE’s will be provided.

Logistics and Registration Details

  • Location: All North Carolina retreats are held at Bend of Ivy Lodge, a secluded and beautiful retreat center 20 minutes north of Asheville. Retreats include long hours, morning practices, and evening sessions. Because the community experience is a vitally important element of the retreat, so and there are no nearby alternatives, we strongly recommend staying on-site. If you have a special situation and prefer to stay offsite please let us know and we can offer options.
  • Meals and Lodging: Meals and lodging have been included as part of the package pricing ($407). Lodging and meals include double occupancy lodging, shared bath, and gourmet meals prepared with locally sourced, organic foods. Meals are provided from Thursday breakfast through Saturday lunch. Lodging is provided Wednesday night through Saturday at 2 PM ET.
  • Single upgrades: A very limited number of upgrades are sometimes available for an additional charge of $30/night. Please note any extenuating circumstances that require a single, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Note your request in the Comments field in the cart, and you will be added to the wait-list. If upgrades become available, you will be notified in the order received, and be invited to confirm. Assume, however, that double occupancy is the norm.
  • Cancellation policy: If you must cancel your registration for any retreat or course, all fees paid minus a cancellation fee will be refunded, as long as the conditions outlined in the terms and conditions are met. If those conditions are not met, no refunds will be provided. See more details on cancellation policies on the Terms & Conditions page.

About Judy

Judy Wilkins-Smith

Judy is a highly regarded international organizational, individual and family patterns expert, systemic coach, trainer, facilitator, thought partner, leadership conference and motivational speaker and founder of System Dynamics for Organizations & Individuals. She has 18 years expertise in assisting high performance individuals, Fortune 50 executives and teams as well as legacy families, to break limiting cycles and reframe challenges into lasting breakthroughs and peak performance.

Passionate about visionary leadership and positive, accelerated, global change, she uses her ability to understand critical dynamics in personal and organizational systems and the points at which they intersect, to create growth and success. Judy collaborates with decision makers to implement innovative, ‘whole system’ design elements, ensuring balance, appetite for excellence, passion and sustained success. She is widely known for leading fearless transformation.


Alumni Retreat Package

Earlybird rate through Sept 4, $1,882 thereafter
  • Alumni retreat
  • All meals & lodging
Pricing Explanation:
  • Retreat fee $1,475
  • Meals & Lodging $407
  • Early bird discount $200
  • Total = $1,682
Must be an Alumni to register


October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am
October 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Judy Wilkins-Smith & Bebe Hansen


Judy Wilkins-Smith & Bebe Hansen


Please note:
Training fee is $1,275. The retreat setting lends itself to package options based on this price along with meals, lodging, and relevant discounts.


3717 Bend of Ivy Rd
Marshall, United States
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