You can access all the past PBC Community (alumni) calls here, these calls happen quarterly (~4X/year).

August 13, 2018

We had a beautiful PBC Community call in which we spent the first half of the hour in remembrance of Doug, it felt both moving and sweet. Our special guest, Judy Wilkins-Smith spent the remaining time teaching about Systemic Constellations. The participants worked with a current challenge using post-it notes to map their relevant system, and then Judy worked with a few people around their system maps. Very enlivening! Hope you’ll take a listen if you weren’t able to be on the call live, you are sure to learn something about a system you are operating in. Judy and Bebe will be teaching this content more in-depth at the  Alumni retreat on November 8-10.

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May 15, 2018

Updates on all things PBC, including plans for trainings this year, news on Doug’s health and the recent very successful launch of his new book, Presence-Based Leadership.

Bebe taught a segment from the new book, she used a current challenge one of you were facing for some fun and experiential learning together!  

Here is a lovely recent post from Kevin Cashman’s mailing list about Doug’s new book (Kevin wrote the forward to the book):

My dear friend and colleague, Doug Silsbee, just finished an amazing book:  “Presence Based Leadership:  Complexity Practices for Clarity, Resilience, and Results That Matter.”  This is a book you should get.  Doug is a real-life hero to us all:  in the midst of battling Stage 4 cancer, he published this exceptional work.  Savor the book and carry on the work that Doug so generously shares.  As Doug expressed to me, “Presence is an internal state:  the awareness of immediacy, stillness, inclusive awareness and possibility.”  Deepest thanks to you Doug, for your presence in our lives and for your enduring, vital work that lives on.  

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November 8, 2017

Doug shares his cancer diagnosis, as well as an update on the Presence-Based Leadership book, and a new idea for a practice lab.

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August 10, 2017

Doug and Bebe were joined by Judy Wilkins-Smith for an exciting call about Systemic Constellations (which was the topic of the Fall PBC Alumni retreat). 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.

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May 31, 2017

We explore coaching leaders around action. In complexity, we move away from looking for specific results. And towards creating complexity-adapted conditions: fluidity, connectedness, stability, and a spirit of experimentation and curiosity. 9 panes model

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February 14, 2017

Doug shares his current context as he travels the US Southwest in an Airstream trailer with Walker. Another view into the new Nine Panes Model that we are experimenting with; we explore the Being line of the model and how the 3 panes of that intersect with each other.

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November 16, 2016

Some teaching on our emerging work on coaching leaders in complexity, lively conversation among interesting people, updates on what’s in store for 2017, and  Q&A on what’s happening in PBC world.

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August 17, 2016

Introducing the new Nine-Paned Presence-Based Leadership Model that will be the focus of the 2016 Special Retreat. This model recognizes the need for leaders (and coaches of leaders!) to include the inner work of adult development, somatics, awareness, and Being in our work with contexts that are volatile and complex. The model provides an integrated view of inner and outer practices that is new, pragmatic, and refreshing

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April 13, 2016

Doug shared more of our emerging work around how we can leverage language and soma in our work with clients navigating complex situations. We will explore new tools for seeing the systems in which they are embedded; discovering new resources to manage their state, and taking new actions that produce what matters.

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January 20, 2016

Language and identity patterns, constructed certainties. Here is an article which provides a quick overview of some of what we discussed on this call.

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October 23, 2015

Language & the Bell Jar. We talked about the language model that Carolyn Coughlin and I offered in our alumni retreat last week at Bend of Ivy. I am very excited about this approach, and it’s a rich pathway to using language patterns as a way to support the client’s recognition of their own Bell Jar.

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May 7, 2015

Exploration of Adult Development Theory and its intersection with PBC with special guest, Carolyn Coughlin.

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