Psychologist, Dr. John Townsend, Brings a Unique Group Leadership Coaching Program to Dallas with a Holistic Approach to Professional Growth

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Dr. John Townsend, author of the best-selling book Boundaries and his latest book Leadership Beyond Reason, is seeking leaders in and around Dallas to mentor in his leadership coaching program. Until now, this program was only offered in Southern California. It goes beyond the typical disciplines of leadership coaching and explores the vital areas of life that are impacting leaders' effectiveness and success in both their professional and personal life. Townsend will also be speaking in Dallas on November 14 on leading successfully during tough economic times.

Leadership Beyond Reason (Thomas Nelson, 2009)

Emotions and feelings have an important role within the function of leadership. They are a signal, an indicator of some reality that may need your attention. When you understand how to use them, feelings can be a helpful tool in producing the results you want.

Dr. John Townsend, author of the best-selling book Boundaries and his latest book Leadership Beyond Reason: How Great Leaders Succeed by Harnessing the Power of Their Values, Feelings and Intuition, is expanding The Leadership Coaching Program that he currently leads in Southern California to Dallas. Ten professionals, selected through an application and interview process, will meet as a group one day every month to go beyond the typical disciplines of leadership and explore the vital areas of life that are impacting his or her effectiveness and success in both their professional and personal life.

As a psychologist, Townsend brings a fresh perspective and approach to leadership coaching. The program consists of:

  • Teachings by Dr. Townsend on key leadership and life principles
  • Small groups, in which members connect and share on a deeper level
  • Working groups, in which individual members receive personalized group attention to help them bring their businesses to the next level
  • Individually-developed homework assignments to implement action steps for significant professional growth goals
  • Individual time between sessions with Dr. Townsend to accelerate change and enhance decision making
  • A structured support and progress checking system for continued growth between monthly sessions, including meeting with Dallas executive coach, Elaine Morris

The leadership coaching program provides training experiences for the executive that add value for all skill sets. One of those skill sets is emotional attunement. Research indicates that there are objective payoffs for understanding feelings in business. Townsend states, "Emotions and feelings have an important role within the function of leadership. They are a signal, an indicator of some reality that may need your attention. When you understand how to use them, feelings can be a helpful tool in producing the results you want."

For example, anxiety in the workplace is common, especially during these uncertain economic times. Leaders often feel stressed and have a low sense of control over their circumstances. Anxiety is an uncomfortable emotion, so leaders tend to try to reduce or ignore it. The problem with this approach is that anxiety in the workplace may mean there is reason for feeling out of control, such as an economic reality. Leaders need to acknowledge their anxiety and realize they may be trying to control what cannot be controlled (a global problem), and instead put their focus into controlling what they can (their day-to-day tasks, employees, and mission). Focusing on what one has choices in can reduce anxiety.

CEOs, executives, managers, or entrepreneurs interested in being considered for membership on the team should contact Elaine Morris (elaine (at) drtownsend.com / 214-244-2592) to schedule a personal interview with Dr. Townsend. Applicants can also fill out this form. Meetings will begin in January 2010.

On Thursday, November 12, 2009, from 12:00--1:30 p.m. Townsend will speak at the Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas. He will discuss the six keys that today's leaders are using to create success during tough times. Attendees at this professional growth luncheon will receive a copy of his hardcover book, Leadership Beyond Reason. Admission to the luncheon is $35.

Also, November 13-15, Dr. Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud will be conducting a Boundaries Boot Camp in Dallas based on their best-selling Christian book Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Take Control of Your Life. Boot Camp attendees will learn how to set healthy personal and professional boundaries, communicate directly and clearly, have healthy confrontations, and reduce stress.

Those interested in the coaching program, luncheon, or boot camp or in scheduling an interview with Dr. Townsend may contact Elaine Morris at elaine (at) drtownsend.com or 214-244-2592.

About Dr. John Townsend
Dr. John Townsend is a clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, and best-selling author. He has been helping leaders, organizations and individuals on six continents make changes and exceed their goals through team and key executive coaching, corporate consulting, training workshops, and speaking for more than two decades. He has written or co-written 21 books, totaling 5 million in sales, including the best-selling book Boundaries and most recently Leadership Beyond Reason: How Great Leaders Succeed by Harnessing the Power of Their Values, Feelings and Intuition. He is also the co-host of the nationally-syndicated radio talk show New Life Live. http://www.drtownsend.com

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