Upcoming Workshops

August NVC Skill Building Weekend Workshop:

Join me for a weekend skill-building workshop:

Two afternoon sessions, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st, 1:00pm-4:00pm

$45 suggested tuition for the full workshop. 
No one turned away for lack of funds!

Day 1: We will focus on renewing, refreshing & developing your skills.
Day 2: We will go deeper into developing and expanding new skills.

No Pre-Registration Required: MORE INFORMATION HERE

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October NVC Weekend Retreat:

Join me October 12-16, 2016 at The Whidbey Institute for a transformative communication skills retreat!

Gain communication skills necessary to create win-win outcomes in any situation. This 4-day intensive training will immerse you in the consciousness, skills and practice of Nonviolent CommunicationTM (NVC), a powerful methodology for interpersonal harmony and effectiveness, and for creating positive social change that includes compassion.

With a powerful focus on positive Social Change, this retreat will amplify your ability to contribute to the world by providing you with crucial communication skills. These tools and mindsets will develop your relationships and internal awareness. You will earn and practice how to connect and transform conversations into productive, efficient and mutually beneficial situations!

Gather with other like-minded people at one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier sustainability retreat centers, Whidbey Institute, October 12-16, 2016

Registration Now Open: bit.ly/blackbeltretreat


Nonviolent Communication Skill-Building Weekend

Where: Bodhi Creek Farm, in the Foothills of Washington State’s North Cascades
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When: July 14-17, 2016
Arriving Thursday and leaving Sunday

Why: For people who love nature and community, and who want to grow their NVC skills.
Because it will be super fun as well as deepening.

How Much: US$450

How: Apply here!
Meals included: Thursday dinner — Sunday breakfast
Camping on the land!
— some indoor sleeping bag space available,
— other local accommodations include our friends at Baker Accommodations

Please contact us! info@CascadiaWorkshops.com

About Nonviolent Communication:

Marshall Rosenberg’s process Nonviolent Communication, which was named out of a sense of alignment with Gandhi’s movement of truth-telling and compassion, is a world-famous, proven, time-tested methodology:
– for creating exceptional personal and professional relationships,
– for offering compassionate understanding to others (and knowing when & how to ask for it ourselves),
– for preventing and resolving misunderstandings and conflicts,
– for speaking our truth in a way that is more likely to lead to harmony than conflict, and
– for creating mutual understanding without coercion.

About Alan Seid

I grew up bilingual and bicultural in the US and Mexico. I have been passionate about best practices for living in harmony within ourselves, with each other, and with the planet since the 1980s — and currently teach several of these methodologies. I live at a place called Bodhi Creek Farm, which I found when I was looking for a place to create a learning center for these ‘best practices’. One of these, Nonviolent Communication, I began studying in 1995 and became a Certified Trainer in in 2003. I work primarily as a coach and adviser, helping Changemakers take their life and impact to the next level.

About Bodhi Creek Farm (BCF)

BCF is comprised of 25 acres in the foothills of Washington State’s North Cascades Mountains. This land is located where mountain and wetlands come together, making it very ecologically rich. We have different kinds of frogs and salamanders, beavers, otters, several kinds of woodpeckers (the list goes on), and the forest is filled with native edible and medicinal plants. This 25 acres is part of a larger group of properties and neighbors with a long-term vision to form an ecovillage.
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How to Identify Your Niche

Do you know:

what you do best…

that you most enjoy…

that has the greatest monetary potential for you?

No? Well neither do most beginning entrepreneurs!

Some of the toughest questions a new entrepreneur has to answer have to do with identifying your niche.

Some people define niche as a job or activity that suits you well.

Others define niche as a specialized but profitable corner of the market.

Actually, defining your niche involves BOTH: what you do and who you do it for.

In this video I reveal the process I walk my business coaching clients through to successfully identify what they do best, that they most enjoy, that has the highest potential for remuneration.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Three Key Approaches to Content Creation

One of the trickiest things for new entrepreneurs and business owners is balancing short-term and long-term needs and strategies.

You want to build something that increases in value over time and you need to pay the bills NOW.

So how do you make your steps strategic, so that they build on each other over time, so that each one counts toward taking you in a clear direction?

And specific to content creation:
How do you build your content over time in that strategic way, so that all your steps count toward building something of increasing value?

There’s an old saying in online business that “Content is King.” That’s only half true, especially if you don’t have a strategy!

One my business mentors once said: “I’d rather implement a fantastic strategy mediocrely, than a implement a mediocre strategy fantastically.”

In the video below I share THREE super valuable ideas:

1) Three Key Approaches to content creation (they’re all valuable, but each has greater leverage than the preceding one),

2) A multi-million dollar concept that will transform your approach to content creation,

3) A way to organize your knowledge and expertise (your content!) that will result in your having an integrated whole (rather than a heap).