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1. Dawn Dole wrote:
Dawn Cooperrider Dole, MSOD, M.Ed. is the Executive Director of the Taos Institute. Dawn has been working with the Taos Institute since 1996 and has seen the growth and development of the institute from the beginning years as a small network of friends and colleagues to a global organization of with over 500 associates from over 50 countries, more than 130 graduate students, a full range of publications, workshops and conferences each year, and much more.

Dawn also, in her spare time, consults with organizations, non-profits and schools utilizing the strength-based approach to organization development: Appreciative Inquiry. Dawn has 25 years experience designing and facilitating experiential teambuilding and leadership programs. She has held leadership positions in non-profits, healthcare and community education. Dawn has taught elementary school and worked with children of all ages.

She is the co-author of a book titled: Positive Family Dynamics: Appreciative Inquiry Questions for Bringing Out the Best in Families. Dawn also designs Appreciative Parenting programs which utilizes AI for parents. Her degrees include: MSOD from Case Western Reserve University and an M.Ed. from John Carroll University both in Cleveland, Ohio.

Thu, August 9, 2018 @ 11:28 AM

2. Alex Arnold wrote:
As a virtual Life Coach, I help sensitive and curious women navigate midlife and go from overwhelm, rush, tension, and unhealthy habits, to experiencing more positivity and energy, feeling more in control and organized, having clearer priorities, and making more time for self-care, fulfilling relationships, and fun. Applying Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry approaches to their daily routines, I work with individuals to discover their strengths, get clarity on what they really want for a meaningful life, and understand how positive emotions and appreciative language can help them reach their goals. My online coaching work space allows clients to work at their own pace and on their own schedule.

My unique perspective comes from growing up in a multi-cultural environment in the northeast of France, which led to a passion for languages and travel, and eventually relocating to the US. After over a decade in the travel industry with an international tour operator, I have been applying my attention to details and project management skills in accounting while attending graduate school and falling in love with strengths-based approaches to human development. When I put my books down, you will find me playing with my son and dog, biking or cross-country skiing, or simply noticing all the beauty that Vermont has to offer.

Education and Professional Experience: MS Human Relations and Organizational Development. MS Industrial and Organizational Psychology (anticipated graduation 2019). Positive Psychology Certificate. Director of Membership, Association for Talent Development VT Chapter. Planning Committee Co-Chair - 2018 Appreciative Inquiry Community Jam hosted by the Taos Institute and David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry . Appreciative Living Learning Circle facilitator.

Sun, August 12, 2018 @ 4:11 PM

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