The Power of TED*
with David Emerald
"Hi, this is Brian Johnson, the co-founder of the en*theos Academy for Optimal Living. This class on the Power of TED* by David Emerald is based on one of my Top 10 favorite books of all time. The framework David has developed is elegantly simple and incredibly powerful and I think you'll love class!"
Life can be challenging. Events happen that feel beyond our control, and demands for our time stretch us past our limits. How can we effectively deal with life’s challenges AND maintain productivity, a positive attitude and motivation to move forward?
The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), offers a unique perspective and approach to making the shift from focusing on and reacting to problems and toward creating a vision and actions that move us toward what we want to create. TED* challenges us to think about how we think, how we interact with others, and how we plan for and take action in our lives.
TED* provides a set of a remarkable frameworks and processes that can transform your life, your relationships and your work.
In this course, you will learn and explore:
- The key differences between two orientations, or “internal operating systems”, toward life. Much of the human experience is problem-focused, fear and anxiety based, and reactive in nature. TED* offers an upgrade to an internal operating system that is based in a Creator Orientation , is an outcome-envisioning, passion-powered way of creating the life we want and choosing more resourceful responses to the life we experience;
- The Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT), which many know as the Karpman Drama Triangle, and how the roles and behaviors of Victim Orientation, Persecutor and Rescuer can keep us stuck in non-productive patterns of relating;
- How TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) TM and its roles of Creator, Challenger and Coach serve as the antidotes to the toxic DDT that lead to resourceful and co-creative was of relating;
- Making shifts happen between the two Orientations and the DDT and TED* roles; and
- Harnessing Dynamic Tension as a simple and powerful way to create the outcomes you envision.
- The Seven Daily Practices for applying TED* in your life.
The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) began as a book and has grown into a way of thinking, being and taking action that is growing organically around the world. Now, this live coaching course is available through The en*theos Academy for Optimal Living. Learn how you can utilize TED* to escape The Dreaded Drama Triangle and put TED* to work in your life today!
Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in creating more joy in their lives by shifting from the victim orientation of the Dreaded Drama Triangle to the creator orientation of The Empowerment Dynamic.
What You'll Learn
Week 1. Introduction and Two Life Orientations
- The Victim (Problem) Orientation
- The Creator (Outcome) Orientation
Week 2. The Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT) & TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)
- The Victim, The Persecutor & The Rescuer
- The Creator, The Challenger & The Coach
Week 3. Shifts Happen
- Moving from Victim to Creator
- Moving from Persecutor to Challenger
- Moving from Rescuer to Coach
Week 4. Harnessing Dynamic Tension & Putting Into Action
- Rubber Bands & Your Ideal
- Baby Steps
- The Seven Daily Practices
Dates & Tuition
About David Emerald
David Emerald Womeldorff is an engaging consultant, master facilitator, executive coach, speaker and author. What sets David apart is his authentic style of presenting his inspirational and practical material aimed toward stepping groups away from problem-oriented approaches. He is co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center (Bainbridge Island, WA). As director of the Center's Organizational Leadership and Self Leadership practice areas, David’s passion lays in supporting individuals, teams, and organizations in making conscious shifts toward leading and working from an outcome-focused orientation. His principals and frameworks are based on his nearly 30 years of study, observation and application of his lessons of collaboration with a wide range of individuals and organizations.
As a speaker and workshop leader David will uplift, enlighten and inspire your group to reach new levels of collaboration through empowering relationships. David is conversational, entertaining and approachable as he shares his simple, yet profound, philosophies. At the end of the day, participants walk away feeling empowered, and eager to take action.
Writing under the pen name of David Emerald, he is the author of The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), a teaching story about Self Leadership, as well as the book’s supplemental workbook, A Personal Guide to Applying The Power of TED*. David’s books are sold worldwide. The Power of TED* is also available as an ebook.
David's TED*™ framework has been selected to be a part of the University of Notre Dame's "Management and Leadership Certificate" e-learning program. He is a frequent guest presenter on The Empowerment Dynamic™, as well as his "TED* @ Work: Seven Agreements of Making Shift Happen."
Previously, David was Consulting Director of Bank One Corporation's Learning and Leadership Development, a corporate team of education and organization development professionals; Acting Director of Executive Education and Senior Development Consultant, managing and co-facilitating their highly-acclaimed Leadership Development Program. He also managed and served on the faculty team of their Leading Strategic Change Executive Development Program, conducted through the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. David also served Bank One as an internal and external organization development consultant.
David currently serves as an Executive Coach and is on the faculty of the Executive Integral Leadership Program, an innovative program for Executive MBA students and business executives offered by the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business (Executive Education). David is also a Senior Consultant for The Leadership Circle.
David holds a Master's Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Wright State University (Dayton, OH), where he also was the first student to design his own undergraduate degree, entitled "Community and Communication." He now makes his home on an island in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
Praise for David Emerald
"Blessings come in many forms. Working with busy physicians, patients with chronic diseases, and dedicated, yet stressed office staff The Power of TED* provides a wonderful, effective, enjoyable tool to create a shared perspective and positive way to solve problems and to work together as a high performance team. I truly believe that literally thousands of patients and our entire staff will live a better life because of this short, simple, yet profound book!"
– Scott Conard, MD, President of Medical Affairs, Medical Edge
"The Power of TED* is powerful professionally and personally. It creates personal power through awareness and choice. Our entire executive leadership team read TED* and conducted several clarifying workshops. It has allowed us to be more aware and thus make different choices about the roles we play. It is a useful, effective and powerful tool in our leadership tool kit."
– Fritzi Gouldsby Woods, Chairman & CEO, Primesource Foodservice Equipment, Inc.
"On Tuesday I had a big meeting with one of the teams at work and I was thinking how they were in the drama triangle: all victims and feeling powerless. As the meeting progressed there was a question from one staff member who said that she did not feel powerful and where did the power come from? I was able to tell them about the drama and empowerment triangles and there was an “ah-ha” moment for several of the staff! It was cool. That started a long discussion that ended in them moving from talking about doom and gloom to “what if....?” They told me at the end that they could see that things could be different and that gave them encouragement for the future. What a powerful book!"
"By seeing a more full picture, I am able to make better decisions."
– Randy Eisenman, Managing Partner, Satori Capital
"David's book provides powerful and practical insight into the places we all get trapped from time to time. Not only insight in those places we feel immovable, but how to move from feeling stuck into a more meaningful perspective. The Power of TED* is eloquent in its simple yet profound message. I've already given a copy to my wife, father, and two business associates."
– Tommy Glenn, Entrepreneur and Former President, Netbank Payment Systems
"This is truly a valuable and special book. I recommend it highly to anyone seeking greater happiness and peace in their lives."
– Peter S. Carlsen, President, AIC Ventures
"On a personal level, The Power of TED* provided more insight into interpersonal relationships and the potential dysfunction of human relationships than my psychiatry rotation and the years of working in a public hospital.
Giving this look to others both in my personal and business life has allowed me to develop a common vocabulary that has facilitated first broaching difficult problems and then working towards mutually created solutions."
– Kenneth K. Adams, M.D.
"Experiencing The Power of TED* (EPOT) was the best investment I've ever made in myself... It was a life altering experience. Reading The Power of TED* gave me an awareness of how I was living in the victim orientation. EPOT brought greater depth to the awareness and the interactive group exercises gave me the tools and support I needed to shift to the creator orientation... I found a hidden door in the walls around my life and now that I have stepped through that door I will never be the same."
– Tracy Christopherson, Director of Interdisciplinary Integration, Clinical Practice Model Resource Center
"The Power of TED* is one of the most enlightening and powerful concepts in the world today. This dynamic affects everyone in almost every situation they are in. Being aware is critical, but David’s process of taking this problem and turning it into a way to improve your life – business, family, personal, makes this book a must read for anyone. I use it and gave the book to my wife and she uses it."
– Eric W. Bennett, Chairman and CEO, Tolleson Private Wealth Management
David Emerald is an engaging consultant, master facilitator, executive coach, speaker and author of the book The Power of TED*. Learn more about David »