The Power of Authentic Connection

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  • Author: Joni Roberts
  • Level: Intro to Intermediate
  • Total time: 9.5 hours
  • eBook Chapters: 25
  • Practice: 19 Exercises 
  • Discussion Topics: 13

Changing the world starts with changing ourselves, our relationships with one another, and the gorgeous planet we share. Social and environmental sustainability begins with skills in empathy, compassion, and communication.

This course is like a big, interactive eBook with reading, videos, links, practice exercises, quizzes, a journal, and discussions with learner and instructor interaction. Go at your own pace. Jump from one section to another. Spend more time where you like. You will have lifetime access to the course. To earn your certificate, you only need to complete each section. There are no grades! It's your personal journey to better relationships!

A $249 value, this course is offered at a special introductory rate of $129.

Course overview
We are living through a transformational time when humanity is evolving from hierarchical structures of 'power over' to collaborative cultures of empowerment. To meet this moment, we need to unlearn the ways of the past and develop new ways of relating with ourselves and one another. 

Today, we have the gift of enjoying more fully expressed lives and creating more meaningful relationships, both personally and professionally. This course expands on the book, Celebrations, Appreciations, and Frustrations, a simple, yet powerful practice for bringing MORE connection and authenticity to our relationships, and is designed to be an insightful personal journey as well as an excellent leadership and team training tool.
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Certificate included

What's included?

 5 Star Rated Book: "Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations"

 8 Additional Chapters plus expanded 'Celebrations' book content

 32 Interactive Discussions and Exercises

 7 Educational Videos

 3 Music Videos

 4 Content Quizzes

 1 Relationship Quiz

 1 Personal Journal

 1 Mini eBook

 Instructor Feedback

 Certificate of Completion

Cultivate the Power of Authentic Connection

Master the three pillars of knowledge.
1. Express compassion and empathy.
2. Connect feelings to human needs and drivers of behavior.
3. Reduce disconnection by editing the stories we tell ourselves.

Ignite the Transformational Power of Alchemy

1. Identify your why and who.
2. Evaluate relationships, shift from surviving to thriving, and measure progress.
3. Create positive vibes in yourself that ripple out to the world.

Lead and Participate in a Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations Practice

1. Understand the guidelines for the practice.
2. Build better relationships by leading and participating in a practice.
3. Explore multiple ways to apply the practice for people and the planet.

Create Your Own Practice Groups and Workshops

The course is designed to empower facilitators and relationship coaches to create their own practice groups and coaching workshops. Use this course as educational material and lead participants through the practices. Train-the-trainer sessions available upon request.

Discuss with Others

Participate in our online forum, share thoughts and ideas, increase connection, get feedback from the instructor.

Write Your Own Stories

Reinforce practices with journaling.

Celebrations Book Reviews

What people are saying  

Josephine Catuogno
Kean University Student
Must Read!
This was a fantastic book! I enjoyed reading every word and I felt like the format was very easy to read and the information helped me to implement new techniques into my relationships. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!
Tery Spataro
Researcher, Strategist, Futurist
Thought Provoking, Insightful
Sometimes we forget our connection to our family, friends, community, nature, and earthly environment. Joni Roberts writes a timely and inspirational book to bring purpose and meaning to our lives through celebrating, appreciating, what's around us, and understanding frustrations that are learning experiences. This book is thorough and thought-provoking, with helpful exercises and insightful takeaways.
David Voss
President, Voss & Associates
Small Book, Big Impact
This book is a brief, thoughtful and insightful mirror into our soul, allowing the reader to figure out how to find joy and overcome habits that impede our progress in relationships. Through simple steps and common sense language, Joni Roberts drives home the point that compassion and connections will bring authenticity to our relationships. It takes about a 90 minutes to read (the book) and more time to practice, and then you will reap the rewards.

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Are you ready to change your relationships and change your life?

Meet the instructor

Joni Roberts, Chief Evolution Officer

With a passion for empowering people through education, Joni combines her unique experience in entrepreneurship and higher education with a mission to create a more joyful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Joni is a Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Global Strategy, Innovation, and Sustainability professor for 13 years and currently teaches for Kean University in New Jersey. In 2012, she became involved in the work of Marshall Rosenberg, PhD. and nonviolent communication (NVC). Today this is expressed through her new book, Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations and the corresponding online course: The Power of Authentic Connection. 
Patrick Jones - Course author
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