The Power of Authentic Connection

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Highlights
  • Author: Joni Roberts
  • Level: Intro to Advanced
  • Total time: 10 hours
  • eBook Chapters: 25
  • Practice Exercises: 20  
  • Discussion Topics: 20

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.

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. 

This advanced 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.
What to Expect
This on-demand course allows you to study and apply the practices at your pace. It includes an interactive eBook with readings, videos, exercises, quizzes, links, an eJournal, and the opportunity to engage in discussions with learners and the instructor, Joni Roberts.

$249 value, this course is offered at a special introductory rate of $129.
Certificate Included
Aligned to the SDGs

Bavana Maharaj

Chemical Engineer, South Africa    
     
Feeling heard, understood and appreciated contributes towards creating an environment in which an individual feels psychologically safe. "The Power of Authentic Connection" course is exceptional at teaching the student the importance of compassion and empathy in fostering meaningful relations with others. The course encourages one to be introspective and evaluate how they approach other individuals, and where to improve.

The heart activation exercises were very helpful to me and I can easily use one of the breathing techniques when facing a situation that makes me feel anxious.
Advanced Online Course + eJournal

Highlights

Become an Inspiring Leader

Based on the teachings of Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, a global peace facilitator and creator of non-violent communication, you will learn how to connect with your higher self and bring out the best in others, while navigating challenging situations with ease and grace. 

Cultivate Authentic Connection 

Learn how to lead a Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations™ practice designed by the author, Joni Roberts, that encourages open, honest, and emotionally responsible communication. Discover more about one another, create a deeper sense of belonging, and build better relationships.

Activate Your Power Centers

Tap into the intelligence of your heart that together with your mind unleashes a superpower of compassion-centered living and leadership. Quickly shift from reactivity to positivity with practices that activate your personal power centers and allow you to connect with others in an open and collaborative way.

Apply the Practice for People and the Planet

Learn a universal language that connects all cultures and genders as well as animals and the planet. It's highly effective for promoting peace and finding ways to increase impact for social and environmental sustainability.

What's Included!

 5 Star Rated Book: Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations

 9 Additional Chapters plus expanded Celebrations book content

 40 Interactive Discussions and Exercises

 Instructor Interaction

 7 Educational Videos

 3 Music Videos

 4 Content Quizzes

 1 Life Experience Audit

 1 Relationship Quiz

 3 PDF Resources

 Interactive eJournal

 Mini eBook Download

 Certificate of Completion


Cultivate the Power of Authentic Connection

Master the three pillars of knowledge.
1. Express compassion and empathy.
2. Connect feelings to 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.

Bonus: Write Your Own Stories

Reinforce practices with journaling. Included is a beautiful 100-page interactive eJournal with inspirational quotes by the author, Joni Roberts. 

Preview the Welcome Section

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

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.
We believe sdg 4 education plus sdg 16 peace, justice and strong institutions are the foundation for creating a better world.

Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs
Big challenges need bold action to overcome them, and that is where the Global Goals come in. They are a plan agreed to by all world leaders to build a greener, fairer, better world by 2030, and we all have a role in achieving them.
Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Education liberates the intellect, unlocks the imagination and is fundamental for self-respect. It is the key to prosperity and opens a world of opportunities, making it possible for each of us to contribute to a progressive, healthy society. Learning benefits every human being and should be available to all.
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Compassion and a strong moral compass is essential to every democratic society. We must ensure that we have strong institutions, global standards of justice, and a commitment to peace everywhere.

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. In addition to founding Evolution University, Joni is a Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Global Strategy, Innovation, and Sustainability professor since 2008 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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