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If you're looking for a way to grow yourself into a powerful, confident, motivated and purposeful individual or couple then you've just landed on the perfect website.  Because that's our specialty.  As certified leadership, team, personal, relationship and public speaking coaches we help move you from who you are today...to who your future self is longing for you to become.  Scroll down to see which coaching services you or your business are in need of...and then give us try.

Leadership Development


Leadership Development


LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Let’s start with you, the leader.  We get that you often feel stretched to the max, and worse, there are darned few people you feel safe revealing that to.  And, if you do, what do you get?  People telling you what you ‘should’ do?  Platitudes?  New book titles?  A headache?

Executive Leadership Coaching the Growth Edge way is visual, inspirational, confidential, respectful, clear-eyed, playful, creative, holistic and, best of all, tailored to your agenda.  You’re the expert in your life.  You know what kind of world you live in, and how you want it to be.  We’ll partner with you to create that magnificent life you envision for yourself.

Leaders are by nature people who make a difference.  Executive coaching gifts leaders with the purposeful, intentional time and tools to strip away limiting beliefs, habitual ways of being, and ‘sacrifice syndromes’ that sap energy and rob communities of the visionary leadership they so desperately need.  Leaders work with coaches to make, and take, time to reflect, explore, experiment, and establish a powerful and profound inner compass, that unerringly guides their actions and sustains their integrity.

Through various exercises and assessments we help you hone in on your greatest strengths...and discover the hidden traps that are keeping you from getting to where you belong.

Email us for more information on our leadership programs

Team Performance


Team Performance


TEAM PERFORMANCE COACHING

Teams produce results that individuals simply can’t, acting alone. Today, the workplace is a maze of nested teams: intact, cross-functional, project, virtual — and the pressure is on teams to form, perform and reform at an astonishing rate. Growth Edge Group coaches use The Team Diagnostic™ Assessment, a state of the art instrument, based on a proven model that defines the necessary strengths for high-performing, sustainable, inspired teams. We help you discover where your team struggles and what strengths you already possess that will help you build up your weaknesses.

We begin with an in-person workshop where we dive in with your team to explore how you best function and where you could use some insights and training.

From there we meet with your team virtually for the remaining team conference calls where you and your team continue to explore and report in on the successes or failures that you're experiencing.

Your team will be challenged to excel in the following areas:

• Trust, Respect, Camaraderie, Communication, Constructive Interaction, Diversity, Optimism, Alignment, Goals & Strategies, Accountability, Proactive, Decision Making, Resources and Team Leadership.

Contact us to set up an informational meeting about your team.

 

Speech Coaching


Speech Coaching


SPEECH COACHING

Whether you're presenting in front of five, fifty or five hundred people we can help you land your message in a way that gets the audience's attention and drives home your points.  We can give you a lot of do's and don'ts, but more importantly we can help you discover "who you want to be" during your presentation.  We'll help you mine your values, discover your passion, create your stories...and then bring them all together for a speech that leaves an impact and touches others.

 

Learn more about our unique CREATING YOUR SIGNATURE SPEECH program

This seven session coaching program will help you create a unique speech that you can deliver to any audience at any time. We'll start with your core principles and values, and from that base we'll coach you through the process as we help you create a speech that you'll be proud to deliver.  We'll work on your timing, body movements, storytelling skills and everything you need to feel confident presenting your speech to any group.  

 

We bring years of TV, radio, improvisational comedy and coaching together for an approach to public speaking that will give you the confidence and courage you need to be your best in front of your audience.  You'll benefit as you learn how to:

• Make a positive first impression

• Learn to relate and connect with an audience

• Project confidence and authenticity

• Effective use storytelling, humor and visual aids

• Develop a presentation that people will remember

• Motivate others to action

• Overcome your fear of public speaking

 

Email us to set up a FREE sample Speech Coaching session

 

Personal Development


Personal Development


 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Growth Edge Group personal coaching helps you discover your passion and life purpose, overcome life hurdles or challenges, or turn fear and failure into motivation and success!

Where do you want to be six months from now?

What’s getting in your way?

What if making your dreams a reality was simply learning to reach for them?

At Growth Edge Group, we’ll skillfully guide you through the obstacles that are keeping you from obtaining the life you’re longing for and the success that’s rightfully yours.  Yes, you have unique gifts, and a significant purpose for which you were created.  Let our coaching help clarify your course and set you on your way to a fulfilling life–a life that, until now, you’ve only dared to imagine.  Don’t wait…start making your future a reality today.

Email us for a FREE Life Coaching sample session

 

Relationship Coaching


Relationship Coaching


RELATIONSHIP COACHING

Relationships are key to every area of our lives...work, home, community, etc. Learning how to develop thriving relationships is key to living the life we long for. 

IF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WAS AT ITS BEST WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE?

WHAT AREAS OF GROWTH NEED TO TAKE PLACE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS?

ARE YOU AWARE OF YOUR 3RD ENTITY AND HOW TO USE IT TO STRENGTHEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP?

Through fun exercises, deep discussions and exploring what's possible we take you and your partner to new levels of understanding and connection. What's also unique about our coaching is that we coach you in a 2 on 2 format.  So two coaches working with 2 people in a relationship.  This approach is much more dynamic and helps to get deeper more quickly.

Email us to set up a FREE Relationship Coaching sample session

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2016 ADVENT RETREAT OF SILENCE


2016 ADVENT RETREAT OF SILENCE


 

The Gift of Divine Love Made Alive in Me

Often we "know" that God loves us, but we don't fully experience it. What would it be like to live in a space of being so present to Divine love that it is alive and personal?  Imagine experiencing God's love as a radiance that enfolds, brightens and uplifts you. Our guided 8-hour Advent Retreat of Silence has been designed to introduce you to practices that will help you make God's abundant love alive in your life.

 
 
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your leaders

Author and speaker, Karen Mains, along with her daughter, Melissa Timberlake, a professional life coach, will facilitate an intimate retreat that teaches you to draw love from the One whom Scripture tells us is perfect love. Turtle Creek Acres provides an ideal setting to find the time to begin this personal Advent journey. All food served will be organic, vegan, and gluten-free. 

 
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the gift of love

It's been said, "Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God's love encompasses us completely." Allowing God's love to be made alive within you is what this Advent retreat is all about. It’s designed to help you renew yourself in His love as you are enveloped in a place of calm, of quiet. and of beauty.  If you need time to renew, but can’t get away for several days or even for 24 hours, this 8-hour guided retreat will prove to be a restorative gift.

•  Unrushed moments to listen and focus on Scripture

•  Experience and learn the practice of silence

•  alone time to nurture yourself

•  UNPLUG FROM FACEBOOK, TWITTER, EMAIL, TEXTING, ETC.

•  REMEMBER THE DEEPER MEANING OF CHRISTMAS

•  BUFFET LUNCH (VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE )

•  facilitators with years of experience

•  barnyard animals to greet you

•  NOOKS AND LOFTS FOR JOURNALING AND PRAYER

•  1920's renovated dairy BARN/HOME DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS

•  BONFIRE AND SUNDOWNERS (HOT CIDER) TO END THE DAY

 
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details

We are offering two retreat dates.  Thursday, December 8th or Saturday, December 10th. The cost of this 8 hour guided retreat of silence is $150. It begins at 9am and ends at 5pm. Feel free to arrive between 8:30am and 9am to explore the barn house and grab refreshments. A delicious, vegan, gluten free lunch will be served. We are located in McHenry, IL.  To register click any of the links on this page and you'll be directed to our registration page. We look forward to journeying with you.

Email us with any questions regarding the retreat or registration

This event will take place on a farm.  Therefore, please be aware of allergic considerations. There are cats, dogs, horses, sheep, hay, chickens, etc. on the premises.  The cats and dogs are indoor/outdoor animals. However, they will not be present during the event, but do normally live in the house, so there may be some allergic remnants still present. If you have allergies, please bring any medications you may need.

If you are flying in from out of town we suggest you stay at the Hampton Inn McHenry, on Route 31 in McHenry, IL.