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Barbara Taylor is a certified trainer for Power Path Seminars.  She has been studying the system we call The Personality Game for more than 10 years and has taught it in a coaching format to corporate clients for more than 5 years.  We are pleased to now offer this powerful material in a corporate training format. 

Power Path Seminars is a series of workshops created by Jose & Lena Stevens of Pivotal Resources Inc.  Workshops in this series have been presented in the United States, Canada, Peru, Venezuela, United Kingdom, Iceland, Finland, Egypt, Japan, Mexico and Russia.  

Thousands of people have participated in this training and found it dramatically improved their business success and their personal lives.  

Workshops titles include: 

  • Power Communication: Understanding Styles of Communication (1 day)
  • The Seven Character Roles: Understanding Personality Essence (1 day)
  • The Seven Attitudes: Understanding Personality Viewpoints (1 day)
  • Principles of Power Management: Power and Balance in the Workplace (1 day or 2 days)
  • Transforming Your Dragons: Overcoming Obstacles to Success (offered in 1/2 day, 1 day or 3 day formats)
  • The Nine Needs (1 day)

Why the Power Path Seminars ™ models are timely and unique

Product development, production, marketing and sales all depend on trust, good communication, cooperation and effective relationships to produce their magic of success.  No other body of knowledge that we know of so directly addresses both the fundamental causes behind time and revenue losses at the core of the corporate world and the tools to correct and remedy those causes.  Addressing loss of productivity effectively is at the top of the priority list for businesses, corporations and organizations — large and small around the world.

In addition to addressing the weaknesses of an organization, these models also provide for structures in which to identify and support the strengths of individuals and groups thus making the workplace an even more powerful venue for achieving success without compromising integrity.  The information you will gain in any of the workshops is applicable immediately to every corporate situation that exists.  Because the models are based on many universal and cross-cultural principles, they will ring true when presented and are easy to grasp.  Corporate executives and trainers have repeatedly stated unequivocally how powerful and valuable the information is to their companies.

Detailed descriptions of the workshop models:

Overview of Workshops Models
The Seven Character Roles: Understanding Personality Essence
The Seven Attitudes: Understanding Personality Viewpoints
Power Communication: Understanding Styles of Communication
The Principles of Power Management: Power and Balance in the Workplace
Transforming Your Dragons: Overcoming Obstacles to Success
Comments from past attendees
Cost for onsite training workshops.

Model: Power Communication: Understanding the Reaction Centers

We reveal the power of effective communication through a unique new model containing three communication styles in six sequences.  The sequences, the negative and positive aspects, and the four steps to effective communication are all crucial to managing conflict, creating harmony and increasing productivity.

We focus on handling communication challenges that tend to disrupt relationships and create alienation in the workplace.  You will dramatically improve your business relationship skills by understanding the essential ingredients of powerful communication. <more details about this workshop>

Model: The Seven Character Roles: Understanding Personality Essence

Through understanding the essential differences between people, this model of the seven character types, which we call "roles,"  increases skills for coaching, interviewing, matching people with projects, placement, and recognizing strengths and weaknesses.  This workshop dramatically illustrates the specific contributions of each type of person and helps you understand people as never before.  We closely cover the following types of people: Artisan, Sage, Server, Priest, Warrior, King and Scholar. <more details about this workshop>

Model: The Seven Attitudes: Understanding Personality Viewpoints 

This is a model of seven ways of viewing the world that helps you to identify and understand the different lenses people use to see, judge, act on and react to in their world.  Use of this eye-opening model increases interpersonal awareness, coaching effectiveness, and assists in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the Idealist, Skeptic, Realist, Cynic, Spiritualist, Stoic and Pragmatist.  <more details about this workshop>

Model: Principles of Power Management: Power and Balance in the Workplace

In this workshop you will learn about power and balance in the workplace as well as how to use the chaos of stress and disorganization to organize it into harmonious and productive elements.  You will learn essential tools for managing time and eliminating power and energy waste, invigorating and empowering the workplace, creating a clear vision and path of power, and putting together appropriate configurations and power teams to create a strong foundation for success.  This is a unique model based in part on understanding the natural principles of shamanic indigenous wisdom.  <more details about this workshop>

Model: Moving Beyond the Obstacles: Transforming the Seven Fear Patterns

This is a workshop identifies and explains the seven basic fear patterns that run people under stress. Understand how to deal with " the impossible to please," "the resistant to change" and "the whiner" personalities.  Learn what promotes these patterns, how to reduce their effects and what can be done to eliminate "Dragon behavior" entirely thus increasing harmony and productivity.  <more details about this workshop>

Cost for Workshops: 

$1,500 per day for onsite training plus travel expenses for trainer (if any).  Cost may be different depending on specific client requirements or needs.

Ideal workshop size is a minimum of 8 people and a maximum of 20 people for the 1-3 day workshops.  The material may also be presented in a coaching format with 1 or more people in a small group. 

In addition to the daily training fee, there is a $75.00 per person materials fee for in-depth workbooks for 1-day workshops.  Materials fees for 2-day or 3-day workshops are $195 per person.  Workbook materials are less for non-profit organizations. 

Most workshops use videos, overheads and other handouts, in addition to the workbook.  All workshops are designed for active participation of attendees, including role-playing and in-depth discussion of the material.

Contact us for specifics if you are interested.  There is a growing network of Power Path certified trainers in the U.S. and Europe.

Power Communication: Understanding Styles of Communication

1 day

We reveal the power of effective communication through a unique model containing three communication styles in six sequences.  The sequences, the positive and negative aspects, and the four steps to effective communication are all crucial to managing conflict, creating harmony and increasing productivity.

We focus on handling communication challenges that tend to disrupt relationships and create alienation in the workplace.  You will dramatically improve your business skills by understanding the essential ingredients of powerful communication.

Communication styles are natural powerful systems that people use to react to their world and translate their experience to others.  These styles are entirely different from one another yet anyone who conducts business must have an appreciation for all three in order to operate in a highly effective and productive manner.  There are three primary communication styles whose basics are quite easy to understand in a short period of time.  Mastering them takes more time and is well worth the effort.  The three different styles contribute to a rich and varied workplace and without them business could simply not be conducted.

When people of different communication styles attempt to communicate with each other, there can be grave misunderstandings and conflict over who meant what.  This can play havoc with potentially successful business transactions, plans and teamwork.  Learning to identify communication styles and understand how they operate is critical for successful communication on the job.  

Workshop Objectives

After attending this workshop about communication styles you will be able to:

  • Correctly assess your own communication style or primary reaction center.
  • Understand the three primary communication styles.
  • Clearly identify the positive and negative aspects of each communication style.
  • Understand the results of positive and negative behavior.
  • Understand the sequence of your reaction centers and the consequences for you and others.
  • Understand the traps and balancers in your communication style.
  • Be able to identify specific communication styles in others.
  • Know how to communicate with people of different communication styles.
  • Understand the advantages of knowing all the communication styles.
  • Know how people of different communication styles relate with each other; pitfalls and advantages.
  • Understand the four steps to good communication.
  • Know the four aspects of challenging communication.

The Seven Character Roles: Understanding Personality Essence

1 day

Through understanding the essential differences between people, this model of the seven character types increases skills for coaching, interviewing, matching people with projects, placement and recognizing strengths and weaknesses.  This workshop dramatically illustrates the contributions of each type of person and helps you understand people as never before.  We closely cover the following types of people: Artisan, Sage, Server, Priest, Warrior, King and Scholar.

A knowledge of personality roles in business can be immeasurably valuable when it comes to employing people to do the jobs they are instinctively designed to do.  People who are mismatched with their employment cause businesses to dramatically lower productivity, efficiency, morale, time, profits and resources.  We cannot stress enough that people whose work matches their role are happy, fulfilled and satisfied — leading to a powerful and highly productive work experience.

Workshop Objectives

After attending this workshop about roles and aspects of roles you will be able to:

  • Understand the advantages of knowing all seven roles.
  • Correctly assess your own primary role.
  • Understand your secondary role.
  • Clearly identify the positive and negative aspects of each role.
  • Understand the results of positive and negative role behavior in a work setting.
  • Identify specific roles in the workplace by appearance and behavior.
  • Know how to communicate advantageously with people of each role.
  • Coach others to understand the value of roles and aspects.
  • Learn about the inner aspects of all seven roles.
  • Identify strong aspects and their contribution in the workplace.
  • Identify the weaker aspects and how to strengthen them.
  • Learn how to support the role aspects within a corporate structure.

The Seven Attitudes: Understanding Personality Viewpoints

1 day

This is workshop trains you to identify and understand the different lenses people use to see, judge, act on and react to in their world.  Use of this eye-opening model increases interpersonal awareness, coaching effectiveness, and assists in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the person.

There are a variety of Attitudes and each one has an important contribution to make in how one looks at the world around them.  With a little observation, you may notice that each person you meet tends to hold a habitual attitude that gives them a typical way of seeing the world.  You might then say of someone, "Oh, she is such an idealist!" or "Boy, is he ever a cynic."

Your main attitude is your primary viewpoint and is how you view everything in your life.  It is the lens through which you look at the world, so while everyone may see the same event, they are seeing it through a different colored lens.  For some, the event will appear to be red while for another it will look blue.  All attitudes have their favorable points and their limitations.  You can also adopt a different attitude for the time-being but generally you will return to your primary attitude developed over years of imprinting and conditioning.

There are seven primary attitudes that you will find over and over throughout all the population around the world regardless of race, gender, culture or age.  These are: Skepticism, Idealism, Stoicism, Spiritualism, Cynicism, Realism and Pragmatism.  Knowing a little about each one can be of tremendous help in understanding yourself and other people so that you can communicate better with them.

Workshop Objectives

After attending this workshop about attitudes you will be able to:

  • Correctly assess your own primary attitude.
  • Understand your secondary attitude.
  • Clearly identify the positive and negative aspects of each attitude.
  • Understand the results of positive and negative behavior.
  • Be able to identify specific attitudes in others.
  • Know how to communicate with people of various attitudes.
  • Understand the advantages of knowing all seven attitudes.

Principles of Power Management: Power and Balance in the Workplace

In this workshop you will learn about power and balance in the workplace as well as how to use the chaos of stress and disorganization to organize it into harmonious and productive elements.  You will learn essential tools for managing time, eliminating power and energy waste, invigorating and empowering the workplace, creating a clear vision and path of power, and putting together appropriate configurations and power teams to create a strong foundation for success.  This is a unique model based in part on understanding the natural principles of shamanic indigenous wisdom.

For an productive work environment, it is essential to know how to create balance in the workplace.  Most organizations suffer from chaos and stress often caused by disorganization, a lack of priorities, inappropriate expectations, a lack of practical structure or a plan of action.  

Power and Balance in the Workplace will be addressed through three main topics:

  1. Time and power management through understanding the practices, habits and attitudes that vitalize an organization as well as the practices, habits and attitudes that create and promote power leaks and energy waste in an organization.  
  2. The principles of vision and proper goal setting for success.  
  3. The configurations of people that create the appropriate power teams to accomplish the goals in the most efficient and effective way.

The 2-day format spends more time on each of the topics.

Workshop Objectives

After attending the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand what practices cause and promote power leaks and energy waste.
  • Understand what practices promote vitality and how to empower a workplace.
  • Coach others effectively in better time management.
  • Assist others in creating a path of power, a clear vision and reachable, practical goals.
  • Understand the strength and weaknesses of each configuration and power team.
  • Understand the different roles and aspects of each position of a power team.
  • Assist through coaching in creating the configuration needed for a project or goal.
  • Be effective in assisting your clients with chaos and stress in their work environment.

Moving Beyond the Obstacles: Transforming the Seven Fear Patterns

Full workshop 3 days (can be taught in 1/2 day or 1 format)

This is a workshop for training and coaching that identifies and explains the seven basic fear patterns that run people under stress.  Understand how to deal with "the impossible to please," "the resistant to change" and "the whiner" personalities.  Learn what promotes these patterns, how to reduce their effects and what can be done to eliminate "Dragon behavior" entirely thus increasing harmony and productivity.

The dragons arise in response to fear and show up most often in stressful situations. Just when you are about to miss the deadline on an important project, need to represent your company at a meeting with an important prospect or are faced with a rare promotional interview, the dragons show up to take advantage of your fear.  They are parasites that live off your energy and vitality and sabotage you in those critical moments.  Unless you transform the dragons or get rid of them, you will become their slave.  Instead of meeting the challenge productively, you will act from them to your detriment.  Fortunately the dragons are the one personality trait you can erase with discipline and work.

In business, the dragons are responsible for indescribable losses of productivity, fatigue, illness, waste of resources and manpower, low self-esteem, sabotage of resources and low morale.  Without these dragons, productivity, morale, creativity, sales and resourcefulness shoot up to the highest levels.  People in all staff positions are able to meet their potential, realize their talents, communicate better and work cooperatively together.  Without awareness of the dragons, business is at the mercy of age-old forces that have been undermining commerce for centuries.

Workshop Objectives

After attending this workshop about Transforming Your Dragons you will be able to:

  • Understand the advantages of knowing all seven dragons.
  • Know the specific steps in the development of each obstacle.
  • Know the weapons to defeat the obstacles.
  • Correctly assess your own primary obstacle and understand your secondary obstacle.
  • Be able to identify specific dragons in others.
  • Be able to know how to avoid being seduced by obstacles in other people.
  • Know how to communicate advantageously with people having various obstacles.
  • Be able to teach others about the importance of clearing the seven dragons.
  • Help others to understand the natures of the seven obstacles.
  • Understand the definition of a healthy dragon-free person.

The 1/2 day workshop provides an overview of the dragons.  The 1-day workshop covers more material.  The 3-day format provides time for in-depth study of the material

A Proven Record - What Attendees Say

The following are quotes from highly successful executives and professionals who have been exposed to the material in the Power Path Seminars ™ models in consultations and trainings.  Here is what they are saying about their experience:

"Their excellence lies in their insight into human character and motivation, explaining it to others, using the result in planning, and strategizing within the personal and business spheres."   Brian Arthur, Citibank Professor, Santa Fe Institute; formerly Dean and Virginia Morrison Professor of Population Studies and Economics, Stanford University

"This has helped raise the level of professionalism in our office and has made us much more effective advocates for our clients."   Mark Mueller, Mueller Law Offices, Austin, Texas; leading birth injury litigators in State of Texas

"The Stevens have unique insight into the nature of people, their behavior, thought processes and their different styles of communication."  Dennis Flynn, CEO and founder, DT Trading, Chicago, Illinois; member of Chicago board of trade with over sixty traders and support staff

"It is clear to us that we received a substantial net benefit in terms of employee morale and operating costs, easily justifying our use of Pivotal Resources (Power Path Seminars) over an extended period and many different circumstances."  Charles Miller, Owner Sol y Sombra; Trustee, University of Texas; formerly CEO, Meridian Investment Corporation

"Some of the insights Jose has shared regarding dealing with my opponents have led to huge results that I otherwise would have missed."  Guy Saperstein, consultant and trustee, Sierra Club.  Included in National Journal’s list of "The 100 most influential attorneys in America" for the last six years.

"As you know, the entertainment industry can be a very chaotic world and navigating its waters can be an overwhelming experience at times. Thanks to you and your coaching, I have been able to navigate very challenging circumstances smoothly and successfully. Your perspective reliably and consistently provides clarity in situations I would otherwise find too complex or convoluted to resolve."  Joyce DeWitt; stage and screen actress; cast member of "Three’s Company," voted one of the longest running most successful sitcoms in the history of television.

"The principles developed by Jose and Lena Stevens, as partially outlined in the book "Transforming Your Dragons" and specifically in their Power Path Seminar training courses, have been indispensable in helping my clients to achieve their goals.  The understanding of how to identify and work with fear, improve communication and achieve goals through a greater sense of personal power, are just some of the skills effectively taught in their programs."  Laurie Skreslet, mountain guide and motivational speaker; first Canadian to climb Mount Everest; formerly Outward Bound instructor for 11 years; over 1600 professional presentations and keynote addresses

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