Dr. Gloria A. Chance’s ground-breaking research allows individuals to harness the power of their imagination so they can imagine new opportunities, create new possibilities and soar to their highest potential.
Our work is more than training, it is awakening, wondering, wandering, knowing, observing, growing and being.
A WALK IN MY SHOES: A Diversity and Inclusion Event
Through empathic third person poetry, spoken word, response letter or performance, participants will express what it feels like to walk in the shoes of the oppressed or marginalized from a chosen historical moment from a digital timeline (covering 1795 to the present time). Using the power of imagination, this program takes individuals on a journey towards openness, understanding, empathy, and inclusion that changes perspective and team performance.
UNLOCKING SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
Participants will use a “silent theatre” approach to understand nuances of a problem that would not have emerged with spoken words, resulting in seeing the problem in a new and unusual way—discovering new insight to the problem. Using real life situations, participants will practice tackling the problem with characters designed to explore, design, judge and implement a solution creatively.
BEYOND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Emotional Imagination
Innovation is the execution of creativity and generally occurs as a final step in the creative process. Emerging research supports the fact that positive emotions delivered with a specific approach, speaks to the imagination to create meaning for the participant toward insight, revelation, breakthrough and credible solutions. This series of workshops sets the stage for the expansion of the creative process.
This series is designed to increase creative potential. Courses can be taken individually or as a group depending on need.
Creative potential testing is available. This testing provides insight into creative potential and this baseline provides guidance for skills needed to increase team and individual creative performance.
• INTRO TO CREATIVE THINKING: The Power of the Imagination
Intro level course outlining and helping identify the concept and importance of creative strengths, and their power to transform thinking and problem solving. Through practice examples and exercises, learn how the imagination supports our growth, health and thinking.
• CONNECT Technique: Satisfies the Internal Need to Belong While Increasing Team Cohesion
Today’s organizations are a microcosm of the disconnection that individuals experience in their personal lives. In this session we will identify, list and explore intergenerational disconnections. Using the concept of feedback loops and strategic dialog, participants will learn to connect to themselves and others through team emotion and shared power and communication.
• RELATE Technique: Through Storytelling
In this session, participants use the hero’s journey approach to storytelling to capture imagination and passion that drives deeper meaning and understanding of goals and objectives. By creating a more digestible language, new paradigms emerge and empowers all involved to increase performance over time.
• FLOW Technique: Being in the Zone…Creating Social Learning Environments, From Boss to Coach
Participants will practice techniques that set the stage for creative flow which involves getting the mind in the proper mental state, choosing a task that is important, along with insightful new approaches to ideation and new possibilities. Results in openness, trust, harmony and continuous learning processes that create magical outcomes.
• LOOP Technique: Collaboration Thru Continuous Feedback Loops and Benevolent Circles
Participants collaboration skills will be heightened through hands on approach of drumming or another appropriate form of creative arts. Using real life team objectives, issues and dynamics allows group to problem solve, improve listening skills while building local, global and virtual teams. Creating feedback loops through benevolent social circles will be practiced.
• PERCEIVE Technique: What’s Your Vision? Defining a Repeatable Creative Process
Engaging exercises will challenge the participant to learn how to apply different thinking to the same problem providing greater awareness and focus for better outcomes. Intermediate through advanced level visualization techniques will be introduced. This process results in creating strong and sharp images important to creating and communicating a vision. Also increases self-awareness, creative insight, abstractions, and clear mind techniques to creatively solve for complex problems.
• WIT Technique: Spurs Creativity, Analytic Precision, Productivity and Teamwork for Spur of Moment Solution
Participants will learn to quickly and intuitively respond to problems by increasing trust while following instincts. This technique uses drama improv to create shared experiences, present multiple points of views—changing behavior towards collaboration, learning, listening and in the moment solutions for quick resolution. Uncovers team dynamics, increases listening skills towards greater empathy; and clears the mind from judgement to focus on the complex problem at hand.
THE MIND SPA: Reducing Stress and Anxiety for Greater Creativity
This virtual or onsite retreat teaches reusable techniques that provide immediate reduction in stress and anxiety so that creativity can be unleashed. Participants describe and identify stress and anxiety symptoms. Participants will also consciously work with stress issues while practicing very specific techniques that can be deployed at any time.
MINDSHIFT FOR NAVIGATING CHANGE
Change is difficult. Strong inner health and understanding how our imagination drives our ability to compete and enhance our performance and potential is paramount. Participants will identify change mindset, learn mindset and develop specific strategies that will create consistent management of change stressors in the future.
POWER OF YOUR SECOND BRAIN: Learn to Trust Your Gut
This program will help improve the communication between your big and little brain through a process using images that help decipher information that you are not aware of. Through an art-based process, participants will be guided through the creative process of self-discovery to understand the messages from their inner voice or gut. Participants will learn techniques to strengthen their voice and build confidence while practicing verbalization of emotions while creating effective solutions and behaviors.
LEADERSHIP/TALENT DEVELOPMENT TO UNBLOCK CREATIVITY
CHANGE YOUR NARRATIVE TO CHANGE YOUR OUTCOMES
Unleash your inner leader, problem solver and healer to transform thinking through 6, 12- or 24-week packages.
THE FEMALE FACTOR: Finding the Leader in You
Are you successful but don’t feel you are living the life you were meant to live? Through experiential exercises and deep introspection, participants will identify the underlying story that needs shifting to change negative patterns of thinking. Through storytelling, writing, art and other creative modalities rewrite your story and document the plan to move to the next level.
WHAT’S IN A STORY: Transforming Big Data Through the Hero’s Journey
This session will allow participants to practice writing and imagining stories by transforming how one explains complex data. Participates will learn the importance of meaning, imagery and fantasy to create an engaging story; character and problem development; the role of the guide; defining beginning, middle and end; and character transformation towards a win-win.
I’M ONLY HUMAN: Unleashing the Mask of Perfectionism
This program will provide testing to target areas of performance that are negatively impacted by perfectionism. Through deep creative thinking exercises and dialog, participants will understand the foundation of their low self-esteem and create and practice strategies to gain new confidence and empowering behaviors.
THE MIND SPA: Reducing Stress and Anxiety for Greater Creativity
What does it feel like to be an agent of change? Through harnessing the power of imagination in your team you can overcome, breakthrough, and expand possibilities to identify purpose and walk confidently into the future you want to create for your organization.
Designing an innovation driven culture without reorganizing (strategic consulting). Using a systems and design thinking approach, determine organizational readiness for the shift towards ideation and innovative transformation work, future of work considerations and alignment.
• Organizational assessment of creativity and innovation barriers through cultural assessment.
• Custom ideation and strategy development for digital, product development and creative skill set requirements.
• Strategy sessions and change management development to support your innovation projects.
SPEAKER, HOST AND KEYNOTE
What does peak performance feel like? A sought-after speaker, Dr. Gloria expands our thinking on global and societal topics, pushing individuals and audiences to image beyond traditional thinking to solve complex problems. Through creative and experiential approaches, Dr. Gloria’s research and fact-based approach, combined with deeply introspective yet fun exercises, techniques and tools, transforms and motivates worldwide audiences and leaves all with an opportunity to grow beyond today.
Recent speaking engagements:
• Episodes, The Blend Talk Show
• Personal Mythology Retreat, Esalen Institute
• Power of Imagination, The Getty Museum
• A Walk in My Shoes Workshop, International Expressive Arts Conference
• Ongoing course for San Diego Writers Inc
• Featured at Writers Festival, San Diego
• Black Live Matter, Panel Host
• Psychology of Valentine’s Day, Associated Press
• Radio Interviews
• Female Factor, Malibu California