Awakening Your Client’s Heart Magnet


While working with clients going through life and career transitions, Carol McClelland recognized that most people don't have a clear way to discern whether they are drawn to something or repelled by aspects of their life. Without this essential internal knowing, clients feel lost, unable to make decisions that aligned with their goals, values, and needs. They run their life based on a series of shoulds that make life tolerable rather than a sequence of wants and desires that create a thriving life they love.

The Heart Magnet, this internal knowing, that tells a client they want more of something or less of something, is like a muscle. If we haven't tapped into this inner knowing, if we were forced by recent life events or events in our childhood to just do what we have to do to get by, then this muscle has atrophied. When weakened it's hard to trust our knowing because we have no way to know what's right for us.

If you are working with clients who are rebuilding their life after a major transition or choosing to create a new aspect of their life, then this internal knowing is the first brick in building a thriving life! Without this inner knowing, it's impossible to make all the decisions and navigate all the choices involved in creating a live we love.

In this 3 hour training program, coaches gain a more thorough understanding of what the Heart Magnet is and how to know if a client's Heart Magnet has atrophied. In addition they learn:

  • Six specific exercises to help client identify the feelings they get when they are drawn to something, or repelled by something. With this information, the client can begin to use their Heart Magnet to guide their decisions and choices about any area of their life.
  • Twenty-two activities they can use to awaken and strengthen their client's Heart Magnet. These activities aren't paper and pencil exercises, but real-life activities and personal retreats that invite the client to practice navigating life using their new Heart Magnet. Coaches who work with clients in person could embark on these activities with their client or assign the activities to their clients and then have a coaching session afterwards to support the client in leaning in as they build their capacity to listen and act on their own inner wisdom.

Upon completion of the training, coaches may weave the exercises in their coaching sessions. They may also purchase the entire Heart Magnet workbook to use as a guide while working with clients who are so out of touch with their Heart Magnet that they would benefit from the entire sequence of activities.

Frequency: This course is offered once or twice a year, depending on demand.

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Date May 29, 2024 - June 5, 2024

Time 4:00 pm ET - 5:30 pm ET

Day Wednesday

Type Video Conference

Faculty Carol McClelland Fields, PhD, BCC