Seminars, Workshops, and Coaching

Unlock your fullest potential. Empower yourself by tapping into your own core values and implementing a series of tools to propel you forward in your career, personal relationships, and personal growth. Experience personal development through TurningLeaf Seminars, Workshops and Life Coaching, and witness your life transform as you discover your own ability to shift the direction of your life.


TurningLeaf Seminars will take you through experiential challenges and reflective processes that teach you how to rid yourself of unnecessary pain, fear, and negative emotions.

You will learn how to see yourself differently and as a result, you will experience a greater capacity to pursue and achieve your goals and dreams. Oftentimes the parts of ourselves that seem to tear us down are actually tools we are misusing. They are tools we have allowed to become weapons. These seminars teach you how to turn these weapons into some of your greatest strengths.

Level One “Wakening” – 3 days

Explore your relationship with the world and how the world has impacted you – and continues to impact you every day. In the Wakening seminar, you will learn how to honor your own truth, redeem your value and heal relationships that have diminished. Learn how to focus on deriving your worth from within and removing unhealthy dependencies on things and people outside of yourself so you can live from a place of clarity, confidence and value. This seminar is designed to help you strengthen your inner beliefs and identity without relying on the world around you to define you. When we release our attachment to the way our friends, family or peers view and define us, we release insecurity, experience emotional growth and gain clarity. We are then free and empowered to deepen our relationships with others by implementing healthy boundaries and engaging in positive, productive communication.

Level Two “Discernment” – 3 days

Sharpen one of the most valuable tools you possess: your discernment. Discernment is a powerful emotion that arms you with the clarity to know the difference between what is true and what is false. Discerning between what is true and false allows you to understand the truth about yourself – and dispel the myths you may have decided about yourself in the past. The Discernment seminar allows you a safe place to explore your internal beliefs and remove the blocks, or false beliefs, discovered in the Wakening seminar. Learn how to challenge and release these belief systems that have held you hostage. By challenging beliefs that you know to be untrue, you are no longer motivated by unnecessary fears – and you are free to express yourself from a place of truth, confidence and inner strength.

Level Three “Balance” – 3 days

Through the Balance seminar, you will explore the difference between healthy fear and unhealthy fear. We all experience fear in our lives – healthy fear serves to keep us safe and motivates us to avoid danger. Unhealthy fear, however, has the influence to immobilize us and hinder us from taking action to meet our goals. In order to remove this unhealthy fear, it is imperative that we challenge our fears and discern whether they are valid or unhealthy. Only then can we experience balance in our lives. The Balance seminar arms you with the tools and process to challenge these fears, release those that are unhealthy and liberate yourself from the shackles that have held you in a place of fear for so long – so you can celebrate the successes in life.

Level Four “Empowerment” – 3 days

Empowerment comes when we learn how to respond to our environment rather than react. Every day we are influenced by emotional memories. These subtle prompts maybe sound, sights or even smells – all of which can trigger an emotional response that is out of our control. Become aware of these emotional triggers and their ability to affect the way you feel, bring you back to a past emotion and hinder your current emotional growth. Through the Empowerment seminar, you will learn a process to become aware, disconnect from false beliefs and reconnect to the truth so you become the master of your emotions. This process allows you to choose how you want to feel today and every day. Empower yourself to create powerful relationships, achieve your goals and experience joy in everyday experiences.

Personality Assessment – 1 Day

This is a two-part Seminar, which includes an individual personality assessment with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Moody, and a detailed review of the results in a seminar setting. Your session will be scheduled at any point prior to the seminar at the TurningLeaf office. You will then leave this session with a detailed print out of your unique personality to bring to the seminar for reference.

Dr. Moody uses the Personality Assessment System (PAS) which was formulated by John W. Gittinger. Dr. Gittinger realized that each person learns to cope with life by using (or not using) the intellectual strengths and overcoming (or not overcoming) the intellectual weaknesses that she or he may have learned or acquired by heredity. He saw that, over the period of our maturation into adulthood, this process produces what we call each person’s “personality.” The result, in other words, for each of us, is a coherent pattern for how to “do” life.

This seminar is designed to help you review the results of your unique PAS code acquired at the end of your assessment. While every individual person possesses unique qualities that make them different from others, there are also many qualities which overlap. Because your personality has a great deal to do with how you act and react, it also has an impact on your relationships with friends, family, and significant others. By teaching you a framework for self-awareness, you can become more alert to the traits of others and more educated on how to respond. This enables us to build trust, respect and long-lasting relationships with ourselves and others. In fact, we can get along with just about anyone, when we know who they are & how they interact with the world.



Self-confidence is often the key to moving forward in all areas of life. Without self-confidence, you are never brave enough to take the risks needed to step away from your comfort zone and risk going into a new venture, new place or to be with new people. It is by investing in and being invigorated by the new ideas, ventures or places that we continually add to our store of knowledge and experience and thus enhance our self-confidence. In this workshop, you will gain the tools to recognize the ways to find or regain confidence in all areas of your life in 4 steps.

Coping Skills

Have you ever noticed that it is easier to find things outside of ourselves to disconnect rather than having the internal skills to connect? When faced with confrontation, conflict, disappointment, stress, etc, we look outside of ourselves to numb out, disconnect or to avoid the discomfort. That comes from the fact that we often times have not developed the coping skills we need to feel better. Because we become so overly focused on the external sources of our discomfort, we look to external sources to bring us comfort. This workshop identifies coping skills that every human being needs to deal with everyday living. We become more grounded and comfortable within ourselves as we learn to be self-reliant. The ability to find resolution through coping skills gives us more control over our lives and makes it easier to navigate through difficult times.


The foundation of every strong relationship is communication. Communicating clearly and respectfully is essential if your goal is to build productive, open relationships with those in your life. Learn how to share your needs with others, listen without judgment and collaborate on shared ideas. Identify, create and enforce healthy boundaries in your personal and business relationships – and learn how to communicate them in ways others understand and respect. Experience the freedom of knowing you can share your concerns, collaborate and reach a deeper level of understanding in all of your relationships. Start improving your relationships right away.

Understanding Relationships

Understand the dynamics of relationships. We will learn new skills to recognize the responsibilities of a relationship vs. the energy you are putting in. We will address why relationships develop the way they do; work to understand the roles in relationships, what causes us to enable vs. what causes us to be enabled and what breaks down communication. This workshop is designed to address all relationships in our lives. Spouses, Mothers, Fathers, Sons, Dating, Siblings, Co-workers, etc.. When we learn to overcome our fears and allow ourselves to be who we truly are, relationships offer a great potential for healing and growing.


Mindfulness is an integrative mind-body approach to life that helps people relate effectively to their experiences. It involves paying attention to thoughts, feelings, and body sensations In a way that can increase awareness of the present moment and create space for making wise choices. This workshop will introduce you to principles of living mindfully and let you experience some basic practices to help you cultivate mindfulness in daily living. We will also explore what self-compassion is and how it can be a powerful tool for enhancing well-being.

Intuitive Eating

SAY GOODBYE TO DIETS! Join us for a 5-week course on Intuitive Eating and Energy Work. We look forward to helping you make peace with food, your body and yourself while finding vibrant physical, emotional and mental health. Registered Dietitian, Emily Fonnesbeck, and Energy Facilitator Life Coach, Teri Iverson are teaming up to bring you real answers to your food and body image struggles. This course runs once a month on a Friday evening, for five months. Two principles of Intuitive Eating will be taught at each workshop along with group discussions about hurdles that may stand in your way. Learn how to overcome food anxiety, lack of self-trust, fear of letting go of the diet mentality and how to intuitively know what your body needs and wants in order to facilitate self-trust, confidence and eating competence. We would love you to join us for all five sessions, but feel free to join us at any time. We are offering an introductory offer of $30 per session or $125 for all five sessions – which we believe is a KILLER deal. This workshop series is limited to 12 SEATS ONLY and will be based on registration on a first come basis. Don’t wait, register today!

Fitness & Emotions

A healthy lifestyle not only helps to keep the disease at bay, it also helps to keep balance with our emotions. Unfortunately, exercise is often overcomplicated leaving many feeling as if they don’t have the time or knowledge to implement it in their lives. It is also common that people mistake health with how they look and not how they feel. In this workshop, you will learn how to simplify exercise as well as give it the value it needs to become a necessary and beneficial part of your day. Most importantly, we will cover how it will improve your emotional well-being.

Nutrition & Mental Health

Nutrition is essential for our mental health. We will help you to identify patterns in thinking that may affect food choices as well as how particular food choices can boost brain health. Rigid or chaotic thinking can lead to rigid or chaotic behaviors with food and this workshop is designed to help you create a flexible structure in order to nourish your body and mind. Learn what nutrients can increase neurotransmitter production and overall brain function and how digestive health can impact how you think.


Trauma can be described as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Without even knowing it, we experience trauma at some point in our lives. The impact of trauma can affect us as individuals but also the experiences can be passed on through many generations unconsciously. This workshop, specifically designed around an understanding of Trauma, provides an overview of the way trauma impacts us at a physical, psychological and an emotional level.

Stress Management

The stress management workshop is about learning your individual causes of stress. It is about learning how various methods of stress reduction can reduce your stress and in some cases prolong lives. In this workshop, you will gain a measurement of your current stress level and be able to find ways to reduce or eliminate your stress. You will also be able to understand how your body reacts under stress and then find ways for you to daily monitor your stress levels and to reduce your stress.


As we start to get clearer about what we want in our lives, we need to let go of what can keep us stuck. Energy work is a tool to release the blocks that may be holding us back. It can greatly improve your mental and emotional health, reactions to life’s situations, feelings, thoughts, and beliefs that affect your wellness on every level. It can enhance the work we are doing on ourselves or can be effective on its own. In this workshop, we will talk a little about what energy is, and how we can use it to move forward in our lives and live more fully. We will then do an actual group energy session. Each person can bring one issue to clear. Each individual issue brought forward can clear in each of us, we are stronger, and move forward more powerfully together.

Teen Leadership Workshop

This workshop provides tools for teens to overcome life challenges and gives them the inner strength to develop self-confidence to lead themselves into healthy relationships with others around them. Teens will be empowered to find qualities that are within themselves which they can’t see while allowing them to express talents they don’t know they possess. They will find an environment that is conducive for learning and expression. These workshops are team building in nature. They include activities which bring out conversations and analogies based on what they have experienced and involve where they may be avoiding. Through these workshops, teens will find blocks which have been holding them back in a FUN way that keeps everyone involved and everyone engaged.


Value-Based Life Coaching

Empower yourself and experience true success in your life. Value-Based Life Coaching is a coaching system that will help you reach your goals by identifying your core values, creating an action plan with a timeline, setting healthy boundaries and being accountable for taking action. With your life coach, you will learn how to integrate purpose into your life by setting clear goals and developing strategies to continuously achieve them.

Choosing to work with a life coach can expedite your progress, since often times, the biggest obstacle to your success is your own perception. By tapping into the expertise of a trusted coach, you benefit from a fresh perspective, encouragement from someone who understands your potential and being accountable for your actions. Through consistent action and accountability, you will quickly excel towards your goals and experience the joy of success in your career, relationships and any other area you choose to improve.

Personal sessions may be set up by the 1/2 hour or the hour. You and your coach will tailor a schedule to meet depending on your personal needs.

Why Have a Life Coach?

Imagine you are playing baseball, and you hit a ball out over the center fielders head. You have rounded second base and are coming up to third and you look at your base coach to see if he is giving you the waving arms saying “go home, go home!” Sometimes you need someone who doesn’t reside in the neighborhood of YOUR mind to help you sort things out, move forward and continue progressing as a human being. Often times the only obstacle in your way is you and how you perceive yourself. A coach can help you to see what holds you back and then wave their arms and say “go home, go home!”


The Value Based Parenting method gives parents the knowledge and tools to instill and reinforce solid principals and morals that their children can carry into adulthood. This method isn’t primarily about getting a child’s behavior under control, but rather, it’s about developing the child’s conscience and integrity – their values.

Value Based Parenting is a positive and affirming way to teach healthy boundaries so children can begin to govern themselves as they get older. Children raised with this method learn to feel satisfaction and achievement in accepting responsibility, making wise choices, and contributing to the family structure.

Value Based Parenting helps preserve and strengthen the integrity of the family unit through consistency, communication, and love.

During this workshop/class, participants receive instruction from experts in the field and will have the opportunity to participate in real-life examples as well as discussing personal approaches in an open, confidential and non-judgemental environment. For a complete description of the main concepts covered, see below.

Concept 1 – Understanding Children’s Motivation

As parents we spend a lot of time focusing on getting our children to and from activities, keeping them fed and groomed, and more importantly safe and alive. All of these are driven by our motivation. It’s important for us as parents to understand our children and what motivates them. In this class you will learn what drives us as human beings, including our children, and how that impacts us, our relationships, and how we see ourselves.

Concept 2 – Emotional Energy

This class helps us to understand the root emotions that we experience every day, and how that emotional energy impacts our interactions. Not only do our emotions affect the relationships with our children, but also with our co-parents, school teachers, extended family, co-workers, and so on. Learning to create value with the emotional energy we experience within ourselves, our children, and homes is essential for every family.

Concept 3 – Building Confidence in Children

Every day we send our children out into the world wanting to keep them protected and safe; hoping they are able to stand firm against negative peer pressure. One of the biggest tools to keep our children safe is their confidence. Confidence is what gives a child the ability to say no, and the ability to stay true to their morals and values. This class teaches specific ways to create opportunities for children to build confidence in themselves and their abilities.

Concept 4 – Communication

In relationships one of the first things to break down when times get tough is communication. Teaching children powerful communication tools gives them the ability to communicate during the easiest and toughest of times. Communication is paramount in developing a healthy loving relationship with your child. This fundamental skill will undoubtedly help you build a healthier foundation for strengthening the relationship between you and your child.

Concept 5 – Building Relationships

The basis of society is relationships. From the simple relationships, we have with a neighbor to the more complex relationships of the family. So often as parents we work to force our children in and out of behaviors, rather than teaching them the value of doing what they are doing giving them a reason to live the values we have set for our family. In this class, you will learn the importance of creating a report with each of your children to produce a relationship that will have the ability to move forward and work through difficult times.

Concept 6 – Understanding Dependency

We often demonstrate dependency on certain relationships in our lives. The relationships may be with our spouse, friends, co-workers or our children. When these dependencies are unhealthy, they affect the way our children learn to respond to their environment. In this class, you will learn to empower your children to stand strong on their own two feet to create a foundation for healthy relationships and dependency.

Concept 7 – Ten Core Values

The Core Values are a tool to help you and your children to govern yourselves, and to help make decisions. It is the governing system that is the cornerstone of what makes Value Based Parenting work. The core values work as a compass to lead you in the direction you want to take your life and family. As you and your family create your 10 Core Values they go with you everywhere, unlike the rules of the household that stay only within the household. The Core Values are what Value Based Parenting is all about… It is why we are doing what we are doing.

Concept 8 – Family Council

Family Council is the crux of Valued Based Parenting; it is the tool that holds all that we have learned and been working on together. It is where the application of everything from the previous seven classes takes place. In this class you will learn to create a venue within the home where every member has a voice, important events and calendaring are discussed, and lastly, the Family Council is also used to develop solutions and consequences for issues occurring within the family and home.


Value Based Parenting CDs

Learn the principles and tools taught in the Value Based Parenting class in your own home. Reinforce skills, principles, and morals that will serve your children now and into adulthood, through the Value-Based Parenting method. Value Based Parenting helps children understand how their actions affect others and instills internal values that will help them develop stronger integrity, conscience and the ability to govern themselves in a healthy manner.

Children learn how to modify their own decisions and behaviors through positive and affirmative guidance. Children raised with the Value Based Parenting method feel a sense of satisfaction and achievement through accepting responsibility, making informed decisions and contributing to the family structure.

By strengthening and preserving the integrity of the family through consistency, communication and love, families create a solid foundation for healthy, respectful relationships that can last a lifetime. Click here to view our entire catalog!