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Speaking Programs:

Lauren is a world renowned international speaker/trainer. Far beyond a momentary “uplift”, those who hear Lauren’s dynamic message experience lasting, positive change. Along with life changing skills that will empower any group to live life without the stress, the depth of knowledge and insight she’s gained through 20 years of study and practice will leave an indelible imprint on your group or organization.

Fun, interactive and highly engaging, each speaking program is customized to meet your specific goals and initiatives. From small group seminars to large keynote audiences, Lauren delivers impactful programs that anchor positive behavioral shifts, leaving participants with specific forward action steps for confident & fun personal excellence and optimal wellness.

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Corporate Training Programs:

Powerhouse leaders practice self-reflection, impulse control and empathetic listening. Release negative mental models and step into results based shifts for meaningful, confident and successful leadership excellence.Highly effective teams thrive in organizations that implement: a learning environment; humor; emotional intelligence; action learning; effective dialogue and rapport skills; and appreciative inquiry. Champion your organizational initiatives with today’s leading methodology for effective team building.

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Life Coaching Programs:

Life Coaching is having someone in your “corner” who mirrors you back to yourself with open-ended questions that unlock the best parts of you that perhaps got lost along the way, guiding you into the opportunity to identify and adjust those behaviors, beliefs and assumptions that do not align with the person you are committed to being. Coaching is a collaborative partnership for positive sustainable shift that results in confident personal excellence that impacts: spirit, mind, emotions and body for a purpose driven, meaningful life experience.

The greatest coaches in life are those that guide others back to themselves and their fullest God given potential for a greater good on earth. An effective coach/client relationship has its foundation on psychological safety, respect and valiant honesty. An effective coach will facilitate a customized infrastructure to support habits that result in showcasing the best version of you, which is a happy place to play in life. Happy people experience successful, meaningful lives.

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Personal Excellence and Wellness Programs:

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Educational Theory & Methodology:

Structure brings clarity to abstract ideas. When we have a specific protocol as we address new learnings in our life we increase the probability that we will in fact remember that which we learn.

 

The Reticular Activating System (RAS) located by the brain stem is our closest friend our worst enemy. One of its main responsibilities is to tune into that which we choose to focus on. We get to choose what we focus on, the good, true, beautiful, the bad and the ugly in life. Our RAS will hunt and gather information based on our conclusions about life and go as far as to distort, delete and generalize information that does not align with our conclusions.

 

As we enter new opportunities for growth and learning, alert and high noticing we increase our ability to take and apply those pieces of information, which add instant value to our life experience and ultimately lead to the best version of whom God created us to be resulting in personal excellence.

 

As I went through my Master’s Program in Adult Education, Emphasis in Human Resource Development, from Rutgers University, I observed a 4-step process of learning new information or approaching old information with fresh perspectives: Learn => Reflect => Identify/Adjust => Integrate/Take Action:

 

Learn: Learn the information at hand, which typically enters your awareness through your 5 senses: seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and feeling. Practice approaching new opportunities for growth and learning with curiosity and fascination: What’s in it for me that is of value?

 

Reflect: Reflect on that which you learn. In the reflection process you observe key pieces of information that expand your view of reality: self-awareness and awareness of others around you, this is commonly referred to as your Emotional Intelligence. Ask yourself the following questions:

 

  • Does it have meaning to me?
  • Does it align with what I value?
  • Does it offer instruction to help me do what I do better and to be a better person while I do what I do?

 

In order for information to stick, it has to have the element of meaning and purpose in your life personally and/or professionally. You may ask yourself: How does this information make me a better person in life?

 

When facilitating workshops and seminars I will invite participants to write down 1-3 pieces of information (gold nuggets of knowledge) that they feel offers levity, insight and inspiration: “Hunt and gather helpful guidance that adds value to your experiences personally and professionally so that you can reflect upon the key information’s ability to add value to your life in a positive impactful way.”

 

Identify & Adjust: Identify and adjust behaviors, perceptions, judgments and conclusions about life that hold you back from personal excellence based on the new information you learned.

 

Integrate/Take Action: This is the final step in the learning process that gives you the opportunity to integrate and transfer new knowledge into your thoughts and behavior. Review any new knowledge that you desire to take along with you at least 2-3 intentional times in the 48-hour window of time proceeding the learning experience. Write down 1-3 powerhouse action steps you will commit to taking over the next 3 weeks in order to anchor and pull into your reality the information you find valuable and applicable enough to want to integrate the knowledge into your daily life.

 

Childlike wonderment and fascination for all of life open the doors for rapid and sustainable learning and growth. Remain curious and fascinated about all of life as you hunt and gather those stepping-stones of knowledge that expand the best version of who you desire to be on this journey of life. – Lauren E Miller, M.Ed

Miller’s 4 Steps to Learning & Growth by Lauren E Miller is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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As an executive coach, trainer and facilitator of learning I am consistently seeking out new fun ways to make the complex simple, applicable and sustainable. Upon the completion of my Master’s Program in Adult Education, Emphasis in Human Resource Development from Rutgers University I have created a simple model of learning, which offers a quick methodology to unlock sustainable learning in life personally and professionally.

 

Miller’s L.O.V.E. to Learn Circle was created with the intention of raising your awareness around 4 phases of content absorption and application that will help you take what sparks your interest in life and apply it quickly to champion your personal excellence. Since creating it I have increased my noticing around information that has value to me followed by an intention to integrate it into my daily life.  As with any suggested theory or model in life, take what offers value and opportunity for you and release the rest.

 

L.O.V.E.

 

L: Learn & Listen: The process of learning is magnified when you tune into a specific personal value contained in the information you are exposed to. As a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do I would mentally set my intention around the goal I wanted to achieve in the ring and for the most part my body would follow my focus. The same opportunity lies before you when it comes to learning and growth.

 

Mentally setting the stage for learning and growth increases the odds that you will in fact learn and grow. The reticular activating system (RAS) located by the brain stem is a built-in system that is your closest friend or worst enemy simply because it will hunt and gather specific pieces of information that support your chosen view of reality. As you step into each day of earth school, pray for the grace to listen closely in order to pick up on those pieces of information that align with the person you are committed to being in this world. Too often we give power to other people’s opinion to define who we are and render ourselves vulnerable to false information and increased stress and anxiety.

 

We live in an information overload society and it’s easy to get overwhelmed and paralyzed rather than empowered and motivated. The next time you find yourself presented with new information, pause and ask yourself: What’s in it for me that will add meaning to my life and champion me into the best version of who I am in this world personally and professionally? Opinions like clothes can be put back on the rack. If it doesn’t fit and it’s not the right color release it and move on ASAP. As you release pieces of information that do not add value to your current position in life, you clear out head trash and open up mental space to notice content that sparkles and supports your optimal learning and growth.

 

O: Observe: Resurrect your childlike curiosity. A practice of curiosity and fascination will catapult you into the space of absorbing content quickly. When I facilitate a seminar or workshop I invite participants to practice high noticing (intentional observation) around 1-3 specific gold nuggets of knowledge that are meant for them to find. How do you know when you find your knowledge nugget? When you perk up and move into the information you are receiving with interest. Similar to a treasure hunt, you seek out clues based on content that peaks your attention.

 

Engagement occurs when you identify with information you are exposed to that personally ignites the “Tell me more” button within. Just as Samuel from the Sacred Scriptures unlocked his ability to hear the voice of God by the simple statement: “Speak Lord, your servant is listening.” Learning and listening walk through the archway of observation. Listening requires the commitment on your part to step away from your assumptions, judgments and conclusions that hold you very small in life as they restrict your ability to see things from a bigger perspective of possibilities.

 

As a child, you simply existed in the present moment with very high noticing, which gave you the ability to tune into large amounts of content quickly and create consistently. As a child, you would capture with awe and wonder the small details of life that many adults walk by daily: a roly-poly; butterfly or snow flake. You were never left empty handed in your ability to create your reality.

 

V: Visualize: Information that we absorb through our sensory acuity (visual, auditory, sensory) comes at us daily like a snowstorm, a huge force made up of small particles. What causes some information to stick and other information to simply melt away? Two elements are required for information to move past short-term memory into the vast storage center of long-term memory: a visual and a powerful emotion. A visual can be created beyond the physical experience of site. For example, you hear a song, smell a scent in the presence of a powerful positive emotional experience and the next time you hear that song or smell that scent you instantly pull up a visual that was created down to small details depending upon the strength of the emotional component (this can be of value to you or in some cases a thorn in your flesh).

 

Imagination and visualization walk hand and hand. As a child you constantly used the gift of your imagination to create your reality. All things were possible for you because you believed they were: magical kingdoms, super hero powers and the ability to transform pillows and blankets into secret hideouts…members only. You would visualize what it would be like to have super powers and believed you did which shifted your entire posturing. You did it back then and you can do it now.

 

The practical use of visualization in the learning environment looks like this: you learn something that peaks your attention because it relates to your personal or professional life experience so you pause and observe (you move closer to the content perhaps engage in questions to learn more). The next step to unlock learning and growth of valuable content is to visualize how this information will specifically shift your view of reality in a positive and meaningful way along with tuning into the emotional component of what you will look like, feel like and sound like as you utilize the valuable content in daily life.

 

For example, you attend a seminar on How to Create & Sustain Meaningful Relationships. You learn about 3 reactive responses that block effective connection along with 3 responses that create instant connection and you write them down. You observe that you are highly engaged with the information and ask questions for clarity, because the content has value for you in your life personally and professionally. Visualize how you will identify and adjust specific behaviors, perceptions and conclusions in order to effectively integrate new patterns of thought and behavior. When you visualize how the valuable content will impact your life for good you create an anchor for sustainable applicability.

 

E: Explore: Explore the specific forward action steps you will take to integrate the meaningful content you just learned into your daily life personally and professionally. This could include new content or fresh perspectives around old content. Basically, you learned something of value that has intrigued you, what do you want to do about it? Do you want to chalk it up as fun learning experience and go back to life as you know it or do you want to be high noticing and intentional about integrating the valuable content into your words, thoughts, deeds and actions and expand the best version of you in this world?

 

When you explore with the intention of positive forward momentum you expand your influence factor.  The first phase of emotional intelligence is to know what lights you up and what doesn’t; to be aware of those emotions that serve your highest good and the good of all concerned along with the ability to effectively manage your emotions and the emotions of those around you. Exploring you in light of meaningful content gives you the opportunity identify and adjust behavior that limit your effectiveness in the world and opens up the doors into effective, sustainable learning and growth.

 

For example, let’s say you just learned 3 positive responses that are proven to increase effective connection in relationships you care about, you will now explore specific behaviors that you will commit to in the coming weeks that will help you anchor those specific positive responses into the relationships you care about. An explore statement after learning content that has meaning and value at a relationship seminar would look like this: “I commit to ask effective questions for clarity in my conversations this week and release mind-reading along with assuming I know what other people are thinking. I will practice releasing my need to be right, liked and understood and replace that need with curious and unattached conversations.”

 

Short Version of Miller’s L.O.V.E. Learning Circle:

 

L: Learn & Listen: Be attentive to content that is meaningful and adds value to your life experience personally and professionally. What’s in it for me that will add meaning to my life and champion me into the best version of who I am in this world personally and professionally?

 

O: Observe: When introduced to fresh perspectives around familiar content or entirely new information step into the learning experience with curiosity. Seek out 1-3 gold nuggets of knowledge that add value and meaning to your life experience. What sparks my attention and desire to learn more?

 

V: Visualize: Visualize integrating the meaningful content into your daily life. What do you look like, feel like, sound like as you identify and adjust your thoughts, perceptions and behaviors to align with the guidance and insights you have attained? Use your imagination to ignite the emotions you will feel as you imagine the new and improved you.

 

E: Explore: Explore specific forward actions steps you will commit to taking in the coming days and weeks to integrate the new learnings into your words, thoughts, deeds and actions. Explore what you will notice to be different in your life as a result of applying the valuable content into your day-to-day interactions personally and professionally.

 

Miller’s L.O.V.E. Learning Circle for Sacred Scriptures:

 

L: Learn & Listen: Pause and invite the Holy Spirit into your experience of reading the Sacred Scriptures. Be attentive to content that is meaningful and adds value to your life experience personally and professionally. What’s in this verse for me that will add meaning to my life and champion me into the person God has created me to be in this world?

 

O: Observe: Seek out 1-3 gold nuggets of knowledge that add value and meaning to your personal relationship with Jesus and the witness of His love through you. What sparks my attention and desire to learn more? Journal and proclaim what the Holy Spirit is saying to you as you pause on those verses that capture your attention. Ask: What specifically about this verse caused me to pause and reflect? What moved me away from my fears, doubts and worries into trust and confidence in God’s presence and guidance in my life?

 

V: Visualize: Visualize integrating the meaningful verses and messages into your daily life. What do you look like, feel like, sound like as you identify and adjust your thoughts, perceptions and behaviors to align with the guidance and insights you have attained through your reading and time with God? Use your imagination to ignite the emotions you will feel as you visualize more of God and less of you (St. John the Baptists Prayer).

 

E: Explore: Explore specific forward actions steps you will commit to taking in the coming days and weeks to integrate the new learnings into your words, thoughts, deeds and actions as you move into making God recognizable in your daily thoughts, words, deeds and actions. Explore what you will notice to be different in your life as a result of applying the insights given to you through the Holy Spirit into your day-to-day interactions personally and professionally.

 

Miller’s Love Learning Circle by Lauren E Miller is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://LaurenEMiller.com .
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://LaurenEMiller.com/about.