What Participants Say about Constructive Living Training
-Positive, empowering, enjoyable
Senior Management Team of Resourceful Futures Community Support Ltd.
Hana Algergawi. Community Living Alternatives Services. Program Supervisor
—Cynthia J. Douwes, BA, CMP, Manager of Events, Certified General Accountants' Association of Alberta
Mr. Gottfried Mitteregger facilitated five sessions on Constructive Living Training: Personal and Corporate Growth for the Centre for Suicide Prevention during the year of 2008. The foci of these sessions were: Team Building, Managing Change, and Personal Effectiveness in Communications.
I would highly recommend the training both from the perspectives of content and delivery. Gottfried walked us through the content covering the cornerstones of the philosophy defining Constructive Living. There was plenty of opportunity for reflection, sharing experiences, and “homework” allowing each individual to process the material and practice the precepts discussed in the sessions. At the end of the sessions, it was possible to see how the role and place of each individual could create a constructive whole within the organization.
On a personal note, I found the training not only useful for professional life but also in my personal life. I have, since the completion of the training, used the training to help me reflect on my behavior and guide me in the decisions and actions that I have taken.
—Rani Murji, Education Director, Suicide Prevention Calgary
I spent the first of several mornings with Gottfried in the spring of 2007, working on personal effectiveness and healthy teamwork. It was a fairly easy process to identify qualities our team would relate to a fulfilling life. The challenge was in how to begin the movement towards a place of deeper relationships, more purposeful work and greater vigor in day to day living. I found the course material life-changing in its practicality. After two years, this course still comes back to me – reminding me of a practical wisdom for living well, and the power in the day to day choices I make.
I think, perhaps, Gottfried is his own strongest endorsement for the “Constructive Living’ material. It doesn’t take a long time in Gottfried’s company to recognize in him a vitality and presence in living that is quite compelling. I think it’s a testament to his living out the principles contained in this seminar material. “Constructive Living” is a gift you give to yourself – where the value just keeps growing. It’s not often that a seminar will resonate with you so long. I couldn’t endorse “Constructive Living” more strongly. I am becoming someone who is learning to live more awake to the moment, and with more generosity and intention. Thank you Gottfried!
—Clary Fox, Community Living Alternative Services, Calgary, Alberta
I just wanted to let you know how much I have appreciated the workshop and that I have kept it up, and know I will for the rest of my life. I am just glad I had the opportunity to meet you at this stage of my life when I feel like I can really make sure I am the manager I’ve always wanted to be. Now I have the skills and the knowledge to keep doing better for myself and my staff. Thanks!
I feel what I have learnt about myself and my management style from you will help me for the rest of my career and in my personal life, as I will continue to pay attention to my actions and my feelings. Thank you so much.
I have used Constructive Living for a team building session prior to starting our last major project and it went very well. I chose CL for our group, since I had participated in CL with my family and was familiar with the course, and it proved to be very beneficial for my group. Our group was very diverse and I thought that it would help in ensuring that the various persons all interacted together effectively. The group was impressed with the course and we did manage our project effectively and efficiently once we got started.
Constructive Living is about paying attention, accepting life as it is and taking responsibility for our actions. I believe that the Constructive Living principles are very applicable to workplace health. This is an approach to living well that can have a significant impact on mastering change, stress and balance issues that today’s employees are struggling with.
This training is significantly different from the hundreds of training options currently available. The course had a profound effect on my relationship with my employees as well as making me reevaluate my personal life with vigor. It is a must not only for today’s managers and business owners, but for key employees as well. In today’s fast moving world there is a lot of training, but this one you can’t afford to miss.
I was astounded at the fact that so much of the information and skills taught were applicable on a personal level as well as in the work environment. I have noticed that when workshops do NOT affect the person at a basic level, the skills and approaches presented are rarely transferred into the work environment after the course closes. The ideas and conversations that Trudy and Gottfried stimulated in the group were personally applicable and so were more likely to be transferable into other environments ... The material is applicable in many walks of life and I have found it is especially applicable to dealing with work and personal stress and provided skills that assist in preventing "burn out", a common problem where people work in high stress environments or have to deal with clients/patients who are themselves under major life stresses.—Lorraine L. Dahlberg, B.O.T., O.T.(C)
Consultant - Occupational Therapist, Disability Management Specialist
Dahlberg Consulting Inc.