Programme Objectives – What you can expect to learn

    • Increase your ability to think and approach life and work dilemmas in more effective ways
    • Explore and identify the key polarities present in your life both personally and professionally
    • Apply a tool to harness the power of managing your polarities
    • Deepen ability to manage and leverage current and future polarities

    All webinars are highly interactive, participative and immediately applicable to your professional and/or private context. We will use peer learning, individual reflection and additional learning resources such as videos, articles and learning guides. Webinars will be recorded for participants’ use and further immersion. The programme concludes with an individual action plan to carry your learning forward.  Furthermore, you will receive additional personalised support in a follow-on group mentoring session at reduced group size.

    What is this programme about?

    Like day and night, personal life and work life, exercising and resting, local and global, change and stability, mission and revenue, etc, polarities are interdependent values that support each other.

    Polarities are present in life and they have existed since ancient times. Yin and Yang , in ancient Chinese philosophy, is a concept of dualism, two halves that together complete a wholeness.

    Some of these polarities, paradoxes or dilemmas, are perhaps apparent and some others are not that visible for us. In any case, chances are you might be missing out on the power of managing polarities as such and not confusing and addressing them as problems to be solved. For example trying to nail the “solution” to focusing on serving your organization’s mission or focusing on serving your team members?

    Polarities are also present in our ways of being and leading ourselves and others like being challenging and being supportive, being optimistic and being realistic.

    The power of managing polarities as interdependent pairs and not problems to be solved will contribute to a more fulfilling personal and professional life. So how to first identify them and then manage them for maximum benefits?

    This program will introduce you to an approach and a tool to identify, manage and harness the power of the polarities that might be pressing you at the moment, especially in the context of the unprecedented times we are currently living in.

    Session Dates and Contents

    • Free Orientation Session  


    • Webinar 1: The power of “both/and” thinking


    • Webinar 2: Seeing the (polarity) matrix for the first time


    • Webinar 3: Polarities, a force to be harnessed


    • Webinar 4: Managing your polarities in a sustainable way


    • Session 5: Group Mentoring – personalised support and guidance


    How to Elrol?

    Each course requires a minimum of 6 attendees, please email us with expressions of interest and we will be in touch as soon as dates are available. Thank you

    Facilitated By Paula Lazo Rivera

    I’m a senior leadership development practitioner passionate about supporting people and organizations grow and transform.

    As an ontological coach and facilitator I lead transformational learning journeys that create profound behavioral shifts.

    In my 25 years of career experience I’ve grown my practice in different countries and cultural settings working with leaders from Fortune 500 companies and NGO’s from across the globe, helping them and their organizations become more effective at what they do.

    I believe in a holistic approach to development tapping into the power of our emotions, body and mind.

    I’m grateful to be able to develop meaningful and deep partnerships with my clients both at a corporate as well as an individual level.

    I live in Alsemberg, Belgium with my husband Steven, daughter Daniela and our dog and three cats.

    I live and work in a trilingual world of Spanish, English and French.

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