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TAP Training Associates Pacific is a human resource development organization registered in the U.S. with offices and a learning center on the Olympic Peninsula near Seattle. TAP associates form a global network of professionals who advise on, design, and facilitate state-of-the-art participatory learning events, customized courses, and training materials (manuals, guides, procedures, handbooks) in the United States, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and Europe.

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Yoga-LEAP in Ghent Belgium   Ghent, Belgium.  April 11-12.  Eight people with at least three things in common.  They had all recently completed a Yoga Teacher Training Course conducted by Yogalife (check it out at www.yogalife.com).  The last couple of days of their course had featured the founder of Yogalife, Sanjeev Bhanot, our friend and increasingly famous yoga guru.  More famous now, because he is the Yoga Trainer for the pilots of the Solar Impulse, now attempting to fly around the world on solar power.  All of our clients had that warm healthy glow about them that comes with regular yoga and healthy food.  And, they had all joined a LEAP Personal Planning Workshop that Marcia and I were facilitating.   For those who may not be familiar with LEAP, it is an acronym for Life Experience Action Planning, a planning process designed to help individuals, couples, groups and companies in some kind of transition move with purpose...
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  More than 8,000 products, garden tools to guacamole, beverages to baby powder,   toilet paper to tuna fish, carpet cleaner to quinoa are found in the retail outlets of the Colruyt Group.  The process to get these products from the supplier to the store shelves involves a myriad of people and is managed by Product Group Managers.  In this family owned company that employs 26,000 people, there are 10 PGMs.  Marcia and I had the pleasure over the past two weeks of first interviewing all ten (and 15 of the colleagues they work most closely with) and then facilitating a 21/2 day Team Building and Team Planning Retreat  It was held in Wisteria, a wonderful bed and breakfast in Herne, a village about 20 minutes by train from Brussels.       We all worked hard and with enthusiasm. Following the steps of the LEAP planning process, we identified personal...
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LEAP TEAM BUILDING AND TEAM PLANNING RETREAT FOR THE COLRUYT GROUP Over the last months we have been planning and designing a LEAP within a LEAP for the Colruyt Group in Halle Belgium.  Since we arrived we have conducted a rigorous Training Needs Assessment and have since revised the schedule and the handbook to better address the concerns of the group.  We also learned a great deal about the workings of this extraordinary company (which is much like Costco) whose mission is stated as:  'Together, we create sustainable added value through value-driven craftsmanship in retail.'    They continue by saying:   Every word in this mission statement has been chosen carefully. Together: We are considerate towards all our staff members, customers, suppliers, manufacturers, shareholders, etc. Sustainable: We do business with a minimum amount of raw materials, energy and human effort. Added value: We aim for a maximal added value in favour of the economy, people and the environment. Value-driven craftsmanship: We see expertise as more than just executing...
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I rarely share this, but I feel so proud when clients, friends or family members notice how well I understand something they mean.  I love it when I have an insight about something they did not explicitly state.   And when they notice, and agree, I am extremely pleased, because that means that I am doing my job as a LEAP coach.     I remember doing a LEAP workshop with a woman more than ten years ago.  She had decided to do a personal plan because she was in transition.  She was an American living in Italy and she wanted to make a change.  She wanted to move to Switzerland, find work and make a go of it as a cross cultural trainer.  But she was facing work permit visa problems at the college in which she had been offered work teaching.  She wasn’t sure if she should stay in Milan making too...
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Can This Marriage Be Saved? The column “Can this marriage be saved?” in my mother’s Ladies Home Journal was one I read with interest every time it came in the mail. I loved the magazine with its readable short stories and the recipes that I would try out, but this “marriage” column always piqued my interest. I’d read the wife’s story. Then the husband’s story. Then I would try to figure out why “yes it could” or why “no, it could not be saved.” Then I would read the counselor/columnist’s opinion to find out. Was I right or wrong? As I recall I was a pretty good guesser. I was 12 years old, the built in baby sitter for my sister and brother, the sou chef to my mother, and her chamber maid as well. The writing was on the wall. I was being trained for marriage and needed to learn how to be a good...
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TAP (Training Associates Pacific, LLC) is a human resource development organization registered in the U.S. in Washington State. TAP associates form a global network of professionals who advise on, design, and facilitate state-of-the-art participatory live- and on-line learning events, customized courses, and training materials in the United States, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and Europe.