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You’re committed to building a more just and equitable organization and world, but you need support navigating the path forward.

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Onward Book Club 2022-2023VirtualJune 7, 2022 - May 2, 2023Details
All-Inclusive Membership – July 2022 – June 2023 – Registration closedVirtualJuly 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023
Friend of the Bright Morning PodcastVirtualJanuary 1 - December 31, 2023Details
All-Inclusive Membership – January-December 2023VirtualJanuary 1 - December 31, 2023Details
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The Art of Coaching Emotions | February 2023 – ⌛ Registration closing 2/1!VirtualFebruary 8-9, 2023Details
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Transformational Coaching Accelerator | February 2023VirtualFebruary 23, 2023Details
Transformational Coaching Accelerators – February-June 2023VirtualFebruary 23 - June 26, 2023Details
Artful Design and Facilitation | February-March 2023 – ⌛ Registration closing 2/20!VirtualFebruary 28 - March 2, 2023Details
Coaching for Equity | March-May 2023 – ⌛ Registration closing 3/6!VirtualMarch 14 - May 5, 2023Details
The Art of Coaching | March 2023 – ⌛ Registration closing 3/13!VirtualMarch 21, 2023Details
Transformational Coaching Accelerator | March 2023VirtualMarch 28, 2023Details
The Art of Coaching Teams | April 2023 – ⌛ Registration closing 4/11!VirtualApril 18-20, 2023Details
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Transformational Coaching Accelerator | April 2023VirtualApril 27, 2023Details
The Art of Coaching | May 2023VirtualMay 17, 2023Details
Coaching for Equity | May-June 2023VirtualMay 23 - June 29, 2023Details
Transformational Coaching Accelerator | May 2023VirtualMay 24, 2023Details
Onward Book Club 2023-2024VirtualJune 1, 2023 - May 2, 2024Details
The Art of Coaching | June 2023VirtualJune 13, 2023Details
The Art of Coaching Emotions | June 2023VirtualJune 21-22, 2023Details
Transformational Coaching Accelerator | June 2023VirtualJune 26, 2023Details

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Episode 151: ​​Transformational PD Part 2: Six Transformational Tips

What do I do when an activity I planned just isn’t working? 
How do I respond to a question that I don’t know how to respond to? 
My agenda is too full but everything is essential! What do I cut? […]

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Episode 150: Transformational PD Part 1: What It Is and Why You Need It

Today Elena is joined by Bright Morning teammate, Becky Barstein, to explore these questions and many more in Part 1 of our three-part Transformational PD mini-series. If you design or facilitation adult learning, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! […]

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Books by Elena

The PD Book

Explores seven habits that transform professional development

The art of coaching

A how-to for new and experienced coaches

The art of Coaching Workbook

Activities to improve your coaching skills

Coaching for Equity

Strategies for talking about race, power, and systems of oppression

The art of Coaching Teams

Your playbook for leading great teams


A framework to take the burnout out of teaching

The Onward Workbook

Daily activities to cultivate your resilience

Visit Our Sister Site–Onward

This month’s theme:


Our Onward collection supports anyone in fields where burnout and stress are commonplace with practical tools and exercises to increase their resilience and thrive in their personal and work lives.

The book, accompanying workbook, and workshops deeply resonate with a wide array of professionals, including those in education, healthcare, social services, nonprofits, and corporations. 

Onwardthebook.com is the book’s companion website that explores a monthly theme to support readers in growing their resilience. We invite you to take a journey with us on Onward and consider bringing the text and workshops to your place of employment!