The Language of Empowerment

March 25 – May 6  | Taught by Tamara Hamilton | $210 non-member; $189 members.

“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice; and because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there’s little that we can do to change, until we notice how failing to notice changes our thoughts and deeds.

–R.D. Laing

This course helps you to deepen the appreciation of language as the key tool that can cause a shift in thinking, behavior, and our in perceptions of the world. In this course, we connect language, body and emotions as an integrated whole that helps us to live purposefully and to empower others. It will help us to notice the stories we tell others and ourselves, helping you to get better at empowering yourself and others.

Take a journey into the interior landscape of your mind and acquire tools and resources for going deeper into the Self to understand how words can unleash the dynamic energy to power up our lives and the lives of others. Through an exploration of the stories we tell ourselves, we will be able to understand how we can transform our language to get us closer to our goals and to help others achieve theirs.

The course will include insightful stories and the words of great motivational speakers as well as integrated short films (five to eight minutes each) that encourage awe and help us demonstrate tools for the language of empowerment.  The course provides a foundation for the elegant use of language to power up our lives and the lives of those we touch. Whether you are a personal coach interested in reflecting more intentionally on your use of language, a teacher, nurse, pastor, or parent, this course will help you to deepen in your work of encouraging and empowering others to be their best.

 “We see the world not as it is, but as we are.”  Albert Einstein


Course Outline

Week 1:  Building the online community |  Why language matters. |Examples of the language of empowerment | Exploring the Johari Window

Week 2: Language and the Power of the Story | the Power of Noticing | Meeting myself in the dark | Life stories that help and hinder | The authentic self: or it that me? | The observer eye  

Week 3:  Language and the Inner Landscaper | Use of Self as an instrument of empowerment | Integrating mind, body and spirit.

Week 4: Transformative language | Inspirational words | Examples of powerful stories, powerful words

Week 5: Life stories under construction | Telling your new story of empowerment?

Week 6: Generative Language | Integrating the whole: mind, body, spirit 


“You were born with the creative power of the universe at the tip of your tongue.” Neale Donald Walsh, Conversations with God


TamaraTamara Smiley Hamilton, the Master Coach of Audacious Coaching, is a writer and elegant communicator. She is a coach for the Leadership Legacy Program at George Mason University. She received her master of arts in Communications Management from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California. She holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from Georgetown University where she also received her training and development in Leadership Coaching. Tamara has created a global following through her in-demand workshops in Korea, Japan and Germany. The language of empowerment is a core value for her.

She is the author of Soul Quake, a collection of poems spanning thirty-seven years of her life. 


Online Class