Bellevue: Presentation Only --- Mastering the Inner Game of Change (more information)

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Change is an inevitable, often uncomfortable part of life that can throw us off our game. This talk offers a simple yet powerful approach to navigating change – both at work and in your life overall – with less stress and more flow.

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Hotel 116
Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444
Registration 5:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Announcements 6:45 p.m.
Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Adjourn 8:00 p.m.
Parking: Free on site
Contact: Fred Cramer

Mastering the Inner Game of Change

If there is one thing you can rely on – in your career and in your life – it’s that you’re going to have to deal with change. Sometimes small. Sometimes big and hairy. And you’ll have to deal with it over and over (and over) again. Unfortunately, our brains HATE change.

From the brain’s perspective, change equals the unknown, and the unknown equals danger. And our brains are wired to try to keep us safe. So we end up caught in this stressful loop of resistance to the inevitable. Not only is that no fun, it also blocks us from bringing our best to what we do. Much has been written about the external logistics of successfully implementing change, whether in organizations or in our individual lives.

In this talk, I want to shift the focus inward. If you’re faced with a change, there are two ways you can go through it. The first – and unfortunately, the most common – is to be pulled through it kicking and screaming (or at least reluctantly dragging your heels). The second is to recognize that change is an inevitable part of life and decide to get more adept at surfing whatever comes up. That’s where the Inner Game of Change comes into play. In this talk, you will learn:

  • Why resisting change is natural (but not inevitable).
  • The two ways we tend to cope with change, and how they limit us. 
  • How the Inner Game can help you navigate change more fluidly. 
  • How to manage the stress of change. 
  • How to build greater resilience. 
  • How creating an external support system impacts the Inner Game.

You will come away with:

  • A simple framework for navigating change.
  • Specific stress management techniques and practices you can apply.
  • Specific techniques and practices to help build resilience.
  • Tips for cultivating a more positive mindset.
  • Questions to help you recognize how you might be blocking your ability tosurf that change. 

Our ability to cope and even thrive in the face of change has an enormous impact, both on our happiness and our achievement and performance. The tips, tools, and techniques in this talk will empower you to more fluidly find your way through the natural challenges that come up with change so you can stay focused and in your groove.

Curt Rosengren


Since 2001, as a coach, writer, and speaker, Curt has built his career on helping people explore and answer these questions: 

  • How can I feel more energized and alive?

  • How can I feel less stressed and depleted?

  • How can I make a difference with my life?

There’s a line from a poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes that goes, “Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them.” Poetically speaking, Curt says, he helps people free their music. More practically speaking, he helps people feel less stressed, more resilient, more energized, and more in their groove so they can make the impact they’re here to make.

For years Curt’s primary focus was career passion. His current focus, built on a framework he calls The Aliveness CODE ™, has its roots in the work he often did with career passion clients around how to improve their here-and-now while working towards something new.

Curt has written several e-books, including The Ripple Revolution Handbook, The Aliveness CODE First-Aid Kit: How to Bounce Back When Your Day Goes Splat!, The Drive to Inner Peace: How Your Commute Can Make You Happier & Less Stressed, and The Occupational Adventure Guide: A Travel Guide to the Career of Your Dreams.

His insights have been featured in articles in a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Boston Globe, and The Seattle Times. His first blog, The Occupational Adventure, was named Best of the Web by He also blogged for several years for US News & World Report.

Date: Thursday October 11, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enrollment opens: September 1, 2018

Enrollment closes: October 11, 2018

Pricing Information:

Previous price ending 10/11/2018 was $10.00