Finding Ourselves and Our Way Forward

A Safe Space to Ask the Big Questions

With Dr. David Drake and Alison Whitmire


This series provides you a safe space to explore, ask questions, and connect on a deeper level with yourself and others so that you can reinvigorate your coaching practice. 

We are emerging from a global crisis unlike anything seen in more than a generation. The pandemic and its fallout have had deleterious effects on humans across the planet, negatively impacting mental health, physical health, financial well-being, and a sense of connectedness and belonging worldwide. 

The ripple effects are still very much with us . . . as are the complexities, polarities, and uncertainties that came with them. We can see this not only in the challenges our clients are bringing to us but often in ourselves as well if we look closely. 

Those of us who work to help other humans develop have our own work to do so we can meet our clients where they are now.

In talking with practitioners in our communities, we recognized that what many of us long for is a safe space to talk openly about our experiences, hopes and fears, and needs.   

And we want to explore who we need to be to meet our clients and the world where it is.

Learn More From Alison and David 


Safe Space  

Dr. David Drake and Alison Whitmire are working together to offer a restorative, generative and safe space for coaches and other practitioners like you, so you can:

  • Allow yourself to truly exhale and be here now
  • Identify what’s true for us all at this time in history
  • Ask existential questions not often asked out loud
  • Challenge your assumptions about the work you do
  • Reflect on what you’re carrying and what can be put down
  • Explore what you need to feel a sense of peace and direction
  • Resource yourself so you can work with more freedom

Enrich What You Offer

By engaging in each Series, you’ll gain the supportive scaffolding you need to:

  • Reimagine your work with clients and what you offer them
  • Reconnect with the inspiration and motivation behind why you do what you do
  • Do inner work you need to support your clients in doing theirs
  • Develop the capacity to BE with yourself, your clients, and the world as it is
  • Consolidate and harvest the gains you’ve made to enrich what you offer others

About The Program

Finding Ourselves and Our Way Forward is a year of intimate intensives that will allow you to dive deeply into your own development with support from two masters in this space. 

We’ll discard old coaching paradigms in favor of what you, your clients, and the world need most right now.

In this program, you will be invited to reflect on questions like:

  • How did the world change during the pandemic?
  • How have I changed since the pandemic began?  Who am I now?
  • How recovered do I really feel? How fully have I processed my experience?
  • Do I have what it takes to meet my clients where they are now?
  • What do I need in my inner world to respond to what the outer world is asking of me?

The Program includes one Series per quarter in 2023. Each Series will have two or three guiding questions that are explored over the course of four weekly sessions. 

Each Series can be purchased individually, or the Program can be purchased together at a discounted price.

Free Access to Recordings

Can't make it to the live sessions? Enjoy the recording at your convenience, any time on the learning platform.

Downloadable Resources

Access reflection assignments and PowerPoint presentations at any time in the learning platform. 

Two Ways to Join Us
Choose the pathway that's right for you

Introductory First Session (FREE!)


Join the first session of Series Two for free

  • Session One: Initiation on Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Enroll by Series

$195 each

Select and attend individual Series

  • The flexibility to select which Series you would like to attend throughout 2023
  • Access downloadable resources and exercises
  • View on-demand session recordings in the learning portal

Enroll in the Full Program


Save 20% when enroll in the full program of 2023

  • Join the full program (Series One - Four and each of their sessions)
  • Access downloadable resources and exercises
  • View on-demand session recordings in the learning portal

Purchase Each Series Individually

Meet Your Instructors

Alison Whitmire

President, Learning In Action

Alison Whitmire is committed to connecting people. She connects people with a fuller experience of themselves, with ideas that help them make meaning of their lives and with others in community.

Alison is a leader in the field of emotional and relational intelligence and is the originator of Learning In Action’s WE Intelligence. She is a Professional Certified Coach, Master WE-Q Practitioner, and Certified Narrative Coach. She serves on the faculty of Moment Institute teaching Narrative Coaching and is certified as a 200 RYT Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and Breathwork Teacher. Alison has been a TEDx speaker and a three-time TEDx Conference organizer.

Dr. David Drake

Founder, The Moment Institute

Dr. David Drake is the Founder and CEO of The Moment Institute — a global leader in the transformative development of practitioners and professional practice. He is most well-known as the founder of Narrative Coaching, and he has taught this work to over 20,000 practitioners in over 40 countries. David has worked with 70 public and private sector organizations around the world to help them achieve their change and coaching objectives. Clients include Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dropbox, Google, Logitech, Nike, and numerous government agencies in the US and Australia.

He earned his Ph.D. in Human & Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University in California. He is the author of over 60 publications on leadership and coaching, including as lead editor of The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching (2008), co-editor of SAGE Handbook of Coaching (2016), and author of Narrative Coaching: The Definitive Guide to Bringing New Stories to Life (2018).


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