Balancing Work and Life

Bring Your Life into Alignment by Learning How to Make Small Changes to Your Daily Schedule That Balance Your Activity with Emotional Renewal

When you are nearing the last days of your life, do you want to look back and see a career, or do you want to see a life? Why is it that you can schedule time for work meetings, but it is so difficult for you to schedule time for the people who really matter to you in your life? CSL will examine the most common causes of burn-out among executives and then share its time-tested strategies for how you can sustain your passion and motivation in your work while also developing healthy, meaningful relationships with your family, friends, partner and self. You will learn how to reduce the stress and pressure in your life and, ultimately, how to balance your quest for both success and happiness.

This workshop will blend psychology, philosophy, spirituality, personal development, organizational development and leadership into accessible, transformational strategies that enable you to balance ambition with appreciation. You will leave this workshop with concrete, personalized strategies to take care of others while also taking care of yourself and the people you love.


Workshop Impact

This leadership workshop will have a tremendous positive impact on:

  • The capacity of your organization to raise funds for its programs
  • The passion, commitment and effectiveness of your staff
  • The relevance and usefulness of your board

Some specific results you can expect to see are:

  1. Your staff feeling they are ‘well taken care of’ at your organization
  2. Increased loyalty and commitment to the organization and less staff turnover
  3. A perception among job-seekers and in your community that your non-profit is one of the best organizations in the community to work for
  4. A significantly increased sense of teamwork among happier, more well-rounded staff who collaborate well with each other
  5. A willingness among staff to ‘do what it takes’ to make your organization’s programs excellent
  6. Improved program innovation and delivery, self-initiative and quality improvement from more balanced, happy staff with positive attitudes toward their work
  7. An increased sense of personal responsibility for their tasks and responsibilities among staff
  8. Loyal, committed employees who trust your executive staff and perceive them as ‘life coaches’ who are concerned with their holistic well-being, not just their work output


Contact CSL
to learn how we can customize this and other Leadership Workshops for your nonprofit.

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    I think Tony’s approach was good because we had the chance to discuss the different characteristics of a leader….He made us realize that we all have characteristics of leaders in us.

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    I see myself continuing as an NGO leader because of my skills that I now have after this conference. Tony’s 15 Principles will help me in leading my organization to achieve its vision, mission and goals…This conference was really helpful and it should be organized again for other NGO Directors.

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    The workshop has really helped me to identify my blind spots. After this conference I will have an inclusive decision-making style. I will avoid the ‘I know it all’ attitude.

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    I believe that many of us learned a lot more than we anticipated we would. Tony’s workshops fueled conversations that continued through dinners, evening walks on the beach, and late night groups who gathered around wine and intense conversation....Tony helped us regain our focus and renew our passion and vision!

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    Tony has a way of being that is authentic and welcoming. His passion and commitment was evident. The approach was powerfully and passionately delivered…The retreat absolutely exceeded my expectations. PASSION and TRUTH are contagious! Tony is an example of a confident, compassionate, gentle person who has made a difference in this world. He is very special and a treasure.

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    I love Tony’s passion for his topic! I also am very inspired by how he merges many cultural philosophies….I like how he makes leadership a ‘concrete’ idea…I wish the retreat had been longer.

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    This was a 100% well-prepared, well-carried out, and well-received conference. I felt like the speakers knew exactly what our group's struggles were in maintaining and growing a nonprofit.

    — Sara Ortega, Mira Scholars Foundation, San Francisco, CA

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    Tony's use of examples and stories always help clarify/illustrate his points – and keep the discussion interesting. What I find most important, is that Tony includes stories from his personal experiences and feelings. To me, that adds a level of authenticity and vulnerability that I see as a commitment to teaching and generosity that is unique.

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    Tony’s sessions were practical, relevant, thought-provoking and clear. I would have enjoyed more time with him.

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    Thank you Tony for helping me find my passion! Forty years of not knowing and to finally have an “ah ha” moment!

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    I have worked with 5 national organizations and have had the opportunity to participate in several leadership development programs, all valuable, but none of which compared to the quality and depth of ECPNL...The quality of the presenters was second to none...I highly recommend this Program for nonprofit leaders at any stage of their career.

    — Joe Elmore, CAWA Director,
 Strategic Development National Outreach – MS Gulf, Coast
Hurricane Katrina Recovery

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    Tony was the perfect facilitator as he had walked the path I am on…I need more time for myself, I need to find balance and hone skills for my staff. I can learn a lot from Tony’s calmness and integrity.

    — Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, Executive Director, YouthBuild

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