SHIFT Circles – Live with Intention

We are all learners. We are all teachers.


Live with Intention in 2019

Our Circles curriculum was originally developed by SHIFT founder Jan Hively, and was created specifically for people in the midst of midlife transition => those that want to dig deeper and do some intentional lifework planning.

This 3-session course will challenge you to tackle the following areas:

  1. Change/Transition – what is going on for you and why?
  2. Personal Skills/Strengths – Use and build upon your unique value.
  3. Challenge/Barriers – what is getting in your way to make a positive change?
  4. Opportunities / Purpose – Match your skills and interest with your meaningful life-direction.
  5. Action Planning – How will you get there from here?

Why you belong in SHIFT Circles

What is the first thing Circle participants have in common? Most are in some sort of life transition—changing jobs, losing a loved one, downsizing a living situation, searching for activities that bring new meaning to life. The transition at midlife can be especially crucial. It’s a time of contraction and expansion. A time when the developmental task is to let go of a particular self-image (outer world) and hear the deeper promptings of the spirit (inner world).  It’s often about releasing one’s identify and embracing a new one.  Circles provides an environment and a structure for navigating through your personal transitions within a community of support and encouragement.


How does Circle’s Work?

SHIFT Circles are a three-session series of small-group life/work discussion and planning.   Each 2-hour session is led by one or two experienced facilitators. In a setting of acceptance and support, you’ll explore your strengths and challenges, connect with others, and create a future vision that includes initial action steps.

Now two times and locations to choose from!

Tuesday Night

Where: Danish American Center, Minneapolis (South Porch)
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, 3 consecutive Tuesday Nights
Cost: Members always $35  |   Non-members $70 

January 15, 22, and 29, 2019 – Closed

March 12, 19 and 26, 2019

May 7, 14 and 21, 2019

Saturday Morning

Where: AARP-MN Conference Room at the Mall of America
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am, 3 consecutive Saturday Mornings
Cost: Members always $35  |   Non-members $70 

 February 2, 9 and 16, 2019  – Closed

 April 13, 20 and 27, 2019 

 June 8, 15 and 22, 2019 

Please register by the Friday prior to date of the course. We require a minimum of three and a maximum of ten participants for each class. You will be notified of any cancellations or changes via email.

Your Facilitators

Facilitator: Catherine Mullinax-Jones, Certified Life Coach
WHAT I DO: I coach individuals through feedback, observations and coalescing ideas brought forward by my clients, helping them to find their own answers by asking the right questions.  I help people explore other perspectives, identify solutions and navigate life transitions.


Facilitator: Carol Bowman, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Nutrition Educator
WHAT I DO: I inspire people to take powerful action for their well-being. Relationships, exercise, career, and spirituality are just as important to your health as the food you eat. I take a holistic approach to supporting the whole person and create a customized plan to bring out potential for a healthy, fit and energetic life.


Facilitator: Jacque Bieber, Learning Director, Training Consultant
WHAT I DO:  I design and develop custom‐based learning solutions, using interactive, experiential learning methods.
Using instructional learning maps, I help people provide accurate visual images to clearly define their personal goals and objectives and build a roadmap to reach these goals.


Facilitator: Nancy Scott, Career Coach, Consultant Strength Based Trainer, Life Reimagined Facilitator and Founder of DiVA, Dreams in Vivid Action Coaching Services
WHAT I DO:  I utilize strength-finder strategies to encourage individuals to reach their optimum personal and professional growth potential.
With a Master’s Degree in Holistic Career Coaching and over 25+ years experience, I’ve developed educational curriculum for adult learners and trained thousands of professionals seeking greater success in their careers.


Facilitator: Susan Hawkins, Transition Coach
WHAT I DO: I work with people who are “stuck.”
Through facilitating personal growth through life changes, I help provide a vision for the future for midlifers in transition who are trying to determine both a personal and professional path.


Register to be a SHIFT Member and enjoy reduced fees for events.

Refund Policy: In the event that SHIFT cancels a program, you’ll receive a refund of your registration payment. SHIFT will not issue credits or refunds in the following circumstances: you cancel your registration, register but do not attend, or attend but leave early, or do not attend all sessions of a multi-session course.