SHIFT Circles – Live with Intention

Live with Intention in 2021

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.

2021 Schedule – Multiple dates and times to choose from!

  1. February 6, 13, 20 – Saturday AM.
  2. April 13, 20, 27 – Tuesday PM.
  3. June 5, 12, 19 – Saturday AM.
  4. August 10, 17, 24 – Tuesday PM.
  5. October 2, 9, 16 – Saturday AM.
  6. December 7, 14, 21 – Tuesday PM.

Please register no later than 3 business days prior to date of the course. We require a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of ten (10) participants for each class. You will be notified of any cancellations or changes via email.

*In light of the safety and well being of our members and friends, SHIFT has temporarily postponed all face-to-face events until further notice. We hope to resume some face to face meetings in the fall, but that remains subject to change.

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.

Facilitator: Kim Kane
WHAT I DO: I work with people who are looking to make a change.
Kim is a speaker, blogger, writer, and a woman of a certain age. She has lived more than she will – and while she isn’t thrilled about this, she does intend to look at life as still filled with opportunities to take advantage of.  Kim has worked with youth and families experiencing difficulties for the past thirty years.   Her book Sparkle Onworks with professionals content at their current jobs, those seeking a career change, as well as corporate clients.

Facilitator: Karen Seashore
WHAT I DO:  I help people of all “ages and stages” of life be the best they can possibly be!
Karen Seashore Louis is Regents Professor and Robert H. Beck Chair in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. She is also a certified Life Coach.  Karen’s focus in her coaching, administration, and teaching is on supporting every individual to be effective in their current situation and to become prepared for the next steps in their work and life.

Facilitator: Donna Comer
WHAT I DO:  Work with individuals that desire to be lifelong learners and never stop contributing to their work and community.
In my position as Adult Programs Supervisor, Edina Community Education at Edina Public Schools I have helped develop lifelong learning programs, support community engagement and promote healthy aging.


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.