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Sat, Sep 09



Be True, Be You

Apply to participate in this complimentary workshop designed to support changemakers in living an authentic and purpose-driven life.

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Be True, Be You
Be True, Be You

Time & Location

Sep 09, 2023, 9:30 AM – Oct 07, 2023, 4:00 PM

GoodWork, 1808 S Good Latimer Expy, Dallas, TX 75226, USA

About the Event

Core to the human experience is a deep desire to live purposefully and to contribute to the human condition in a meaningful way. The paradox is that as we develop as humans, we do not all inherently know our life purpose. Often, we struggle to understand how our passion, skills, formal and informal education, and life experiences all shape our life purpose. Without this understanding, we struggle to be true — to live authentically. This inability to be true to ourselves can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, and malaise, which can have a profound impact our lives.

To be true, we need a personal brand that articulates our personal vision, mission, and core values. This personal brand serves as compass pointing us in the direction of our purpose-driven life. Without this compass, it is extremely difficult to contribute in a meaningful way in this increasingly complex world.

In this three-day experiential workshop, you will …

  • Build community with a small group of individuals who share a deep desire to advance the human condition
  • Gain a deeper understanding of what it means for you to live an authentic life
  • Develop a personal brand guide that serves as your unique life-purpose compass

This in-person workshop is offered by Workplace Peace Institute free of charge. However, space is limited to 10 participants. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Able to meet in-person in Dallas, Texas
  • Commit to attending each workshop for the full length of the workshop (arrive at the start time and stay until the end)
  • Complete a participant application

Light snacks and a healthy lunch will be provided.

This is a three-day workshop: 

  • Saturday, September 9 from 9:30 to 4pm
  • Saturday, September 23  from 9:30 to 4pm
  • Saturday, October 7 from 9:30 to 4pm

Please apply here. Applications close August 15. 

What previous participants have to say …

I had the privilege of attending Robyn’s personal brand workshop a number of years ago, and I can confidently say that it was a truly impactful experience. This workshop offers a powerful journey towards discovering and living a purpose-driven life. From start to finish, I was engaged, inspired, and motivated to take action. Robyn created a safe space for self-exploration and encouraged participants to share their thoughts, dreams, and fears. Through thought-provoking exercises, group discussions, and individual reflections, I was able to gain a deep understanding of my values, passions, and unique strengths. Robyn also shared her own experiences and provided invaluable insights, which made the content relatable and applicable to real-life situations. I left the workshop equipped with a renewed sense of purpose and a clear roadmap to pursue my dreams. What impressed me most about this workshop was the genuine care and support shown by Robyn. She went above and beyond to ensure that each participant felt heard, validated, and empowered. Her expertise and passion for personal development was evident in every aspect of the workshop, making it an unforgettable and transformative experience. — Dara Rossi, PhD

I have attended several seminars facilitated by Dr. Short, and each one has changed my perspective on life. I always walk away feeling empowered with language that describes how I intersect with the world. Her work has changed my life and my daughters. — Shun Foreman

I had the honor of taking Robyn’s workshop in the summer of 2019. With thoughtful guidance from Robyn and the support of other participants, I was able to come up with my own vision statement: “To play a powerful role in systems that elevate our shared humanity.” This experience helped me to realize that I was not living out my true purpose in life. After some further reflection, I resigned from my job in search of a new employment opportunity that aligned with my personal brand. I cannot begin to express how this decision changed the course of my life. I am forever grateful for how Robyn has changed my life and empowered me to live authentically. I would encourage all those who have the opportunity to do so to participate in this transformational experience. — Anja Taylor

Workshop Facilitator

Dr. Robyn Short is an organization systems design consultant, peace-building trainer, and mediator with expertise in restorative practices and transformative mediation models. Dr. Short works with individuals, corporations, and nonprofit organizations in discovering the root causes of conflicts, so they may transform their relationships and create new and productive paths forward individually, as teams, and ultimately as an organization. She also works with community leaders and political and governmental leaders to develop initiatives for building sustainable peace in areas of historic conflict. In this capacity, she has been featured in news outlets internationally.

As the founder of three organizations, Dr. Short understands the challenges founders/CEOs face when operating at the intersection of passion and purpose. She is particularly interested in supporting leaders in creating purpose-driven organizations that can harness the benefits of our diverse workplaces by embedding dignity into all aspects of the business.

Dr. Short has completed Warriors for the Human Spirit training — a 60-hour training program led by Margaret Wheatley to support leaders in harnessing compassion and insight as they navigate the complexities of a rapidly changing world. She is currently studying with Somatic Experiencing International to become a practitioner of the SE™ method — a body-oriented therapeutic model that helps heal trauma and other stress disorders.

Dr. Short is the author of four books and has served as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University in the Master of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution program, the Master of Leadership and Negotiation at Bay Path University, and the College of Innovation and Design at Texas A&M Commerce. She is a frequent guest lecturer at Pepperdine University's Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution and Creighton University's Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution program. Dr. Short holds a Doctor of Liberal Studies degree with a focus in peace studies and systems design. She holds a Master of Art in Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University with a focus in 15th century European history. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Auburn University.

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