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Session I - Pre-Conference Session
Wednesday, June 8th, 5:15-7:15pm

Destiny Unfolding...Break the Mold. Create the Future.
A story about using story lines.
Presented by Thuy & Joe Onstott

Format: Workshop
Primary Focus: Mindfulness
Secondary Focus: Cultural Transformation


Description: Henry Ford once said "if you think you can do a thing or you think you can't do a thing, you are right" Have you ever paid attention to the voice in your head to think about how it drives your behavior? Do you have conversations with it, how about arguments? Is it changeable? Does it rule your world? Will it listen? Our inner voice constantly creates the story of how we see the world and governs the outcome of our actions. What if we could change that story for the better. What if by changing our "story line" we could move our actions to better outcomes. We, unknowingly or unintentionally, give enormous power to that little voice in our heads. This session will look at the mold that is crafted by our story lines and how we might break that mold by consciously changing our story to better our outcomes.

Target Audience: Anyone who interacts with another, in any environment (home, work, school, community) and is interested in improving experiences, relationships and outcomes.

Organizational Issues: Culture, Leadership, Teaming, Relationships.

Objectives: This seminar will provide a means for all to be more effective in achieving their desirable outcomes, and over time create stronger relationships, teamwork, and a positive culture for their community, organization, and life.

Cost: Just your time

Pre-work: None

Materials Needed: Notebook, water, and your inquisitive and open mind

Handouts: Available for download after the Forum

Thuy & Joe Onstott

Biographies: Joe and Thuy have been growing together for over 15 years and have developed a strong passion to build effective teams. This passion comes from their experience of being members of both good and very challenged teams and a desire to improve that experience. Shaped by their understanding of systems thinking and psychology, their approach to improving teams begins with improving the self. Starting with an awareness and recognition that our thoughts and mindsets drive our behaviors, their focus is to intentionally shape and transform that initial thought in a manner that yields positive interaction with others, and positive outcomes. They continue to successfully apply this approach in their marriage, their teams at work, and within the communities they support. Jointly, they have shared their experience at retreats for youth and young adults and have spoken at marriage workshops with the aim of “enhancing the lives of kids by improving the relationships of their parents.”

Thuy was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the US days before the fall of Saigon, in 1975. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California in Irvine and a Masters in Organizational Behavior. She has worked in the aerospace industry for 26 years including 11 years developing, fabricating and testing rocket engines including the Space Shuttle Main Engine and 15 years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; she is currently the Deputy Manager of the Mission Assurance Division.

Joe was born and raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Joe spent 32 years in the design, manufacture and test of rocket engines including the Space Shuttle Main Engine, Atlas, Delta and many development engines; starting his career designing hardware for the Space Shuttle Main Engine. He recently hired into the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he helps manage the Electronic Fabrication, Packaging and Technical Services organization.

Contact: Thuy can be reached by e-mail at tjglasshouse@gmail.com for additional information about this Pre-Conference session.

Joe can be reached by e-mail at joseph.w.onstott@jpl.nasa.gov for additional information about this Pre-Conference session.

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/pub/thuy-nguyen-onstott/20/739/995/en


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