Weekly Virtual Office Hours - A Pausing Practice, with Ivy Woolf Turk
When everything is uncertain, what is important becomes clear. In July 2007, right before merging Ivy Woolf Turk's real estate firm with a hedge fund, a knock on her door changed her life forever. Twenty-one FBI agents were there to arrest her at gunpoint. She was sentenced to five years in Federal Prison. In the 48 months she served with limited freedom, movement and resources, she discovered three important lessons – relevant also during this adaption to our current adjustment to life in the midst of COVID-19.
Ivy brings to Watermark A Pausing Practice: with constant noise, limited privacy and no personal space is distracting and disturbing. Drawing on her own past constant fear about how she would survive years of isolation, about her future and the fate of her family, she learned about pausing to listen to her own inner voice which became essential. To sustain her sanity, Ivy had to find a place within herself that she could rely on. People, places and things had pulled her off course when she least expected it. (Just like this virus has for most of us!). Pausing allowed her to get grounded, centered, and notice that she had been so busy fulfilling her roles and duties, both personally and professionally, that she had lost sight of what was going on inside of herself, and what was important. As she began to see and feel through the chaos, she was able to make better decisions instead of reacting on automatic pilot.
This will include a focus on:
- Real Curiosity: When you practice pausing, you began to know yourself from the inside out, rather than the outside in;
- Deep Connect: Despite the differences in age, race, socio-economic standing, religion, rank or position I found myself mindfully connecting to oneself and others
- Authentic Connection: Learn to articulate your authentic needs and values with an internal GPS helped see where you are and to be present and grateful for simple things like food, shelter instead of desolation and loss.
Pausing, being curious and authentically connected enables you to be patient and open to new perspectives and infinite possibilities.
Watermark's new Weekly Virtual Office Hours are an opportunity to ask your questions and get immediate answers, solutions and recommendations for the issues that you face. The 30-45-minute session is face-to-face, allowing you and others to connect with the expert thinkers, leaders and solution-driven people you want to meet. Bring a cup of coffee, tea, and a snack during this personal and real conversation.
About Ivy Woolf Turk
Ivy Woolf Turk is an ICF Certified Life and Professional Coach and keynote speaker. She received her CPC with Coaching for Transformation, Leadership that Works in 2014 and her Practitioner Points of You Coaching Certification in 2019. In 2020 she became a Fellow at Playing Big . She works with clients from all walks of life, globally. In addition to her private practice, Ivy partners with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct coaching groups in their Health Equity Centers and is consultant with the Justice Advocacy Group, LLC in Alexandria, VA. Ivy’s social activism and entrepreneurship includes being the Founder of Project Liberation (2016), an Agent of Change Fellow at the Center for Social Innovation (2016-2019), Founder of A Liberated Life (2019) and a Fellow at the 10k Speaker Community. She was a Nominated Changemaker at the United State of Women Summit, a Founding member of the National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, and a Dignity Ambassador with #CUT50. In addition, she has taught GED English literacy, Yoga, Journaling and Meditation. Her prior business experience includes serving as Co-Founder, The Kingsland Group/Kingsland Funding, a multi-million dollar real estate development firm, Board Member, AREW (Association of Real Estate Women), Volunteer of the Year 2006, WIN - Women in Need. She earned a BS in Communications from Boston University School of Public Communication, where she studied advertising and launched AD Lab, a student run not for profit ad agency (and has been in existence for over 40 years.) Ivy has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NY1, The Telegraph, and many other publications. She is a proud mother of two amazing adult children and two adult step-children and recently became a grandmother. www.ivywoolfturk.com