Language is a Powerful Resource for Change
• All that we know and how we know it is in language.
• Language is more than just communication; language
is a powerful human resource for learning and change.
• All language (English, French, Swahili, etc.) employs 5
Basic Acts of Speech –
Requests, Offers & Promises
The Acts of Speech Impact Behavior
• We think, teach, lead, govern, parent, conduct
business and interact in the Acts of Speech…in other
words, we live our lives in language.
• Perceptions, the key drivers of human behavior,
are formed in the Acts of Speech.
• Individual and Organizational performance,
productivity, satisfaction and adaptability are
dependent upon how masterfully the Acts of Speech
The Goal; Awareness, Understanding, Mastery
• The success or failure of any given situation, as well
as the quality of life that we live, is directly related to
our level of awareness, understanding and mastery of
the 5 basic Acts of Speech...
• Leading with Language™ is a powerful capacity
building program designed to raise an awareness,
understanding and mastery of the 5 basic Acts of
Requests, Offers & Promises
• Leading with Language™ is a powerfully effective
learning and coaching program designed and
facilitated by Mimi Keane, CPPM, a certified coach for
personal and professional mastery (CPPM) in the
“ontology of language”.
• Developed by a Chilean biologist, the ontology of
language is a science that explores how human beings
live and interact in language.
• The basic principles of this science were translated
into an ontological model for change within a coaching
curriculum offered by the Newfield Network–USA.
Ontological Change; Applicable & Sustainable
• Changing the “language in our head” that impedes
achieving successful results, requires shifting
perceptions to “see” new and greater possibilities for
• The “Perception-Action-Results” ontological model for
proactive change is adaptable to all of life’s domains.
• Learning is a key component in shifting and expanding
perceptions for behavioral change.
• Coaching takes the learning deeper to ensure highly
effective and sustainable results.
Coaching; An Alliance for Sustainable Learning
• The Coaching alliance is a short term commitment
with long term results.
• Coaching is a forward moving and action-oriented
• A Coach totally supports the Coachee in recognizing
and rectifying limiting perceptions and behaviors.
• Ontological Coaching employs basic coaching
techniques in synergy with core ontology of language
Mimi Keane, CPPM
• Dynamic, results-oriented business consultant, with
extensive domestic and international experience in
strategic planning, organization development (OD),
change management (CM), plus project development
• International speaker/ facilitator, career counselor and
certified coach with proven successes in building
capacity for enhanced performance, productivity and
360°satisfaction. MBTI® Qualified
• Full profile at www.linkedin.com/in/mmkeane
Sampling of Program Topics
• How to understand and powerfully employ the 5 basic
Acts of Speech.
• How to draft effective complaints.
• How to significantly increase possibilities for action in
any given situation.
• How to coordinate language, moods and movement
for powerful action and communication.
• How to identify language and behaviors that impede
taking effective action (Enemies of Effective Action).
• The Leading with Language™ program is available to
individuals and organizations interested in achieving
successful results that are immediately applicable and
• Leading with Language™ is customized to meet the
needs and budget of the client. The learning phase
may be conducted via workshops, seminars, multi-day
retreats, webinars, email and/or teleclasses.
• The coaching phase is usually conducted via telephone
for individuals, but may be conducted on-site in
groups, particularly when working with teams.
Why Leading with Language™?
! Career Development/Transition
! Business & Organization Development
! Change Management
! Executive/Professional Leadership
! Team Building
! High Value Talent
! Capacity Building on all levels
Creativity & Innovation
To arrange for a consultation please contact
Mimi Keane, CPPM at firstname.lastname@example.org
Linked In profile: www.linkedin.com/in/mmkeane
Follow Mimi on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mimikeane
A Sampling of Testimonials Follows
[Names are not listed to protect the client]
Public Relations Consultant
I started working with Mimi when I was in the process of
making a major life transformation - going from a public
relations consultant, to pursuing my passion as a
singer/actress and setting up a freelance business to
support that goal. In only 4 coaching sessions, over a
month with Mimi, I was able to distinguish what was
confronting me and stopping me from moving forward
toward my dream. Those sessions were empowering and
by clearly distinguishing my obstacles, I was able to take
action in such a short period of time. The result has been
that I have left my job, and am passionately pursuing my
dreams. Life is less stressful and I have a sense of peace,
freedom and fulfillment.
CEO/Wealth Management Company - My Experience with Mimi Keane
Over the past several weeks, I have engaged Mimi Keane to provide me
with "coaching services". I have been overly impressed with the breadth of
knowledge, active listening, and her ability to raise issues that I need to
confront. She has the capability of allowing me to view situations both
business and personal from several points of view, in order to gain greater
understanding. Although we have not met face to face, I feel a closeness
and intimacy that provides comfort, trust and lively conversation.
Throughout our sessions, I take notes and try to incorporate the ideas and
strategies in my daily activities. Mimi has become much more than a coach
to me; she is a confidant and an expert sounding board. Our discussions
are refreshing, lively and always have observations and conclusions.
Discussion is great, however, without strategies/actions that I can turn into
habits, my time would not be well spent. We've confronted business
situations that relate to me getting from my company what I want, when I
want it, and to be comfortable with the idea that I deserve what I ask for.
Severing relationships is a complex and difficult situation, Mimi has been
providing me assistance to sort out and determine a plan of action from
several different points of view. This has been exceedingly helpful in that
the process will allow me the ability to soar. Mimi is an excellent coach and
anybody that would contract her services, or become affiliated with her is
Executive VP/Financial Investment Company
I came to Mimi for support in my decision to leave my executive
position with a company I had been with for almost 16 years. This
decision was predicated upon my desire to pursue a vision of living
passionately in my life's work. Please note, I did not say career. I've
had a career and by today's standards, it has been very successful. I
wanted more than a career, I wanted to find my destiny and in that, I
believed I would find my life's work. This life's work has yet to
concretely manifest itself, but my coaching sessions with Mimi allowed
me to consider all the possibilities available to me. I had been living
my life "dutifully" within a corporate "box" for a long time. Mimi helped
me "bring down the walls" to, as she says, "see anew". As I write this
I have tearfully, but joyously left my position and am storing my
possessions in preparation for discovering life's possibilities. I may
have ultimately come to this decision on my own, but in working with
Mimi, I had a partner in action and do not believe I would have moved
along as quickly were I to have done this solo.
I am the owner/manager of a small health consulting practice. My
business has experienced a steady pattern of growth, but I wanted
to create and implement a strategy for explosive growth in order to
attract a possible acquisition, or merger situation. In this
circumstance, wearing the multiple hats of an entrepreneur, it is
difficult to focus on one issue for any length of time. I made the
decision to hire a business coach to further my progress and
chose Mimi Keane. Mimi's own experience as an entrepreneur was
a major factor in my choice. Indeed, her experience was valuable in
constructing a strategy. What was most surprising, however, was
Mimi's ability to unearth underlying issues. I was not even aware
that I had issues, but my coaching sessions with Mimi produced an
awareness of personal barriers that deterred me from reaching my
full potential. This is an ongoing process. I had entered into a
coaching agreement solely for business purposes and have
realized the added bonus of personal enrichment.
Human Resources Director
I don't think the words "thank you" would convey even the smallest
degree of what I really feel. Words fail me or seem insufficient to
express myself. I will try my best. It has been an awakening working
with you. Every single session including the group sessions, allowed
me to open up a new perspective. The space that was created always
felt safe and encouraging. The knowledge was very informative. What
really made the difference was your coaching style. You were there to
listen. You have this great skill of staying in the background while
inspiring your coachee. With tremendous patience you allowed me to
navigate freely through my thoughts and actions. I never felt foolish or
embarrassed. You created the environment to be honest and confident.
You have led me to a point where I see possibilities. I thank you Mimi.
Please let me know if I can ever be of any assistance to you. I would
definitely recommend your services.