Healing The Divide in Times of Uncertainty

Situations like the one we are now living through are why the acronym VUCA was created.  No doubt, we are living in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous times.  And when the VUCA hits the fan, we at Learning in Action want to be in it with you, supporting you through it.

Heal The Divide Mission

Learning in Action is committed to healing the divide within and between people. Healing the divide within and between is the work that connects the world.  Healing our dividedness from our essence will heal the dividedness between us. We dream of a world in which when one of us hurts, we all feel it.  And we run to the aid of the other just as we would to our own.  We envision a world in which there is a realization that we are separate and connected and ONE. 

The EQ Profile

Leverage the impact of your coaching by going deeper faster with the only EQ assessment that doesn't rely on self-reporting.

The EQ Profile reveals our habituated, non-conscious patterns. It illuminates what we can’t see about how we see ourselves, others, and the world, our blindspots.

  • It's about relationship
  • The only non-self-reporting EQ Instrument
  • It's about creating more choice

Common Coaching Blindspots Exposed

Take a journey through Common Coaching Blindspots Exposed, a self-paced course to increase your level of presence in your coaching practice by cultivating awareness of your inner experience. You’ll be introduced to methods of identifying and integrating common blindspots into your awareness to enhance your relationship with your clients and facilitate meaningful and transformative change.

In this 11-module on-demand course, you’ll learn:

  • Predictable ways your blindspots show up in your coaching
  • The most common coaching blindspots patterns
  • Ways to authentically see yourself in your coaching
  • Strategies for identifying blind spots and trying on new behaviors

Join now to learn and reflect at your own pace for only $29.

EQ Certification Training

Are you interested in going deeper faster with clients and helping them breakthrough in weeks instead of months?

The 100% virtual and like-in-person EQ Certification Training program is strategically designed to help you develop and refine your understanding of the internal world of your clients and how you see it through the clarifying lens of the EQ Profile.

Learn how to…

  • Shorten the length of time it takes to go deep, below the surface, into really substantive issues with your clients.
  • Help your clients see themselves more clearly and allow them to feel seen and recognized.
  • See the hidden patterns that are driving your client’s derailing behavior and connect your clients’ narratives with how they are relating to themselves, others and the world.
  • and more...

Together at Home, Free IOC Sponsored Event for Coaches

Together at Home is a free, monthly, one-hour live, virtual event for coaches with the intention to connect with each other, connect with ourselves and explore our experience... together. As coaches we focus on supporting our clients and Together at Home is intended to provide that same support to you as a coach.

Each live, virtual monthly event will include:

  • Grounding meditation
  • Brief introduction of the theme for the month
  • Small group discussion, exploration, and connection
  • Closing meditation

Together At Home is sponsored by the Institute of Coaching DC Area Roundtable. Register to join us every 2nd Friday of the month at 12 pm ET.

Moving Through Fear

An interactive, on-demand course designed to engage your innate capacity to understand, accept, move through and use your experience of fear to your benefit. Learn the steps you can take to name, tame, sit with and move through fear into a place of acceptance and possibility.

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Recent Articles

The Intersection of Emotional Intelligence and Narrative Coaching

What’s the relationship between emotional intelligence and narrative coaching? At Learning In Action, we see a distinct way that these two concepts come together. Merging emotional intelligence and narrative coaching supports us in seeing how the stories we created in our past keep us separate from our inner selves and from others, and have the power to ultimately hold us back from reaching our true potential.

Emotional intelligence is commonly defined as a cluster of inner capacities that include empathy, self-reflection, and self-regulation. At Learning In Action, we agree with this definition, and when we look deeper, we see that what truly matters is examining what drives our ability to be empathetic, to be self-aware, and to self-regulate — and that is our recognition that we are all one. When we’re not able to be with each other and respond to each other in an emotionally and relationally intelligent way, for many of us it’s because we’ve built up barriers in our own hearts. We have created a separation between our own divinity and that in others.


Coaching the Client’s Self Rather Than Their Parts with Dr. Richard Schwartz, IFS Institute

“Self isn't a psychological concept, it's a much more of a spiritual essence that can be in us and can be a field around us. How we treat our body and how much we unburden ourselves allows more of it to be in us. My vision is that if we could bring enough Self to this planet, things would change very quickly. — Dr. Richard Schwartz

What if we had a roadmap for our clients to gain greater awareness of what their parts are and what might be influencing them? In this session, Alison Whitmire, President of Learning in Action, is joined by Dr. Richard Swartz to explore what the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model is and how coaches can work with their clients to develop a relationship with all of their parts and support their client’s development of Self-leadership.


Our Team

Alison Whitmire, P.C.C, President

Alison Whitmire is the President of Learning in Action, a company committed to revealing derailing blindspots and creating awareness resulting in breakthroughs. She is an authority in the Emotional and Relational Intelligence, which focuses on our innate capacity to be in relationship with others, even in times of conflict and how we can develop that capacity through conscious awareness and intention.

Alison is a Professional Certified Coach, a Master EQ Practitioner and a Certified Narrative Coach. She has thousands of hours of experience coaching CEOs and business owners. She is certified as a 200 RYT Yoga Teacher and is currently enrolled in a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training program. Alison is a TEDx speaker and a 3 time TEDx Conference organizer.

Sarah Bush, Training Coordinator

Sarah has a passion for helping people extend their learning and development while supporting Learning in Action as their Training Coordinator. She is the go-to person should you have any questions related to training, certification, or development opportunities.

Sherryl Christie, Master Practitioner

Sherryl has over 10 years of dedicated experience administering and interpreting the EQ Profile through Learning in Action. She is a certified Master Practitioner and assists with EQ Certification training as a teacher.

Shani Feyen, Director of Training

Shani Feyen, MA, CPCC, serves as Director of Training, Learning and Development. Her passion is to design and facilitate meaningful learning and development opportunities for self-awareness, relationship building, and diversity & belonging.

Bonnie Hovel, Master Practitioner

Bonnie has years of dedicated experience administering and interpreting the EQ Profile through Learning in Action. She is a certified Master Practitioner and assists with EQ Certification training as a teacher.

Ken Kido, Business Development and Operations

Ken is co-owner of Learning in Action and a highly accomplished executive with 30+ years of leading organizations through major transformations and strategic shifts.

Denisse Lebron, Digital Marketing Director

Denisse is a creative and results-focused marketing and growth strategist with over a decade of experience in digital marketing. She supports Learning in Action with all things marketing and marketing operations.

Megan Minks, Operations Manager

Megan is a talented, detail-oriented Operations Manager. She plays a vital role in leading and supporting the team and overseeing Learning In Action's operations processes.