Deep insights. Authentic relationships. Transformative change.

At Learning In Action, our passion is to empower coaches, OD consultants, and LD professionals to enhance client relationships for quicker and more profound transformation. Our distinctive training programs offer experiential learning, exercises, and education on building impactful client relationships. Our practice-oriented approach equips coaches and consultants with the knowledge and skills needed for lasting change, fostering generative interactions with clients and self. We're dedicated to supporting their path to wholeness, advancing our mission to unite and drive meaningful transformation in individuals, organizations, and communities.

Our Mission: To Heal The Divide

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. 

WE-I: A Map to Better Relationships

WE-I is the key to fostering deeper connections and mindful relationships, even in challenging situations. It's the ability to be fully present, connected, and attuned to all dimensions of human experience within ourselves and others.

Why WE-I Matters

In a world marked by division, WE-I offers a path to reconnection and improved relationships. By understanding and harnessing our own WE-I, we open doors to personal and professional growth, stronger connections, and more meaningful interactions.

WE-I in Coaching, Leadership, and Teamwork

By integrating WE-I principles into your work, you can:

  • Enhance presence and build deeper relationships.
  • Support clients in increasing self-awareness and attunement
  • Identify triggers and respond mindfully under stress.
  • Utilize emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and relational intelligence for clarity, efficiency, and creativity.

Distinguishing WE-I from EQ

While EQ focuses on emotions, WE-I explores all five dimensions of our inner experience. WE-I dives deeper into the foundations of emotional intelligence, emphasizing relationships as its core context.

The WE-I Profile

The WE-I Profile uncovers hidden patterns that affect our relationships. By shedding light on these patterns, it offers unique insights and a specialized vocabulary to navigate stress and conflict, enabling healthier, more mindful relationships in both personal and professional life. Experience the WE-I Profile here »

Explore WE-I

Upcoming Programs

Going Deeper Faster

Using Attachment Theory to Identify Your Clients' Patterns in Weeks, Not Years

Going Deeper Faster is a live, virtual 5-week course designed for coaches, OD Professionals and leadership professionals seeking to enhance their ability to facilitate meaningful and lasting growth in their clients.

It addresses the common challenge of tackling surface-level issues without addressing their underlying causes. Throughout the course, participants will learn how to identify and work with their clients' hidden internal blockages, helping them break free from recurring patterns and achieve sustainable progress.

By exploring attachment theory and its influence on adult behavior, participants gain insights into how various attachment styles and mental models serve as the root causes of many client challenges.

This knowledge equips coaches to establish deeper connections with their clients, allowing them to work beneath the surface and create enduring transformations in less time. The course combines theory with practical coaching exercises to provide a comprehensive skill set that can be applied both professionally and personally.


Let's connect and explore our experience together...

Together at Home is a free, monthly, one-hour live, virtual event sponsored by the Institute of Coaching 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.

Register to join us every 2nd Friday of the month at 11:30 AM Pacific / 2:30 PM Eastern.

Breathwork for Coaches:
Expanding Your Capacity, Deepening Your Presence

Join us each month to explore the transformative potential of Breathwork to enhance your coaching impact by deepening self-connection and revitalizing your energy.

Our Breathwork program is not like other coach training. It's a holistic approach that acknowledges the intricate dance between your personal growth as an individual and your professional impact as a coach. Our monthly sessions guide you through:

  • Theme Exploration: Dive into content tailored to your journey as a coach.
  • Inner Dialogue: Engage in enriching conversations that reveal the theme's resonance with you personally and your coaching practice.
  • Embodied Breathwork: Immerse yourself in a guided breathwork experience, followed by integration and reflection.

Breathwork is held on the third Friday of each month and only $19 to join us!

Take your coaching deeper so you can get meaningful results with your clients in a fraction of the typical time...

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

The WE-I Practitioner 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 WE-I Profile.

Learn how to…

  • Shorten the time it takes to go deep, below the surface, into 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...

The Emergent Coaching Program

Deepen Your Coaching Presence, Attune with the Energetic Field, and Discover New Thresholds for Transformative Coaching Relationships

The Emergent Coach Program is a transformative and experiential program designed for coaches who feel called to their profession and are eager to dive deeper into the essence of coaching.

It emphasizes the idea that coaching is not just about accumulating knowledge and skills but recognizing oneself as an instrument of something greater, connecting with the consciousness that flows through both the coach and the client. Participants will learn to coach from a place of profound self-awareness and attunement, inviting clients to access their own wholeness. By embracing this perspective, coaches can facilitate generative relationships, employ silence and presence effectively, explore the meaning of emotions, navigate the energetic field, and harness their unique intuition to guide clients toward growth and awakening.

Learn more about this unique, experiential 12-week virtual training .

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 a leader in the field of emotional and relational intelligence and is the originator of Learning In Action’s WE-I, 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 WE-I 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, Mindfulness Meditation, and Breathwork Teacher. Alison is a TEDx speaker and a 3 time TEDx Conference organizer.

Sherryl Christie, Master Practitioner

Sherryl has over 10 years of dedicated experience administering and interpreting the WE-I Profile through Learning in Action. She is a certified Master Practitioner and assists with WE-I 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 WE-I Profile through Learning in Action. She is a certified Master Practitioner and assists with WE-I 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, Director of Marketing

Denisse is a creative and results-focused marketing and growth strategist with over a decade of experience in digital marketing. She leads Learning in Action's marketing initiatives 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.

Laura Seplaki, Training Manager

Laura brings her experience as a leadership educator and passion for helping others achieve personal growth to the Training Manager role. Laura will provide support for the variety of Learning In Action's in-person and virtual training and educational programs.