I help individuals deepen connections, elevate purpose, and build safety online and in-person.
My events, training, and facilitation use the same approach called upon by the YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, BMW, Keller Williams, Vitamix, and TEDx. The XCHANGE approach trains leaders, executives, coaches, and consultants in the art of facilitating rapid positive change using several methods, including Appreciative Inquiry, mindfulness, experiential learning, systems thinking, and positive psychology. I'm an XCHANGE trained facilitator and guide.
My Facilitation Enables You To:
Honor The Diversity of All Voices Being Heard
Build Connection, Bonding, and a Sense of Community
Immediately Implement The Activities and Learnings
Build Psychological Safety Quickly and Effectively
Connect Individuals and Teams to a Deep Sense of Purpose
Unlock The Collective Wisdom of The Group
Transform Your Online Events, Meetings, and Workshops
“Jesse, thanks for your presence and all you do to add heart and light to our world.”
-Dr. Rollin McCraty, director of research at the HeartMath Institute
My Signiture Workshops
Building Resilience Workshop
This event focuses on the power of resilience. We start by journaling a story of overcoming adversity. Participants use their stories to uncover the individual and collective strengths of the group. Next, groups work together to co-create an empowering statement of resilience. The participants then create an action plan that incorporates their resilience and strengths.
Elevate Your Life Workshop
This event focuses on co-creating your success toolkit. We study moments of achievement and crowdsource the collective resources of the group. Next is a future vision activity. This event concludes with the participants creating an action plan with their success toolkit.
Focus On Your Purpose Workshop
This event focuses on building a support team. High point stories are shared of when the participant was a positive influence in another person’s life. Next, we uncover the success factors that enabled this story to happen. This is followed by a group activity to co-shape and design their ideal support team. Each participant creates a plan of action at the end.
Appreciate Your Life Workshop
This event focuses on appreciation. Participants journal moments of appreciation. Small groups are created to crowdsource moments of appreciation and share their top 2-3 findings. Participants are invited to create an action plan to commit to doing more of the things they love.
Practicing Self-Care Workshop
This event focuses on building an ideal self-care routine. The group works together to uncover moments of health and wellness. This is followed by writing down self-care actions relating to the mind, body, and spirit. Next, groups are assigned to crowdsource what an ideal self-care routine would look like. The final activity is each participant creates their own daily self-care routine.
“The exercises were excellent and engaging! The resilience mantras developed by all were awesome! Connecting with others was excellent! The energy was quite positive. Thank you, Jesse!”
-Dr. Monica McCall, President & CEO of Creative Options
“Recently, I was fortunate to be able to participate in a virtual session delivered to our Direct Support Professionals by Jesse Harless on Practicing Self-Care. Jesse was so very effective at teaching and providing us simple ways to take care of ourselves and create positive energy during the day, something so vital for people who spend their lives taking care of others. Thank you Jesse, you were incredible.”
- Paul Schiavone, CHRO Penn-Mar Human Services.
Training and workshop participants
“I had not even realized how disconnected I had been feeling from other people. I have had super low energy, but this sparked energy in my mind and body. It felt so supportive and I cannot believe I got the sense of connection that I did from a virtual meeting.”
“Connecting in breakout rooms – hearing others stories and seeing the strengths in each of us and tapping into those within myself. Thank you so much for reminding and connecting us!”
“I’m absolutely grateful. Had you of done this two months ago in my active addiction, I would never of experienced what I did today sober. It gave me hope, value and more gratitude.”
“It’s encouraging and hopeful looking back to a point in our lives that was good. It helps me realize some of the positive qualities we have that we might have forgotten through our use. Helps to build goals to create the future we want.”