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I thought I had a pretty good handle on the challenges of Diversity... But that was before I met Celia Young. Celia's presentation was nothing short of stunning. Her passion, insight and delivery had an impact on the audience unlike any I'd seen. One could literally see 'the lights coming on' in the individuals who publicly responded to her series of observations and questions. Afterwards, everyone I spoke with said Celia's presentation was one of the most eye-opening, meaningful and practical they had experienced.

Reri MacLean
National President
The Professional Coaches
and Mentors Association


Through Celia Young & Associates consulting and coaching services, Ms. Young helped P&G's Asian Community develop a vision and strategy for retention and advancement of Asian Professionals at P&G. She not only helped improve the attrition rate among our Asian leaders significantly, she and her colleagues also coached 100 leaders including Asian professionals and 'two-up' managers to understand, participate in and own the development of Asian talent - consistent with Company principles and objectives. She helped unleash the leadership potential among promising Asian leaders. She enhanced senior management's awareness and competencies in their ability to manage and utilize Asian talent.


Anthony Y. Tsai
Vice President
Procter & Gamble Company
Executive Vice President &
Chief Innovation Officer
The Beijing Hualian Group


Deepening the Use of Self

DEEPENING THE USE OF SELF: The development of the whole self in order to make a difference.

This term use of self has been thrown around for a long time in the modern work world, with many meanings. An intervener’s challenge is to decide when and how much of him/herself to bring inside, outside or at the boundary when working with his/her clients. In the West, many people are raised to compartmentalize themselves so that parts of themselves go to work and other parts of themselves stay home. When we say using self as an instrument, which parts of ourselves are we talking about? What are the consequences for the choices we make?

At the core of every piece of work, lies the person that we are. We arrived on this planet as whole beings, vulnerable, energetic and curious. Somewhere along the way, we learned to spin off fragments of ourselves in order to survive and succeed in this world. There is a voice inside of ourselves calling out to us, longing for those missing fragments. Someday, this voice is loud enough that we no longer can turn a deaf ear. It is our natural self calling us to come home. We the interveners need to reclaim the alienated parts of ourselves so that we can be whole. By being whole, we can help our clients, including individuals, groups and the organization, become whole and fully functioning.

To achieve self-integration requires us to be personally vulnerable and flexible, and able to communicate our experiences of ourselves and the environment. This in turn requires us to create a balance between self-support and environmental support.

Workshop Outcome

At the end of the workshop, the participants will have:

  • Gained a keener sense of awareness of themselves and their environment in assisting them to see the choices they have
  • Increased their self-discovery and enhanced their self-expression
  • Reclaimed the alienated parts of themselves
  • Increased their ability to use their full self in the work they do
  • Become bigger than the tools and techniques they carry

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