Photography and Connection

Taking the camera in your hand, meeting eye in eye, documenting human life, street life, family life, taking a selfie, watching an old family photo album and telling stories that are behind your photos to your friends or children – all that is CONNECTING – the act of making connections.
Photos make it easier for people to connect. Because when people show their pictures, they open up to each other. A roundtable of photos is a fascinating experience. We will do it during the course “ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS. Photography in Coaching and Personal Development”. Today, I’m showing a few pictures of me at work – let’s connect. Do Raniszewska

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people are like trees, You can tell about yourself through photographs of trees.

You can tell about yourself through photographs of trees.

In October I am on a morning walk in the park every day. I take pictures of trees. The tree gives a sense of rest and security. It inspires me. It symbolizes life, strength, persistence and family. And the silhouettes of trees are like people. They express emotions. This leaning ‘feels’ differently than the soaring, which reaches the sky. Old massive oak raises other sensations and snow-white, slender birch the other. You can tell about yourself through photographs of trees. Man is like a tree, ingrown to the ground and crowned towards the sky. The more grounded it is, the higher it grows. I need roots – values to make the right decisions. I need a trunk – a fracture proof spine. And the entire network of relationships – the branches by which it exists. We are a combination of everything we receive from others and give to others.

people are like trees, You can tell about yourself through photographs of trees.

All text and photos on this website are © Copyright 2018 by Dorota Raniszewska; All Rights Reserved

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Photography in Coaching Course - Inspire Your Clients to Authenticity, Unblock Thoughts & Emotions

Photography in Coaching Course – Inspire Your Clients to Authenticity, Unblock Thoughts & Emotions

Is your professional GOAL to always become A BETTER COACH?

What creative tools and techniques do you use to make the coaching stand out as memorable? What results are possible when you introduce new stimuli into your work? How do you break the ice, get out of a rut, shift perspective and create aha moments?

Look, PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE LANGUAGE OF TODAY. The human brain is engaged by visuals. Research shows that when our brain detects images, dopamine is produced which increases interest and engagement. And photos make it easier for people to communicate and to express thoughts in a free, non-judgmental way. Simply, because it is easier to say something about what you see than about what you can’t see YET. And because they provide metaphors. Photos catalyze coaching communication. But there is another important fact about photos in coaching: In coaching, clients’ snapshots can serve as records of clients’ resources and as ways to better understand the self. Ever since personal camera became widely available, people used it to create records of themselves and their lives in photographs. Personal photographs mirror, materialize and document the experiences of human life: biography, relationships, dreams, accomplishments.

An OPTION that you have to become a better coach is to use photo-based tools and techniques during the coaching sessions.

I’ve been using photos and clients’ snapshots for a couple of years already and I know that they are very helpful in enhancing self-reflection and deeper insight, finding new perspectives, giving the voice to intuition, the raise of emotions and lead to engagement, aha moments.

Photography in Coaching Course - Inspire Your Clients to Authenticity, Unblock Thoughts & Emotions

In 2016, I have designed a 3-day course for coaches and supervisors about using photography in coaching and personal development. I’ve been offering this course since then in Poland, my home country, and there are already hundreds of coaches how benefited learnt from me. Also, in 2019 I published on Amazon my BOOK entitled ‘ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS. Photography in personal development, healing and education. Notes from a personal journey’. The book is in English and you can get your copy on Amazon.com.

On 18-20 March 2020, I invite you to Warsaw, Poland to join my unique, inspiring, hands-on course “Photography in coaching and personal development”. It is going to be the second edition taught in English! LINK to the course description.

Below are some feedback quotes from the participants from Europe:

High quality, variety of topics, profound, authentic, practical. It enlarged and deepened my insights on a personal and professional level. Powerful. Very good balance between theory and practice. Training location like home. Food very healthy, made with love. I would absolutely recommend to anyone who wants to expand their perspectives and deepen their insights. This training is a gift, personally and professionally. Dorota is a very special woman – warm, creative, intelligent, so much in contact with herself. I’m inspired by her as a person. Nikole Woltmann, Germany

Very good variety of themes, good balance of input and practice. Very convenient. Lot’s of material that is perfect for further studies. Very comfortable location. Delicious food. Yes, yes, yes. Great workshop, lots of learnings and wonderful atmosphere. One of the best workshops I ever attended. Dorota is a great inspiration and very empathetic. Sina Niemeyer, Germany

Very dense, a lot, great ideas and strategies. Beautifully designed. Trustful, non-judgmental atmosphere. Dorota does her work absolutely great and fantastic. Location perfect!!! Even if you do not want to become a coach, it’s a great learning experience not only for you professionally but also for your private life and relationships. Kelly Snoeck, Belgium

What: ‘Photography in Coaching’, a 3-day course

When: 18-20 March 2020, Warsaw, Poland

More information: photo-in-coaching.com

Contact details:

e-mail: dorota@obrazwcoachingu.pl

#coaching #creativecoaching #choice #insights #photoincoaching #photography

About Dorota Raniszewska

Dorota Raniszewska, is a life and motivation coach who made her mission to inspire people to fulfil their dreams and dare to self-realize. She developed her coaching practice with the use of photography and clients’ personal snapshots. She teaches coaches and supervisors the use of photos in coaching. In 2019 she published on Amazon her book entitled ‘ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS. Photography in personal development, healing and education. Notes from a personal journey’. She is also a certified Points of You® Trainer and a licensed Motivational Maps™ consultant. She graduated from Professional Coaching at Kozminski University in Warsaw.

dorota@obrazwcoachingu.pl

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PHOTOGRAPHY - ART THAT SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Art for business. Photography for business, coaching and leadership development.

Hi, for the Polish reading people: The book ‘Art for business. Supporting creativity in the organization” initiated by the Warsaw School of Economics, one of the most prestigious universities in Poland, finally appeared this week. It is a wonderful publication representing various fields of art application and knowledge. I have the great pleasure to be its co-author, author of the chapter entitled:

PHOTOGRAPHY – ART THAT SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP.

More about the book: https://ksiegarnia.pwn.pl/Sztuka-dla-biznesu,801402900,p.html

PHOTOGRAPHY - ART THAT SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP

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A unique book on using photos in coaching

Books are a uniquely portable magic. I’m 4 months on Amazon!

A unique book on using photos in coaching“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” Stephen King’s quote. I’m celebrating today because “ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS” has been 4 months on Amazon by now. I believe that optimism is a foundation of courage and is essential to achievement. But nothing would happen without a dream, a vision, and great support from people involved – and esp. Agnes Monod-Gayraud, Judy Weiser, and Jacek Szczepański. I’m happy and grateful.

You can read about and buy the book on Amazon: LINK 2 THE BOOK ON Amazon

It’s worth!

Enjoy and stay inspired, Dorota Raniszewska 🙂

 

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ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS is a unique book on using photography in coaching and personal development. 

ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS – the book available on Amazon

ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS is a unique book on using photography in coaching and personal development. Hurray! My book ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS was born! It is available for Kindle on Amazon since this morning, June the 17th, 2019.

You can read about and buy the book on Amazon: LINK 2 THE BOOK ON Amazon

ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS is a unique book on using photography in coaching and personal development. 

The book received beautiful reviews from well-known and appreciated Gurus in the personal development, coaching and therapy world: Judy Weiser, Tammie Plouffe, Laurie Lawson, Julija Slaby, Inga Bielińska, Lidia Czarkowska. A subject matter review on PhotoTherapy Techniques was done by Judy Weiser, a world authority in the field. The translation has been done by Agnes Monod-Gayraud, a great writer and translator. The cover was designed by Ewa Stępien-Wyrod, an extraordinary graphic designer. Editing and production of the book for Kindle were done by Jacek Szczepanski, a true eagle-eye, a great programmer, my best Friend ever. The marketing part of the launch was done together with Katarzyna Manios, a marketing genius.

I’m being in grace and gratitude to all of those who made it happen with me, for me, for YOU!

Here you can read more about this book and see recommendations: LET’S SEE 🙂 

Wishing you a beautiful day!

Dorota Raniszewska

Warsaw, 17 June, 2019. Photo by Jacek Szczepanski

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Photos in Team and Leadership Coaching. Help me to win!

I have an opportunity to present Techniques of photography and photographs in coaching and personal development to a big stage at a very big HR Congress in May this year if my entry in this competition wins the most votes. I dream about giving a speech & presentation about “Photos in Team and Leadership Coaching“. If you want to help me share those Techniques with the world, you can go to the voting page below and click the blue button directly above my film (and just Ignore a questionnaire that pops up after pushing the button).

Link to the voting page:
https://kongreskadry.pl/konkurs/4/Dorota%20Raniszewska

Thank you very, very much! Dorota

Few words about my presentation about Photos in Team and Leadership Coaching:

What I want to talk about to a very large group of HR leaders in my country are photos as tools in leadership and team development. Photos as a material for the thinking process, photos as metaphors that help to express what is not easy to express in two or three words, or to express what is important, authentic, and what comes from a very individual reflection in an inspiring and engaging way, photos as communication catalyst among team members, photos used in order to stimulate a deep self-reflection, an open self-expression, group dialogue. I want to talk about how photos produce engagement in the brain, and engagement is necessary for the change to happen. Because a change is possible only when emotions enter into the game. I want to talk about how photos can support true leadership development, not teaching how to manage people, but to lead a reflection that changes the vision of oneself: „Who I am as a leader? What legacy do I want to leave? What change do I want to make in this world, in my company, in my team, in my family, in my life? How do I create a work-life environment where people can feel happy at work, where there is no exclusion,…”

Photos are wonderful in stimulating those thinking and reflection processes. I’ve been working with teams and individual people using photos for a couple of years already. And I feel ready to talk about it loud to a larger audience.

photos in leadership and team development and coaching

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