WORLD PREMIERE IN BANGKOK, THAILAND
May 18, 19, 29, 30, 31, and June 1st, 2019!
It will be performed at Thailand Cultural Center in Bangkok. We will help you create the unforgettable trip of a lifetime if you choose to come. If you could stretch into the realm of possibility and consider coming to Bangkok for the world premiere of The Workshop, A Dress Rehearsal for Life, that will be the greatest present imaginable.
“It is a beautiful work of real meaning and importance that reminds you, and connects you to, what really matters in life - our common humanity.”Dr. Sirinath Jamieson
CREATING THE MUSICAL
How it all began
Lynn U. Stewart and I, Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott, sisters and business partners, have been conducting the Inner Negotiation Workshop since 1975. In this particular workshop people are invited to come with objectives (goals), and to create their own way to experiment with new ways of behaving. Our Inner Negotiation Workshop is like the yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz. Diverse people come with various objectives and through the group process each individual realizes their dream and ends up in oz!
Whether they want to find their heart, to discover their brain, to reveal their courage, find their way back “home,” or to find themselves, all things are possible. We invite participants to believe, to trust, and to overcome the obstacles, challenges, and blocks that they experience. They become a team of individuals who all yearn for something, and they hold the possibility that they might somehow actually get what they want.
As they travel down the yellow brick road they encounter adversity, challenges, and obstacles. Through their determination, teamwork, and commitment to get what each of them wants, they overcome all of the challenges and persevere to the end of their journey. They are all very different in appearance; their wishes are all quite diverse; and even though their capabilities vary greatly, they band together, capitalize on their strengths, focus on their common goal of getting to Oz, and support each other in getting their individual wishes fulfilled.
In 1974 I set out to create a similar reality for people through our organization. Our Inner Negotiation Workshop came into existence because my subconscious mind held the possibility of diverse individuals aligning towards a common goal, supporting each other in finding the hidden answers to their puzzles. That was the birth of the Inner Negotiation Workshop, an environment like the yellow brick road, with highly diverse people with various objectives, who through the group process everyone eventually gets what they wanted. Whether they want to find their feelings, stand up for themselves, stop the voices in their brain, tell their truth, believe in miracles, find the courage to say, “No!” or find their way back to connecting with themselves, all things are possible! In The Workshop, Randi, the leader of the workshop, invites each participant to believe, to trust, and to overcome their challenges, then breakthrough the obstacles and find their own answers. The workshop is about making each individual dream come true. The experience is as magical as the Wizard of OZ.
From my earliest beginnings my love for theatre magnetized these themes to me, “Dreams can become reality!” It resonated so deeply in me that I designed my profession around that premise.
When you combine dreams become reality with a group of individuals who are ready, willing, and able to breakthrough their blind spots, you end up with personal development meets musical theatre, and it is called, The Workshop Musical, A Dress Rehearsal for Life!
My sister and I plucked out some of our favorite segments from the Inner Negotiation Workshop, created scenes and then wove it together like a patchwork quilt. Songs started to come to me. The characters were singing in my head when I awakened in the morning. Lyrics flowed, melodies danced, and soon we knew that we had to produce this musical.
My self-doubt kept me holding back, arguing for my limitations. In between our MMS Coach Trainings and our Inner Negotiation Workshops around the world, we found time to find talented musicians and singers who would help us record the songs. Each person played their part and then moved on. When we were introduced to Ken Davenport things started to gel. Ken is a self-appointed dream maker. He helps non-industry outsiders build the bridge to making the dream come true. Ken saw something; he heard something special. Then he felt something resembling hope, passion, and a new way to connect the “Dream Dots.” He became our mentor and guided us to the right director, General Manager, Graphic artist, Musical Director, Casting Director, and most of all, he believed in us.
“DREAMS CAN BECOME REALITY!”
MEET THE CREATORS
Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott
Writer, composer, lyricist and Executive Producer
Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D., MCC began coaching and training coaches before coaching was a profession. She is the #1 New York Times best selling author of If Life is a Game, These are the Rules, published in 40 countries with over 4 millions copies sold, Transformational Life Coaching (a handbook for coaches), Negaholics: Stop Being Negative and Reclaim Your Happiness, and 14 additional titles. For more information visit her website: www.drcherie.com
Dr. Carter-Scott is Executive Producer of Coaching Movie, a feature-length documentary to be released in 2016. For more information on Coaching Movie, visit: www.coachingmovie.com
She has been a frequent guest on Oprah and has appeared on numerous international media tours that include: The Today Show, CNN, and dozens of TV, radio, and print interviews. Not only is Dr. Carter-Scott a media-personality who has worked on five continents, in more than 30 countries, she currently trains coaches in Europe, Asia, and North America.
She is a subject matter expert in motivation, self-esteem, customer relations, change management, communication skills, team building, coaching, mentoring, customer service, change management, Negaholics (overcoming negativity), and leadership training.
She has been coaching change successfully for over 40 years, individually, in teams, and in Mergers and Acquisitions. Her portfolio of companies: Motivation Management Service Institute, Inc. (MMS), The MMS Worldwide Institute, BV, and Management Coaching Service, LP have reached millions of people worldwide. Some of her Fortune 500 corporate clients include: KPMG, DHL, MGM Resorts, FMC, American Express, IBM, State Farm Insurance, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, and hundreds of others.
Dr. Carter-Scott is a CEO, wife, mother, sister, scuba diver, and an instrument-rated pilot.
Lynn U. Stewart
Co-writer and Executive Producer
Lynn U. Stewart, MCC is the Director of The MMS Worldwide Institute, BV, based in Amsterdam. She not only leads this organization of highly capable team players, she also develops constituencies in other countries. She is a corporate executive coach, a group facilitator, and a workshop leader. Her corporate specialty is Employee Owned Change®; a program designed for organizations who want to initiate functional, affordable, and humanistic transformation that guarantees buy-in at all levels of the organization.
Visit her website: www.lynnustewart.com
Her passion for personal development manifests in the two-day personal development program, Inner Negotiation Workshop, for which she trains leaders in MMS Master Class in the Netherlands, the US and Asia. Lynn divides her time between training leaders, coaching executives, facilitating MMS Coach Trainings, and designing the future.
Ms. Stewart is an Executive Producer of the Coaching Movie, a full-length documentary on the power of Coaching worldwide. She co-authored Transformational Life Coaching with Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott, MCC with is available in both Dutch and English.
Previously Lynn U. Stewart worked in public relations, interior design, and in elementary education. In her spare time, Lynn enjoys painting, ballroom dancing, fine dining, cultural events, and learning the Dutch language.
Executive Producer and CFO
Coach Michael Pomije has been the manager of business expansion for MMS Institute, LLC since 2000. He co-founded Motivation Coaching Service, LTD in Thailand in 2012. His responsibilities have been to negotiate corporate trainings, finalize contracts for training and coaching assignments, facilitate corporate training programs, and coach executives globally. Michael is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) administrator. He coaches individuals on their profile type that indicates their work preferences, behaviors, and communication style. The MBTI tool is an “added-value” when Coach Michael assists executives in finding their purpose, passion, and power.
Visit his website: www.executivecoachmichael.com
As a coach trainer, he trains coaches from the inside out to be authentic. Connection with the client is the most important fundamental of the coaching process. Coaching his clients is managing the gap between the present and the future.
He coaches executives on work, family relations, life balance, discovering their passion, and wellness. Since Michael has been married for over 25 years, one of his favorite coaching topics is creating successful and satisfying relationships.
Michael is an instrument-rated single-engine Pilot and an advanced open water Scuba Diver. He is Executive Producer of the Coaching Movie, a feature length documentary to be released in 2016. http://coachingmovie.com
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