Living is, essentially, the engaging in a lifelong inquiry. There are questions that inspire and invoke. Questions that insist we answer with integrity, creativity, and resiliency.
There are moments in our lives when we are compelled to design the questions that define our aliveness. Why our lives matter is not determined by poets or pundits, but by the ones who whole-heartedly commit to making them so. One by one, we make the choice to design ourselves, our callings, and our legacies. Because we are more curious than content. Because we love freedom more than we fear. Because we want to live by design not on demand. Often our desire to serve moves us to courageously accept the challenge of personal transformation. As our passion becomes irresistible and the world’s needs become imperative—we choose to claim our lives. From these intimate moments of reckoning, our courageous questions transform into actions that answer what is meaningful, what is essential, and what is extraordinary.
What questions will inspire you for a lifetime? Sea Change Design coaching, courses, and workshops provide immersive experiences—and profound transformations—for people who value designing their lives, work, and legacies.
I am grateful for a career that combines meaning, creativity, and continuous growth. I see within this flow a clear through-line of trust and harmony. My ability to recognize this magic is Lauralee Alben’s gift. She has taught me how to move forward in my work and remain aligned with my best self.
Rainey Straus, Straus Design
Personal Coaching and Courses
We coach leaders—those who know what needs to change and step up to do it. Our coaching is intended to bring you into a thriving state of wholeness, so that you can be present, aligned, connected, and flowing on four levels: physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual. In this state of “design being,” you experience an amplified capacity to care, create, connect, and make choices. From this activated place of self-awareness, you develop a “design consciousness” that engenders an integrated flow of sea changes between humanity, nature, spirit, and time. Sea Change Design coaching begins with intensive one-on-one courses focused on self or work. For graduates of our coaching courses, we offer ongoing guidance, and master classes to deepen working knowledge of the Sea Change Design Process℠ as it applies to specific topics including leadership, relationships, and flow.
Sea Change Design coaching radically changed my way of being after forty years of corporate life. I deeply connected with my own authenticity, and I hold my work and the world around me in an entirely new, life-generating manner. Lauralee Alben is an insightful, sensitive, supportive, and dedicated coach. I love her questions. Her comprehensive, unique approach and amazing professional expertise invites personal self-awareness and growth. She inspires remarkable conversations and personal transformative experiences; connecting me with others in the design of a great future.
Charles M. McCaffree
Social Activist, Nonprofit Consultant
People excel at work they find meaningful, especially when it contributes to a greater mission. We coach executives, managers, teams, and informal leaders in fostering positive change and innovation within your organization. Using the Sea Change Design Process, we cultivate creativity and inspire potential by guiding people in aligning the physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual levels of themselves with their work. We assist them in connecting their actions, principles, and passions with a deep sense of relevance.
Our proprietary approach effectively addresses a wide range of interpersonal and organizational issues including effective communications, conflict resolution, leadership development, team building, productivity, and transition management. We provide guidance in clarifying intentions, becoming deeply aware of the contexts, fostering relationships critical to success, and achieving desired outcomes.
What’s possible in your organization when your leaders are modeling authentic relationships and inspiring powerful results? Let’s talk about it.
Our workshops provide creative and collaborative environments in which you can experience Sea Change Design. Our current core workshops are Designing a Self Worth Celebrating and Designing Work Worth Doing. These provide you with intentional questions big enough to live and work out of for your entire life. We offer Sea Change Design workshops in cities across the US in concert with partners and sponsors. If you’re interested in supporting sea changes in your community, please contact us. We also lead customized workshops within professional conferences including the Design Management Institute’s REMIX, Sustainable Brands, and ALIA’s Leadership Summer Intensive.
Would you like to learn more about our coaching courses? Enroll in an upcoming workshop? Host us at your event or in your community? Connect with us.
Sea Change Design Institute
317 Arroyo Seco
Santa Cruz CA