Conscious Conversations with David Allen

September 16-18, 2016 - Cavallo Point, Sausalito, California 



Join Russell Bishop and David Allen as we explore:

New Directions - What's Next?

You have everything – now what? Or, as a good friend said after selling his company to 3M for a huge sum of money, "Now that I have everything, do I?"

Have you ever felt the pull of something, but were unclear what the call was and where it was directing you?

If you are feeling called like we are, then you have probably noticed that your visions have moved from the material to the qualitative.  It’s no longer about simply making a difference; instead it’s about making a difference worth making.  It’s about solving problems worth solving.

We invite you to join us as we work together to galvanize motivation and engagement for those magical next steps in life, moving beyond what you have already created in your life into the invisible realms of creativity, meaning and contribution. 


Conscious Conversations was like opening a new door in life, stepping through the opening and seeing a powerful image (or idea) that I had never seen before.  For me, there is nothing more exciting and intriguing than opening and moving through such a threshold. Consciousness has started its exponential explosion; enjoy the awakening and jump in the pool; don’t be left blind and behind).  — Woody Beville, Retired CEO, DirectGene, Kaonetics, The Rouse Company


For some, what’s next will mean shifting their focus from what they do in the world to contributions with a deeper sense of meaning or purpose.  

For some, what’s next will be about creating a more free, centered and peaceful consciousness, focused more on Being and less on Doing.  Rather than moving from Plan A to Plan B, we call this moving from Plan A to Plan Being. This shift alone can be an enormous contribution all by itself.

We know that 1 + 1 = 3; when two or more are gathered, magic occurs.  We invite you to be one of the early adopters creating magic through this breakthrough process, to become the “plus” in the equation.



You are bigger than what gets in the way of your dreams

We will optimize this gathering of like-intentioned people where we can gracefully and powerfully bring to life the next chapters of our expressions in the world while creating enriching opportunities to play together in a bigger game.

We invite you to join David and Russell as we creatively apply “1+1” thinking, focusing and listening to the inner guidance answering such important questions as:

  • What am I being drawn to that is not yet clear?
  • How do I learn to see and trust the invisible?
  • Now what?  What’s next?

We all know what it’s like to slap our foreheads and realize, “I knew it.”  Together, we will learn what it takes to move from “I knew it” to I know it – right now, to distinguish between inner knowing and mental gymnastics, between doubt and inner certainty.


There was a dramatic expansion in my own consciousness stimulated by the conversations and through my own personal inquiry.  I came to realize that there is much more available to me than I had realized.  I gained insight into the difference between words, labels and the experience of transcendence. — Paul O’Donovan Rossa, CEO, Platinum Coaching, Management (UK and US)



A two day guided co-creation with a maximum of 15 people.

Using a combination of unique and scientifically validated methodologies for focusing and listening, we will explore such important questions as:

  • Are you making a difference worth making?
  • Are you solving problems worth solving?
  • Would you rather leave a legacy later or live your legacy now?
  • What is being revealed to you that you are not yet seeing?
  • What are you hearing that is not yet audible? – that inner “still, small voice” struggling to be heard against the distractions of every day life.

The process will reveal itself as we participate together, seeking to answer your deepest questions about what's next in your life.



  • Successful
  • Seeking
  • Questioning
  • Open to new ways of thinking/seeing the world
  • Recognize the primacy of experience over symbols


I experienced great value, which I have been implementing with respect to being open, forgiving, and looking for the good in others.  This is appropriate for leadership coaches, companies, groups in the state of transition, new leadership teams, relationships, and private wealth oriented families to enable conscious conversations. — Cliff McCurdy, CEO Sun Bio Pharma

Where and When:

  • This exciting and enriching program will take place September 16-18, 2016 at majestic Cavallo Point, at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, California, considered by many to be the finest resort in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Make your Cavallo Point reservations early - they always sell out!  Mention Conscious Conversations when reserving your room to receive a 10% discount - call 415.339.4700415.339.4700 FREE to reserve your room
  • The program will begin Friday evening, September 16th with an informal introduction and dinner at the Murray Circle restaurant at Cavallo Point 
  • The workshop sessions will run 9:00 – 6:00 pm Satruday and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday  
  • The professional fee of $5,000 covers all sessions including dinner on Friday evening, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Travel and lodging will be at your discretion
  • The program is limited to 15 participants

To register for this magical step into your most powerful future, please click on this "register" button:


The Facilitators

David and Russell first began working together in the late 1970’s when David joined Russell at Insight Seminars, facilitating personal and professional transformation programs around the world.  In response to corporate demand, they created Insight Consulting Group in the mid-1980s and later co-founded Productivity Development Group (PDG).  David took over PDG in the mid-1990’s and transformed the organization into GTD, the global leader in total work-life management systems and stress-free productivity.



David Allen

After decades of in-the-field research and practice of his productivity methods, David wrote the international best-seller Getting Things Done. Published in over 28 languages, TIME magazine heralded it as “the defining self-help business book of its time.” In 2015, he released a new edition of the book, with new insights, updates, and discoveries about the world of Getting Things Done and its many personal and professional applications.

Today, the David Allen Company is a thriving global training and consulting company, widely considered the leading authority in the fields of organizational and personal productivity.

Specialties: Personal, interactive, and organizational productivity; management, executive, and professional development


Russell Bishop

Russell has been a pioneer since the early days of the personal and professional development movement, helping people Make Differences Worth Making. He is fond of saying that he likes to help people get what they think they want as fast as possible so he can ask, "Was that it?" Russell believes that integrating purpose with goals and next actions is the key to creating meaningful success.

His Purpose Driven Leadership work helps individuals and organizations achieve success by focusing on the deeper, underlying meaning that drives our endeavors.  Purpose Driven Leadership enables senior teams to:

  • Fulfill their organization’s purpose and vision
  • Increase internal alignment and accountability
  • Achieve critical goals and objectives

In addition to his best selling book, Workarounds That Work: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work, Russell has authored over 200 articles in such leading publications as The New York Times, Forbes, Strategy & Business, Crain’s, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today.

Specialties:  CEO and Senior Team coaching: Creating Conscious, Purpose Lead Business: Developing accountability-based leadership teams; High potential executive development

What People Have to Say About Conscious Conversations:

CC leaves people thirsting for more.  It helped me become aware of what's next and how the next steps unfold. This is invaluable to me as a mediator and conflict management attorney.
— Mike Siboni, Mediator and Attorney

CC was one of the most unstructured yet purposeful and useful meetings I could ever imagine attending. We were a group that started out as us and ended up at we – and it's rare to even get to us.
— Mark Goulston, MD, Consultant, Best selling author; columnist for the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Fortune and Forbes

My CC experience was the most powerful gateway to new possibilities I have experienced in my living memory. The facilitators steered us through a safe experience of exploration – they did not lead, drag or push us – they simply steered, challenging at just the right times, allowing each of us to explore our own gateways into possibility.
— Dominic Turnbull, The McLane Group (UK Management Consulting Company)

“ . . . masterful facilitation by two of the most gifted yet different individuals who play off each other with seamless trust.  Whether or not you come in clear about what you want in life, unexpected value takes place.”
— Chuck Isen, Consultant and former est trainer

“If you have the opportunity, give yourself the luxury of this gift – you will be very, very pleased as you unwrap it.”
— Mike Visser, CEO SuperSprings International

 “ . . . focusing on the essentials rather than being distracted by the content was both a luxury and a necessity.”
— Ed Gurowitz, Ph. D., Psychologist, Neuroscientist, former est trainer

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