KnowBe4 is fully aware that our biggest assets are our employees. You have seen this in many other posts on this blog.
One of the things we found that other high tech companies have as a perk for employees is a service known as life coaching, so we thought we should provide that too! :-D
Now, to define the term: "Life coaching is the process of helping people identify and achieve personal goals. Although life coaches may have studied counseling psychology or related subjects, a life coach does not act as a therapist, counselor, or health care provider, and psychological intervention lies outside the scope of life coaching". (See Wikipedia)
We looked around for the best life coach in Tampa and found Chandra Alexander, who is known as Tampa's own "Dr. Phil" and was chosen by Oprah Magazine as the Life Coach to deliver 12 sessions to one of Oprah's grandprize winners.
After graduating from the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in English and Education, Chandra received her MSW in Social Work from Barry University, with intensive training and experience in traditional psychotherapy and counseling.
Along the way, she developed top-notch business experience, spending years in upper management with an HMO, consulting for General Motor's healthcare division, and developing two start-up companies.
Chandra has a private practice in Tampa, FL, coaching clients from all over the world (in person, on the phone, and on Skype) in the areas of business, relationships, and consciousness. She has been doing this work for the last 30 years. She has traveled the world, spending ten years in India, studying and meditating with a spiritual master.
From April 2002 through November 2006, Chandra had a regular TV series on WFLA/NBC's DAYTIME called "Reality Check". She spent one year on Good Day Tampa Bay/FOX 13 TV with Russell Rhodes and another year on WFLA Channel 8’s Midday News with Gayle Guyardo.
Here is a link to Chandra's Blog - her LinkedIn page - this is her YouTube Channel and of course her website.
KnowBe4 provides a maximum of 12 sessions per employee for the first 12 months. After that it becomes self-pay. This benefit is available after you make it through your 90-day probation period.
We are initially thinking she will be in the office Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 4pm, that schedule may change though. Her first two days at KnowBe4 will be April 17 and 19.
To schedule a 45-50 minute session, call 813-348-9885. If it's busy, leave a VM and a phone number and she'll call back. You can also email Chandra@coachgirl.com from your personal email address.
Note: this is a new thing. We do not know exactly how popular this is going to be. Do not be surprised if your first scheduled session is 3 months off.
Founder and CEO, KnowBe4, Inc.
If you're in town, please join us!
CHANDRA ALEXANDER SPEAKS: The Real Deal: How to Be It, How to Get it!
Sunday, August 31, 2014, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. service
First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33703
Listen on the web - http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/47723130
The narcissist’s best weapon is his tongue. He never
accepts blame for anything and never apologizes. He has a total lack of
empathy. These relationships are “too good to be true” at the beginning
but quickly disintegrate once he has captured you with his charm.
When: Saturday, December 5, 2009, 1-3 PM
Where: 3410 Henderson Ave, Suite 200, Tampa, Fl 33609
Cost: $25 on-line or call 813.348.9885
Teleseminar #1 -
Welcome. I wanted to create a place of community, a place where I could talk to all of you who have sent me emails and shared your thoughts and feelings. Having a private practice is great, but I don’t get the opportunity to connect with a lot of you; I thought this would be an accessible and affordable place for an interchange and the chance to learn more about what you want to know.
Although the topics will be different, the message is forever the same. I am always concerned with “Staying Awake in a World That’s Sleeping”. How do you stay conscious when often, initially, it’s a whole lot easier to go to sleep? Why go for awareness? What happens when you chose to stay awake and “feel” your life rather than think your way through it?
The prize of awareness is authenticity and the surprise is that it is the same as consciousness. On Thursday, May 15th, 2008 at 8:30PM, join Chandra for a teleseminar on Authenticity Equals Consciousness and learn that (true) authenticity is the same as a deeply spiritual life. Create the life you want by understanding that Being Real is the ONLY way to love, peace and happiness. Learn:
When: Thursday, May 15, 2008
What time: 8:30-9:30 PM EST
Cost: FREE (Click here to get tickets) or call 813.348.9885
(Before the seminar, instructions for calling will be emailed to you, and you will also have the opportunity to send in your questions.)
Saturday Mini-Seminar Series
Enjoy the intimacy of a small group – ask questions – get answers – leave feeling empowered! Listen to no nonsense, straight-up talk that hits the nail on the head!
Where: 2835 DeLeon St., Suite 204, Tampa, FL 33609 [get directions]
each or $350 Package (all four seminars)
& HEALING - When
Relationships Don’t Work
Date and Time:
Saturday, March 18, 2006, 1-4PM
What people are saying:
Chemistry, Character, Connection…
Reservations, please call The Tampa Club (813) 229.6028
September 17, 2005 - Join
Chandra for a Saturday afternoon seminar "The Real Deal - How To
Be It, How To Get It". Being Real is the only way to have
"real" relationships. Spend an interactive afternoon... listening,
asking, absorbing. Understand it differently, change what doesn't work,
and get answers that point you in a new direction. Online
tickets must be purchased by September 16, 2005. Seating is limited.
Past Speaking Engagements, Book Signings and Radio/MagazineInterviews
June, 2007 - EWoman's Network - What U Are Seeking is also Seeking U
March 2007 - Orient Road Jail Inmates - Stop Being A Victim - The Law of Attraction
June 2006 - Board of Realtors - Good Corporate Policy - A Good Mind
August 2006 - Upper Tampa Chamber - A Working Relationship With The Mind
September 2006 - Hillsborough County Teacher’s - The Teacher/Student Relationship - The Relationship that Inspires
July 2005 – SHAPES – Open Loving Relationships [Click here for flyer]
July 2005 – Village Market – Feeding Heart and Soul
July 2005 - BIZBASH - A Quiet Mind This insightful and riveting talk debunks commonly held
beliefs that keep us stuck both personally and professionally and
teaches planners new ways to look at the same old stuff. Called "Tampa
Bay's own Dr. Phil", Chandra Alexander MSW, shares with planners the
same no nonsense reality she delivers on NBC's DAYTIME "Reality Check".
Integrating a strong business sense with spirituality and
self-actualization, she revels how having a good working relationship
with your mind is the foundation of all good business and all good
relationships - the one you have with your co-worker, the one you have
with your vendor, the one you have with your supplier, and most
importantly, the one you have with yourself. Attendees will have
moments of enlightenment and leave feeling empowered.
Chandra's radio interview with Virato on Virato Live, The Revolution, 880 AM out of Asheville, NC.
September 13, 2003 – 3rd Annual Black Tie Gala benefiting Ovarian Cancer research and awareness programs. Keynote Speaker. Marriott Waterside and Marina, Harbor Island, Tampa
September 10, 2003 – HealthSouth Rehab, Largo, FL – Speaker/MS Foundation, Talk to clients, staff and physicians
May 17, 2003 – Talk and Book Signing, Books a Million, New Port Richy, FL
March 25, 2003 – Interviewed by Susanne Solomon for New Tampa Style Magazine. “Could You Benefit From Having A Coach?”
March 18, 2003 – Guggino Family Eye Center, Tampa, FL. Talk and book signing
March 16, 2003 – Well-Heeled and Well-Dressed Women’s group – Talk and book signing, Tampa, FL
2002 & Prior
January 6, 2002 – Keynote Speaker – INATS (International New Age Trade Show), Orlando County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
January 30, 2002 – Interview with Jennifer Lee for the Tampa Tribune
February 1, 2002 – KTOX FM/1340 AM radio - 1 hour interview “Lonnie and Friends”
February 2, 2002 – WBAI 99.5FM radio – Gary Null’s “Natural Living”, 12-1PM. Invited back for a 2 hour interview/program syndicated nationally
February 11, 2002 – Speaking/Healing Arts Alliance, Border’s Books Store, South Dale Mabry store, Tampa, FL – Talk and book signing
February 14, 2002 – Women of Tampa, Talk and book signing, 1240 Stall Rd., Tampa, FL
February 15, 2002 - Tampa Club, Professional Women's Luncheon
February 17, 2002 – Guest Speaker/Sunday morning service, Harmony Metaphysical Life Center
February 27, 2002 - "The Hawk Health Hour" 1520 AM radio - simultaneously cast on the web at www.hawkradio.com
February 28, 2002 - Hillsboro County Dept. of Children's Services Tampa, FL. Talk and Book signing to Senior Administrative Staff
March 3, 2002 - "Love Grows If You're Not In A Coma" - Chandra talks and debunks relationship myths at Harmony Spiritual Life Center
March 5, 2002 - Soiree at Dianne Curry's house/Talk and Book Signing
March 8, 2002 – Talk and Book Signing, Barnes and Noble, St. Pete, FL
March 14, 2002 - Inkwood Books, Tampa,FL/Talk and Book signing
March 20, 2002
- "Sound Off Central Wisconsin" with Pat Snyder -
March 22, 2002
- University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
March 22, 2002 - Barnes & Noble, Brandon, FL – Talk & book signing
March 23, 2002 - Arts and Spirituality Fair, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL. Meet the Author and Book Signing
March 24, 2002 - Arts & Spirituality Show w/Harmony Metaphysical Church, book signing, meet the author. Tampa Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL
March 30, 2002 - Nature's Harvest, Tampa, FL, Talk & Book signing
April 2, 2002 - Tampa Bay Research Institute, St. Pete, FL (TBRI is a non-profit research facility dedicated to the study, cure and prevention of chronic disease/) Talk and Book Signing
April 4, 2002 – Hillsborough County Community College, Talk to students – “Why Reality Works!” Book signing
April 6, 2002 - Walden Books, Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL. Book Signing
April 13, 2002 - Walden Books, International Plaza, Tampa, FL. Book Signing
April 13, 2002 – 7:15 PM/WKNE radio/Keane, NH. Interviewed by Robin Jay for “Late n Live”.
April 19, 2002 - Barnes & Noble, Clearwater, FL. Author talk and book signing
April 23, 2002.
Bay Area Women Professionals, Talk & Book Signing
April 27, 2002 - Walden Books, Citrus Park Mall, Tampa, FL. Book Signing
May 4, 2002 - Walden Books, University Mall. Book Signing
May 18, 2002 - Barnes & Noble, Carrollwood, Tampa, FL. Author talk/Book signing
June 1, 2002 – Keynote speaker, Eve’s Retreat, grand opening. St. Pete, FL – book signing
June 6, 2002 - Barnes and Noble, Sarasota, FL 7PM - Author talk & book signing - Art of Being real - for those who want their spirituality "straight-up".
June 19, 2002 – Interviewed for article on Life Coaching by Chatelaine Magazine (equivalent to Vogue in US), Montreal, Canada.
June 22, 2002 - Eve's Retreat. "Love Grows If You're Not In A Coma" - Debunking Relationship Myths.
June 24, 2002 – Girl’s Book Club/Reality Works, Tampa, FL
July 29, 2002 – WMNF Talk Radio – Interviewed by Carol Roberts, MD/Questions and Answers, The Ways to Authenticity
July 31, 2002 - KUCI radio/Awareness Talk Radio w/ Rain Morgan. Simultaneously on the internet at www.awarenessmag.com
August 2, 2002 – WABJ Radio, Adrian, MT – “Reality Works” - Interviewed by John Sebastion
Sept. 3, 2002 – Tampa Clergy Association. Talk & Book signing
September 9, 2002 - Healing Arts Alliance, Border's Bookstore, South Dale Mabry store, Tampa, FL. Author talk - for those "who want their spirituality straight-up"!
September 18, 2002 – Interviewed by Joel Chudnow, Hawke Health Radio, 1520 AM/Tampa, FLOctober 12, 2002 – Honeywell Corporation. Keynote speaker for annual corporate women’s meeting, book signing