November 23, 2017

Tony Hernandez

Creative Partner, Reflective Wisdom.
Email: tony@reflectivewisdom.com

As a facilitator and educator for the last 25 years, Tony has created and developed restorative practices that hold groups to a standard where every person feels a sense of purpose, engagement and belonging. He continues to use these practices with school leaders, educators and diversity practitioners to have mindful conversations in which they can claim their distinct stories and embrace the value they bring to community.

Tony inspires school leaders and educators to accept who they are so that they know the value of the contributions they make for their students. As a facilitator and educator for the last 25 years, Tony has created and developed restorative practices that hold groups to a standard where every person feels a sense of purpose, engagement and belonging. Tony’s leadership retreats and group workshops helps teachers and school leaders fortify their well-being so that can stay devoted to their greater purpose.


Have you been questioning your purpose?
Gather new points of view and reignite your calling.

 

A photo brings the past into the present. It’s a footprint of our mind. A reflection of our life. A frozen memory we can hold in stillness, if we wish. A photo allows us to know where we’ve been and to point the way to a new possibility.

The Points of You® approach offers a unique way to connect with yourself and with others and gain distinct insight.

So how does this work?  

Here’s how. Every Points of You® encounter follows this four step process.

Step One. Pause. Every experience begins with Pause. Pause allows you to slow down and look at your professional practice from a distance. This vital first step lets you take a break from the machinery of automatic thought patterns. Pause creates the ability for you to: identify emotions, assess self-perception, and recognize patterns of behavior.

Step Two. Expand. Expand is the step when you are searching for new points of view without knowing where they will lead you. You get to observe your situation from many different perspectives. Expand creates the ability for you to: hold other perspectives, empathize with others, appreciate diversity, respect others, and communicate clearly.

Step Three. Focus. After examining all the relevant points of view, you focus on insight important to you. Through guiding questions, you clarify which of the options that arose appears best suited to your individual situation. Focus creates the ability to: listen, reflect, analyze the situation, and evaluate possible choices

Step Four. Do. Doing is the stage when you shift from the potential to the concrete. You draft an action plan that sets forth the measurable steps that you will carry out and a timetable for realizing your insight. Doing creates the ability to: set a goal, cooperate with others, navigate conflict constructively, and establish + maintain a relationship.

 

Principle Benefits


Self-Awareness: Points of You® gives you the ability to accurately recognize your own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior.

Self-Management: Points of You® gives you the ability to successfully regulate your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress. And the ability to set and work toward personal and professional goals.

Responsible Decision-Making: Points of You® gives you the ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, realistically evaluating consequences of various actions, and considering the well-being of yourself and others.

Social Awareness: Points of You® gives you the ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Relationship Skills: Points of You® gives you the ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. It gives you the ability to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist social pressure, and negotiate conflict constructively.


Reflective Wisdom also provides individual coaching, team interventions and retreats.

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