May 14 Learning Community Luncheon

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May 14 Learning Community Luncheon

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Energy Awareness: Leadership Workshop
Presented by Kelly Turcotte, ESSDACK Leadership Coach and Consultant

DATE: May 14

TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (lunch provided)

PLACE: Hutchinson Community Foundation, 1 N. Main St. Ste. 501, Hutchinson, KS 67501

Hutchinson Community Foundation hosts a Learning Community series, part of our Nonprofit Strength Initiative, open to nonprofit staff and board members to exchange ideas, strengthen relationships, and inspire innovation on key aspects of organizational effectiveness.

On May 14, Kelly Turcotte, ESSDACK INspired Leadership Coach and Consultant, will lead an Energy Awareness: Leadership Workshop for up to 30 participants.

Depending on how we perceive a situation, we are going to experience a mix of two kinds of energy: Catabolic and Anabolic energy.

Catabolic energy is characterized by destructive, contracting, and stressful energy. It’s the kind of energy that’s present when we feel that we “have to” finish a project on time or when we “should” have that difficult conversation with a colleague. Catabolic energy will leave us with a sense that there is a problem and someone is at fault (either ourselves or another person). We might feel stuck, overwhelmed, demotivated, or that a particular aspect of our life or business is out of our control, negatively affecting our mood. If you’re experiencing catabolic energy, you may feel stressed, overwhelmed, or resistant.

Anabolic energy, on the other hand, is creative, fueling, and expanding. At work, it shows up as enjoyment of the process—even when it’s challenging. It is present in teams where collaboration, commitment, belief in one another, and synergy are the norm. When anabolic energy is present, there is a sense of motivation, clarity, and forward movement. 

Once we bring awareness to the kind of energy we are experiencing, more choices become available to us.

The outcome of this workshop is to bring awareness to personal and professional possibilities that can be created when partnering with INspired Leadership.


  • What is energy and how does it show up through us?
  • When we judge, ignore, or tolerate certain experiences, how does that impact us, those we work with, and our organizational goals?
  • What choices do we have when we experience stress?
  • Practice one tool for shifting from problems to possibilities
  • Self-assess your leadership
  • Learn about energy by the numbers

Advanced registration is required, for space is limited.

Post-workshop opportunity for attendees: Complete the Energy Leadership Index (ELI), an online assessment that measures individual filters and personal impact. The $250 cost of the assessment is the responsibility of the participant or the participant’s organization. Within seven days of the workshop, by May 24th, participants receive a 20% discount for the ELI and debrief. If participants want to include their team within this timeframe, each person on the team will receive the discount as well.


Perception Ratings

Hutchinson Community Foundation’s mission is to inspire philanthropy, leadership, and collaboration to strengthen Reno County. We are working to better understand the current perceptions among our partners in order to inform what needs our deeper attention going forward.

Optional Demographic Information

To be as effective as possible in supporting local efforts to create a connected, resilient, and thriving community for all people, Hutchinson Community Foundation must do more to intentionally practice inclusion, diversity, and equity in our work. We are asking for the following demographic data as a step toward understanding and bringing more diversity to our programming. If you do not wish to provide this information, please feel free to check “decline to answer.”


May 14
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hutchinson Community Foundation
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