Begin the Year With Clarity: Collaborative Practice Starts with You

“Creating Your Personal Guiding Touchstone” A Conscious Contracts® Basics Training

Dates: January 10-31, 2022, Mondays & Thursdays (7 Sessions)

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The paradigm shift of collaborative law is more than a new set of skills. There is an internal shift we need to make away from the old paradigm of scarcity, mistrust, and fear. Collaborative practice is based on integrity and client self determination. With the process of Conscious Contracts®, we learn how to shift our way of thinking to come from and negotiate a foundation of trust and understanding as we help ourselves & our clients create meaningful agreements that empower us/them to move forward along our/their chosen path. 

Course Description

In this January New Year program, you’ll get 14 hours of LIVE* (via Zoom) training to learn the basics of the Conscious Contracts process and walk away having created your own personal guiding documents to help you throughout the upcoming year!

The Conscious Contracts trademarked process shifts the starting point to help us build fulfilling relationships with others. Whereas most contract negotiations usually start with the terms of an agreement (who’s going to do what? how much? when? etc.), we begin with values. By starting with what’s important to you, not the terms, we open up room for co-creation and begin to create trust between the parties. We’ve re-designed this basics course so you get to experience what it’s like to create the underlying guiding documents for yourself, from your own values!

Within the Conscious Contracts process, and within this program, you’ll learn how to use #plainlanguage, #legaldesign, and #valuesbasednegotiation to draft your own Personal Touchstone – a statement of who you are and what you envision for the world.

When we facilitate the Conscious Contracts process with clients, we guide them in conversations around for example:

  • how you deal with conflict, 
  • how you best communicate & collaborate, and 
  • how you can stay accountable to yourself and each other

That begins part of forming and co-creating your “ACED” (Addressing Change & Engaging Disagreement section: a critical part of an agreement that goes beyond generic good faith statements or mediation clauses. 

During our workshop together, you’ll create the individual pre-cursor to this step, what we call the “Operating Agreement of Me”. We’ll talk about how all these pieces fit together and how you can use what you created to leverage impact in your future agreements.

“When we have done the work to identify who we are and how we best work with others, we are better prepared to help our clients do the same.” Whether you are an entrepreneur, a lawyer, a social worker, a coach, or just someone who wants structured support for self-reflection, we welcome you to join us!

What the experience will be like:

We will have up to four Conscious Contracts® Practitioners to help hold the space, allowing us to engage in meaningful breakout sessions throughout the course, and for you to dive deeper and connect with your iner truth and others’

As we go through the process of creating our Personal Touchstones & Operating Agreements of Me, you’ll have the chance to share them with each other to get insight and ideas. We’ll select 3-5 to do a live review during the course, giving you even more insight and feedback for how to craft a meaningful document within the Conscious Contracts process. 

Our meeting schedule of twice a week on Mondays & Thursdays, allows consistency for you to build momentum and make genuine progress in your personal statements, while giving space between live calls for reflection & integration.

If you find yourself wanting more in-depth feedback & coaching, either during or after our 7 sessions together, you can add on one-on-one coaching sessions at our sliding scale rates for a deeper dive.

Taught By:

Jacqueline Horani

Jacqueline Horani
New York, USA

Kristen Boldt

Kristen Boldt
Iowa, USA

Carmen Aja Ruiz

Carmen Aja Ruiz
Madrid, Spain


Although this is the first workshop in our 4-part series for collaborative law practitioners, this basics training is open to ANYONE, whether you are a lawyer, entrepreneur, social worker, psychologist, etc., who wants to dive deeper into your own work and start off the new year with a clear vision of who you are, what’s important to you, and how you can work best with others!
We have expanded this training as there is greater demand for the Conscious Contracts process, both within and outside the legal community. We decided to pilot a larger course group, allowing us to reduce the program fee, in our efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Conscious Contracts community!


January 10th until January 31st, 2022
Mondays & Thursdays (7 sessions)
California: 9:00-11:00AM US PST
New York: 12:00-2:00PM US EST
Madrid: 6:00-8:00PM CEST
For those who want a deeper dive into this work: 
You can choose to add on a 1 hour one-on-one coaching session with one of our teaching practitioners to help you hone your touchstone for an additional fee of $150 full rate, scaled down to $50. As with the course registration fee, we invite you to choose the amount within our scale that feels right to you.

**If you are adding on for a coaching session please let us know when you pay to register, what price you would like us to allocate to your registration and what price to the coaching session.

Payment & Pricing

Full Rate Registration $250 (~$36/session)
Minimum Registration $75 (~$11/session)

We do have scholarship seats available: If the minimum ticket price is still too high for you please email to apply.

We invite you to reflect on your contribution to this course, we trust you to pay at the level that feels right to you, whether that’s $250, $200, $150, $100, $75, or anything else in between our scale rates. We want to help you go on this journey with us.

Those who are able to register at the full ticket price help to subsidize scholarship and reduced fee tickets. Thank you! 

*Please make sure to include a note with your name and email address on the payment links so we can confirm your registration!

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