New Home Forums Introductions Kate Arms from Toronto

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  • #5844

    Kate Arms
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    @Kate_Arms

    My name is Kate Arms.

    I am a life coach/writer/theatre artist, a former lawyer, and a body-wise intellectual. I have experience in education of gifted kids and my life coaching clients are mostly gifted, creative, and/or sensitive renaissance souls or polymaths. My passion is leading people from dependence or co-dependence through independence to interdependence. My superpower is leading political, religious, or social justice related conversations on Facebook in which people have genuinely changed their minds in response to persuasive arguments.

    What makes me come most alive is being connected with other people who are fully alive and showing up with whole-hearted authenticity.

    I teach InterPlay (a system of principles and practices for mind-body integration), public speaking, Better Than an Elevator Speech (applied improvisation for professional networking), and principles for healthy relationships
    Why I signed up for The Great eCourse Adventure: I want to stop offering Better Than an Elevator Speech as a live course
    What kind of e-course I want to create: Better Than an Elevator Speech – applied improvisation for professional networking. It is part performance training, part story-telling, and part confidence building.

     

    #5861

    Cristin
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    @cristin_olafsson

    Sounds fascinating!  It is awesome that you are also taking in person type training that you already do and reformatting it for this venue.  We may have tips for each other as we go along!

    I saw your reply to mine and it is nice to have another single mom who ‘gets it’!  It is something that just can’t be explained easily 🙂

     

     

    #5996

    Beth
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    @Beth

    Hi Kate! Great background and fantastic abilities… looking forward to learning from you and others on the journey.

    #6296

    Alysa
    Adventurer
    @Alysa

    Hi Kate.

     

    Wow. Our passions and experience seem to dovetail. I have done Popular Theatre facilitation with companies and not-for-profits and i have a theatre and a coaching/counselling background as well.

     

    Looking forward to working with you on this adventure.

     

     

    #6298

    Alysa
    Adventurer
    @Alysa

    Oh, and I am also from Toronto. 🙂

    #7014

    Waymatea
    Adventurer
    @waymatea

    Hi Kate,

    Wow your work sounds exciting… and I love your e-course idea. I wish you the best in this course 🙂

    Blessings,
    Way

    #8072

    Deb Robson
    Adventurer
    @robson

    Okay, I noted your comment on another intro, and this one just blew me out of the water.

    As a part of making sense of some of my parenting journey, I’m a contributor to a couple of books that you may know, and a co-editor of one of them:

    Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of the Twice-Exceptional Student (contributor)

    High IQ Kids: Collected Insights, Information, and Personal Stories from the Experts (contributor and co-editor)–HATE the title and the cover image! Most of these kids–twice-exceptional or high-IQ–do *not* look like the bright, eager little fellow in the photo they used, and do not necessarily seem especially bright, because they’re bored, sullen, acting out, otherwise looking not-so-promising. . . .

    When you say, “My passion is leading people from dependence or co-dependence through independence to interdependence,” I say, AMEN, and WE NEED YOU!

    #8462

    Kate Arms
    Adventurer
    @Kate_Arms

    Deb – great to connect with you here. Both of those books have come across my radar but I haven’t read them. Now I have an added incentive to!

    #8471

    Deb Robson
    Adventurer
    @robson

    The books are good resources, Kate. Neither publisher fully understood the value of the content.

    #8541

    Kate Arms
    Adventurer
    @Kate_Arms

    People who don’t get it just don’t get it. I am grateful for everyone who does anything towards sharing the reality these kids face with people who don’t understand.

    #8565

    Deb Robson
    Adventurer
    @robson

    High IQ Kids (I do *hate* that title) brings together the perspectives of parents, teachers, psychologists, and some of the young people themselves, looking at different aspects of what they’ve gone through. It was super-hard to find a publisher at all, first because it *was* about high-IQ kids (I mean, how many of them could there be? there’s no market) and second because it was an anthology.

    As you know, these individuals are *not* “normal only ‘better’ “. They are wired completely differently. The smartest of them can look really dumb, oppositional, and so on {wry grin}. My daughter was declared “ineducable.”

    My favorite essay in the whole book is called “Normal Kids Don’t Quack,” by Cathy Marciniak.

    We got the rights back, but haven’t had time/money to re-issue the book in any format. It is still available on the used market–like at Bookfinder.com.

    http://sengifted.org/archives/articles/book-review-high-iq-kids

    #9723

    Kate Arms
    Adventurer
    @Kate_Arms

    I bet there is a way to reissue the book reasonably cheaply as an ebook, maybe paid for via crowdfunding in the gifted/twice-exceptional community. It would be great to have it available. I am happy to scheme with you anytime about how that might be possible if you sense there is any energy or time available within the folks who have the rights.

    #9731

    Deb Robson
    Adventurer
    @robson

    Kate, you’ve nailed it with “energy or time.” One of the other editors has moved on, out of the loop. Another is swamped with pay-the-bills work. I’m juggling that, along with four other projects that could use crowd-funding, only two of which are my own.

    I agree that it would be terrific to have the book readily available, but don’t have the bandwidth myself. The editor/swamped above would know whether there are any hitches with the rights to any of the contributions. I have the production files for the book from the publisher, and have the tools and skills to at least turn it into a PDF format–possibly also standard e-book formats, although I haven’t done much of that (by choice). Mostly there would be administrative issues–managing the crowd-funding, handling the distribution platforms, figuring out where any money generated over distribution costs would be allocated (editors, who did years of work unpaid? authors, who contributed for token payment? combination, and by what percentages, and who does the bookkeeping?).

    As long as it’s available on the used market for close to the cover price (running about $25 for used copies, and it was $20 at issue), people can get their hands on it.

    I’m already somewhat above my capacity in dealing with publishing logistics. And my notes may be colored right now by the fact that I need to be downstairs figuring out sales and use tax and estimated income tax payments, all of which are imminently due. I have a bookkeeper and an accountant, but unfortunately I still have to do a lot of the grunt work {wry grin}.

    #9733

    Kate Arms
    Adventurer
    @Kate_Arms

    I totally get it.

    #9735

    Deb Robson
    Adventurer
    @robson

    I thought you were likely to get it {grin}.

    At least we both know this resource exists, and if there are people who want to manage the administrative pieces to make it available, the other bits can be put in place. It’s one of those “if/when the stars align” things. You might come across somebody; I might come across somebody. The more people who know the factors involved, the more possible it is that the stars will align.

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