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I believe real answers lie within you. They simply need to be unleashed. I can help you do that – find the answers that will make a profound difference in your life, your career and your organization.

– Rhonda Reagh, Ph.D., LISW


About Rhonda Reagh

Rhonda ReaghRhonda Reagh, Ph.D., LISW, owner of Reagh & Associates, provides personal, executive and group coaching; training to develop better leaders; and consulting to build effective organizations. Training and consulting services are designed for nonprofits, public agencies, and large and small businesses – even startups.

Rhonda, a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF) since 2013, is authorized to facilitate The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong programs based on the research of Brené Brown. Facilitators are wholehearted practitioners who believe in the power of owning our stories, and who recognize that vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage.


Foundation

The foundation for Rhonda’s coaching, training and consulting work is based primarily on these teachings and practices:
 

The Daring Way™


The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational and professional settings.

During the process, facilitators explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness. Participants are invited to examine the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living.

The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent and lead.

Rising Strong


The goal of the Rising Strong process is to rise from our falls, overcome our mistakes and face hurt in a way that brings more wisdom and wholeheartedness.

  • During the reckoning, we recognize emotion, and get curious about our feelings and how they connect with the way we think and behave.
  • During the rumble, we get honest about the stories we are making up about our struggle, and then challenge these confabulations and assumptions to determine what’s truth, what’s self-protection and what needs to change if we want to lead more wholehearted lives.
  • During the revolution, we write a new ending to our story based on the key learnings from our rumble and use this new, braver story to change how we engage with the world and to ultimately transform the way we live, love, parent and lead.

Positive Psychology


Positive psychology is the scientific study of well-being and what makes people thrive and function at their best. It encompasses areas such as:

  • Strengths
  • Motivations and goals
  • Positive emotions
  • Engagement
  • Positive relationships
  • Meaning in life
  • Grit
  • Resilience

Strengths Perspective


A strengths perspective recognizes and uses an individual’s inherent personal strengths to promote change and lifelong resilience.

Emotional Intelligence


Emotional intelligence is the capacity of individuals to:

  • Recognize their own and other people’s emotions
  • Discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately
  • Use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior

The framework for emotional intelligence encompasses:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship management

Studies have shown that people with high emotional intelligence have greater mental healthjob performance and leadership skills.

Personality Preferences


Results from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrument help people become aware of their personality preferences.

Preferences allow people to have different interests, different ways of behaving and different ways of seeing the world.

While all the preferences are equal, each has different strengths and different challenges.

People who know their personality strengths and challenges – for themselves and for others – can better understand and appreciate how everyone contributes to a situation, task or the solution to a problem.

Immunity to Change


Immunity to change teaches us why we struggle with change and how to overcome it.

Harvard Graduate School of Education professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey developed a four-step process to help people discover what internal barriers are stifling their efforts so they can open their path to lasting change.

People who map their immunity to change learn to explore their feelings about a particular change and better understand how they are sabotaging their own efforts. Internal investigation can help people tackle their greatest challenges.

Ecological Theory


Stemming from the field of social work, ecological theory is the understanding of how people function within their unique environments, systems and organizations.


Experience

During her 30-plus years in social services administration in Ohio, Rhonda served in executive and management roles at several county and state agencies and at a membership association. She also held leadership positions in national and state organizations and on private and nonprofit boards.

For many years, Rhonda has taught social work and management courses as either an assistant or adjunct professor at several Ohio universities including The Ohio State University and Wright State University.

Rhonda established Reagh & Associates in 2011. She remains a licensed independent social worker (LISW) in Ohio to provide the clinical insights and assessments her clients often need.


Certifications

  • Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach (ACPEC), College of Executive Coaching, which provides coach training for professionals with graduate degrees
  • Certified Master Practitioner, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®):
    • Certified, MBTI® Step I™ instrument
    • Certified, MBTI® Step II™ instrument
    • Certified, MBTI® Step III™ instrument
  • Certified in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) assessment instruments:
    • EQ-i 2.0
    • EQ-i 2.0 360 Degree Feedback
  • Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF) and trained facilitator in the Rising Strong curriculum. The Daring Way™ method and the Rising Strong curriculum are based on the research of Brené Brown.
  • Certification in process for the Life Styles Inventory (LSI 1 and LSI 2), which measures 12 specific styles or patterns of thinking that can either contribute to or detract from personal effectiveness:
    • LSI 1 (self-assessment of one’s thinking styles and self-concept)
    • LSI 2 (completed by up to 12 associates; taps others’ perceptions)


Education

Rhonda received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in social work from The Ohio State University. She is also an alumna of Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.


Off the clock

Rhonda likes to garden, enjoy nature, walk, ride motorcycles and relax with her husband, Jerry, and their two 100-pound white Labradors: Beau and Dickens.