Self-Leadership Coaching with The Power of TED*

The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic™) is the cornerstone of our personal leadership development platform. TED* was developed by David Emerald Womeldorff as the antidote to the Drama Triangle first described by Stephen Karpman, M.D. The Drama Triangle is comprised of three default roles that are common to us all: Victim (the primary role that is at the heart of the drama), Persecutor (the person or circumstance the Victim blames for their suffering), and the Rescuer (who steps in to try and take away the Victim’s suffering). People shift in and out of these three roles without even knowing it. This dynamic creates a toxic environment where it is easy to point the finger of blame – making true progress difficult.

The foundational frameworks of TED* include essential tools that help you identify which role(s) you play and how to replace with them with more resourceful ways of being. In short, The Empowerment Dynamic, or TED*, as we fondly call it, is an alternative to the Drama Triangle. With TED* in your coaching program you learn how to make the shift from the DDT to the empowering roles of TED*. As a result you will be able to make conscious choices that help you create the life you want instead of reacting in the same old non-productive ways.

Please contact us if you’d like to explore coaching with TED* or visit the Power of TED* website to learn more about David Emerald and his book, The Power of TED*™.


"The awareness TED* allows into yourself and how you impact your world is invaluable. What is exponentially important in an organizational setting is gaining that same insight into yourself as the Leader whose actions push or pull against business objectives and ultimately the bottom line."
Nicole Gann


“David Emerald is a brilliant creative, a marvelous teacher and an inspirational human being. He's a front-runner in the world of human and organization transformation. Please, give yourself the gift of getting to know David and his work!”
Abby Straus


“David frequently serves with the coaching team for a program I lead for Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame. He and I have also co-led a workshop for The Leadership Circle. David brings a consistent presence that taps the deepest motives and meaning of his clients, enabling discovery, insight, and a new determination to live a life of purpose that contributes something greater than oneself. David's gift is that can inspire other people by helping them discover what is truly inspiring about themselves. He's an esteemed colleague, someone I trust, and often a lot of fun. It's a pleasure to recommend his work, his writing, and the relationship he will form. All the best.”
Mel Dowdy,
Melvin D Dowdy PhD LTD