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Training Programs for
Conscious Leader Development

Leading through trust requires different skill sets and mindsets than leading through fear. Rewards and punishment are no longer the chosen tools in the toolkit. 

What's challenging is not the new concepts, but breaking through the cultural conditioning that we have all experienced and transforming the fear-based behaviors that still live in us. These can be measured as "personal entropy": the amount of fear-driven energy that a person expresses in his or her day-to-day interactions with other people.

The good news is that even the smallest of steps forward can have a large impact on the quality of your leadership.

​How can one be a "powerful leader," and yet lead with “power” that isn’t about pushing or pulling, manipulating or coercing?

Foundation Workshops
Application Workshops



Training and the Development Process:

Training is a process not an event — skills development and behavior change require engagement, practice and reinforcement over a period of months, not days.

If you are looking for inspiration, understanding of concepts or familiarity with skill set, then taking a workshop from the list at the left will likely meet your needs.

If you are looking for sustainable impact through tangible skills development and behavior change, then a more robust process is recommended ... specifically:

Becoming a more Conscious Leader is a process that typically involves a repeating cycle of ...

  • leadership training

  • practice

  • feedback

  • leadership coaching

  • peer engagement

  • manager engagement

  • mutual accountability

Our expertise is not only in the leadership training and coaching services that we provide, but also in designing a leader development process and customized program based on your unique needs, desired outcomes and budget.

We invite you to contact us to have a conversation about the conscious leadership development you desire!

Workshops for Conscious Organizations

These workshops focus on the structures and processes that help create a Conscious Organization ... the "We" that holds us.

​Introduction to Conscious Structures

Creating Conscious Structures*

  • Core Values: Who Are We?

  • Shared Purpose: Why Are We Here?

  • Direction & Thematic Goals: Where Are We Going?

  • Guiding Principles: What's Our Way of Doing Things?

  • Conscious Roles: Defining Our Unique Contributions to the Whole

  • Guidelines vs. Policies

  • Facilitator of Process vs. Functional Leader

  • Conscious Meeting Structures

  • Autonomous Work Teams

  • Conscious Decision Making in Teams

  • Conscious Governance Structures

  • Conscious Feedback & Continuous Learning Structures

  • Structures to Harvest Conflict and Enhance Connection

* Creating conscious structures is an integral part of the consulting we do to support leaders in creating Conscious Organizations. Teaching these concepts is implicit within that consulting process.

​In addition, we also facilitate webinars or workshops in any of these topics upon request.

​Please contact us if you would like us to host a webinar or workshop in any of these topics!

Examples of Skills that Flow Through our Work:
  • listening — so that the other person has an experience of being heard

  • empathy — the basis of care and compassion - recognizing the "weird" ways that we unconsciously ask for empathy

  • expressing disagreement without blame - an integral skill of feedback and mutual accountability

  • recognizing our own unconscious reactions and limiting beliefs - these are what diminish our relationships and effectiveness as leaders

  • seeing conflict as something to be harvested, not avoided

*Needs-Based Communication is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg, which he called "Nonviolent Communication™" or NVC.


I have chosen to call the process Needs-Based Communication (NBC) for two reasons:

First, human needs are the heart of the process.

Secondly, I have wanted to avoid the common initial reaction from people in business that "... we're not a violent place."

Within this website and in related materials, any of these names or acronyms may be used, and they all refer to the same process.

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