"We need leaders who recognize the harm being done to people and planet through the dominant practices that control, ignore, abuse, and oppress the human spirit. We need leaders who put service over self, stand steadfast in crises and failures, and who display unshakable faith that people can be generous, creative, and kind."
— Margaret Wheatley
Only when leaders have the courage to opening their mind and their heart and to engage their systems in their wholeness and dynamic aliveness head-on, do they have a chance of seeing their vision become reality. All things change when I do.
Why do we need a new kind of Leardership?
At this time in organizational history we are breaking from traditional paternal bureaucratic forms of organizations to high involvement, empowered partnership and collaborating-learning organizations. The new organization, however, will only take hold when people at every level adopt an empowered stance toward their life, work and leadership.
Our organizations and leadership are challenged and our old ways of thinking and leading are not capable of encompassing the level of interdependence and complexity we face.
Why do so few change efforts fall short? The truth is, systemic change is exceedingly complex, and there is no one cause, nor a single antidote. Forces beyond our control have created a global climate of fear and conflict, and leadership skills that worked well in the past no longer are sufficient.
These times are not ones of survival. These are times for the emergence of a new era of leaders who will be able to hold and sustain the paradoxes and navigate with grace through uncertainty and complexity of our current world.
In this complex setting, the leader must become one who facilitates a process of change. One who must become a facilitator of life-affirming ecosystems. One who creates the conditions for emergence, engagement and innovation. It requires a profound transformation that includes rethinking leadership, embodying a new kind of power and reconnecting with purpose and our true human essence.
You don't need anybody to explain to you that inner work benefits leadership and business. If you don’t have the equation, you feel it in your gut.
You want to continue to make a difference with your work and life, but are frustrated by your inability to lead or promote your cause effectively.
You have a desire to unleash greatness in others … and in yourself.
You are aware of the increase in fear and conflict but refuse to succumb to these.
You are willing to seek new way of relating to your environment to have your business thrive and to contribute to your the wellbeing of your community.
You have faith in people’s potential for generosity, creativity, kindness, love.
You are ready to challenge yourself and want to invest in your own development with honesty and authenticity.
You have the courage to bring your discoveries into the workplace and manifest a new way of being in a consistent way, living fully your true nature and your true purpose.
You yearn for a community of people who seek to nourish life, with whom you can console, celebrate, strategize, exclaim, grieve, laugh.
What you can expect
We invite you for a 9-months leadership journey with an intensive 12 days program, supported by peer leader groups and individual coaching.
You will develop your transformational presence, learn to cultivate a stable mind that is less reactive, more responsive, learn skills for dealing with situations of high conflict and polarized positions, understand webs of interconnections and the consequences of ignoring these in decision-making, reduce the influence of your triggers and judgements on how situations are perceived, act with compassion and insight rather than aggression and fear.
Together with our tribe of leaders, you will move through a paradigm shift:
From « analyzing with » to « exploring »
From « listening to » to « being together with »
From “talking to” or « conversing with » to « holding space for”
From “reacting to what’s triggering you” to “reclaiming your whole self”
How do we bring it all together ?
Combining western science and eastern contemplative wisdom, the journey we propose is
We will be a walking tribe together sharing our learnings and holding space for each other's growth.
Our leadership development journey will consist of 4 stages
Self Leadership: self awareness & self regulation
Relationship Leadership: social awareness & social regulation
System Leadership: systemic awareness & systemic regulation
Systemic Integration: we will complete the circle and bring it all together
This journey will take place in sacred spaces, nested in Nature, helping us to connect to the natural flows where regeneration and beauty become possible, and allowing us to slow down, to come home to ourselves, to others and to the creative field of presence.
Stage 1 - SELF LEADERSHIP
In this first module you will engage in a journey of awareness development and discovery of your true nature. We’ll look into our consciousness as a leader, we will reveal our talents and we will experience and explore our learning edge, knowing that each of us, like any other human being, have developed specific self-protection strategies and patterns. This new awareness will enable you to make new radical choices towards realizing your purpose.
In the second module we look into your capability as a leader to relate to others in a way that brings out the best in yourself, others, teams, and organizations. Amongst others we will look into interpersonal effectiveness with which the leader listens, engages in conflict and controversy, deals with the feelings of others, and manages his/her own feelings.
In the third module we look into our capacity as a leader on whole system improvement, productivity, and community welfare.
Organizational systems seem to have a life of their own. That is, they act as any living organism does.
A primary role of leadership is to enable living systems actualization, which means to perceive phenomena in terms of their wholeness and dynamic aliveness rather than their thingness, and to take actions and make choices in support of the full expression of this aliveness.
In between sessions, each participant is offered individual coaching sessions for a total of 5 sessions of 1h30 each.
The coaching process helps clients improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
These sessions, typically hold through telephone conversations, are a space for each participant to share progress, doubts, insights, to test ideas and get support on their path to embodying a new kind of leadership.
Our work on leadership development and regenerative communities draws from systems theory, process work, neuroscience, biology, meditation, ancient wisdom, authentic relating, adult developmental psychology, and research into stress, wellbeing, creativity and innovation.