Yes, that’s part of the challenge. Our “busyness” has us so reactive, distracted and over-loaded we have forgotten the most critical part of our role as leaders, our very own being. The way we show up, connect with presence and stillness is essential to have clarity to the direction we send our team, organization and contribute to the world around us.
Top 5 reasons leaders and emerging leadership love the program:
Best Self: Quite, still and deeply connected time to more clearly unlock my own highest self.
Not to mention the amazing connections and life long friends you’ll meet in this highly curated group. All facilitated by world class teachers, trainers and facilitators. One that gives the pace, time and learnings in a balanced experiential, relaxing and supportive enivornment. And tools, skills and future learning opportunities to create a life process to have sustainble change happen in our lives as leaders.
Without processes for clarity and support to make decisions in alignment with our values, traditional leaders are often left reactive and compromised. How do we move leadership and culture from a model of constant stress and loneliness, to a visionary and balanced approach? How do we embody and train others to shift our culture from overworked, disconnected, punitive, and unsustainable to a culture that values balance, well-being, integrity, and connection.
Our epidemic imbalances in leadership are not easily repaired by a simple management technique, one-off training, or positive affirmation. Leaders need support in transforming our way of being.
This requires us to not just do things differently, but shift into a space where we can cleanly and clearly hold ourselves, others, and the impact we wish to see in the world in balance and integrity. Clear processes for doing our personal work translates to a greater capacity for synergistic impact on teams and culture. We also need circles of support to build and maintain these practices to continue to guide us to this balanced state.
Here you will cultivate processes for yourself and others to have:
Greater capacity to manage the stress and strain of modern leadership
Personal wholeness that has integrity and authenticity
Tools to have a true balance of work and life
An ongoing cohort to support you in your journey
Greater purpose in your work for greater purpose ;)
A quality of openness that promotes synergy in your team and relationships
A level of candor and compassion that inspires trust
Simple ways to process life’s transitions and move through them with more ease
Resiliency tools and routines that will provide consistency daily rejuvenation
A diverse set of mindfulness tools and practices for folks of all meditation backgrounds
Anyone looking to support compassionate, honest, and visionary leadership in themselves or others. We especially see this as useful to:
July 12 - 15th
Beautiful Campus of University of California, Santa Cruz
Support in building circles of trainers and coaches who work with next generation leaders
Support to work through a life or career transition from traditional management to authentic leadership
Greater clarity for one’s vision and organizational direction
Finding choice and influence in key moments to build to your vision
Find a community of peers and connect more deeply with colleagues
Build a routine and set of real-world tools to create a more balanced life
Access our highest calling and regain the enthusiasm of working with purpose
“I was inspired to create the program because, after 15 years of being an entrepreneur and leader, I suffered under the false guise of "success". Believing that my monetary gains, peer accolades and feeling of "I built this" would create joy for my soul and happiness for my friends and family. And yet when I asked my self of selves, I simply came up with that empty feeling.. that void in life. Something was missing. And day to day joy was not a reality. For me a small dull ache of feeling incomplete. It was only when I turned in-ward as opposed to trying harder and gaining more, that I began, slowly to solve for that void for myself. And with that greater capacity, I then found a better way to "be" thus a better way to lead. For me, I could not do anything less than share those learnings. It’s a gift and must be made accessible and simple for all.”
Monthly Payment program & Financial Aid available upon request.
*Room & Board not include in price. On campus options starting at $350 for entire program.
Katie Roper roots her work in respect for all life, love for our natural world, curiosity about our diverse experiences, and hope in what we can create in true collaboration. As the Managing Director of the Everett Program at the University of CA at Santa Cruz, she works with 100+ university students and 40+ organizations annually to create meaningful projects that model conscious leadership for the next generation, supporting gender and racial equity, and environmental regeneration.
Her training and experience includes a love for learning through play and embodied exercises, restorative justice facilitation around race and gender dynamics, a ten year practice of learning and teaching compassionate and non-violent communication, personal coaching, organizational mediations, and 18 years of meditation experience. Her teachers include Dr. Monica Sharma, Roxy Manning, Byron Katie, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and others.
Eric is President of Sagatica, an executive leadership consultancy. Eric and his team partner with leaders and teams at companies such as Verizon, SunPower, Dr. Bronner’s, Alcon, and Cymer. Eric blends strategic thinking with Zen practices in order to align thinking, deciding and relating to excel and evolve in personal or organizational transitions.
Eric is a Fellow and Thought Leader at the Institute of Coaching through Harvard’s McLean Medical School, a speaker for TEDx, and, while writing additional books, contributes to publications including Mindful.org, Training Magazine and Conscious Media Magazine.
Aaron is an author, business leader and serial entrepreneur advocating for the greater Conscious Business Movement. Many know Kahlow for his past success in creating and running 5 successful businesses. His life passion lies at the question of: how to accelerate Human Consciousness to create a better life and a more peaceful world. Currently, Aaron is out in the world teaching Conscious Leadership & Life workshops to business leadership, bCorp, Sustainability, Social Entrepreneur, Mindful Advocate/coach communities in effort to create more peace, joy and ease in our every-day lives.
Peter Matthies is a former Venture Capitalist and founder of the Conscious Business Institute, an international organization that provides a new business and leadership leadership paradigm for building more inspiring, sustainable, purpose-driven organizations.
Peter was involved in international technology and finance business for 17 years. He was a Principal for one of the world’s leading Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, Apax Partners & Co, and for b-business partners, a $ 1 billion pan-European VC fund.
Peter started his career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in Germany. He later co-founded a systems integration and IT-consulting company, where he lead strategic IT and Internet projects for German corporations.