Praxis You

Daniel Goleman (More Than Sound) and visiting instructors


This year, More Than Sound will launch the beta version of Praxis You, an online learning platform for personal and professional development. You’ll have the unique chance to connect with a bevy of experts in leadership, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness through well-rounded, practical, and engaging courses. How it Works: Our one-of-a-kind learning sessions are designed to help you harness the knowledge necessary to achieve your full potential. The content includes the latest research, real-life experiences, relevant guidance, and proven-effective tools.

Instructors include: Daniel Goleman, Joseph Grenny, Elad Levinson, Mirabai Bush, and many others.



Uncovering Happiness Symposium with Elisha Goldstein

Udemy, Elisha Goldstein


In the past 15 years cutting-edge innovations in neuroscience have led to one of the most powerful insights in human history…that within each and every one of us there are natural biological potentials for real happiness. In this course, you will learn how to harness your brain’s own natural anti-depressants and uncover your true potential for joy. Led by Elisha Goldstein, PhD

October 23 - 24, 2018

Applied Organizational Learning for Business Results (Blended Learning)

Society for Organizational Learning

Beverly, MA

The vision of a Learning Organization is appealing, even inspiring. Yet day-to-day life in our organizations is so different. What would it take to close the gap? What capacities do we need? How can we get them? What can I do to make a real difference in my organization? And how do I continue my own personal transformation? Adopt a more productive stance? Make a shift in my automatic responses? In this highly interactive blended learning program you will learn the tools and methods, and practice the skills for building learning organizations and apply them within your unique business, organizational and personal context.


Embodied Living Podcasts

Deirdre Fay


Embodied Podcasts are designed to give you an experience of living inside your skin. For many people in our day and edge that’s a foreign concept. When there’s been trauma and attachment wounding it is even more complicated.  Led by Deirdre Fay, a former supervisor at The Trauma Center; former trainer for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute trainer; certified Internal Family Systems; and qualified trainer in Mindful Self-Compassion, she is the originator of the Becoming Safely Embodied skills used throughout the world.


Break Through to Yes with Collaboration Podcast By David B. Savage

David Savage

Today, our world, our nations, our communities, our families, our organizations and our planet are faced with increasingly complex challenges that present massive potential risks. We are also at a time in human history where we are more educated and connected, and have resources available like never before to access for our advantage. Seize this opportunity to join a movement of progressive, principled and successful leaders. Working together is a key strategic advantage for those leaders and organizations that build a culture of collaboration. In this program and in the book, Savage brings expertise for collaborative leaders. Now is our time to lead more powerfully, consciously and collaboratively in ways that make our world a better place today and in the future. Leaders in companies will make this essential shift now. Engage with David B. Savage on Break Through To Yes with Collaboration on Voice America Business! Listen Every Thursday at 3 pm Pacific Time.


The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

The Psychology Podcast

The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman  gives you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode features a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of your self, others, and the world we live in. Former guests of the show include Dr. Daniel Siegel, Brené Brown and Charles Duhigg.


McKinsey Podcast

McKinsey & Company

The McKinsey Podcast takes you inside the global firm, and features conversations with experts on issues that matter most in business and management. Topics covered in this series include strategy, technology, leadership, marketing, operations, organization, and the role of business in society.

October 18-19, 2018

Step 2: Cultivating Sustainable Abundance

Seven Stones Leadership Group

Ashland, MA

You will learn to use cutting edge and exciting distinctions and practices that will allow your clients, teams, faith communities and students to: Break free from the ‘reverie of lack’—lack of time / money / resources / talent / attention / love that pervades the atmosphere of our lives and our enterprises. So people can: Thrive / Trust / Generate great prosperity of all kinds / Become sustained and sustainable in how they live and work / Love fiercely and boldly / Be here NOW

Multiple Dates


Corporate Evolution

Multiple Locations Worldwide

Corporate Evolution is a Leader in the area of Values and Organisational Transformation.

The Inspired Leader Journey™ is a series of programs to transform leadership through the lens of Values and Purpose.  Inspired leaders are Purpose-led and values-driven, making extraordinary impact in their work, their families, their communities and in society.

It is based on the latest leadership research; an integration of Barrett 7 levels of Consciousness, Kegan’s Adult Stages of Development, The Leadership Circle and Presencing Institute’s Theory U.

15-18 October 2018

Action Inquiry and the Global Leadership Profile Workshop

Global Leadership Associates

London UK & Boston, MA

Action Inquiry and the Global Leadership Profile Workshop is a 3-day workshop (plus pre-course debrief) for business leaders, consultants, coaches, researchers, and sustainability practitioners who wish to further their personal development and learn about the power and practice of Collaborative Developmental Acton Inquiry—the only approach statistically confirmed as reliably generating both personal and organizational transformation.

Multiples Dates

Collective Leadership™ Certification

The Leadership Circle

US & Canada

In this one-day experiential program, you’ll learn how to use the Leadership Culture Survey (LCS) to provide senior leaders with feedback/insight regarding their collective impact. LCS is based on the integrated Leadership Circle framework, and measures leaders’ perception of their current leadership culture and compares/contrasts it with their own description of the ideal culture necessary for strategic and organization success. A detailed gap analysis shows specific, actionable areas for improvement. Additionally, though already certified to use the Leadership Circle Profile Group Report, you will deepen your knowledge on how to use the Group Report with leadership teams. The Group Report provides another look at the team’s collective effectiveness by aggregating all of their individual Profiles. Customizable meeting designs for using the LCS and the LCP Group Report will be shared. Completion of Leadership Circle Profile Certification is required before attending this program.


The Way We Work Podcast

Tony Schwartz, Founder and CEO of the The Energy Project

Get ready to revolutionize the way you work and live. Learn how to be healthier, happier, more focused, and more productive than ever before. In “The Way We Work,” we explore groundbreaking insights from neuroscience, physiology, psychology, and perennial philosophy to provide you with new tools to address the human performance challenges standing in the way of solving your most critical business problems. Founder and CEO of The Energy Project, Tony Schwartz shares how he started his journey in uncovering what it means to lead a full life. With this wisdom, he created a framework for people to become fully fueled and meet each of their core energy needs. Tony is a bestselling author, human performance expert, and lifetime learner.

8-11 November 2018

International Symposium for Contemplative Research

Mind & Life Institute

Phoenix, Arizona

The biennial Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research (ISCR) is the flagship academic conference for transdisciplinary investigations of the mind and contemplative practice, welcoming all people who seek guidance in applying contemplative practice in their work and communities.

21 Jan - 25 Jan 2019

The DNA of Exceptional Communication


Portland Place, London

This programme provides participants with a framework to understand the DNA of human interaction – ranging from day-to-day communication, through to the behaviours that emerge when people are placed under pressure.

Using ‘The Dialogix Model’© we will equip you with the skills to be able to get beneath the surface of deeply-engrained organisational behaviours. You will learn how to deconstruct the hidden dynamics of group interaction and link them to observable behaviours in the room – creating an opportunity to recognise and change stuck patterns of behaviour that are not working. Our approach, the science of which is based on 50 years of clinical research, releases the most repetitive, unhelpful behavioural patterns, creating more powerful, effective and high-performing teams and individuals.

By deconstructing the invisible structures that sit behind our most volatile reactions, participants will also explore what drives human behaviour in crisis. Through exploration of the role of story and identity, you will learn how to make sense of – and change – the most disruptive patterns of behaviour that can erupt without warning.


Work and Life with Stew Friedman Podcast

Work and Life

Welcome to Work and Life with Stew Friedman, international speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning professor at The Wharton School who founded its Work/Life Integration Project and the Total Leadership approach.

On this podcast Stew talks with experts about how to cultivate harmony between work and the rest of your life — your family, community, and private self (mind, body, and spirit). These conversations were broadcast on the Work and Life show on SiriusXM 111, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, which airs on Tuesdays at 7 PM Eastern.

October 21-26, 2018

The Next Practice Institute

Mobius Executive Leadership

Babson Executive Conference Center, Boston, MA

Mobius Executive Leadership is a consortium of practitioners across disciplines of business strategy, organizational development, psychology and the esoteric arts who come together to awaken leaders.

Through our client work we function as an active laboratory for developing what we call “next practice” working with mature leaders who are “whole brain” oriented, able to draw on a range of leadership capacities from analytic to intuitive. We are also creating a global network of practitioners interested in the lifting up of the human spirit in the service of the common good. To further these aspirations, we decided to launch the Next Practice Institute.

The Next Practice Institute will hold our client facing transformational offerings as well as our practitioner training programs and online professional education services.
Our focus on personal mastery derives from our belief that true transformation comes when individuals across a system or organization experience transformation first-hand at a deep personal level.

Our leadership programs combine best practices in negotiation, communication, team dynamics, organizational learning and adaptive leadership with “next practices” in dream work, somatics, voice dialogue, mindfulness and expressive arts such as theatre, pantomime, music, psychodrama, poetry and other experiential modalities for embedded adult learning.

Varying Dates and Times


The Leadership Circle

Different Locations

The Leadership Circle Profile™ Certification is three days packed with content designed to help you understand, work with, and effectively debrief The Leadership Circle assessments. Over the last decade, The Leadership Circle has risen to the top tier of leadership assessments, and is preferred by executive and leadership development professionals worldwide.  In this session you will gain in-depth knowledge about the Universal Model of Leadership and the stage of development frameworks upon which the Leadership Circle Profile™ 360° (LCP) is built. Our unique integration of psychological, leadership and development theory will provide you with transformational insight to help your clients increase their leadership effectiveness.

Jun/Jul 2018 to Mar/Apr 2019

The Shakti Fellowship

Conscious Leadership Academy

Unlocking the Source for True Leadership

Something is out of sync with the example of leadership today.

Feminine energy in leadership is largely absent from our professional lives; and introducing it could help companies become more balanced and integrated.

When women lead differently, something BIG happens.

If you are concerned that too many leaders, men and women alike, are buying into a notion of leadership that exclusively emphasizes traditionally ‘masculine’ qualities, win-at-all-costs and yearn for leadership that is balanced; this course is for you.

Like no other, this fellowship program reveals an archetype that is generative, cooperative, creative, inclusive, and empathic. While traditionally regarded as feminine qualities, we all have them! In the Indian yogic tradition, they are symbolic of Shakti, the energy source that powers all life.

OCTOBER 22-25, 2018

The Summit

Box of Crayons


A conference dedicated to elevating the conscious practice of leadership.

Kenote Speaker: Michael Bungay Stanier
Author — The Coaching Habit

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder of Box of Crayons, a company best known for teaching 10-minute coaching so that busy managers can build stronger teams and get better results. On the way to founding Box of Crayons in 2002, Michael lived in Australia, England, the United States and Canada, his current home. He has written a number of books. His latest, the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Coaching Habit, has sold over 350,000 copies. It has been praised as one of the few business books that actually makes people laugh out loud.

Multiple Dates

Organization & Systems Development Program

Gestalt Center

This program format provides an opportunity for individuals interested in the Gestalt Center’s world-class OSD training, developed over 35+ years, to undertake the experience in a weekend format, requiring minimum time away from work. The program includes 9 weekends, scheduled every other month and usually spanning two calendar years. Each weekend will include a Friday evening session, a full day on Saturday, and a Sunday morning session. Two of the weekends will begin earlier. The program provides individuals with the theory, concept, methodology, skills, and techniques for effectively intervening at the individual, two-person, group, and organizational levels of system. It offers individuals an opportunity to learn how to use the GestaltOSD perspective to develop themselves professionally, design interventions, and lead and manage change in the systems within which they live and work.

November 14-16, 2018

Immunity to Change Facilitator’s Workshop

Minds at Work

Boston, MA

The Immunity to Change™ approach is specifically designed to help individuals, work teams, and organizations make those personal and collective changes that are most important to them– but have proven resistant even to thoughtful plans and heartfelt intentions. This three day workshop is the first step in deepening your knowledge and experience with ITC. Here, you will learn how to facilitate workshops using the ITC method to create powerful individual ITC maps and uncover the hidden immune system that prevents change.

Participants Will Learn

  • How to conduct an Immunity to Change workshop for groups or individuals in a way that fits with their own personal coaching style
  • The theoretical backbone behind ITC and cutting edge research and practices from Minds at Work
  • How to use The Facilitator’s Guide as a resource for further developing your skills
  • Ways to address typical challenges in conducting the workshop
  • All participants who complete the course will receive 20 credit hours from the International Coaching Federation.

Sep-Nov 2018

Discovery Training

System Live

Italy, Belgium

The purpose of the Discovery training is to provide Coaches with the skills to use Systemic Constellations in their Coaching practice.

What are the features that make this training unique?

It offers an easier and more effective learning approach than traditional Constellations teaching methods.
It’s based on a learning methodology that makes it easier for you to use Systemic Constellations in your work.

  • It’s based on an original structured step-by step process, making the learning process easier while still being able to “enjoy the magic”.
  • It’s specifically for coaches, uses a non-directive approach and a clear distinction is made between Constellations in Coaching and Family Constellations.
  • It focuses on one-on-one Coaching, the most common context for professional Coaches.
  • It provides a learning imprint that’s useful for Coaches, from the simplest applications in one-on-one Coaching, moving towards higher complexity with teams and groups, so that you can quickly grow your confidence in using what you learn.
  • Learn how to use Constellations for a variety of topics related to different facets of organizationsteamworkrelationships and personal development.

Multiple Dates


Corporate Evolution

Multiple Locations Worldwide

Corporate Evolution has developed a globally renowned facilitator development program based on values.

The Facilitating Transformation through Values™ (FTV) program is a 15 day Forum-Field-Forum facilitator development program delivered over several months. By the end of the 3 Forums, participants will be able to deliver several 2-3 day top team/senior  leadership transformation programs from “The Inspired Leader: Leading from Values and Purpose” Series.  The aim is to assist leaders to become truly authentic and courageous in their leadership, leading from their unique sense of purpose.

The audience for this program are Leadership/Culture Change Agents, HR/OD Practitioners, Leaders, Consultants and Coaches.

The key aspect of this program is learning to become a “transformational facilitator”. We focus on two areas; how to access one’s “Being” to facilitate transformation and how to integrate the lens of values as an evolution of consciousness. It is based on the Barrett 7 Levels of Consciousness and Adult Stages of Development frameworks and focuses on values as the key to transformation of leaders. Theory U is integrated as a transformational design methodology.

This program has been developed over a seven year period in collaboration with one of the largest management consultancies and their global clients. It is formally endorsed by The Barrett Values Centre as recommended to its values practitioners around the world.

Multiple Dates 2018

Presencing Foundation Programs

Presencing Institue

Multiple Locations Worldwide

The Presencing Foundation Programme is a 4 day intensive introduction to concepts and practices of Theory U, a social technology for helping to bring about profound innovation and change. Theory U is being applied around the world by individuals, organisations and in multi-sector initiatives generating breakthrough possibilities around pressing organisational and societal issues.

The focus of this method is on sensing and actualising emerging future opportunities, both individually and collectively. In this program you will learn how to sense and seize future opportunities and how to connect to the deeper journey of your personal and professional life in order to become a more effective leader and change-maker in your work environment.

Multiple Dates 2018

Constellation Workshops


We are passionate about systemic constellations and committed to inclusivity and creating a low cost gateway to the work from which we have all benefitted personally .

We experience this resourcing work as strengthening connections between everyone and everything and believe it has a harmonising effect on the wider society and the environment.

All four members of the team completed two years training, initially in ‘classical’ family constellations with The Hellinger Institute of Britain and then with the Centre for Systemic Constellations. We have all subsequently taken part in various different international trainings for constellation facilitators.

October 28 - November 2, 2018

IFS Therapy: Embodying the Healing Wisdom

The Center for Self Leadership

Are you ready to create emotional, mental, and spiritual change? Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy provides a groundbreaking model for transformation, taking an effective and compassionate approach to the parts of you that are stuck in reactive patterns and holding you back from living your best life.

Developed by Richard Schwartz, PhD, IFS draws on systems thinking with the view that the mind is made up of relatively discrete subpersonalities, each with its own viewpoint and qualities. Importantly, IFS also sees people as being whole underneath this collection of parts, the true Self.

Dr. Schwartz has been using IFS in retreat settings for more than 30 years. In this 5-day workshop immersion, you will participate in a variety of inner-focused experiential exercises in both large and small groups.

You will learn:

  • How to use IFS for identifying and engaging with the various parts of yourself
  • How and why these parts swing into action in ways that prevent you from experiencing the happiness and fulfillment you seek
  • To lead your life from the Self, an inner essence of calm, clarity, curiosity, courage, and connectedness.

Discover the new possibilities available to you as you free up energy trapped in parts of yourself with other agendas.

Enjoy spending time in the space of your wise inner self, independent of all the parts, who has been there all along, waiting to support you in becoming all you know you can be, as you experience newfound coherence in the pursuit of your life dreams.

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - Sunday, January 13, 2019

Deep Healing of Exiles with Richard Schwartz, PhD

The Center for Self Leadership

Hui Ho’olana, Molokai, Hawaii

Offering a unique invitation to join Dick Schwartz in the healing, tranquil, and magical environment of Hui Ho’olana on the island of Molokai, Hawaii.

In this seven day retreat we will explore the spiritual side of IFS. The design is to facilitate accessing high levels of Self-energy, inviting guidance regarding a vision for your life, and further unburdening your parts as a way to remove obstacles to accessing Self.

Through Dick’s guidance and the IFS model you will be offered the practice of ho’oponopono (the Hawaiian concept “to make things right”) by using the evolving conceptual spiritual framework of IFS to deeply heal exiles.

Hui Ho’olana is surrounded by 100 acres of awesome natural beauty and is now considered by many to be one of the finest small workshop facilities in the world. See more information about Hui Ho’olana at

The inspiring and nurturing environment, superb natural food, small and intimate venue of 15 – 17 participants, and Dick’s humble but expert guidance, offer a unique and unmatched opportunity to further your IFS journey.

This advanced retreat is being offered to participants with a minimum of Level 1 IFS training.

27 March - 30 March 2019

Participatory Leadership

Art of Hosting

Geneva, Switzerland

The workshop is designed to build intuitive as well as intellectual understanding by layering theoretical content, experiential learning and immediate practice opportunities. Through deep and deliberative dialogue, the workshop explores leadership and what it means to exercise effective leadership in complex organisations. It addresses the question:


How can you exercise leadership in a way that fosters collaboration and advances the potential of your organisation?


In addition, the workshop embodies its teachings, as well as the core values of respect, partnership, engagement, accountability and collaboration underlying the approach. It represents a way to live the values on a daily basis.

November 1 - 4th, 2018

5th Annual Mindful Leadership Summit

Mindful Leader

Grand Hyatt, 100 H St. NW, Washington D.C., 20001

What we hope for you:

Discovery – How do you keep up with the latest research? Techniques? Innovation? You will be inspired by work being done in your backyard and across the globe. You’ll hear updates from the leaders in the field and untold stories about ordinary people having an extraordinary impact. You’ll encounter new ways to approach situations that you’ve been stuck in and tools that help implement Mindfulness into your workplace easier. You’ll learn from the best of the best and engage with peers that are in the trenches facing the same issues you face daily.

Growth  – How do you have a greater impact? Work with competing priorities? Not enough time? Not enough money? You’ve got to get creative and hone your craft. You will discover new ways to approach old problems, learn to deliver more effective results with slight modifications to your technique and how to have greater success while avoiding burn out. You will leave with a deeper sense of self, knowing how to apply Mindfulness to your profession with more skills and how to bring Mindfulness into your workplace with greater effectiveness.

Connect –  How do you ensure that when you leave the Summit that you have a support system to fall back on? You’ll be part of a unique gathering of people, all of whom are interested in exploring this emerging path of leadership excellence. We know how important it’s going to be for you to connect with others at this event, so we’re creating an environment that encourages peer-to-peer learning and community-building. In addition to keynote talks, main stage presentations, workshops and mindfulness practice, there will be opportunities for making personal connections through small round tables, organic group discussions and social events. We’ll have time to share success stories, challenges, practical tools and best practices.

November 5-6 2018

Neuroscience of mindfulness and clinical applications of mindfulness

Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport Revere 407 Squire Road Revere, MA 02151

Neuroscience research is providing new insight into how psychotherapeutic techniques may change the brain in healthy ways. Specifically, over the past couple of decades there has been an explosion of research on the neuroscience of mindfulness, including how mindfulness practices may help clients better manage and reduce symptoms associated with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. The goals of this seminar are to share this research with attendees, discuss how to apply this research to psychotherapy, and learn ways to practice mindfulness effectively and efficiently.

This two-day, experiential seminar presents attendees with the most up-to-date neuroscience findings on mindfulness practice, including which techniques have been shown to change specific areas of the brain for better mental health. Brain-changing mindfulness exercises that can help depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction symptoms will be discussed. Additionally, most of these techniques will be practiced during the seminar, and attendees will be provided with detailed instructions and scripts for all techniques taught, so that they may begin to incorporate these techniques into their practice immediately.

OCTOBER 13-21 2018


Shadow Work


The Basic Facilitator Training might be exactly what you are looking for. It provides substantial structure for facilitating Shadow Work® processes together with lots of experiential practice time.  We train very small groups of facilitators so you can receive plenty of mentoring and guidance from us as you practice the processes.

You will discover how to use the power of the Shadow Work® processes to liberate those parts of yourself and others that have been repressed and denied.

The training also provides you with the opportunity for some personal growth as you work with the shadows that might block your ability to facilitate – ­­or just live the life you want – by unlocking your true power and experience your gifts and strengths in a setting designed for group safety and individual choice.

Besides learning to facilitate Shadow Work ® processes, you will also be shown the four basic “Shifts in Perception” we use to illuminate the four most difficult shadows you will encounter.  Learning to understand what’s really beneath the most difficult shadows gives you leverage for dealing with all people.  You will learn how each of the four biggest shadows grew out of a particular set of wounds, and how it can be unraveled and mended by the ShadowWork® processes.

This is an invitation to join us for an intense, enjoyable, enlightening and practical training in the skills you can use to set free the gold that lives inside the most basic shadows.

February 9-15 2019


Golden Opportunities

Cotswolds, UK

The BFT training is the first step to becoming certified as either a Shadow Work group facilitator or a Shadow Work coach.  The scope of what you can expect to get out of this training is enormous and includes:

1) A solid grounding in the basic Shadow Work facilitation skills
2) A powerful experience of your own personal growth
3) A tool kit of professional coaching skills that you can apply yourself, at home or in your community
4) Insights about facilitation: our ‘chop wood, carry water’ approach takes you behind the scenes.  We will show you how we harness our shadows to make us better facilitators

This training is highly experiential, and has a small participant-to-trainer ratio.  The focus of the training is to provide participants with a solid base in the use of the basic Shadow Work facilitation tools.  It involves a great deal of hands-on facilitation time, both in practice situations and in real processes.  Participants in this training will receive the appropriate DVDs and manual well in advance of the training, so they can become familiar with the tools and processes before the training.

March 22 – March 25, 2019


Gestalt Center

1 Chauncey Road Princeton, NJ 08541

This advanced workshop is designed for coaching program graduates and experienced coaches who are interested in increasing self- and other-awareness. Participants will have an opportunity to build upon their existing coaching knowledge and expertise. Effective Use of Self, speeding up the process of change, and achieving desired outcomes will be supported by Gestalt Organization and Systems Development (OSD) theory, concept and method. This workshop is highly experiential. The 4:1 participant to faculty ration provides ample support for practice and instructive feedback to each participant.

Desired outcomes of the workshop:

Use the GestaltOSD body of knowledge to:

  • Attend to oneself and others in ways that support change.
  • Enhance intervention skills and mastery of Use of Self as Coach.
  • Become more aware of Use of Self and of natural processes related to change in human systems.
  • Heighten awareness of how your own theory, concepts, methods, and ability to make meaning support or hinder your effectiveness as an intervener.
  • The GestaltOSD method focuses on bringing into conscious awareness and choice the client’s exterior and interior reality in order to achieve desired outcomes grounded in personal coherence and satisfaction. This is supported by the ability of coaches to see themselves clearly in relation to others and by their skillful Use of Self.

This training will support the development of the following Use of Self skills.

  • Scanning the internal and external environment in a coaching engagement to understand how your own perceptions and relating style impacts your client’s experience.
  • Gathering a wider variety of cognitive, emotional, and physical data in an interaction rather than relying on habitual modes of perception and meaning making.
  • Making sense of data utilizing the GestaltOSD body of knowledge.
  • Building on the existing coaching competencies participants bring to their work.

June 17-20, 2019

Presence-Based Leadership: A Retreat for Coaches and Leaders

Presence Based Coaching

3717 Bend of Ivy Rd Marshall, NC

We all know, from our own visceral experience, that the world is complex and unpredictable. Many of us, and our clients, are in the midst of tremendous challenges; we seek resources and guidance for how to navigate territory for which we feel unprepared.

This new context demands new and resourceful ways for sensing the world and constructing meaning. It demands that we not only understand complexity as an external phenomenon, but also work skillfully and holistically with the complexity internal to us as leaders and humans.

This emerging Presence-Based® Leadership body of work gives us radical new perspectives and integrative practices for navigating this terrain. This work is a synthesis with deep roots in complexity work, leadership development, somatics, interpersonal neurobiology, and developmental psychology and coaching.

The retreat draws from the foundations of Presence-Based Coaching and the pioneering work of Carolyn Coughlin and her colleagues with complexity and adult development in some of the world’s leading organizations. Doug Silsbee’s new book also provides a major new synthesis of these important streams. This is the third time this retreat will be offered at Bend of Ivy Lodge.

March 4-6 2019

Presence-Based®Coaching I

Presence Based Coaching

Bend of Ivy Lodge 3717 Bend of Ivy Rd Marshall, NC

The Presence-Based® Coaching Course is a two part course. While PBC I is self-contained and will provide a strong foundation for coaching with presence, participants will only receive the benefits of the full model from attending the whole course. Completion of Presence-Based Coaching I is required before attending PBC II. Course fees include tuition, materials, and post-retreat coaching calls. Required pre-reading text for each retreat is not included (The Mindful Coach for PBC I; Presence-Based Coaching for PBC II.)

Nov 12-15 2018 / May 6-9 2019

Presence-Based®Coaching II

Presence Based Coaching

Bend of Ivy Lodge 3717 Bend of Ivy Rd Marshall, NC

The second part of the Presence-Based® Coaching Course emphasizes presence as an outcome of coaching for clients. We continue to strengthen our own ground as coaches, as we also couple our way of being with new coaching moves that evoke new awareness and capacity in the client. The result is greater resilience, efficacy, choice, aliveness, and leadership presence.

This second part of our core course includes approximately two hours of pre-work, a four day retreat, and two one-hour follow-up class calls. After completion of this two-part course, students will understand, and be equipped to develop mastery in, the complete Presence-Based Coaching model.