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

April 3-5, 2018

Foundations for Leadership 2018

Society for Organizational Learning

Ashland, MA

Deepen your capacity to lead effectively and learn how to create an adaptive, flexible learning organization. Explore what it takes to create an environment where leadership is a shared responsibility, naturally embedded in the fabric of an organization and community. This intensive, interactive, three-day program is based on the leadership development process described in The Fifth Discipline, by Peter Senge, identified as a seminal management book by Harvard Business Review. The essence of leadership concerns the capacity of a human community to shape its future. Foundations for Leadership delves into both the personal and inherently collective aspects of leadership. At the workshop, special attention is given to the domains of personal mastery, mental models, and systems thinking as they apply to leading and initiating meaningful change. Facilitated by Peter Senge and Robert Hanig.

Multiple Dates (ends March 2018)

Applied Organizational Learning for Business Results (Blended Learning)

Society for Organizational Learning

Ashland, 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. The full program includes two pre-program virtual sessions, two days of highly interactive in-person workshops in Ashland MA, and three post-program virtual sessions intended to help reinforce these newly acquired skills. Through this work, you will acquire and develop the tools needed to build a learning organization and transform your business, organization, or life into a living system for increased performance and productivity.

August 14-17, 2018

Executive Champions’ Workshop

Society for Organizational Learning

Stowe, Vermont

The Executive Champions’ Workshop (ECW) has thrived over the years because of a growing desire amongst senior leaders from diverse organizations around the world to engage in deeper dialogue with peers who share their aspirations and face similar challenges. With its distinguished participants, this program has consistently created a distinctive space for deep reflection and conversation around questions that matter. The 2016 theme was “Exploring the Connection between Leading Self and Leading Others for Systems Change and Innovation.” The ECW is not a training session. Nor is it a typical conference. It is both personal and substantive in the way that only deep conversation among peers can be. Offered in collaboration with the Presencing Institute, the Executive Champions’ Workshop (ECW) is a special setting for nurturing new thinking and relationships among executive leaders in today’s rapidly changing economic and social landscape. Offered by invitation for executives who are champions of change, the ECW is a unique opportunity to reflect, refocus, and recharge. Facilitated by Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer.


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.

August 15-20, 2018

The Art of Leadership

Social Transformation Project

Cortes Island, Canada

Are you committed to making a difference in the world? In social change, socially responsible business, education, politics, or the arts? Learn to empower and engage others in effective action to broaden the impact of your work together. Come participate in an intensive process of discovering how who you are impacts the results you create.

This internationally acclaimed program includes training in:
• visionary leadership
• personal mastery (managing your own state of being)
• courageous conversations
• building effective partnerships and high-performing teams
• personal ecology (self-care)

Thousands of non-profit and for-profit leaders have benefited from this unique integration of profound and practical leadership training blending deep inner transformation with immediate, useful application to everyday work priorities.

February 10, 2018

Respectful Confrontation

Joe Weston - Respectful Confrontation

Georgetown University, Washington DC

This workshop will shift and reframe your views on confrontation, assertiveness, and true power leading to greater self-confidence and peaceful interactions with others. The combination of theory, dynamic exercises, martial arts principles and applicable life tools result in a noticeable shift in behavior, deeper insight into yourself, and an ease with tackling challenging situations with integrity and understanding. Benefits include: Personal freedom and skill with empowered collaborative engagement; more influence at work; deepening of relationships; success in achieving life goals; keen self-expression; inner peace.


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

March 8-9, 2018

Step 2: Cultivating Sustainable Abundance

Seven Stones Leadership Group

Kensington, NH

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

May 14-18, 2018

MWI Forty-Hour Mediation Training


Boston, MA

MWI’s Forty-Hour Weekday Mediation Training is designed to prepare managers, executives, lawyers and other professionals how to become a mediator and to effectively facilitate the mediation process. This comprehensive five-day skill-building program utilizes lectures, demonstrations, interactive exercises, supervised role-plays, and group discussions to prepare participants to lead the mediation process. MWI’s mediation trainings meet the training requirement outlined in the Massachusetts Confidentiality Statute (MGL ch233 sec 23C) and Rule 8(c)(i) of the MA Supreme Judicial Court’s Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution.

Multiple Dates

Nine Month Group Coaching Program

Seven Stones Leadership & Den Besten Group

Concord, MA

Over a nine-month period, you will: Receive a custom coaching plan tailored to you that allows for personal commitments and learning goals; Experience at least two one-on-one coaching sessions to define individual coaching goals and to create a custom coaching plan; Engage in a minimum of eight in-person group coaching sessions approximately every four weeks; Team up with a learning partner/committed listener for conversations and work in between the meetings. In, addition to the above, there will be three conference calls where you will all convene for extended learning

Program Schedule Session one: May 18th, 10-12pm Session two: June 22nd, 10-12pm Session three: July 13th, 10-12pm Session four: August 3rd Session five: September 7th Session six: October 5th Session seven: November 2nd Session eight: November 30th Session nine: December 14th Session ten: January 25th Note: Enrollment closes May 1, 2017

Multiple Dates in 2018

Immunity To Change Facilitator Workshop

Minds At Work

Cambridge, 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.

Multiple Dates

The Inspired Leader: Leading through Values and Purpose™

Corporate Evolution

Multiple Locations Worldwide

The Inspired Leader Journey™  facilitator development program has been developed over a five-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 5000 values practitioners around the world.

North America:

  • Forum 1: April 24-28, 2017
  • Forum 2: June 26-30, 2017
  • Forum 3: October 16-20, 2017


  • Forum 1:  October 30-November 3, 2017
  • Forum 2:  December 10-15, 2017

25-27 September II 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.

15-19 January 2018

Advanced Energy Workshop: The Light Side of the Patterns

The Next Practice Institute of Mobius Executive Leadership

Babson Executive Conference Center, Wellesley, MA

We are delighted to share the news that Lynda Caesara will again be offering her five-day advanced energy program focusing on the light side of patterns and building one’s energy mastery in a private session open to the alumni of both the 2016 and 2017 energy master class ten-day program.

We anticipate a blended group of her students from each of the sessions with some people repeating this specific content for a second time. As you are all each aware sitting in a circle with Lynda is a profound experience and the specifics of the curriculum are secondary to her work with individual development, group process, energy work and reinforcing our capacity to work with the invisible realms.

Please join us for this special event January 15-19, 2018 at Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

7-9 February 2018

Advance Coaching and Somatics Training

The Next Practice Institute of Mobius Executive Leadership

Warren Conference Center, Ashland, MA

Jennifer, certified a Master Coach by the Strozzi Institute, will dive into the latest from Neuroscience and Somatics to support you in gaining a grounded understanding of what makes working with and through the body so powerful in effecting long-lasting and sustainable change.

This program will offer a heightened sense of leadership presence, embodiment and inspiration for your own leadership journey as well as extend and deepen your coaching skills and ability to facilitate somatic work with clients.

Be ready to use yourself and your habits as an access to your learning.

20-29 April 2018

10-Day Energy Mastery Program

The Next Practice Institute of Mobius Executive Leadership

Warren Conference Center, Ashland, MA

Many people confuse masculine and feminine polarities with being male or female. People often lack an understanding of how to be with, and engage the energetics of these potent polarities, both within themselves and in relationships. In this deeply experiential retreat, we will be practicing and learning skills that you can immediately use in your daily lives and work.

We’ll start with Lynda’s unique method of teaching “energetic basics”: skills that help you be present with yourself and others and “hold your own space.” You’ll then be diving into the nuance of feminine and masculine energy, first for yourself internally; and then extending those skills to the world around you, enhancing your relationships and interactions with clients, organizations, fellow practitioners, as well as partners, friends and family. You’ll gain feeling more at Home in yourself and walking more easily through your world. No matter how familiar you are with energy work, you will enlarge your skill set in this course.

This program is designed for those who have already done extensive psycho-spiritual work and are now prepared to enter a sincere and intent study of the Unmanifest and Invisible realms and subtle energetic principles of the Universe and to cultivate a mature holding of their own Divine Masculine and Feminine aspects.

Multiple Dates

Leadership Circle Profile™ Certification

The Leadership Circle

US & Canada

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 the 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. You’ll also learn a proven method for debriefing the Profile, and practice with others to develop the skills and confidence to successfully use the Profile immediately after certification.

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.

February 27-28, 2018

Finding the Space to Lead

Institute for Mindful Leadership

Miami Beach, FL

Within each of us is the potential to lead with excellence and influence in ways that make positive differences in our organizations, our families, and our communities. But it’s hard to reach our potential for excellence when we are so busy trying to stay current that there is no time to focus on the big picture. As we scurry through back-to-back meetings, fend off constant “emergency” interruptions, and scramble to react to change, we also lose our ability to respond with clarity, creativity and compassion. In this daylong workshop at the Wolfsonian Museum, you will learn to cultivate the innate abilities of your mind, and approach everyday situations with greater authenticity and focus. The Institute’s day long training has been successfully used with organizations around the world for more than a decade. Using the curricula described in Janice Marturano’ s international best-selling book, Finding the Space to Lead, you will leave the workshop with the tools to help you incorporate mindful leadership training at work, at home, and in every aspect of life.


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.

April 16–18 | May 14–16 | June 18–20 2018

Negotiation and Leadership

Program on Negotation, Harvard Law School

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Negotiation and Leadership distills cutting-edge research and real-world examples into three days of targeted executive education negotiation training. At Negotiation and Leadership, you will test your beliefs and assumptions, overcome emotional and rational biases, examine complex negotiation scenarios, and discover a range of competitive and cooperative, integrative negotiation strategies.


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.

10-17 February 2018

Deepening in Love

Judith Ansara & Robert Gass

Mar de Jade, Chacala, Mexico

Deepening in Love is an advanced retreat, designed for couples whose commitment is clear and who are already in a fundamentally good and loving place with each other.  Deepening in Love is designed for couples who wish to enrich their lives with deeper meaning, satisfying partnership, sensuality and spiritual connection.

2017 October | 2018 February

The DNA of Exceptional Communication



This is a foundation programme which 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.

2017 October | 2018 February

The Exceptional Leadership Coach


Wiltshire, UK

Participants of this programme must have attended the Level 1 programme ‘The DNA of Exceptional Communication’ or the Kantor-Dialogix programme ‘Making Change Happen’. Many coaches describe how they feel unprepared to work with behaviour emanating from a leader’s childhood story, or they do so purely instinctively. Unless somebody is therapeutically trained, they may not have suitable models for doing work of this kind, or sense a gap that results in them feeling ill-equipped to do so. This programme will bridge that gap. It provides a model for embarking on childhood story work with a leader, including the work that practitioners must do on their own childhood stories, before engaging deeply in childhood story work with clients. It does so by taking you deep into the inner processes of working with the impact of childhood stories in an appropriate and skillful way.

2018 March | September

The Exceptional Organisational Coach


Wiltshire, UK

Participants of this programme must have attended the Level 1 programme ‘The DNA of Exceptional Communication’ or the Kantor-Dialogix programme ‘Making Change Happen’. The combination of Dialogue and Structural Dynamics proves particularly powerful in providing a lens though which to look at and assess what is happening within an organisation as a whole. This programme is for those who want to become skilled in entering an organisation and being able to identify, understand and act upon what is happening at a systemic level. This means being equipped to map behaviours and archetypes and understand how they show up at particular interfaces. The exceptional organisational coach is skilled in designing system-wide interventions which effect sustainable behavioural change – often in challenging environments.

April 5-6, 2018



Boston, MA

Based on principles developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project with Roger Fisher, co-author of the bestseller Getting To Yes, MWI’s Negotiation Skills Workshop is designed to build each participant’s capacity to transform adversarial approaches to negotiation into problem-solving collaborations, producing better outcomes for all parties while enhancing long-term working relationships.

November 9, 2017

Listening: The Magic of Connection

Society for Organizational Learning

Boston, MA

Learn how to harness the power of listening to build relationships, influence, help others solve their own problems, cultivate leadership presence, ease tension and help resolve conflict situations. This half-day workshop is designed with the brain in mind. Music activates all the major regions of the brain and aids learning through enhanced engagement. Join Master Coach Cynthia Way and Cello Maestro and Coach Stephanie Winters who uses live cello music to integrate leadership concepts in a wholly unique and creative way.

November 13-16, 2017

Linkage Women in Leadership Conference


Dallas, Texas

Linkage’s WIL is a 4-day intense and immersive learning event designed to align organizations and individuals around accelerating the advancement of women leaders. For many participating organizations, WIL is one step in a larger mission toward gender parity in leadership. Beyond fostering better business results by engaging female leaders in a robust, immersive Institute, Linkage also supports organizations year round in efforts to attract, retain, develop, and advance women. Please join us this year in Dallas for the Women in Leadership Institute – where opportunity and inspiration meet.

Dates in November and December 2017

Leading Organizational Transition: Train-the-Trainer Program


Texas and Washington

What’s better than an employee prepared for change? How about an entire staff that’s prepared for change and continues delivering great results without missing a beat? Build a stronger, better-equipped team with a Train-the-Trainer program that delivers ongoing training and results to your entire organization. Perfect for human resource and organization development professionals, this three-day Train-the-Trainer program certifies participants to deliver two skill-building workshops to internal staff as needed. Both workshops embrace the highly acclaimed William Bridges & Associates’ Three-Phase Transition Model, which includes a proven framework and series of tools for successfully embracing and fostering the human side of change.

November 1-4, 2017

Leadership Development Intensive

Scherer Leadership International


This training is not a sit-down-and-take-notes kind of experience. There are sessions that challenge your current way of thinking; sessions that relax and strengthen your body; sessions that deepen your connection to that which is most important in your life and in your work. Even though the pace is intense, it is not pressured. In the Leadership Development Intensive we operate on the belief that breakthroughs are invited into existence, not coerced or imposed. We help you to learn to use the capabilities you may not have been able to access previously.

April 18-22, 2018

Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness© Retreat

Institute for Mindful Leadership

Phoenicia, New York

Within each of us is the potential to lead with excellence and influence in ways that make positive differences in our organizations, our families, and our communities. Mindfulness has quickly become the most sought-after practice in leadership development as studies reveal it enhances productivity, creativity, focus, and sustainability. This week, through the Institute for Mindful Leadership’s 5-day residential retreat, organizational leaders will engage in an immersive mindful leadership training designed specifically to support leadership excellence for the 21st century. This program has been delivered to professionals throughout the world for more than a decade and is an intensive exploration of contemplative practices and their direct relationship to successful leadership. In small-group settings, you will be guided through a series of systematic mindful leadership practices (for example, leading mindful meetings and leading by inspiration), leadership excellence reflections, and everyday applications.