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The Power of Mindful Leadership

June 24, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Carrie and CricketThe Power of Mindful Leadership

What do Emotional Intelligence guru Daniel Goleman, New York designer Eileen Fisher, and the Dali Lama have in common with corporate giants like Google, General Foods, Goldman Sachs, and Apple?  They are all committed to incorporating mindfulness practice and techniques into their lives and corporate culture in order to improve their bottom line by making better decisions, reducing stress, and living with more joy and creativity.

Focus, clarity, creativity, compassion, and courage.

These are the five qualities that Harvard Business School professor Bill George believes create the right chemistry for today’s best leaders to succeed, the resilience to cope with the many challenges coming their way and the resolve to sustain long­-term success.

If you think about it, it just makes sense.  The foundation of real and powerful leadership is the ability to clear one’s mind, focus on what is important, and release the clutter borne of too much information and multi­-tasking.

Which of these leadership qualities and strengths do you bring to your team? How are you at self-­leading and moving through challenges? What gaps in your leadership are apparent to others that may not be apparent to you?

The Power of Mindful Leadership Intensive

Horses as prey animals live naturally in a constant state of mindful awareness. They spend most of their time playing awareness and leadership games with each other in order to hone their survival and leadership skills. As SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) in leadership and mindfulness, horses can teach us a lot about our own leadership and mindfulness skills.

This experiential workshop will immerse you in the qualities and competencies of mindful leadership through engagement with the horses in simple ground exercises, as well as group discussions and debriefs. We will explore what mindful leadership means to us, how we are as leaders, what is working for us as leaders, and what the gaps are in awareness and how to resolve them.

What can I expect? 

You will:

  • Have a deeply personal and insightful experience with the horses as well as with the other workshop participants
  • Expand your awareness of your strengths and areas of growth as a Mindful Leader, including your impact on others and your relationships
  • Align your vision of yourself as leader with your actions and behaviour
  • Learn how to move through the states of awareness to resolve challenges
  • Apply what you learn to gain a better understanding of your presence as a leader and to fully embody and sustain the improvement to your mindful leadership.

Who is this for?

Professional women who want to up their game and expand their leadership skillset and emotional intelligence through mindful awareness.

Enrolment is limited so book early! Click here to register 

The fee for the day includes catered lunch and refreshment breaks. Please wear comfortable layered clothing suitable for the outdoors as we will spend some of the time outside with the horses. Boots or sturdy footwear is required. Non-refundable deposit: $150

Relevant Reading:

Developing Mindful Leaders for the C-Suite, Harvard Business Review, Bill George, http://bit.ly/1g2Q0lg

The Focused Leader, Harvard Business Review, Daniel Goleman, http://bit.ly/1EHUPMR

Future of Work: Mindfulness as a Leadership Practice, Forbes, http://onforb.es/1ipkM9T

EQ = ML + (A+C) + CC, Blog post, Evelyn McKelvie, http://bit.ly/1EeDQPX


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June 24, 2016
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Wisteria Acres
8648 Armstrong Road
Langley, British Columbia V1M 2R3 Canada
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