Transformative Leadership Development
I work with leaders devoted to culture making and to cultivating more leaders.
I view leadership as relational. Leading is about connection, communication, collaboration and artful conflict transformation. Leadership is not just how we show up at work or in front of a group. It is not a job we perform, a persona that we put on or a skillset we possess, but rather, it is a way of life.
Integrity as a leader comes through living our values into the world.
Today’s evolutionary leader is participating in great culture change that requires a whole systems lens as well as tending to extraordinary environmental challenges and human rights injustice. As leaders we are called to stretch and grow in our own capacities as well as to hold structures that support others to navigate an increasingly complex global landscape. This requires an ability to be with the unknown, a willingness to fail, and resiliency to hold the tension of paradox.
Today’s leader is a steward of life and death, helping outmoded ways die gracefully and midwifing the birth of a new narrative for planet earth. Today’s leader is an imaginative visionary, a grounded doer and a discerning risk taker.
We are being asked to bring nothing less than ALL of ourselves: authenticity, courage, grace, transparency, focused work, creative expression, willful action, surrender, and exquisite self-care and resourcing.
When we move from a cultivated and conscious eros as leaders we tap a bounteous well of nourishment and creative nectar. As Audre Lorde wrote in 1978, eros teaches us excellence. As we integrate and embody eros we seduce more of our core essence out of shadow. We come into deeper alignment expressed through clarity of voice, mind, and boundaries. Eros is the flow of life and it wants us to thrive, to fully inhabit our bodies and to feel deeply. Eros also brings us into direct, lived relationship with joy and pleasure.
I believe that we are being called to lead in community—let's work together:
I facilitate the Relational Leadership Circle, a space to know more of yourself, and the full breadth of your life, through relationship with others who are forging the path of culture change. Join us here.
I consult for groups and organizations on company culture, transformative education and embodied leadership development including the topics of navigating gender, power, and eros in the workplace.
I develop curriculum for sexuality education. I can also help you to organize your content on any subject into a masterful curriculum and transformative educational praxis.
I write essays and articles for online and print publication.
I produce media including podcasts (and am also a great interviewee).