As the founder of his own creative business 30 years ago, Joe Goode knows a thing or two about leadership. In any organization, leading others is complex and Joe has learned that, more than anything, transformative leadership is about being available and legible to others.
Todays organization leaders are bombarded with books, blogs, models, and checklists that will tell you how to lead. This is all good advice but these words must be matched with your own internal wisdom in order to come alive and truly inform your unique leadership style.
The Embodied Leader workshop creates the space to slow down and notice in new ways. Youll learn to listen more to your body and examine how your innate mind/body connection allows you to connect more deeply with self and others, and prepare you to lead with greater confidence, compassion, and courage.
Step outside of the box and experience leadership through the eyes of a master teacher, choreographer, and experienced designer. Join an experience absent of the traditional PowerPoint slide deck, participant binder, and classroom style seating and step into an open room where your own experience becomes the learning material and your leadership playbook is co-‐created with Joe and others in the workshop. Bring your whole self to this workshop and emerge able to bring more of your whole self to your leadership role.
What is embodiment?
We believe the body is a sensory instrument to tell us where we are emotionally and psychologically, and how to respond. Embodiment allows us to have a deep sense of connection of the whole self (body and mind).
Why embodiment in the work place?
Why embodiment in the workplace? Todays working world is increasingly ambiguous, complex, and fast-‐paced, placing great demand on workplace leaders. In this context, the default is to work from the head -‐ to react with the intellect and logic. The practice of embodiment moves beyond the intellect and empowers you to lead from the whole self, using head, heart and body as sources of intelligence.
What you’ll get…
Experiential Learning Model
The workshop is designed as an experiential learning experience. The activities are structured to provide new and provocative experiences for participants to reflect on the impact of the the lessons, and how the activities might be a useful metaphor to carry into their work as organizational leaders. Experiential learning unfolds in four phases, each an invitation to participants to engage in their own experience in a way that heightens learning and ideally some change in behavior.
Sample Class Structure:
DO participants engage in a led experience
REFLECT participants are asked to share what they noticed and experienced
ANALYZE participants are asked “What did you learn?,” “Whats the meaning/metaphor?”
EXPERIMENT participants are asked “What can you apply from what you learned?”, “What are the take-aways to implement?”
“I loved Joe’s ego-less style and warmth and how he immediately puts the group at ease and gives permission to go inward– closing eyes; I love how he didn’t over-explain”
“I LOVED IT! Totally lost track of time and space because I was so present… Didn’t feel like a training or workshop. Was an interactive journey… a transformative experience.”
“This was the first leadership training/learning experience where I was gently nudged to explore my own leadership within….that felt amazing.”
The Embodied Leader can be customized to fit the needs of your team and organization. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.