Through our offerings, we envision lives transformed individually and collectively to foster greater courage, trust, authenticity, and love in action.
We offer leadership and executive coaching and consulting, mindfulness training, finely-crafted small group pilgrimages and retreats for leaders, individuals, teams, and organizations to foster personal and professional development and societal transformation.
We welcome and support people from diverse racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, languages, ages, abilities, immigration and socio-economic status, and spiritual practices.
We are deeply committed to transformation through to the “inner work” of leadership, creating offerings that are a true refuge for healing and awakening for all people.
Our Approach has 3 elements:
- Inner Work: Reflective Practices Supporting Self-Awareness & Interpersonal Awareness, Critical Insight & Embodied Understanding through Mindfulness
- Outward Expression: Social Engagement Toward Genuine & Authentic Work in the World
- Inter-connectedness: Community & Interdependence, Supporting Transformation
Our Guiding Principle:
We are deeply committed to supporting leaders to “lead from within” to foster trustworthy and authentic connections, embodied understanding, and compassionate action.
Lead Smart programs cultivate leadership from within, helping people and organizations:
- Integrate deeply held personal and professional values with service and action in the world.
- Nurture trustworthy relationships to support greater equity, justice, and understanding.
- Cultivate mindfulness and reflective practices to sustain and inspire leadership.
- Promote personal and professional development that supports transformation.
- Lead with clarity and purpose, while bringing integrity and humanity to the places we live and work.
Valerie guided us through her own personal sharing, small group sharing, and one on one helping us to find our core, take risks, and to listen to the quiet voice within.
A grounded, fluid spirit whose stillness had an impact on me.
—Lloyd Raines, Faculty, Institute for Transformational Leadership, Georgetown University