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Embodied Leadership 

As I entered the non-profit sector in my early 20s, I saw stressed out leaders all around me. They had to fundraise and market their organizations and prove their program models worked to solve the social issues most near and dear to their hearts.  Many of them just wanted to do the program-related work they loved and not all the administration necessary to support their organizations.  There seemed to be a conflict between what they had to do to keep their organizations afloat and what they needed to do to be impactful social leaders addressing society's most pressing issues.   

Observing this conflict is part of what motivated me to leave my role as a national service leader in 1994 and pursue my love of modern dance. I knew a holistic approach to leadership development made sense, but I didn't know exactly how I would parlay this understanding into a career.   Since my early 20s, I have learned that if we want to do work that is most meaningful to us over the course of our life time, we've got to pace ourselves and approach life in a balanced way.  

When we're stressed and feel under pressure, we instinctually lead from the limbic "lizard" brain. When we're centered, we can access and lead from the neo-cortex. We cannot change our habits through the mind alone. Neuroscientists are demonstrating how physical posture, breath and the way we carry ourselves influence our thinking and the environment around us. It's with this perspective grounded in science that at Conditioning Leaders we bring the body front and center into our leadership development with clients.

If you're curious to learn more, come to one of our workshops or call for a private session to learn more about how to become an embodied leader.

Happy Spring,


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Upcoming Workshops

Please check them out and share them with people in your network whom you think would be interested.  I am happy to talk with you about either one. 
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Somatics for Social Leaders

May 10-11, 2014 


There are still a few more spaces in our workshop. We'd love to have you join us.  

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For those that can't make the May workshop, Save the Dates: September 20-21, 2014 and plan to join us this Fall



2014 Women's Retreat: Finding Balance, Inspiration and Connection

May 31-June 1, 2014


Join us for a weekend away focused on you, your body and future.  During this retreat we will nourish ourselves through yoga, reflection and coaching.    

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Check This Out!

Check-out this blog based on my February newsletter.  
Getting in Shape as a Change Agent

The Gratitude Book Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude
by Donna Kozik

The 2014 Gratitude Book Project is still available.
To order a copy go here
My entry is on April 10th.
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