The Women’s Leadership Circles (WLC) program is a response to the growing complexity and challenges surrounding women’s advancement into senior leadership positions. The internal and external barriers that women have to navigate are coming at a great cost. Tackling this pervasive issue requires a deeper and more novel approach.
Through a unique facilitated process and program design, Women’s Leadership Circles empower participants to surface unconscious biases, manifest new possibilities, and implement personalized strategies that produce meaningful and sustainable results. To accelerate this work, we use the Enneagram to determine each participant’s core personality “type” and the strengths, patterns and areas of potential development. Among other content, together we explore the essential developmental topics of mindfulness, inner critic, creative expression, and wholehearted leadership.
The WLC mission is threefold: 1) to help each woman find her unique voice as a leader, 2) to help women become change agents within their unique ecosystems, and 3) through the ripple effect of our collective work, change the world.
We firmly believe that women, individually and collectively, have immense untapped potential lying latent within them. Without women’s full participation in this world – as leaders, decision makers, and thought shapers – we are left off-balance and facing perilous situations at all levels of our society. Finding ways to get women wholeheartedly engaged in all sectors of our world and appreciating our unique contributions is essential: whether we’re trying to create business enterprises that are innovative, strengthen the economies of impoverished countries, preparing our children for the future, or creating world leadership that brings peace to the Earth.
The WLC 6-month cohort experience is a hybrid between a women’s circle* and a leadership development program. Based on the principles of ‘Circle Work’ and heavily informed by the models and methodologies of the Deep Coaching Institute, the WLC journey takes participants on an innovative (and fun) inside-out quest. We meet six times as a group for a full day. Engagement between meetings includes individual 1:1 coaching with a WLC coach, peer-to-peer coaching between participants and additional experiential coursework for further exploration and personal impact.
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"The Women's Leadership Circle is one of the best ways to invest in yourself. The sessions allowed for deep self-reflection, promoted valuable learning and insights about myself, and helped me to better articulate the things I already knew. I walked away with advanced tools to be a more effective leader, and the skills are transferable to all of my relationships. Ipek is a very talented, wise and compassionate coach, and I can honestly say I have never met anyone who can do what she does. Sign up for this program; you will not be disappointed!"
"WLC was a transformative experience that helped me to step into my values, my authenticity and my trust in myself as a leader. It empowered me, challenged me, and equipped me with the tools and mindset needed to be the kind of leader that I want to be."
"This has been the most enlightening, enriching, and eye opening personal and professional development experience. I have learned so much about myself."
The WLC program is a truly transformative journey. Slowly and gently each woman is exposed to her personality structure and inner critic, a process that highlights one's strengths and values, and facilitates the crystallization of one's unique leadership style and vision. The program also provides tools to find calmness at work and in life. Highly recommended!
“Through my experience with WLC, I became more comfortable with who I am as a leader and how I want to be with my team. As a more authentic leader, I am able to be vulnerable and openly show how much I care to my team. As a result, they can be their best and deliver results beyond what we thought possible.”
“The WLC program was an incredible journey in discovering who I am, what my gifts are and how to make an impact both personally and professionally using these gifts.”
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