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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“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.”
“Trust in the journey – it can be transformational if you are open to it. You will learn about your tendencies, understand you have other options, be more present, and bring more authenticity to your leadership – which will enrich your career satisfaction as well as your team’s satisfaction.”
“The WLC program will give you a better understanding of yourself from the inside-out. It will also help you empathize with those on your team in a much deeper and more nuanced way.”
“Being part of WLC has been an amazing experience. It has allowed me to better understand my own strengths, skills, and emotions, and leverage these as unique opportunities to lead teams, develop myself, develop others and show up as a grounded authentic female leader. In addition WLC has connected me with many truly outstanding women in a safe, open and instantly trusting environment that made us all share easily and develop fast and lasting connections.”
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