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COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP

“Compassion, dignity and equity are innate values that are present and activated in radical transformational leadership.”

- Monica Sharma

Why we need courageous leaders

To reverse climate change and move toward a regenerative economy, we need bold leaders who are willing to make change happen. I guide people who want to go above and beyond, who intend to lead change in their industry or transform their system – and see their work as part of a bigger shift.

Apply for the 8-month, online Transformational Leadership programme that I am co-hosting with Robin Alfred and Katrin Muff starting in September 2020. 

 

You will clarify and develop your personal leadership impact in a rapidly changing world.

  • An ability to translate core values and competencies into more focused impact

  • Creation of a personal leadership practice

  • Enhanced capacity to create and facilitate high-performing teams

  • ​Connection to the energetics through which we co-create and manifest 

  • Confidence and skills to address wicked problems with diverse stakeholders

  • Ability to create organisational transformation through shifting mindsets and paradigms

 

This programme is for leaders of all types, whether in an executive or management role or as an individual contributor. It’s for strategic thinkers who want to increase positive impact and results for their organisation.  It’s for people willing to take a leadership stance for positive change from where they are. And, it’s for folks working on climate change, including directors, social impact investors, and board members. 

 

Whether you are a manager in a big company, a CEO in a smaller company, work for an NGO, or in a government agency, you are welcome.

Transformational Leadership programme

My experience in courageous leadership

Strength and resilience of the human spirit

The Leadership for Results programme I helped launch in Ghana is probably one of my favourites.  We worked with 75 leaders across sectors (business, government, social impact, UN) to build collaborative solutions for climate adaptation. These leaders were facing economic, social and environmental challenges, due to climate change, that they could not resolve within their own organisations or sectors.  

 

We helped them build capacity to collaborate with each other and discover breakthrough solutions to challenging situations. It was a very humbling and touching experience as we helped them build skills:

  • to listen deeply with compassion, dignity and fairness; 

  • to expand their inner listening, confidence, wisdom and intuition; 

  • to see the big picture, think strategically, and lead change; 

  • and, to take small steps toward courageous, concrete action to generate prosperity, establish new patterns, and achieve results. 

 

Our programme addressed underlying issues of equality, empowerment, and power dynamics that created a blind spot and unpreparedness for dramatic climate shifts. While it engaged a relatively small number of leaders, it was reinforced by subsequent programmes and supports and eventually led to a national climate change adaptation strategy. 

 

From my engagement in designing and delivering these leadership programmes and coaching in a wide variety of context, I have learned about the strength and resilience of the human spirit; about the power of intention, integrity and connection; and how a small group of people who have the audacity to make positive change happen can transform their world by creating new patterns, forging deeper relationships, and seeing the best in each other. 

 

After our team finished, the programme continued with local facilitators to support long-term change and local ownership of the empowerment and results. 

Summary of leadership programmes

  • Co-designed a leadership development programme for executives in sustainability – Scotland 

     

  • Leadership development and innovation in climate adaptation across sectors with 75 UN partners – Ghana

     

  • Led a group of United Nations staff and consultants to design and deliver 7 four-month, cross-agency, transformational leadership programmes in New York, Geneva, Addis Ababa and online in French and English: 140 participants across 26 UN entities and 24 countries developed 28 innovation initiatives ranging from eDiplomacy to increased hiring of women.

     

  • Co-facilitated two, three-day UN Women Transformative Leadership programme for 50 women leaders in the Government of Afghanistan, including ministers, elected officials, and senior staff. 

     

  • Designed and facilitated leadership programmes in Spanish and English that helped companies achieve their business goals by creating a more engaged, proactive, and aligned workforce. Clients included member companies of the United Nations Global Compact.

     

  • Digitally adapted a leadership programmes quickly for new country contexts and business realities. Co-designed tailored programmes based on the needs of the organisation and participants in order to best help a broad audience transformed their leadership style, work more effectively in relationship, see the broader strategic context, and lead change in a different way.