Bold Leadership. Fierce Love: - a Pod for Rebel Leaders.
Why join this pod? You want a skilled, professional coach and you want to be with your own great, intelligent tribe. You welcome challenges and the supportive, playful presence of peers. You feel safe in a small group where you can learn and contribute. You want a bit of targeted teaching. Most importantly, you are a rebel when it comes to leadership for awakening, aliveness and abundance in a well-being world, a rebel for you.
What will the pod cover? Content adapts to what surfaces for each member of the pod. It will be targeted. In fact, before you even sign up, you will work directly with me, in one to one coaching, to make sure you fit the pod, the pod fits you, and we fit. Who knows, your dreams and needs may spur a new targeted pod! Roughly, though, we play with themes such as the below:
Beliefs: Where do our ideas, ideals, opinions, beliefs, stories, values and concepts about our world come from? Edgy as it is, sometimes it is a relief to question the unquestioned, toss some rules, and free ourselves from others’ truths into what is true for us. We experience life through our thoughts. We toss out what scares us. But what might an unfiltered experience be like?
Habits: Have you ever done an energy audit for behavior, the way electric light companies audit? Some habits serve us greatly. Some not so much. Thing is, habits keep us in our comfort zone. Habits are part of the stories we tell ourselves. When stories and habits contradict themselves, we land in trouble. Magic is in changing habits when we do not like change, with ease, even excitement.
Who am I anyways: We can hold more than one truth. We can hang out in the gap that is at once grounded in what is in current, tangible reality and lean into the “known” of our infinite potential. The challenge is, are you really ready for this freedom? Dare you drop labels and become fiercely, wildly, eccentrically and universally you. “If you agree to share your gift, your gift will become a bridge.” (GD Melton)
Vision, vision! I am always intrigued by the distinction Compass versus Roadmap: Going with what unfolds, yet having purpose. Have we lost our courage to dream? To dream dreams that scare us yet have such power to heal? Real vision makes us incredibly vulnerable. It’s the heart, right? So, yeah, a big deal. But is it? How are you with failure or success when it matters? With joy? The practicalities of strategy and action?
Success, a definition: Do you have one? I am interested in exponential success. The rebel! A way of being in freedom, fulfillment, legacy, extraordinary performance in at least one area of your life. Breaking rules. Maverick success. Creating and action rather than reporting and hope. Innovation and creativity and a lot of fun. Abundance. Care and candidness. Hell Yes and Hell No for you and a well-being world.
Vulnerability, defensiveness, trust: Neuroscience has a lot to say about our natural tendency to react rather than to create, to control and defend rather than to set free. How good are you in asking for help? If you are even a bit like me, it is hard! How transparent dare we be? How do we build trust? Deeper relationships. Greater understanding amid our teams?
The simplicity of leadership: Presencing as a verb can be interesting to engage with. It touches upon the dynamic intelligence of the heart. It invites a quality of openness, a state of unusual attentiveness. The thing about the heart, presence, presencing, is that all intelligences are aware, alert. We are wildly awake to the direct experience of our world, with fierce love, compassion, joy, fearless equanimity.
What is it all for: I love Thomas Hübl’s quote, “Our deepest humanity is our highest possibility.” Because, really, what is it all for if not for this? “Day by day by day, am I making choices that are life giving for me and other people? Or am I making choices that involve me conspiring in my own diminishment?” Parker J. Palmer asks. Let’s see where this one goes.
What will you receive, what can you expect? Pod cycles run twice a year. Each pod spans sixteen weeks. During this time, you participate in eight one-hour group video calls (zoom), with a combination of teaching, one-on-one in-group coaching, and group discussion, followed by 15 minutes of questions and answers. The exact times for these calls depend on pod participant geography. We'll record the sessions, so that if you cannot make it, you can listen at another time at your convenience. I’ll send out recommended readings or video recordings to watch. You will also challenge yourself with targeted assignments to work or play with in between sessions. What happens in between is as important as the calls themselves! To amplify this, you’ll have access to a private forum for in-between messaging and support. In addition, you will receive two one-on-one private coaching calls with me: One in the middle, and one in the end. (Remember, you will have also have a coaching conversation with me before you even start the pod, so three in total.)
What do pods cost? Another reason people join pods is because you get great coaching, you still go for extraordinary impact and value, you invest all of you, but it does cost less money than when you opt for one-on-one coaching only. Your investment for becoming a rebel with bold leadership and fierce, fearless love is $1600.
Hell Yes! How do I apply? Contact me.
"You will find your way by reconciling what you learn from others and what you discover on your own. You'll get lost. At times you'll lose hope. But if you stay curious and self aware, your intuition and conviction will be your compass." - Scott Belsky
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With gratitude, Sophia