Where in your life is Mastery relevant?

Welcome to Strozzi Institute. We are the premier training organization in embodied leadership, somatic coaching, and cultivation of the self. We offer a course of study for leaders in business, a course of study for certification of somatic coaching, and a course of study for personal transformation. We also provide custom programs directly into organizations geared towards full engagement, effectiveness, accountability, and team building.

For the last 40 years we have been training individuals and organizations to access and utilize full potential. Our public course participants include leaders in business, government, and non-profits; coaches, consultants, and therapist wanting to learn the SI methodology; and individuals interested in their own personal transformation. Our organizational customers include businesses in technology, health, retail, and services; and non-profits in social justice fields.

We ask the questions: Who are you? and What can you do? Is your personal/professional life what you would like it to be? Are you reaching your full potential? Are you leading your life or is life leading you? Do you live work/life balance? We are all leaders in our lives. How do we become not just better people, but masterful in our lives? If you are in questions like this about your life, Strozzi Institute will assist you in finding answers.

We are talking about transformational leadership and change. As the world changes, the demands on our lives both personally and professionally change. The ability to access and utilize our full self to navigate through these times is becoming a necessity. We suggest that our fundamental source of power (effectiveness) is the self. At Strozzi Institute individuals and organizations learn to access their full potential. This means understanding and practicing our unique possibilities as human beings, which underlies all of our skills and abilities. It is the platform from which our potential is manifested in the world. We can be skillful in a particular area, yet find that some aspect of our self makes it difficult or impossible to fully express that potential.

Three Domains of Mastery

Rather than a variety of programs for different needs, we offer courses of study. We know that to develop mastery in any discipline, practice is required. This conversation easily makes sense when it pertains to activities such as music, sports, dance, and martial arts. It often does not get applied to leadership and personal transformation. We suggest that to become an effective leader, to own and run our own lives, one has to be in the appropriate practices. Hence we offer a course of study to move from facts and knowledge to embodiment of the skills of coordination, and effectiveness; the practices that create the balance between doing and being.

We invite you to join us either for a single course or a course of study. We have organized our schedules to offer you flexibility and choice. Please contact us to have a conversation.

There are three orientations for approaching the courses of study we offer.

Embodied Leadership Program

We see that when a leader’s behavior and actions are congruent with their words, their presence produces trust, engagement and inspiration. The development and practice of this congruence is SI’s Somatic Methodology. At SI, we work with the full range of capacity and possibility of leadership. In the SI Embodied Leadership Program, participants learn both the pragmatic skills of effective action and the skills of human interaction. It is in this balance that true leadership resides.
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Somatic Coaching

Strozzi Institute is the premiere training organization in embodied leadership, somatic coaching, and cultivation of the self. Our holistic coaching methodology prepares coaches to facilitate sustained, transformative change in their work with individual clients and leaders. Strozzi Institute has been dubbed the “Master’s Program” of the coaching world. The SI Somatic Coaching Certification Program offers depth beyond basic coaching skills through the framework of Somatic Transformation—an orientation that integrates body, emotions, mind, stories, action and relationship to encompass the totality of our human potential.
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Mastery and Self-Cultivation

Our mastery and self-cultivation programs deepen both individual leadership and coaching skills. These courses also further our human capacity for vision, empathy, using conflict as a generative force and growing our ability to hold contradictions and stay in life-affirming action. Emphasizing experiential, embodied learning in a committed rigorous community of learners.
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