Embodied Leadership Core

A Live Online Course with Coaching Circles
November 10, 2020 to January 19, 2021


How do we stay focused on our long-term goals in times of so much uncertainty and pressure? How do we cultivate inner tools to reduce stress, increase focus, and embody purpose?
It isn’t easy. Yet, these times require us to maintain our inner equilibrium through the stressors of pressure and ambiguity.

Embodied Leadership Core offers the foundations you need to produce new choices in your life and become a positive and stabilizing force in today’s chaotic world. This course offers the essential gateway to the path of embodied leadership transformation. 
Our Foundational Course in Somatics and Embodiment
"We created Embodied Leadership Core as your starting point for stepping into embodied learning and Somatics. For more than 45 years, we’ve been helping students across the globe to embody their fullest potential. We designed Embodied Leadership Core to equip you to:
  • Connect to the body
  • Deepen embodied self-awareness
  • Sharpen communication skills
  • Stimulate creativity
  • Cultivate compassionate and effective ways to approach conflict
  • Fulfill professional and personal commitments
  • Accelerate career paths 

If you’re ready to transform your life and meet the challenges and hopes of our times, start with the fundamentals in Embodied Leadership Core."

Staci K. Haines
Strozzi Institute's Director of Methodology

Join Us to Learn the Practices You Need to Start Living Your Leadership Every Day  

This 10-session, live online course is designed to help you stay embodied—even under pressure—to become a truly inspiring leader.

We are in the middle of a global health crisis, widespread historic economic fallout, and social unrest.

Your employees, community, and family members are all looking for leaders who inspire with a calm, purposeful presence.

With practice, you can become open up to more possibilities, welcome more choice into your life, and become the kind of leader who inspires trust. You can start to take actions that align with your values and bring you closer to your vision for a future -- even in today’s ever-growing, unpredictable world.

That’s the inspiration behind our new online course: Embodied Leadership Core. This course empowers you to close the gap between the vision you hold for yourself and how consistently you’re able to live it. 

Embodied Leadership Core is a ten-week online course that will give you the foundations you need to become a leader who stays calm and purpose-driven even when the stress is intense, and the stakes are high.

We developed Embodied Leadership Core for those who want to emerge from this time of disruption with a deep connection to what you really care about and a clear map for how to become who you want to be.

Leverage our Proven Methodology to Become the Kind of Extraordinary Leader Required in these Extraordinary Times

But, it is possible to learn how to show up better under pressure! It just takes practice.

With practice, you can become a leader who embodies authenticity, confidence, and centered presence. You can learn how to consistently respond to the moment in ways that are aligned with your core values. 

With practice, you can become the kind of leader who excels, even in today’s ever growing, unpredictable word. 

That’s the inspiration behind our new online course: Embodied Leadership Core. This course empowers you to close the gap between the vision you hold for yourself and how consistently you’re able to live it. 

Embodied Leadership Core is a ten-week online course that will give you the foundations you need to become a leader who stays calm and purpose-driven even when the stress is intense and the stakes are high.

We developed Embodied Leadership Core for those who want to emerge from this time of disruption with a deep connection to what you really care about and a clear map for how to become who you want to be. 

Here are just some of the things you will experience as a result of participating in the Embodied Leadership Core training:
  • Make powerful statements of vision toward a future that you want

  • Take specific actions that get you closer to your stated goals
  • Learn practices for staying calm and effective—even under mounting pressure
  • Become more present to others and the environment, open to possibilities, and connected to your core values and principles
  • Increase your ability to inspire trust
  • Identify and shift negative and ineffective moods in yourself and others

Exerience Reliable and Lasting Transformation with Embodied Learning from the Creators of Embodied Leadership and Somatic Coaching

Learn From the Best

Strozzi Institute is the creator of embodied leadership—a unique, neuroscience-based approach that integrates mindfulness, action-oriented communication, martial arts, and generative conflict training to prepare leaders, coaches, and teams to meet today's biggest challenges.

Over 45 Years of Experience

Our unique and powerful embodied leadership methodology positions us as the leading institution shaping executives, teams, and leaders toward mastery in their business. We have over 45 years experience in delivering innovative programs to a diversity of organizations around the globe that include Fortune 500, large governmental agencies, small business, B-corps, NGOs, sustainable business visionaries, multinational companies, and budding entrepreneurs.

Meet Your Teacher
Nathan Shara, Lead Teacher

Nathaniel Shara, LCSW is a somatic therapist, writer, and educator whose work focuses on embodiment as a path for individual and social transformation. Nathan has been with Strozzi Institute since 2010 and teaches in the Embodied Leadership Pathway, Somatic Bodywork Seminars, the Somatics, Trauma, and Resilience course, and Strozzi Institute Teacher Training. Read Full Bio

Imagine what it will feel like when your actions consistently reflect your values and your commitment, especially under pressure.
Think about what will become possible when you have a clear path forward, actions to get there, and skills to bring others with you!
Picture a calm and effective leader who inspires others to cope during these challenging times. That leader could be you. 
Envision a world populated by compassionate and resilient leaders who are well poised to meet inevitable challenges with purpose and vision.
We delivered Embodied Leadership Core in the Spring of 2020 to 396 students.

Here's what they had to say:

The content was rich and thought-provoking. The instructors extremely versed in the teaching of development and aid of self-transformation."

The demonstrations were very powerful to be a part of. They really helped me understand how impactful somatic training is. I also enjoyed doing the practices together."

The facilitation and content were exemplary."

The videos were excellent. Reading material was light and to the point."

95%
of survey respondents said they would recommend this course
Course Materials and Resources

Embodied Leadership Core is a ten-week, live, interactive online course hosted on the Thinkific learning platform. The robust curriculum introduces methodology and practices each week.

The course consists of ten 90-minute live teaching sessions that take place on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM PT. Each new session builds upon the last—expanding your understanding of the core principles and supporting you in practically integrating them into your life.

This course includes Coaching Circles led by skilled somatic coaches that will meet for four 90-minute sessions. Coaching Circles support your embodiment, as well as provide a small group for connection and community during the course. 

When you register for the training you'll receive the following resources to help you integrate the principles of Embodied Leadership Core into your life:

  • 15 hours of live sessions spread over 10 weeks
  • Recordings of all live sessions
  • Weekly course handouts, worksheets, and homework assignments
  • Four 90-minute Coaching Circles
  • Content discussions via the Thinkific online learning platform
Ten 90-Minute Live Teaching Sessions on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM PT
1

SESSION #1 - NOVEMBER 10

What is Embodied Leadership: The What, the How, the Why

Understand the relevance of working through the body to make sustainable transformation

Get connected as a community of learners and leaders

2

SESSION #2 - NOVEMBER 17

Declarations: Identifying What We Care About

Connect with your vision, values, and the impact you want to have as a leader whether in your personal or professional life or both

Identify new actions to take in alignment with your declaration

3

SESSION #3 - NOVEMBER 24

Embodying Your Declaration

Develop the ability to access the importance and value of your declaration through the felt senses of your body

Learn practices you can engage with to support you in taking new actions towards fulfilling on your declaration

4

SESSION #4 - DECEMBER 1

Conditioned Tendency: What Gets in the Way

Identify the conditioned tendency you most often act from when under pressure

Develop the ability to blend with your conditioned tendency rather that fight against it allowing for the possibility of more choice and new actions

5

SESSION #5 - DECEMBER 8

Sites of Shaping: Widening Our View

Develop the ability to see and hold greater complexity

Develop the ability to see and access wider spheres of cares and concerns that you want to serve through your leadership

6

SESSION #6 - DECEMBER 15

Somatic Opening: New Possibility

Understand how your conditioned tendencies live and express through your body and actions

Develop the ability to work with and unwind core contractions which allow for opening the body and self to new ways of being and responding to the same old pressures

7

SESSION #7 - DECEMBER 22

Somatic Opening: Cycles of Emotion

Cultivate Embodied Emotional Intelligence

Expand the range of emotions you can experience, express 

8

SESSION #8 - JANUARY 5

Giving and Receiving Somatic Assessments

Gain a greater understanding of how people are perceiving you in your leadership and whether you are acting in alignment with your declaration or not

Learn to receive and give assessments to keep you or your teammates moving towards what you care about

9

SESSION #9 - JANUARY 12

Working Together Effectively: Requests and Declines

Develop greater coordination with others in your personal life or as part of a team

Increase you productivity and satisfaction 

10

SESSION #10 - JANUARY 19

Deepening Practice: New Shape, New Actions, New Future

You will have a body-based understanding of how essential your practices are to fulfilling on your declaration

Leave the course with practices that enable you to remain on path towards fulfilling on your declaration even during this time of uncertainty and pressure

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Become the leader who people count on when stress is intense and the stakes are at an all-time high
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"The Embodied Leadership courses have opened up a path toward mastery, self-acceptance, and profound connection to all beings that I never imagined possible. Through the practices, coaching, skillful teaching, and loving community that are hallmarks of all the Strozzi Institute courses, I see transformational possibilities as a parent, partner, leader, and being."

- Doranna Tindle

Strozzi Institute is the creator of embodied leadership—a unique, neuroscience-based approach that integrates mindfulness, action-oriented communication, martial arts, and generative conflict training to prepare leaders, coaches, and teams to meet today's biggest challenges.
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