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Embodied Leadership
Your Pathway to Becoming an Embodied Leader
Real Change is Embodied
Embodiment is when your actions consistently reflect your values and your commitment, especially under pressure. When you stay embodied under pressure, you become an inspiring leader in your personal life and in your team. Our Embodied Leadership Pathway aligns your vision of who you want to be with daily practices to actually live your leadership everyday.
Over 45 Years of Experience
We have over 45 years experience delivering innovative programs for organizations around the globe that include Fortune 500 companies, large governmental agencies, small businesses, B-corps, NGOs, the U.S. Military, and NATO. Strozzi Institute is the original architect of Embodied Leadership—a unique approach that combines neuroscience, holistic practice, action-oriented communication, and mindfulness. 
Why Embodied Leadership?
We all know a leader when we see one.
Imagine this: a new member of your team walks into the room, or a potential partner joins you for a lunch meeting. You can intuit almost immediately that they are an exceptional leader. They don’t even need to speak for you to sense that they are grounded in their values, true to their word, and able to attract the followers and resources needed to achieve their goals. This is embodied leadership in action. When we help people embody their values, their ability to stay centered and present as they lead—in spite of any adversity—is what allows them to drive transformational change.
Embodied learning means knowledge is retained and utilized not only from a cognitive understanding, but from a felt experience through the body. This felt experience means that you will be able to take new actions aligned with your values and vision, even under the same old pressures. 
Discover tools and methodology to:
  • Manage the volume and complexity of your commitments
  • Accelerate your career trajectory
  • Enhance your leadership presence and catalyze your followership
  • Focus all your talents into purposeful action and create the capacity to produce even more valuable results
  • Increase your self-confidence in new areas; you will find yourself experiencing greater endurance, strength, flexibility, and agility
Who Will Benefit?
Our commitment is to develop transformative leaders, coaches, and organizations that can meet the challenges and hopes of our times—leaving our communities and the world more vital.
  • Mission-driven business leaders and high performers seeking greater performance, profit, and impact
  • Coaches and consultants who see life as it is and as it could be, and are called to bridge the gap for their clients
  • Social entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, organizers, and civic leaders striving to bring out the greatness in those they serve
  • Healers, educators, parents, and other caretakers who need to stay centered as they support others
  • Growth-minded people who are in a transition and ready for more clarity, focus, and ease in their life and work
Our Clients
In addition to working with individuals, we are honored to work with a diversity of organizations—from sustainable business visionaries, to notable multi-national companies, to budding entrepreneurs.
Quality Teachers
We have the most rigorous standards for our teachers of any leadership training organization. We deliver on the promises of embodied leadership in action, assuring a level of mastery on behalf of our teachers.

Below are possible teachers for this course.

Participants say it best
"When you lead from your values everything changes. I was already a high performer, and then I learned how to communicate more powerfully and become more purposeful. I was living in a more balanced way and was offered a promotion within 6 months of going through the Strozzi programs."
-Caroline Peani, Formerly Capital One, currently Amazon
"We wanted a game changer for accelerating our high performing teams and our leadership team. I've worked with a lot of different leadership programs and the Strozzi Institute’s is the one that works. It was dramatically different than anything I had experience before. It's their ability to connect the mind, language, action, and the body into sustainable practices. And we were able to see actual true change in a very short amount of time. It deeply resonated with our teams in a meaningful and authentic way."
- John Pershing, SVP HR Ascena Retail Group
"Real deal if you want to transform your culture, your organization, or your team. This is something that makes a difference. It’s immediately beneficial and it lasts. They are the only ones who do this. I’ve seen nothing like it."
- Bob Gordon, 22 years Executive C-Suite Coach
The Embodied Leadership Pathway consists of 3 courses—Embodied Leadership Level One, Embodied Leadership Level Two, & School of Embodied Leadership—as well as One-on-One Coaching with a Strozzi Instite Certified Somatic Coach. 
Embodied Transformation
Four-Day In-Person Course
This course is the foundation in Embodied Leadership transformation. It powerfully aligns your vision of who you want to be with daily somatic practices to live your leadership everyday. You will build a declaration, or statement of vision, toward a future that you want.  You will explore your conditioned tendencies—the habitual actions that you’ve learned in the past—that may or may not be serving you now.  Through our methodology, your entire being, including your actions, speech, emotions, moods and physical presence, aligns with your vision.  When you stay embodied, even under pressure, you will become a truly inspiring leader.
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Embodied Leadership Level Two
Four-Day Course + Webinar
Boldly advance your Embodied Leadership presence with confidence, composure, and connection. Shift how people in the workplace evaluate you closer to how you want to authentically show up. Identify yourself along the Somatic Arc of Transformation toward your leadership declaration. Explore the shape of your Conditioned Tendencies and how they are driven by your history and social context. Develop the advanced ability to shift your automatic reactions when you are under pressure and lead from center. 
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School of Embodied Leadership
Intensive, six-day immersive course + 90-minute webinar
The School of Embodied Leadership is leadership in a living laboratory. It is not an academic exercise, but a rigorous training in mind, body, and spirit. In this intensive training, you will be developing yourself as a leader by learning to value, motivate, and bring out the best in both yourself and the people with whom you work. This program will not only increase your self-confidence, you will find yourself experiencing greater endurance, strength, flexibility, and agility. It will focus all your talents into purposeful action and you will create the capacity to produce valuable results.
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One-on-One Embodied Leadership Coaching
It is sometimes difficult for individuals to see their own performance and tendencies, especially when particular actions are habitual. Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaches are trained in helping individuals produce fundamental and sustainable change by moving beyond simple verbal coaching to include observation of the whole you. Your coach will assist you in identifying your vision and challenges, defining new successes, and supporting you in new practice. Somatic Coaching will allow you to excel in areas that you didn’t think were possible.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who should participate in Strozzi Institute’s programs?
Our leadership courses and coaching opportunities are open to the public. We welcome individuals from all walks of life who are passionate about exploring and developing their leadership potential—whether that’s for their workplace, community, or their own self-cultivation.
Who teaches the courses?
The teachers at Strozzi Institute are the originators and leaders of the Somatics methodology as it relates to leadership and coaching, meaning you’ve come to the right place to be coached and develop your leadership potential! You won’t easily find another learning environment in which the staff has as much experience, depth, and practiced knowledge. The average Strozzi Institute Faculty has 15 years of experience in our methodology and in leading leaders.
Which course should I take first?
We recommend taking Embodied Leadership Level One as your first course. It’s the perfect introduction to somatic transformation and embodied learning, and will give you a great platform to launch from into our other coursework!
Do I have to take all the courses in a series, or can I take them a la carte?
While not necessary, we strongly encourage individuals to pursue all of the courses within a series. Because our methodology is grounded in practice and embodied transformation, your practice deepens with each course. We hear repeatedly from our students that "the more you learn, the better it gets." It’s also our recommendation to space out your courses, allowing for a bit of breathing room between learning experiences. We’ll happily work through a learning plan with you—feel free to book a consultation with a program advisor anytime.
What happens if I need to cancel?
Can I transfer between courses?
Can I get continuing education credit for this?
The ICF has approved the following Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units through Strozzi Institute:
  • Embodied Leadership Level One (Formerly Leadership in Action One): 4.75 hours in Core Competencies, 20.5 hours in Resource Development
  • Embodied Leadership Level Two (Formerly Leadership in Action Two): 14 hours Core Competencies, 10 hours Resource Development
  • Somatic Coaching Certification Program: 119.5 hours  in Core Competencies, 21 hours in Resource Development
Deposit and Payment
All courses require a non-refundable deposit of $500 due at the time of registration. Tuition balance is due no later than 30 days before the first day of the course.
Are scholarships available?
Strozzi Institute is committed to making our courses as available and accessible as possible. We offer a limited number of scholarships to students. If the cost of a course is prohibitive to you and your participation, please complete the scholarship application 8 weeks before the start of the course to be considered. If you have any questions, please email courses@strozziinstitute.com, and indicate "Scholarship Request" in your subject line. We look forward to working with you.
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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