Embodied Leadership
A Pathway to Becoming a Master of Embodied Leadership
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. Meet our Senior Teachers:
Richard Strozzi-Heckler
Staci K. Haines
David Treleaven
Nathan Shara
Testimonials
Participants say it best
Caroline Peani, Formerly Capital One, currently Amazon

"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."
John Pershing, SVP HR Ascena Retail Group

"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."
Bob Gordon, 22 years Executive C-Suite Coach

"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."
Start with Leadership in Action One
$1,950 | Four-day course + Two 90-minute webinars
Leadership in Action One is all about identifying and clarifying your commitment to your future. What do you really want? What in your life and leadership is working for you, and what isn’t? In this course, we focus on building a declaration, or statement of vision, toward a future that we want, and begin looking at how we can align our actions with that vision. We also start exploring our conditioned tendencies—the habitual actions that we’ve learned in the past—that may or may not be serving the future vision or goals that we want. This is a course of both learning and long-term practice, meaning the practices and skills you will take home from the course are coordinated around thought, language, emotion, and action that produce sustainable change. Our focus is creating leaders who embody the virtues of authenticity, integrity, accountability, confidence, and a centered presence.
Discounts and Team Pricing
A 10% discount is available if all courses in the Embodied Leadership Pathway are purchased at the same time. Please schedule a consultation to explore this option.

If you are interested in bringing our Embodied Leadership trainings to your team or company, please fill out the interest form on our Teams & Companies page.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page for information on scholarships, deposits, payments, cancellations, and transfers.
Upcoming Course Dates
Leadership in Action One is offered primarily at our center in Petaluma, California. Occasionally we offer it in other locations.
January 25-28
San Francisco Bay Area
  • $1,950
March 8-11 
Washington, D.C.
  • $1,950
April 26-29
San Francisco Bay Area
  • $1,950
July 5-8
San Francisco Bay Area
  • $1,950
November 15-18
San Francisco Bay Area
  • $1,950
Further Studies
For students who have completed Leadership in Action One, there are 3 additional components in the Embodied Leadership Pathway.
Leadership in Action Two
Four-day course + Two 90-minute webinars

In Leadership in Action Two, we begin to look more deeply at the impact of our leadership. What is our personal leadership style? Do we have the practices we need to increase our efficacy as leaders, and remove the barriers that keep us from fulfilling our goals? How do we create the life or future we want, whether that’s at work, in our communities, or at home? This course also deepens our work with conditioned tendencies by exploring Sites of Shaping: the multiple ways that we’ve been influenced by the world around us. You’ll build on the core somatic practices you learned from Embodied Leadership Purpose, including notably, how to use conflict as a generative experience that creates trusting and authentic relationships. You won’t just "learn" to be a better leader, you will leave with actionable skills that will help you show up in the world as the leader you want to be.

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School of Embodied Leadership
Intensive, gender specific. Six-day immersive course + Two 90-minute webinars

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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Not Quite Ready to Register? Let's Talk.
Choosing a program with Strozzi Institute is a major decision. Speaking with Director of Enrollment, Katina Bishop, is a great way to get your questions answered and to receive guidance on what program to enroll in.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
Which course should I take first?
We recommend taking Leadership in Action 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!
4.
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.
5.
What happens if I need to cancel?
When appropriate, Strozzi Institute will refund tuition for individual courses minus the deposit amount, 30 days prior to the course; and 50% of tuition up to 15 days prior to the course. Refunds for paid-in-full enrollments are based on the specific course(s) being cancelled and timing of cancellation. A percentage of tuition will be refunded up to 15 days prior to the course start. No refund is available 14 days or less before the course start. View full cancellation and transfer policy.
6.
Can I transfer between courses?
Strozzi Institute allows transferring to a different course, or the same course with a different start date, but charges a transfer fee. All transfers are subject to a $250 administrative fee, and transfers less than 15 days before the start date of the course are subject to a $500 fee. Transfers must be made within one year of the transfer date. View full cancellation and transfer policy.
7.
Can I get continuing education credit for this?
The ICF has approved the following Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units through Strozzi Institute:

Leadership in Action One: 4.75 hours in Core Competencies, 20.5 hours in Resource Development

Leadership in Action Two: 15.25 hours in Core Competencies, 15.5 in Resource Development

Somatic Coaching Certification Program: 119.5 hours  in Core Competencies, 21 hours in Resource Development
8.
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.

9.
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.
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