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Providing a breakthrough experience to senior leaders to significantly uplevel their leadership capacity, deepen their leadership maturity, and create bigger impact.
Leaders, Directors, Executives, and Senior Management
Organizational leaders at any level and in all sectors…
Growing Leaders Not Just Teaching Skills
Through a somatic approach, we help leaders see their blind spots, overcome outmoded ways of operating that block their progress, and grow into their potential. We don’t just teach skills and best practice. We help leaders embody their leadership values by helping them grow who they are as people.
To successfully lead an organization through a complex and rapidly evolving world, intelligence, skill, and industry knowledge are necessary but insufficient. What sets exceptional leaders apart is their character — their courage, commitment to their vision, integrity, ability to build trust and bring others along.
Through an embodied exploration of leadership, this course provides a unique experience that dramatically accelerates the timeline for leaders to grow and become the kind of person they need and want to be to have impact at the next level of their aspirations.
The Transformative Power of Somatics in a Community of Learning
At Strozzi Institute, our approach is grounded in the body to create lasting change. In addition to sharing best practices in leadership from faculty with deep experience supporting leading businesses and organizations, we work hands-on through a unique methodology that allows us to learn and grow with our whole selves. The process is transformative and rapidly leads to palpable shifts in who we are and what we are capable of as leaders.
This work takes place in the context of a rich community of fellow leaders across companies, organizations, industries, and sectors. Participants learn with and from each other, and build a network of lasting relationships
- Build a compelling leadership presence that creates trust, inspires others, and expands your influence
- Enhance your personal resilience in the face of stressful situations
- Embody new approaches to help your team coordinate for action and deliver with accountability
- Embody the capacity to constructively navigate through conflict
- Deepen your skill in creating inclusivity and leading diverse teams and organizations
- Learn how to bring out the best in your team by building authentic relationships grounded in genuine connection, support and honest feedback
A 7-month leadership transformation journey blending in-person workshops, personal coaching, and virtual learning
9 DAYS IN-PERSON
2 sessions in our beautiful training facility in Petaluma, California
Session # 1, 4 days
June 14 – 17, 2023
Session # 2, 5 days
September 19 – 23, 2023
2 virtual group coaching sessions
3 virtual learning sessions
Beginning May 3
Providing a breakthrough experience
to senior leaders to significantly
uplevel their leadership capacity,
deepen their leadership maturity,
and create bigger impact.
A seven-month leadership
development cohort program
Virtual Sessions Begin May 3, 2023
In-Person Sessions Begin: June 14, 2023
VIRTUAL LEARNING SESSION 1
What is an Embodied Leader?
May 3, 2023
IN-PERSON SESSION 1
Emotional Intelligence and Authentic Relationships
June 14 – 17, 2023
Virtual Group Coaching Circle
July, 2023 – dates to be determined
VIRTUAL LEARNING SESSION 2
The Rhythm of Energy and Action
August 9, 2023
Virtual Group Coaching Circle
September, 2023 – dates to be determined
IN-PERSON SESSION 2
Powerful Action and the Path Ahead
September 19 – 23, 2023
VIRTUAL LEARNING SESSION 3
Leadership as Path and Practice
November 8, 2023
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*Discount through January 15, 2023
Large Organizations are those that are corporations, subchapter S corporations, and partnerships with assets equal to or greater than $10 million. Large Non-profits or Foundations are defined as having 100 employees or more and assets equal or greater than $10 million.
Small Organizations are defined as having less than 100 employees and assets less than $1 million. Please contact email@example.com with any questions!
What students are saying about Strozzi Somatics:
“The masterful instructors were authentic…”
“This class was a godsend for me… The masterful instructors were authentic, making it safe for everyone to show up in whatever mood or place they were in. I learned several practices that are helping me live out my commitments in the world.”
— Rebecca Glenn
“It was dramatically different than anything I had experienced before.”
“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 experienced 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
“The execution and the team has been the most professional I have ever seen.”
“I loved it! It was very profound and subtle at the same time. The execution and the team has been the most professional I have ever seen. Humanity, values, care, love were always at the foreground. I feel humbled and grateful to have been part of this experience.”
— Tania Fichtner, Director at Tajo Consulting (Mexico City, Mexico)
Early sign up discounts
$500 by March 14, 2023
$250 by April 14, 2023
We offer up to a 4-month payment plan
For groups of 2 or more from a single organization, we offer a group discount of 10% off per person.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
*As of February 2023, we have changed the original offer of this course. As a result, the price has been adjusted. There is no longer a distinction on the price for tuition based on an organization’s size.
For groups of 2 or more from a single organization, we are offering a group discount of 10% off per person.
As of February 2023, we have changed the original offer of this course. As a result, the price has been adjusted. There is no longer a distinction on the price for tuition based on an organization’s size.
Yes, Embodied Leadership Pathway is an advanced course. The prerequisite is the successful completion of our foundational course, Embodied Transformation, taken in person.
As of February 2023, we have changed the original offer of this course and a prerequisite of Embodied Transformation has been added.
Leadership & Embodiment is offered at the Strozzi Institute dojo (which means “place of training” in traditional Japanese arts) located on a 13-acre ranch in the rolling hills of Petaluma, California.
Healthy meals (with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options), sourced and prepared locally, are provided for lunches during all training days. Transportation and lodging are not included. See our recommended lodging options for our Petaluma location here.
Yes. This is a great course to bring your team or colleagues to.
At this time, this course is only available in English.
The Strozzi Institute scholarship program is a tuition reduction program with the highest amount awarded being a 40- 50% discount.
It is highly competitive, needs-based, and is focused on being the most effective. Therefore, it is prioritized to support traditionally marginalized communities with regard to race, sexual identity, and socioeconomics.
Scholarship applications can be submitted up until 8 weeks before the course date so please apply early. Applications are reviewed and awarded with the intention to make the biggest impact. Scholarship awards will be communicated via email 1 week after the close of the application process.
Awards can not be used in conjunction with other discount offers, transferred to other coursework, or applied retroactively. Please see full details of our program on the application.
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Meet Your Teachers
Michael Kalikow is an executive coach, leadership development facilitator, and mediator. He supports leaders to navigate complex stakeholder environments, bring out the best in their teams, and grow their own capacity as leaders. He has designed and delivered training programs and leadership team offsites for clients across the globe. Representative program themes include: building high-performing teams, negotiation, conflict resolution, change management, and somatic leadership. As a consultant, his specialty is working with the leaders of key company initiatives and their teams to address the root causes behind conflict, lack of alignment, and accountability gaps impacting business performance.
Michael has worked with leaders at a wide range of Fortune 500 companies across technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, insurance, health care, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, oil and gas, aerospace, and professional services. Outside of the private sector, he has worked with an array of nonprofit organization as well as with US Department of Defense and military personnel including Army, Air Force, Navy, and special forces units including Air Force Special Tactics and Navy SEALs.
Michael spent more than a decade working as an Engagement Leader and Senior Consultant with spinoff consulting groups from the Harvard Negotiation Project. He also worked at Business for Social Responsibility, which provides corporate social responsibility consulting services to Global 1000 companies.
LeeAnn Mallorie, MAPP, MSC is an executive coach, and the CEO of Leading in Motion. She coaches, speaks and trains on embodied leadership, positive psychology and the intersection of wellness & leadership. LeeAnn’s passion is helping mission-driven leaders walk their talk. Her clients range from C-level executives to high-potential, emerging leaders. LeeAnn believes that lasting change starts in a leader’s physical body, and has ripple effects in the communities and organizations they serve.
LeeAnn helps teams achieve their strategic goals by focusing on root cause of obstacles, identifying untapped internal strengths, and designing programs that create lasting change. She earned her Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Master Somatic Coach, certified by the Strozzi Institute. She is also an avid dancer, a certified Dancing Freedom facilitator and a black belt level Nia Technique instructor. Organizations impacted by LeeAnn’s work include NASA, Capital One, M&T Bank, Shell Oil, Encore Capital Group, Mattel, CGR, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the Ford Foundation and Navair.
Dara Silverman is a long-time organizer, writer and trainer who has been building movements for economic, racial, gender and social justice for over 20 years. She is a Director at PowerLabs, a consultancy that helps social change organizations build people-powered campaigns that win real changes. Dara was the Founding Director of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national network of white people taking action for racial justice. Dara supports leaders to be in the movement for the long haul.
Dara has been coaching with individuals and groups for four years. She is a certified Somatic Coach through the Strozzi Institute and was trained in coaching with Coaching for Transformation. Dara has been teaching yoga, self and community care for eight years. She lives in Beacon, NY where she is building resistance and community.
Tesfaye Tekelu is co-founder of two non-profit organizations: Aikido Ethiopia and Awassa Youth Campus (which works with youth empowerment, conflict-resolution, gender equality and HIV awareness in Ethiopia) and Institute for Social Advancement (which works in education, in the US and Southern Africa).
Tesfaye is responsible for introducing Aikido in East Africa, and currently holds a second degree black belt. Prior to moving to the US in 2010, Tesfaye served as Executive Director for AYC and as head instructor for Aikido Ethiopia (AE) for six years. He is still actively engaged in both organizations as a Board member and program coordinator. He also served as a circus and theater leader and Finance head from 2002-2005 at the Hawassa Children’s Center in Hawassa, Ethiopia, where he organized, performed and lead the circus and theater group tours throughout Ethiopia.
Anjali Sawhney (she/her/s) is a Certified Integral Life Coach from New Ventures West in San Francisco and a trained Leadership Embodiment Teacher (somatic coaching based on Aikido & Mindfulness). Anjali is on the facilitation teaching team at Strozzi Institute (Generative Somatics lineage). She has led workshops in somatics, coaching, transitions, and meditation in the non-profit, corporate, and educational sectors including East Bay Meditation Center, California Endowment, Dream Corps, & UCSF. Anjali serves directly with untapped BIPOC students, those unhoused, and those in recovery by providing coaching, counseling & series workshops.
Anjali received her BS degree in Engineering from UCLA & an MBA from the University of San Francisco. She was born in India, raised in Los Angeles, and has lived on the east coast of the United States as well as in South & East Asia. She believes in rallying people through community and spirituality as well as street protests for equity & systemic change, is in awe of nature & live music, & on rare occasions is allowed to groove with her teenagers, Aanika and Jai.
About Strozzi Institute
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 50 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 50 years of experience in delivering innovative programs to a diversity of organizations around the globe that include Fortune 500, large governmental agencies, small businesses, B-corps, NGOs, sustainable business visionaries, multinational companies, and budding entrepreneurs.
Strozzi Institute offers customized programs for leaders, teams and entire organizations. Among the companies that have benefited from our programs are:
Chat with Denise M. Maes, Director of Enrollment, to learn more about Embodied Leadership Pathway.