Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, MCC, is founder of the Strozzi Institute and the Strozzi Somatic Coaching Certification, as well as the original architect of Strozzi Somatics – a unique embodied learning approach that fully integrates meditation, martial arts, action-oriented communication, somatic psychology, bodywork, social context, and generative conflict training into a pragmatic and depthful transformative methodology. He has spent over five decades researching, developing, and teaching Somatics to organizational leaders, coaches, executive leadership teams, start-ups, military, and governmental agencies.
Richard is the author of eight books, including The Leadership Dojo, In Search of the Warrior Spirit, The Anatomy of Change, Holding the Center, The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion, and the recently released Embodying the Mystery. From 2002 to 2007 he was an advisor to NATO and the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, General Jim Jones. Richard has a PhD in Psychology, is the founder of Two Rock Aikido, and is a seventh-degree black belt Shihan in the martial art of Aikido.