Embodied Leadership Series

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Series Overview

In the Embodied Leadership Series, participants learn the pragmatic skills of effective action and the capability of human interaction. It is in this balance that true leadership resides.

Our Future Needs Your Best You

Engaging in today’s world can be overwhelming—the level of emphasis placed on outcomes, results and deliverables is stressful and demanding. What is often missed is the value of people – Are we reaching our highest potential? Are we working well together? How are we building teams and communities that create high levels of effectiveness, trust and accountability, while producing excellent results? SI’s programs develop the transformative leadership of individuals and organizations that allows this to happen.

We help you align purpose with masterful action.

The SI Promise

SI has over 45 years of experience in delivering the highest quality programs for leadership development. After taking the courses in our Embodied Leadership Series, we promise that you will be able to:

  • Articulate your current declarations about your future and what you care about.
  • Take new actions toward furthering your goals.
  • Make more powerful assessments and declarations.
  • Identify the bodily and linguistic constrictions that limit your actions and possibilities.
  • Identify and shift negative and ineffective moods in yourself and others.
  • Utilize a somatic sensibility in your life and work.
  • Return to center quicker and for longer periods of time.
  • Increase your ability to build trust with yourself and others.

Why Participate

  • SI’s Somatic Methodology

    combining the latest in neuroscience, holistic practice, action-oriented communication and mindfulness.

    Our methodology trains leaders to develop presence and move from leadership know-how to mastery of action + interaction + purpose. With these capabilities, leaders can more effectively fulfill on their commitments, work more skillfully with others and embody new, generative ways of being. Embodied Leadership helps you design futures and take action on them.

  • Develop Pragmatic Leadership Skills

    accentuating the tools you’ll need to reach your vision and goals.

    The leadership skills you’ll learn + practice include:
    • Making effective requests + offers
    • Making + fulfilling on commitments
    • Delivering skillful assessments
    • Declaring possibilities + actions
    • Fulfilling on declarations
    • Being accountable + assisting others in their accountability
    • Managing + building strong teams
    • Leading efficient meetings
    • Skillfully coordinating with others
    • Develop resilience in yourself + others

  • Skillful Human Interaction

    benefiting your relationships and leadership capacity in all aspects of your life.

    The skills you’ll learn and practice for optimizing human interaction include:
    • Building trust
    • Demonstrating authenticity + meaning
    • Initiating + maintaining meaningful relationships
    • Learning effective communication
    • Building confidence + self-assurance
    • Leading skillful transitions
    • Learning how respond rather than react in chaos
    • Skillful team participation
    • Effective decision-making

  • Vision + Desired Future

    clarifying your future and making declarations as a leadership skill.

    We see imagination and the ability to vision possibilities for the future as core leadership skills. How do you know what you care about? How do you know when you have achieved your goals? Does your team, organization or family know the future you are committed to? Discovering and then declaring the future - mobilizes action, participation and clarity, for you and others.

  • In-Person Learning Sessions

    emphasizing experiential, embodied learning for a deeper and more impactful experience.

    Research shows that it takes 300 repetitions for a new practice to become muscle memory; 3,000 for it to become embodied. In-Person Learning Sessions are your training ground for embodiment and provide you with unparalleled richness and access to your SI Community. Getting out of the books and onto the mat – literally – helps leaders learn the techniques and theories you’ll need to lead with purpose, focus, connection and clarity.

  • Masterful Teaching Faculty

    with decades of teaching and coaching experience.

    The teachers at SI 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 SI Faculty has 15 years of experience in our methodology and in leading leaders.

Suggested Courses

We invite you to explore our Embodied Leadership offerings, either as an extended learning series or á la carte enrichment opportunity.

Leadership in Action One

4-day course

An introduction to Somatic transformation + embodied leadership.

Dates available

Cost: $1,950 for course

$10,500 for entire Embodied Leadership Series


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.

**Please note: This is part one of a two-session program that kicks off this course of study. This course also offers ICF CCE Units (4.75 hours Core Competencies, 20.5 hours Resource Development).

Leadership in Action Two

4-day course

Deepen your somatic transformation + embodied leadership. Change well earned habits into powerful new actions.

Dates available

Cost: $1,950 for course

$10,500 for entire<em> Embodied Leadership Series</em>


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 Leadership in Action One, 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 leave with actionable skills that will help you show up in the world as the leader you want to be.

**Please note: This is part two of a two-session program; participants must complete Leadership in Action One prior to enrolling. This course also offers ICF CCE Units (15.25 hours Core Competencies, 15.5 hours Resource Development).

School of Embodied Leadership

6-day course

Extend into the world with clear intention, skillful action and grounded compassion. Build powerful and effective teams.

Dates available

Cost: $5,450 for course

$10,500 for entire Embodied Leadership Series


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.

*Please Note: The School of Embodied Leadership is gender specific. We offer separate courses for women and men.

Individual Coaching

Embodied Leadership Coaching package

Expand your possibilities through embodied leadership coaching with an SI Certified Somatic Coach.

Dates: at your discretion

Please contact us at for support in finding the right coach and package for you.

It is sometimes difficult for individuals to see their own performance and tendencies – especially when particular actions are habitual. SI Somatic Coaches are trained in helping individuals produce fundamental and sustainable change by moving beyond simple verbal coaching to include observation and use of the whole you. Your coach will assist you in identifying your vision and challenges; defining new successes; and support you in new practice. Somatic coaching will allow you to excel in areas that you didn’t think were possible. Visit the Embodied Leadership Coaching page to learn more and inquire.


  • Pre-Requisites

    Our courses are open to all. Leadership in Action One is a requirement for students wishing to enroll in Leadership in Action Two. We also recommend Leadership in Action One as a foundational course for the School of Embodied Leadership; and for more advanced embodied leadership courses.

  • Cost

    Courses can be purchased á la carte or as a series package. The total cost for the series is $10,500 (total savings = $1,050), and includes Leadership in Action One, Leadership in Action Two, The School of Embodied Leadership and a coaching package.

  • Deposit + 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.


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What happens if I need to cancel?

When appropriate, SI 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.

Requests for a cancellation/refund must be submitted in writing via email to courses@strozziinsitute.com.

Can I transfer between courses?

SI allows transferring to a different course, or the same course with a different start date, up until 15 days prior to the course start. Transfers must be made within one year of the transfer date. All transfers are subject to a $250 administrative fee.

Requests for transfers must be submitted in writing via email to courses@strozziinstitute.com.

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
  • SI Somatic Coaching Program:  119.5 hours  in Core Competencies, 21 hours in Resource Development 


Set in the rolling hills of northern California, the Dojo (meaning “Place of Awakening”) in Petaluma has been a training ground for embodied leadership and transformative practice for over 25 years.


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  • Alejandra Silberman

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
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    Alejandra Silberman

    Location: Chile

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Other: Bodywork Available

    Email: alejandrasilberman.coach@gmail.com

    Phone: +56.9.93206185

    Alejandra Silberman (Santiago, Chile) is passionate about supporting individuals, teams and organizations in tapping into their own inner wisdom, compassion, purpose and power for skillful action. She has over 15 years experience working with a broad range of leaders and organizations – from grassroots movements to large corporations – as a consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach. Alejandra has specialized in leadership coaching and development, strategy consulting and coach training, bringing her diverse background, analytical skills, grounded presence, humor and passion for life to her interactions with clients. Over her career, her primary focus has been integrating the wisdom and generative energy of nature, community and the human body, making these insights and rhythms available to her clients through somatic coaching and embodied, transformational learning experiences. Alejandra holds a BA from Bard College and a MSc in Education from Lesley College. She is a certified ontological coach through Newfield Network, an SI Certified Somatic Coach, and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the ICF. She also currently participates in the Strozzi Institute Teacher Training program.

  • Amy BeberVanzo

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    Amy BeberVanzo

    Location: CA

    Domains: Personal, Corporate/Business, Leadership, Executive

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: amy.bebervanzo@gmail.com

    Phone: 707.495.0352

    Website: centerdriven.com

    Amy BeberVanzo (Petaluma, CA) believes sustainable growth and change begin with new practices. She blends her study of Aikido with the focus of championship racing to help clients clarify and achieve purposeful goals in their professional and personal lives. Amy’s work is based on commitment to self-awareness, accountability and compassion. Whether working with students on the cusp of change, business leaders & teams, educational nonprofits or aging adults preserving their independence, she uses proven coaching techniques, simple physical practices and body-awareness exercises to develop client resilience in times of transition. Somatic Bodywork is optional but strongly recommended for maximum results. Amy works in person and remotely.

    Education & Certification: BS, SISC, PCC (ICF)

  • Ana Perurena

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    Ana Perurena

    Location: Spain

    Domains: Corporate/Business, Leadership, Personal

    Email: ana@anaperurena.com

    Phone: +34.618.881.826

    Website: www.anaperurena.com

    Ana Perurena (San Sebastián, Spain) is a passionate explorer of the extraordinary capacities that human beings treasure. She believes that addressing change by focusing only on cognitive knowledge is not enough: we need to create the substratum from where a new way of being and practicing will allow us to embody the necessary skills and the capacity to take new effective actions that will lead us to authentic transformation. Ana consults with organizations on developing leadership, high performance teams and organizational culture, creating scenarios that help organizations and individuals to cultivate their leadership and facilitate generative learning. Her approach is a blend of linguistic ontology, Somatics, emotional intelligence and neuroscience. Ana brings to her coaching practice 25 years of experience in the corporate, where she worked internationally throughout more than 30 countries. Her clients value that she has walked in their shoes and acknowledge her listening, ability to create trust and commitment to results. Ana is an SI Certified Somatic Coach, and holds a Masters degree in Business Coaching (Mondragon University), an advanced degree in Emotional Management, an advanced degree in Neuroleadership, and an academic degree in Management Assistance (University of Navarra). Ana is fluent in five languages.

  • Andrea Ingrisch

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    Andrea Ingrisch

    Location: Germany

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate / Business, Personal

    Email: andrea@andreaingrisch.com

    Phone: +49 160 2166 892 Skype: andreaingrisch

    Andrea Ingrisch (Munich, Germany) is passionate about people, their growth and development. She works with individuals – leaders of organisations or just leaders of their own lives – on building a deep awareness about themselves, on creating an inner stance of resilience and ability to choose how to act and show up in a given moment and with this reaching their objectives and aspirations more effectively. Andrea combines her heart and wisdom with an analytical mind and experience in both highly professional and entrepreneurial environments. Her clients describe her as warm, generous and non judgmental as well as challenging, direct and a relentless warrior for people realizing their potential. Andrea believes in working holistically, her practice roots deeply in values and spirituality.

    Andrea is a certified Somatic Coach (SISC) with the Strozzi Institute, a co-active coach (CCPC) and accredited by the international coach federation (PCC). She holds a diploma in psychology from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany as well as MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. She combines that with more than 20 years of experience in business environments, let it be as project leader with the Boston Consulting Group, as head of an Operations Team with a media organization or as leader of her own company.

    After having lived in France, Singapore, London and Berlin, Andrea is now based in Munich. While her work has her travel around the world, she loves spending her time in the mountains, with her family and friends.

  • Anna Coen

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    Anna Coen

    Location: United Kingdom / UK

    Domains: Executive, Leadership

    Email: anna.coen@acintegration.com

    Phone: +0044.7894466671

    Website: www.acintegration.com

    Anna Coen (London, UK) specialises in coaching and leadership development for high achieving professionals who want to broaden their horizons, deepen their relationships and develop their leadership capability. Anna is an SI Certified Somatic Coach and has a Certificate in Higher Education in Counseling from Cambridge University. A qualified Chartered Accountant and MBA, she has lived and breathed the financial and professional environment for more than 30 years. She helps clients to develop their self-awareness and provides them with tools, frameworks and exercises to achieve their aspirations. Her approach integrates somatic awareness and practice with a strategic and commercial perspective. Clients have said they find coaching sessions energizing, fun and direct, giving them the confidence to engage at a more strategic level and to manage challenging issues and relationships. They say they feel both challenged and supported at the same time.

  • Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi

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    Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi

    Location: CA

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Email: Ariana@casariranch.com

    Phone: 707.338.9817

    Website: www.SkyHorseEGE.com

    Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi (Sonoma and Mendocino County, CA) is an SI Master Certified Coach, co-founder of Strozzi Institute and founder of Equine Guided Education (SkyHorseEGE™). She specializes in developing leaders and coaches in emotional, somatic and spiritual intelligence with an emphasis on the natural world as a place for learning and healing. With innovative vision, Ariana blends biology, instinct, Somatics and leadership in the natural environment creating a truly unique, transformative and sustainable process. She is a master at getting to the ‘heart of the issue’ through her keen skills of somatic observation, non-linear listening and linguistic distinctions. She incorporates nature, land and equine guided activities to bring forward the intuitive, spiritual underpinnings that are often more important than the words of rational thought. In addition to her own programs at her 532 acre ranch, she collaborates with other coaches and leadership experts to create new ways of expanding consciousness and respectful/balanced relations. She is a mother, rancher, artist and ongoing entrepreneur. She offers spirit retreats for individuals, groups and custom programs for her corporate clients, including UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Development, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Institute of Women’s Leadership, Facebook, Meridian University, Kaiser, and many more.

  • Beata C. Lewis

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    Beata C. Lewis

    Location: CA

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Other: Bodywork available

    Email: beata@bridginglives.com

    Phone: 415.332.8338

    Website: bridginglives.com

    Beata C. Lewis, JD, MSC (Sausalito, CA),Executive Coach & Change Consultant – provides guidance for transformational leadership, collaboration and sustainable growth to accomplished business owners, senior leaders and knowledge professionals. Clients – innovators in science, technology, social enterprise and the arts – value Beata’s incisive, pragmatic and holistic approach to facilitating complex, sensitive conversations and strategic change processes. Certified since 2004 as a Master Somatic Coach™, Beata takes a presence-centered, multi-disciplinary, and systems-oriented approach to leadership, group dynamics, and sustainable enterprise. A mediator since 1995 and former attorney, Beata leverages the vital and dynamic nature of agreements, trust, conflict and communication for productive partnering. Eager to experiment at emerging frontiers, Beata co-designed emBODY-INg Conflict Transformation (1999), integrating embodied learning and cognitive approaches to mediation. Her unique women’s leadership programs leverage results from her 2003 qualitative study, The Feminine Face of Leadership in Science. Beata taught for the Management Communication Program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (2005-2009) and as faculty with the GreenMBA Program of Dominican University of California (2008-2015). She also draws on extensive international experience and her passion for the creative: e.g. painting, music, dance, and healing arts.

  • Beatrice "Bebe" W. Hansen

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    Beatrice "Bebe" W. Hansen

    Location: DC

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: beatricewhansen@gmail.com

    Phone: 713.857.1506

    Website: www.OpenTheFlow.com

    Beatrice “Bebe” W. Hansen (Washington, DC) integrates her extensive family business experience with her psychotherapy background to coach individuals, teams and organizations in building leadership skills and capacities. Her business name, Open the Flow, speaks to the heart of the work she most enjoys: discovering together how to facilitate shifts in perspective while opening the flow of energy and aliveness. Through the coaching process, you feel empowered to move toward the future you envision. Bebe’s coaching approach is very practical and is grounded in measurable change through the body, mind and heart – your whole being. She holds certifications from the Strozzi Institute, Presence-Based Coaching and the Enneagram Institute. Bebe teaches as faculty with Doug Silsbee in the Presence-Based Coaching curriculum, and delivers leadership development training in the Washington, DC metro area. She has a BA in Business and an MS in Social Work, and is a member of ICF with PCC designation. Bebe has a personal practice of yoga and meditation, and has been in the Diamond Approach spiritual path since 2001. She enjoys creating tasty meals to share with family and friends, and occasionally can be found sailing the Potomac.

  • Beverley McMaster

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    Beverley McMaster

    Location: United Kingdom / UK

    Domains: Leadership, Executive

    Beverley McMaster’s (London, UK) coaching expertise is in the domain of leadership, working with both corporate and self-funded clients helping them to discover and learn how to:

    • Embody and exhibit powerful leadership presence
    • Influence and engage with others more effectively
    • Maintain healthy relationships even in conflict
    • Remain resilient in times of adversity and setback

    Committed to working in such a way that acknowledges self-development as extending way beyond our cognitive understanding and awareness, Beverley ensures that clients are able to embody what they learn. By paying greater attention to what is usually below the conscious radar (emotions, moods, sensation, biology, language), and integrating new practices, clients learn how to respond more purposefully, both professionally and personally. Prior to coaching, Beverley worked in senior HR roles with household names such as Dixon’s Carphone, Nestle Purina, Tesco and Revlon. Additionally, she has worked in professional services and engineering. She has navigated matrix, European and American settings and adjusted to living and working abroad.