School of Embodied Leadership
6-Day Immersive Leadership Course
The Breakthrough in Leadership You're Looking For
The School of Embodied Leadership is for dedicated leaders who are ready to overcome obstacles and move their teams forward with decisive action, emotional maturity, and embodied vision. In this six-day intensive you will discover what is not currently working in your role at work, in your community, or on team and gain strategies and tools to make necessary and lasting change in your leadership. You will walk out with proven methods and practices to stay centered and maintain your leadership presence under increasing amounts of pressure. 

In our forty years experience with training leaders, we’ve found that top leaders in their fields grapple with similar challenges. We empower leaders to work through them: 
  • "I'm indecisive and not fully confident in my actions as a leader."
  • "I want my entire team to show up collectively more confident and credible when it counts."
  • "I'm a high achiever at work, climbing the corporate ladder, but I want to find more purpose in my work."
  • "I want to leave something impactful when I move on from this company. What will my legacy be?" 
  • "I want to empower my teams to deliver higher quality work and generate actionable ideas."
We understand you. 
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Come On Your Own or Bring Your Team
A cornerstone component of the School of Embodied Leadership, is our focus on teamwork. You can come on your own and become part of a team in the course, or you can bring your team. 
When you come as a team, you start building trust and fostering  your unique leadership presence inside of your own team. The work happens in real time. 
"Hands down the best thing I have ever done for myself and my career.
- Cary Parker, Executive Director (Technology), Arvest Bank
Immediately Upgrade Your Leadership
In the School of Embodied Leadership, students emerge with the practices and confidence to immediately upgrade their choices and actions as leaders.

This program is an intense training that will increase your endurance, strength, and flexibility—physically, mentally, and emotionally. The impeccability of this unification creates a leader who is capable of decisive action, emotional maturity, and embodied vision. 

The School of Embodied Leadership will dramatically increase your self-confidence and focus your talents into purposeful action. 
“I have been on an intense life changing developmental journey for 11 years but my time in School of Embodied Leadership was the pinnacle! This course was transformational for me as I was pushed to my developmental edge. I also witnessed everyone on my team accessing the best version on themselves.” 
Marvin Reily, COO, EnPro Industries
Course Promises
We present a strong focus on rigor (being able to concentrate, generate positive and productive moods, remain open to possibilities, and think through complex situations); endurance and physical fitness (possessing strength, balance, agility, flexibility, coordination, and perseverance); and spirit and connection (knowing the values and calling on which you are willing to stake your life). 
  • Embody purpose, connection, and action
  • Build teams who thrive with vision and are grounded in practice
  • Increase your capacity to be with and resolve conflict as a generative force and address breakdowns with grace and transparency
  • Take effective action in high-stress and emotionally-charged environments
  • Give and receive real-time assessments that support change in yourself or others in the moment
  • Enhance the integration/alignment of your mind, body, spirit with vision and action
  • Become more accountable to yourself, your longings, and support the accountability of others
The School of Embodied Leadership course was a profound experience for me. I was craving a deep dive embodied leadership experience, which would be as much about building capability for work, as with relational transformation. I felt myself opening, coming into my power and a firmer commitment, and more importantly, felt knowledge of how to extend this power with others. I am grateful for this work and all that the facilitators did to make it happen for us.
Shawna Wakefield, Gender at Work
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.

Susie Nichols
Tim Tolliver
Course Details
There is no prerequisite for School of Embodied Leadership but Embodied Leadership Level One is recommended.
Course Activities
This course includes: 

  • Lectures and group discussions on Leadership Values and Principles
  • Physical fitness training
  • Mindfulness and attention training
  • Modified martial arts practices

We request a high level of commitment in order to accomplish the goals stated above. Leadership is not an academic exercise but a rigorous training in body, mind, and spirit. 
This course 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. 
Transportation Food, and Lodging
Organic meals (with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options), sourced and prepared locally, are provided for breakfasts, lunches and dinners during all training days. Transportation is not included. Students are encouraged to stay onsite. Other lodging options for our Petaluma location.
Strozzi Institute is committed to making our courses as available and accessible as possible. We offer a limited number of scholarships to students. Scholarship details.
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Online Offerings

Due to COVID-19 we have a limited offering of in person courses at this time. We are, however, rapidly developing our catalog of online offerings. 

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Additional Offerings
Embodied Leadership Level One is one of four offerings in our Embodied Leadership Pathway
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