Women’s Leadership Circles
A Transformative Group Coaching Experience
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.
But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
– Melinda Gates
This Women’s Leadership Circle’s (WLC) program is a response to the growing complexity and challenges surrounding women’s advancement into senior leadership positions. The internal and external barriers that women have to navigate are coming at a great cost. Tackling this pervasive issue requires a deeper and more novel approach.
Through a unique facilitated process and program design, Women’s Leadership Circles empower participants to surface unconscious biases, manifest new possibilities, and implement personalized strategies that produce meaningful and sustainable results. To accelerate this work, we use the Enneagram to determine each participant’s core personality “type” and the strengths, patterns and areas of potential development. Among other content, together we explore the essential developmental topics of mindfulness, inner critic, creative expression, and wholehearted leadership.
The program’s aim is to enable women to achieve more fulfilling leadership and work experiences. When this happens, organizations reap the rewards that come from these women’s heightened contributions. The ultimate gain is a work environment that is inclusive, emotionally intelligent, and fosters well-being.
The WLC 6-month cohort experience is a hybrid between a women’s circle and a leadership development program. Based on the principles of ‘Circle Work’ and heavily informed by the models and methodologies of the Deep Coaching Institute, the WLC journey takes participants on an innovative (and fun) inside-out quest. We meet six times as a group for a full day. Engagement between meetings includes individual 1:1 coaching with a WLC coach, peer-to-peer coaching between participants and additional experiential coursework for further exploration and personal impact.
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IMPACT TO PARTICIPANTS & ORGANIZATIONS
By knowing our truly authentic selves and showing up with greater attunement to our own deeper intelligence as well as to others and the world around us – we become stronger leaders. Our leadership is fueled by many increased capacities including: more robust engagement, resilience, well-being, creative thinking and problem solving, enhanced communication, building critical relationships, developing others in powerful new ways and addressing complex situations with innovative thinking. The process above supports our personal journey to this place. To learn more about each of uniquely designed cohort sessions to guide this journey, click here.
Through fully participating in the WLC, you will leave the program with the ability to:
- Live and lead more authentically.
- Attain clarity about your personal leadership identity, purpose and goals.
- Build or make clearer your own leadership presence.
- Bring original and innovative thinking and voice to organizational demands and opportunities.
- Increase confidence to influence the challenges of working in dynamic environments.
- Foster appreciation for inclusive values in the workplace such as collaboration, compassion, and communication.
CURRENT PROGRAM OFFERINGS
Clicking on the links below will take you to the registration page on the WLC separate website.
Burlingame, CA, 2018 – program in process
Mill Valley, CA, 2018 – program in process
Burlingame, CA Spring 2019 – accepting applications
Boston, MA Spring 2019 – accepting applications
To learn more about the WLC programs, alumni offerings, retreats and more – visit our separate website at:
WLC has connected me with many truly outstanding women
“Being part of WLC has been an amazing experience. It has allowed me to better understand my own strengths, skills, and emotions, and leverage these as unique opportunities to lead teams, develop myself, develop others and show up as a grounded authentic female leader. In addition WLC has connected me with many truly outstanding women in a safe, open and instantly trusting environment that made us all share easily and develop fast and lasting connections.” – Christiane, VP Medical Affairs, Biotech Company
The WLC program will give you a better understanding of yourself from the inside-out
“The WLC program will give you a better understanding of yourself from the inside-out. It will also help you empathize with those on your team in a much deeper and more nuanced way.”
Enrich your career satisfaction as well as your team’s satisfaction
“Trust in the journey – it can be transformational if you are open to it. You will learn about your tendencies, understand you have other options, be more present, and bring more authenticity to your leadership – which will enrich your career satisfaction as well as your team’s satisfaction.” – Debora, Sales Director, Foundation Medicine
The WLC program was an incredible journey
“The WLC program was an incredible journey in discovering who I am, what my gifts are and how to make an impact both personally and professionally using these gifts.”
I became more comfortable with who I am as a leader
“Through my experience with WLC, I became more comfortable with who I am as a leader and how I want to be with my team. As a more authentic leader, I am able to be vulnerable and openly show how much I care to my team. As a result, they can be their best and deliver results beyond what we thought possible.” – Rebecca Vermeulen, Head Medical Liaison, Biotech Company