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Courage to Lead®: Cultivating “Habits of the Heart” focuses on:

  • Inviting leaders to examine personal and professional experiences by listening deeply to their “inner wisdom”.. 

  • Welcoming all people to co-create a compassionate community dedicated to sharing and holding our stories.

  • Honoring each leader’s gifts, strength, and limits in a way which encourages them to explore the inner landscape of their lives and uncover the interconnection of their life patterns and leadership.

  • Renewing, reuniting, and recovering the intersection of heart, mind, and spirit as leaders explore the habit(s) of their heart and how they influence their leadership.


In solitary reflection, small group engagement, and community exploration, the circle will co-create space for leaders to identify and experience how their soul is formed by practices of their heart and how their heart forms their leadership. Leaders will grow an aptitude and appreciation for turning inside to lead outside. Attend to and fostering “habits of the heart” combined with an intention to practice wholehearted leadership developed a leader’s capacity for self-awareness, self-management, deep listening, living and leading from core values, and co-creating community with passion and joy!

Courage to Lead: Cultivating “Habits of the Heart” is modeled on the Circle of Trust® approach developed by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. You can learn more about “Circles of Trust” at www.couragerenewal.org/approach or in Parker Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life.