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“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” 

Aristotle

“At its heart, leadership is about understanding human behaviour— what we do, how we do it and why we do it. Effective leaders meet needs; pay careful attention to group processes; calm anxieties, and arouse hopes and aspirations; know how to liberate human energy and inspire people to positive action. They harness and leverage the different and complex forces and dynamics at play in organizational functioning.” 

Manfred Kets de Vries. Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change, INSEAD

Leading With Psychological Wellbeing

At the heart of conscious, deliberate, effective, and calm leadership lies well-being and a deep understanding of self. This is especially important when navigating challenges, facing difficult conversations, implementing change processes, or driving performance uplifts. Leaders are merchants of hope, and a solid grasp of human behaviour is fundamental for bringing out the best in others, delivering objectives, and finding sustained meaning in what we do. 

 

Studies demonstrate a direct link between the relationship of leaders and employees and the psychological well-being of both groups. Leadership psychological well-being development programs, as referenced by McKinsey Health Institute and Taylor and Francis, have shown considerable benefits. 

​Drawing from thousands of hours with clients, group coaching and counselling, retreat facilitation, insights from over 100 books, executive leadership, and personal experiences, this program has being designed to enable you to make informed and sustained changes through providing you with solid understanding of psychological wellbeing. The work is not sold as a quick fix, rather it is presented in a factual and no-nonsense manner, that:

 

  • Aims to bring to forefront that which many leaders only discover once they come to experience inevitable professional or personal pain. 

  • Empowers you to consciously lead with deliberate calm. 

The program has received consistently positive feedback from participants at mid to senior levels across businesses of all sizes, including large corporations, SMEs, and multi-nationals. Combining a psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, and system thinking orientation it combines three, customizable, elements:
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  • Four classroom sessions, supported with manuals, that provide a theoretical and practical overview of the carefully chosen topics. Explore the modules here.

  • Group discussions, within the context of self and the organization, during these sessions.

  • Four one-on-one coaching sessions per delegate. 

The outcomes you can expect from your team working through the program are highlighted here.

Outcomes

Embracing this work has a societal impact that extends into the broader systems in which we live and operate. ​Engaging in this program participants have noticed that they experience:

  • A deeper understanding of core human dynamics, leading to better relationships with others, themselves, and the world.

  • Greater self-acceptance and self-compassion.

  • Increased confidence and greater overall effectiveness.

  • Improved psychological well-being and the capability to deal with the world as it is, rather than that which we wish it to be.

  • A deeper understanding of how causality is always at play and that mostly, more presents than is initially presented.

  • A shift in organizational performance as a result of the collective and compounding impact of these changes.

Outcomes will largely depend on two things. Your:

  • Level of openness, desire, and engagement during the sessions.

  • Subsequent commitment to deeply think about, and then apply that which is learned.

lutz otto, executive coach, leadership coach, life coach, personal coach, coach, cognitive behavioral coach, counselling coach, integrative coach, psychodynamic coach, team coach, counselor, emotional intelligence, emotional regulation, mental health, personal development, self-development, healing, self-belief, self-confidence, self-love, self-worth, finding myself, finding meaning, finding purpose, finding motivation, navigating transition, change management, organizational behavior,

“It is when we act freely, rather than for ulterior motives, that we learn to become more than what we were. When we choose a goal and invest ourselves in it to the limits of concentration, whatever we do will be enjoyable. And once we have tasted this joy, we will redouble our efforts to taste it again. This is the way the self grows.“

 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Management.

Known particularly for his work related to "flow", meaning and purpose.

Outcomes
lutz otto, executive coach, leadership coach, life coach, personal coach, coach, cognitive behavioral coach, counselling coach, integrative coach, psychodynamic coach, team coach, counselor, emotional intelligence, emotional regulation, mental health, personal development, self-development, healing, self-belief, self-confidence, self-love, self-worth, finding myself, finding meaning, finding purpose, finding motivation, navigating transition, change management, organizational behavior,

“Emotional agility is the practice of observing our feelings as information, rather than trying to change or control them.

It is the ability to have a full range of emotions and experiences, including more difficult ones, and still choose to make decisions, and act in ways, that are congruent with our values and goals.”  

 

Susan David. Harvard Medical School psychologist, founder of Evidence Based Psychology Management Consultancy and co-founder of the Harvard/McLean Institute of Coaching.

“Research in cognitive science has shown repeatedly that many important things and much behavior is resultant of what goes on outside conscious awareness. This observation is no longer controversial to even the most hard-nosed empiricist. It is not just that we do not fully know our own minds, but there are things we seem not to want to know. These things are threatening, out of harmony, or make us feel vulnerable in some way, so we tend to look away.“

 

Jonathan Shedler. Psychoanalyst, clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, faculty member at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, author, consultant, researcher, supervisor, and lecturer. 

Program Content

If these are the only four psychological manuals/ books you work with in your lifetime, you will be more than adequately empowered to navigate that which unfolds.​​

Module 1:

 

  • The process of personal transformation

  • Leadership: Starting point questions 

  • Leadership style

  • How we learn: Where it all starts

  • Powerful models to help our growth

  • Trust and psychological safety as a cornerstone of performance

  • Values

Module 2:

 

  • The foundations of personality

  • The self-esteem triad: Self-worth, self-confidence, and self-care.

  • Moving outwards from balanced self-esteem and the dark triad

  • Authenticity and self-concept

  • Building healthy self esteem

  • The triangle of affect, cognition and behavior, and why we accept the duality of our emotional and thinking existence. 

  • Identifying emotions

  • Feelings deserving more attention

  • Processing our experiences

  • Forced Positivity, repression and suppression

  • Emotional intelligence, regulation and maturity

 

Module 3:

  • Our double subjection to conscious and unconscious cognition

  • Defenses and resistance

  • Integrating our shadow

  • Attachment theory

  • Transactional analysis

  • Internal family systems: accessible language

  • Perception, biases, thinking errors 

  • Working within our zones of tolerance

  • Conditions for psychological well being

  • Proven ways to build psychological and physiological wellbeing

  • Effective ways to deal with challenge

 

Module 4:

  • Performance. Culture. Weaving It Together

  • Motivation

  • Intrinsic Motivation: Performance Rocket Fuel

  • Amplifying Motivation

  • Communication And Active Listening

  • Communication Types We Want To Be Aware Of

  • Systems, Performance and Alignment 

  • Organizational Culture

  • Living Consciously

  • Weaving It All Together

What is our next step?

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