Embodied Leadership Training (ELT) invites leaders and aspiring leaders, coaches and individuals to learn the skills of embodiment as a way to increase self-knowledge, and build compassionate and effective relationships.
Why Embodied Leadership Training?
The pace of global change demands competency in a different way – developing Presence through Body Knowledge.
Presence helps us counteract our loss of personal connection and intimacy due to the pervasiveness of technology and social media.
ELT is a dynamic, bodily learning process to create new somatic imprints and patterns of behavior. In four modules we take time to slow down and consciously engage your body, mind and emotions to:
- deepen embodied self-awareness,
- increase communication skills,
- stimulate creativity and
- build compassionate and effective ways to approach conflict.
Trainings are in California and Germany. Please contact us if you would like more information.
Embodied Leadership Training (ELT) is not a traditional leadership development program. The HEART of our approach integrates body, mind and emotions.
Personal development work is guided using the Heifetz Needs Matrix, Issues Clearing, Non-Violent Communication and Voice Dialogue. Movement and breath support non-verbal communication and Presence. Somatic Experiencing principles build integration and balance.
Four steps complete the ELT training. Four three-day workshops build a progression of modules. The training can be self-organized at your company or non-profit organization. Please contact us if you would like more information.
2017 Schedule of Modules:
Module I – Embodied Awareness
increases embodiment to discover a rich and largely unconscious source of self-knowledge. Leaders with strong embodied self-awareness engage in relationships with more finesse, aligning their words, feelings and actions. ELT is designed to connect body intelligence and emotional intelligence.
Module II – Communication and Voice
builds Presence and skill to communicate engaging messages for connection and impact. How you move influences what you say. This workshop opens the feedback loop between your inner experiences and your movement, breath, voice and words, so that you can feel what you say with clarity and power.
Module III – Communicating under Conflict
untangles the hidden value of conflict. How can you make conflict an opportunity to strengthen yourself and deepen relationships? Discover the role you play in conflict. Combining movement, voice dialogue and non-violent communication, learn and practice how to “bring peace into the room.”
Module IV – Creativity and Resilience
stimulates your imagination, creativity and courage to face unknown outcomes. Leading change processes goes hand-in-hand with daring and innovation.
Strengthen how to think quickly on your feet, open out rather than close down under pressure, and build a feedback loop between thoughts and responses to support more competent risk-taking.
Your take-away tools and personal learnings?
- Understanding how your movement both defines and limits you
- Somatic Mindfulness
- More integrated movement expression.
- Finding comfort in your body as a resource
- Greater crisp and impactful messages
- Insight into the art of building rapport and relationship
- Listening so that others feel heard
- Larger repertoire to handle conflict
- Non-verbal and non-violent communication skills
- Personal fluidity to face resistance
- Developing creativity through movement improvisation
“The seminar is well paced, mindful and very enriching, a very professional and well-organised experience. Loved the diversity of the participants as well.”
Nicole Cohen | Market Analyst
“The workshop can make a supernova in ones personal and professional life.”
Sandra Adiarte | Body-Movement Therapist/Certified Movement Analyst
“The entire weekend was a safe space to make “mistakes” and find that they were really just LEARNING points!”
Katarina Thome | Yoga teacher/Investor & Philanthropist
“I learned a lot about my personal relationship to my body, movement and how this is connected to my way of interacting with others.”
Jane Schütz | Businesswoman
“ELT was an enlightening experience for me… You have the ability to point out doors that we only need to step through.”
Ute Martina Witt | Alternative medical practitioner
Embodied Leadership Training is the co-creation of Judy Gantz, M.A., CMA. and Deborah Heifetz, Ph.D., CMA. Our synergistic approach is rooted in professional careers drawn from the fields of Dance, Anthropology, Peace & Conflict Studies, Laban Movement Analysis, Facilitation and Peace Activism.
Our work has taken us to university, business and international community settings. The goal: To train new leaders more capable of creating solutions to social problems by bridging body, mind and emotional intelligence as a fundamental resource.
Dr. Deborah Heifetz is a co-founder and co-director of BraveHearts International. She is a Mediator, certified Y.P.O. Forum Facilitator and Certified Movement Analyst (C.M.A.) who holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, an M.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Genetics.
Judy Gantz is an international movement specialist, dancer, teacher and lecturer. She created the Center for Movement Education & Research, and has been leading the Laban movement training of dance/movement therapists in California for over 30 years.
“The warrior archetype was intriguing for me – it felt very present and familiar, to make conscious the role that men are expected to live in every day life.”
André Pohl | Social Worker/Entrepreneur
“It is the combination of verbal coaching, role plays AND body work that ‘makes the difference’.”
Claudia Heland | Journalist
“The archetypes will be very helpful to feel whole and confident.”
Lea Ledwon | Peace and conflict management graduate
“Judith and Deborah are two experts in their work. They embody what they teach and are inspiring role models for female leaders and for me.”
Gudrun Alles | Teacher and Researcher in African Dance
“I am deeply impressed by your teachings. You are wonderful teachers, visionaries and examples of how the body and movement are an integral part of our interactions…”
Dr. Marita Schütz-Hartmann | Psychiatrist and specialist in psycho-somatic medicine and psychotherapy
“I rediscovered the part of myself that can speak in public and also became aware of what motivates me, and the role that motivation plays during interactions within a team.”
Claudia Roth | Architect and Project Director