Leading

Leading with COURAGE, AUTHENTICITY and INSPIRATION

Higher Ground Leadership Coaching Programs and Workshops

Higher Ground Leadership is a breakthrough leadership philosophy that enables organizations to achieve a uniqueness not shared by most others-inspiration.  It is built on the simple concept that inspired people create inspired organizations, that create inspired communities, that inspire the world.  I offer customized coaching programs, group coaching and mastermind groups and we explore integrating the CASTLE principles in how we live, work, create and lead. 

CASTLE Principles®

Courage: Being brave enough to reach beyond the boundaries created by our existing, often deeply held, limitations, fears, and beliefs. Initiating change in our lives, of any kind, is only possible when we are courageous enough to take the necessary action.

Authenticity: Committing oneself to showing up and being fully present in all aspects of life. Removing the mask and becoming a real, vulnerable, and intimate human being, a person without self-absorption who is genuine and emotionally and spiritually connected to others.

Service: Focusing on the needs of others by listening to them, identifying their needs, and meeting them. Being inspiring, rather than following a self-focused, competitive, fear-based approach.

Truthfulness: Being truthful in all thoughts, words, and actions, and listening openly to the truth of others and refusing to compromise integrity or to deny obvious or universal truths, even when avoiding the truth might, on the face of it, seem easier, especially in testing times.

Love: Embracing the underlying oneness with others and life. Relating to and inspiring others and touching their hearts in ways that add to who you both are as persons.

Effectiveness: Being capable of, and successful in, achieving the physical, material, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual goals we set in life.

Dare To Lead

Dare to Lead is the ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures. Daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100% teachable. It’s learning and practice that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with our whole hearts.

About The Dare To Lead Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals.

Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly list.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable.

Certified Dare to Lead Facilitators focus on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

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