This was much more than leadership development. Working with Jennifer and Jeff was an inspirational, moving, and joyful journey of self-discovery."
David McShea, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter
Plenty's Lights of Conscious Leadership outline a deeper way to practice leadership – and a more fulfilling way to live life.
Over the six months of Pandora, we'll explore the lights to help you illuminate your path, create the confidence you need to thrive, and build skills you'll use for the rest of your life.
Each individual has values and passions that are unique. These passions are clues that can lead us to the life we dream of. Many of us have experienced the internal tension that comes from doing something we don't like to do, or from saying something we don't believe to be true. That's not leadership.
Leadership is about shining our light authentically for others to follow. Conscious leaders pursue their passions in order to inspire the best in others and make a difference in the world.
During the second month, we'll explore the power of passion and purpose. We'll help you get clear on what you truly value, and then encourage you to practice speaking and living your own truth rather than someone else's.
During the third month, we'll explore the idea that your light is always on. What we mean is, even in our darkest, most insecure and fearful moments, we still have everything we need to be leaders. Your light comes with you wherever you go.
In other words, whether you feel happy and empowered or worried and stressed, you have access to the same set of abilities and talents.
Beyond a healthy humility, negative self-talk and harsh self-criticism don't serve us well. Leadership at its core starts with self-love. Are we ready to embrace the weakest parts of ourselves, knowing that they help the strongest parts of us grow?
During month four, we explore the false idea that we can control the world around us – with our words, plans, goals, or actions. It is a fiction that many of us hold onto for years, until an unforeseen crisis or random act of fate disrupts our carefully constructed worldview.
In truth, nearly everything in our lives exists outside of our control. Leaders don’t need to know all the answers, and seldom do. Rather, conscious leaders spend time learning to navigate the unknown, step by step, moment by moment, with presence and alignment to their beliefs, values, and purpose.
In moments of uncertainty we can trust that we are fully prepared to "show up to what shows up." We only have to know the next step. Life will illuminate the right next step we need to take and if we are paying attention to the cues, we will find more ease and grace as we walk the path.
During month five, we'll explore how and why leaders know there’s a bigger plan. Some call it Fate; others God; others the Universe; others the Divine. Some may call it Science.
Whatever you name it, leaders realize there are larger forces at work. The sun rises without us having to set an alarm on our cell phone. The seasons change without needing a calendar appointment to do it. There is a grand set of forces working all around us. Those forces sometimes communicate to us via insight, intuition, and synchronicity.
Leaders polish their intellectual skills, but they are just as willing to follow their instincts, feelings, and heart as they walk in awareness.
In month six, we'll put it all together to take stock of what we've learned and explored. We'll contemplate how the Lights of Conscious Leadership interact and how they can guide us in the inevitable times of uncertainty we all face.
Finally, we'll work together to draft commitments to help guide you going forward. You'll leave with more confidence, more clarity, and lifelong friends.
Jeff and Jennifer's approach to leadership is a breath of fresh air, literally: they lead by example, through their own vulnerability, authenticity, and inspiration. Their organic approach fosters an amazing environment of self discovery."
Michael J. Orrico, DDS Entrepreneur, Dad, Artist, Writer, Dreamer
Our clients are change-makers, dreamers, visionaries, and conscious leaders who want
a better life and a better world.