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Conscious Leadership


Lead Your Life.

Leadership isn't about title or authority. Leadership is about taking initiative in and with your life.

Speak your truth and shine your light as
you lead others with authenticity, awareness, and confidence.  

A Conscious Leader is Aware, Aligned, and Intentional.

The world is calling us to lead ourselves and others in a different way. The old system of win-at-all-cost achievement, top-down management, and hierarchical power hasn't worked. It isn't sustainable. 

Conscious leaders put people first. They don't view people as a means to an end. Conscious leaders foster kindness, collaboration, and co-creation so that their people are seen, heard, and fulfilled.

When people thrive, performance follows. 

How Present Are You?

At a fundamental level, a conscious leader is aware.  When we are aware, we hear more, see more and sense more. As we increase our awareness, we are more capable of noticing the subtleties of work and life – the quiet whispers within as well as the sights, sounds, and signs around us that guide our way. 
 

The conscious leader can connect more dots, seeing and sensing opportunities that others can’t. The conscious leader isn’t carried away into drama, stress, and false crisis, but rather has an ability to “see what is” without story or judgment. Conscious leaders know when and why to step back, how to listen, and when to act.  
 

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What Do You Want?

When we are aware, we are more deeply connected to ourselves. We become more attuned to what works for us, what lights us up, and what brings us joy. When we know that, we can lead from the inside out — the most powerful place of alignment. 
 
Awareness leads to alignment. In other words, once we are present to our lives, we can ask, "Does this work for me?" Conscious leaders align their lives with their deepest calling and help others do the same. When we are aligned to our truth and our purpose, we can align with those we lead in a more awakened, intentional, and empowered way. 



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What Choices Do You Make?

Once we are aware and aligned, we can be more intentional with our choices. We shift into making conscious choices that are aligned with the awareness of who we want to be and what is needed from the people we love and lead. We can lean into what brings us joy and step away from what contracts us. 
 
As we become more intentional, we can become more trusting, too. We can drop the need to try to control, manage, and force everything in our lives. We can see the difference between grinding through goals and purposeful living. We don’t give up the journey, but we become content with letting the current of life guide us
 
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Time to Wake Up

If we aren't careful, we can spend our whole lives on autopilot. Stuck on the hamster wheel, we move from meeting to meeting, job to job, decade to decade following what we're told. 

You have so much more to offer the world – and the world has so much more to offer you. Your presence matters. Your presence is unique. Your presence is powerful. 

Conscious leadership means waking up – leading your own life. 

  • What do you really care about?
  • What sparks your curiosity?
  • Where are you showing up? 
  • What doesn't feel right?
  • What lights you up?
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Time to Look Around

The signs are all around. The phone call from an old friend you were just thinking about. The request from your boss to research a product you've been dreaming about. The synchronicity of hearing about the same book from three different people. 

When we slow down, we see more. We notice that the information that is really helpful in guiding us often comes from within. 

Working harder isn't necessarily the best way. The conscious leader drops the need to prove, to push, to strive. The conscious leader is aware of the wisdom all around. 

  • What do you notice?
  • When do you feel contracted? Expanded?
  • What are the whispers that want your attention?
  • What signs do you see?
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Time to Be You

Stop the pretending. Stop the pleasing. Stop the story telling. The world really needs you to be you. 

Conscious leaders don't compartmentalize. They don't mitigate. They bring their full selves to everything they do. Conscious leaders have the courage to practice being human – knowing they are enough. 

We're designed to be authentic. It's more tiring to pretend to be someone else than it is to be who we're meant to be. Authenticity starts when we align to our deepest truths. When we're aligned, everything works better. Life flows.

When we align to ourselves, we can bring out the best in ourselves and others. 

  • What is authentic to me?
  • Where am I pretending?
  • Where am I mitigating?
  • Who am I really meant to be?

Practicing Conscious Leadership

Plenty's Four Lights of Conscious Leadership outline a deeper way to consider leadership. Whereas most leadership curriculums consider what leaders should do, the Four Lights help conscious leaders reflect on how they could be.

This subtle difference is the open invitation to reconsider not only what leadership is, but what life has on offer for us. 

LIGHT ONE

A leader is a light for others.

LIGHT TWO

Your light is always on.

LIGHT THREE

You only need to see what's right in front of you.

LIGHT FOUR

There is a larger light guiding you.

Light 1

 

We each have 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. True leadership is about clarifying our passions in order to inspire the best in others and ourselves. To do that, we need to get clear on what we truly value, and then practice speaking and living our own truth rather than someone else's.

In other words, we start by clarifying our own passions – the things we care about and why – and then sharing them with the world. When we follow our passions, we live a more authentic life. That authenticity increases our joy and fulfillment. It's that simple.

Light 2

 

Even in our darkest, most insecure and fearful moments, we still have everything we need to be leaders.

What if every time we experienced worry or stress, those feelings were meant to be reminders to us about how powerful we are? What if every moment of doubt was meant to be a call for us to remember our best selves?

Our light may feel dim at times, but it can never go out. 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?

Light 3

 

The idea that we can control the world around us – with our words, plans, goals, or actions – is an alluring fiction. 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, 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.

Light 4

 

Leaders know that 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.

How We Can Help

Executive Coaching

Experience personalized and thoughtful guidance and advice to help you unlock your own inner wisdom to grow through work and life. 

Mindful Leadership Retreats

Follow your curiosity, build confidence, and navigate change in a nourishing, fulfilling environment called "transformative" and "life-changing."

Executive and Team Wellbeing

Diagnose the causes of stress and burnout and address them long-term with assessments, retreats, and coaching to help recharge and renew.

Passion and Values Clarification

Get clear on what you value – and what you don't – with workshops to help you align your team and yourself to what really matters. 

Team Building and Culture Assessment

Ask simple but powerful questions about the culture you have – and the culture you want. Clear away the cultural clutter and lead your team to higher performance. 

Conscious Leadership Masterminds

Year-round, ongoing coaching programs to connect you with other conscious leaders like you. Find your tribe and then help each other grow. 

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For Further Information

We offer a variety of assessments, retreats, and tools to help you become the conscious leader you were meant to be.

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Assess Your Leadership

Take our free Lantern Leadership Assessment to help you understand what kind of leader you are — and help you get clear on the what kind of leader you want to be. See how your results compare to thousands of other conscious leaders. 

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Unleash Your Potential

Open up to what's really possible for you. Our executive coaching service is personalized for your unique journey of growth. We’ll help you make a difference in the world as you make a difference for yourself. Available in personal or group formats over six and twelve-month timeframes.

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Lead Your Life

Find your passion at Lantern, our four-day leadership retreat for people like you. Learn how to follow your curiosity, build confidence, and navigate change with this acclaimed all-inclusive retreat. 

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