This course will be an inquiry into the methodology of Somatic Coaching and the principles of Embodied Leadership as used in organizational work. Distinctions, principles and practices will be organized around one’s own personal and professional development.
Students will be introduced to key elements that underlie a somatic transformation and practices that are necessary to fulfill one’s personal and professional commitments, including the role of Body Work in initiating a Somatic Opening.
Methods for embodied leadership in teams and organizations, the importance of somatic embodied practices to sustain change and transformation, and the cost of teams and organizations who do not include our capacity for intuition, sensing and feeling will be explored.
Dr. Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, is founder of Strozzi Institute. He has spent over four decades researching, developing and teaching Somatics to business leaders, executive managers, teams from Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, technology start-ups, non-profits, the U.S. government and military.
He was named one of the Top 50 Executive Coaches in The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching, and in Profiles in Coaching. He is the co-founder of the Mideast Aikido Project (MAP), which brings together Palestinians and Israelis through the practice of Aikido.
Richard is the author of eight books, including The Leadership Dojo, In Search of the Warrior Spirit, The Anatomy of Change, Holding the Center and The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion. From 2002 to 2007 he was an advisor to NATO and the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe (SACEUR) General Jim Jones, formally the National Security Advisor.
Richard has a PhD in Psychology and is a seventh degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido.