Trainings & Workshops
A Mindful Path to Global Leadership training
Integrates the practice of mindfulness – attention and awareness – with the practical tools of effective cross-cultural management, enabling leaders to bring a wider range of their capacities to today’s increasingly complex and dynamic work environment.
This 1-day program provides the leader an understanding of what it means to be physically and psychologically available and attentive to what is occurring in the present-moment. By increasing one’s quality of present-moment awareness, the ability to discern the best course of action becomes highly enhanced.
Leaders benefit from the skill of creating “space” between themselves and their thought process so they can see a bigger context when in crisis or stressful states; the leader is then able to take in more information on many levels, including interpersonal, situational and environmental details. Mindfulness training helps leaders cultivate a calm and focused way of being, which are the two qualities or states of mind of peak performance for high achievers.
More importantly, regular practice of mindfulness allows for leaders to step back from the automatic or habitual “reactions” and instead make choices to respond with appropriate “action” that is aligned with reaching their goals. We employ proven techniques (i.e. STOP – OBSERVE – ALIGN – ALLOW) and share practical advice and easy-to-adopt exercises that will help participants become better leaders. Honing their ability to find stillness and clarity even in the midst of complicated situations will take their effectiveness to a new level.
Today’s leaders also benefit from having skills that translate in a global marketplace. Research has shown that openness, a highly evolved sense of perceptual acuity, emotional resilience and self-autonomy are key attributes to being a good leader in a global economy. By utilizing the Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory, participants learn where they fall short when working with people from different countries and cultures and learn simple steps they can take to close the gaps. We also introduce the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity, a valuable framework to help leaders recognize how “attached” they may be to their views and opinions and create space for new and dynamic ways of thinking and being that are most appropriate for the issues at hand.
A Mindful Path to Global Leadership is designed to help leaders discover a way to cultivate their deepest potential and lead with excellence and wisdom, ultimately improving their well-being and organizational success.
Cultivating Leadership Presence – STOP – OBSERVE – ALIGN – ALLOW™
At this session you will learn about a unique evidence-based coaching approach aimed at cultivating leadership Presence, or increasing one’s quality of Presence in relationship to self, others, and work. This unique coaching methodology blends principles and practices of Positive Psychology, Flow Theory, and Mindfulness, all proven to enhance health and performance.
You will learn practices from the core 4-step process that cultivates increased clarity and awareness, which allows individuals and teams to shift habitual behavioral patterns that contribute to stress, burnout and ineffectiveness. These easy-to-adopt exercises will help you hone your ability to find stillness and clarity even in the midst of complicated situations and take your effectiveness to a new level as you begin to see things from a calm and expanded perspective. This program is designed to help leaders discover a way to cultivate their deepest potential and lead with excellence and wisdom, ultimately improving their well-being and organizational success.
Elizabeth Topp PhD
Elizabeth has been working in the corporate sector for 19 years in the capacity of cross-cultural trainer, executive coach, and business consultant. Elizabeth is the Co-Founder of MōD, Meaningful Business Design Inc., a boutique coaching and consulting firm offering services in strategic visioning, meaningful innovation strategy, mindfulness-based executive coaching and leadership, and cultural development programs. In 2005 she designed and researched the original Presence-Based Coaching executive coaching model. The 4-step process, STOP – OBSERVE – ALIGN – ALLOW, is used to guide individuals and teams to build more effective and sustainable leadership skills. Elizabeth has a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology as well as Master’s Degrees in Counseling Psychology and Holistic Human Development. She has additional credentials in clinical psychology, transformational coaching, creative expressive arts, and various mind / body therapeutic modalities.