Leadership Embodiment Level 1 Course

The Leadership Embodiment (LE) model is used in this self-development course for coaches, OD professionals, leadership facilitators and educators to break down, study and attend to the critical 70% of communication that is non-verbal.  We specialize in assessing how our bodies organize while under pressure and offer exercises and practices that help us reconnect to our centered selves, a more open, uplifted and inclusive way of being.

Leadership Embodiment

The more we understand our own habits and patterns under stress and can embody the processes that help us recover, the more authentic we can be when coaching others. When we as coaches, embody strength and warmth, inspiration and interest, we are modeling what we would like to encourage in our clients. Instead of taking ourselves out of the picture, we take the view that we are on the path with them. We practice along with them, together we cultivate – openness, transparency and enthusiasm.

LE Level 1 Course

This course offers participants an introduction to LE, language, practices, principles and ways to deepen the awareness and explore their patterns and centering practice in a variety of situations.

Through simple physical exercises that apply light pressure, we are able to recognize the patterns that arise when we are in intense situations. Once we are familiar with our pattern, we apply centering practices to help us shift to a more creative, compassionate and skillful state. Working in pairs, we chunk down learning exercises to create a lasting somatic imprint in the body. Individual debrief and group discussions create a dynamic learning container.

What Will You Learn

Over the course of a 2-day long class you will be introduced to Level 1 (Foundational) Module:

Level 1 Module: You will learn to shift to an open relaxed and centered state while under pressure. Level 1 Module introduces practices for cultivating the 3 Leadership Competencies:

  • Being inclusive, especially in difficult situations
  • Listening to everything that is being said without taking things personally
  • Speaking up for what we believe in, even when there is strong resistance

Our Partners & Senior Faculty

Our Partners & Senior Faculty: The course will be offered in partnership with Leadership Embodiment facilitated by Tiphani Palmer. Tiphani is a coach and facilitator with 15 year experience with the Leadership Embodiment model.  She has worked with a wide variety of organizations throughout the US, Canada and Europe and specializes in personal and team leadership development. She holds a second-degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido.

Target Audience: Experienced Coaches looking to take their practices to the next level, Skilled Facilitators, OD practitioners, Educators, Professionals who want to support learning and development in organizations and their community. 

Date: TBD

Tuition: $1,300 (includes program fee, all class materials, meals and a copy of Wendy Palmer’s book Leadership Embodiment) 

Venue: GWU Alexandria Graduate Center, 413 John Carlyle Street, Suite 250 Alexandria, VA 22314 (5 min walk from Blue/Yellow Line and 15 min driving from the Reagan National Airport) 

Continuing Coach Education

Academic Non-Credit Continuing Education Units (CEUs): This course offers 1.6 CEUs based on 16 hours of faculty-led content. 

Professional Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEUs): LE 1 provides 14 CCEUs


Ina Gjikondi
Director, Executive Education & Coaching
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-994-5313

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