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Leading With Your Authentic Story


Leading With Your Authentic Story

You want to dig deep within to unearth your truest self. You want to lead from your values. You have a passion that you want to share with the world to make an impact, whatever size.

This takes work, and in this program you have a chance to practice that work. There is no “correct” style of leadership. One size does not fit all. In this program, you will reflect on your most deeply held values. You will dig deep into your own experiences to understand how you can authentically lead others. You will connect with your own story to understand the person you are today and the person you want to be one year from now. And then you will share that story with others to connect, inspire, and lead.

You will not do this alone. This program requires you to build community. As a group, we will model an empowering, supportive, psychologically safe space in which people feel comfortable being their authentic selves and contributing to the benefit of the group. Because of this, you will connect on a deeply human level with the other attendees.

Topics will be customized to the needs of the group, and likely include giving feedback and expressing gratitude, building a support system, developing trust, empathizing, and empowering others. Most essentially, you will develop self-awareness through self-reflection, and you will practice the leadership presence needed to tell powerful, authentic stories.

From this course, you will gain:

Improved leadership presence. You’ll put into practice this skill set that enables a leader to motivate, inspire and connect to others. And you’ll do so with more confidence, having practiced, received feedback, and practiced again.

Practical storytelling skills. You’ll go back to work telling compelling stories about yourself, your product, or your company to your peers, managers, customers, partners, and investors.

Clarity on your authentic leadership style. You’ll have connected with your values and will now lead with them. You will set an example for others through your willingness to be your authentic self. 

A broader support network. You will connect deeply with other participants and model what a strong, supportive professional community can be, and you’ll want to keep in touch.

Overall, you will be a fuller, more confident version of yourself.

And of course we'll have a lot of fun!

You will get as much out of the program as you put into it. What exactly do you hope to unearth? Please let me know: YmlsbF9jb2xsaW5zIHwgYmVya2VsZXkgISBlZHU=


Time and Date

Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, 9am to 5pm each day.

Who should attend this course?

Executives and managers

Individual contributors who need to influence others (e.g., product managers)

All industries.. We learn from the diversity of the group.

All people who want to improve their leadership through harnessing their own authenticity.

I've taken a Berkeley ECI course before. How is this one different?

Course content will be customized to you and the other attendees' needs. Done a certain exercise with us before and want something different? Let us know, and we'll make sure you get a fresh, new experience. You'll also be with a new group, and many learnings will come from your fellow attendees and how you connect with each other.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The workshop will be held at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. There is a parking garage under the building (enter on Kittredge street) and it is one block from the downtown BART station.

What is the suggested attire?

Please wear comfortable clothes.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email YmlsbF9jb2xsaW5zIHwgYmVya2VsZXkgISBlZHU= for any questions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No - your name will be on our list. 

What is the refund policy?

By submitting this registration you authorize the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute to charge your credit card for the program fees. Cancellation requests must be received in writing and must be received by the following schedule: if the participant cancels at least 30 days prior to the start of the program, the registrant is entitled to a full refund less $50 to cover admiistrative fees. No refunds will be allowed for cancellations made fewer than 30 days prior to the start of the program. 

Approximately two weeks prior to the start date for the program, a decision will be made to cancel or run the program. Berkeley ECI reserves the right to change the time, date, and/or location and to make other revisions in these offerings, which may become necessary. If program is cancelled, the participants will be notified by Berkeley ECI and will have the option to transfer to a future program, receive a credit or receive a refund of program fees paid. Please do not book non-refundable travel before this decision has been made.

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