Journey Wisdom: Extending Our Vision, Deepening Our Capacity

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” —Matsuo Basho

Destinations shimmering with golden light always have places with dark spots that demand our attention, imagination, and courage to traverse. A little help along the way—from amiable companions and loving guides—makes all the difference, as we get lost and find our way, over and over again, and as we enjoy sharing field notes with our fellow journeyers.

The best in leadership development includes coaching and deep inner journeys; however, these journeys are best when paired with meaningful shared journeys with shared practices. And, in the process, we find that it’s just not so hard.

Our clients are diverse but share passions for learning and innovation in the realms of science, technology, and engineering.

  • Physician leaders committed to translational medicine, which is marked by inter-disciplinary discovery processes and aimed at expediting "bench-to bedside" diagnostics and treatments

  • High tech leaders rolling out e-commerce products and services like clockwork, and who are scrutinized by demanding investors seeking dramatic growth

  • Construction leaders committed to lean processes, which ensure public safety for dramatic skyline projects in earthquake-prone zones, emphasize green building materials, and reduce unconscionable waste

  • Aerospace leaders responsible for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, which require collaboration with American and allied nations on classified programs

  • Software architects protecting health information systems, which require state-of-the-art design and development methods

Learn more about how we built a referral-based business using our Three Pillars of Leadership programs structured into Leadership Learning Communities, which include:

  • Self-Mastery - building self-awareness and sensitivity to others, building emotional literacy, centering under pressure, etc.

  • Social Competence - listening beyond words and content, converting complaints to commitments with the help of practice partners, giving feedback with dignity, coordinating action effectively, engaging in appreciative inquiry, building others’ public identities in positive ways, etc.

  • Leadership Presence - reading the world, creating visionary narratives that invite others to join ambitious, exciting journeys, revealing the challenges and crucibles of the leadership journey, removing obstacles to innovation, etc.

Discover how you and your organization can reliably navigate breakdowns with dignity, celebrate strengths and contributions, foster creativity, and transform your team into a team of leaders.