James Reid - a business consultant from Australia who traveled back and forth to finish the program in the US said:
Life appeared to be good prior to The Visionary Leadership Programs; I was successful at work, enjoying a happy marriage and travelling the world. And yet there was a deep sense that something was missing. I experienced constant chatter in my head and my body was wracked with stress. In the context of leadership, I had always struggled to be true to myself, trying so hard to live up to corporate expectations and demands. I worked so hard to have it all together and present a successful, professional image but inside I felt lost and desperately unhappy.
The Visionary Leadership Program has given me the teaching, tools and space to wake up to who I really am. It has allowed me to connect with the playful, joyful part of me, which was hidden for so long. It has enabled me to experience the wholeness of life. My body has relaxed, my mind quieted and I have found the peace and freedom that was always inside. Life constantly amazes me now.
At work, I am now able to live more authentically, from the truth of who I am in each moment. I have a deeper sense of how I can be of service at work and have noticed a real improvement in my connection with clients and colleagues. I am now more confident to follow my inner knowing, speak up when called and move into action when required. Increasingly I am experiencing freedom and balance. I have learned simple, effective ways to find clarity and bring the very best of me to each challenge I face.
I would recommend that everyone stop for a moment, look inside and get real about what is going on for them; at home, in business, throughout their lives. And if there is any way in which it feels like life could be better I would urge them to explore how Visionary Leadership may be able to support them in this transformation.
I am so grateful to Conscious Company for leading me home. Many others had pointed me in the right direction, yet it was the Visionary Leadership work, which showed me how I could awaken what was already here with practical and powerful tools and gentle, honest, enduring support. Thank you. Thank you.
Phil Camp - CEO United Hail Repairs:
The fiscal improvement in my business was substantial and immediate. My business increased over 300%. In addition I have benefited personally in many more ways than I can share here. This is the best investment I have made in my business life to date - no question.
Nathalie Menard, Sofie Consulting Inc., Canada:
6 weeks after completing VLA I - my professional services have been in great demand on two fronts: for what I do and for WHO I AM. After that time, I presented a project idea which has lead to me becoming the principal creator and project lead for one of the most innovative, patient-centered health care projects in Ontario and the Government has agreed to fund us $80 million over the next 3 years! The neatest thing about my recent success is that it has come to me effortlessly, by believing in myself, by allowing my inner creativity to shine through, by truly working in the present moment and by enjoying a work-life equilibrium.
Leslie Strutt, PhD - Research Facilitator, Office of the Vice Dean Research, University of Ottawa, Canada:
This Visionary Leadership program has taken the lid off my life! I am applying for the position of Vice President External Relations at my university - the main responsibility of this position is to create a vision for the university and raise the funds to make it happen. My President sees this university as the LEADING University in representing Canada in the world and he is asking for support for this vision. And one of my main proposals is to invite the university to create a World Consciousness Project.
It doesn't matter if I get the job. I know what my life's purpose is. Never in my wildest imagination would I have seen myself as a candidate for this job before the Visionary Leadership program. The two-day presenter experience of standing up and presenting over and over again and receiving the feedback was liberating and illuminating. When I faced fear of failure back in the first module, it changed me - ME! And the world started to change around me, when I freed myself from stress, and the Victim/Blame/Defense games.
When I looked at values in the second module, I realized that I was not living by my own values! I thought I would have to leave my job in order to find someplace where my values were reflected. Now I see that this was a subtle blame game I was playing. When I started LIVING by my values, my perception of my workplace started to shift. On a daily basis I experience my values being reflected back at me. And now that I fully believe in myself, no job looks daunting. Absolute abundance is possible. THE LID IS OFF!
Now that I have been back home for a couple of days, I thought that I would take a few moments of reflection on the 3rd phase of the Conscious Company experience- Visionary Leadership III. If I were to put it as an executive summary, I would simply say, "It was awesome, meaningful, useful and worth it!" But that doesn't cover it.
My experience with all of you for the full week that we spent together was truly enlightening. From the moment that we came together as a group, I felt totally welcome and embraced by all of you - like an adoption into a beautiful family. Having immigrated from The Netherlands when I was 10, the experience of being with you all from the various nationalities and listening to the various languages spoken and the ease at which languages switched from one to the other, I felt like I had come home. It confirmed to me once again that the boundaries thatwe have drawn on this earth are some sort of a reality but the human spirit transcends them all.
I am very grateful to all of you for your warm embrace, for your willingness to share experience, observations, feedback… and the desire to help. The passion of everyone for this work was very obvious and the mature, sensitive level that it is being worked on will only help us all get better at expressing organically what needs to be heard, experienced and felt. I have learned a great deal from all of you, very much look forward to staying in touch with you and participate in follow-on training/get-togethers.
Pat Bernard – An Aboriginal Health Seminar Leader wrote:
My experience included every possible feeling; sad, angry, rage, rejection to joy, elated, feeling great and happiness. It included a change of self; mostly silencing the mind and peeling off debilitating behaviors, and the outcome was listening to the true self, the true wisdom and the true inner guide for directions.
I am aware of what is not there anymore; the fears, the assumptions, the suspicions… and automatically comes the clarity, the focus, the connection to my true purpose in life and being truly available to others. I want to tell everyone that all this is possible by coming to the Visionary Leadership Programs.
Bet Dienning-Wetherston - Realtor, former Schoolteacher and Mom in Western Canada shared:
Here is the gist of a "Before and After" shot of my life with regards to the Visionary Leadership Programs:
- Patterns didn't used to make sense… now I realize I am the instigator of my own manifestations.
- Everything filled with emotion and tension overwhelmed me so I stuffed it… I can now be in my own and others' feelings without squirming.
- I have always been a voice for others… I now speak up for myself too.
- Our kids were being loved in fear of losing them… now we can all breathe more easily.
- I thought I was contributing to life in meaningful ways… now I live my life’s purpose.
- Before I did things with expectations attached to the outcomes… it is much easier now to step out of my own way and allow myself to be lead.
- There was not a hope in heck that I would be able to support someone who was actively dying… I am now taking a hospice course to share these skills with these very same people.
- I always wanted to know what I wanted to be when I grew up… I finally grew up and wanted to be me.
- Speaking in public while emotional was next to impossible… if I breathe I can now cry and talk at the same time.
- People have often looked to me for leadership qualities… I now recognize and honor my responsibility to create positive change as both a leader and a follower.
The VISIONARY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM has ignited a passion in me to live in Truth every moment of my life. There is no other way that interests me. I still stumble AND I get up much more Gracefully than ever before.
I would absolutely recommend the Visionary Leadership program to anyone hearing what this work has offered me. As mentioned before… our living in Truth will inspire others to do the same. Our passion for this work will be contagious… "Tag, you're it!"
Nathalie Ménard, Sofie Consulting
Close to four years ago, my life's foundation became rubble. Almost overnight, my life had lost all sense of purpose and meaning. I had simultaneously lost my job and a love relationship and thought: I've lost it all, I have nothing! My pride, self-esteem, self-confidence and drive to perform were all gone. Despite many "external successes and haves" (management position, masters degree, love relationship, exotic vacations, etc.) and so much effort spent striving to be happy, I somehow managed to feel empty and worthless. Something quite profound had to change, otherwise I knew that my deep sense of unworthiness and suffering would never go away. I did not want to spend the next half of my life feeling that way and there began a journey of self discovery, one that would ask and seek to answer: Who am I in authenticity (away from roles, titles, possessions, etc.) and what is my life's purpose (since I don't have kids)?
Along the way, I was introduced to the Journey's Visionary Leadership program. The unique approach of uncovering my authentic self really resonated with me. It made me realize that happiness starts with gratitude, forgiveness (of self and others) and acceptance of what is. Through a number of guided introspection exercises, layers and layers of old and deep-rooted debilitating beliefs were replaced with new empowering truths. I felt authentically alive for the very first time in my life. I had access to all that I ever needed: love and acceptance of self, no ifs and or buts! As a result, a 180 degree shift occurred: I went from being my own worst critic and judge, to becoming my own best friend, cheerleader and protector. What an amazing gift! It is this new "ME" that:
- Follows joy rather than seeks happiness
- Trusts that everything that happens has a lesson in it and that everything will be "ok"
- Believes that money needs to flow
- Lives for today, enjoys the journey and remains unattached to the outcome
- Aims to integrate a good dose of creativity in all that I do (always thought this quality only belonged to "artists")
- Owns a thriving consulting practice that is purposeful, conscious and fun!
- Knows that gratitude and laughter are the very best medicine!
- Is surrounded by loving friends, family and clients
BOB LEVY - Journey Presenter and Life Coach (after just attending Visionary Leadership Advanced Level I)
Just to offer another view here, I had the extraordinary opportunity to attend the Visionary Leadership I program in Lake Tahoe a few weeks ago and found it to be the most powerful, blockbuster encounter for getting to the core of what has been blocking me… ever. I was able to access the root of what has been driving all the other "stuff" and as I did, a new sense of clarity and openness arose in the most simple and elegant way. I was astounded at how deeply profound the deceptive simplicity of the program and the processes were.
For me, one of the key elements in Visionary Leadership was realizing how I unconsciously lived in and under the influence of rules that had an unyielding influence on how I perceived every situation in my life. I was able to see how my rules, even with the best of intent, in some subtle ways limited my ability to open into the limitless possibilities available in the presence of being open, unbound. As that discovery dawned, it was as though the blinders blew off and there was a panoramic view that just effortlessly arose in its place. I was now naturally so open and unabashedly honest, it took me some days to adjust to this new way of being.
It seems that leadership, as I have known it in past, has often been "by the book"… the book of rules… those things to do and how to do them and those not to do and how not to do them. In place of that old paradigm I now see the only question is, "Is it TRUTH?" - not as a rule, as much as a beacon which illuminates and guides us always.
Bernie Kettle - Soulful Connection Partner and Coach (Former Technology Consultant):
I had my most powerful clearing EVER in Colorado Springs at the Coaching module of the Visionary Leadership program. I'm feeling clearer and more focused as a result. The feelings of anxiety that I woke up every morning around whether I could make this work for me (financially) have lifted. This has also allowed me to have more energy in creating my new business instead of looking back to the old IT career that I had.
And Skip, thank you for your part in bringing Visionary Leadership to North America, and ensuring the success of it. Thank you for your belief in me. And thank you to you and Kristine for all your time & energy you have put into building this work on this continent. As a result many lives have been touched, including mine.
Joe Doyle, Vietnam Vet/Marine, Retired Wall Street VP, USA
I spent last week doing Visionary Leadership Advanced Level I and I just want to say that it is the most powerful, liberating work and week that I have ever lived. I paid for the entire (Visionary Leadership) program, all 3 weeks, up front. By day 2, I had received way more than my money's worth, with the deepest, most profound process of my life, all modalities included, and it didn't end there. I feel that I have participated in the evolution of freedom for this planet.
Kimberlee Hayward, CEO, Brilliant Marketing™, USA
I held the "the golden ticket" but had remained stuck for literally 10 long years. I knew there was something deep inside me, holding me back, but I could not identify it or get past it. Visionary Leadership absolutely changed my business life! I identified and cleared blocks that were keeping me stuck. Within 48 hours of leaving the course, literally, I took the actions I had not been able to make myself take for all those years… and results quickly followed. I am amazed and grateful.
What makes us Different?
There are large numbers of Leadership books available and a number of Leadership seminars on offer. The books are full of description, story and anecdote; they are sometimes inspiring, but they do not give direct methods, strategies, tools that will allow an individual to truly uncover, develop and embody the greatness of Conscious and Visionary Leadership.
Everyone has an opinion as to what great leaders look, sound and act like – their qualities are demonstrable, even if we differ as to the relative values of those qualities – but no one can tell us how to get there.
This is where we have our unique advantage/proposition. We have the tools that can wake up and welcome forth the innate genius, the innate greatness in us all. We have the tools to directly foster, engender, uncover and develop true and quality leadership.