post-Con Workshop



Sunday, 27 October
14:30 – 17:30 | HALF DAY


Westin Hotel


ILA members – $55
non-members – $80

Available For Sponsorship

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Post-Con Workshop: Exploring Somatic Leadership: Putting the ‘Coeur’ Back into Courage!

In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But a core skill for leaders, and requirement to influence change for the better is actually to speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences — good and bad. Our bodies have so much wisdom to offer us as we learn to listen in – even to our heartbeat

We stand for cultivating optimal health in our leaders – physical and mental – including skills in picking up non-verbal cues from others, the ability to ‘lead’ an energy shift when a team needs an energy boost, or a calming break, and managing the emotional waves of ourselves and others in productive ways.

Guided by Ken Wilber’s lines of development, and our own long term somatic practices, we have researched and experimented with many ways of bringing additional dimensions into our leadership development practices. This is an experiential workshop, focused on what our bodies can teach us about the kind of leaders we were born to be.

This session will be of particular interest to leaders, trainers, and facilitators interested in creative ways of rounding out some of the under-accessed dimensions of leadership.

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Workshop Leaders

Jean Ogilvie

Jean Ogilvie
Aeshna Project

Jean has been an OD consultant for almost 30 years, and a certified Coach and long time Iyengar Yoga practitioner. She has facilitated leadership development for the past two decades, largely in the context of the Canadian federal government. Jean is an ongoing student of how, at our best, humans continue to evolve over the course of our lives. She lives in an oak forest overlooking a bio-diverse pond and ecological preserve that sits at the top of the UNESCO-protected Frontenac Arch in Ontario, Canada. Her knowledge and practice of working with living systems is very much informed by the ebb and flow of the surrounding natural world.

Robyn Wynne-Lewis

Robyn Wynne-Lewis

Robyn has been developing leaders for 20 years as a facilitator, coach, and trusted advisor to organizations throughout New Zealand. She is the founder of LDINZ (Leadership Development Intensive, New Zealand) which offers leadership retreats, deep dive coaching, and customised interventions. A life-long practitioner of yoga and a former Hellerworker, Outdoor Educator, and Health Promoter, Robyn is constantly developing and refining ways of bringing body, mind, and soul intelligence together and applying this combined intelligence practically. She has a deeply held belief that”‘the body never lies” and she thrives on helping people access their innate wisdom in order to live and to lead with boldness, clarity and integrity, for the greater good.

Mark Yeoell

Mark Yeoell
Global Integrity Leadership Group

Founder of Global Integrity Leadership Group, Mark grew up in Malaysia, Nigeria, Morocco, and England and has been blessed to have lived a range of global experiences. Passionate about supporting the evolution of his own and others consciousness, Mark has over 35 years of hands-on experience as a leader, manager, and corporate executive. He excels in bridging our inner and outer worlds. Mark was a 24/7 yogi for many years at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. He is something of a poet, a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and holds a red belt in Tae Kwon Do.

What Will
Attendees Gain?

You will learn and experience how to:

pay attention, be present, and stay attuned to others

shift energy and shift states

manage your emotions, and

use play as a way to create a safe space for coming together.