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Self leadership &

Inspire a strong and effective personal leadership in your people, so that they take ownership of their work and career. Here we develop the competenties, practices and language to communicate and influence skilfully and manage stakeholders effectively. Learn how to handle difficult conversations nonviolently, set boundaries, and make requests that land.

We kick it off with the foundational module called Foundations of Self-Leadership & Emotional Intelligence. We then build on that by diving into Deepen Self Awareness & Understand Your Motivation. Finally we will build on top of these things and explore Interpersonal Excellence: Empathy, Conflicts & Magnetic Communication. See more on the specifics of each section below.

Why Self-Leadership & Communication

Practical skills to build a solid and aligned inner world, that leads to clarity, confidence, self-autonomy and self-leadership. It helps employees take ownership of their role and career, and gives them the communication and stakeholder management skills to succeed.

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Module 1:
Foundations of Self-Leadership & Emotional Intelligence

Understand the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) in self-leadership and learn about the cornerstones of EI that can be cultivated. Reclaim your attention in order to decide where you put your attendance rather than losing your autonomy and letting distractions take you away from your focus. Learn neuroscience backed practices to manage your attention effectively and skillfully to focus on what matters most and work smarter rather than harder. Learn how to bring mindfulness into your listening and how to loop back and make your stakeholders feel heard and acknowledged.

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module 2:
Deepen Self Awareness & Understand Your Motivation

Enhance your perception of your own emotions, habits and behaviors, while learning how to gather useful "data" from your inner world. Understand the role and importance of the body and emotions in leading yourself and making skillful decisions. Explore your deeper values and what you truly stand for and align this with your life and work. Leverage your strengths and focus on your zone of genius rather than scattering yourself over things that are not yours to do. Learn and apply the potent “Stream of Consciousness” Journaling technique to develop further insights into yourself and envision your desired future.

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module 3:
Interpersonal Excellence: Empathy, Conflicts & Magnetic Communication

Understand the importance of empathy and psychological safety in creating authentic and effective relationships, both at work and in life. Learn about potent team practices that bring about safety, trust and connection in your teams and relationships and improve your ability to manage stakeholders. Learn how to resolve conflicts in an effective and non violent way, embracing the courage to meet the conversations we usually shy away from. Gain confidence in creating a positive outcome in conversations where strong emotions are present Develop insights into how to become a magnetic and embodied communicator in order to lead and influence effectively. Set leadership intentions and get clear on what you commit to next.

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We offer this program to companies in different formats from a half-day to the full multi day program. It is available in-person as well as virtually. Interactive keynotes are possible too. Let’s talk about how we can best support your organization & measure the results.

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Eva-Maria Zoll
Founder @

I've been really surprised about the density and richness, yet simple and pragmatic approach of the SIYL training which I had the pleasure of doing in an online format over the course of 6 days. I really liked the combination of micro-practices, personal stories, breakout sessions, and scientific cases. John's calm and joyful style of facilitating has felt really great and perfect for such a training program. 


Ernie Ross
Founder & CEO @ ReThink

Dominik and John brought the program to life. The impact upon us on a personal and professional level was profound. We were unsure how to manage taking four hours over four days for all our senior members of staff but at the end of it all the perspective was reversed, that is, how could we not take more time and care for ourselves and each other. The program will have a lasting impact upon my life and I sense for that of our organization as well. My deep gratitude to John and Dominik.


Alejandro Starosielski
Composer & Musician

I am very grateful for the two weeks we shared led by Yatan and John. I Have been practicing some of the exercises for years and never been quite able to give them a proper frame like this training does. It was wonderful to notice how everyone was so committed, honest and empathic. Every interaction I had was meaningful in one way or another.​ Regarding the teachers John and Yatan: they were both as present as someone can be, giving their absolutely best without expecting anything in return.

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