ALCHEMICAL LEADERSHIP

 

 

Deepen your embodied power in work and life

 

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS // FALL 2021
 

Alchemical Leadership is a 4-month advanced leadership exploration of power and systems healing

 
NEXT COHORT | AUG - DEC 2021
VIRTUAL COHORT // ONLINE TRAINING // REMOTE SOLO QUEST
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During chaos and turbulence, how we embody leadership is more important than ever.


We need leaders who can take deep responsibility for their power
— to transform themselves and our systems.

At the same time, we all need support and solidarity amidst complex and chaotic global change.

Alchemical Leadership is more than a program.

 

It is a rite of passage and a sanctuary for leaders
committed to healing themselves and their organizations.

REFLECTIONS
 
 
WHY ALCHEMY?
Alchemy is a practice of inner change that produces outer change.

To become alchemical leaders, we must embody responsible power and heal disconnection in ourselves.

Only then can we midwife the greatest possibilities from blockage and toxicity.

WHY YOU?

You work in service of systemic impact and long to feel more aliveness and meaning.

Your big heart and bright mind combined with your organizational power make you a crucial leverage point for evolving systems.

You’re positioned to clean up the stuck ego and power patterns preventing flow, equality, and aliveness in your organization and life.

INTEGRATIVE LEADERSHIP

You know embodying wholeness is critical in life, work, and society.

That’s why we’ll explore principles of transformation and power dynamics as they interrelate across 5 realms.

The Wayfinding Power Landscape
 
Taking the plunge

EMAN SALEM

 
Like Nothing Else
Peter Light
 
Incredible Value
Leemor Chandally
 
OUR LEARNING JOURNEY

We will learn about transformation through our own lives.

Participation in this program (1) asks you to study, track, and take responsibility for your ego and social programming, (2) may illuminate blockage or misalignment in your life, and (3) can precipitate big outer changes.

 

WEEKS 0-7 || ONLINE

Power and transformation dynamics in self and lineage

Weekly || Group Zoom calls
Colleague coaching in small groups
Self-study video content with personal practices and reflections

— Opening & Orienting
— Intro to Sensing, Power, & Alchemy
— Power, the Inner Adversary, & Antidotes
— Power, the Cultural Adversary, & Healing
— Power, Eros, Intimacy, & Love
— Rewilding & Rites of Passage
— Solo Quest Design & Preparation

WEEK 8 || SOLO QUEST (IN YOUR HOME REGION & ONLINE)

Evolution through ceremony — together and alone

3 Days || Group preparation and send off
Custom, tech-free solo quest in your local area

4 Days || Storytelling, mirroring, and harvest

WEEKS 9-16 || ONLINE

Embodied leadership and evolving power in organizations

Weekly || Group Zoom calls
Colleague coaching in small groups
Self-study video content with personal practices and reflections

— Quest Integration
— Leading from Essence and Power Hygiene
— Org Health Diagnosis // The Leadership Team & the Whole
— Partnership, Communication, & Relational Health
— Org Healing // The Leadership Team & the Whole
— Landing & Close

“Our time together was so beautifully set up for us.
You created a powerful virtual/digital sacred space that we all entered with reverence, and we each offered something vulnerable and important, and held those things with presence and care.
I left with a sense of knowing and connection. THAT, my dear, is no small feat.
It reveals your virtuosity as a shaman and guide.” —CE
WHAT’S INCLUDED

Alchemical Leadership is a ~100+ hour immersive learning journey, including:

  • Community and peer-learning in an intimate, diverse circle of up to 12 integrative leaders

  • Intentional culture for connection, healing, and transformation

  • Twice weekly group Zoom calls for discussion and practice

  • A rich learning library of informational video content (7+ hours) based on 15+ years of research

  • Group online forum for continuing exploration and connection

  • Four individual coaching sessions with the guides

  • Guidance in ceremony design for crafting your unique solo quest

  • Facilitated solo quest in your home region with group ceremony

  • Community rituals and ceremonies

  • Self-care resources and physical practices to cultivate your energy and health

  • Opportunity to contribute a learning experience from your expertise to the group

  • Group check-in call several months after program end

  • Post-program opportunities to join AL alumni membership with alumni from all prior cohorts and AL alumni-only events

AS SEEN ON
 
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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FALL 2021
Find the Leverage Points
Wendy Horng Brower
 
On Alchemy
Nick Pineda
 
Designed for Org Leaders
Damon Klotz
 
A CULTURE OF SHARED POWER

Intimate connection in a diverse community supports courageous work and fuels our fire.

Alchemy is relational and experiential, so practicing personal and collective healing are core to our culture. We prioritize safety, curiosity, connection, belonging, care, growth, and courage. We stand for each person’s greatest self and honor each person’s unique mastery, identity, perspectives, gifts, trauma, and shadows — while also asking each of us to be responsible for the societally-conferred privileges we carry.

Each cohort, we offer several scholarships for reduced tuition to leaders of historically excluded identities. This is one of the many ways we aim to create reparative weaving.

Please know we ask all participants to engage a selection of materials and pre-work around antiracism before the cohort begins to set a common foundation.

“In a short time, we have become a family. 
We’ve lived through the pandemic together and found space in the midst of everything to share our innermost selves with one another.” —PB
THE SOLO QUEST

The quest is the heart of this whole journey.

The solo quest is an ancient tradition held in many ways by many cultures. This ceremony is about entering into deep listening and humble intimacy with life — to shed the parts of yourself that no longer serve, affirm your essence, and receive what life wants to gift you for the next phase of your journey.

There is a great magic to questing in our home places. With our support, you’ll design your solo quest to step outside of the normal rules of life and reconnect to your deeper wisdom, wildness, and belonging in the life fabric.

 
“I’ve never been a part of such intimate story telling.
Thank you all so much for sharing.” —NK
DATES AND TIMING
 — FALL 2021 COHORT —

August 16 - December 7

- Calls || Tuesdays and Thursdays

- Quest Week || Oct 14 - 20

*Full schedule details in application package

YOUR GUIDES
LARISSA CONTE
Course Creator, Facilitator, Guide
 

Larissa designed Alchemical Leadership to address the need for power transformation agents in organizations.

This program is a synthesis of her experiences, insights, and work in transformation and systems dynamics since 2002. Weaving esoteric wisdom with leading-edge business and life skills, Larissa has been wayfinding her alchemical leadership path with profound results in her work with hundreds of leaders.

Larissa brings 10+ years of experience in each of the following domains to Alchemical Leadership: power dynamics, leadership coaching, organization and culture consulting, facilitation, cultural politics of race and nature, curriculum design, entrepreneurship, alchemy, ceremony, somatic healing, wellness, and wilderness guiding. See the interconnections via her Wayfinding skills map.

Larissa is a certified Wilderness First Responder and prioritizes safety, first and foremost, on her trips.

MICHAEL ARMSTRONG
Media Director, Facilitator, Guide

 

Michael helped bring Alchemical Leadership to fruition to support new type of leadership and storytelling.

Michael runs 11:11 Films, a media production company dedicated to creating documentaries, short form videos, and courses for positive, collective evolution.

He brings a diverse background of experience in alchemical story telling, communications, branding, relational leadership, and physical and energetic practices. 

Michael is has greatly enjoyed co-facilitating the Alchemical Leadership cohort and quest, in addition to producing the digital media for Alchemical Leadership.

Michael is a trained Wilderness First Responder and experienced journeyer.

YOUR GUIDES
LARISSA CONTE
Course Creator, Facilitator, Guide
 

Larissa designed Alchemical Leadership to address the need for power transformation agents in organizations.

This program is a synthesis of her experiences, insights, and work in transformation and systems dynamics since 2002. Weaving esoteric wisdom with leading-edge business and life skills, Larissa has been wayfinding her alchemical leadership path with profound results in her work with hundreds of leaders.

Larissa brings 10+ years of experience in each of the following domains to Alchemical Leadership: power dynamics, leadership coaching, organization and culture consulting, facilitation, cultural politics of race and nature, curriculum design, entrepreneurship, alchemy, ceremony, somatic healing, wellness, and wilderness guiding. See the interconnections via her Wayfinding skills map.

Larissa is a certified Wilderness First Responder and prioritizes safety, first and foremost, on her trips.

MICHAEL ARMSTRONG
Media Director, Facilitator, Guide

 

Michael helped bring Alchemical Leadership to fruition to support new type of leadership and storytelling.

Michael runs 11:11 Films, a media production company dedicated to creating documentaries, short form videos, and courses for positive, collective evolution.

He brings a diverse background of experience in alchemical story telling, communications, branding, relational leadership, and physical and energetic practices. 

Michael is has greatly enjoyed co-facilitating the Alchemical Leadership cohort and quest, in addition to producing the digital media for Alchemical Leadership.

Michael is a trained Wilderness First Responder and experienced journeyer.

“I feel more like myself than I have in a long time.” —HW

INVESTMENT

Early Bird Enrollment

$10,395

One-time payment

  • Save $4,600

Standard Enrollment

$12,995

One-time payment

  • Save $2,000

Standard Monthly Plan

$14,995

5 x $2,999/month

  • Paced payments

Early bird rates are valid for applications accepted on or before July 14, 2021. Standard program rates apply after.
 
Several partial scholarships available each cohort.
Apply via program application.

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APPLY FOR FALL 2021
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— Preference given to Wayfinding community members —

Being Seen & Taking the Plunge
Eman Salem
Like Nothing Else
Peter Light
Truly Priceless
Leemor Chandally
 
 
 
Finding the Leverage Points
Wendy Horng Brower
Power of Alchemy
Nick Pineda
Key Support for Leaders
Damon Klotz
 
 
 
Relevant in These Times
Patricia Adler
New Global Stories & Systems
Brooks Barron
 
 
Relevant in These Times
Patricia Adler
 
New Global Stories & Systems
Brooks Barron
 

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Taking the plunge

EMAN SALEM

 
Like Nothing Else
Peter Light
 
Incredible Value
Leemor Chandally