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What Nature Can Teach Us About Power // Larissa Conte on Facilitator Forum Podcast aliveness articles by larissa ceremony leadership nature podcast power rites of passage sensing wayfinding May 19, 2022

I had the incredible pleasure of being interviewed by Julia Winston on her podcast, Facilitator Forum, about my awareness as a facilitator and how I engage to facilitate people's power and leadership via sensing, rites of passage, wayfinding,  and learning from nature. This was my most fun podcast interview to date!

Here's the episode description:

 

"Episode #011 - Rites of passage guide Larissa Conte understands that humans are not separate from nature and brings this perspective into her work to bridge diverse worlds as an integrative systems coach, helping business leaders...

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Leading Through the Rest and Recovery We All Need aliveness article articles by larissa coaching grief growth leadership mindfulness at work power rest sensing transformation wayfinding workplace Mar 17, 2022

“We need time to rehabilitate from the trauma of the pandemic” as Dr. David Rock, CEO of the NeuroLeadership Institute, wrote in the Harvard Business Review in February. This is a crucial pattern for all leaders and teams to take note of with many more contributing factors than just the pandemic.

It's notable when I have a moment when I'm having the same conversation across all my clients. 
This is one of those moments.

Here are some factors contributing to why we’re seeing such a widespread pattern:

  1. Immersion in a constant trauma field in the world &...

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Part 2 - What do we sense when we feel intuition? articles by nick intuition leadership sensing wayfinding Jan 25, 2022

The simplest answer to the title question is: it depends on you. 

Intuition presents itself in a wide range of ways for me. In this article I’ll share examples of the sensations presented with leaders of innovation that I interviewed to give you a sense for what you too might be unknowingly experiencing in the workplace. 

If there are skeptics in your life (or maybe it’s your own voice in your head) that says “it’s JUST a feeling” you’re not alone. The dominant culture many of us grow up in emphasize our use of intellect as the most valid...

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Intro to the Phases of Wayfinding leadership power sensing transformation wayfinding Dec 10, 2021

 

Wayfinding is not only the name of our organization and the signature system I’ve been contemplating, embodying, and weaving to find my way and support others finding their way in life, leadership, and organizational evolution. It is also a long-standing human skill that has existed across time and still exists in rich cultural traditions.

 
Wayfinding is our ability to find our way to places we have maybe never been before, or to places that we have been, but on a different day, as a different self, in a different time, and so in that way, too, they can be new.

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Questing While BIPOC articles by nick diversity leadership power quests rites of passage Nov 05, 2021
Photo credit:  Doug Workman

 

Meet Jimmy Chin. He’s a world-renowned National Geographic photographer that brings us into incredibly intimate relationship with mountainscapes from all around the world (*you should definitely follow JimmyChin)

Jimmy and I have something in common. We both know that questing is a privilege. These are the journeys we choose to make room for and command all of our resourcefulness to make happen.

The Solo Quest is a signature element of the Alchemical Leadership program at Wayfinding. It allows the leaders who...

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Expanding Our Vessels: Inner Power for Aligned Outer Power aliveness articles by larissa growth leadership power transformation Feb 16, 2021

Photo: SwapnIl Dwivedi on Unsplash

 

Recently, I was working with an executive coaching client who got clarity on his calling.

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The Expertise of Experience aliveness article leadership power purpose transformation vulnerability wayfinding Feb 01, 2021

Some of the expertise that my clients value the most comes from my personal life and my healing journey from a near-fatal accident that happened 10 years ago on Jan 10, 2011.

 

This journey is inseparable from my work in the world, informing my work every day. 


In honor of my ten-year anniversary, here is a map I made — primarily of the physical layers of my healing journey.



Leaders consistently value the insights I learned through this extended terrain because I learned how to bring a system (my body) back from near-death to bright aliveness, and I know how...

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Organizational Evolution & Vulnerable Leadership // Be More Podcast events leadership podcast transformation vulnerability Oct 04, 2020

In this fabulous conversation with Patrick Courneyer from Peakon, he and I explored opportunities for organizational evolution and redefining what's possible for business now. Navigating this new world of work is asking us to deal with enormous amounts of pressure, learn the true intelligence in sensing and aliveness, and to evolve systems of power in service of the whole. “The price of admission, at each stage is our old self. It’s our smaller skin. Like a snake, we have to shed that skin. We have to let it go.”

By far one of my favorite podcast conversations...

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Embodying Aliveness and Courage for Systems Healing // Global Intrapreneur Week 2020 aliveness leadership ritual talks Jun 15, 2020

Leading from the inside means listening to our inner sensing and navigating systems change from there. This is why I created this ritual experience to help attendees and listeners from around the world tap into their inner wisdom to know how they feel called to create change on the scales of self, land, family, society, and work.
Here's the recording of the ritual I led for Global Entrepreneurs Week.
#GIW2020 was hosted by the League of Intrapreneurs.

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The False Codes of Leadership // Working Through It — A Culture Amp Podcast Series leadership podcast May 28, 2020

In mid-May, I had the pleasure of speaking with Damon Klotz for Culture Amp's 7-part series exploring how we can all work through the pandemic. Damon and I explored some false codes of leadership, particularly diving into grief at work and how leaders can approach transformation at work. The series is a rich digital magazine of information — I highly recommend subscribing to it.

Here's the link to Working Through It by Culture Amp.

 


 

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Sensing Power and Cultivating Organizational Aliveness // Culture First 2018 aliveness leadership power talks vulnerability May 16, 2019

Sensing, power literacy, and doing inner work together are crucial skills for stewarding systems change, yet they are rarely discussed due to the double binds we can experience around power dynamics and job security.

Here's a mini clip from my talk—Sensing Power and Cultivating Organizational Aliveness—at last June's Culture First conference hosted by my friends at Culture Amp

In the full talk I explore:
- Our sensing capacity as a critical tool for revealing tension and guiding self-correcting actions in living systems—our selves, teams, and orgs—and how we can...

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Exploring Ritual, Power, and Rites of Passage at Work leadership podcast power rites of passage ritual Sep 21, 2018

I was interviewed by the wonderful Robin Zander on his podcast, The Robin Zander Show, and my episode was just released!

In preparation for the third annual Responsive Conference that Robin hosts where I’ll be presenting on the main stage, Robin and I discuss rituals, transformations, and cultural tensions that are coming to the surface all over the world. We cover the connection between physical injuries and emotional turbulence, the importance of beginnings and endings, and much, much more. Check it out here.

 


 

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