Earlier this week, we shared part one of this conversation, all about how to be a conscious leader. And it really got me to thinking… I don’t imagine that ANYONE sets out to be a horrible boss on purpose, right? Its just we get overwhelmed or maybe feel the pressure of hitting our numbers or maybe there’s some interoffice politics that hanging over us all like a stink cloud of yuck. Nobody wants that… here’s how to get back to center.
Now, if you haven’t heard part one, go back and listen to that one first. But if you’re ready to continue on, let’s pick back up here with my conversation with executive leadership consultant, Karen Wilhelm Buckley as she simplifies how to be a conscious leader.
My special guest today is Karen Wilhelm Buckley and she’s simplifying how to be a conscious leader.
We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:
- What the three core principles are of a “conscious leader”
- authentic presence
- cohesive intention
- resonant action
- Why you must not only have trust in yourself, but also trust in the here & now in order to maintain a higher vibration of consciousness
- How to develop your skills as a compassionate and decisive leader, both in the “visible and invisible realms” of business
- When mapping out your workweek, how to ensure your daily actions and strategies are connected with your core mission and vision, especially when curveballs get thrown in the mix
- How to create breakthrough momentum in your business that creates positive change and results
- …and ultimately, learn how to inspire collective wisdom inside your organization to leverage new opportunities and positive growth.
It’s another week of our new way of podcasting, splitting the weekly episode up into two parts… We’ve been getting lots of positive feedback from you on this!
If you haven’t heard yet, we are releasing the first half now and part two on Friday this week. That way, the content is in a smaller, bite-size portion for you to listen to now, simmer on this entire week and be intentional with integrating what you learn into your everyday life.
We are simplifying our episodes to be shorter in length, easier to listen to, on-the-go.
Things have changed with the pandemic, including our old ways of listening to podcasts (either on our commute or at the gym)…and we’ve listened. Now you get shorter episodes, split into two for simpler learning.
Q: Are you ready to be a conscious leader? If yes, this one is for you.
It’s time to #DoTheThing!
<What’s catching my eye this week>
- Seven levels of leadership consciousness, illustrated by Elyce Feliz – Richard Barrett
- November 2021 monthly forecast: Pressure – Lena Stevens – The Power Path
- 50 powerful questions to help you reflect – The Institute of You
- Gain clarity in 90 minutes: Mary is offering 1-1 brainstorming sessions for those looking to get unstuck as the world reopens, post pandemic
My challenge for you this week:
How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and learn to be a more conscious leader? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!
Links, books and apps mentioned:
Book: Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest – Suzanne Simard
Book: Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes – Elizabeth Lesser
Book: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants – Robin Wall Kimmerer
Video: Remaking Love – Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D. – TEDxLowerEastSide
Online Course: Courage of the Heart program, running February 07-11, 2022 – Karen Wilhelm Buckley – Communicore Consulting
Podcast: How to relax your mind, featuring Peter Russell – The Simplifiers Podcast
Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs – The Simplifiers Podcast
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About Karen Wilhelm Buckley, M.S.
Karen Wilhelm Buckley, M.S. – Committed to cultivating conscious awareness in leadership, Karen Wilhelm Buckley, partners with leaders and their organizations over many years as they develop wise leadership – the skills, strategies, and presence to cultivate committed performance and effectively drive change.
With over four decades experience, Karen’s passion has been designing focused dialogue that results in meaningful action. Karen has worked internationally, bringing together leaders who are effectively working toward a sustainable, caring, and regenerative world.
Where Karen hangs out online:
Karen’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:
Me Ra Koh – Her Phoenix story starts from the most humble of beginnings. Before her photography books, she published Beauty Restored, the story of piecing her life back together after being date raped in college. Lost and alone, she slept out of her car in Seattle parking lots and eventually checked herself into a psychiatric ward in California at 19. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she’d be inspiring millions of viewers on Disney and talk shows, like Live with Kelly & Ryan, twenty years later.
In 2007, Sony invited her to become one of their first two women sponsored photographers. She is the author of half a dozen books and has raised two amazing kids with Brian. God still does the impossible. No matter how deep the pain went, God restored joy even deeper. In return, she loves capturing the deeper, heart meaning of every family she works with.
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