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Mindful Leadership


Format: 3-day intensive course

Designed for: Professionals, leaders and managers

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): 20 Hours

Pre-Requisite: Suitable for beginner to very experienced mindfulness practitioners

Certification: Attend as a stand alone course, or as part of the Practitioner Certification

Dates: TBC

Times: 10am-5pm (Adelaide)

If SA goes into Lockdown, this event will be postponed and you can choose to attend the next face to face event in Adelaide or the next online course. We will notify you asap should this arise.

NB: this course is also available ONLINE Dates TBC

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Fee: $875 Standard | EB $815 

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Learn a comprehensive framework for understanding and leading individuals and groups from a mindfulness perspective.

Every person in a leadership position reaches toward wisdom, is expected to have wisdom, and wants to be wise, and yet it is not always easy to articulate what wisdom is or how one develops it.   Leadership is about vision, leading others to their full potential, and insights that cultivate wisdom.

The Buddha offered a rich body of teachings for cultivating human wisdom that requires us to make wise decisions for ourselves and other people. These teachings included mindfulness. Leadership wisdom is an extension of human wisdom and requires us to make wise decisions based on the needs of our organisations, and our public, national and global environment. Often  these decisions can only be evaluated over time and it is not so much about getting it right, but about doing the right thing.  That is not always easy to understand or implement.

If you are in a position of influence, regardless of your role, you are a leader.

In this Mindful Leadership course you will discover how mindfulness can help you understand and harness your strengths, and those of others.  It will also bring clarity to areas of challenge. The more clearly you see, the more you develop your emotional intelligence, capacity to respect others, and ability to lead authentically.

Few teachings are more eye-opening and affirming than exploring our own personality style.  As with all mindfulness training you seek ways to be more aware, accepting of what is, insightful, and stable of mind.

Far from boxing us into a mold, having models to help us recognise strengths, hopes and drivers, as well as areas of struggle for ourselves and others, and can be profoundly enlightening.

For one person for example, lying in bed late in the morning might be enjoying life, while for another person lying in bed in the morning is likely to be a sign of depression or something wrong.  Some people run late because they are filled with ideas and generative energy and are not trying to be disrespectful, while for another running late is more likely a sign that something is not quite right.

75% of careers derail due to lack of EI: inability to handle interpersonal problems; unsatisfactory team leadership during difficulty or conflict; inability to adapt to change or elicit trust – Center for Creative Leadership

Who is this for?

Mindful Leadership is for you if you are a health professional, a leader, or manager, and you want to:
• Lead your own life skilfully
• Lead and inspire others with wisdom and clarity
• Be confident in who you are
• Be tolerant and wise in who other people are
• Be able to lead with courage, integrity and authenticity

Suitable for complete beginners through to very experienced mindfulness practitioners who report how freeing, and affirming this course is.

During the course you will:

• Explore 6 distinct personality models spanning East and West, across millennia, and covering business, spiritual development, personal development, psychological and medical concepts:

- Enneagram
– Myer Briggs Type Indicator
– Wealth Dynamics
– Hippocrates’ Four Temperaments
– Three Ayurvedic Doshas
– Three Buddhist Personalities

• Discover aspects of your self and others, that you’ve never seen or understood before
• Understand struggles with your self and others, with acceptance rather than judgment and blame
• See how shame and embarrassment can shroud your greatest gifts
• See the link between personality, pathology, values, and pouting!
• Learn how lack of affirmation of personality styles can lead to depression, anxiety and stress
• Uncover your own hidden strengths and honour your own leadership style

By the end of this course you will:

• Want to use at least 1 or 2 personality models to guide your own leadership
• Have identified your own personality style within several of these models
• Appreciate and honour your strengths and those of others
• Bring a greater sense of non judgmental awareness and kindness to your own struggles
• Increase your understanding and tolerance for others
• Feel the sense of affirmation that comes with recognising and normalising gifts
• Know how to lead and inspire others to action
• Have new perspectives on what it means to lead with respect, courage and authenticity
•Have increased your own emotional intelligence by understanding core tendencies, natural sensibilities and strengths of others

 The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves Ray Kroc

Presented by Liana Taylor, MPsych, Clinical Psychologist

Liana is a clinical psychologist, relationship therapist, a leading international teacher in the field of applied mindfulness, and an executive coach.  She offers you some of the most forward thinking and in depth mindfulness training in the world.  She has been in private practice since 1991, started Adage Psychology in 2000, Founded the Mindfulness Centre in 2006, Founded the Australian Institute of Applied Mindfulness in 2015,  and has taught basic through to advanced therapeutic, relationship and mindfulness skills to thousands of professionals across Australia.   Liana brings you a wealth of experience and expertise, not only from clinical psychology, traditional, and applied mindfulness, MBSR, MBCT, & ACT, but also as a qualified Couple Therapist, Narrative Family Therapist, Wilderness Adventure Therapist, Master NLP Practitioner and Executive Coach. In her trainings you will have access to some of the most powerfully synthesised concepts and practices across neuroscience, the wisdom traditions, clinical practice, leadership theory and Mindfulness.

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How does it work?

You will learn through listening to teaching, and participating in a number of mindfulness meditation practices, experiential exercises, discussions.  You will receive a workbook and a meditation CD.


Three days, 10am-5pm
Light refreshments provided.
Lunch break is 45 mins, there are beautiful cafes nearby or feel free to bring your own lunch.

Course Numbers  are strictly limited to enable a small group setting and a true focus on interactive, experiential teaching and learning.

I always felt that personality typing was a cookie cutter way to assess people.  I learnt that the personality styles provided a way to see myself and others oh so much more clearly, removing the judgement I have had, and allowing me to be kind and curious and even affirming rather than reactive and annoyed. Exploring the personality typologies has allowed me to know myself more honestly, and get to know and love my partner and children more deeply. This information has changed my life. – Dr Michael Green

Fee (incl. GST) 

Standard $875
Early bird price $815 – register up to one month before course

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Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1: Mindfulness, Leadership & Personality
  Module 2: Physical, psychological & elysian elements
  Module 3: Ancient Eastern teachings – Ayurveda,  Buddha
Day 2 Module 4: Ancient Western teachings – Hippocrates
  Module 5: Modern psychological typology – Jung
  Module 6: Developing character -through strengths & values
Day 3 Module 7: Ethereal models from South America
  Module 8: Business wisdom – Talent dynamics to Flow
  Module 9: Leadership wisdom cultivating excellence
Check out one of the other 3-day courses within the Practitioner of Applied Mindfulness Level 1 Program:

What people are saying about Mindful Leadership

“To be great mindful leaders, we first need to be mindful of ourselves, our personal qualities, strengths and our challenges. Commencing the discovery of who I am was both exciting and confronting, but I felt completely supported by Liana, Anna-Lisa and the whole group in such a safe and positive environment. Understanding the various personality types has helped me see how I fit in my leadership role with members of my family, my work colleagues and my clients. The guided meditations throughout the 3 days were all different and provoked differing responses. Having never meditated before I thoroughly enjoyed them.” Emily Archer – RN, Wellness & Lifestyle Coach.

“(I gained) an appreciation that people operate in different ways, the triggers and strategies to improve communication in the work place”- Susan Cameron, Director Royal Adelaide Hospital Wellness Centre

Please note that courses are run subject to enrolments meeting minimum numbers.

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