Liberating Leadership

Today's leaders are challenged to reverse the conditioned managerial impulses of two centuries and make the transition from controlling to allowing, from `power over' to `power with', from managing to facilitating, from enforcement to empathy, from telling to asking.

Easy theory but not so easy to practice in a context that is driven by accelerating change, rampant competition and the kind of material success that is perceived to be a necessity for survival.

During this weekend retreat we will explore together:

  • The modern day pressures on every leader - How to transcend them
  • Authenticity as the foundation of all leadership styles - How to be it
  • Nurturing and empowering people are always at the top of the leader's agenda - Ways to
  • Why the loss of authenticity is the underlying cause of all stress - How to correct it
  • Restoration of one's true underlying nature is what empowers us - How to do it
  • Consciousness awareness of our thoughts and emotions, beliefs and attitudes, is what enhances our wellbeing - How to cultivate it
  • Clarity of context is the shaper of our responses - How to be clearer
  • Relationships are the ever changing and challenging dynamic of the leader's journey - How to meet those challenges with greater ease
  • Building resilience to adversity is the on-going necessity of the conscious leader - How to build it
  • Stillness, silence and solitude are integral to maintaining momentum - How to be still

About us

After a very successful retreat in May 2017, this second Wise Leader will take place from Friday Sept 28 6:30pm to Sunday Sept 30 2pm. In a confidential setting limited to 25 people, this Exclusive Residential retreat offered to Startup Founders and C-Suite.

This retreat was created in response to a call from leaders for creating a community around purposeful living and compassionate leadership. Along with workshops by our amazing speakers on topics including awareness training, unleashing creativity, social and emotional intelligence and wise leadership, you will experience yoga, meditation, nature walks, workshops, improv, and purposeful dialogues.

The Wise Leader Retreat was launched in May 2017 based on the recommendation by the Consulate General of India in San Francisco to foster wisdom and compassion based leadership in Silicon Valley. Selected faculty members co-facilitate each retreat with participation by leaders from of a variety of sectors and sizes. Alternating with the Retreat is an evening Heartful Dinner Conversation held in San Francisco. The first Wise Leader Heartful Dinner was held in September 2017.


Mike George

Mike George is an author of 14 books on self-awareness and spiritual intelligence.

He brings together the three key strands of the 21st Century; leadership, spirituality and emotional intelligence. He is an inspirational speaker who, for the last thirty years, has been coaching, guiding and facilitating the personal and executive development of people in companies and communities in over 30 countries including Shell, American Express, Barclays Bank, GlaxoSmithKline and Coca Cola.

His books include The 7 Myths About LOVE, BEING Your Self, Don't Get MAD Get Wise, and his latest book The Wisdom of Personal Undevelopment has been recently published.


Anubhuti Retreat Center

820 Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato, CA 94949 USA
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