Course Title: A Deeper Dive into Life and Leadership: Unlocking Exponential Performance in Individuals, Teams and Organisations through Conversation Mastery and Self Leadership

Course Code DDLL4-102019

7th, 8th, 9th October 2019, The Opera House, Canmore, Alberta 

Ideal Group size: 9 – 12 participants   

Cost $3,400 per participant

(exclusive of accommodation, meals, wellness activity, venue costs, printing of materials, books and resources)

 This three day learning experience is derived from and based on our renowned five day open leadership retreat. In this practical learning intensive we bring out the many leadership voices in your team and inspire provocative, transformative and edge-breaking conversations as a way to achieve Exponential Performance, Results and Inspiration at the individual, team and organisational level. Research shows that next generation leaders seek meaningful work which makes a contribution to society and look for companies with values-based cultures built around purpose and making a difference as their employers of choice. This shift calls on existing leaders to approach leadership in new ways and to shift their conversations from tell to engage and inspire. The next wave of leadership invites each leader to lead from the inside-out, with self-awareness and self-efficacy in their relationships with others.

The overall objective of this learning program is to shift the conversation of leadership from an outside-in to an inside-out approach with the ultimate goal of everyone contributing because of their own inspired sense of purpose and value.


Sowing the Seeds: Connecting and Self-Awareness as the Key to Self-Leadership


Monday 7th October

8am to 1.00pm



Coming Present

Setting Personal Learning Goals and Barriers to Learning

Self as Leader

Unlocking creative thinking  and new  perspectives

Listening inside

Starting with Values

Participants will:

  • leave day to day distractions behind – face their own fears of ‘letting go’ and trusting others – adopt future-focussed perspective and possibilities thinking – gain awareness it starts with self and with self reflection – recognise their own barriers to learning – move beyond their limiting edges and will connect personal and organisational values
The Conversation Shift – the Foundational Skills 


Monday 7th October

2pm to 6pm

4 hours




GROoW Conversation Framework and Practice

The ‘I need” conversation

The expanding possibilities conversation

The Shift from telling/controlling to engaging/inspiring

Participants will:

  • discover, develop  and practice the coaching and conversation skills for a new approach to conversations – recognise and use the power of the I NEED conversation – leave with a future-focussed, possibilities mindset and tools to engage team members in same mindset – feel confident and practised in these new conversations and identify when/where/how they will put them to use in your organisation.
 Evening practice


Monday 7th October


 1 hour


Experiment to test new conversation tools with colleagues.

Ask colleagues to complete Listening Questionnaire on how they experience you

Participants will:

  • recognise the integration of whole person leadership – identify distinction between how they see themselves and how others may see them -receive and reflect on feedback – identify areas for further self-learning specifically around listening and future-focussed conversation.
Growing Roots: under the surface of Leadership

Tuesday 8th October  

8am to 12 noon – 4 hours

Coaching and Feedback for Potential and Self-LeadershipParticipants will:

– learn how to listen for/identify and inspire untapped and /or challenging potential in selves and in others –  discover how to channel the energy of potential in useful and creative ways – learn how to respond when potential is non-evident. Learn to receive and ask for useful Feedback.  Identify the self-obstacles, inner judgements and self-sabotage that get in the way.

The Well-Being of Leadership Tuesday 8th Oct 12 to 2pm – 2 hours An outdoors activity to emphasise the importance of self-care and well-being as an antidote to stress, as a channel to creativity and innovation, and to practice mindfulness approach to Self-Leadership – embodied leadership.
Spreading Branches: taking your leadership into the world 

Wednesday 10 Oct 2pm to 6.00pm – 4 hours

Turning Feedback into Action and ImpactParticipants will:

– Learn an open-conversation approach to giving and receiving feedback and expanding perspectives – create engaged ‘feedback’ relationships – become active role-models for how to ask for and respond to ‘feedback’ and learning- identify self-learning points and habits – make commitments to personal change

Cultivating GROWTH: self and others.

Wednesday 9th Oct 8am to 12 noon 4hours

Conversation Practice and Commitments to action – personal, team and organisational.


Participants will turn their learning into real-life intentions and commitments. Will revisit their personal intention as a Leader and make agreements on how to implement in the context of company vision and performance goals. Self- alignment for Action.
Moving Forward with  Purpose, Performance and Prosperity, Closing and Commitments to Practice Thursday 11 Oct 1pm to 6pm  – 5hours Commitments to: Purpose, Prosperity and Exponential Performance

New Visions for Personal, Team and Organisational Success

Learning Review and Actions

Participants will: Identify the key parameters for exponential performance commitment -leave with one team voice –  directly link their personal contribution to company purpose and performance – leave as role-models to others – identify and shift any underlying blockages or limiting beliefs around living fully toward exponential performance – leave with a conversation to take into the organisation and build on what already exists – leave identify personal actions and learning points
Putting it Into Practice

Sustainability conversations and buddy pairings back in the workplace.

Challenge is to create a project back in your real role today where you apply your learning from this weekParticipants immediately put learning into practice and record impact, success, challenges and experiments in real time on a forum for shared learning which is set up at end of the program  – participation and sharing learning on this platform will in itself be an indication of leadership shifts – Shared learning platform will include a requirement for leaders to make connection from application of their learning to business performance and results


We believe that, even in these days of super-technology, there is nothing as powerful as a group of like-minded, keen-spirited people getting together face to face and engaging in real conversation to move your organisation to success.