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Episode 177

The Leadership Pause

In this conversation with master somatic leadership coach Chris L. Johnson we explore the practice of presence in the context of leadership, the somatic aspect of presence, working with high stress clients, relating to triggers, stressors and energy leaks, cultivating change through resonance and core presence.

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In this podcast we talk about:

04:00 The leadership pause
08:30 Sensing and feeling ourselves
13:30 Leading clients into presence
17:00 Highly activated clients
20:30 Changing mindsets
23:00 Exploring identity
28:30 Triggers, trauma & aliveness
34:30 Relationship with triggers
39:30 Relating to stressors
43:30 Top energy leaks
49:30 Change through resonance
54:00 Core presence
1:00:30 Pauses, practice & purpose

Resources Mentioned:

Institute for zen leadership
The leadership Pause, by Chris Johnson
Thich Nhat Hanh
Howard Thurman
Richard Strozzi-Heckler
Ginny Whitelaw
Wendy Palmer
Full catastrophe living, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Dan Siegel
The energy project
Staci Haines

About Chris

Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson

Chris L. Johnson is a master somatic leadership coach, trauma psychologist, and mindfulness instructor who has worked extensively for over 20 years with individual leaders and leadership teams in organizations as diverse as health care, manufacturing, finance, local municipalities, and education to effectively grapple with system-wide change. Chris holds a doctorate in psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago where she teaches in the Executive and Professional Development Program and is certified as a Master Somatic Leadership Coach by the Strozzi Institute where she teaches leadership development. She is the author of The Leadership Pause.


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