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Steps to Bring Conscious Leadership to your Culture

Conscious Culture Program

After years of experience, we’ve designed a step by step process that we believe has the best chance of setting you up to create a genuinely self-aware, highly functional, and low drama culture. We're excited to share the details below, along with commonly asked questions, to help you understand what partnering with us looks like. We're so glad you're here!

STEP 1: Head of the Organization Goes First

Culture is a reflection of the consciousness of the leader, which is why we require three months of 1:1 coaching* (at minimum) before any team engagement. After three months, we will assess if the leader is dedicated to practicing conscious leadership at work at home. For teams within larger organizations where active engagement with the organizational leader is out of reach, starting with the team leader may be sufficient.

*Leaders who are in CLG Forums can petition to skip this step.


***If the top leader demonstrates a commitment to creating a (more) conscious culture using CLG tools and wants to engage, we'll schedule the next steps to bring the conscious culture program to the senior leadership team.

STEP 2: Survey and Assessment

Our intention here is to find out if there are any significant issues that need to be addressed before training with the team begins. Second, we will discover the issues of your unique culture that we want to be mindful of as we facilitate the team. 

Leadership Team 360

In addition to an initial coaching sequence, we highly recommend that you have us perform a Team 360, which will include specific feedback about the leader being coached. This will consist of (8) 30 minute calls. Email assessments will be given to an additional 10-15 people for feedback. You'll receive a report with a summary and actionable recommendations that your consultant will review with you via phone or Zoom.

Conscious Culture Survey
We use this instrument to identify how much your team is leading from trust vs. threat and to gauge their relationship with each of the 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership. We repeat the same assessment at the conclusion of the Conscious Culture Program to offer a reflection on the impact of the program.

STEP 3: Team Training

A 6 Month Experience / Commitments 1-6 of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

Leadership Team Goes First

After over a decade of experience with hundreds of organizations, we have learned (sometimes the hard way) how important it is to have the leadership team trained first. The benefits are twofold:

(1) leaders of the organization get a chance to practice and build skills in order to better practice with their direct reports when they begin their own learning process. This is particularly key for any leaders who have management issues with their direct reports.

(2) We find that when leadership teams practice and integrate these first seven commitments, those around them notice and celebrate the difference and are motivated to learn more (versus having it be something put upon them).


STEP 4:  Organizational Rollout

After the senior leadership teams completes the Conscious Culture Program, we partner with you to customize next steps for the rest of your teams and organization.

STEP 5: Ongoing Training

Once your culture has the fundamentals of commitments 1-6 down, there are many other trainings that we can offer to help support your culture being even more conscious. 

  • Training the senior leadership team in commitments 7-15
  • Enneagram Training
  • 1:1 Coaching 
  • Establishing Organizational Forums
  • And more…

Consulting FAQ

We created these FAQs to respond to the most commonly asked questions that leaders and teams have when considering engaging with us. Our ask is that you read the info below in its entirety. If you have more questions or are ready to engage, click to fill out a form at the bottom of the page, and we'll respond to your questions and/or reach out to set up a call. Again, we're so glad you're here!

How is CLG different from other leadership consulting groups?

We bring a provocative leadership conversation to the organizational world by challenging leaders and teams to shift from a victimhood mindset to learning to take radical responsibility. We pay attention to context—how we are with any given issue or relationship—vs content, in order to resolve issues and eliminate drama.

Watch this 3 minute video to learn more about how we're different.

What are the core models of CLG’s work?  

We are devoted practitioners who’ve studied broadly and pulled together the best models in the fields of consciousness, spirituality, and psychology. We then curated and distilled best practices and a curriculum to support business leaders. All of this is spelled out in our best-selling book, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership. Get an overview of The 15 Commitments here.

Watch this 3 minute video to get the Big Idea:

What are the benefits/results that an organization or leader will experience from practicing conscious leadership?

Team members at client companies who integrate conscious leadership experience a greater sense of wellbeing. Our facilitation and technologies support peak engagement, innovation, and drama-free collaboration. Expect team members to experience more energy, creativity, and connection as they learn to live these commitments at work, at home, and everywhere in between. 

Our clients notice that conflicts are resolved more easily, drama declines significantly, and people feel more empowered, included, and valued. Work becomes a better place to be and stress levels go down, so unproductive and sick days decrease. All of this adds up to talent attraction, acquisition, and retention. 

Organizations that learn to create win for all solutions through conscious leadership training enjoy an increase in employee engagement and brand reputation, both of which influence the bottom line. 

Do you have examples of where you have been successful with other organizations? 

On our website, check out our client stories to learn more about how CLG has made an impact.

We have significant conflict occurring in our organization, how can CLG help us resolve this conflict? 

Yes, one of our specialties is conflict resolution.  Our curriculum is designed to support the most difficult conflicts by helping each individual face and accept their part in co-creating the conflict.  We also support everyone in discovering how to resolve the conflict if they are willing.

We are concerned some people on the team might not be open to these concepts, how do you deal with that? 

It’s normal and common that not everyone on the team will be fully open to engaging with our work.  We welcome and embrace healthy skepticism and allow people to go at their own individual pace unless their engagement becomes toxic to the team dynamic.  We often find that the most skeptical become the greatest supporters of the conscious leadership models over time.

Do you offer train the trainer programming?

We offer a one year coaches training program for those who are interested in learning how to embody The 15 Commitments™ and coach others using our models. We encourage our clients organizations to send someone from their team who will champion conscious leadership to this training.

Learn more about the coaches training program here

How do we onboard new employees who have not gone through CLG training?

There are many ways to onboard new employees so they're able to integrate into your culture.

Options include:
1.  Have them read our book, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership and review related materials on our resources page that covers all of the content that the rest of the team has learned.

2.  Send them an in-person or virtual Taste of Conscious Leadership training (max 7 per event).

3.  Have us or your CLG trained in-house coach facilitate trainings for your new employees.

How do you work with international leaders and organizations? 

Many of our consultants travel abroad to work with teams.  We also offer lower cost virtual trainings.

Why shouldn’t I work with you?

Practicing conscious leadership isn't for the faint of heart; it takes massive courage. Conscious leadership requires time and attention and can be messy and uncomfortable. If leadership doesn’t stand for the value of everyone on the team practicing, it’s a setup for team divisions and discord.

If staying comfortable is important to you and your team, and you are MUCH more focused on the bottom line than building a high trust culture, we are not a match for you.

Have More Questions? 

We aimed to be as thorough as possible, and we're happy to set up a call to address your questions that we haven't covered above. Fill out our consulting form and we'll reach out to you to schedule.

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At Asana, we believe that conscious leadership training is so important we give every single employee the opportunity to go through a 2-day CLG Conscious Leadership training, and many report profound changes to how they work. Because of conscious leadership, our communication is clearer and more authentic, and Asana as a company is more effective in succeeding in its mission.
Justin Rosenstein
Asana, Co-Founder
The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership is an inspirational masterpiece and a brilliant roadmap for leadership in the 21st century. Embracing conscious leadership and the 15 Commitments at my companies and in my life has led to both phenomenal success and deep personal joy.
Jim Barnett
Glint, CEO
The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership offers a new perspective on what it takes to show up in a high performing team. In our organization we get more and bigger things done when we're consciously living above the line. These ideas have transformed the way our executives see themselves and others around them, and its taking hold at every level in our health system.
Mike Riordan
Greenville Health Systems, CEO