My special guest in this episode is Pete Hamill, a leadership consultant and somatic coach with a special focus on embodied leadership approach. Pete has a really fascinating background. He has been trained by Dr. Richard Strozzi-Heckler at the Strozzi Institute for Embodied Leadership, and is a certified Somatic Leadership Coach. He is also an author of the book “Embodied Leadership: The Somatic Approach to Developing Your Leadership”. For me this chat brought into the forefront (again!) the importance of body in leadership. Hope you will like the episode too!
“What role does the body play in leadership, beyond just body language? Consider emotional intelligence: when you have an emotional reaction to something (e.g. that email that makes you angry) the reaction you experience doesn’t appear as an idea in your head, but as a feeling in your gut. It’s an ‘embodied’ reaction. What about how you deal with conflict? Have you noticed how children and animals often know when people are upset before they do? They’re not noticing words, but they are able to observe bodies, and the subsequent emotional states. Embodied Leadership is about learning to lead at a deeper, more fundamental level, working through the body to deeper levels of self-awareness, developing the capacity to be the leader you want to be, and achieving what you are committed to achieving.” – Pete Hamill
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