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Like you, we see many needs and opportunities for more conscious leaders. If like us you sometimes swing between inspiration and despair, we invite you to join a growing number of leaders, practitioners, change makers, executives, community organizers, philanthropists, and educators committed to conscious leadership in service of a better world.

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Hear Stories Told By Our Retreat Attendees

Hannah Elise Jones 1:26

Senior Manager, People and Organization Development at Uber Technologies

Katherine Bates 1:35

Organizational Effectiveness Senior Consultant, Slalom Consulting

Anna Campbell 1:05

Organization Development Consultant, Presbyterian Healthcare Services Albuquerque, NM

Cassie Roque 1:38

Organization Development Manager, The Walt Disney Company

Saramay Zook 2:10

Organizational Development Manager, San Diego Gas and Electric

Jon Mullican 0:55

Principal, The Mullican Leadership Group

'In their own words...'

We asked attendees of our most recent SyncUp retreat to tell us how they found the experience:

I came to the Sync Up retreat intrigued but still a bit skeptical since I had been doing quite a bit of work on understanding my motivations, beliefs and actions. What I did not expect was the depth of the work that happened in 4 days. During this time, I was able to better understand how my beliefs were shaping my feelings and actions in different circumstances. From that place of realization, I was given tools that I could use to get to the root of what was causing me to show up the way that I was. I was surprised at the breakthroughs that I had not only at the retreat but after the retreat was over. I left the retreat with a practical system that I could use every day to help me make shifts so that I could show up with more courage, calm and clarity. That was a game changer. Thank you so much for this work. Truly life changing.

Carolon DonnallyCarolon Donnally Consulting

If you are looking to take your leadership skills to the next level, this is it. What is, as Suzanne and Terri have described, below the water line does not have to stay out of view. You can uncover what is holding you back from being your most connected and effective self. This is the beginning of a journey that I am so grateful to be on. I returned from the retreat rested, inspired, and committed to bringing my best to my team and my profession.

Theresa GoodwinRegional Director at HPA Inc.

This combination of learning new tools for leading and consulting, participating in a new community that is safe and supportive, and the stunning beauty of the environment made for a powerful personal and professional reset. I was on the verge of burnout, and feel newly empowered to take on the challenges I am facing in a healthy way.

Maxine ClarkeFlip Learning Co-founder

I am walking away with tools that help me sort out my own thoughts and emotions in a way that makes them feel a lot less overwhelming in both personal and professional settings. This was a truly transformational experience that altered the way that I do my Self work as well as how I interact with, coach, and support leaders at work.

Cassie RoqueSenior Manager HR PMO Portfolio Management, The Walt Disney Company

You open the door and issue the invitation and then you create a sense of wonder about what is possible. Better yet we practice it and leave with experiences that prove the veracity of the work you are both doing. It is truly generative. The work you do is the best possibility for lasting change, in me, in the organizations I touch, in the world space I am living.

Sheila ConnorGuiding Leaders and Teams (GLT) Founder and President

The Conscious Leadership workshop was incredibly transformative for me. During the four days, I explored my past experiences along with deeply-held beliefs and patterns that have shaped me as a person. I discovered parts that have enabled me to thrive and those that have limited my personal growth. I came away with a renewed clarity of purpose, optimism for the future, and a more integrated sense of Self that will help me in my personal and professional lives.

Susan FleetwoodSenior OD Director, Microsoft

This past year of unrelenting pace and change has caused me to question everything about myself and my capabilities. I needed to pause for deep reflection and am so glad I finally made this investment of time. I feel re-grounded, more in control of all the choices available to me, with a much better sense of my power. I could not have achieved this without the framework, facilitation, and community conversation in SyncUp's Dive into Conscious Leadership Retreat.

Brenda Stone, SPHR, SHRM-SCPDirector, Organization and Talent Development, Pivot Bio

The SyncUp program has armed me with tools to become a more conscious leader and increase my comfort with ambiguity, uncertainty and change. By focusing on self-facilitation first, this program helps leaders gain awareness of unconscious behaviors impacting decision-making and team dynamics so that we may create space for authentic collaboration and increase our organizational effectiveness.

Jennifer CairnsExecutive Director, Sarah Heinz House - Pittsburgh

Meet The People Behind SyncUp Leadership

Suzanne is a maestro at creating and leading workshops and coaching experiences that support you in uncovering and developing your best self. Her experience in organizations of all kinds and expertise with the best evidence-based models for change are wrapped into a powerful, engaging, compassionate and playful style.

Terri weaves the best of current research into relatable and practical approaches to growth and development. She leads movement and sound experiences designed to support your learning and well being throughout the workshop.

Suzanne and Terri are known for the lasting change that comes from attending one of their workshops.

They are researchers, educators and pioneers in the field of vertical development—an emerging, evidence-based set of best practices that focuses on growing leadership agility. Their conscious leadership curriculum is grounded in the neuro-science informed SyncUp4 Leadership model and the Internal Family Systems model. Internal Family Systems is recognized as one of the most powerful ways to work with the unconscious.

What Happens at a SyncUp Leadership Retreat?

The antidote is moving ourselves and our organizations out of autopilot.

This retreat will shine new light on the conscious leader journey and how you might be the source and the solution to your own and your team’s overwhelm, autopilot, burnout and low engagement.

Reconnect to your authentic core, vitality and inner knowing.

Taking time out of your day-to-day activity for self-reflection is critical to uncovering your unique greatness. This brings internal harmony and joy and a greater capacity to respond to increasingly complex challenges. You will leave this retreat with new perspectives and practices and more courage to drive clear-headed action in your daily life.

Our potential to grow our minds to expand our consciousness is infinite.

We have the lake, mountains, trees and huge boulders surrounding us. The shamans of all indigenous cultures are inspired and guided by the wisdom of nature. You will feel the energy and be renewed as you dive deep.

What Happens at a SyncUp Leadership Retreat?

Time in class for new learning with extraordinary professionals

Our potential to grow our minds—to expand our consciousness—is infinite. Imagine your brain and mind are an iceberg where more than 95% of what motivates your behavior is below the waterline of your conscious awareness. Our workshops give you the skills—and a specific process—to dive below the surface and explore past experiences, beliefs and patterns that limit your strategic choices and get in the way of a growth mindset.

The antidote is moving ourselves and our organizations out of autopilot.

This retreat will shine new light on the conscious leader journey and how you might be the source and the solution to your own and your team’s overwhelm, autopilot, burnout and low engagement.

Time for reflection and application

Our workshops are structured to support deep learning and sustainable change beginning with how to reclaim your attention and energy. Each day includes new content, self assessments, and facilitated experiences designed to help you apply and sustain your learning.

Reconnect to your authentic core, vitality and inner knowing.

Taking time out of your day-to-day activity for self-reflection is critical to uncovering your unique greatness. This brings internal harmony and joy and a greater capacity to respond to increasingly complex challenges. You will leave this retreat with new perspectives and practices and more courage to drive clear-headed action in your daily life.

Time for joyful connection and renewal

Nature is a profound retreat partners. Each day includes time outside to connect with yourself. Formal and informal opportunities for meaningful conversations and playful experiences are woven throughout the retreat. We include music, movement and the spirit of playful learning into each day,

Our potential to grow our minds to expand our consciousness is infinite.

We have the lake, mountains, trees and huge boulders surrounding us. The shamans of all indigenous cultures are inspired and guided by the wisdom of nature. You will feel the energy and be renewed as you dive deep.

SyncUp Retreats Deliver Results That Change Mindsets And Lives

“This is a unique development experience because the methodology is immediately accessible and impactful. Unlike other development approaches, this process is not outside of you, attempting to tell you who you are. Rather, this process gives you the means to work with what you already know about yourself and how you respond to situations. You inquire into yourself, your patterns of behaviors, reflecting on how some of your behaviors don't serve your intentions. Through self reflection you begin to know and understand yourself better, and see how you can shift your patterns with greater consciousness. You are doing this work yourself; no one is doing it to you or directing your new choices. The instructors provide a superb supportive environment in which to do this work. I highly recommend this program.”

Lake Tahoe Retreat, Nov 2021Deborah Ranier

Lake Tahoe Retreat, October 2022

What Happens After a SyncUp Retreat?

You can participate in an optional series of online small group sessions that focus on the application of IFS informed conscious leadership practices to your personal and professional challenges and opportunities.

You will:

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Gain exclusive access to new content that brings the IFS model to leadership, team and organization development.

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Practice using the IFS model with guidance focusing on themes like dealing with competing commitments, strengthening key relationships, increasing well-being and resilience and building more strategic thinking capacity.

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Give voice in a safe space where insights and questions connected to lowering the waterline on unconscious behavior are the sole learning focus.

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Benefit from group sharing and insights that accelerate learning and integration.

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Learn between session practices to grow curiosity, compassion, connection, courage, clarity, confidence, creativity, calmness and choice.

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Feel supported, nurtured, understood and valued by a group of peers while doing deep personal work.

Participants say the monthly sessions leave them feeling lighter, increase self love, reduce autopilot behavior, and inspire greater freedom. They appreciate the connections they form online and are inspired by each other's growth.

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