…through my work I was hoping they became more conscious, more awake, more responsible and wiser leaders. And some of them did. Some of them went back to their teams and did things differently. Yet all of my efforts still felt like drops in an ocean and the impact of a few days’ course seemed always too quick to fade, as soon as people got back to their normal routine, to their (often not so conscious) bosses, to their teams.
In late 2014, at a coaching retreat in Spain, I was sharing these thoughts with three good friends, all of them coaches and senior leaders in various companies. I remember wondering aloud:
What can we do to multiply the power of leaders to transform organisations from the inside out? It is clear that just bringing them to some workshops now and then is not going to do the trick.
Out of those thoughts, on that day, around a table on top of a hill covered by olive trees, a dream was born.
I would create a coaching school dedicated exclusively to leaders.