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Transformative Leadership

Your Organization needs this Workshop!

Effective leaders have a multiplier effect on savings and revenue generated through other areas of organizational excellence (strategy, culture, operations and innovation), and yearly savings and/or revenue associated with leadership training may range between $50,000 to $100,000 annually.


In addition to navigating complex challenges, leaders are called upon to be visionary, collaborative, and creative to positively impact the performance of their organizations. As a result, recent leadership development models are expanding the definition of leadership beyond situational and competency-based approaches, which reduce leadership to a particular set of behaviors and skill sets.

These models distinguish leadership as a way of being and focus on the interpersonal development of the self as leader, which includes cultivating real-time awareness of mental models and conscious insights, while intentionally integrating an individual’s sense of identity, which is grounded in values, beliefs, and natural talents. Developing these attributes requires learning how to access the body in a way that anchors leaders to the present moment and intuitive connection to their sense of purpose, perceptions, thoughts, and emotions.

2.5 hour and 1/2 day options available
in-person or Zoom


  • Learn about problems associated with classic leadership

  • Understand what it means to fully embody leadership by aligning presence with purpose.

  • Take the Leadership Presence & Purpose Inventory to determine their Way of Being at Work (Yearning, Habituating, Transforming, or Transcending)

  • Cultivate Leadership Presence through Mindfulness Practice

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Dr. William Brendel (Bill) earned his doctorate at Columbia University and for over 20 years has facilitated the strategic transformation of leaders, teams, and organizations. As founder and principal consultant for the Transformative Learning institute, Bill enjoys helping a wide variety of organizations around the world in locations such as the U.S., Africa, China, Korea, and India. ​In addition to consulting, Bill is also an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, where he teaches graduate courses to aspiring consultants. He has also taught in programs at Columbia University, Georgetown, Texas A&M, Temple University, and the University of St Thomas.

In 2021, Bill received the Lisa Kimball Evolving the Field of Organization Development Award, one of the field’s highest honors, for his outstanding accomplishments in connecting diverse people and ideas to advance OD theory and applications worldwide. He is a trustee on the board of the Organization Development Network and leads the Organization Development Education Association.​​ Bill also shares his knowledge of organization development practices through his publications in books, articles, blogs, and popular press. He is frequently interviewed about current events that pertain to organizational strategy and culture. In 2017, Bill was interviewed by Variety Magazine, for his views on corporate culture and complicity surrounding the Harvey Weinstein scandal. He has written frequently for the Star Tribune, and blogs on cutting-edge approaches to strategic transformation on LinkedIn. Dr. Brendel has consulted and trained leaders in the organizations listed below:

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Dr. Bill Brendel

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