Options for Education Leaders

Leaders need not only the technical skills to manage the external world but also the skills to journey inward toward the source of both shadow and light.

— Parker J Palmer, Leading From Within

WholeHearted leadership programs are grounded in six foundations of trustworthy leadership:

  • Clarifying purpose and integrity through engaging in the work of an inner journey
  • Applying deep listening and honest, open questions
  • Holding paradox and tensions in the face of complexity and uncertainty
  • Building trustworthy relationships in communities/organisations
  • Appreciating the value of “otherness”
  • Growth through seasons/cycles of personal, professional, organisational change

Leading From Within

Let WholeHearted design a stand-alone program for you and your leaders. Programs can be a single day or anything up to a five-day program – depending on your needs, your availability and your budget. Contact us to discuss your school or system needs. Read Parker Palmer’s, Leading from Within, Chapter V of his book, Let Your Life Speak.

Courage to Lead® Retreat Program

Courage to Lead® is a program for leaders from all walks of life and those who aspire to leadership. The aim of the program is to help leaders sustain and renew their passion, enthusiasm and commitment to leadership and to the communities they serve. WholeHearted offers stand-alone Courage to Lead® retreats that are open to the public and open to all who identify with the role of ‘leader’. Find out more about this program or check out the next public offering of this program on our Upcoming Retreats.

WholeHearted can offer the Courage to Lead® program for school leaders across a system, network or region of school communities.



See also our consultancy and facilitation options for DISC Advanced®.



Upcoming Events

all-day Circle of Trust Discussion Group @ Private home
Circle of Trust Discussion Group @ Private home
Jan 24 – Dec 19 all-day
Circle of Trust Discussion Group @ Private home
If we are willing to embrace the challenge of becoming whole, we cannot embrace it alone—at least, not for long: we need trustworthy relationships to sustain us, tenacious communities of support, to sustain the journey[...]