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Dragons and Power Recast: Farewell to a Beloved Sensei - Leadership Embodiment with Wendy Palmer

December 10, 2022

Dragons and Power Recast: Farewell to a Beloved Sensei - Leadership Embodiment with Wendy Palmer
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Show Notes: 
Wendy Palmer passed away on December 2nd, 2022. In honour of her passing I’m publishing a recast of the interview we had in March 2022. If you’ve not heard this conversation I know you’ll find it compelling. If you have, I suspect it may land a level deeper on second listen, knowing that her words are now reaching us from the beyond the boundaries of this earthly realm. 
In this insightful conversation Wendy offers the wisdom she has spent a lifetime embodying. She held a seventh degree black belt in the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido, and was a mindfulness practitioner for over 40 years. 
Drawing on the skills honed from both of these practices, she shares deceptively simple, fast and effective practices that support you to recover to center in stressful situations and respond creatively when life throws you off balance.
Wendy speaks to: 

  •  the essential Aikido practice of “letting the attack land in the space”
  •  the 3 most essential qualities of leadership
  •  what it means to be truly resilient
  •  why boundaries don’t work and what actually does
  • the levels of challenge we move through when we are practicing mastery

She also addresses the 3 strategies of personality self: 

  • head wants control
  • heart wants approval
  • gut wants security

And she teaches how we can access the powerful antidotes of perception, compassion and courage.

Wendy’s website: www.leadershipembodiment.com
7 Guided Practices to Recover to Center

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Wendy Palmer

Author, Founder of Leadership Embodiment, Seventh Degree Black Belt in Aikido

Wendy Palmer is the founder of LEADERSHIP EMBODIMENT, a process that uses principles from the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido and mindfulness to offer simple tools and practices to increase leadership capacity and respond to stress and pressure with greater confidence and integrity. Wendy holds a seventh degree black belt in Aikido and has practiced mindfulness for over 45 years.

She has worked with executive teams and individuals for Twitter, Genentech, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, The Gap, NASA, Gates Foundation, Salesforce.com, McKinsey &Co, Oracle, Google, Unilever, The BBC, Accenture, Blackrock, Capital One, Intel, The George Washington University, Eileen Fisher and The Daimler Chrysler Group. She is also an author of four books, Leadership Embodiment, The Intuitive Body, The Practice of Freedom and Dragons and Power.

Her coaching organization, LEADERSHIP EMBODIMENT offers Coach Training to experienced coaches and facilitators who wish to learn to coach leaders in Leadership Presence.