Recognizing that most leadership programs are based on masculine models of leadership, we created the WILO program to address the unique ways that women develop as leaders
. By focusing on how women learn and grow, and what’s really necessary to lead effectively in today’s turbulent environments, we designed a program that unlocks a woman’s capacity to nourish her body, heart, mind, and soul—while generating tangible, meaningful results.
As many women today do not see themselves as leaders, we begin with redefining leadership for these challenging times. We view leadership as a way of being and doing that transcends the focus on roles, power, competition, and control associated with traditional leadership paradigms.
We believe these challenging times are calling for a New Feminine Leadership which:
- Combines personal presence with a capacity for deep connection with others
- Joins compassionate collaboration with effective action
- Integrates intuition and emotional intelligence with rational, objective analysis
- Harnesses the creative potential of ambiguity and chaos to generate breakthrough results
- Empowers communication that links deep listening with clear, confident speech
- Fosters bold visions supported by a fierce commitment to make a difference in the world.
WILO awakens women’s untapped leadership potential by weaving together the following unique elements:
- Transformative. Many leadership programs focus on learning new theories or acquiring new skills. WILO not only offers leading-edge theories and new behavioral tools, it also enables fundamental transformation of outdated patterns in all areas of a woman’s life. WILO helps you wake up to your full value as a woman and express that value freely and authentically.
- Integral. Drawing upon the extensive work of Ken Wilber, Robert Kegan, Susanne Cook-Greuter, and other leading theorists, our comprehensive approach integrates a diversity of systems, academic disciplines, and forms of knowledge—from the wisdom of ancient shamans and sages to today’s breakthroughs in cognitive science—into five essential elements that are key to facilitating human development.
- Accelerated. Although radical transformation doesn’t usually happen in a single weekend, it doesn’t need to take years. Applying ten years of experience in delivering women’s leadership programs, we developed WILO, our unique, four-month curriculum that accelerates true transformation without sacrificing artistry, enjoyment, academic excellence, or deep connection.
- Theory- and Research-Based. We combine stimulating theories from innovative thought leaders with our extensive experience and research in women’s growth and development. We continually and systematically review how women in our programs are transforming and update our curriculum accordingly.
- Embodied. WILO teaches you to access ways of knowing that engage all three centers of intelligence—thinking (head), feeling (heart), and sensing (body)—so you can bring a holistic understanding to complex issues. Developing these ways of knowing requires your commitment to practicing new ways of being as well as full engagement in every aspect of your life during the WILO journey.
- Individually Tailored. Each participant works intimately with an Integral Coach throughout the entire WILO program. Using a comprehensive integral assessment process, your coach will skillfully customize the program to support your unique development.
- Supportive and Catalytic. WILO provides a dynamic learning community to initiate and support your personal transformation. The WILO Circle offers a powerful experience of being in trusting, supportive relationships with other women.
- Beautiful and Imaginative. We actively engage your sensing and feeling nature by designing our instructional materials and working environments to be beautiful, inspiring, and delightful. Using stimulating right-brain activities and practices, we invite imagination to awaken you more deeply to your deepest feminine being.
- An Urban Mystery School. We create conditions in which you can open to the unfolding mystery of your potential. Combining an academically sound, research-based curriculum with ageless wisdom, the arts, and deep practice, Kore Evolution is essentially an urban mystery school—ready to take you to places you’ve never been before.