“If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together”.
- African Proverb

What is Transformative Leadership?

Transformative Leadership is a mindful way of being that inspires each member of the community to develop their fullest potential and lead with purpose.



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The Impact of Mindfulness in the Workplace.

More than 10,000 employees participated in a study with Duke University through Aetna’s ‘Mindfulness and Wellness Initiative’ reported:



Reduction in self-reported stress levels


Percent improvement in sleep quality


Reduction in pain


Average minutes per week of added productivity


“We’re different now. Everybody started coming to me with ideas about how we could be better.”
- Former Aetna CEO Mark T. Bertolini, speaking to the outcomes

Research from around the globe shows why mindfulness works.

Short Term Benefits

Increase energy level
Override habitual thinking
Make room for new ideas
Foster creativity
Stay calm and maintain focus
Have clarity to solve problems
See the bigger picture

Long Term Benefits

Arrive with a presence that is powerful and skillful
Increase productivity
Build stress resilience
Reduce turnover and absenteeism
Live more fully and less on “automatic pilot”
Improve workplace happiness and wellbeing
Decrease health care costs

The Four Keys to Well-Being

Watch above or read, Dr. Richard Davidson explaining that well-being is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.


How We Can Help.

Transformation is possible. All it takes is one.

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One Morning a Month

• Start with Transformative Leadership Course 1

• Develop an understanding of the concepts and practices

• Choose action items and a practice partner

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One Conversation a Week

Meet with your practice partner

• Practice mindful listening and reflect on your experience

• Set an intention or goal for the week

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One Practice a Day

• Choose from several different practices

• Experiment with different approaches

• Commit to practicing once each day


How do we start?

Step 1 -  Email our Leadership & Engagement Director Peter Callahan, PCC, ACC to set up a meeting or call, and explore the approach that will work best for you and your organization.

Step 2 - Choose the elements of our Transformative Leadership program that are the best fit for your team's unique style and culture so colleagues can easily adopt the practices.

Step 3 - Together, we will create an outline and set a date for the introductory workshop and the rest of the program.

We are committed to supporting you in creating a sustainable approach for reducing stress, deepening connection, and increasing well-being and shared purpose in your organization."

To learn more or to schedule a program, please email Leadership & Engagement Director Peter Callahan at peter@copperbeechinstitute.org.

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