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Humanity stands today in the fire of a major ecological crisis that can also be an initiation into what it means to emerge as a globally integrated species living in harmony with each other and the earth. I am passionate about supporting the emergence of these leaders that humanity needs to make this transition. I work with established and emerging leaders, including those who hold formal positions of leadership and others leading from the edge of their own self-initiated contribution to the world.

If you’re interested to work with me, send me an email at: jonathan@synergyforum.org


WHAT IS A LEADER?

In science, the word “leader” is deeply tied to how lightning is produced. In meteorology, a leader is a stream of plasma that channels lightning.

Leadership and lightning share something in common: power. Both channel power.

In today’s world, power is very much in humanity’s shadow. Our political, economic and social systems demonstrate so many examples of power – individual, national and global – operating in corrupt, self-centred, and exploitative ways.

Some hoard power. Some fight to take it back. Some use intellectual, emotional or physical violence to keep it. Some dissociate and make power itself bad. The majority just become deeply disconnected and apathetic.

All of this comes from our disconnection from True Power – the essential power at our core.

My work is supporting the emergence of leaders connected to True Power.

True Power is the life-force of Spirit at our core. While conventional power is treated like a currency that some have and some don’t, True Power operates like a current of electricity or lightning - a nuclear source of Life-Force that is impregnated with the Purpose, Will and Presence of the One.

The secret of True Power is sacrifice. Those who lead from True Power embody the highest expression of servant leadership, which is the willingness to offer our very identity up on the sacrificial altar of the One, to be penetrated and opened by the spear tip of its Presence. My position is that this self-transcending orientation, when healthy and coupled with a full commitment to embodiment and accountability for how one wields power, is the foundation for truly awakened leadership.

We should expect excellence from our leaders, and to lead from True Power stably requires a high level of personal integration and development. It requires the ‘making whole’ of our being – mind and body, masculine and feminine – as well as being attuned and aware about the needs of the people and organisation(s) we are leading.

Such leaders are on fire with awakenesss and purpose. They can embrace whatever challenges arise as opportunities to deepen team connection, attunement and coherence. They are ready to penetrate the world with their mission, and inspire others to join them as warriors of purpose. And they welcome and integrate the energies of our bodies and emotions – our vulnerability, needs, rage, grief, joy, play and laughter – as sacred aspects of our humanity that can fuel our way forward. When leaders are coming from True Power, those around them are automatically empowered in their own purpose, development and creativity.

Understanding power in this way radically changes the way we understand leadership. Rather than being based in a position of formal authority, leadership becomes a state of being. Leaders are those who are ‘in charge’ as the current of True Power moves through them, and leadership is no longer limited to individuals but whole groups can participate in it simultaneously. Then, power can be shared in a way that isn’t based on competition or hoarding, but rather the coherence that comes from each individual being plugged into the source of True Power.

In the intensity of the current global crisis, light and love are not enough. What is also needed is power, and the emergence of leaders in multiple fields who can catalyse humanity’s evolution, healing and awakening to its collective purpose.

My work is dedicated to this emergence.

METHODS

In working with clients, I draw on extensive experience in:

  • Leading and co-leading projects and teams dedicated to social transformation.

  • Guiding individuals in personal development, healing, awakening, soul-work, embodiment and purpose work.

  • The Leadership Circle’s 360 profiling tool.

EXCHANGE

If you are interested in leadership work, I offer a free first 30 minute introductory session for us to explore whether we are a good fit for working together.

Contact me at: jonathan@synergyforum.org