A Monthly Mastery Program in Authentic Leadership
The Other Everest Journey
Virtual Classes Run The Third Thursday Of Each Month, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm MT
If you are committed to deepen your authentic leadership presence, become intimately acquainted with David’s teachings, and have access to all of David’s materials for developing authentic leaders, you are invited to become a member of David’s authentic leadership community.
A monthly membership fee provides access to:
- A monthly ninety-minute virtual session – the best of David’s programs (see curriculum).
- Recordings of the sessions.
- Any course offered by David.
- All of David’s course material with permission and support to use in your own leadership.
- A signed copy of David’s book, The Other Everest: Navigating The Pathway To Authentic Leadership, along with a Life Manual for discovering your Authentic Leadership (hard and digital copy).
- Complete access to The Other Everest Online: an online video program on Authentic Leadership Presence (a $499 value).
Virtual Classes Run The Third Thursday Of Each Month, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm MT
Part 1. Leadership Presence
Session I. Authentic Leadership – It’s About PRESENCE, Not Position
In addition to an overview of the program and introductions, you will learn what it means to be an authentic leader and why authentic leadership is so important to you and those you love and serve. Discover the true source of leadership power – your authentic presence – and how to amplify your impact by connecting more deeply with your authentic self. Clarify the difference between primary and secondary greatness.
Session II. Transcendent Leadership – Serving a Noble Cause That Inspires
A transcendent leader – a leader who serves a worthwhile cause – sets the stage for sustainable success. The power of a clear purpose provides a pathway for extraordinary leadership. You’ll connect with your true vision and purpose to unlock your leadership potential in all areas of your life. This is the beginning of a lifelong journey of self-discovery and inner exploration.
Session III. Discover Clarity – Well-Being and Resilience Through Values Alignment
Living in alignment with your values is more than a time management strategy, a productivity technique or a simplistic approach to self-care and work/life balance. It is a systematic discipline for stepping back, discerning what matters most, then eliminating everything that is unimportant, so you can tap into your energy source and make the highest contribution toward what you truly care about. Values alignment empowers you to navigate urgent demands and reclaim control over where to expend your energy instead of letting others choose for you. Discover what facets of your life need attention and develop an accountability plan to ensure integrity, energy, resilience, and well-being.
Session IV. Credibility Through Character – Making Integrity Real
Discover the power of integrity and how to infuse energy, self-respect, passion, and trustworthiness into your leadership and life by closing your integrity gaps. Develop a Personal Strengthening System™ to build your resilience, energy, and well-being so you can be present for others. Learn the difference between resume virtues and eulogy virtues, and what it truly means to be a person of strong character.
Session V. Self-Awareness, Blind Spots, and Beliefs – Facing Your Shadow
The Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council recommended that the most important capability for leaders to develop was self-awareness. Yet many leaders are so driven by external rewards of financial success, status, power, public recognition, and material accomplishments, they leave little time for reflection or self-evaluation. This session focuses on becoming aware of blind spots and beliefs that form the foundation of all behavior. By bringing the hidden, shadow aspects of yourself into the light of awareness, you realize your full capacity to impact the world through your leadership presence.
Session VI. The Mindful Leader – The Power of Being More Fully Present
Learn to create the life you want by being present to the life you have. Through mindfulness and meditation, you will discover the essential self that sustains and supports you. Learn to connect more fully with the world around you and the people you lead by learning to sustain presence and inner alignment as you navigate adversity with greater consciousness and go about your daily routines and interactions with greater awareness.
Part 2. Leadership Practices
Session VII. Fostering Trust – The Power of Connection
Conscious leaders and researchers know the key to high-performing teams and inspired engaged, accountable cultures is psychological safety and trust. If people don’t feel safe to be who they are, ask for help, be honest and tell the truth, or make mistakes, they simply won’t invest, participate fully, or be their best. This session examines why trust is the foundation for all relationships; how to assess whether people trust you; and the fundamental skills necessary for fostering trust, managing conflict, and ensuring psychological safety in every relationship in your life.
Session VIII. Creating Extraordinary Cultures – The Power of Alignment
What is a healthy organization and a healthy team? How do you measure and improve the health of your culture? How do you get the value statements off the wall and into people’s hearts? In this session, we dive deeply into the underpinnings of an extraordinary culture and learn how to create one.
Session IX. Accountability (Part 1) – The Power of Agreement
This session provides a clear understanding of accountability and the required mindset to foster an accountable culture. You will learn how to replace blame with personal responsibility by inspiring an attitude of ownership within yourself and those around you. We uncover the power of agreements and how to identify and close the integrity gaps in your life that will ensure self-respect and trustworthiness – the foundation of respectful and trusting relationships.
Session X. Accountability (Part 2) – The Power of Partnership
Sustainable accountability comes through robust connections. You can build an accountable culture by tapping into the power of partnerships. Inspire your team, get a grip on results, and take your organization to a renewed level of excellence through effective accountability agreements with your key stakeholders. You will learn skills for having tough conversations that ensure clarity, ownership, and empowerment.
Session XI. Navigating Change – The Power of Possibility
Gain practical, hands-on insights and strategies for using chaos and uncertainty to connect with and inspire trust, instill confidence, and foster accountability with your team. Discover the framework of the hero’s journey as you look at your life through a mythological lens. Learn to use change and crisis as doorways to deepen and transform your life, connect with your authentic self, and create a pathway to a rich and meaningful life as you amplify your impact as a leader. You will also connect with your authentic self – letting go of the life you have planned to have the life you are meant to live.
Session XII. Inspire Authenticity – The Power of Full Engagement
The way we have been working isn’t working. Demand is exceeding our capacity. The ethic of “more, bigger, faster” exacts a series of silent but harmful costs at work, undermining our energy, focus, creativity, and passion. This concluding session offers a unique approach to leadership that inspires and reenergizes the lives of the people we serve so we’re both fulfilled and productive – on and off the job.
Complete the Contact Form to join the waitlist and request a one-on-one introductory call with David to discuss your potential participation.
“Thank you to you David for the safe environment you created within the group. I believe everyone is able to share their own personal stories with the full support of the group. David’s technical knowledge and experience along with … relatable stories made for a memorable experience. I highly recommend to anyone looking to do a deep dive into authenticity.”
“I have been plying my trade for 42 years and during that time I have been exposed to more speakers (for lack of a better description) than you can possibly imagine. You name them, I’ve seen them: Covey, Robbins (yeah, I walked on the coals), Leo Bascaglia (41 years ago), the list goes on and on. In those 42 years I can honestly say from the heart that I have NEVER had as positive and enriching an experience as I have in the Masterclass. Never is a huge word but it applies here. It is all so powerful and valuable. I cannot find the words to thank you enough.“
“I would highly recommend the (virtual)Masterclass program provided by David Irvine. After 25 years of being a CEO, and with the significant challenges we are currently experiencing, I knew I was ready for a “reset”- I just didn’t know what that entailed. Three sessions into the Masterclass, I started to get a strong sense of what my “reset” was all about. David did an exceptional job of reminding me why I was a leader in the first place and the responsibility I have to not only lead with my head but, more importantly, to lead with a strong sense of empathy and honesty.“
“David Irvine offers much wisdom on how to maximize personal and professional impact with authentic presence. Fostering an authentic attitude of abundance, growth, and accomplishment has helped me transform my ability to lead with impact and longevity. The inspiring Moving Forward Together program helped me develop my leadership style through focused presentations, self-reflection, and interactions with a wide range of organizational leaders.“