Returning in 2022 – Watch for dates to be posted this fall.
The retreat offers a life-enriching opportunity to find your voice and strengthen your impact and influence in your community, work, and personal life.
After all, in an age of fast consumption, we have to be careful that leadership development doesn’t get diminished to three-minute inspirational vignettes. This program isn’t about merely offering leadership tools. Our retreat focuses on sustaining your growth as a leader. Through thoughtful personal explorations, you’ll get to your inner compass, which will help you get rid of the distractions and noise that can take you off course. You’ll gain the insight, confidence, and clarity to know which tools to use no matter what the situation.
You’ll connect with your true vision, purpose, and deepest core values to unlock your leadership potential in all areas of your life. This will be the beginning of a lifelong journey of self-discovery and inner exploration.
What is the Other Everest?
Today’s best leaders are authentic leaders. People whose inner compass guides their daily actions and who inspire trust by being honest and real. People who are committed to substance over the superficial, character over charisma, and service over self-interest. To have meaningful influence in today’s world – and the depth to lead with a strong, authentic presence – requires an inner journey. It’s a journey to your heart, over the highest peak. A journey to what David calls the “Other Everest.”
As we design and deliver leadership development programs for organizations across the continent, one word that forms a common thread amid all the people we meet these days is the word busy. Everyone is busy.
When David asks, “How are you today?” the reply is always, “I’m busy!” Busy has become a badge of honour. If, for some reason, you aren’t “busy,” it implies that, somehow, you are less than capable. You aren’t in demand. There is something wrong with you.
His response is, “So… is it a good busy?”
Then comes a pause. We intuitively know there is a difference between good busy and bad busy, but without time to stop and reflect on the question, it’s not possible to answer it.
It’s an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.
Peter Drucker, the esteemed management guru, said once “… There is nothing so useless as doing something efficiently that should not be done at all.”
Amid the tyranny of the urgency of the demands of the world, how do we know if we are doing something efficiently that “should not be done at all?”
We see conscious leaders today struggling between having confidence in their capacity to live a life of purpose, and yielding to the daily demands of others. By too easily yielding to what is pressing, practical and popular, we have sacrificed the pursuit of what is in our hearts.
We know from research, and more than thirty years of experience in the leadership development field, that the world is in need of leaders who are committed to substance over superficial, character over charisma, and service over self-interest. In short, we need leaders who are authentic – people whose inner compass guides their daily actions and who inspire trust by being honest and real.
To come to this place of impact and influence requires slowing down, going inside, and developing a relationship with an interior self. It’s about finding one’s voice – away from the voices of the world. To attain the capacity to influence in today’s changing and demanding world, along with the depth to lead with a strong authentic presence requires an inner journey, a journey to one’s heart, a journey to what David calls the “Other Everest.”
It is David’s intention to create authentic communities of like-minded leaders – difference makers who are committed to making a positive impact. To accomplish this, he facilitates a four-day retreat on Authentic Leadership at the Banff Centre. David invites you to join him on this program…
In this public workshop David creates a space to pause, go inside, and connect with your authentic self. If you are committed to be a better leader through increased self-awareness and a stronger, clearer purpose and presence, and could benefit from a community of support with other authentic leaders, join David for a renewed perspective on leadership and a life-changing experience.
Each of us has within us a calling. While the outside world pushes us, something within pulls us. Let your deepest desires lead you. If this sounds like a journey you would like to embark upon, contact us.
We look forward to seeing you in a session.
And Remember: whenever you are in doubt, resist the natural human tendency to go faster, and instead, choose to go deeper.
Are you ready to take the journey?
David Irvine, the Leader’s Navigator
David is a widely sought-after speaker, author, and trusted leadership advisor. His work has helped build accountable, authentic organizations across North America, making him one of the most respected voices on leadership and organizational culture.
He has advanced degrees in human development, science, and social work. With more than 35 years of experience as a family therapist, workshop facilitator, lecturer, and adviser to executives, he has developed a unique personal and practical approach to inspiring leaders and transforming lives.
David has worked with people in the public, private, not-for-profit, family business, and entrepreneurial sectors across North America, including:
- CEOs and senior executives
- all levels of management
- frontline service providers
- healthcare professionals
- law enforcement personnel
Thousands of people attend his programs every year, and he has also taught courses at three universities and the Banff Centre. David’s presentations, workshops, retreats, and writing won’t just move you – they’ll get you moving.
David is a bestselling author of seven books, with over 300,000 copies sold worldwide. The Other Everest: Navigating the Pathway to Authentic Leadership is the most recent and brings together the learnings, teachings, and wisdom gleaned over a lifetime of meaningful work.
The popular Caring Is Everything: Getting to the Heart of Humanity, Leadership and Life, deals with the importance of caring in all aspects of our lives.
As a former nationally ranked distance runner, he also maintains an active lifestyle of yoga, boxing, and hiking. David lives with his wife in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in western Canada.