Authentic, Inclusive, and Connected:

Fundamentals of Being a Leader

Lead with authenticity, inclusivity, and connection:

Today’s world of work needs leaders at every level who operate from a place of openness and acceptance—of self and others. This program helps you clarify your unique leadership contribution and strengthen your ability to invite others to do the same. In this highly interactive and experiential program, you will focus on critical assessments and practical approaches that can help you own your story, embrace diversity, and nurture relationships.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Part of Leadership Metamorphosis: A Professional Development Series

Course Objectives:

In this hands-on, one-day program, you will learn concepts and techniques to help you:

  • Clarify your authentic leadership identity, deepening self-awareness and self-acceptance, rather than allowing limiting impostor beliefs to distract or derail you.
  • Enhance your ability to be an inclusive teammate and leader, valuing and leveraging diverse experiences, perspectives, and contributions.
  • Evaluate and expand your strategic relationships to include colleagues who support your leadership goals, aspirations, and effectiveness.
  • Identify specific behavioral changes and strategies you can use to enhance your authentic, inclusive, and connected leadership, no matter what your position.

About the Instructor

Karen J. Curnow is an MCC International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach, which is the highest credential a leadership coach can receive. Ms. Curnow works with executives, managers, and teams in corporate, non-profit, and government organizations to develop powerful, compassionate leaders. Having worked and lived in France, Turkey, Kenya, Austria, and the USA, Ms. Curnow has served as senior coach, consultant, university instructor, and training director. She is on the faculty of Georgetown’s Leadership Coaching program, was selected as a United Nations certified coach and leadership consultant, and serves as an assessor for the International Coach Federation. Clients she has served include: Under Armour, Public Health Solutions, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Bayer Health Care, Aerospace Corporation, Evolent Health, Boeing, Leidos/SAIC, over 60 federal agencies, TED, Sundance Momentum, and Uncharted. 

Ms. Curnow is a Georgetown doctoral candidate focusing on the impact of culture on leadership, and also holds an MBA (International Management-USIU) and BS (Business and French – Houghton and the Sorbonne). Her publications include; chapters in On Becoming a Leadership Coach, IJCO article “Differences and Discourses: Coaching across Cultures,” Notes from a Traveling Childhood book, chapters in Tools and Activities for a Diverse Work Force, “Gender at Work” Public Management article, among others.

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