Biographies: Joel & Michelle have devoted their lives to exploring the disciplines that awaken extra-ordinary human potentials for wisdom, compassion, and creative intelligence. They are founders of The International Center for Corporate Culture and Organizational Health at InnerWork Technologies, Inc. - WisdomAtWork.com - a Seattle and Hawaii based firm dedicated to developing organizational cultures in which inspired leadership, collective intelligence, and change resilience can thrive. Advisors to business leaders and teams in over 200 leading organizations around the globe, their clients include: NASA, World Bank, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Qualcomm, Boeing, Microsoft, U.S. Army Green Berets, West Point Military Academy, Clinton Global Initiative, Washington Athletic Club, MIT, Fred Hutchinson and M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Centers.
Joel & Michelle serve on the clinical faculty for the University of Minnesota Medical School's Center for Spirituality and Health, and are adjunct faculty for the Institute for Religion and Health at University of Texas Medical Center. They teach a Post-Graduate M.B.A. course on High Performance Leadership & Resilience at the Indian Institute of Management, are Graduate Studies Faculty for the Contemplative Education and Transformational Learning Program at Mahidol University in Thailand, and taught at Antioch University, Bastyr University, and LIOS. The Leveys were honored by the Institute of Noetic Sciences as, "leading teachers of transformation." They have also directed clinical programs on mindbody medicine, stress management for Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound and Children's Medical Center in Seattle.
Nobel Laureate, the Dalai Lama, is an advisor and supporter on a number of the Leveys' projects and encouraged them in their work, writing,"You are presently engaged in work that has great prospects for bringing the inner sciences and technologies of human development and transformational learning to a very wide section of people who may not under ordinary circumstances come into contact with these teachings." Their work has also been praised by: Andrew Weil, Margaret Wheatley, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Daniel Goleman, Joan Borysenko, Willis Harman, and Michael Ray.
Joel & Michelle have coached numerous Olympic Gold and World Class champion athletes, and designed & directed biocybernautic training for the US Army Green Berets' acclaimed "Jedi Warrior Program" which was described by West Point leaders as "the most exquisite orchestration of human technology we have ever seen," and by Michael Murphy and George Leonard (founders of Esalen Institute) as "the most advanced transformational leadership development program to be delivered in modern times."
The Leveys' pioneering work spans many disciplines including: integral mindbody medicine; noetic and mind sciences; contemplative education and mind-fitness; collective wisdom; cyberphysiology, neurofeedback and clinical biofeedback training; peak performance training and extra-ordinary human potential; transformational leadership development & change resilience; developing healthy high performing organizational teams and cultures; and r/evolutionary learning strategies, principles, and practices necessary to thrive amidst the increasing complexity and intensity of our times.
Their published works include: Wisdom at Work; Corporate Culture & Organizational Health: A Critical Analysis of How Workplace Culture Influences Business Success; Luminous Mind: Meditation and Mind Fitness; The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds; Living in Balance: A Dynamic Approach for Creating Harmony and Wholeness in a Chaotic World; Intuition at Work; Community Building in Business; Rediscovering the Soul in Business; and The New Bottom Line. In the spirit of balance, the Leveys also founded and steward the Kohala Sanctuary, an organic farm and learning center on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Complete biographies at www.wisdomatwork.com/LeveyBio.html
Websites: www.wisdomatwork.com and www.KohalaSanctuary.com
Title: InnerWork and OurSpace: Mystery, Mastery, and Mindful Leadership
Abstract: Bringing this cycle of our leadership learning journey to its close, OurSpace expands to welcome the insights of Joel & Michelle, whose pioneering work has inspired thousands of leaders in hundreds of organizations around the globe. The Leveys will invite us to pause and reflect more deeply on our learning journey as leaders, and to explore new frontiers of learning and personal development required to expand our personal and organizational success in these times of radical change. Joel & Michelle will share an uplifting blend of personal stories, case studies, data, and potent examples of extra-ordinary success that invite us all to consider new frontiers of possibilities in our own lives, work, and relationships. They will offer a glimpse of the core principles, practices, and disciplines that each of us can rely upon to realize our potentials for progress in personal and organizational success – even in the midst of the extreme challenges of these times.