Over 30 years in the making, our Self-to-System approach to transformation—and the transformational leadership curriculum that emerges from it—have been developed to be comprehensive, creative, and coherent.
Our approach is “inside out” because, in our model of change that is based on the latest brain, behavioral, and complexity science, neurons and emotions have to change before business results and social outcomes do.
The Self-to-System™ Approach
Unlike other approaches, populated with a hotchpotch of competing theories and outdated models that are confusing to leaders and incoherent on their own terms, our Self-to-System™ approach is grounded in a cutting-edge theory of human behavior.
“Switch On Leadership made a pronounced and profound impact. Exceptional.”
The Four Spirals Of Transformational Leadership
In Our Self-To-System™ Curriculum
We use various diagnostics and design techniques to co-create with you a seamless journey from self-transformation to systemic transformation.
Together, informed by your leaders’ stated needs and the needs of management for the team and organization, we choose elements from the 4 spirals of our Self-to-System™ curriculum:
Spiral 1: Leading Self
We lead ourselves powerfully—by becoming ever more adaptable, open, energized, embodied, self-aware, resilient, responsible, confident, curious, conscious, and mature—so we can show up fully in every working moment, meeting, and conversation to drive forward change, innovation, and transformation without being destabilized by change, crisis, competing demands, and constant stress.
Spiral 2: Leading Others
We lead others powerfully—by being ever more present, reciprocal, empowering, and empathic, listening actively and communicating clearly, and coaching, marshaling, motivating, delegating, and repairing effectively—so our people beat friction, fragmentation, confusion, conflict, overwhelm, and apathy to deliver positive and lasting change, innovation, and transformation.
Spiral 3: Leading Organizations
We lead our organization powerfully—by anticipating, envisioning, and forging the future, challenging, strategizing, and prioritizing effectively, and cultivating adaptation, belonging, meaning, and well-being in our culture—so our organization triumphs against disruption, complexity, turbulence, groupthink, underperformance, and obsolescence and delivers successful innovation, outsized value creation, and business transformation.
Spiral 4: Leading Systems
We lead our system powerfully—by becoming ever more alive, purposeful, truthful, transparent, and persuasive, cultivating wisdom, humility, and morality, and influencing, inspiring, and unlocking narrative, coherence, collaboration, and regeneration—so the systems we lead change and transform so that all people, and all life on this planet, can flourish as our organization does.
“Amazing, amazing feedback from our leaders!”
HR Director EMEA, Intel
Topics In Our Cutting-Edge
We provide insightful and actionable content, teachable tools, and embodied leadership practices within every topic.
Building Self-Efficacy & State Mastery
Developing Emotional & Interoceptive Intelligence
Metacognition & Transforming Biases & Beliefs
Changing Behavior & Building Habits
Mastering Resilience & Sustained High Performance
Leveraging Trauma-Informed Personal Leadership
Managing Time, Attention & Energy
Amplifying Agency & Growth Mindsets
Harnessing Leadership Archetypes & Sub-Personalities
Self-Directing Leadership Breakthroughs & Development
Harnessing Presence, Attunement & Empathy
Active Listening & Responsible Sharing
Cultivating Team Receptivity, Trust & Reciprocity
Using Clear & Calm Communication
Managing & Renegotiating Agreements
Enacting High-Performance Delegation
Motivating Different Kinds Of People
Leveraging Transformational Coaching
Repairing Relationships & Resolving Conflicts
Managing Effective Boundaries
Making Sense Of Complexity
Leveraging Foresight & Future Insight
Challenging Organizational Biases & Assumptions
Developing Vision & Strategy
Making Strategic Decisions
Mastering Strategic Prioritization
Fostering Belonging & Psychological Safety
Innovation & Creative Problem-Solving
Unlocking Diversity, Dignity & Inclusion
Nurturing Adaptive & Developmental Cultures
Unlocking Purpose, Sustainability & Social Impact
Leading From Truth, Transparency & Trust
Cultivating Wisdom, Values & Morality
Wielding & Distributing Power Wisely
Inspirational Storytelling & Developing Executive Presence
Influencing Change Through Ethical Persuasion
Finding Alignment, Resonance & Coherence
Leading Collaborations & Partnerships
Leading Systemic Change
Thinking & Leading Regeneratively
“Switch On Leadership ran the most useful and challenging leadership program I’ve been on—and I’ve been on a lot in 30 years!”
COO, Syngenta AME
The Self-To-System™ Curriculum Covers
200 Specific Transformational Leadership Capabilities
Through 20+ years of research, experimentation, and practice we have identified 200 specific transformational leadership capabilities as leaders master the journey of leading from self to system,
We provide every leader in a team or cohort with our diagnostic toolkit for them to audit and evaluate where they are at across the 200 capabilities and we design the program to improve shared areas of need and weakness.
“Their leadership framework is very inspiring and impressive. It stimulated our senior leaders to rebuild momentum and align as one team.”
Senior Vice-President, SAP
A Rigorous Transformation Method
Based On Brain, Behavioral & Complexity Science
We are allergic to consulting myths and pseudo-science. Underpinning our curriculum is our original theory of human development called Bio-Transformation®.
Based on the latest brain, behavioral, and complexity sciences, Bio-Transformation® works with, not against, human biologies and cultures.
Thirty years in the making, it unlocks change as fast as humanly possible.