SHIFT

THE SELF LEADERSHIP PATH
TOWARDS PERSONAL GROWTH

ARE YOU READY TO SHIFT YOUR MENTAL POSITIONS AND FIND YOUR PURPOSE?

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This transformative self-leadership experience encourages you to follow a growth path towards personal mastery and excellence. Towards your better purpose – whatever this may be?

This self-leadership program is about intentionally working on your way of thinking. And on how to reflect your feelings and on the actions towards your objectives as a leader. It is also about empowering yourself to take the right decisions in times of great uncertainty – with a combination of perseverance and passion.

The growth path consists of a 4 day immersive retreat, a 50 days self learning journey and two remote coaching sessions. It is designed to inspire you to create and sustain a purpose driven leadership style. You will be trained and challenged to understand, contextualize and navigate uncertainty. The goal is to develop your attitude for Century 21. The SHIFT® program empowers you to lead yourself and others in this rapidly changing world. Find your purpose in order to lead by example!

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IMMERSIVE LEARNING IN NATURE
2 HOURS REQUIRED PER WEEK
GERMAN OR ENGLISH MASTERMINDS
INDIVIDUAL MENTORING
MINDFULNESS PROGRAM
ACCOUNTABILITY SUPERVISION
Graduation Certificate
€ 3,500 + VAT (incl. lodging)

HOW IS THE PROGRAM STRUCTURED?

Our hybrid course starts off with an immersive retreat with an intensive self-leadership training.

This includes personal reflection in nature, mindful interludes, and in-depth sparring sessions with experienced leadership coaches.

After that, mastermind groups are built and you launch off in a self-learning routine for 7 consecutive weeks.

During this time, we will work on the 5 dimensions of the SHIFT® Framework every single day.

In this period we also meet twice for online peer coaching sessions moderated by our coaches. In the end of this journey you will reflect on your attitude change in an intensive remote event with all your coaches and peers.

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UPCOMING PATH

APPLY NOW FOR INTAKE IN JANUARY 2023

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BILINGUAL COHORT

(ENGLISH/GERMAN)

RETREAT

Bavarian Forest

SHIFTSCAPE Immersive retreat weekend
Immersive retreat weekend, January 19-22, 2023

SHIFTPATH 50 days selflearning journey
with weekly remote mastermind sessions

SHIFTZEN Remote Peer Coaching Session
online

SHIFTABLE Remote Reflection of Transformation
online

LEARNING JOURNEY IN DETAIL

Welcome to the SHIFT® Growth Path! A hybrid self-leadership course, nothing you have seen before. Truth is that self-help books won’t do the job, personal coaching is not for everyone, and dog-eat-dog career acceleration or ego-boosting human potentiality chaka are definitely not what we need to thrive in Century 21. So how can you find your purpose then?

By learning to become your own best coach. By learning to feed your own mind constantly. By understanding that goals are useless without working on the desired attitude. By learning to lead yourself in order to lead others. This program will show you how to develop a new attitude towards learning. It will question convictions about success and adapt a new state-of-mind to navigate change and create free space for you to get better over time.

Learn more about self-leadership

This article explains the background about initiating and sustaining personal change. It explains the key essence of Self-Leadership and the 5 steps involved in setting up the right attitude towards purpose and growth.

// CALL TO ADVENTURE
THE ITERATIVE TOOLBOX FOR TRANSFORMATION HERO*INES

THURSDAY starting at 1 pm

We start our path in a remote and trusting environment that allows us to learn the essentials of modern self-leadership. Life is a repeating journey and each hero*ine will eventually struggle, hesitate, resist, and fail along the way – in order to later learn, grow and become even better after all.

>>WORKSHOP EMPHASIS:
Clarify the intentions in your life. It is not so much about goal setting but finding the right direction. Regard purpose as a process that allows you to find a sense of direction.

>> FIELD TRIP:
Prototyping the 21st century attitude in a design sprint

>> MIND ELEVATION:
Creating flow states and discovering your way into flow

>> TEAM ACTIVITY:
Potluck storytelling around the campfire

// CROSSING THE THRESHOLD
THE ART OF INNOVATIVE CONFIDENCE IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD

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Self-leadership is also about gaining the resilience and flexibility to adapt along the way. In order to do that, we need to continuously develop what we are good at. That means finding and building strengths without feeling entitled to anything. Then put our strengths to work.

>> WORKSHOP EMPHASIS:
Identify your distinctive strengths by building a strength-based leadership framework for yourself. Don’t settle with long held convictions but experiment with your talent. Step outside your comfort zone – into the wilderness.

>> FIELD TRIP:
Mastering the wild – survival training for century 21

>> MIND ELEVATION:
Exploring a yoga practice for your constitution

>> TEAM ACTIVITY:
Alter Ego karaoke evening

// ROAD OF TRAILS
THE CONSCIOUS PRACTICE OF UNDERSTANDING WHO YOU ARE

SATURDAY Day 3

Know Thyself is probably the oldest advice in the book. But it has never been more urgent than in century 21. In order to lead with purpose, we have no choice but to really get to know us better. Knowing who you are also means cultivating self-awareness of you as a whole human being with specific traits, values, and feelings.

>> WORKSHOP EMPHASIS:
Discover your vulnerabilities and develop a healthier and more honest connection with yourself and others . We love to talk about our sunny sides but there are aspects of you that you are not (yet) aware of. Becoming aware of the blindspots takes courage and so does asking for feedback from others.

>> FIELD TRIP:
Wanderence – a mindset unconference by foot out in nature

>> MIND ELEVATION:
Breathwork and mindset exercises to work with emotional states

>> TEAM ACTIVITY:
Farewell to Unfinished Business dinner

// DARING TO GROW
THE EXPERIMENTATION KIT TO GENERATE PURPOSEFUL SELF-IMPROVEMENT

SUNDAY ending at 5 pm

Self-leadership is not about boosting personal efficiency through self-confidence and new self-affirmative convictions. It is crucial to understand that the secret of winning lies in not trying too hard and learning how to focus on moments of impact. Shaping the right attitudes and then adapt your plans as you go leads to a sustainable transition towards a life of meaning and fulfilment.

>> WORKSHOP EMPHASIS:
Develop personal ownership. We can only grow if we take full responsibility for what we learn and how we make progress. Self-leadership works best when two things come together: Taking personal responsibility and holding those around us accountable for their actions, too.

>> FIELD TRIP:
Experimenting with self-inquiry and building a self-coaching practice

>> MIND ELEVATION:
Exploring a meditation practice that works for you

>> TEAM ACTIVITY:
Purpose-hangover prevention and Mastermind Wedding

// SELF LEARNING JOURNEY

Modern self-leadership means that you must develop and effectively communicate an unique story that is not focussed only on career goals but includes all aspects of your life. This process involves transforming your thinking from a fixed into a growth oriented state of mind – as something that is not set but adaptable and flexible. This flexible mindset is best developed by questioning your own attitude towards change. The SHIFT® framework is a state-of-the art approach to self-leadership as a fundamental 21st century skill. It consists of five attitudes that you will be working on together with your mastermind and your coaches in the upcoming weeks.

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PART 1:
SPIRITED

How can I become SELF-EFFECTIVE?

In this part you will be working on how to

  • take initiative and become resourceful
  • deal with fear and uncertainty
  • persevere and commit yourself to change
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PART 2:
HOLISTIC

How can I become SELF-IMAGINATIVE?

In this part you will be working on how to

  • reflect on goals, purpose, and meaning
  • develop an holistic worldview
  • frame the right attitude towards a desired future

PART 3:
IDEATIVE

How can I become SELF-CONFIDENT?

In this part you will be working on how to

  • challenge convictions and ask the right questions
  • explore and discover what is possible
  • decide on which path to take

PART 4:
FLEXIBLE

How can I become SELF-REFLECTIVE?

In this part you will be working on how to

  • make sense of ambiguity and complexity
  • uncover biases and learning to become more self-honest
  • develop a mental model for change

PART 5:
TRUE

How can I become SELF-AWARE?

In this part you will be working on how to

  • embrace habitual improvement and life hacking
  • allow self compassion and Being Enough
  • show authentic empathy and gratefulness

// PEER COACHING AND REFLECTION

This remote peer coaching workshop is facilitated by our leadership coaching team and will help you to reflect on your individual learning experiences and on how they relate to your overall goal that you have set through a process of inquiry. Accountability is managed here as well. This 3-hour workshop consists of three parts:

SELF REFLECTION

Reflection of personal thinking patterns as an agile leader with written solo exercises to gain insights and practice to edge your comfort zone.

PEER REFLECTION

Peer coaching session in moderated break-out groups to reflect on self-organization in agile systems in the context of constantly changing conditions.

GROUP COACHING

Synchronous live coaching with spontaneous Q&A related to the experience in the previous parts. Submitted-in-advance issues can also be live coached in this format.

// REFLECTION OF CHANGES AND FORMULAS FOR THE FUTURE

The purpose of this final session is to consolidate all the learnings, to celebrate all the great work that you have achieved so far, and to create an outlook into the future – into a world of radical change, rising complexity, and paradigm shifts. It is our goal to use the spirit and momentum of this class to really push your transformation endeavors out there. Creating impact not concepts! For learning to stick over the long-term, you need time to apply the new methods and practice your new way of thinking on a regular basis. In this final workshop we will discuss how you can achieve sustainable success and continue to thrive in a network of like minded change-makers.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

Today’s leaders can be divided in two categories: Those who think the world around them must change. And those who understand that they have to change themselves. This program is designed for the latter.

We believe that transformation is not about implementing new technologies but primarily about an open attitude towards change. In a world changing so rapidly, finding purpose is the essential foundation for every transformative leader. We are deeply convinced that people must acquire new attitudes to come up with new solutions to the unexpected problems that will undoubtedly determine our future way of doing business.

Executives from established SMBs wanting to drive the transformation of their organizations to make them 21st century proof

Business leaders from large corporations looking for new ways to change their organizations

Future-forward entrepreneurs and game-changers who look for a diverse network of like-minded peers seeking a new challenge to scale their impact

Creative business professionals and cultural change-makers with at least five years of work experience

WHAT YOU WILL HAVE LEARNED

Truth is there is no one-size-fits-all solution to personal transformation. Attitudes are and always will be a highly subjective matter.

That is why we have created a different concept that combines different didactic formats, philosophical approaches and the latest findings from neuroscience and psychology. The result is a hybrid recipe that combines three essential ingredients:

EXPERIENCE:

A mix of an intensive trip that will provide you with the necessary impulses and the emotional triggers that can lead to sustainable impact. Because talking alone won’t do the job.

REFLECTION:

A fifty-day self-reflection that keeps track of your experiences along the way, triggers new thoughts, and forms a new habit of daily reflection in your personal transformation.

COMMITMENT:

Forming lasting habits takes time. Keeping up with change is hard. And finding the courage to execute plans is even harder. That is why we do this in a group. Creating lasting bonds during the initial retreat helps to hold each other accountable in a MASTERMIND community.

By working with the SHIFT® Framework you will build the capacity to

design your personal development plan to individualise your learning path

dive deep into your unique leadership style

discover your strengths and areas for growth with the help of our the SHIFTSCHOOL team and community

SHIFTSCAPE KICK-OFF

EMBRACE CHANGE.
THINK FOR YOURSELF.
TRANSFORM THE FUTURE.

The SHIFT® Growth Path kick-off takes us right into nature. Experience a wonderful and intensive time together with your fellow change-makers. Learning is a social endeavor and bonding a group of excellent people in a combination of in- and outdoor workshops will lay the foundation of an unforgettable learning journey.

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Learn in an open workshop space with heart & soul! You find lots of free space to get clarity and new ideas. In an architecture that cleverly combines virtual, real, and natural areas. Our laboratory for inventing meaningful futures!

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Exploration

Wander on mystical forest trails, canoe along the banks of the river or hike on scenic gravel paths through hilly landscapes. Our hikes and guided team activities not only create good group dynamics but are also the perfect occasion to come up with new transformative ideas. After an inspiring workshop day gather around a self-made campfire to explore your purpose, share your experiences, and learn from each other.

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Accommodation

Spend your downtime in a stylish, single room „hideaway“, which architecturally covers all needs in a small space. Architecture and nature complement each other with larch wood floors, and high, light-filled rooms.

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Alimentation

Enjoy plant-based, vegetarian, or vegan cuisine with local ingredients from the Bavarian Forest, spiced with exotic recipes, combined in a healthy and forward-looking way. Forest goes Fusion becomes Future – leaving a positive footprint through our culinary experiences.

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Restoration

Reflect on the learnings in meditation and yoga sessions or just relax in flying gardens, bubble basins, in stone basket saunas or under soul sound showers. The somewhat different well-being experience. Century 21 style meets exceptional nature -with refreshing beach lounges in the summer and cozy indoor fireplaces in the winter.

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HOW DOES THE SHIFT® SELF-LEARNING WORK?

Our 50 day self-learning program will help you to reflect on your learnings, implement new routines, and to keep track of your progress.

The program with 50 challenges offers you the opportunity to write, sketch, and reflect your thoughts. Question your beliefs and give shape to your thoughts!

Putting a thought on paper has a great effect. It allows you to see things from a different angle. The new perspective can help you to see things more clearly and detach from the unconscious thought patterns that are so deeply ingrained into your mind. They influence the way we think and act – much more than you would like to admit. Your mastermind and your virtual coaches will make sure that you do not run away when things get harder.

We will also hold you accountable. Because not doing your exercises means coming with empty hands to your mastermind meetups and letting your companions down.

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How can I take responsibility and hold myself accountable to pursue my goals?

IMAGINE

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How can I detect trends, imagine possible future scenarios, and find meaning?

DISCOVER

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How can I foster curiosity and design descriptive experiments to drive rapid learning?

ADAPT

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How do I constantly question existing beliefs, overcome cognitive biases and adapt my opinion?

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How do I gain a conscious awareness and credibility by expressing vulnerability and gratitude?

A CHANGE STORY FROM SHIFTSCHOOL

Silvia, Service Designer at Volkswagen, talks about her learning experience and how her attitude changed. She explains why the SHIFT to follow a growth path towards personal mastery and excellence is so important. Discover more change stories.

HOW MUCH IS THE TUITION?

The program costs 3,500 Euros excluding VAT and covers the tuition, course materials as well as accommodation and food on workshop days. The first year membership fee for the SHIFTSHAPE CLUB will also be included in the package.

It does not include travel expenses to the retreat location. VAT shall apply at rates according to national laws and regulations. Personal coaching packages upon request. Please note that training costs are usually tax deductible in many countries.

How does the application work?

We are looking for people who are leading initiatives, organizations or communities that are playing some part in forging a new “Story of Better”.

People who see the future as something we want to create together and not as something that we’d rather like to avoid. Each candidate must submit their purpose statement as their starting point for their SHIFT. Something they want to shift towards.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR LIFELONG LEARNERS

We reject fast food learning and passive content consumption as well as egoistic and inconsiderate behavior towards the group. Our leadership programs are designed as immersive learning experiences. We are looking for individuals who thrive in a community of like minded peers and share an authentic interest in getting to know other participants for who they are, and who they want to become.

We believe that learning is a social endeavor. It is our goal to build lasting relationships, not shallow encounters. Every cohort is formed as a unique community of highly skilled individuals who remain deeply connected and committed to each other and their shared experience.

Are you in? To start the application process, please fill in the application. Once submitted, you will receive an email containing a link to schedule an interview. The goal of the interview is to find out what motivates you to join the community. We will let you know within a week after your interview if you are accepted into the next SHIFT® journey.