Two Videos and Chapters 1 & 2 of ‘The 15 commitments of Conscious Leadership’ Book

September 28th 2019

2019 Intensive

Introduction to Conscious Leadership with Deb Katz

Please take the time to watch both of these 3-minute videos by the Conscious Leadership Group, in preparation for Wednesday:

Locating Yourself – A Key to Conscious Leadership
Learn the difference between leading from trust versus threat.


Content Vs. Context
Good leaders pay attention to the content of their business, conscious leaders also pay attention to context. They ask, “From where is the conversation occurring?”


You can view more related videos from The Conscious Leadership Group here.
It’s an easy and engaging way to get familiar with the material in advance of the workshop.


Read ‘The 15 commitments of Conscious Leadership’ Book, Chapters 1 & 2.

You can download to your other devices, or read it in its entirety here.

15 Commitments Book Commitments Chapters 1 & 2


What We’ll Cover on Wednesday:

  • Context versus Content. Paying attention to context is the key to a drama-free culture.
  • Leading from Trust Vs. Fear. This distinction is at the heart of repeating drama patterns in organizations. Understanding this model immediately shifts the effectiveness of conversations, both team and organization-wide.
  • The 4 Questions of Conscious Leadership. Four key questions designed to be used ongoing to build self-awareness and become a more conscious leader.
  • The 15 Commitments. This model outlines behaviors and beliefs that are the most significant limiting factors for a team. The primary focus is on the cornerstone commitments 1 and 2.
  • The Drama Triangle. The Triangle roles of Victim, Villain, and Hero describes the go-to positions that create and perpetuate drama and limit organizational growth and creativity.
  • Willingness to Shift. We cover the difference between wanting to shift and being willing to shift. We provide willingness questions to help teams discover if they’re actually willing to shift the issues they say they want to change.
  • Shift Technologies. We introduce simple technologies that you can immediately put into action in the midst of challenging interactions to change the dynamic and outcome by shifting from threat to trust.


Deb Katz has more than twenty years of experience pioneering new models in conscious leadership in the organizational world, with particular expertise in the healthcare industry. She coaches leaders 1-1, facilitates teams, and consults for organizational and cultural transformation.

She is known to radiate warmth and presence, to speak directly and tell it like it is, and to walk her talk with a focused, gentle fierceness. Deb is a powerhouse of a human being and leader.

Deb holds a BA in sociology with a focus on Collective Behavior/Organizational Development from San Diego State University, and an RN from Cabrillo College with years of practice in cardiac and hospice care. She also has training in somatic psychology and the Enneagram.

When not coaching, consulting, or nursing, Deb is likely to be dancing or taking a long—10+ mile—walk in nature. She regularly pushes herself to all of her edges: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. Deb lives in Portland, Oregon, and travels the world to spread conscious leadership and to walk and dance on new ground.