This is a powerful time. With old patterns disrupted, new possibilities are opening and change is happening quickly. Now is the time to reimagine and recreate our lives, work, and relationships in ways that uplift us all.
Introduction to Energy Patterns
Discover a path back to your own resourcefulness.
Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20 in Berkeley, CA
Saturday: 9 am-5 pm, Sunday: 9 am-3 pm
Do you find yourself overwhelmed, overwhelmed, or shut down in certain situations? Do you notice yourself having the same unhelpful interactions with people, or responding to challenges in ways that don’t serve? Does your presence have the impact you want?
It turns out that our bodies have learned ways—patterns—of responding to big energy (positive or negative) and are enacting those self-protective patterns all the time, often with an impact we don’t intend.
Becoming aware of these patterns helps us regain the power of our full presence, giving us greater agency and resourcefulness in challenging situations. They show us our own path back to being more grounded, centered, and less reactive in high-energy situations. As a result, we feel more relaxed and our interactions and communication are more successful.
How this workshop will help you…
In this playful two-day session facilitated by Grace Boda and Joy Reichart we will look at five subtle energy patterns. Through dialogue, partner work and embodiment exercises, you will learn about each pattern and begin to identify which are your “go-tos.” Importantly, you will learn a practice of energetic “basics” you can use right away to help you stay anchored, oriented and coherent when your patterns begin to arise.
I work with leaders, entrepreneurs, and creatives who are contributing to the renewal of our collective lives by:
- offering innovative approaches to complex problems.
- shaping culture and social structures.
- redefining old paradigms of power and relationship.
- healing and restoring communities.
- establishing a nobler vision of what we can be together.
These clients are seasoned executives with enough leadership experience to have been humbled by it. The challenges they face are complex and fast-changing, the stakes high, the outcomes unpredictable. They no longer imagine heroic roles for themselves but aspire instead to be agile, responsive partners in a larger emerging pattern. They develop people around them in aligned collaboration. As committed to the inner work of leadership as to the outer work, who they are and how they lead lifts others up.
Entrepreneurship is a masterclass in knowing oneself as creator of all that we experience. Successful entrepreneurs understand that the health of their business is an immediate reflection of the consciousness they bring to it; their vision, creativity, resourcefulness, inner conflicts, and beliefs in limitation or struggle are all reflected in opportunities and challenges. Their reward for bringing awareness of these creative forces to the practical decisions and strategies of entrepreneurship is a life of integrity and contribution—the highest expression of their passion and purpose.
I support creatives who take us into the unexplored and emerging geographies of our hearts and being. They speak to what is evolutionary, authentic, and generative, awakening possibilities for fuller expressions of who we are becoming. Their largely private work on behalf of the collective asks much of them. Coaching supports the essential task of staying true to their inspiration when inner or outer resistance arises. Engaging that resistance constructively refines their expression in ways that bring it more powerfully to the world.
My work is entirely customized to each client’s needs and circumstances. We may begin in any of the following formats and, when it serves, shift to another or combine them.
What is my authentic executive presence? How do I use my power with integrity? How assertive should I be in promoting change? How can I develop a more effective leadership team? What’s the best approach to political challenges? How can I rewrite my own self-limiting narratives and be my most powerful and effective as a leader?
Executive coaching is a high-level thought partnership that gives leaders the opportunity to test their thinking, evaluate options, work through personal challenges, learn new skills, and understand their own capacities in an entirely confidential and objective relationship. Such a partnership helps leaders be clear, wise, and attuned to what’s happening now—strengths that are especially crucial when conditions are quickly and unpredictably changing.
For those who have been called to the depths, there is more. Perhaps you sense intuitive stirrings, a restlessness of soul, an impulse to risk something new in service to what you can’t yet see. Or there may be a more obvious transformation afoot: a major transition, a profound loss or a new beginning, a courageous question, a conflict or crisis, a search for meaning. However it presents, you want to follow this call—and receive what it promises.
It is my privilege to guide individuals through what may feel like unfamiliar terrain but is ultimately a way home. Together, we hold a light to what has been hidden and see what is waiting to be known. We bring a new awareness that transforms structures, relationships, and practical ways of being. The process may seem deeply psychological, spiritual, or both. Always, we are guided by an emerging wisdom and grounded in practices designed specifically for each client’s unique journey.
We are experiencing a collective initiation. The heroic framework—where power, competence and knowing reside within exceptional individuals we look to for guidance—cannot take us into the new pattern. The wisdom emerging now is coming through collective sensing and response to intelligence that transcends any individual.
Collective intelligence is “field” awareness and transmission practiced by a coherent group. To access this capacity we suspend personal certainty, seek diverse perspectives, and see whole systems. We listen for and trust the ways human and natural systems speak—through the voice deep within and through subtle perception, in symbols, synchronies, stories, and the natural world. We then use our personal choices and actions to embody what we have received and help to bring a new reality into being.
I offer group explorations as laboratories for experimentation and communities of practice. We work in an energetically-held container to develop the subtle capacities needed to access emergent wisdom as we explore a particular theme. Participants make rich connections that can nourish their work and growth beyond the group experience.
What My Clients are Saying
Grace is working at the leading edge of consciousness, and is especially masterful at facilitating the emergence of conscious collectives. She creates welcoming, joyful environments in which individuals come into such a high degree of resonance with one another that they can collectively embody the higher levels of awakeness and ability that are needed to address complex challenges. In this way she is able to uplevel groups and entire institutions that are seeking to shift into more conscious and effective ways of operating.
Jeff Vander Clute,
Co-founder of Sourcing the Way, JeffVanderClute.com
Grace brings proven experience and deep sensitivity to the emergent wisdom of the organization and draws upon a vast portfolio of modalities to bring out the best in each person and in the team as a whole. Whether your team is doing well or grappling with tough challenges, when the organization needs to evolve and transform and the path ahead is unclear and ambiguous, you want Grace guiding the exploration to help you create a more intelligent, healthier, and more beautifully thriving future.
Aviv Shahar, Founder of Aviv Consulting
and of Portals of Perception
and author of Create New Futures
Grace is patient, kind, and extremely skilled in navigating the most complicated organizational situations and personal relationships in a way that maintains everyone’s dignity. Grace helps them come to their own realizations of what they may contribute – or not – to a working relationship or project. I highly recommend her. In every engagement, she has improved the situation –for the benefit of the individuals, group, and organization.
Claire H., Senior Vice President
of a large university system
Connecting with Grace is an extraordinary gift to oneself. Her presence is at once grounded, playful, and wise. And her teachings are more than just supportive and clear – they are gorgeous pearls of illumination. In my experience of her, Grace’s perspective and guidance have been nothing short of life-changing.
Founding partner of litigating law firm representing Fortune 500 companies
Grace helps leaders across sectors create the profound changes they seek in the world, and she expertly supports leaders through crises and major transformations. She transcends the artificial divide between personal and professional coaching because leadership requires us to bring the best of ourselves to the table, often in extremely challenging circumstances. Besides guiding me to build teams and create strategy, she helps me untangle perceptions and get out of my own way. Like a therapist for work, she helps me find a clearer, more nuanced picture of events and situations. And say things that, gone unsaid, would prove harmful. The kind of support she offers is crucial because Executive Directors often don’t have peers to turn to. Who we are as people informs who we are as professionals, and vice versa, and Grace expertly encompasses both.
Amanda Dennis, Executive Director
of a mid-sized, social-justice, non-profit
Grace Boda is a rare guide — such a deeply wise, compassionate, present, and skilled practitioner. She sparkles! I was so happy to find her because she sees life from a wide-angle perspective and personal growth as connected to the broader issues of the world around us. She also draws from a rare depth of life experience and spiritual practice. Our sessions were a combination of deep inner work and guided meditations, setting-up practical goals and life plans, and compassionate support. Grace’s toolbox includes a wide array of coaching techniques and powerful spiritual practices. Despite the physical distance, I always felt her calm, warm, balanced presence.
Karen Slobod, Co-founder
of an architectural design firm
Grace is more than a facilitator; she is a creator of safe space in which those who choose to are invited to delve deep, embrace the whole of who they are, and transform to become their best selves. Her manner is gentle. Her being is wise. She calls forth creativity, ethical power, mutual relationship, joy, and even whimsy. If you’re seeking to connect with your own and others’ truest being, you can trust Grace as your guide.
G. Hurst, Bi-vocational minister/chaplain
and state Division of Public Health administrator
I have come to deeply respect Grace’s quiet capacity to hold our diverse group each time we come together. Her questions and capacity to listen deeply and support and name each member’s wisdom are unique. She finds ways to bring unusual, sensitive, and highly relevant topics to our group explorations. Whatever I assumed would happen rarely does, and I always walk away fascinated and enriched by the experience.
Founder of Thriving Communities
Anne Stadler, Community activist and pioneer
of Open Space Technology
and Appreciative Inquiry
Grace is so tuned in it’s almost frightening. She listens deeply, intuitively accesses what’s needed and expresses what she has seen and heard with such clarity. I spent an amazing two hours with her and came out with the golden nugget of what I was trying to do in the world, summed up in two words. Amazing!
film writer/director, UK