We are WIL, a global group of experts on conscious leadership.
We support leaders, their teams and organizations with cultural transformation solutions that foster trust and integrity. They learn to work skillfully together creatinig value for people, business, society and planet earth.
To this end we offer consulting, training, coaching and speaking, grounded on research in (neuro-)science and organizations.
The unprecedented social circumstances of growing
increasingly lead to new challenges for companies
Isolation, Burn-out, Disconnection
More than ever daily business is full of uncertainty and complexity. The outcome of a decision taken today is not possible to foresee and is difficult not to overreact to yesterday’s developments. This places extraordinary demands on leaders in business and beyond. Even before home-office heavy times you could observe this:
Work is the number
one cause for stress
in Germany (TK-Stressstudie, 2016)
70% of leaders report regularly being unable to be attentive in meetings (Institute for Mindful Leadership, 2010)
71% of employees are disengaged, leading to lower personal productivity and company success (Gallup Survey, 2018)
More than 77 billion Euro are the economic costs of internal termination (Gallup Survey, 2018)
For example for eCG, the Transformational Leadership Program was a true success story. The feedback from the participants as well as the measured impact of the intervention on the defined KPIs show remarkable results.
To measure the impact of the program, all participants are invited to a self-assessment survey. Averaging the results from four journeys conducted 2019-2020, the evaluations show remarkable results on the defined KPIs.
Focus & Productivity
Mindset & Agility
Stress Regulation & Wellbeing
Communication & Co-creation
METHODOLOGY: The uplifts are the result of a survey that participants of the Mindful Leadership program at eBay Classifieds Group conducted in collaboration with Wevolve completed before (t0) and after (t1) the program. The questionnaire comprises 12 questions with a 5-point Likert scale from 0 (never) to 100 (always). The results have been aggregated to an overall uplift and to 4 specific KPI clusters.
You Are In Good Company
"For eBay Kleinanzeigen, employee wellbeing and a healthy work-life balance are essential pillars of our company culture. On this mission, the mindful leadership program gave us powerful tools to integrate more mindfulness and compassion into our professional lives. WIL did an outstanding job understanding our needs and working closely with our teams to achieve sustainable change."
Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher
Head of Legal Germanz, Urban transportation & Services, ALSTOM
WIL hat fantastische Arbeit geleistet. Was zeichnet sie aus? Es ist diese seltene Kombination aus wissenschaftlichem Wissen, praktischer Businesserfahrung und einem hohen Maß an Einfühlungsvermögen und emotionaler Intelligenz. Sie sind einfach hervorragend in dem, was sie tun, weil sie so leidenschaftlich und engagiert sind
Team Lead, eBay
”I was really surprised about how I got to know my colleagues through the Mindful Leadership program even though I’ve known them already for a few years now. I learnt to connect on a much more personal level with them. Besides that, I learned a lot about self-leadership and how to implement it into my daily life, which gave me a whole new perspective on my inner self.”
Catherine Marie Koffnit
HR Lead Region East in Jobsharing, DB Netze
"I was really impressed by the virtual training on "Mindful Leadership" - how the trainers managed to create such an engaged, intimate and warm atmosphere. It played a special role how they worked together as a team and with what openness, calmness and clarity they picked up the team and the skeptics on the topic of "Mindfulness".
“What I enjoyed most was the interactivity, feeling of community as a save place, as well as the integration workshops to deepen the level of making habits.”
“To learn how to calm down in stressful situations and be in the here and now.”
“Best about the opportunity to engage with this important topic together with my colleagues. Small practices that are easy to integrate into everyday life.”
“I loved about the program the trust which was brought up to speak open and honest."
The key is to cultivate a mindset that allows to navigate with a high level of awareness and decisiveness to adapt moment-by-moment, staying connected with one’s own principles of integrity and the team supporting each other along the way. Our Leadership Solutions train this skill set. The formats range from keynotes and workshops to extended programs, as well as Search Inside Yourself Trainings, developed and tested at Google. Depending on your demand they can be facilitated standalone or seamlessly integrated into existing leadership initiatives.
The Mindful Leadership Program is based on the premise that successful co-creation and leadership begins with observing oneself. This increases self-awareness providing the opportunity to lead oneself in the interaction with others and come out of reaction mode.
Based on a previously co-developed model with Wevolve, © Dr. Yana Heussen
Get inspired by the effects of true connection as well as the science, practices and corporate case studies
For up to 200 participants
Online or offline
Experience the benefits, science and practices and learn how to exchange old destructive habits with effective routines
For up to 40 participants
Online or offline
Learn about the benefits, science and practices and exchange old destructive habits with effective routines
3 months program with 90-180min online or offline sessions
For up to 40 participants
To ensure a habit transformation we developed a blended-learning journey. It consists of three main stages, each logically building upon each other, providing a range of methodical approaches that combine science, practice and reflection.
90min onsite or online
4 x 3h online trainings
2-day onsite training
6 weeks x 90min webinars
Introduction to mindful leadership and emotional intelligence
Initial experience and understanding of mindfulness
Inspiration for people to join the intensive workshop and program
Training for mindful leadership and emotional intelligence
Presentations, practices, group work, discussions and reflection
Learning of basic practices and how to integrate them
Program to exchange destructive habits with effective routines
Interactive online seminars with
six customized focus topics
Homework: daily practices, buddy groups and reflection
Search inside yourself
Originally developed by leading experts at Google, Search Inside Yourself teaches practical mindfulness, emotional intelligence and leadership tools to unlock your full potential at work and in life.
Using scientifically proven and highly interactive methods based on
neuroscience, emotional intelligence and attention training,
SIY has proven to:
Reduce stress and experience greater overall well-being
Develop the resilience needed to sustain high-performance
Improve communication, collaboration and team performance
Develop outstanding leadership
This 2-day program will contain the science and practice of Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence, Self-Awareness and Self-Management, Motivation and Empathy as well as Leadership and Integration.
The seminar touched me very deeply and intensely - although it was remote.
I learned a lot about myself.
The thought to stop, to take a breath, to concentrate on one issue and to try to illuminate it from all sides - without digressing again and if I do, to become aware of it and to concentrate again.In my hectic and fast-moving everyday working life, this is a very valuable asset.
Most valuable for me was: The realization that Emotional Intelligence can contribute to - being happier - appearing more confident - being able to lead intelligently with empathy
Dr. Yana Heussen
Dr. Yana Heussen is the founder of WIL, with her 10+ years experience as a coach and trainer she is on fire for conscious, compassionate, and courageous leadership. She is convinced that when we bring our whole self to the table magic happens, people thrive and businesses get to the next level. She creates transformational journeys on the basis of her scientific background in neuropsychology, her own experience as a consultant and her personal 10+ years of mindfulness practice. Her morning meditation routine, yoga, dancing and singing fill her with calm, curiosity and joy.
Vera Liebergesell is an executive coach and trainer for mindfulness-based organizational solutions. Due to > 25 years of corporate leadership experience in aviation industry, she helped many individuals to empower and unfold their true potential. Her mission is to enhance any individual, team or company performance by building up or improving resilience, stress-management as well as conscious and effective work-flows.
Yossi Ben Asher
Yossi Ben Asher combines more than 20 years in executive level positions and mindfulness practice.
As a board member, he founded and managed the mindfulness center at the biggest college to train teachers in Israel.
In 2018 Yossi founded Leadinside - a leadership training firm providing corporates mindfulness and emotional intelligence based programs.
Dr. Matthias Jacobi
Dr. Matthias Jacobi is a medical doctor and with 10+ years of experience as an executive trainer and coach, he empowers people to take responsibility of their health, body and mind. With his 30+ years of background in meditation and neurofeedback he is convinced that mindfulness is a core competence that enables leaders to be anchored in themselves and to be clear and present in contact with others.
Daniel Rieber is a systemic coach and mindfulness trainer and empowers people and companies to master the challenges of the digital transformation and to unfold their true potential. As an experienced leader himself, Daniel understands the challenges and needs of companies, leaders and teams in an agile and fast-paced environment.
Dr. Nico Rönpagel
Dr. Nico Rönpagel integrates scientific knowledge and transformative practices to create fresh pathways of connection, compassion and purpose in personal and professional growth. With 15 years background in meditation, yoga and dance, he has brought mindfulness to universities, art museums, classical concerts, conferences and various professional environments.
David Hudnut is passionate about awakening the intelligence of groups. His motto: Who knows what's possible? His work experience and background in economics, political science, psychology and anthropology inform his work with individuals and groups. He is fascinated with the ways organizational cultures could prototype social breakthroughs. David's meditation practice of 30 years and his joy in running and rock climbing help him keep his center.
Eric Mahleb is a design, innovation and agile mindset consultant with 20 years of experience working for companies, start-ups, NGOs, agencies and consultancies. Connecting this with his background as a cognitive behavior therapist he is interested in how a shift in consciousness at the organisational level can impact the world at large.
Anita Verster has 20+ years’ experience in Coaching, Organisational & Leadership Development and Culture transformation.
In 1999 she founded the consulting company E-Path CC in Johannesburg. Her background in understanding organisational dynamics has led her to values-driven culture transformation work in some of the largest organisations in South Africa and Africa.
To transform organizational cultures, it is important to foster self-awareness and development of conscious leaders. Striving for inner growth and valuable relationships with all stakeholders is key to sustainable and conscious organizations. Her own mindfulness practice is an integral part of her life and helps her stay open and curious to learn and grow every day.
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