Authentic Leadership


Day 1: self-leadership

What type of leader are you?

Mark Walsh

Leading from the inside out

Fleet Maull

Bullet-proof your leadership

Mark Walsh

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Day 2: social-leadership

Why listening is your superpower

Mark Walsh

Laughing, flirting & calming

Mark Walsh

The honour of leading

Patricia Aguirre

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Unlock your leadership potential

with personal support on Mark’s live leadership labs

Online course


8 live leadership labs

with Mark Walsh

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Real-world project

start small but do it

Step-by-step embodied process

with practical tools

Are you happy with the world's leaders?

No, me neither. 

I see many hypocrites who lack integrity, who prioritise profits over people and the planet, and who rule through arrogance and fear.  

Okay… so let’s do it differently. Let’s not hand the world over to the psychopathic and privileged. 

The tricky thing is that many of us have been conditioned into not seeing ourselves as the leaders we are. BUT, you don’t have to be a CEO, president or superstar to be a leader. Leaders are normal people who take responsibility for themselves and impact their world. We are all leaders. We lead from where we are. 

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Do you want to unlock your leadership?

Leadership can also be scary. The fear of failure. The fear of being seen. Even the fear of success. “Who am I to lead?” is a question anyone with humility asks. Many of us hold ourselves back, even though we know we already influence people and want to make a difference. 

Most of us do not yet truly embody who we can be as leaders, but WE CAN. 

Our limiting patterns can be overcome, we can step up, we can unlock our true leadership potential.

Be a beacon in a mad world

Would you like to find your own authentic leadership style and have a greater impact on your world?

By focusing on your unique strengths and working with your embodiment, you can. You have something to give the world. In these crazy times you can be a source of inspiration, hope and strength. 

So join us. Unlock your leadership potential, get support and maybe get your butt lovingly kicked into action too, with Mark’s 8-week leadership lab.

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Embody Your Leadership

This program is the most complete embodiment course we've ever put together.

To shift as a leader, you need to shift your body. This program contains practical exercises to help you to make that change.

You can watch it in your own time or join Mark's 8-week leadership labs to get personal support.

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Embody Your Leadership will enable you to really see yourself as a leader and not be scared of that. You will unlock your full leadership potential and find your authentic style to truly make a difference in your world.

This course gives you the opportunity to uncover and unleash your most authentic and unapologetic self.

In Mark’s leadership labs, you’ll also be supported in a real-life project. These can be small and close to home, so don’t worry – you don’t need to run as the next president.

Examples of leadership projects could be starting a community group, launching a new offering, or even working on an aspect of yourself that’s an example to others.

While this course is aimed at the individual to start with themselves, coaches, trainers and facilitators will also love this very rich library of exercises for clients too. Feel free to help others with what’s in the course.

Fully embody your strengths

Recognise the ways YOU lead best and then practise embodying these qualities with confidence and clarity.

Move past procrastination, fear and doubt

Reconnect with your energy and purpose and learn embodied processes to do this on demand.

Fulfil your potential and contribute to the world

Uncover the unapologetic leader in you and take powerful actions in the world to change people’s lives.

How the course works

This course is the most complete library of embodied leadership practices we’ve ever put together.

There are three main parts to the course:

Self-paced course content

You can pick and choose what's most relevant to you or work through the course systematically.

Weekly LIVE leadership labs

8 weeks of support from Mark to practise your leadership skills in a small, real-life project of your choice.

Connection and accountability

There will be optional peer groups, access to a dedicated learning platform, and a personal journal.

The LIVE leadership labs (tutorials) start on Tuesday June 21 at 6pm UK time / 1pm EDT.

June 21 – 6pm UK / 1pm EDT

June 28 – 6pm UK / 1pm EDT

July 5 – 6pm UK / 1pm EDT

July 12 – 6pm UK / 1pm EDT

July 19 – 5pm UK / 12pm EDT

July 26 – 6pm UK / 1pm EDT

August 2 – 6pm UK / 1pm EDT

August 9 – 6pm UK / 1pm EDT

*Tutorials will be recorded in case you miss them or want to rewatch something.*

You’ll learn...

Expand the course sections to see everything that’s covered:

What is leadership? – You tell me
Your leadership reaction (what happens in your body)
Why be a leader?
Old versus new leaders
Disowning leadership is disempowering
Various perspectives on leadership – I, relational, role, new ground, traits, skills
Why “authentic” leadership?
You’re already a leader – influence and role model
Change YOUR world
Lead as a human / being ordinary as a human / being a human leader
Your potential is bigger than you can imagine
Getting BACK to being a leader
Can leadership be learnt (skills versus qualities versus talent)
Your invitation to step up as a leader
Your leadership project
So you picked a project…
Intro to exercises
Imagining leaders
Leadership is…exercise
How to stand like a leader
Admirable leaders
How to be a bad leader
I would not be a leader if…
Stepping across a line
How your life would be different if…
The world with and without your potential
Using the course – attention, binge?
Being resourced / choice
How to be teachable
Ways of knowing – About, skills and being
Getting a buddy/peer group
Why Mark keeps changing
I, we, it model
The givens…
The most important leadership skill
Classic universal leadership virtues – look up
Servant and situational leadership
What is embodiment for leadership?
Leadership vision
Ego versus deep leadership
Us, or THROUGH us?
Rest and work – work ethic / self brutality
Sacrifice …but deep satisfactions/ play
Why leadership isn’t fun
How to build trust
Leader as community builder
Understanding change – seasons model
Paradoxes/ balances of leadership
Biology – health
Action points and practice course video
What/who do you serve? – What’s bigger that you?
Reflecting on the honour of leading / the honour and responsibility of leading
Why should anyone be lead by you?
Your survival case
Obituary exercise
Purpose – knowing yours at heart of leadership
Values exercise – choose 5 qualities?
Action points and practice course video
Yin and yang – Yes and no, pushing and letting go
Action and rest – healthy vs not
Authority pose – any old leader images/resistance? / Leadership stance / The pose of a leader / Leadership body language
Giving pose – what’s your unique contribution? / generosity / what am I giving?
Care pose – who for?
Stand pose – for what?
Up and down centring –
Moving centring –
Bokken intention cutting / Bokken exercise
Stepping forward exercise / moving forwards
Voicework for leaders*
Action points and practice course video
Why everyone isn’t a leader – Mark
Exercises: Reasons not to be a leader
Yeah but… exercise – Mark
Why hippies don’t like leaders
Why it’s okay to be a leader
How you limit yourself
What emotions aren’t allowed
Misperceptions of what leadership is – Mark, Karin and Erika
“What I’m great at” / stating strengths, receiving compliments – Mark, Karin and Erika
Cultural blocks to leadership – Mark, Karin and Erika
How not to please everyone- Erika and Mark
Class barriers – Mark and Erika
Leadrship barriers for women – Erika and Karin
Leadrship barriers for women – Erika and Mark
Power is not bad (reframe) – Erika
Self trust – Outer authority vs. inner authority – Erika
Approval and permission – Erika
Approval and permission – Erika
Anger – Erika
How to feel safe being seen – Erika
Overcoming perfectionism and worthlessness- Erika
Criticism and being disliked – Erika
How not to put others first – Erika
The highly sensitive leader – Erika NEW
framing yin and yang
Blcoks to yin leadership – Erika
Leadership for arseholes (yang blocks) – Mark
Exercises for yang blocks
The good news about you as a leader
What didn’t kill you
You’re mad, you’re bad, you’re awesome – Mark
Why self-awareness matters for leaders
Exercises for state awareness building – The check in, meditation, etc
The importance of trait awareness (4 elements exercise)
Questions for 4 elements trait awareness
Feedback exercises on preference
“Do me” – somatic feedback exercise
Knowing your liabilities and getting help
Reflection on your character
How mindfulness has helped me – Mark
Body scanning – Karin *
Metta meditation – Erika *
“Heart” purpose meditation for leaders – Erika
Acceptance, Intention, Connection, Action meditation (draft title) – Karin
The mindful leader (include link to other learning, presence, health etc) – Karin
Nature – 4 elements – Mark * – FEC also
4 elements meditation* – FEC also
Central channel meditation – Mark *
Equanimity – Mark *
Extreme!!! Shame meditation – Mark
Action points and practice course video – mark
Building your core practice (elements) – balancing your type
Developing “heart” – service, meta, care
Telling your leadership story
Why facing death matters to leaders
Leadership love and loss
Why leaders need to get their s**t together
Three leadership mindsets
ABC for leaders
Quick centring [dont mention leaders]* – FEC
Building your centring practice
Centring applications – meetings etc* – FEC
Centred walking* – FEC
Underlying stress factors* – FEC
Self care for leaders
Embodying the monarch
Why self expression matters for leaders – balance of two, culture and type
Developing self-expression
Action points and practice course video – mark
Intro – how to practise and why necessary to reveal patterns
No touch leader follower*
Leader – follower awareness*
Leadership position*
Leader – follower range*
Leader – follower resistance*
Leader – follower ego vs coming through*
Abandonment exercise*
Blending, side by side view*
Authority/ taking space support*
Two step for coordination*
Declaration with feedback
No and welcome – with feedback
Support and annoyance, criticism and compliment*
Dedicated relational practice
Competitive mood game – demo for impact part*
Zoom variations*
Action points and practice course video
Overview – Ones covered so far recap, self and other, modelling – self and other
Time management – actually…, busyness
Stress management for leaders
How to build confidence as a leader
Communicating to elements * – FEC
Task – people balance
Risk management
Dealing with haters and trolls
How to ask for what you want
Boundaries and saying no / there is no win-lose
Letting go of control / accepting help
Vulnerability – learning still, equality?
Grit and taking shit
Weak you isn’t good enough
Play, humour and creativity
Dealing with uncertainty
Vision and practicality
Voice and embodiment*
Empathy and leadership
Giving feedback
Presentations and selling
Conflict resolution
Dealing with conflict
Culture custodian
Leveraging diversity – include somatic
Cross cultural leadership – power distance, explicit
Leading online
Action points and practice course video
Relational, nurture
Humanity, emotions, empathy
Deep listening
Breadth of vision (goal is not only point)
Paradox, complexity
Adaptability, yielding, flexible
Yin impact
Practices to be more yin
Challenges with change, overshooting
Handover to Mark / yang
Review – self care, yes and no, care, giving
Authority pose
Taking space pose
Action points and practice course video


Embodied influence
You can’t not influence – intention to do good,
Passion, values and vulnerability
Your own embodiment – resonance, safety, status,
Safety, status and warmth
How to get respect
Anxiety and grounding – rest and digest
Self esteem and humility
Conveying vision, purpose and trust
Status – with exercises and HW
How to persuade people
How to build relationships: Rapport and calibration
4 elements motivation and communication – with exercises
4 elements communication exercises
Needs of followers
Virtual leadership
Make others leaders
Coaching leadership in others
Action points and practice course video
Three modes people can be in – coloured lights
Trauma symptoms to look out for
Your own healing
To hire, heal or not?
Crisis vs calm leadership modes
How to traumatise your employees
Hubris, arrogance, ego and bigifying – to reset humility (learning, service, HP)
Busyness! Saying no. Self care
Loneliness – peers,
Control freakery and power addiction, Come downs
Power addiction
Ups and downs
Evangelism – leads to mistreatment, mission
Cancel culture
Ethics / guru issues
Taking things personally
Lessons from 15 years training leaders
Leaders that inspired Mark
Leaders that inspired Karin
Leader spotting – eg yoga teachers
TEC leaders
7 leadership mistakes I’ve made
Values – what’s my contribution
Strategy – what to actually do?
CHOOSE a goal
80/20 principle
Your leadership project
So you picked a project…
Acknowledgements and personal thanks
Acknowledgements and use
Identifying your critical strengths and weaknesses
Suggested repetitions – the world with and without your potential
Further learning
Your leadership network
Peers and mentors – offer value
Is it worth it?
Final reflections and practices
Congrats! Celebrate – most people don’t finish

If you’re a...

person who wants to make a difference in people’s lives

professional who wants to step up to the next level in your work

facilitator who wants to feel more at ease leading

…this course could be a good fit.

What some of our students say about our courses

Lead teacher for the course

“Leadership can’t be taught from a book, we have to walk the talk.

I never used to see myself as a leader as I grew up with a model for that, that just wasn’t me. Through some good role models however I realised that authentic leadership came in all kinds of packages, and though embodied training started to grow the skills I needed.  

I started with small projects in the aikido world where I was learning embodied capacities critical to self-regulation and influence. Eventually I moved onto running a business, doing large trainings, heading the world’s biggest Zoom event, and to the recent work in Ukraine. 

I wasn’t born knowing how to do such things, but learnt through doing, supported by embodied transformation. Practices and skills, that’s what the “magic” is all about.

I’ve been teaching this stuff to big-bucks-paying CEO’s and my mentees for some years, but this is the first time I’ve put this work out there for everyone. The Embody your Leadership program is my life’s work, and the live “lab” element gives people a chance to learn through doing. It’s like an incubator where I can support you to move forward. 

If you want to embody your real potential and to make a difference, I hope you join us.”

Mark Walsh

Course leader,
CEO & Founder, Embodiment Unlimited

Course contributors

Erika Chalkley

Founder, Your Right to Be

Erika is dedicated to helping women break free of ‘niceness’, step into true confidence and build professional lives that nourish their souls.

Karin van Maanen

Meditation & Yoga Teacher

Karin combines a range of embodied and creative approaches to support personal and professional development.

Ron de Brito

Empowered Compassion Coach

Ron helps people unearth their inner resources and find ease with being fully receptive to their humanity.

What some leaders in the embodiment field say


Keynote channel

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50+ leaders from the embodiment field, including Dr. Gabor Maté, Tara Brach, Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, Daria Halprin, Sébastien Foucan, and more.

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100+ leadership experts, including Dan Siegel, Kristin Neff, Dr. Andrea Pennington, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Tami Simon, and more.

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Leadership Coaching pack

2 hours of live coaching demonstrations with others wanting to step up as leaders and make a positive contribution in their worlds.

We believe in this course, so we're happy to put our money where our mouth is.

If you feel like there’s no chance you’ll progress as a leader after completing all the course content for the first two weeks of the course and trying all the practices, you can email us before week 3 opens for a full refund at

If I could choose one course...


"I've been following Mark for four years, first from afar, then as a student, mentee and finally working with him.

I'd be surprised if anyone knew more about what Embodiment Unlimited offers than me.

And if I had to choose just one course, this would be it.
I was there for the entire filming process, then reviewed it all and put it together.

Embody Your Leadership is what embodiment is about. Changing your world.

Want a complete course on embodiment? This. Is. It."

Steve New

Director of Learning, Embodiment Unlimited

If I could choose one course...

"I've been following Mark for four years, first from afar, then as a student, mentee and finally working with him.

I'd be surprised if anyone knew more about what Embodiment Unlimited offers than me.

And if I had to choose just one course, this would be it.
I was there for the entire filming process, then reviewed it all and put it together.

Embody Your Leadership is what embodiment is about. Changing your world.

Want a complete course on embodiment? This. Is. It."

Steve New

Director of Learning, Embodiment Unlimited


Choose your package

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Embody your Leadership


  • Leadership Coaching pack – $39
  • Leadership from Embodiment Conference – $299

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Embody your Leadership


LIVE | Online | 8 weeks

June – August 2022

  • Leadership Coaching pack – $39
  • Keynotes + Leadership from Embodiment Conference – $499

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Want installments?

Embody your Leadership


LIVE | Online | 8 weeks

June – August 2022

  • Leadership Coaching pack – $39
  • Keynotes + Leadership from Embodiment Conference – $499

Full price




Want installments?

Want to make sure this course is the right fit for you? We do too.


Leadership labs are live tutorials with a limited number of participants that Mark will lead.

During them, there will be time to share your chosen leadership project, get personal support, practise embodiment exercises from the course, chat with peers in breakout rooms and more.

The material of this course is pre-recorded. The live sessions included with the leadership labs (tutorials) will be recorded and available on the learning platform for you to watch if you miss them.

If you get the one-to-one package, you’ll be put in contact to book a time for those sessions when suits both of you.

The leadership labs (live tutorials) start on June 21st and end on August 9th.

Access to pre-recorded components of the course will become available to everyone just before this date.

No, the course will benefit everyone wanting to make a difference in their worlds.

If you choose the basic package with just pre-recorded material, you can do it in your own time, although we’d suggest giving yourself an end date to work towards with your chosen leadership project.

If you choose a package with the live components, we’d recommend at least 2 hours a week, and it can be much more than that, depending on how long you spend on your leadership project.

The tutorials will be recorded and uploaded to the learning platform, but you’ll gain the most from the course by attending as many live as possible.

There is no requirement, however.

Our guarantee states:

If, by June 30, you complete all the course content from the first two weeks, try all the practices and still feel like there’s nothing you can use to progress as a leader  – we’ll give you your money back.

See more here.

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