Authentic Leadership During Times of Crisis & Transition
As leaders, catalysts, change agents, and facilitators of evolutionary practice, we recognize that our current era is unlike anything we have experienced before. We are literally in the greatest transition time humanity has ever experienced. As part of this transition process, there will be increasing periods of crisis situations that can quickly escalate to global proportions. The current coronavirus pandemic is a concrete example of such escalation events.
Transition periods and crisis events require a specific kind of leadership and enhanced social consciousness. Such periods can be compared with a rite of passsage process, where under unusual circumstances of increased possibilities of danger, illness, death and/or collapse, we come face-to-face with our deepest fears, insecurities, and cultural conditioning. The deeper evolutionary invitation during such times is to grow to new levels of consciousness, by embracing the darkness, uncertainties, fears, paradoxes, and unknown.
The ability to work with the transforming powers that become unleashed during such crisis events and transition periods are incredibly important. This also includes being able to embrace paradox, darkness, complexity, and uncertainty as evolutionary opportunities for deepening our leadership capacity, compassion, and wisdom. Many leaders and influencers are called to develop this capacity now, and this Leadership Quest makes it possible to develop this capacity safely together, online.
Your capacity now to hold space for emergence, innovation, regeneration, thrivability and healing can literally make the difference between breakdown or breakthrough.
Through the 7 Masterclasses and 7 Conscious Leadership Practices you will receive the knowledge, wisdom, and initiatic experiences for going through this collective rite of passage together. This will provide direct support to develop our transition and crisis leadership capacities and deepen our consciousness in service of our global crisis and societal transformation. The Leadership Quest teachings and practices are based on ancient initiatic wisdom and the latest modern scientific insights about systemic transformational change.
Through the community of practice, and the 7 practice sessions you will receive the group mentor support to truly embody, and deepen your authentic transition leadership capacity during this challenging time.
Hi, I'm Anneloes Smitsman, and I've dedicated my life to empowering, guiding and inspiring those who recognize that they have been called to join humanity's Transition Team – those unique individuals who have heard the unmistakable calling – the ones leading the wave for a new era, and rise up during times of crisis.
In over 2 decades of my own inner transformation, wisdom initiations and rites of passage – as well as more recently with my in-depth PhD research in the process of systemic transformation – this is what I've discovered about evolutionary leadership:
- Transition Team leaders need a conscious field and community of practice that serves as a safe evolutionary space for inner and outer transformation, especially during times of crisis and increased pressures;
- Transition Team leaders need support for their own very necessary deep dive, including their rite of passage as an evolutionary initiation.
Because of these discoveries, I'd like to – with humility, love, compassion and deep respect for your own journey – tell you a little about how my online course, the Leadership Quest, and the community forming around it might be able to support you during these crucial times. This online 7-week journey has been lovingly prepared in service of leaders, visionaries, influencers, and change agents like yourself, ready to respond to a deep evolutionary calling. Well aware of the current coronavirus pandemic I have also adjusted this Leadership Quest to provide concrete support and a safe online evolutionary learning and healing space for leaders, caretakers, facilitators, coaches, change agents, and influencers like yourself.
First, here's why 2 of my dear friends recommend the Leadership Quest:
Dr Jean Houston
Chancellor, Meridian University, internationally acclaimed Author & co-Founder of the Human Potential Movement
"Dr. Anneloes Smitsman is the leading edge in the studies of consciousness and reality. Her profound explorations in self evolution, quantum physics and social change are both thrilling and unique. If you want to be in the forefront of the emerging art and science of the kind of leadership that can 'be the difference that makes the difference' then enroll immediately in her Leadership Quest.”
Dr Jude Currivan
Cosmologist, Planetary Healer and Award-winning Author of The Cosmic Hologram
"Through her writing and teaching, Anneloes’s authenticity and wisdom radiate with a crystal clarity and resonate with compassionate grace. Gently she guides readers and students through journeys of inner and outer discovery, inspiring and empowering them to re-member their own true selves and sense of purpose. As a teacher, guide and companion, she is a loving and hopeful gift of Spirit to the world."
Get a Taste of the Leadership Quest practices, and the Indigenous Leadership Wisdom during times of Crisis
What you will learn from these masterclasses
Consider this quest as your rite of passage for our transformation, preparing you to become a more authentic Transition Leader who can embrace challenging times and transform difficulties into new opportunities for regenerative growth and greater consciousness.
This unique and life-transforming Leadership Quest also includes 7 Conscious Leadership Practices that are based on the Leadership Alchemy Process that I have developed over two decades of working in service of evolutionary leaders. The process is specifically designed for safely entering the darkness that is at the heart of transformational change.
Alchemy is the ancient pre-chemistry practice of transforming base metals, like lead, into gold to bring forth higher states of consciousness in matter. Leadership Alchemy supports us to transform the densest and darkest states of our consciousness – transmuting fear, pain, anger, and division into trust, regeneration, healing and conscious innovation.
Leadership Alchemy is essential during transition times. This is where we learn how to embrace the darkness and the unknown, and enter into the non-dual higher consciousness states.
When & Where is the Course?
The training is delivered entirely online, allowing you to safely join from the comfort of your home or office. While each training session is presented live, every session is recorded, so that you can watch again and again at your convenience.
The course started with. an introduction session on Monday April, 6th, 2020. Enrolment remain open till April 21st.
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:
- The Leadership Quest unfolds through 1 introductory call + 7 online Modules, each of which consists of one Masterclass (learning) and one Practice group mentor session (application).
- The weekly online Masterclass of 90 minutes takes place each Monday from 9.00am-10.30am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
- The weekly Practice group mentor session of 60 minutes takes place each Thursday from 12.30pm-13.30pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
- The Masterclass materials are shared through a combination of theory and practice, and include: visioning exercises, anecdotal stories, wisdom meditations, initiation experiences, system tools, and the 7 transformational Leadership Practices, with a Q&A of 20 minutes at the end of the call.
- The weekly Practice sessions help the integration and application of the course materials and provide group mentor support with the 7 Leadership Practices.
- After each online Masterclass you will receive a PDF document with the corresponding Transformational Practice for Transition Leadership - 7 in total.
- All training materials and the video and audio recordings of each session are available via your course homepage.
- Since everyone on the course has their own unique rhythm, you can decide for yourself how to pace the Leadership Quest and participate at your leisure, at a rhythm that works for you. If you miss a class you can always catch-up via the recordings. You can also prepare for the upcoming Quest by going through the 2019 Leadership Quest material, which is included as part of your training.
Once you've joined the Leadership Quest, it remains an evergreen program for life! This means you will have access to the content for life
you will be invited to future (updated) courses as they become available – at no additional cost.
You will also remain a member of the Leadership Quest Community for life, which means you will always be supported!
This ongoing support MAY be the most valuable part of this offering, depending on what happens globally as this transition unfolds.
What we will cover each week
This is a very brief overview of what we will cover in each of the 7 modules, after the introductory call that takes place in the first week. The summary below provides the foundation for the transformational experiences that Anneloes will facilitate through the Masterclasses. If you'd like to see a detailed description of each masterclass and each practice, feel free to DIVE IN DEEP (opens in new window so you don't lose your place here).
For a detailed description of each Masterclass and each Practice, go here (opens in new window).
Leadership Quest Living Library
In addition to all the 7 Modules from 2020 and 2019, you ALSO receive access to the Leadership Quest Living Library via your course homepage, with 12 BONUSES and new resources added all the time. These are recordings of profound, intimate conversations we had with some of the planet's most inspiring Evolutionary Leaders. The library is regularly updated. You can see an overview of what's currently included here (opens in new window).
What is the Investment for the Course?
ENROLMENT OPEN UNTIL 21 APRIL
The entire 8-week course plus lifetime membership to the community of leadership practice is $800, with a number of scholarship options still available:
- PRICE: $800
You will also be offered the option of donating $180 to the non-profit Tipping Point Music for Social Change Challenge & app. For every $180 donation received, we will match your donation with our donation of $220, for a total donation of $400. This will be a huge support to funding the next phase of our plans. As a thank you, you will receive lifetime access to the Tipping Point Suite (valued at $500). This donation is entirely optional.
SUMMARY OF ALL YOU WILL RECEIVE
- Seven LIVE online 90 minutes Masterclasses with Dr Anneloes Smitsman, started April 6th, 2020 for 8 weeks + video and audio recordings on your course homepage 24 hours after the class. Enrolment remains open till April 21st.
- Seven LIVE online 60 minutes Practice Sessions for group mentorship and a community of practice with Anneloes and EARTHwise facilitators + video and audio recordings on your course homepage 24 hours after the class.
- Seven PDF documents of leadership practices & system tools for each of the seven Modules.
- Access to all the recordings and resources of the previous Leadership Quest (2019).
- Lifetime access to the Leadership Quest community of practice by being able to join future Leadership Quests again at no extra cost.
- Access to our exclusive Leadership Quest Bonus collection of video recordings of our conversations with - Dr. Jean Houston, Chief Phil Lane Jr., Dr Ervin Laszlo, Diane Longboat, Lawrence Bloom, Robynne Nelson, Prof Alexander Laszlo, Dr. Jude Currivan, Dr. Kurt Barnes, Giles Hutchins, Dr. Daniel Christian Wahl, and Jon Ramer. New recordings are added to this collection with each new Leadership Quest.
- Live participation via our online private Facebook community to share stories, questions, feedback and inspiration.
- Scholarship options are available for youth future leaders and indigenous youth and elders upon request.
Upon payment you will be sent a confirmation email with details for how to access your Leadership Quest Course homepage where you can access all the course resources and bonus videos.
Frequently Asked Questions
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THREE PAYMENT OPTIONS
I have increased our number of scholarships, knowing that many people have been hit hard financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Reach out to me if what you've read resonates and it is difficult for you to make the financial commitment. Depending on the circumstances and amount of requests, I can work flexibly with you to find a "gift economy" solution that works for both of us.
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There are a limited number of scholarships available for those who would like to participate and have something to offer in exchange for the full cost of the program. Complete the form below, tell us a little about your circumstances and what you are able to offer and we'll get back to you shortly.
What Others Say about Anneloes
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Global Leader & Founder of Four Worlds International Institute
"The Leadership Quest online program is an excellent training. It has been supporting our youth future leaders in developing their skills, consciousness, and vision to make a meaningful difference in the world. I highly recommend this training to anyone who is dedicated to developing themselves for the good of our world and the future generations.”
Dr Ervin Laszlo
Scientist, Noble Peace Prize Nominee
"We live in the most crucial epoch in the recent history of humanity. We need to rethink where we are going, and change the way we go. We need to BE the change we want to see in the world. This calls for leadership — leading ourselves to be the change we need. This is perhaps the most vital quest of our time. Joining the quest for leadership through the initiative of Dr. Anneloes Smitsman could be one of the most effective steps you could now take."
Secretary General, Be Earth Foundation
"In my blessed life’s journey I have had the true privilege of meeting some extraordinary and remarkable Souls. Anneloes Smitsman is up there with the best of the very best. From vision to strategy, from strategy to tactics, from tactics to operations, she is a profound and very rare master. I recommend her unhesitatingly, and celebrate our personal friendship and her gift of mentorship to me."
Leadership Quest Testimonials
YOUR QUEST FACILITATOR
Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (Ph.D., LLM) is an evolutionary systems scientist, futurist, published author, and catalyst for developing our Future Creative Leadership for a Thrivability Civilization. She is the Founder & CEO of EARTHwise Centre, holds a Masters degree in Law and Judicial Political Sciences from Leiden University, and a degree of Doctor from the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Her PhD dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, is gaining international traction for the innovative guidance it provides for transitioning to a Thrivability Civilisation, and transforming our human systemic barriers in resolving our sustainability crisis. Anneloes is the lead architect of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System (TPS), which is the practical application of her PhD research. TPS catalyses our evolutionary potential through co-creative thrivability and social artistry challenges that form part of Tipping Point Festivals and Music for Social Change Events.
Anneloes is also a powerful teacher of Evolutionary Leadership and the Sacred Feminine. Her unique courses and programs have empowered thousands of people and organisations from around the world. She is the author of the Amazon International Bestseller Love Letters from Mother Earth – The Promise of a New Beginning, a collection of 13 Letters in the voice of our Earth Mother for the actualization of our collective wisdom potentials.
Anneloes was awarded the “Africa’s Women Leaders Citation 2018”, by CMO Asia & World Women Leadership Congress. Her deepest commitment is Love in Action, as shared in her TEDx talk. To stand together united for issues that deserve and require our deepest care and shared responsibility. She is a founding member of the Creative Board of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, serves on the Board of the Global Education Futures Initiative, serves as a R3.0 Advocation Partner, and is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, a project of the Source of Synergy Foundation. To read her personal story, click here.ENROL NOW