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Freeing the Soul of Leadership
Mary Waskowiak, RSM
and Alfred DePew, MA


July 7-9, 2017
Begins Friday at 4:00 pm
Ends Sunday at 1:00 pm


Registration Now Closed

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

Because coaching conversations often bring a leader back to her/his reflective or spiritual practice, it helps to broaden the scope and vocabulary of coaching to include contemplative states of listening, being, and discernment. This Coaching Intensive will probe the overlap of coaching and spiritual direction, two unique doorways to the Soul that sometimes open to common sacred ground. Seasoned as well as new coaches will gain new insights, tools, and skills from the Western contemplative tradition, which they can bring to contemporary coaching.



Mary Waskowiak, RSM is a Sister of Mercy and the Director of Spirituality and Leadership Services at Mercy Center, Burlingame CA.  Mary’s background includes teaching, spiritual direction, supervision, leadership development, facilitation and coaching. 

Mary served 16 years in elected leadership for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, including three years in the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).  She has facilitated and given workshops in the U.S. and 12 countries worldwide


Alfred DePew, MA is a Professional Certified Coach and serves on the faculty of the Center for Right Relationship, which trains OD and HR professionals, managers, clergy, directors of non-profits, family therapists, and community organizers in relationship systems coaching.

He is a graduate of the Center Quest School of Spiritual Direction and maintains a private practice in facilitation, leadership development, professional supervision, dream work, and spiritual direction in Vancouver, BC.



Video: SDI Learns from... Alfred DePew and Sr. Mary Waskowiak



Video: Leadership is not a style; it's a way of being



Visit Alfred DePew's website for information, articles and links to his blogs and published books.



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