Mercy Center



Soul-Driven Leadership 2019
A Leadership Program led by

Mary Waskowiak, RSM, MA
Mike Smith, MS
Debra Carpenter, MA


Explore the Possibilities

Partipants in the 2018 session share their responses to the program:


“My initial draw was due to burn-out... and I discovered my Soul!”


“Growing from the inside out is a process I have learned, and value.”


“The topic of soul spirituality is important and necessary for me as a leader.”


“The Leadership Circle Profile was the best personal leadership tool in my 30-year career — combines not only management style, but the deeper reactive issues driving my behavior.”


In this 7-session program, build your tool set and skill set to:

* Leverage vulnerability to build leadership presence
* Make decisions that balance head and heart
* Bring out the best in yourself and others
* Use self-awareness to gain confidence and calm
* Create dynamic blueprints for yourself and teams


Soul-Driven Leadership is a face to face, 7-session journey with a community of leaders seeking a better, deeper way. This program combines presentations by experienced leaders, personal coaching, a comprehensive assessment and professional debrief, mentor groups, and practical application to current projects or teams. Participants will take The Leadership Circle Profile assessment tool. All sessions take place at Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, March 30-October 12. Partial scholarships may be available.


Program Fee: $900, plus $50 nonrefundable application processing fee.


Program Flyer: For reference, download and print the program flyer.



Application Period: Applications must be completed by March 15, 2019.

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Pay the $50 application fee


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Program Schedule

Saturday, March 30
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Soul-Driven Leadership: The Challenge

Wednesday, April 10
5:30 - 6:30 pm (optional dinner)
7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Art of Integrity

Saturday, May 18
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Wounded Leader

Wednesday, June 12
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Authenticity in Action

Wednesday, July 10
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Balance and Integration

Wednesday, Sept 11
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Leading with Compassion

Saturday, Oct 12
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Launching your Soul-Driven Leadership


Program Leaders

Mary Waskowiak, RSM, MS

Sr. Mary Waskowiak served as Director of Mercy Center in the late 1980s. She shares her passion for leadership development and spirituality, disciplines located at the intersection of formation in life and Spirit, and at the intersection of coaching and Spiritual Direction.

Mary's background includes 16 years in elected leadership with the Sisters of Mercy. During that time she also served a 3-year term in the Presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

Mike Smith, BA/MS

Mike Smith, BA/MS in Technology Management, is a seasoned high tech leader with extensive experience in leading people and organizations through rapid growth and change.

Debra Carpenter, MA

Debra Carpenter, MA, is an executive coach, and learning and organizational development consultant.



For further information, contact Sr. Mary Waskowiak: or at 650-340-7483.