The New Women’s Movement: A Global Virtual Summit

The Nefullsizeoutput_7bbw Women’s Movement: A Global Virtual Summit

Join GRTL founder, Lori Hanau and 24 other powerful women leaders in Conversation: How do we heal the FEMININE WOUND of separation from our power, our bodies, our earth, and other women? How do we truly come together? Join this timely roundtable conversation.  Lori’s talk, The Undefended Heart: Upgrading Our Humanity Through Shared Leadership will air on Monday, January 23rd!

Sign up for free access to the whole summit here:

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GRTL Heading to Philadelphia for the SVN Fall Conference 2016


WORKSHOP: Shared Leadership: Exploring a New Paradigm of Leadership

Join GRTL Team Members, Lori Hanau and Jodi Clark at the Social Venture Network Fall 2016 Conference: The Business of Impact November 2-5 in Philadelphia, PA. They will be offering the following session on Friday, November 4th:

Shared Leadership: Exploring a New Paradigm of Leadership

Transition from a paradigm of profit-over-people, roles-over-relationships and separations-over systems thinking and learn how to identify the foundations of the Shared Leadership Framework versus the traditional “boss” model of hierarchical leadership. You will model a process by embodying a “jazz ensemble” flow that brings all voices and perspectives into our co-created conversation and practice together.

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NHBSR Member Feature

Version 2New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) Feature Global Round Table Leadership for September 2016

We are honored to be featured in the NHBSR Member newsletter for September! Here is an excerpt and the link to the whole piece. We want to thank Leila Murphy for her work and a wonderful conversation exploring what brought us to GRTL and what keeps us passionate about the work!

Member Feature Excerpt:

In this season of NHBSR storytelling, it was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to talk with Lori Hanau and her colleague, Jodi Clark, of Global Round Table Leadership (GRTL). GRTL is a coaching and training company located in Keene. They support powerful shifts in consciousness, communications, and community for leaders, groups, organizations and networks from all sectors. Their customized trainings, retreats, facilitation and coaching focuses on stewarding positive personal and group transformation, “wholistic” leadership development and collaborative, vibrant group culture.  Lori and Jodi help individuals and groups tap into their greatness.

GRTL’s definition of Shared Leadership is worth sharing as it says it best—
Shared Leadership is the practice of bringing out the greatest capacity in everyone by empowering us all to be responsible for and engaged in the vibrancy and high function of the whole. This is a fundamental shift in how we understand and apply power and leadership.

They use strengths-based approaches and tools in their trainings, starting with what is healthy, strong and vibrant. Appreciative inquiry is interwoven with play, performance as well as meditative and wellness practices that cultivate our wholeness and strategic, systems leadership. Lori and Jodi both speak to how heartened they are by what they see transpire over the course of even a 3 hour training that elevates a group into a whole different way of relating. They know that the genius of the group is already there.

Read the Rest of the Feature Here

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Bringing Shared Leadership to Sustainatopia


Bringing Shared Leadership to Sustainatopia!

Join GRTL’s founder, Lori Hanau who is among 150 innovative change-makers in the field of sustainability from all sectors at Sustainatopia on October 9-12 in Boston at the Boston Hyatt Center. Lori will be delivering a pre-conference workshop session on Shared Leadership: Exploring the Shift to a New Leadership Paradigm. There is still time to register and receive a 15% discount for being part of the GRTL community! Use this code: CABA15 and register here:

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My Path to Fulfilling Work {video}

My Path to Fulfilling Work {video}

On October 22 in Boston, I spoke at a Sum+Substance event for Conscious Company Magazine. The theme was “unique stories about the path to fulfilling work,” and there were six of us on the panel, each sharing our personal journeys to fulfillment at work. We were asked to leave the audience with challenges that would hopefully spark new ideas, partnerships and opportunities.

And to my surprise, I found it much more knee-knockingly vulnerable to share my own story than to show up the way I am more used to – listening to and sharing the stories of others. A great opportunity to burn through my own unreasonable terror and deeper shyness. Ugh!!

I opened my story by sharing that when it comes to fulfillment in work and life, my Dad, Ken Hanau, is my hero. He ran a human-centered business selling corrugated cardboard boxes, and created a soulful organization built on empowerment and dignity. I never once heard him give a speech without reminding us that the essential importance of relationship first – leading with our humanity – equaled a thriving and meaningful business. And we thrived in every way.

Below are some of the practices I offered to the audience that evening. These have been instrumental in supporting me on my own journey out of my more conditioned, unconscious habits into leading from a truer, more honest and authentic aspect of myself.

Here are the tangible take-aways you’ll experience in my talk:

  1. Practice being open minded and open hearted: To notice or “track” where you may shut down, cut off or turn away. To practice “returning” or opening your mind and heart back up, staying connected and turning toward. Who are you then? What do you recognize?
  2. Practice being more curious than convinced: To stay open to what we do not know as much as what we do know.
  3. Be willing to be uncomfortable: To treat discomfort as neither good nor bad but as a benign, normal stage of transition and transformation.

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If you’re looking for opportunities to deepen these (and more) practices in your own life and work, join me and up to 12 others for the virtual Round Table beginning in late January 2016. The theme is “Awakening to Your Agency”. Sound good? Apply here.



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