On Saturday, August 11th we offered together with our partners at the Female Tech Leaders (FTL), a full day workshop. 26 participants met at 8 am at the train station in Starnberg to go through our new seminar, the “Leadership Quest”.

The Leadership Quest was born out of the belief FLI and FTL share, that leading teams and organizations are easier once you know how to lead yourself.

Participants spent the morning at Pfaffenwinkel, where experts in neuroscience and leadership shared concepts with them to better understand the underlying mechanisms that determine the way we go after achievement and meaning daily.

After this initial part of the workshop (and lunch :)), the group embarked on an outdoor journey, “The Path of a Hero”. They hiked through the Gorge in Pähl, where they found several stations in which they worked through important reflection exercises that brought awareness to the obstacles that currently stand in their way to better self-leadership and a more meaningful life.

A lot of information and reflection was asked from the participants, but the workshop had not ended yet. The group drove to the Schatzberg (Treasure Mountain in German) for the final part of the program. After a short hike, participants got into an inspiring exchange about the social dynamics we encounter in everyday life and were guided through a short meditation to envision their perfect day.

The weather could not have been better and after the intense workshop day, the group even got the chance to enjoy a nice Bavarian dinner during sunset at the Schatzbergalm.

Here is some of the feedback from the participants:

After the Leadership Quest, I feel connected to myself, and I understand that I am on the right track and should not listen to the chattering monkeys (negative self-talk) – Leadership Quest participant

I would recommend this workshop because it’s a great experience. One that everyone can benefit from. Most people want to but never take the time to truly self-reflect – let alone get the opportunity to do so in an open and inquisitive environment with professional and knowledgeable coaches and other enthusiastic peers. -Aly

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