Services for Leaders
We support leaders and their teams with adaptive, experience and evidence-based leadership approaches that integrate their full human potential with innovation and business success. We integrate personal and interpersonal development with transitioning organizations and larger systems to generate value for all stakeholders, including investors and Nature.
NOW’s signature methodology is borne out of our hands-on experience with owning and leading large corporations and innovative start-ups, international institutions and global business alliances. We listen deeply to co-discover what really works for you. Then we integrate your context and our praxis-based experience with cutting edge leadership models, science and wisdom traditions, the diversity of culture and the inspiration of nature to support your unique leadership journey.
Owners, C-Suite, Boards
In the midst of increasing complexity and speed, we advise and coach leaders to lead successfully, develop themselves and empower their teams. NOW’s signature leadership approach helps you to discover and implement opportunities for regenerative and sustained value creation in your business while fulfilling your commitments to wider system regeneration and stakeholder collaboration.
Empowering Sustainable Success
A NOW partner had nine-year assignment leading Executive Board and Governing Board Retreats for Compass Group, the world’s largest foodservice company employing 600,000 in 45 countries. Translated core strategy into yearly executive development program for top 400 leaders. Built the architecture to develop shared culture and competence to drive front-line service in existing and nearly 300 acquired companies worldwide.
Integrated Leadership Architecture
We develop overarching learning architectures for companies to integrate diverse leadership programs and related activities into coherent change initiatives. This creates synergies, accelerates outcomes and avoids misalignment in content, process and language. NOW's integral approach aligns personal, interpersonal and organizational development, to facilitate mutually enhancing interactions between purpose, innovation, strategy and culture to create concrete business and ecosystem outcomes.
Integral Leadership Architecture
As Unilever’s Global Head of Leadership and Learning, a NOW partner led integral leadership and organizational transformation architecture for “Path to Growth”, Vitality brand renewal, Growth Journeys, Diversity & Inclusion, Bottom of Pyramid and Leadership Centre Renewal to help position Unilever as a globally acclaimed sustainability leader attracting now yearly 2 million job applications.
Leadership Development Programs
We offer tailor-made, evidence and experience-based programs that go beyond conceptual frameworks to invite passionate entrepreneurship, immersion in diverse contexts and our deeper humanity. Personal, interpersonal and professional development is translated into concrete, must-have application work that reinvents core business functions to create mutually enhancing value for all stakeholders, including investors and Nature.
Our partners co-created with CEO & board a 2-year program for top leaders of Triodos, a B Corp and Europe’s top sustainability bank and investment fund group. To refine leaders’ and bank’s purpose, re-envision strategy, business models, culture and global financial system integrated deep nature and diverse communities immersion, coaching, top expert engagement with hands-on work initiatives.
“Take risks, have courage, and let’s make a better world together.”
Former CEO, Patagonia
Innovation in Business Education
To remedy business education’s deficit to integrate business success with human, social and environmental regeneration, we create and teach in innovative MBA programs. We co-create alliances with businesses and top universities. We co-found networks like B Academics, with over one thousand B Corp faculty and Net Impact, with 350 students & alumni chapters worldwide.
First Sustainable MBA
Our partners created, led and taught the USA’s first fully accredited MBA in Sustainable Management at Presidio in San Francisco. Integrating sustainability and transformative leadership development into every course. Inspired major US and international universities to move towards regenerative and all stakeholder orientation in their curricula.
Diversity & Innovation
Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) are not only central to regenerating organizations and societies. Global research shows that inclusive companies are more innovative and successful. We help you to assess your specific situation and develop strategic opportunities for inclusion and unlock the inherent richness of your teams’ diversity.
DEI & Innovation
For German Marshall Fund, a NOW partner co-designed and delivered several multi-year diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs for transatlantic cooperation and local innovation. For regional bank, assessed and developed organization-wide DEI strategy, integrated diversity-inspired innovation drive and client engagement.
Coaching leaders & their teams
Top athletes know that holistic coaching is key to their success. Corporate leaders still discover the increase in creativity, passion, resilience and performance that NOW’s integral coaching approach offers. We integrate our own leadership experience with developmental science and wisdom traditions to co-create tailored approaches and practices adapted to your individual and team potential.
Follow the passion
A NOW partner co-created with CEO of top global tech conglomerate multi-year, personalized coaching approach. Translated personal passion for high performance sport and mindfulness into personal practices that strengthened business and sports success, opened door to happy marriage. Coached his conflict-ridden global team to discover and apply richness of their diversity and collaboration.
“The world is changing enormously. You need to learn new skills every day, but you also need to unlearn some of the old skills from the past.”
Peer-to-peer learning and support are key aspects of NOW’s approach. They empower teams to experiment, develop and succeed together. We may involve peers from other organizations. And as purpose-driven owners and leaders of diverse organizations, we are not only experts but also peers and partners. Together we discover and implement adaptive solutions.
U Process Peers
Our partners helped to develop and facilitate peer-to-peer collaboration for U Process corporate programs and for MOOCs (massive online open courses) that supported participants from around the world and across many sectors to innovate and implement solutions for some of humanity’s most pressing challenges and opportunities in business, economy, civil society and the public sector.
Around the world we lead tailor-made, development and action-oriented learning journeys. Programs range from deep immersions in diverse communities and nature that support mindset shifts, clarify vision and ignite passion to discovering solutions with innovation leaders in technology and science, organizational leadership and system transformation.
A NOW partner led experience-based, action-oriented learning journey and workshop for C-suites of GE, Cisco, Intel and other companies to explore potential of blockchain-empowered digital and regenerative supply chain innovations. Resulted among other concrete innovations and collaborations in nano-tagging blockchain application to eliminate conflict minerals in Cisco’s supply chain.
Mindfulness, Resilience, Happiness
We support individuals, teams and organizations to develop resilience, regeneration and happiness by developing our holistic human potential. We co-design and implement evidence-based and culturally adapted approaches that integrate personal and interpersonal development with concrete business action to strengthen access to purpose, clarity and passion, co-creativity, innovation and resilience in challenging times.
Wisdom traditions empower business
A NOW founder’s industry group introduced meditation to managers 30 years ago and today applies Bhutan’s GNH. A NOW partner trained Google’s mindfulness and emotional intelligence trainers and introduces its methods to other multinationals. Another NOW partner is SAP’s Chief Mindfulness Officer, trained 10,000 engineers and advises Germany’s top industry leaders.
Nature generates Leadership
Developing an experiential connection with Nature regenerates us physically and energetically, mentally and spiritually. It supports reflection, activation and connection to ourselves and each other. It also offers many learning and innovation opportunities, supporting us to find solutions that are informed by natural laws, biomimicry and Nature’s alive inspiration.
Solutions Inspired by Nature
In an international leadership and innovation program, our partners facilitated a deep nature retreat in Brazil and spent a day with acclaimed regenerative agriculture leader Leontino Balbo whose company Native produces 30% of the world’s organic cane sugar with nature-inspired methods that make his monocrop fields more bio-diverse than the surrounding forests.
Personal Sustainability, Health, Well-being
While urgently working towards financial, social and environmental sustainability, we can forget to also sustain our body and mind, heart and relationships. We support leaders to re-generate holistic health, which is a key for wellbeing and performance, contact to purpose and creativity, good decisions and relationships.
Introduced systematic self-care approach to leadership program NOW partners co-created for Alliance for Health and Nutrition that educates society, lobbies lawmakers and companies, helps to change laws and regulations to transform healthcare and education systems. Many participants found that developing self-care led to deeper understanding of holistic health, greater performance and better policy proposals.