Conscious Leadership Forums

“Vulnerable, challenging, and transformative.”

Forums offer a chance to deepen your self-awareness and develop a regular practice of Conscious Leadership across your life. Forum is a laboratory, a place to practice Conscious Leadership with a group of high-caliber leaders focused on personal and professional growth. 

We support all forum members to live more aligned, contented livest through two types of forums:

Conscious Leadership Forums for Executives with Sue Heilbronner

Conscious Leadership Forums for Executives are facilitated by seasoned Conscious Leadership executive coach and facilitator Sue Heilbronner. Sue has extensive operating experience in government, large companies, and startups, and she brings Conscious Leadership to these organizations and key leaders from companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, Oracle, Techstars, Sendgrid, Formlabs, SketchUp, and more. Learn more about the Colorado Conscious Leadership Forum with Sue.

The next one-year forum will begin in Colorado at the start of 2020. If you’re interested in learning more, let us know.


Remote Conscious Leadership Forums for Managers and Emerging Leaders

Led by experienced Leadership Camp facilitators, remote forums provide an opportunity for managers to get real-time coaching from two seasoned practitioners who have integrated Conscious Leadership into their personal and professional lives. Remote forums meet virtually over Zoom video calls one time monthly for six months.  

If you’re interested in getting on the early waitlist for the next remote forum, let us know. 


“At Leadership Camp, I was introduced to a set of assumptions and narratives that were driving my actions and reactions every day. Digging in with Sue and other committed individuals in the forum, I really had the chance to understand, play with, and disarm aspects of my constructed personality that were not serving me well. Leadership Camp showed me what was possible; the Conscious Leadership Forum showed me what it takes to turn that possibility into a new reality of emotional authenticity and candor.” - Mark Harrison, Product Manager, Trimble 

To learn more about joining a Conscious Leadership Forum, contact us today.

Types of Camps

Leadership Camp
Join leaders excited to deepen their effectiveness, alignment, joy, and personal power.
Mini-Camp
Get a quick, actionable, immersive look at the principles of Conscious Leadership in this four-hour camp.
Couples Camp
Build the relationship you want most: romantic, business, familial and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I get out of Camp?

Using the tools of Conscious Leadership, Leadership Camp will increase your command of the following key leadership and management skills:

  • Managing “down” — bringing out the very best in your team members; delegating; managing underperformers; appreciating overperformers
  • Managing “up” — optimizing your potential across and above the organization
  • Managing client relationships — creating win-win engagements; managing expectations; setting boundaries     
  • Giving and receiving feedback — resulting in more closeness (rather than more distance) after the exchange
  • Creating clean agreements (and cleaning up the messy ones) — reducing miscommunication
  • Building muscles around taking ownership over your own issues — creating less work for yourself and others
  • Running effective and productive meetings
  • Defining, adjusting, and managing roles & responsibilities
  • Eliminating drama and gossip; making “venting” productive
  • Creating an environment that welcomes candor and space for others to be candid around you
  • Bringing more authenticity to your relationships, enhancing communication, and building intimacy

Why is Leadership Camp Called “Camp”?

Well, we like immersive programming that feels like camp: rich, connected, experiential, intense, fun, transformative.

Which Camp is right for me?

We offer three types of Camp

Leadership Camp: If you’re looking for a deep immersion into the principles of Conscious Leadership, self-awareness, and authenticity in service of optimizing your own leadership strengths and style. Leadership Camp is also a great option for a leadership team.

Couples Camp: If you’d like to enhance communication within or deepen a specific relationship, including your romantic relationship, your family relationships, or your business partnership.

Mini-Camp: If you’d like to learn the basic tenets of Conscious Leadership in a fast-paced, highly efficient half day with us.

We invite you to bring your entire team — executive or functional — to any of the three types of Camp. The teams who have done this reap tremendous rewards of quickly and efficiently creating a shared language of Conscious Leadership and also deepening the bond and increasing the candor across the team.


What makes Camp unique from other leadership training programs?

Executive leadership training and CEO coaching programs are in abundance. You may be wondering what makes Leadership Camp unique. It’s this: Authenticity. We deliver programming that allows people to create for themselves increased permission to be who they are in their leadership and in their lives. Read more about our philosophy on Authenticity.

What's the history of Leadership Camp? Did it start as a leadership training program for women leaders?

Leadership Camp started as a product of MergeLane, the VC fund for companies with at least one female in leadership. Read more about the history of Leadership Camp.

Where is Leadership Camp?

Leadership Camp is in a beautiful, airy, bright office space in the center of Boulder, Colorado, the "happiest city" in the US and a hub for dynamic business. You can read more about Leadership Camp Headquarters.

Where should I stay during Leadership Camp?

Leadership Camp is headquartered in the center of the walking mall in Boulder, Colorado. Everything you do pertaining to Camp and the activities surrounding Camp can be done on foot.

Lodging near downtown Boulder is abundant, either in hotels like the St Julien or the Boulderado (closest), Embassy Suites or the Residence Inn (one mile), or Airbnb properties located near downtown.

Whatever you choose based on your budget, you'll find the experience of attending Camp beautiful and user-friendly. Learn more about the space and the dining, yoga, gyms, and other fun distractions near Camp HQ in our Lodging & Other Suggestions document.

What else should I know about Camp?

Leadership Camp is an emotionally intense, introspective experience. We will be working to uncover often lifelong patterns that can facilitate leadership but also get in the way unconsciously. One thing we notice is that most of these patterns have deep and meaningful emotional connections. As leaders, we often suppress emotions as not being "allowed at work." Conscious leaders learn to be present and aware of the emotional underpinnings they bring to their work encounters, decisions, and judgments. Leadership Camp helps attendees explore their emotional substructure in a way that may feel direct and intense.

You will have full control over what you choose to share, but assume others will be sharing intimate and revealing information from which the entire group can learn. Be prepared for charged discussions. We believe noticing, naming and welcoming our patterns in an trusted group is key to  creating transformation and reducing drama at work.

If you've been waiting for a chance to deepen your self-awareness as a leader, Camp is for you.

What’s the schedule for Camp?

Attendance is expected at all sessions and activities, other than those listed as optional.

The schedule for three-day Leadership Camp is:

  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Session
  • Saturday: 7:30am-8:30am Yoga (optional); 9:00am - 5:00pm Session; 5:30pm - 7:00pm Evening Activity (also mandatory)
  • Sunday: 7:30am - 8:30am Yoga (optional); 9:00am - 1:00pm Session

The schedule for two-day Leadership Camp is:

  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Session; 5:30pm - 7:00pm Evening Activity (also mandatory)
  • Friday: 7:30am - 8:30am Yoga (optional); 9:00am - 5:00pm Session

The schedule for Mini-Camp is:

  • Half Day: Four-hour Session in the morning or afternoon

The schedule for Couples Camp is:

  • Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Session; 5:30pm - 7:00pm Evening Activity (also mandatory)
  • Sunday: 7:30am - 8:30am Yoga (optional); 9am - 5:00pm Session

How much does it cost to attend?

Leadership Camp — $1299 per person for the 3-day camp. $999 per person for the 2-day camp. We offer an early-bird discount and a discount of 10% for teams of 3 or more.

Mini-Camp — $199 per person for the 4-hour camp. We offer a discount of 10% for teams of 3 or more.

Couples Camp — $699 per person for the 2-day. We offer an early-bird discount for $599.

Are there scholarships?

Yes! We have two scholarship seats each camp for participants who enhance racial diversity and for whom the scholarship will be a difference-maker in their ability to attend Camp. Apply here.

“Vulnerable, challenging, and transformative.”

Evan Hung
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Nikola Power

“Graduate school of professional coaching.”

Michael Sobota
Engineering Manager, Uplight

“Your process --and your loving way of helping people see what is obvious but not seen-- have enabled us to transform long-standing differences, to see them as differences and also as possibilities.”

Carol Barash, PhD
Founder and CEO, Story2

“Camp is an intense self-exploration that enables higher forms of leadership. I visited a lot of uncomfortable topics and that felt like growth.”

Peter Kruger
Director of Customer Success, Pana

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