Authentic Leadership


The Authentic Leader workshop compliments our Support Supervisor and Support Manager classes.  The latter two classes focus on what leaders need to do whereas the Authentic Leadership focuses on who the leader is, and in particular, the strengths and weaknesses of the leader.  We believe that leadership style is personal and that one size (or course) doesn't fit all.  Our program will take you take you on the ultimate self-awareness journey where you will discover your authentic leadership style.

Besides learning about yourself, the course provides an insight to why people behave as they do and the impact that this has on themselves, others and their results.  Further topics include how to achieve positive outcomes from difficult discussions, trust building behaviours, mindfulness and resilience.  This course prepares leaders for their best work ever.

The course begins with pre-class activities for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Everything DiSC programs.  The output from these activities help delegates to understand their preferences, how they can adapt to situations to improve relationships and their internal reputation based on feedback from their managers, peers, and colleagues.  Participants are strongly encouraged to register at least two weeks in advance to allow time to complete these pre-class assignments.

Course Modules

  • Leadership Attributes
  • Discover Your True North
  • Active Listening
  • Lifeline Map
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Value Wheel
  • 363 Feedback and Feedforward
  • Changing Behaviours
  • The Speed of Trust
  • NLP Meta Mirror
  • Conducting Difficult Discussions
  • Building Resilience
  • Personal Branding
  • The Five Behaviours of Cohesive Teams
  • Six Thinking Hats
  • Coaching
  • Time Capsule
  • Your Leadership Model

Delivery and Duration

This course is available as a public or closed class. The workshop duration is three days taught in a classroom environment or as five half-day sessions online. See our calendar for the public class schedule.

More information

To request a course brochure, please complete our Contact Us form. Click here for public class dates.


  1. Roberta Gugliotta says:

    Found the MBTI and 360 feedback very helpful and insightful. A printed version of the two might have been better for me if organized with more time in advance.
    The lifeline map was very powerful too, making me rethink about episodes and facts of my life that have had a big impact on the current Me.
    Julie was very entertaining and well prepared on the topic

  2. Aidan Sullivan says:

    Great course – particularly well delivered by Julie. Kudos to her for an excellent job.

  3. Amaury Lousse says:

    Thank you again for an amazing course. It’s the first time I’ve done a course that encourages and teaches so much self-reflection and learning about yourself. A real eye opener and will definitely recommend it. The material we went through and the exercises we did were brilliant! You made it very easy for us to be engaged with all your energy and positivity.

  4. Frank Carl says:

    As always with courses provided by SGSA – well done – to the point – fantastic. The teacher was a very nice person , very mindful/thoughtful Thank you

  5. Savio Carvalho says:

    This workshop was amazing and I really enjoyed it! Julie is amazing!

  6. Mona McKay says:

    Really enjoyed this course and have gained a lot from it which I look forward to applying in my work and personal life. Julie made it interesting and fun and I liked the small class also. Highly recommend 🙂

  7. Gareth Jones says:

    Awesome class, exceeded expectations, Julie is an excellent instructor. Keep up, great job!!! Really enjoyed, really well done.

  8. Guy Mbaya says:

    The course allowed me to reflect, step back and see situations differently. I have the feeling I can influence the world! Great job Julie!

  9. James Paterson says:

    This course provides additional tools, methods and support to grow further as a leader. It was great to grow my network and develop relationships across the group. Thanks Julie!!

  10. Louise England says:

    As always, another excellent course from SGSA. I wouldn’t change a thing as the whole course was useful and beneficial.

  11. Matthew Bannister says:

    Possibly more work related examples of the application of anecdotes. However, in another way keeping it personal does focus more on the individual rather than a functional training.

  12. Wojciech Malinowski says:

    There were many topics opened, but not closed/finished. Maybe less, but more in depth content.

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  14. Tina Johnson says:

    Julie was very knowledgeable in the material, had a very clear and easy to understand way of presenting the material and shared good examples.

  15. David Ringel says:

    Include the booklist, more reference material as in the Support Mgr class would the only comment I can think of.

  16. Tom Reynolds says:

    Great fun on this journey with Julie -> hope to come across you again!!

  17. Ruth Buxton says:

    Loved the course! Excited by the opportunites it opens up for me. Will be using some of it with colleagues. Will be recommending it to managers at RSA. NLP may be improved with some more understanding of the foundational principles.

  18. Fred Wehmeyer says:

    The printouts text size is quite often too small to read

  19. Iain Gilfeather says:

    I thought there were perhaps too many elements to allow a thorough follow up & deep dive for each one. 3 days is long enough though. A suggestion is to drop the MBTI in favour of disc as that links to the 363 and would allow a focused session on Disc & 363

  20. Michelle Baker says:

    Thank you so much for an enjoyable 3 days. Suggesrtions are like we discussed, the application of MBTI and maybe combining MBTI with NLP, Meta Mirror, or even coaching etc

  21. Pascal Frommenwiler says:

    Liked rthe real life examples that Julie explained. Made me feel better understanding the topics and material covered.

  22. Dimitri Simonov says:

    I felt by removing few topics, the course will benefit: more emphasis on powerful tools like crucial conversations,coaching.

  23. Stephane Pinault says:

    Julie,thank you very much. this 3 days were really useful, packed with a lot of very good materials, information & insights! I would really like to think with you about the outcomes or the things you want people to take away.

  24. Dan Turner says:

    Very good, well presented. Different to standard management courses. Gives additional tool set for last few percent of tricky issues that cannot be solved with standard management tools.

  25. Anna Muntala says:

    “There are too many good points to list! The course was very relevant to my job/career development and has a great mixture of theoretical and practical training, absolutely recommended!”

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