Ep#37 | The Embodiment Leadership Style
Ina Gjikondi is a learning and development designer, a creative systems thinker and an alchemist in service of elevating people, organizations and our society to the next level of consciousness. Ina serves as the Director of Executive Education and Coaching Programs at the George Washington University's Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. In this capacity she runs the day-to-day operations for the open enrollment, coaching programs, as well as customized offerings for a suite of government clients, supporting their leadership development training and coaching needs.
Ina’s work integrates a variety of approaches and nuances in leadership development, training design and delivery, inspired and grounded by different schools of thought and wisdom in the world. She has experience working in multicultural environments, and believes in the power of the language as an orientation to life, change, and growth.
Ina believes in the whole-person leadership development as a way of building more presence, intention and grounded choice to our actions and commitments. As we navigate this complex and uncertain world we must pay attention and be more intentionally aware to the integral environment that shapes who we are and is shaped by what we do. Balancing the internal and external world is a fine art, a dance of inner and outer technologies. The more we become aware of this polarity, the more we integrate and grow into the greatness that is here to make a difference. These technologies need articulation at all levels, cognitive, somatic, emotional, relational and spiritual, the clarity of which brings purpose and impact in our life, our organization and our planet.
Ina holds an MA in Human Resources Development and an MPS in Political Management, both from the George Washington University. Ina did her BA in Law at the University of Tirana, Albania.
Ina lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband Gianfranco and her 5-years old son Hadrian.
I see Ina as an accidental leadership coach with her having no intention of getting into this line of field, but apparently she was meant to be one when she found out her passion to help people transform to be a better leader.
In this episode Ina reiterated the importance of awareness and transformation and our capacity to be better.
are you truly in touch with yourself?
Some great takeaways from Ina:
- Observe and open yourself to opportunities
- Self care is necessary for development
- Mind is a tool in service to your whole
- Be fully present
- Observe and do self correction to build excellence
- You're your biggest resource
Know more of Ina's work on her website.