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Season 1, Episode 28

Transforming Your Business Through Conscious Leadership with Diana Chapman

About this episode:

Are you a single leader working in a larger team or organization or in a community. Are you doing your best to lead consciously, to have a growth mindset, and yet all around you there are people who are undermining your ability to make progress? What do we do when it’s just us and we’re trying to swim against the tide and change our whole entire culture?

Today’s show features the incredible creator of the Conscious Leadership Group, author of the book, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, Diana Chapman. Diana walks us through some role-playing that will help us understand how to transform our businesses through the practice of conscious leadership. 

Many of us have been in organizations that have felt toxic. We impact each other and while there are many tools that we can use to really bring ourselves into the mindset that we want to have, the effect of culture is quite real. With Diana’s help, we begin to find that transformational power to create lasting and sustainable change that each of us actually has buried within ourselves, just waiting to be accessed.


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Change begins with one willing leader, whether they are hungry for growth or desperate for transformation. In the realm of the desperate, the catalyst for change is the person most willing to change themselves, driven by exhaustion and a desire for something better. But change doesn’t solely depend on others; it starts with self-recognition and personal responsibility. By committing to conscious leadership and practicing it diligently, you can create transformative change in both your professional and personal life. Conscious leadership is about self-awareness, extending its positive impact beyond the workplace, and ultimately transforming your entire world.

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Meet the Guest

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Diana Chapman is an advisor to exceptional leaders who has worked with over 1000 organizational leaders and many of their teams, and is a founding partner at Conscious Leadership Group. She has created and implemented professional onboarding and ongoing programs—based on the comprehensive body of work she developed with CLG co-founder Jim Dethmer—with clients such as Asana and Esalen.

In addition to facilitating CLG Forums in the Bay Area for founders, venture capitalists, and CEOs, Diana facilitates YPO Forums and Chapters worldwide. She also trains coaches in conscious leadership in the CLG training program she and Jim created.

Diana co-authored the best-selling book, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success, in 2015. She has been a speaker at TEDx, Mindful Leadership Summit, Wisdom 2.0, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Haas School of Business, YPO, and Kauffman Fellows.


1:31 – How do you swim against the tide as leaders and change the whole culture of our company? Diana Chapman says look at yourself first and locate yourself.

5:15 – After a leader has learned to locate themself, where do they go from there? Diana discusses changing organizational culture from above the line by using the write the recipe technique.

8:39 – What are the steps to changing culture? Diana discusses clear agreements and clear commitments.

13:26 – How conscious leadership is conscious living and impacts all areas of your life.

17:12 – Why investing in conscious leadership as a leader is worth the work 

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