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Authentic Leadership Training

What if your leadership could be a source of energy, creativity, inspiration and joy?

It is possible to:

  • Learn to lead from your natural gifts
  • Let groups act through you, rather than acting for them
  • Create community that nourishes you, and a life that lights you up.

What is the ALT?


       Over the past 5 years of leading evolutionary communities, I’ve developed a training process that will help you tune into your personal superpowers, read what a group is offering, and lead from authenticity. I’ve taught over 200 leaders and community creators how to work with emergent leadership: agency that comes from within, not without. And I’d love to share this with you.

       Our facilitators have taken the social technology of Authentic Relating – empathic, vulnerable communication – into areas from social work to psychotherapy, children’s classrooms to the Coast Guard. They have created massive change towards a better world. We teach leaders to bring themselves into their leadership, and students to create from their own motivated joy.


Research Benefits of the Authentic Leadership Training

If you want to bring yourself more to your life and your leadership, the Authentic Leadership Training is a great way to discover how.

Over the course of the weekend, you will:
  • Get practice recognizing and speaking your truth, in a way that connects you more with yourself and with others
  • Learn to speak from what truly matters to you, in any interaction
  • Discover your own personal Leadership Superpower
  • Get direct, continuous practice and feedback on leading experiences for a group
  • Learn how to create the flow of an event, choosing and ordering activities to lead people through an experiential journey
  • Create deep connections
  • Have FUN!


--- Upcoming Dates and Locations ---

Austin TX - June 28 - 30

Early bird registration is now open!

Click here for details!

Austin TX - October 25 - 27

Registration opens in July.

Included in the cost are:
  1. Written materials on all main teaching pieces
  2. Manuals on creating Authentic Games Nights, interactions, and community
  3. Three months free membership to our COnnect online platform for Authentic Relating and Circling practice
  4. Inclusion into the worldwide Authentic Relating facilitator community
  5. $150 off Sara’s 9-week Authentic Life Course

Need more info?  

We'd love to see you at an upcoming training!

Emergent Leadership Training

Have you completed the ALT and now want to take your leadership to a whole new level?

Are you already a graduate of the Authentic Leadership Training?

Do you want to bring your guidance a step deeper, with personalized attention, iterative feedback, tons of room to try new things and learn from others?

Join us for the next ELT on July 3 - 7 in Austin, Texas.

This course is co-led by Sara Ness, founder and head instigator at Authentic Revolution, and Josh Levin, lead circling trainer at the Integral Center. It’s held only twice a year and does tend to fill fast, so if you’re interested, apply below!


Time: The course runs from Wednesday evening until Sunday evening.

Logistics: The ELT is held at a beautiful Airbnb in central Austin. Breakfast and lunch is provided each day. If you’re coming in from out of town, we will house you for the duration of the course at the venue or with a community member nearby.

Cost: A $1200 investment, or payment plan of $315/month for 4 months (including credit fees). Some partial scholarships are available for those doing active facilitation or outreach work within their local communities. If you need a scholarship, please mention that in your application form.

Who should attend? We’ve had community leaders, company managers, psychotherapists, teachers, group facilitators, and more. The training is customizable to the area in which you want to practice, as long as your focus includes work with groups either in teaching or general leadership. You must be:

  • Coachable: willing to take in and apply feedback without defensiveness
  • Agentic: willing to speak up for your own needs without blaming your experience on others. If you have a hard time speaking up in a group, that’s fine – we’ll invite the feedback safely and often – but if you tend to wait until the end of a workshop to complain about how it wasn’t what you wanted, this is not a good fit for you.
  • Experimental: willing to try new things

We hope to see you at the ELT!

* Note: We do occasionally accept facilitators who have not graduated the ALFT, if you have comparable experience or training. Feel free to apply!

Apply for the ELT

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Josh Levin and Sara Ness on 'Status and Power'

Sara on Vulnerability in Leadership

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