Spiritual Space in a Corporate Landscape
With Thomas Renault and Greg Honey
How do we bring spiritual presence and practice into the high-paced technology realm? How do we re-balance self with endless work? Is there a place for courageous authenticity?
We invite individuals in the technology field to come live at Lama for 3 fertile days in July. The community follows a simple and ancient pattern of daily life that helps the heart, head, and body engage and restore. With facilitation, we will move through cycles of concepts and experiences, tools and integration time. All pointed to freeing up each person’s spiritual space so you can return to the corporate landscape without sacrificing this precious space. Indeed, it can become the essential growth component for you and the surrounding landscape.
Participants will receive necessary pre-work to prepare – no more than 30 minutes. A dedicated support-person will be available to you for logistics, available
accommodation and transportation (from either Denver – 5 hours – or Albuquerque
Airport – 3 hours).
During the 3 days, executive coaches will be available to support each individual through their process. 3 coaching sessions are available for up to 3 months afterwards to further support integration of tools and practices.
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My first brief visit to Lama in 1990 radically altered my trajectory. I returned to a job I had ‘for life’ (if I wanted) and quit. My inner purpose took the lead and business became a place where spirituality, heart and head could all work together. By 1995 I was doing daily mediations for MetroCourt in Albuquerque, NM. The week I completed my masters in Organizational Development I was contacted by a consultancy that created powerful leadership cultures in multinational organizations. They needed a French speaker with skills they could further develop. I jumped at the opportunity and began a life of airports and corporations filled with people wanting to make a difference and thirsty for their deeper selves. We learned how together.
The primary industries served are technology, finance, insurance and international supply distribution – using spiritual practices woven into coaching and leadership development. I continue to learn with Lama, rely mostly on my bicycle for getting about, and when possible, paint and write.
Heather Hurford is an advocate for diverse and inclusive workplaces where people have equal access to opportunities and can feel a sense of belonging. Her rich and complex experience across tech companies large and small drove the vision behind this retreat. As a regular retreatant at Lama Foundation, Heather feels passionately about the awareness and growth that is supported by disconnecting from daily habits and dynamics in order to spend time in nature, community and contemplation. It is her hope that the seeds planted during this retreat can foster compassion and psychological safety at work.
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer – Farm Credit Canada
A healthy organizational culture and exceptional leadership is the heart of a productive workforce and delighted customers. Greg leads the HR team that ensures the culture thrives at FCC, and is passionate about creating workplace dynamics where employees love working; leaders grow, and, as a result, customers are thrilled, passionate and loyal. FCC has been awarded the “Best Employer in Canada” status for the majority of his tenure at FCC.
With over 30 years of human resources experience and 25 years of leadership experience, Greg started at FCC in 2000. Today, he oversees human resources, facilities and administration for the FCC team of more than 2,400 employees and approximately 100 offices across Canada.
Greg believes in giving back to his profession and community. He has been a board member and chair of CPHR Saskatchewan; has been on the Regina and Saskatchewan boards of Habitat for Humanity; and is on the board of Growing Young Movers in Regina.
Greg is a Certified Hudson Institute Coach; is certified in a number of other tools; and he regularly uses the Leadership Circle and Leadership System certifications. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Regina, and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).