The secret to becoming a leader people love and respect—grow your confidence, manage your stress, and inspire those around you with 30+ exercises to build embodied presence and somatic awareness.
Leaders and managers everywhere are learning the importance of creating safe, satisfying workplaces rooted in principles of social justice. But many of us who try to lead with ethics and integrity struggle with embracing a position of power and authority. We worry about “being bossy,” unintentionally disrespecting others, or making the wrong call—and in the process, we put our minds and bodies under so much stress that we burn out.
Somatic educator and coach Pavini Moray argues that the secret to being an ethical, inspirational boss is rooted in our own bodies. Drawing from their own experience as a boss as well as from client case studies, Moray teaches foundational embodiment practices—breath, grounding, observing, centering, and moving—through concrete examples that show how to use these skills in a variety of common workplace settings. By learning to practice embodied presence, you can become a boss who truly listens to their employees; leads with inspiration; and brings their whole self to work with them every day.
In more than 30 simple exercises, reflections, and daily practices, you’ll learn how to
- Nurture trust with clients and coworkers
- Ground and re-center when you’re thrown off by a mistake or problem
- Soothe the “Ouch!” of negative feedback
- Turn workplace conflict into a source of positive change and growth
- Help your employees voice their own needs and feel heard
- Understand the nuances of consent in contract negotiations
- Gracefully acknowledge mistakes
- Repair relationships with employees, colleagues, and clients.