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Inner Journeys – Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership

Another unsurprising pick from the C3 community, this month during our Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership we focused on Inner Journeys. It’s not surprising because we tend to talk about self-awareness during each and every monthly event we have done, because that is where all conscious efforts begin. Inner journeys are something all conscious leaders have in common.

Our panelist, Christopher Waters, Social Impact Strategist and award-winning professor, opened up the topic by positioning inner journeys as a way to look at how you develop professionally and personally, and how we reflect and move forward. We proposed that how in-depth we take our journey can determine how far we go, and we talked about why that is.

We opened up talking about how some journeys are not self-led – in other words, they are not conscious, they are not internal, and went on to discuss how you know. Join C3 to watch the replay and hear what was said about that as well as the following aspects of inner journeys:

  • What are questions you can start with to direct your inner journey
  • How does our inner journey impact various realms of our lives
  • How can we make the inner journey more accessible to more people
  • What does it mean to sign yourself up for a journey and are people still doing this
  • What an inner journey isn’t
  • What does it look like operationalize inner journeys in your life
  • How do you help someone accept that development is an unending effort
  • How do we discern if we are being authentic about our inner journeys and how do we remain there as we navigate
  • What are the detriments of avoiding the inner journey and following the “programming” and what is the payoff of doing the work of an inner journey
  • What is the hero’s journey and how may it apply to your journey
  • What should you not mistake for progress
  • How does an inner journey compare to navigating an actual journey
  • How do you help people identify their own inner why
  • As a teacher, how can you challenge students to understand the difference between the work that goes deep and that which fails to go deep
  • How can a boomerang help you understand gaps that need to be filled

As Lawrence said as we wrapped up, and as is true for nearly every Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership event, we barely just tipped the iceberg on this topic.

We didn’t even dig into some of the major tools and methodologies of inner journeys, though a few were mentioned.

What are some tools that you have used to navigate your inner journey?

Join C3 today for the opportunity to speak about critical conscious leadership topics such as this, to connect and co-create with other conscious leaders, and to access the replays of our events.

Karen Huller, CEO of Epic Careering, is the co-founder of The Consciousness Conference (ConCon) and the C3: Corporate Consciousness Co-op community on LinkedIn. She is the creator of the Corporate Consciousness Ripple Blueprint and author of Laser-sharp Career Focus: Pinpoint your Purpose and Passion in 30 Days. She founded Epic Careering, a conscious career and leadership development firm specializing in executive branding, talent-values alignment, and conscious culture, in 2006. 

While the bulk of Mrs. Huller’s 20 years of professional experience has been within the recruiting and employment industry, her publications, presentations, and coaching also draw from experience in personal development, performance, broadcasting, marketing, and sales. Her solutions incorporate breakthroughs in neuroscience, human performance optimization, bioenergetics, and psychology to help leaders accelerate rapport, expand influence, and elevate engagement and productivity while also looking out for the sustainability of the business and the planet.

Mrs. Huller was one of the first LinkedIn trainers and is known widely for her ability to identify and develop new trends. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Certified Career Transition Consultant, and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with a Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies and Theater from Ursinus College and a minor in Creative Writing. Her blog was recognized as a top 100 career blog worldwide by Feedspot. 

Mrs. Huller was an Adjunct Professor in Cabrini University’s Communications Department and an Adjunct Professor of Career Management and Professional Development at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. As an instructor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, she has helped two of her students win the 2018 National Competition to be named America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneurs, one student to win the 2019 People’s Choice Award and to land in the top 8 during the (virtual) 2020 National Competition, and yet another student to win the 2022 National Competition to be named America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneur.

She serves on the board for the Upper Merion Community Center, which she helped establish, and is an advisor to Florida International University for their Women in Leadership program. For her service as Vice President of the Gulph Elementary PTC, she received recognition as a Public Education Partner and Promoter from the Upper Merion Area Education Association. Mrs. Huller has also been the lead singer for Harpers Ferry, a rock cover band, for 20 years. She lives in King of Prussia, PA with her husband, two daughters, and many pets, furry, feathered, and scaly.

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