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Workshop: Towards conscious leadership

Blanka Bellak (l) and Claudia Cordie (r)

In October's workshop "Towards conscious leadership" Blanka Bellak lead through the evening with practical excercises. The aim was to understand how our mind works and know how to overcome our behavioural programs that prevent us from achieving our goals. Blanka also provided valuable insights on the fact that leadership is foremost a personal issue and how self awareness matters. At the same time we discussed what it means to take 100% self-responsibility and how alignment to our personal inner space affects our behaviour.

A big thank you to Blanka Bella for holding this successful workshop and to the The Cambridge Institute Vienna for hosting us. We are looking forward to seeing you again on November 21st for the second workshop on leadership: "Navigating complexity".

About the speaker

Blanka Bellak, PhD, designs and implements individual and group interventions on leadership development, conflict resolution, adult learning, and organizational development. Blanka specializes leadership development with a focus on methods and approaches that can effectively support personal and organizational transformations. During her studies, Blanka received several Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowships. Early in her career she worked with leading companies in the financial sector including Swiss Re and the Allianz Group, where she served as the first ever female Executive Assistant to a member of the Allianz Group board. Between 2003 and 2013 Blanka worked with various international organizations including the OSCE and the UN. In 2014, Blanka became the Director of the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, a UNESCO-award winning training and research centre on peace and conflict, before establishing Leadership Associates in 2018. Blanka has published with leading universities (Oxford, Harvard) and think tanks and lectures at several universities. Blanka is a certified debriefer for the Lectical Decision Making Assessment® and The Leadership Circle® 360˚ profile. A mother of two boys, Blanka divides her time between Prague and Vienna and travels for her work frequently.


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