A series of conversations and ceremonies

The Ensemble takes a break until 2024. Please download our free eBook below

These times call for different ways of knowing and leading.

It’s time to question our approach to leadership and explore new possibilities with curiosity, creativity, and a willingness to evolve.

Together we will discover new forms of leadership that catalyze mutual sense-making and wise action.

Since 2016, a network of organizational pioneers has gathered annually to explore sacred leadership. The urgency of our exploration grows in this time of war, pandemic, climate change, and other global crises

The Leading as Sacred Practice (LASP) Retreat is a place to liberate ourselves from our conditioning and embrace new forms. Now is the time to invite and amplify emergence and innovation in our collective consciousness. We invite you to join us and co-create new forms of leadership

LASP is for for...

  • Organizational leaders who are guiding systemic change.

  • Consultants, facilitators, and other change agents who lead group processes.

  • Innovators exploring new ways of thinking, sensing, and collaborating.

  • People who seek to better align their values with their leadership.

  • Anyone actively working to create new social forms to support our transition to a more unified world.

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“Our group developed trust almost immediately, which enabled deep work."

Claire Lachance, CEO Institute of Noetic Sciences, California

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 "Capable leaders held a space that connected us to our future."

Michael Knauf, former executive, new work activist & facilitator, Germany

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"It is precious and rare when such diverse disciplines and practices come together and evolve in community for a higher purpose." 

Mathias Weitbrecht, Visual Facilitators, Germany

Six Ways of Leading as Sacred Practice

In 2021 we explored these LASP Ways. We share about our understanding and push further into practices and principles in our downloadable LASP eBook..

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Become a


Learn how this form really works. Cultivate Circle for new ways of connecting, equalizing, & sharing mutual regard.

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Practice being a


Make contributions to the commons and care for the community as a whole.

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Learn to be


Work with the betwixt & between, where we are no longer the old & not yet the new - the birthplace of a new future.

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Be a


Broaden your experience with how ritual ignites healing & transformation.

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Become a


Experience how to recognize and cultivate physical, emotional, & sacred spaces that call forth our best selves.

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Remember you are a


Practice collaborating with earth wisdom in a humble and deliberate way.

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The LASP Ensemble

Alan Briskin, David Sibbet, Gisela Wendling, and Holger Scholz have worked over six years to create strong, open containers for participants’ collective work on Leading as Sacred Practice.

They are senior organizational consultants, educators, and authors with deep experience and a passion for working on the edge of their own and the group's learning.

Click on any image below to learn more about them.

LASP working intentions...

Working with archetypal patterns of change, ceremony and ritual to support transformational processes.

Activating the old mind in service of the future that is emerging.

Overcoming collective folly and bringing forth collective wisdom.

Moving from a field of separation to one of interconnectivity.

Authorizing ourselves and each other to step up to social action.

Participant Reflections

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“The notion of “circle” is probably the best way to describe the experience. I had no idea that I would be challenged to the degree I was... Thankfully I chose to accept the opportunity to “go there” in fully embracing the invitation to work through my own leadership challenges and opportunities in such a supportive environment.

I continue to experience the benefits of LASP, including practices that help to bring the sacred into daily life as a leader. I also continue to celebrate the authentic friendships that emerged.”

Claire Lachance, CEO Institute of Noetic Sciences

“Leading in the end is all about helping people lead themselves, and leaders do not lead people, but consciousness" (Götz Werner). I ask myself, how do I lead consciousness? Is this the spiritual dimension of leadership? In our secular world this is an unusual question. LASP offers a protected space for dialogues about the future, the new, and the unknown and it has allowed me to be part of such magical moments again."

Michael Knauf, former executive, new work activist and facilitator, Germany

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"It is a rare occasion when such precious and diverse disciplines and practices come together as they are in this unique event: the individual and the collective, leadership and service to the world, embodiment and embracing the sacredness of nature around us, and business along with consciousness work.

‘Leading As Sacred Practice’ holds a special place in me." 

Mathias Weitbrecht, Visual Facilitators, Germany


To be continued..

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Gisela Wendling & David Sibbet

The Global Learning & Exchange Network & The Grove Consultants International

1000 O’Reilly Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

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Alan Briskin

721 Calmar Avenue
Oakland CA 94610

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Holger Scholz


Scheidhof 1

53804 Much

Foundation Principles for LASP