• Get clear on what you truly want and how to achieve it - When we stop trying to live our leadership to only meet the expectations of others, we tune into our own inner 'why' and are able to lead with more authentic alignment and impact

  • Sharpen your awareness of the path ahead for you - By reviewing your leadership and life through the powerful process of the Symbols Way you will gain access to reservoirs of your own intuition and wisdom, so as to take action on your intentions when the time is ripe

  • A powerful leadership toolkit - Proven and practical knowledge and frameworks for a improved level of leadership, inclusive of enhanced strategic, embodied and creative decision-making skills

  • Deep connections and a network of support - By spending time in the company of other women determined to explore what coming into their own truly means for each of them, you will be able to tap into not only the memories of our time together, but also a very practical network of support


  • Two follow up coaching sessions - To support your implementation of the intentions you discovered during the program and to support you when questions arise

  • At least one follow up group coaching zoom call

  • Access to the global CIYO Alumnae network - With several hundred CIYO Alumnae throughout the globe, you will have access to a rich network of new contacts for support and advice via dedicated Facebook page and a monthly newsletter

  • Access to preferential rates on 3-month or 6-month individual coaching plans - Many women find that after attending a CIYO they are ready to invest or ask their organization to invest in an individualized program of coaching. Tanya and Dorian both work as coaches. They will offer preferential coaching plans rates to CIYO Alumnae as long as they start up their coaching plan within 2 months of completing the program.


Leave inspired, refreshed and re-energized

It's time to tune into your unique leadership capacity



  • Trailblazers - others are looking to you for guidance and leadership. You may have been playing it a little safe, but now you are ready to step into your role with more purpose and presence

  • Learners - you are looking for new ways of learning and developing yourself, in ways that are proven to have great impact, but often are not included in current development programs

  • Changemakers - you have a sense that there is something more for you to do - be it in your current work context or by starting up a new venture

  • Women leaders for the 21st century - whether you are a student, stay at home mother, working professional, entrepreneur, artist, are leading and being a role model through how you choose to live your life and express your gifts

  • Global citizens - the complex times we are living through call for continued ways to connect across difference


Our core learning elements

  • Explore cycles of development that are unique to women

  • Draw on and shed light on your leadership purpose through life story and your 'crucible moments'

  • More clearly understand and engage the leadership strengths in you and in others

  • Experience a unique peer coaching process to clarify the path towards resolving current or emerging challenges

  • Gain clarity on dealing with the inner barriers that stop you from harnessing your full power

  • Learn tools and practices to support you as you step into the new phase of your life



Saturday Agenda

  • 9:30am AM ‘Check In' with Nature as a Guide - Leveraging the power of Nature for insights

  • Introduction to the Peer Coaching (Symbols Process) to Focus Intentions for the Future

  • 12:00-2:00pm Lunch break

  • Individual Symbols Processes – Creating a Developmental Environment for Oneself and Others

  • 6:00pm Celebration Reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments

Friday Agenda

  • 9:30am START

  • Welcome and Deep Dive Introductions

  • Clarifying Individual Development Wants – Metaphor and Focus

  • Introduction to the Creative Process as an Emergent Change framework

  • Ages and Stages of a Woman’s Life – Seeing Commonalities and Planning for Individual Changes Ahead

  • 12:00-2:00pm Lunch break

  • Life story and "Crucible Moments" Process

  • Introduction to 4 Leadership Archetypes

  • 6:30pm End of the day

Followed by…

  • Access to CIYO Alumnae private online Facebook communities

  • Individual coaching follow up calls

  • Group check-in call 1-month-out

  • Optional: access to CIYO Alumnae preferred rates for ongoing coaching packages


Sunday Agenda

  • 9:30am - Check In process

  • Shadows of the Leadership Archetypes

  • Containers - Developmental Environment Needs Assessment

  • Clean Talk - Own Your Voice / Assertive Communication

  • Creative Process – A framework for sustainable improvement

  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch

  • The Power of Commitment to move into Action

  • Intention Setting - Clarify your Vision

  • 3pm End



WHEN:  9:30AM SEPT 20, 2019 through 3PM SEPT 22, 2019

WHERE: Tanya Monsef’s learning space in Los Gatos, CA

TUITION COST: includes individually tailored pre- and post-session coaching calls, pre-program reading suggestions and other resources, access to global CIYO alumnae network, takeaway materials and follow up group coaching calls

  • $2,000 Individual program tuition & follow through coaching calls

Note: Do you need a sample sponsorship request letter for your organization? Find it HERE

ROOM AND BOARD INFORMATION: There are a number of hotels and airbnb options in the Los Gatos area. More information will be shared in your welcome email.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Tuition costs are refundable until August 1st, 2019. After that date, cancellations can be applied to a future program.




Tanya Monsef Bunger

Tanya is an executive coach, leadership program facilitator, and business consultant. She brings 25 years of corporate, startup and non-profit business experience in the areas of finance, marketing and strategy. She has coached and delivered programs with leaders from 40+ countries.

She designs leadership training, leads workshops, provides one-on-one coaching, and facilitates conversations to clients around the world.  She speaks globally about the power of leading from authenticity as a way to create harmony in the workplace. She is Dean's Executive Professor, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University (SCU), CA.

Tanya is active in global leadership projects:  Board for Global Women’s Leadership Network, co-founder of SF Turkish Women’s International Network chapter, and program director of the Global Fellows program at Santa Clara University.



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Dorian is an executive coach, leadership programs and retreats faculty, and organizational advisor. She is also a lover of architecture, believes deeply in the capacity of humankind to grow and evolve into our best selves, and has been exploring a range of embodied practice traditions for the past several years.

Her capacity for eclectic discernment was tested through a corporate business career that has spanned a variety of industries - investment banking, global energy, consumer goods and art retail - and a number of countries - UK, US, Venezuela, Italy, and Belgium.

In her consulting and coaching, she loves working with a variety of clients: Corporate Senior Executives and Millennial Emerging Leaders  to Social Entrepreneurs in the US and Europe; from Yale E-MBA candidates to Humanitarian Relief Organization staff; from high school or college students to new elders preparing for their legacy years.

One of her core beliefs is that each person’s journey towards wholeness is critical to addressing today's global challenges - be that person an organization's leader, a social activist for change, a parent wanting to raise a child for a better future or an artist trying to express their creative calling.

And as a woman in the world of business, she is particularly passionate about the role and power of women and girls from all walks of life to support the evolution of global mindsets, social systems and models of economic impact. More about Dorian