Takeaways: Deepened clarity, ease in any circumstance, know how

  • Get lastingly clear on what you truly want and need, 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 and how to navigate it - 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 and useful 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 individual 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 session with your CIYO ‘squad’

  • 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 both 3-month or 6-month individual optional executive 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



Friday  Agenda

  • 6:45am-7:45am Yoga or Mindfulness practice

  • 7:45am-9am Breakfast

  • 9:30am AM “Check In” – a Social Technology for Intentional Leadership

  • Life story and "Crucible Moments" Process

  • 12:00-2:00pm Lunch break

  • Introduction to 4 Leadership Archetypes that can unlock your potential

  • 5pm-6:15pm Introduction to an Embodied practice (Qi Gong or Tai Chi)

  • 6:15pm-7:30pm Dinner

  • 7:30pm-8:30pm Leadership Archetypes Self-Assessment – Cultivating your Leadership Identity

Thursday Agenda

  • 3pm 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

  • 6pm End of Day

  • 6:00pm-7:30 Dinner

  • 7:30pm Creative exploration session


Sunday Agenda

  • 7:00am-8:45am Either Mindful Movement or Meditation practice on offer (specific times to be shared on site)

  • 7:45am-9am Breakfast

  • 9am hotel room checkout - leave suitcase ready to go in the lobby areas - 1440 staff will gather and have at front desk

  • 9:30am Shadows of the Archetypes / Persona Interviews

  • 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

  • by 3PM Farewell & a Preview of What Comes Next

Followed by…

  • Access to CIYO Alumnae private online Facebook communities

  • Individual coaching follow up call

  • Group check-in call 1-month-out

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


Saturday Agenda

  • 7:00am-8:45am Either Dragon Yoga or Meditaion practice on offer (specific times to be shared on site)

  • 7:45am-9am Breakfast

  • 9:30am - ‘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

  • Symbols Process Peer Coaching – Creating a Developmental Environment for Oneself and Others

  • 4:45pm-5:45pm Introduction to Embodied practice (Tai Chi or Qi Gong)

  • 6pm-7:30pm Dinner

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm - Free Your Voice group session



WHEN:  3PM MAR 21, 2019 through 3PM MAR 24, 2019

WHERE: 1440 Multiversity Campus, 800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley,CA 95066 (google map)

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

$2,500 - individual

If 3 or more are attending together as a group (either from the same organization or as a group of accountability partners) please contact us to receive a tuition link for a 20% discount option

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

ROOM AND BOARD INFORMATION: Once you have registered for the program (see below), you will need to book your Room & Board package directly with the 1440 Multiversity using the following link or by calling them at 1-844-544-1440. A range of accommodations are available and will include room, full board, access to guided embodied sessions or meditation support, learning kitchen session, gym facilities and access to the soaking tub.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Tuition costs are refundable until February 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. Her capacity for eclectic discernment was tested through a corporate business experience 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 these days, she is working with a range of clients - from Corporate Senior Executives to Millennial Social Entrepreneurs/Activists in the US and Europe; from Yale E-MBA candidates to Humanitarian Relief Organization staff in Washington and the Middle East.

One of her core beliefs is that a change agent's individual journey towards wholeness is critical to addressing today's global challenges - be that change agent an organization's leader, a social activist for change, or a parent wanting to raise a child for a better future.

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