What participants say about the impact of
LBX: Leadership Breakthrough Training
"I’m happier and more connected, so it’s easier to be who I am. This helps me more easily show up for my family and team. They feel it. I’m more solid and grounded and able to truly be present.
LBX was very effective and on target for what I believe is a better direction to lead from.
It’s working for me."
- Mike Givvin, CEO and president, Blue Frog Embroidery and Screen Printing, San Leandro, CA
"So powerful, insightful, practical, and deep at the same time! I feel like I have more useful skills, clarity, and direction having now undertaken the course. I learned more and grew more in those four days than I had in many years of personal development work. It was extremely helpful to interact with a group of like minded individuals as well."
- Jeanne Scheppach, Teacher, Oakland, CA
"LBX was truly a self-discovery and connection process. It was such an incredible opportunity to feel supported in all aspects of life. I am a better person, mother, wife and leader. I see things from a completely different perspective. There is so much opportunity that probably has been right in front of me for years! I feel like this whole new BOOK of my life is JUST STARTING!!
I feel like I am showing up the way I want to for the people in my life - and for myself.
This was truly an amazing experience that touched me on many levels. It was a great mix of interactive and reflection activities. It stood out to me because it was truly a different experience for each participant - almost custom made. Not the typical "training" on leadership I have attended in the past."
- Alicia Stiving, Director of Training, ServiceMaster, Concord, CA
"Aurum's leadership breakthrough training was a wonderful experience.
Rather than just being "heady" lectures on management skills or an inauthentic cheerleader-fest of "you can do it" mantras, LBX was innovative in that it gave me access to my own sense of personal leadership from the bottom-up.
I gained a number of insights about how I show up in different situations, and feel better suited to handle challenges from a more grounded and authentic sense of self. I highly recommend LBX to anyone who wants to discover their own inner leader, and to feel more empowered and grounded in pursuing life's challenges."
- David Javate, Associate MFT and Mindfulness Teacher, San Francisco, CA
"I loved participating in Aurum’s LBX workshop. Deepika and Devi together are magical in their delivery of this leadership training. LBX has brought me back to my true self in a way I have not experienced before.
My ability to lead others has been profoundly impacted and in turn I am able to share my new skills with those around me. I feel more at ease in my daily life; I feel better able to handle upsets; I feel deeply connected to myself in a very loving and healthy way."
- Susan Jentzsch, Business Consultant and Strategist, San Diego, CA
"I loved it all - Very nourishing and eye opening. It was a deeper exploration of leadership and leading from a grounded, capacity held place. It was a facilitated journey vs didactic, with deep listening and skilled/profound guidance from the facilitators and participants.
I can see this being profoundly impactful with intact leadership teams. I would love to bring this work to my team as well as the exec team I consult."
Terri Ellis, Director of Training & Development, Kaiser Permanente
"I highly recommend LBX as it has been changing my life in so many ways and I can already see the results! The Aurum model delves into the depths of each person and gives tools not only for leadership on the career front, but also tools for every day life.
You learn how to step into your power in all relationships. The power that I speak of is empowerment through authenticity, which LBX offers an experience of in a very immersive, experiential way."
- Maya Lane, Theater Director & LMFT, San Francisco, CA
"I would recommend LBX to anybody who wishes to change and is trying to solve issues but no amount of thinking or doing seems to work. LBX didn’t show me how to change myself or how to solve my issues; but instead, they simply and elegantly showed me how to be myself. Imperfect, but already amazingly resourceful being as I am right now, and lovingly face the situation.
What I can tell is this is not just re-framing the issue; this created a deep shift. I want everybody to do this workshop and discover what will happen when you turn around and be your true self.
What amazed me at LBX is that Devi and Deepika had me experience this profound shift within four short days without condemning any part of me, and without changing myself to somebody better than me. After the LBX workshop, my stress level at work has reduced considerably, and I have been less serious. I am facing life more from my center rather than what I should do or behave, and I think this is my an important first step towards leadership."
- - Vedi Kaori Ikezoe, Financial Manager
"I loved it! The impact has been enormous considering the length of training. What stood out for me is:
(1) Extremely well organized, from handouts to presentations and reviewed concepts
(2) I experienced easy integration after the workshop to enter my professional life
(3) I am impressed by the facilitators' knowledge and ability to hold a vulnerable and yet professional container."
- Rosy Alareza, Financial Auditor, Sacramento, CA
"OMG, bringing LBX to organizations would be a wake up to the culture of the organization. It would bring a real human element to the culture and also empower those in the organization to feel of value and to have a place to be included and validated and honored for their contributions. LBX provides each person with a connected and clear way to move through their work, and if on teams, to truly augment interaction, creativity and production.
This is a great product/contribution for individuals and organizations. A unique way to re-define what leadership is and how to step into it. LBX is a type of 'leadership' training that is not what one would expect given what's out there, but that is a leadership training that is so central to what is really needed when addressing leadership."
- Sharon Kennedy, Hoffman teacher, Los Angeles, CA
"LBX is an empowering, grounding, and inspiring workshop that I would recommend to anyone and everyone! I walked away feeling re-connected to myself, fully supported, and ready to make some challenging decisions in my life.
LBX is incredibly tangible and accessible to anyone who wants to invite change into their life and feel more connected, more authentic, and more real. Devi and Deepika are amazing and remarkable women who are passionate about the work they are doing. I felt so heard, seen, and taken care of throughout the entire process. I can't wait for the next one!"
- Rachael Freedman, Operations Manager, San Francisco, CA
"LBX was a life changing and affirming experience for me. As a business owner, parent and woman, I was in need of some guidance back to my authentic power and strength. I wanted to deepen my work, my relationships and my inner compass.
With their incredible skill and compassion, Devi and Deepika helped us to not only realign us to our innate leadership skills, but created such a bond within the group that the support keeps on long after the training is over. I recommend LBX to anyone who intends to be a more effective leader at work and in their lives. I am looking forward to LBX II."
- Victoria Abel, Founder, Center for Addiction Nutrition, Prescott, Arizona
"LBX is very simple and elegant yet comprehensive and powerful. I appreciate the mix of theoretic and somatic aspects and the pragmatic quality of the materials. I feel lighter and more at ease, more grounded and certain. Even weeks later I can feel that an inner shift occurred that makes it easier for me to get back into whole, true self."
- - Jairo Wilches, San Rafael, CA
"Using the tools that I learned at LBX, I was able to gain the clarity and courage to make an important life and career change. I am now feeling empowered and excited about the new direction of my life.
I am steadily moving forward and making important decisions more swiftly. These tools really work if you work them! I highly recommend this training for anyone who desires to become a more authentic, empowered, and inspiring leader."
- - Marc Morin, entrepreneur and somatic coach, San Anselmo, CA
"This course is for you if you want excellence in authentic leadership. Likewise, it's not for you if you want strategies to get others to fall in line with your agenda. Expect to challenge yourself, confront your dated habits, and grow in big ways!"
- - Corey Morrow, Organizational Consultant
"This course is an opportunity for anyone wanting to go beyond the typical leadership development course and really go to their next level of being and becoming a great leader.
After completing the course I’m more open, decisive, skillful in dealing with emotionally intense interactions and am able to return to presence under pressure and trying conditions as a leader, consultant, coach and in my personal life as a father of three."
- Primitivo G. Rojas-Cheatham, Coach and consultant, Oakland, CA