What are the key elements of thriving leadership? That’s the focus of today’s show and the life work of my guest. We learn how leadership has changed over the last 20 years and has become holistic and all-encompassing, not just to survive, but to thrive.

Dr. Renee Moorefield is CEO of Wisdom Works, a firm that enhances the readiness and capability of leaders to activate and lead organizations where people thrive. Every one of us, as a coach or a client, has the potential to lead. Renee has coached thousands of leaders from Fortune 500 global executive teams to social entrepreneurs. She works with people to help gain greater consciousness, wellbeing, and internal balance. She and her husband developed the Be Well Lead Well Pulse leadership assessment. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Conscious Company, Experience Life, Coaching World, and Thrive Global, to name a few.

Show Highlights:

  • What Renee has done at Wisdom Works over the last 20 years to help leaders tap into their ability to thrive
  • The shift that has occurred in leadership to thrive–and not just survive
  • How companies are making thriving a priority and emphasis
  • In 2001–a two-year study was done with executives about the qualitites and skills of effective leaders (Renee explains the results)
  • Why we need to “not delay our thriving until some indeterminate future”
  • Workplaces can be places where people leave more refreshed, more vital, and more rejuvenated than when they came
  • The concept that all of us are “human becomings”
  • The Whole LIfe Assessment and its subsequent versions
  • The assessment system and its 19 sub-scales and how it works: Renee explains the Be Well Lead Well Pulse tool
  • The journey to find your purpose and your life force
  • Micropractices vs. Macropractices
  • The capacity for wholeness
  • Renee’s sister, her autoimmune disorder, and what she taught about life’s most difficult circumstances
  • Our false sense of wellness and thriving
  • A deeper definition of thriving and not the “happiness movement”
  • Leading From Within: the women’s leadership program from Wisdom Works
  • Renee’s mission: Creating healthier forms of leadership





Email Renee: Wisdom-works

Find Renee on LinkedIn

Mastering Leadership by Robert Anderson and William Adams