Richard Strozzi-Heckler

Founder, Co-Director, Strozzi Institute

Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, MCC is founder and Co-Director of Methodology at Strozzi Institute and the original architect of Embodied Leadership – a unique approach that combines neuroscience, holistic practice, action-oriented communication and mindfulness. He has spent over four decades researching, developing, and teaching Somatics to business leaders, executive managers, and teams from Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, technology start-ups, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. He was named one of the Top 50 Executive Coaches in The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching, and in Profiles in Coaching. He is the co-founder of the Mideast Aikido Project (MAP), which brings together Palestinians and Israelis through the practice of Aikido.

Richard is the author of eight books, including The Leadership Dojo, In Search of the Warrior Spirit, The Anatomy of Change, Holding the Center, and The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion. From 2002 to 2007 he was an advisor to NATO and the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe (SACEUR) General Jim Jones, formerly the National Security Advisor. Richard has a PhD in Psychology and is a seventh degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido.

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