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True North Leadership

A 5-Day Transformative Journey to Authentically Lead Well & Live Well

October 28 - November 1, 2024


The True North Leadership program, based on Bill George's esteemed Authentic Leadership Course at Harvard Business School, is not your typical seminar or retreat. Nestled within the serenity of the redwoods, it offers an opportunity to unlock the full potential of your authentic leadership. This transformative experience calls you to introspect deeply, drawing insights from your life story, recognizing your unique talents, and solidifying your values to find your True North. It's a challenging and revealing adventure, but with the support of our dedicated faculty and teaching fellows, you'll navigate the journey to becoming the authentic leader you aspire to be.

Discover how to:

  • Lead with integrity and heart through difficult times.
  • Understand how personal experiences shape your leadership.
  • Become more present, vulnerable, and compassionate with yourself and others.
  • Boost innovation and wellness with mindful leadership practices.
  • Energize and unite others around a shared mission and values.
  • Live your leadership purpose and help others live theirs.
  • Stay grounded by integrating all aspects of your life.

True North Leadership is ideal for:

  • Mid-career professionals seeking to lead with greater impact and drive meaningful change.
  • Emerging senior leaders aiming to enhance their ability to unify teams around shared missions and values.
  • Teams and organizations looking to unlock leadership potential at every level for limitless possibilities.
  • Diverse participants from corporate, nonprofit, academia, healthcare, arts services, government and military, all joining to expand their leadership horizons.

Your growth journey includes:

  • Engaging with diverse peers and expert faculty in leadership and mindfulness.
  • A mix of indoor/outdoor classes, wellness sessions, and small leadership circles.
  • Embracing daily heath practices like yoga and tai chi.
  • Networking with faculty and participants during breaks and social events.
  • Leaving prepared to implement your Leadership Development Plan.
  • Creating lasting, supportive friendships.
  • “Sharing my personal stories with all the raw bits, I received compassion, curiosity, and challenge ... and now I take new risks in my life. The Circles are a genuine practice for professional growth.”

    Kathleen Kolze, Director HR, Swiss Re

  • “The program really pushed me to make personal and professional changes, and gave me tactics to do so that align with what I stand for and who I am. It also gave me a turbo boost for courage.”

    Zach Sachen

  • “True North and its innovative approach to leadership was a big hit and we left excited to bring back what we learned to our teams across the globe.”

    Jeremy Stover, Global Head of Learning & Development, Ripple

Meet Your Program Faculty

Bill George
Bill George
Bill George
Renowned Authority on Authentic, Inspired Leadership
Michelle Maldonado
Michelle Maldonado
Michelle Maldonado
Leadership & Organizational Presence, Development & Performance 
Scott Kriens
Scott Kriens
Scott Kriens
Award-winning Entrepreneur, Co-creator of 1440 Multiversity
Dana Born
Dana Born
Dana Born
Retired U.S. Air Force General, Public Policy Expert
Bill George
Michelle Maldonado
Scott Kriens
Dana Born

All-Inclusive Package Rate & Tuition Cost

Corporate Rate: $2,680 plus tax all-inclusive accommodations plus $4,000 tuition.
Non-Profit Rate: $2,480 plus tax for all-inclusive accommodations plus $2,620 tuition.
  • 4-night stay in a private guestroom.
  • Sustainable, locally sourced meals prepared and served at kitchen table.
  • Up to three daily signatures classes featuring embodied movement, mindfulness, and creative expression activities.
  • Access to 1440 Multiversity campus amenities including the fitness center, 4 miles of private forest trails, the outdoor infinity hot tub, and more.
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  • Location

    1440 Multiversity is in the redwoods of Scotts Valley, California, between Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley—within easy reach of San Francisco.

    Nearby airports:
    • Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC): 27 miles
    • Oakland International Airport (OAK): 58 miles
    • San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 60 miles