Annabel Beerel

The Seven Mirrors of the Self-Actualized Leader

The prime goal of the Self-Actualization seminar is to help attendees develop their self-actualizing capacities. The seminar provides the opportunity to reflect on one’s mindsets, thoughts, behaviors, and habitual actions, and in so doing to identify new actions that can be pursued in the quest for a sustaining path of self-actualization.

What does self-actualization mean? To actualize means to bring something from a place of potential into realization – to actualize it. It means to bring something into some form of reality. Self-actualization is the mental path that directs and supports a person’s innate desire to live out his or her potential. This means bringing that potential into being.

Self-actualization is an ongoing, never-ending journey. Once one commits oneself to the self-actualization path, the experience of fuller self-expression and self-fulfillment is experienced over and over again, as increasing levels of performance are attained.

More specific goals of the seminar include:

  • To provide a framework for reviewing and reflecting on one’s self-actualization capacities.
  • To provide attendees opportunities to reflect on and assess the extent to which they deploy their strengths towards self-actualizing, and to consider the blocks or hindrances that inhibit their self-actualization tendencies.
  • To provide practical suggestions on how to support and develop one’s self-actualization strengths and how to recognize and work with one’s limitations in an optimal manner.

In the end, all activity, whatever it might be, must devolve or manifest itself in action. Ultimately action is what counts. Action is the culmination of all things.

By embracing the path of self-actualization, one’s actions reflect a poise; an equanimity; a dignity, and a serenity that inspires others.

This is what participants said about Seven Mirrors:

*Exceptional experience! 

*It was wonderful learning how all the mirrors inter-relate, and the importance of doing things for their own sake.

*I gained significant new insights about adaptability and creativity.

*Exceeded all expectations!

 *There was so much in this seminar I want to come again and again!

*I learned so much about myself and I have an agenda to work on.

Sample agenda:

7:30AM      Registration

8:30 AM      Welcome

8:45 AM      Opening Keynote – Being and Becoming

9:15 AM      Mirror 1 – Relationship to Self; Mirror 2 – Relationship to Other

10:15 AM   Break

10:30 AM      Mirror 3 – Relationship to Career; Mirror 4 – Relationship to Work Performance

11:30 AM      Mirror 5 – Relationship to Creativity

12:15 PM      Lunch

1:00 PM      Panel:  What IS Self-Actualization?

2:00 PM      Mirror 6 – Relationship to Change

2:30 PM      Break

2:45 PM      Mirror 7 – Self-actualization and the Soul

Putting it all together

3:15 PM      Closing Keynote:  Self-Actualizing Leadership – The Story of a Journey

4:15 PM      End