Stéphane Leluc

France & Abroad

Practicing meditation and contemplative disciplines for over 20 years, Stéphane has managed commercial and operational teams of over 100 people at SODEXO and BAYARD PRESSE before starting his own company in 2000, CAURIS MEDIA, consulting and developing in press publishing. He is now Director of Kalapa France.

“Mindfulness is central to our work. We emphasize the application of mindfulness in the everyday life of a leader. Our work is always supported by research. Cultivating mindfulness is much more than learning a new technique: it’s about developing a deep awareness of oneself, a much larger perception and social intelligence.”

– Stéphane Leluc

Kalapa Leadership Academy

Teaching mindfulness methods for leadership, cultivating authenticity and social skills, establishing a mindful culture in organisations : we offer a large range of programs to both introduce and deepen mindfulness in organisations.

“A study in 2007 looked at 500 leaders and categorised them in different levels of leadership agility. Many were good functional managers, but only 5 to 10% of them were really exceptional leaders. And the interesting thing: more than 50% of this small group had a regular meditation or contemplative practice.”

– Christopher Tamdjidi, Managing director & trainer

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10 week program to establish mindfulness in working life

The aims of this training are to strengthen resilience, work satisfaction and constructive collaboration in teams and companies. The design of this training is based on our research project that we completed in 2013/2014 with 20 companies participating.

In the course of the training the participants learn 10 different mindfulness methods for their working life. The training encompasses 10 sessions across a period of 10 to 15 weeks. Most of the sessions take place in 2 ½ hours in the premises of the participating companies.

Organisations and companies of any size, that want to support the leaders and staff in establishing mindfulness and strengthen a collaborative culture. The training is suitable both for executives as well as team leaders and staff –we have even seen that a combination of the different levels is very fruitful in really establishing changes in the way we work together.

Executives, senior management, HR teams and project teams as well as departments or divisional groups.

We offer executive, team, goal and life balance coaching. Integrating mindfulness into the coaching process expands our perception and possibilities. In this form of coaching you will strengthen the following abilities and qualities:

  • Being present with yourself and resting your mind
  • Being sensitive to signals, perceiving which resonance is arising, understanding how to nurture insights and realization in oneself or teams
  • Speaking and listening mindfully
  • Perceiving with curiosity and without judgement
  • Sharpening perception and becoming more accurate in ones thinking

In such a coaching process we apply mindfulness based methods: meditation, body, breath and movement awareness exercises, mindful dialog, space awareness exercises. On this basis mindfulness based coaching can lead to a new attitude and range of perceptions.

Our trainers have a breadth of experience working with leadership teams in coaching, and have many years of training and experience in coaching.

2 year deepening training in mindfulness and authentic leadership

For leaders who have some experience with mindfulness and want to deepen this topic in their work as leaders.

  • Deepening the practice and experience of mindfulness and connected to this the abilities to manage stress in a creative manner and cultivate a sense of inner calm.
  • Extending the understanding of vitality, energy management and learning methods to support this in ones daily habits.
  • Deepening of self awareness and emotional intelligence and how to cultivate resonance in leadership
  • Deepening of mindfulness in communication, to strengthen an appreciative and collaborative leadership style
  • Applied mindfulness methods that can be used in team development, creativity work and conflict management.
  • Cultivation of a personal values compass and the ability to connect vision and inspiration with practice and daily working life

More information on the contents and the structure of this training can be received on request.

Mindfulness-based leadership seminars:
Introduction, Assessment, Development

In many organisations stress and and a hectic atmosphere are prevalent. In many industries cost pressures are relentless, and the growing complexity of complex value processes are hard to manage. There is little time to think things through carefully, and we have to ensure a high quality standard.

Taking time out is an important chance to slow down, to tune into ourselves and others. Time out seminars offer you the change to take your own pulse, get a sense of where you are and develop clarity for your next steps.

Our leadership seminars offer you a further opportunity to deepen your understanding of mindfulness in a working context your practice of mindfulness.

“People want to be led by someone ‘real.’ This is partly a reaction to the turbulent times we live in. It is also a response to the public’s widespread disenchantment with politicians and businesspeople. We all suspect that we’re being duped.”

Managing Authenticity, Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones – Harvard Business Review