Leadership Transformed 2014

Join us for an inspiring weekend in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Greenheart Transforms and ITP International are teaming up to co-sponsor Leadership Transformed 2014.  Our second retreat together features the exploration of the practice of social action by integrating keynotes from social visionaries and entrepreneurs, small group exercises, mindful movement, play and celebration.

Exploring leadership from the inside out, Leadership Transformed 2014 focuses on how we can all be positive forces for change in the world through peace-seeking communications, radical inclusion of others, and community building in order to foster a spirit of acceptance, transformative learning and practice, mutual support and evolutionary love.

Be empowered to take these practices out into the world of social action.  Reserve your spot now!






Emanuel Kuntzelman

Emanuel KuntzelmanFounder and President of Greenheart International
Emanuel Kuntzelman is a lifelong seeker and advocate of environmental awareness and world peace. Emanuel presents lectures and retreats based on the concept that personal growth leads to a transformed society.

Pam Kramer

pam-kramerPresident of ITP International

Pam Kramer is a career specialist, executive coach, and human potential practitioner and teacher. As president of ITP International she is stewarding the work of Esalen co-founder Michael Murphy and George Leonard. Pam is a frequent Esalen workshop leader.

Katia Petersen, PhD


Executive Director of Education for the Institute of Noetic Sciences

Katia Petersen, PhD, is the senior educational advisor to the Worldview Literacy Project™ at IONS. She is an author and a recognized training expert in school improvement strategies and the integration of social-emotional and academic learning. Her work spans leadership and staff coaching, teacher and student support, parent engagement, and community involvement.


Penney Peirce


Penney Peirce is a gifted intuitive empath and visionary, and one of the pioneers in the intuition development movement. She is a popular author, lecturer, counselor, and trainer specializing in intuition development, “skillful perception,” and dreamwork. She has worked throughout the US, Japan, South Africa, and Europe since 1977 as a coach to business executives, coaches, psychologists, scientists, other trainers, and those on a spiritual path.

Indira Freitas Johnson


Indira Freitas Johnson is an award winning artist and educator whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her public art and community-engaged projects have addressed a broad spectrum of peace and social justice issues including those of ethnicity, gender, domestic violence, literacy, health and the environment. She is represented in major private and public collections and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Most recently Chicago Magazine named Johnson 2013 Chicagoan of the Year.

Ten Thousand Ripples, Johnson’s current Chicago area Public Art, Peace and Civic Engagement initiative uses art as a catalyst for conversations about peace and nonviolence.


Rachel Hamilton

RachelRt436 (3)Rachel Hamilton is an accomplished actor, improviser, storyteller, director, and an Emmy-nominated writer. A mainstage performer and instructor at The Second City in Chicago, Rachel has gone on to teach and perform all over the United States and Canada.

Rachel creates custom workshops for corporate and private clients, using Improv as a teaching tool for a wide variety of objectives and believes that everyone seeking to be more present, more courageous and more collaborative can benefit from studying Improvisation.



May 30 – June 2, 2014: 3 nights, 4 days


Loyola University Chicago
26 E Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Transportation: Just around the corner from the CTA Red Line – Chicago station at 25 E. Pearson St.

Cuisine: Most meals included. Menus for special dietary restrictions are available.

Rooms: Double or single occupancy rooms in apartment style residences.

Contact: Tieg Alexander, Greenheart Transforms Coordinator at talexander@greenhearttransforms.org, 312.264.1696

Shoshana Stadtler, ITP International Coordinator at shoshana@itp-international.org, 888.366.9213

  • Discover your infinite capacity for leading with passion and your signature style for making a transformative imprint on the planet
  • Explore different styles for addressing conflict and patterns that may prevent a free flow of communication
  • Learn new tools for radical inclusion of others and dynamic peace-seeking solutions
  • Develop new methods and strategies to champion positive social change in your personal and professional lives
  • Gain insights from visionaries about the ripple effect of peace-seeking communications on yourself and others
  • Identify action steps to implement these practices in your everyday life
  • Energize and empower others through your inspired leadership and help create a peaceful, sustainable world for all

Friday, May 30

Location:  Regents

Themes:  Connection, Grounding and Leadership of Self

4 pm    Check-in

4:30     Greenheart and ITP International Slideshow

5:00     Welcome

5:15     Meet & Greet Exercise and Introductions

6:00    Opening, intentions, retreat overview, introduce presenters

7:30    Welcome DINNER

8: 45 Evening program

9:30     Announcements and closing

Saturday, May 31

Location:  Regents

Themes:  Leadership of Self & Other

7 am    Kata/morning practice – optional

8:00     BREAKFAST

9:15     Movement/meditation

9:30     Presentation and exercise

10:45   BREAK

11:00   Presentation and exercise

12:30   LUNCH

1:30     FREE TIME

4:00     Movement

4:15     Presentation

5:45     Small group exercise

6:30     DINNER on your own

Saturday evening, May 31

Location:  Kasbeer  


10:00   Closing circle

Sunday, June 1

Location:  Beane

Themes: Leadership Integrating Self, Others & the World

 7 am    Kata/morning practice

8:00     BREAKFAST

9:00     Movement/meditation on world peace

9:15     Presentation and exercise

10:30   Q&A

10:45   BREAK

11:00   Presentation

11:45   Reflection

12:30   LUNCH on your own and FREE TIME (optional site visits)


Sunday evening, June 1

Location:  Regents

4:00     Presentation

5:15     Q&A

5:30       Movement

6:00     BREAK

7:00     DINNER with music

8:15     Program

9:30     Close

Monday, June 2

Location:  Regents

Themes:  Leadership in the World, Action Steps, Goodbyes

7 am    Kata/morning practice – optional

8:00     BREAKFAST

9:00     Movement/Meditation

9:15     Presentation and exercise

10:45   BREAK

11:00   Closing exercise

11:30   Announcements/Oneness Meditation

Noon    Departure

Reserve your spot now:


Early Bird – Single Occupancy Room Overnight Pass – $927

• This ticket reserves a single occupancy room in a shared apartment setting. All presentations, downtown accommodation, most meals, and Saturday night celebration are included.

Early Bird – Double Occupancy Room Overnight Pass – $727

• This ticket reserves one twin bed in a double occupancy room in a shared apartment setting. All presentations, downtown accommodation, most meals, and Saturday night celebration are included.

Early Bird – Weekend Pass (Fri through Mon) – $337

• This ticket reserves your spot for a Friday through Monday day pass. All presentations and , 1 lunch, and 2 dinners are included.

Greenheart Transforms offers a diversity and staff scholarship to assist individuals interested in attending Leadership Transformed 2014.

This scholarship application is available to all employees of Greenheart International and individuals of various social, economic, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Scholars will receive need-based financial assistance in the form of partial registration and/or lodging assistance in order to attend the retreat.

Space is limited and the application process is highly competitive. As such, scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-served basis. To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the following information and return to: talexander@greenhearttransforms.org

Download Form: Leadership Transformed Diversity and Staff Scholarship 2014

Greenheart Transforms, created by Emanuel Kuntzelman, aims to educate and motivate personal and social transformation through workshops, lectures and retreats.

ITP International is a 501©3 non profit organization that stewards the evolution of Integral Transformative Practice® (ITP). Co-founded by George Leonard and Michael Murphy, ITP draws on the ancient wisdom of yoga, Aikido, modern science and psychology.

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What will you take away from Leadership Transformed

Greenheart_EAWT_Oct20_13-16Leadership Transformed is a rare opportunity to explore questions that aren’t always easy to ask ourselves:  Who do I want to be in this world? How can I make more of an impact? What kind of leader do I want to be? It was good to be around others asking similar questions, and to be inspired by those who have long been answering those questions through action.  I particularly enjoyed learning more about ITP and trying out the morning practice–the Kata–that goes along with it.” Adam Shames, Speaker, Consultant, Facilitator and Leadership Transformed 2013 participant

Greenheart_EAWT_Oct20_13-254“We were invited to ask ourselves the question- “How open-minded are you really? I was stunned because I had always perceived myself as very open-minded. And then I realized that I, too, have biases, and that as long as others have similar “open-minded” points of view to mine I am, of course, wide open. We all know this as confirmation bias. But how open am I really to those I perceive as closed-minded? And what does staying open and receptive to all points of view really mean? How is this truly radical inclusion? And how can I grow even more in my stance of receptivity? To be open in this way does not mean we lose our center.  In fact this kind of openness creates a more spontaneous, expansive, surprising, grounded, and spontaneous Self.  It allows one to gather all data neutrally, and then align head, heart, and body into the most balanced decision. It seems to me that this is at the core of great leadership, because in this stance there is no fear of being right or wrong, and from this place there are endless possibilities.” - Ruth Landis, Leadership Coach and Trainer, Body-centered Psychotherapist, International workshop facilitator and Enneagram Teacher

Leadership Transformed-162“Being surrounded by so many positive people who feel they have a talent or simply the courage to make this world a better place was empowering for me. Understanding that even the best and brightest of us have doubts and worries but persevere none the less enlightened me and I enjoyed the remarkable speakers who built upon my previous foundation of knowledge. During one of the group tasks I was struck that together a committed group has the knowledge and strength to achieve the impossible. Personally it was a very valuable experience and I believe that all the participants that I had the fortune to meet and experience the retreat with felt the same.” - Dominic Scott, Environmentalist, Filmmaker, and Leadership Transformed 2013 Participant

profile pic2 (2)“To be included amongst a group of such innovative minds was a once in a lifetime experience.  Leadership Transformed is more than just your typical retreat.  It celebrates a fresh perspective that is now supported by research; conducted by IONS into the potentials and powers of consciousness.  My interest in ITP was reaffirmed as I was able to meet leaders in this community who are living the practice of true mindfulness and the results were radiant openness and unconditional love for everyone.  The positive energy of this dynamic group was simply palatable and I feel blessed to have shared a part.” - Brandy Erwin, Sobremesa Sales Manager, Leadership Transformed 2013 Participant

How do I register: Upon your completion of the registration form you will be redirected to the Eventbrite payment page.


What is the ticket price?

Early Bird – Single Occupancy Room Overnight Pass – $927

Early Bird – Double Occupancy Room Overnight Pass – $727

Early Bird – Weekend Pass (Fri through Mon) – $337

What are the registration dates?

April 15, 2014 is the last day to purchase early bird passes.

May 6, 2014 is the last day to purchase normal rate passes. All ticket sales end on this date.

How can I request to lodge with a friend?

If you would like to request a roommate, please fill out the appropriate box in the registration form. Space is limited. As such, roommate requests are fulfilled on a first-come first-served basis and are not guaranteed.

Are meals included?

Overnight passes include Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Sunday breakfast, Sunday dinner, and Monday breakfast. Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch will be on your own. We will provide a guide to explore the city during these hours.

Weekend passes include Friday opening dinner, Saturday lunch, and Sunday closing dinner.

What if I have special dietary needs?

Please include any dietary needs at the end of the registration form.

What time do I need to show up?

Check-in will begin at 4:00 pm. Our welcome presentation will begin at 5:00 pm.

What time do I check out?

Departure will be at 12:00 pm, Monday, June 2.

Which airport do I fly into?

Depending on your airline you will fly into Chicago O’Hare International Airport or Chicago Midway International Airport. Both airports are served by public transit lines that run to downtown Chicago.

How do I get downtown?
There are several transportation options available from the airports to downtown.

Where do I park?

Parking lots and garages near Loyola’s Water Tower Campus

What type of clothing should I bring?

Chicago is beautiful in May! The average high temperature is 69°F, the average low temperature is 49°F, and the average precipitation is 3.5″. Keep in mind Chicago weather can fluctuate and be a bit unpredictable. We recommend light layers, a warm sweater, and a windbreaker just in case!

Will I have free time to explore downtown Chicago?

Yes — You will have free time both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Learn more about the downtown Chicago loop here.

Which room will the leadership retreat be held in?

Check-in and overnight accommodation will be at Baumhart Hall, 26 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611

Presentations, activities, meals will be held at Lewis Towers, 820 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday afternoon, and Monday – Regents Hall, 16th Floor of Lewis Towers
  • Sunday morning – Beane Hall, 13th Floor of Lewis Towers

Saturday night celebration – Kasbeer Hall, 15th Floor of Corby Law Center, 25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611