About Wren Leadership
Inspiring mindful leaders
Genesis of Wren Leadership: Jackie’s Story
In 2011 I began a leadership journey that changed my life and put me on the path that led to the development of Wren Leadership.
The intensive Co-Active® Leadership Program offered through CTI empowered me to uncover, deepen, and build upon my natural strengths as a leader, and that experience is integral to the mission and success of Wren Leadership.
Having been an administrator for the previous 11 years, I felt a powerful pull to explore my leadership beliefs and style, and to look at ways to bring my strong beliefs in relational knowing to my work. I saw this path as a way to more fully understand myself as a leader, to grow in that role, and to break through my self-perceived limits in order to be more fully present in my leadership role – and, indeed, in every part of my life.
On the first day of the program I was given a beautiful leather-bound book that described the journey I would be taking and informed me that I would now be part of the Wren Tribe.
I was so inspired by the story of the wren that I knew it would be the symbol for the service I would offer others. The symbol of the wren illustrates the mindful and creative nature of this little bird who ultimately became the “king of birds” according to an Old German fable. It is said that the bird who could fly to the highest altitude would be king. While the eagle usually out flew all other birds, he was creatively outwitted by the wren who had mindfully hidden in his plumage; soaring to new and greater heights once the eagle had landed.
I believe we are all wrens. Through mindfulness, we free our creativity, and our innate playfulness to become fully prepared and present, wherever life takes us.
Meet Dr. Jackie Eldridge
Inspiring mindful leaders
Jackie received her Coaches Training and Leadership Certification from the Coaches Training Institute in 2011 and has led Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Personality Dimensions and Resiliency Workshops across North America and the West Indies.
Mission and Values
To be and share leadership presence
- Mindful Awareness
- Emotional Intelligence
Our mission at Wren Leadership is to inspire people find their inner wisdom through mindful practices that lead to emotional intelligence and resilience.
"I attended one of Jackie’s mindfulness retreats and was really taken with the way she gently guided us through several practices that helped me to heal from some deep wounds and to work toward moving forward in my life. I felt like I gained self-awareness about some issues that I had been struggling to find answers to. Jackie is a wonderful facilitator."
Sierra D. Master of Teaching Program Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Judy Evans, Entrepreneur
Jackie offers a range of professional development opportunities for individuals, small groups and organizations that can be delivered in various formats and at varying lengths, from half to full days, a series of workshops, keynotes, breakouts and lunch and learns. Each opportunity if curated to meet individual needs.
Jackie is happy to work within your budget and to custom design workshops and talk that meet your needs. Wren Leadership offers special rates for non-profit organizations.
Contact Jackie today to discuss timing, options and fee structures. You can reach her at:
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