An interview with Paul King explaining Leadership Embodiment.

Together with my colleagues at The Holding Space we are soon to host a Level One Leadership Embodiment certified training. In this 3-part article we explore:

Part I -What is Leadership Embodiment?

Part II – What the does the training look like?

Part III – What’s the practical application and impact of the training? So lets get started.


Part I

What do we mean by ‘Embodiment’?

What is ‘Leadership Embodiment’?

Which Leadership competencies does Leadership Embodiment address?

I must admit that back in the days when I was working as a senior HR practitioner, the term ‘embodiment’ was never on my radar. Yet now, I notice more and more that it is creeping into every-day leadership development speak. Maybe you are also noticing the term ’embodiment’ popping up more often than before. Curious to know a bit more about what people are talking about when they talk about ‘Leadership Embodiment’? Read and click on.

Interview with Paul King

I interviewed certified Leadership Embodiment Trainer Paul King. First I asked him ‘What is embodiment?’


Next we explored what ‘Leadership Embodiment’ is. He goes on to explain why leadership embodiment is highly relevant for all leaders who want insights into how to lead rather than even more knowledge and information around the what to do.

Some are interested in the specific competencies that can be developed and enhanced through leadership embodiment training. There are 3 main competencies addressed; inclusiveness, centred listening and speaking up.


In part II of this series we will explore what leadership embodiment training involves and the impact it has.

To book onto the upcoming Level I Leadership Embodiment certified training in Vienna, click for details here. Early Bird prices till 15 May.

Level I training is offered for as both public and in-house leadership development programs. Contact me for details. Another good source is Wendy Palmers book ‘How the way we think and stand can change the way we think and speak’

Jump ahead to Part 2 of this article.