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Executive Director: Lodro Rinzler


Marketing and Operations: Sarah Gokhale


New York, NY

Want to make a difference in today’s world? Not entirely sure how to go about doing that?
The Institute for Compassionate Leadership takes leaders like you on a journey where you discover your purpose for creating meaningful change in today’s world. Based primarily online, our part-time program allows you to cultivate the skills of compassionate leadership alongside your full-time job and/or busy school schedule. Through working with executive coaches, being matched with mentors, and our six-month training program we offer you the tools you need to become a compassionate, self-aware leader. Then we network like heck to get you meaningful work in the social change field you desire. Click on our video below for more information or visit WHAT WE DO.



The final section of the training focuses on how to have an impact in the world, changing it for the better. This is where personal transformation manifests as societal transformation as the students learn more about wielding power effectively, leadership empowerment, and the Six Tools for Authentic Leadership.

Day-Long Workshop: How to Empower Others

No matter how good a leader you are you need to rely on others to create lasting change in the world. This public program highlights how we can empower others from a perspective grounded in reality. The day includes a keynote from a well-known leader, an introduction to our empowerment methodology, exercises on making an effective ask, panel discussions, break out groups, contemplative exercises, and a final proclamation by each participant stating how they intend to transform society through empowerment of others.

Six-week Class: The Six Tools of Authentic Leadership

Over the period of six weeks the students conclude their understanding of authentic leadership by receiving six tools that empower them to lead in a genuine manner. These six tools date back to 18th century Tibet but are still applicable today. They are based in us being benevolent, true, genuine, fearless, artful, and rejoicing. Through hearing, contemplating, and meditating on these teachings students learn to lead from a place of confidence in their own and others abilities. The class is a mix of talks, discussion, presentations from the students, and contemplation of these six unique tools.

Weekend Intensive: Entering into Society and Graduation

This weekend intensive serves as the final in-depth training for students before they begin their interviews or job placement. Once more the students are going deep with meditation and compassion practices, hearing talks, meeting one-on-one with their executive coaches, in small discussion groups, and reporting on what qualities they feel they have cultivated in themselves to date/what qualities they want to cultivate moving forward. We also include an in-depth training in communication tactics to prepare students for upcoming interviews and have a formal graduation ceremony wherein students report back on the projects they have been working on over the six month training.