The Seven Mirrors Of The Self-Actualizing Leader


The Seven Mirrors of the Self-Actualizing Leader

Annabel with the late Huston Smith, Professor of Comparative Religion and Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor of Islamic Studies
Annabel with the late Huston Smith, Proffessor of Comparative Religion and Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University

The goal of the Self-Actualization seminar is to help you develop your self-actualizing capacities.

You will have an opportunity to reflect on your mindsets, thoughts, behaviors, and habitual actions, and in so doing to identify new actions that can be pursued in the quest for living more and more into your full potential.


Course Fee: $TBD
Duration: 4.5 hours
CEUs offered to nurses.



To actualize means to bring something from a place of potential into realization – to actualize it. It means to bring something into some form of reality. Self-actualization is the mental path that directs and supports a person’s innate desire to live out his or her potential. This means bringing that potential into being.

Self-actualization is an ongoing, never-ending journey. Once one commits oneself to the self-actualization path, the experience of fuller self-expression and self-fulfillment is experienced over and over again, as increasing levels of performance are attained.

More specific goals of the seminar include:

To provide a framework for reviewing and reflecting on one’s self-actualization capacities.
To provide attendees opportunities to reflect on and assess the extent to which they deploy their strengths towards self-actualizing, and to consider the blocks or hindrances that inhibit their self-actualization tendencies.
To provide practical suggestions on how to support and develop one’s self-actualization strengths and how to recognize and work with one’s limitations in an optimal manner.

In the end, all activity, whatever it might be, must devolve or manifest itself in action. Ultimately action is what counts. Action is the culmination of all things.

By embracing the path of self-actualization, one’s actions reflect a poise; an equanimity; a dignity, and a serenity that inspires others.

Sample agenda:

7:30AM Registration
8:30 AM Welcome
8:45 AM Opening Keynote – Being and Becoming
9:15 AM Mirror 1 – Relationship to Self; Mirror 2 – Relationship to Other
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Mirror 3 – Relationship to Career; Mirror 4 – Relationship to Work Performance
11:30 AM Mirror 5 – Relationship to Creativity
12:15 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Panel: What IS Self-Actualization?
2:00 PM Mirror 6 – Relationship to Change
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM Mirror 7 – Self-actualization and the Soul
Putting it all together
3:15 PM Closing Keynote: Self-Actualizing Leadership – The Story of a Journey
4:15 PM End


“It was wonderful learning how all the mirrors inter-relate, and the importance of doing things for their own sake.”
“I gained significant new insights about adaptability and creativity.”
“Exceeded all expectations!”
“I learned so much about myself and I have an agenda to work on.”