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somatic leadership development

I guide purposeful business leaders+teams in developing capacity to create the real change our world needs.

👉🏽10+ years developing people within hyper-growth companies, having served in internal roles responsible for learning and organizational development (L&OD) and organizational change.👉🏽Masters in Organizational Psychology with applied team performance and collaboration research with top universities.👉🏽Somatic (body-aware) leadership coach to startup Founders/CXOs and corporate leaders who are committed to modeling authentic, responsive, and empowering leadership.Oren's style: Whole-human and whole-system aware, direct, playful, and high integrity, with social change as the outflow of individual change.

impact starts inside

Change without begins within.As we entered timeout in early 2020, I left what was once a dream job in tech to expand my work developing the responsible and co-creative leaders and teams so desperately needed in the world.


Our way of working is backwards.

If we wish to evolve collectively toward a more life-affirming future, we must address the lack of humanity in the way we work.That begins with returning to our authentic selves.By learning to be present to our place and relationship within our ecosystem we show up with alignment and aliveness, ease and joy, beauty and genius.The games and illusions fall away.And what's left is space for creation.


Our collective experiences are reflections of our inner worlds.

Regenerative, life-affirming change emerges through deepening the quality of our own presence... learning to listen, discern, and act from center.The dynamics we identify 'out there' in the world in need of healing are signposts we follow to the separation within to be healed.In this whole-human expression of leadership, we start with ourselves -- in our own, internal landscape -- to create change in our outer, collective landscape.We go in, then out... Back in, and back out... creating hand-in-hand with the reality of our world, rather than building on top of it to our own specifications.We connect with all of our humanity and bring it all into our work in the world.Inner work for outer impact.

With Gratitude to my Teachers

Direct study  
Thom KnolesEmily FletcherBebe Hanson
Bernard RosenbaumSarah HalleyRadhanath Swami
Richard StrozziJohnny SapinosoFlora Ojanen
Through their work  
Doug SilsbeeNilima BhatDaniel Goleman
David WhyteJim DethmerGinny Whitelaw
Ido PortalBonnie Bainbridge CohenHafez

Connect with me

  • Ready to move beyond old patterns and step into whole-human leadership?

  • Want to get to the root of why your team struggles to drive change?

  • Looking for a community of likeminded impact-driven leaders?

Message me👇🏽

🔈Receive insights at the intersection of
leadership x somatics x impact

Bada-bing bada-zoom

Intro / Discovery Call
^ 20 minutes
Clients / Partners
^ 30 minutes
^ 45 minutes
^ 60 minutes
^ Coaching session (65 min)

Recent Appearances

dss polarity resources

Polarity Map Template (gdocs)Link  
HBR 3-Part Article Series on ComplexityPart 1Part 2Part 3
Comprehensive Polarity Examples Link  
Excellent Brief Overview of PolarityLink