This deep exploration of the foundational elements of leadership success — 1) acceptance that your work is first and always inner work; 2) unapologetically pay closest attention to life-giving forces, and 3) leadership is a relationship and relationships are conversations—is intended to engage, inform, and inspire senior leaders to be catalysts for change in their own organizations and communities of influence. With each Conversation, we seek to establish the seeds of a continuing and enriching network that nourishes us as individuals and helps each of us change how we converse, inspire, and seek new dimensions of impact. 

More retreat-like than workshoppy, there are no slick presentations, no sponsored events, no vendor meet-n-greets, and no chair-lined auditoriums. Participants are the program. Together, we determine the arc and depth of our discussion. Guided with an appreciative inquiry style, I invite you to explore what it means to be in right relation to your work, what constitutes wise action and lasting impact, and what is possible through concerted action.

Attending Conversation

Position titles and sector boundaries dissolve as we embrace the rich mix of participants. Non-profit, for-profit, government, foundation, church, consultant, coach.  Some are running big organizations; others, small teams. Some are bringing a youthful zeal to new work; others are seasoned and seeking to contribute in new ways; still, others are seeking ways to reimagine themselves in pursuit of their greatest personal contribution. These are the individuals — and teams — who bring each Conversation to life.

After several years, we have witnessed a set of characteristics among participants who seem to invest the most energy and derive the most benefit from Conversation. The most engaged participants are those with a willingness to contribute, a commitment to openness, and a desire for profound change.



Leaders leave Conversation enriched, reconnected with their intention, and confident in a way to see with new eyes their own strength and the enormous opportunity around them. And from that comes lasting contribution for making change at the scale of the whole.

Nominate Someone for Conversation

What kind of world do you want? What change are you most eager to make/evoke? Who do you know who most wants to:

  • Experience a deep grounding in their own authentic wisdom and inner value, seeing the direct connection between their "being" and "doing."
  • Learn how to reframe and positively influence processes central to leader success and greater impact: fostering an appreciative, generative, improvisational culture; explore possibility with the whole system; and provide meaning for your partners AND consequence for society.
  • Build and voluntarily join a community of leadership practice of like-spirited individuals.
  • Draw ongoing insight and value from a mentor/coach for an extended period, thereby benefiting from tailored situational guidance on new and reinforced leadership initiatives.


Working With Gary Hubbell Consulting

Expect to achieve positive clarity, generative insight, and whole system breakthrough. Individuals and organizations with whom I work illuminate and sustain their true essence of goodness and alignment with life-sustaining/life-enriching principles that, when serving as the context of their work, enable their people to make incredible contributions to the world.