TGM Classic | Nathanael Chawkin | Conscious Leadership: Getting Your Team “On the Mat”

Join Darius and Nathanael for this powerful discussion on conscious leadership and creating a team that operates and communicates with purpose and in alignment with the core values of the business.

In this episode, Nathanael and I talked about:

  • Using consistent, daily practice to take your core values “off the wall” and incorporate them into all aspects of your executive team
  • The importance of getting your team “on the mat” – asking your teammates to share their truth with you
  • Why you must learn to receive feedback before you can give it effectively
  • And other topics…

Meet Nathanael:

Nathanael specializes in transforming organizational culture by coaching executive team dynamics. By turning development into a team sport, leaders learn to approach tough conversations with heart, which creates radical new levels of trust, connectedness, high performance, and team flow. Once this cultural cornerstone is set, Nathanael helps organizations scale leadership development through in-house peer coaching practice.

As a martial arts and mindfulness meditation instructor, Nathanael’s practice-based approach has helped hundreds of executives from growth-minded, midmarket companies traverse the path to their next level of leadership development.

His work with Palæstra Leadership clients has been covered by Entrepreneur magazine and the Financial Times.

Nathanael completed his BA from Maharishi International University in 2002, and MA in Integral Psychology & Coaching from JFK University in 2009.

He earned his 2nd degree blackbelt in Aikido in 2005 while serving as the senior director of an internationally renowned uchideshi (live-in training) program, and is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He founded Integral Martial Arts, a blend of eastern art & western sport, to coach human performance both on & off the mat, in 2011.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at

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My team and I are on a mission to help YOU create a cultural revolution. I want to teach you how to build a core value driven organization. 


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Don’t let your Core Values become a company artifact!  Learn how to make Core Values the language of your organization.  Pre-order my book The Core Value Equation found at the link below 

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