How do we actually “Be the Change We Want to See”?

How do we actually “Be the Change We Want to See”?

If you have been following my blog over the last few years, you may recall that I wrote a blog series on a course I was taking on Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) for coaches regarding the impact that neuroscience has on the quality of conversations. The blog series...

Transforming Paradigms for 21st Century Leadership

Transforming Paradigms for 21st Century Leadership

The world is changing more rapidly, in more contexts, than ever before. Technology seems redundant or obsolete just as soon as we understand how to use it. Restaurants open and close, trends change - so often to our surprise, and who knows what television show we...

Every great nonprofit begins with a great board

Every great nonprofit begins with a great board

Modified and updated from a Vista Global Coaching & Consulting post from June 8, 2016 My experience with nonprofit board governance began in college when I was President of U.C. Berkeley’s Sports Club Council, comprised of 30 different clubs on campus. I had no...

The Future of Leadership Development is Now

The Future of Leadership Development is Now

All year long, I work with organizations, small groups, and individuals to identify their strengths and values, to forge cross-cultural connections, and to expand their conversational intelligence. So why is taking this work from the conference room to an online...

Blast Off! How VLI propelled me to the stars!

Blast Off! How VLI propelled me to the stars!

Guest Post by Elaine ClaytonVista Leadership Institute* participant, 2016travelaine.com | @travelainegram When I started the Vista Leadership Institute, I felt stuck in my career and life plans. I had a successful career, health, great community; but I didn’t feel...

Our Vista Global Reboot Has Launched!

Our Vista Global Reboot Has Launched!

It’s been a spring of renewing and refocusing our work at Vista Global. Two weeks ago we relaunched our flagship website at VistaGlobalCC.com with a whole new design thanks to KTD Creative and a flurry of new information to share with prospective coaching clients and...

How to Use Odyssey Planning to Design Your Life

How to Use Odyssey Planning to Design Your Life

Don't beat yourself up if haven't found your life's passion. Most people do not know what they are most passionate about, regardless of their age or accomplishments. Vista Leadership Institute uses a variety of today's most innovative tools to help you find your...

Join our Webcast and Live Chat for Your Sneak Peek into the Institute

Join our Webcast and Live Chat for Your Sneak Peek into the Institute

Are you feeling stuck in your work or life? Vista Leadership Institute’s innovative six-month program helps you answer the question, “What do I want to do next?” and put your ideas into action. Join Institute Founder Mary Stelletello and Class of 2016 Alum Cristina...

Cross-sector Collaboration and System Leadership

Cross-sector Collaboration and System Leadership

Leadership across sectors is a success factor for solving complex social problems. There has been momentum over the last ten years in the United States and globally to formalize multi-sector collaboration through various approaches including B Corps and systems...

Oaxaca, Mexico: A Journey to Restore Your Soul

Oaxaca, Mexico: A Journey to Restore Your Soul

Travel to Find Your Purpose Vista Leadership Institute's next retreat takes place October 21-28, 2017, when participants gather in person for an immersive cross-cultural experience in Oaxaca, Mexico. Customized peer-learning workshops are designed to transform your...

Designing the Next Chapter of Your Career

Designing the Next Chapter of Your Career

Feeling stuck? Design thinking can help you. We know a great deal about what leaders do and how they do it. But we know very little about the inner place, the source from which they operate. Successful leadership depends on the quality of attention, intention, and...

Video: Get Inspired with the Institute’s Alumni

Video: Get Inspired with the Institute’s Alumni

Watch Testimonials of Transformation Vista Leadership Institute's innovative six-month program helps you answer the question, "What do I want to do next?" and put your ideas into action. During the transformational 2016 retreat, participants were asked to describe...

Women and Leadership: Defining 21st Century Progress

Women and Leadership: Defining 21st Century Progress

Leadership Research Predicts Why "The Future is Female" In honor of Women's History Month and International Women’s Day, it's fitting to revisit The Athena Doctrine, written by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio. Their research of 64,000 people in 13 countries...

Video: “If you’re looking for inspiration…”

Video: “If you’re looking for inspiration…”

Take a Sneak Peek into the Institute This video highlights some of key themes in Vista Leadership Institute. Journey: At the core of the experience is the transformative journey you will take exploring your strengths in virtual classes as well as immersing yourself in...

Reflections from the Field

Reflections from the Field

I am writing from Oaxaca, Mexico, as my friends and colleagues in the United States adjust to the new Trump administration. I was also in Oaxaca on Election Day with the inaugural class of the Vista Leadership Institute during our intensive week-long retreat. The day...

The Institute’s Inaugural Class Gets Under Way

The Institute’s Inaugural Class Gets Under Way

Starting your journey by looking inward The Institute launched its first cohort in July with great success. Participants began their journey by exploring their personal strengths and core values, followed by an individual coaching session. Our first virtual classroom...

Exploring the Sights of Oaxaca, Finding Your Best Self

Exploring the Sights of Oaxaca, Finding Your Best Self

Mary Stelletello, Founder of Vista Leadership Institute, won an Editor’s Choice nomination from the Mexico Travel Photography Facebook Group. She took the winning picture below while on a visit to an amaranth field in Oaxaca with the Institute's partner organization...

The Spirit Animals of Oaxaca

The Spirit Animals of Oaxaca

A focal point of Vista Leadership Institute is our weeklong retreat in Oaxaca, Mexico. The Oaxacan culture inspires many of the themes we incorporate in the Institute, such as cultural competence and multi-sector collaboration. The activities during the week in Mexico...

Founder Mary Stelletello on Leadership in Action

Founder Mary Stelletello on Leadership in Action

What does a Leadership Action Plan look like? Vista Leadership Institute empowers participants to take action towards achieving goals. But what does a "leadership action plan" even mean? The process can start small but finish big. One example I can relay stems from...

Partner Spotlight: Vida Nueva

Partner Spotlight: Vida Nueva

Leadership in Action | In addition to volunteering with other social justice organizations, the Institute visits Vida Nueva, an all-women cooperative of artisans who use large floor looms to weave 100% wool rugs and carpets, hand-dyed with natural earth pigments.
Join the Institute Launch Party at Impact Hub in Oakland, California

Join the Institute Launch Party at Impact Hub in Oakland, California

Happy Hour Launch Party Join us at Impact Hub Oakland for complimentary wine, beer, and appetizers to learn more about Vista Leadership Institute on Thursday, April 21st at 5:30 p.m. Local Oakland-based restaurant Tamales La Oaxaqueña will be serving famous authentic...

Partner Spotlight: Puente a la Salud Comunitaria

Partner Spotlight: Puente a la Salud Comunitaria

Ending Hunger and Improving Public Health in Rural Mexico Vista Leadership Institute would not be possible without the collaboration of inspiring partner organizations like Puente a la Salud Comunitaria. Founded in 2003 by Kate Seely and Katherine Lorenz, the...

Leverage Your Talents and Build a Culture of Collaboration

Leverage Your Talents and Build a Culture of Collaboration

According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report, we are experiencing a global crisis in worker disengagement. 87% of employees are either not engaged or actively disengaged. This dismal statistic is an urgent call for organizations to more effectively...

Cultural Competence: Today’s Leadership Requirement

Cultural Competence: Today’s Leadership Requirement

What will be the most important leadership skill in the 21st Century?  Our local communities are becoming more diverse and globally connected through technology and demographic changes. By 2050, the United States will consist of a majority non-white population. The...

Your journey starts by answering “Who am I?”

Your journey starts by answering “Who am I?”

This introspective question, when asked can trigger a blank face or a “what kind of question is that?” face. The question of "Who am I?" is fundamental in your leadership journey. It is usually followed up with, “What is important to you? What do you stand for? What...

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