Program Location

Impact Hub Bellevue
555 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA. 98004

Program Structure

PHASE ONE: A three day weekend in which participants will be introduced to:

  • principles of BOB+BART
  • work and organizational issues participants want to address
  • systemic family constellation method
  • the power of “here and now” learning

These three days include participation in a day and a half, learning lab in which you will have the opportunity to experience the intersection of Belonging, Order, and Balance with Boundaries, Authority, Roles, and Task. You will be able to experiment with the creation, design, and structure of a temporary organization, your capacity for leadership, the influence of family and ancestry in your organization and work life, and your willingness to authorize others in role. You will have ample opportunity to learn how the principles of BOB + BART enliven, inform, and support each other…and directly effect your impact in the world.


  • Friday, January 29, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 30, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 31, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

PHASE TWO: Review and application of learning from the lab and review of work issues through case studies, role analysis, consultation, and systemic constellations.


  • February 26, March 18, April 22, 2016 (all Fridays, meeting times 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT: Two hours of individual consultation with both Kate and Lisa in order to help participants recognize and draw on the strength of family and ancestry to support personal career paths,  organizational roles, project completion, and leadership in one’s work life.
By appointment over the course of the program.

Who Should Attend?

Women Who…

  • Recognize the value of study and reflection prior to developing strategies for action and change
  • Value their experience and are willing to work with it
  • Desire greater effectiveness and vibrancy in their leadership capacities
  • Are willing to consider the place and importance of family and ancestry in work and career decisions, whether they have supported, failed, or abandoned you
  • Are willing to work with the following facts:
    • We are all connected
    • Our connection makes us part of systems much larger than ourselves
    • Systems have patterns that often repeat themselves
    • What we believe to be discreet, historical actions in one part of the system will impact the system at a time and place we may not be able to foresee
    • We are responsible for our actions
  • Are working with groups and/or organizations to make their visions in the world reality
  • Are seeking a higher degree of authenticity, effectiveness, connection, and creativity in their personal and professional lives

This May Include…

  • Corporate executives, executive directors, faculty and school administrators, program or project directors, venture capitalists, board members, public servants, or those seeking public office
  • Coaches, consultants, solo practitioners, entrepreneurs, cultural creatives, and change agents
  • Students of group dynamics and organizational change processes

What Types of Organizations Will Benefit?

  • Corporate and for-profit organizations
  • Startups, mergers, family businesses, newly purchased companies
  • Government and public sector
  • Nonprofits: faith based, human services, healthcare, environmental, educational
  • Sole proprietors
  • Professional associations

What Will You Gain by Attending?

This intensive accelerates your ability to thoughtfully discern the way forward and develop strategies for addressing real life issues, like:

  • Gender and generation work ethic and communication gaps
  • Clashes between human services and public sector/corporate values of funders
  • Models and methods of group and organizational decision-making
  • The ability to take initiative, work with authority, or take up leadership. Job descriptions often report that organizations are looking for self-starters, but in reality self-starters may find it difficult to work with authority figures and authority figures may feel challenged by self-starters. Self-managing work teams can finally become a reality when they have an understanding of BOB + BART
  • The need for organizational structures that are flexible enough to evolve when ideas move from product or service concept and inception, through funding, start-up, growth, institutionalization and going public
  • Being distracted or immobilized by multiple priorities, perfectionism, or boundaries that feel too fluid or non-existent. Working with principles and an experience of BOB & BART will help you gain: greater trust and flexibility, a better view of the big picture and the purpose you are working toward, the ability to discern when something is complete, or a task should be delegated. It will strengthen your ability to manage your ego, work within organizational hierarchies, and collaborate effectively.

Program Cost

The cost of the series is:

  • $1850 – Sole Practitioner
  • $2250 – Non-Profit Rate ($2050 – For 3 or more from the same non-profit)
  • $2550 – Corporate Rate

Please contact us regarding payment plans.

Program Requirements

  • A willingness and ability to commit to a four month learning process
  • “Good enough” personal and life stability
  • Experience working in groups and organizations or creating a business

Application Process

Participation is limited to 20 committed, professional learners. Candidates must complete an application form and interview prior to acceptance into the program. Early application is encouraged.

To request an application form for the 2016 Bob + Bart Women’s Leadership Intensive, email info@bobandbart.com.

Application deadline is January 5, 2016.
Interviews will be scheduled following receipt and review of your application.
$500 deposit required with acceptance into the program.