Abigail Stason: The Conscious Leader at 1440 Multiversity

Take your WHY to the next level at The WHY Program at 1440, Aug 23–25.


The Conscious Leader

A Watermark Weekend for Women

September 29 - October 1, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

watermark-WAre you ready to create a new paradigm through your leadership at work? Are you interested in dropping your excuses so you can move to the next level and become truly exceptional? This cutting-edge approach to leadership for women provides you with actionable consciousness practices that you can use daily to increase your productivity, creativity, and connection.

Visionary executive Abigail Stason has more than 20 years of organizational experience leading, consulting, and facilitating. She has designed and implemented a number of practices to enable her clients to live congruently while meeting the expectations of their organizations.

This engaging weekend you work with three core ideas: presence, emotional intelligence, and commitment. You will learn to:

  • Separate fact from fiction and get to core issues quickly and accurately
  • Recognize three major players of your ego and the way you leave the moment
  • Increase your emotional intelligence and welcome feelings with curiosity
  • Welcome the wisdom in emotions and discover how they fuel innovation
  • Create a culture of agile leaders through conscious commitments.

You will leave with a deeper experience of presence and emotional intelligence, as well as with a powerful commitment to organize and align activities around what you most want.



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  • Faculty Bio
    Abigail Stason

    Visionary executive leadership coach

    Abigail Stason is an executive with 40,000 hours of leadership experience. As a facilitator, she combines extensive purpose-driven experience with leadership development to offer up-to-date and effective executive leadership and team facilitation. Abby has intensity about optimizing performance by focusing on the realities around behaviors and strengths to create action-oriented developmental plans and enhanced communication skills.

    A visionary and with passion for self-esteem, consciousness, and purposeful and creative work environments, Abby stands out in her ability to design and implement practices that enable her clients to live congruently while meeting the expectations of their organizations. Abby teaches executives how to be real, connected, highly effective, and evolved individuals and leaders—how to live into their human potential.

    Abby is the author of Beyond Ego: A Framework for Mindful Leadership and Conscious Human Evolution, a handbook for how to be a conscious leader and how to create a conscious culture.

    Watermark is the leading community of top women executives, entrepreneurs, and emerging executives in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to increase the number of women in leadership positions.


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  • Why Attend
    • Master actionable consciousness practices that take you from being an average leader to one who excels.

    • Harness your focus so you can achieve the results you want in life and in business.

    • Learn how to take your organization to a new standard of excellence through a new paradigm of skillful leadership.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    The Conscious Leader: A Watermark Weekend for Women Schedule

    Below is your daily schedule for your stay during your Watermark Weekend program. You will always be able to attend the meals and activities shown between your program sessions. You will also have opportunities to experience Healing Arts, walking trails, and many other campus amenities throughout your stay.

    To schedule a treatment at Healing Arts call 844-544-1440 x

    304 or email [email protected]. Click here to view our current menu:


    September 29th, 2017

    2:15 pm   Check-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm

    (Luggage Room available to store bags until 4:00)

    5:00–5:45 pm          Watermark Wine Reception (Location: Kitchen Table)

    5:45-6:40 pm           Dinner

    6:45–7:15 pm           Guest Welcome Session

    7:30–9:00 pm          The Conscious Leader: A Watermark Weekend for Women

    September 30th, 2017

    6:30–7:45 am           Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00–8:30 am           Breakfast


    8:30am- 11:30am   Program Session

    11:30–1:30 pm        Lunch


    1:30 to 3:30pm        Program Session

    4:15–6:45 pm           Yoga, Meditation, or Tai Chi classes

    5:30–7:00 pm           Dinner

    7:30–9:00 pm           Program Session

    October 1, 2017

    6:30–7:45 am           Yoga and meditation classes

    7:00–8:30 am           Breakfast


    8:30-11:30am          Program Session

    12:00 noon               Checkout time

    11:30–1:00 pm        Lunch

    (departure day lunch is included in your stay)


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Special Details

    Brought to you in partnership with Watermark, the leading community of top women executives, entrepreneurs and emerging executives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Watermark’s mission is to increase the number of women in leadership positions. The membership organization connects, develops and advocates for the advancement of women in the workplace by offering regular leadership development programs and networking opportunities and promoting gender diversity and equality initiatives. Watermark supports girls’ leadership programs, as well, to help build a well-qualified workforce for the future. wearewatermark.org
  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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