About Us

Ten Directions creates developmental learning programs for leaders, coaches, facilitators and consultants.

Ten Directions exists to support the emergence of authentic leadership, conscious organizations and collaborative cultures. We train leaders, facilitators, coaches and consultants through a growing range of online and live programs. We create developmental learning environments and practice communities that drive whole-person transformation and empower skilled practitioners to become excellent Integral Facilitators® and facilitative leaders.

Integral theory informs our signature applications to the field of facilitation and leadership. Our programs combine a rigorous developmental approach with the application of Integral theory and Zen influenced practice.

Our Story

Ten Directions was formed in 2010 with our first 3-day Integral Facilitator® learning experience. Since then we have built a pathway of training around our deep understanding of what it takes to develop as a facilitative leader. We have trained over a thousand leaders, both online and in programs offered in eight different countries.  We’ve certified over 170 facilitative leaders from Hong Kong to Halifax, Stockholm to Sao Paulo, and Dublin to Hyderabad through our in-depth intensives.

Our work is focused on the interpersonal — groups, teams, power dynamics, conflict, communication, collaboration. Our rallying cry is “inner evolution for outer revolution.” We practice being and creating together, because we understand the quintessentially human longing to grow, together.

Our Team

Sincerity, enthusiasm, intimacy, good humor,

integrity, and rascally determination.

Rebecca Ejo Colwell

Founder & PRINCIPAL

Rebecca is a talented integral facilitator, strategist and coach, co-creator of Integral Facilitator programs, and the Founder of Ten Directions. For over thirty years she has been facilitating and inspiring others to practice facilitative leadership and meet the challenges of a wide range of cultural and social issues.

“Rebecca possesses this combination of traits that enable her to make things happen in the world, without too much ponderousness, and without the naivete of ungrounded idealism. Working alongside her, I am inspired and relieved by the way she views problems, recognizes opportunities, and stays pragmatic and centered when things become chaotic and complex. As a friend, I come to Rebecca to be reminded that nothing is as overwhelming or impossible as it may at first seem. The way she can find humor anywhere, the way she rolls up her sleeves and dives in to help, the way she sees a straight path through a thorny challenge all add up to making Rebecca a person who can not just create effectively in the world, but create on behalf of others. When Rebecca is in the room, the room is more alive and joyful as a result.”
– Lauren Tenney

Lauren Tenney

PRINCIPAL

Lauren is a Principal at Ten Directions, where she guides program design and communications. Her gift for weaving people and ideas together is a creative force that fuels the growth of our learners and the Ten Directions ecosystem. 

“Lauren holds the learner experience in a grounded, clear, and big-hearted way, whatever the task at hand.  She creates these beautiful tableaux that bring shape and life to often complex ways of understanding ourselves, each other,  and the world around us. Just like our participants, I delight in learning with Lauren, whether it’s something familiar or brand new – I often find myself picking up a new perspective or looking with fresh eyes.  I also appreciate the way she brings her own questions forward and presences the edges she is working with within herself. Her sincere enthusiasm for learning creates trust and depth.”

– Cléo Burke

Cléo Burke

principal
Cléo Burke is a Principal at Ten Directions, facilitating generative outcomes within our Integral Facilitator Certificate Path, our growing graduate community and with our international client organizations.

“Cléo is like a deep ocean that includes all things.  She is brilliant in navigating depth and discovery of interiors, what is below the waterline, and a trusted guide for leaders who hold an intention for meaningful growth. She is a subtle master of deep listening that is at once healing, revealing and integrating. She cares deeply about equity, and that passion is embodied in a quality of leadership that is kind and fierce. Cléo’s somatic genius and capacity to teach from that place facilitates leaders to attune and become more whole and more authentic ‘in their own skin’.”

– Rebecca Colwell

Kyra McKeigan

Marketing & administrative coordinator

Kyra McKeigan is the Marketing & Administrative Coordinator at Ten Directions. She holds the reins on the Ten Directions operations and is a constant source of out-of-the-box creative ideas and charming cat photos.

Amanda Suutari

Editor
Amanda Suutari develops ongoing communications for Ten Directions’ organizational ecosystem as well as its growing community of past, current and prospective students.

Collaborators / Associates

Jordan Luftig

Jordan Luftig is Co-Director of Kinship Blooms, a nonprofit institute dedicated to the pursuit of regenerative and equitable futures. He thrives as a weaver and facilitator of transformative leaders, movements, and ideas. Jordan is a founding member of the Guild of Future Architects and a Master Integral Coach.

Deborah Collins

Deborah Collins is a professional development facilitator and coach who is passionate about engagement, change and taking action on a small or large scale. She is an Associate Integral Coach and a Certified Integral Facilitator.

Stuart Voaden

With over 30 years experience in business, Stuart believes in the power of enterprise to be a creative force for good. Stuart is a Certified Integral Facilitator, an artist, and business advisor.

Leslie Bishop

Leslie is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Associate Integral Coach and Certified Integral Facilitator.

Pete Strom

Pete is a certified Integral Facilitator, licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and entrepreneur with a MA in Human Development. He specializes in elevating existing teams and events through developmental learning, coaching, and facilitation.

Alana Felt

Alana Felt is a transformational coach and a frequent contributor to Ten Directions’ online learning programs.

Bryan Flewelling

Bryan is a Certified Integral Facilitator, Coach, and chaplain. His background as a modern day bard includes deep knowledge of modern theology and contemporary re-integration of traditional ways of knowing and living. 

Harry Pickens

Harry Pickens is an award-winning musician and educator. Harry integrates multiple careers of musical performance, teaching, and coaching with his lifelong interests in practical psychology, applied neuroscience, and spiritual activism to help ordinary people live extraordinary lives.

Mari Kennedy

Mari is a teacher, leadership consultant, Integral facilitator, coach, mentor and entrepreneur. She also shape shifts as a change maker, inquirer, and wisdom holder. What brings her alive is work that involves her three passions – the future of work, the future of women and the future of society.

Nina Nisar

Nina Nisar is a relational leadership coach, dedicated to empowering intentional individuals in the making (we all are!) to grow lotus from the mud of our relationships in work, life and love.

Remko Berkout

Remko works as a companion to organizations and coalitions aspiring deep systemic change. He feels most alive in high stake, high leverage situations, when the air is thick with complexity, ambiguity and complexity

Our Approach

Our unique approach combines the principles of developmental psychology and Zen awareness in a unified and Integral perspective. Simply put, we believe the best way to improve the world is to improve the individual.

Better Self
Better Community
Better World

Drive your outer impact by
fueling your inner growth

Multiple license inquiry

 

Work with one of our coaches

Get the most out of your course investment

You will receive the course: including 4.5 hours of videos, course materials from each of the 6 modules and a three session coaching process. Your coach will help you to develop your skills and address specific challenges you’re facing. They provide tailored, one-on-one support in how to negotiate some of the most complicated issues facing you and your team, and build lasting capacity. Receive personalized support for learning, making key distinctions and application: • Three sessions with your Ten Directions coach • Supportive skills practice and feedback • Multimodal learning • An accountability structure to keep the learning process focused and efficient Coaching sessions are scheduled at your convenience, following module 2, 4 and 6. 3 Coaching Sessions plus the Inclusion 2.0 Course

$995 (normally $1,200)