After two decades as a CEO and visionary entrepreneur in my trendy Nordic island — Iceland, I spent a decade in the New Mexico desert — Santa Fe — in mentorship and training in indigenous and other wisdom traditions, the power of presence, energy and mindfulness practices, and the universal principles of Conscious Leadership.
Since then I have been on the vanguard of the new business paradigm thinking, empowering visionary leaders, and the creation of better workplaces. I focus on service by inspiring, empowering, educating, and training progressive executives, purpose-driven entrepreneurs, and the world's next generation of leaders to pave the way for the wisdom economy and the regenerative and harmonious coexistence of our people and planet —doing good while making a profit.
As a bold and conscious leader and inspirational speaker, I will inspire, engage, and entertain your audiences at your events and guide them to lead from their "True Power" to embody their bold leader within. To book a keynote or panel speaking at your conference, a workshop, or group retreat for your organization or association or apply to working with me personally..
“When I attended a women-focused business seminar co-lead by Runa Bouius. I was half expecting a very touchy-feeling presentation about women empowerment but hoped for much more. To my delight, Runa did not disappoint. She took the stage, and was as equally supportive and encouraging, as she was direct and no nonsense. I appreciated her down-to-earth leadership style, and look forward to hearing more of her sage advice at future events.” — Stella McShera, Founder & CEO Equallet, Santa Monica, CA, USA
“At a recent ‘Leadership Masterclass’ organized by PWC in Aruba, Runa was the keynote speaker and moderator. The EQ program she designed and set forth was of great interest. I believe it to have excellent value and relevance to today’s leadership, and I would definitely endorse any modern organization (or aspiring to be modern!) to engage in this program. Runa made sure her audience was on the tip of their chairs, wanting more and willing to participate in all activity!” — Patrick Melchoirs, Destination Service Manager at Aruba Tourism Authority, Aruba
"Runa is an 'insights curator' and a gifted facilitator. She seamlessly integrates and shares contemporary and classical perspectives in a light-hearted manner, while creating an interactive audience experience that simultaneously sparks internal resonance; inspires individual and collective self-reflection regarding relationships with and to Power and poises listeners for inner work & action." — Annette Shaked, Leadership & Organizational Manager, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA
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“Runa has facilitated two sessions for my LA’s Westside Association of Talent Development meetings. She is an amazing facilitator who designs her sessions in a way that encourages involvement through activities and by facilitating powerful discussion. She also presents interesting topics related to mindfulness that are thought-provoking while still providing practical techniques and strategies. Participants left highly energized and wanting to learn more. I highly recommend Runa as a speaker and facilitator.”
— Rachel Karu, CEO, Stepping Into More & President ICFLA
“Rúna brings a remarkable blend of poise & quintessential professionalism along with an unflinching commitment to her work. When she stands in front of a room – she owns it. Her exceptional gift for facilitating raises the group’s level of awareness and centers them to focus on the deeper questions. The resulting insights are more meaningful, valuable, and rewarding for everyone present.” — Beatrice Felix, Principal at Pivotal Mindset, CA, USA
“Runa is an engaging speaker that brings powerful and authentic energy from the moment she opens her mouth to speak. The audience is engaged and hooked right out of the gates. “I am power” and she is truly a powerful speaker! Thank you, Runa, for inspiring and educating us all.”
— Amber Gough, Founder of Talent Fusion Point & Conscious Capitalism San Diego Program Director
"It is so fitting that Runa’s signature line reads, “Be the change you want to see in the world. ~Mahatma Ghandi,” as this is exactly how I experience her" said Monika Zands as she interviewed Runa about Conscious Capitalism.
Ron Schultz and Greg Franks interview social influencers and social entrepreneurs in their TV program "Creating Good Work." Here talking to Runa about consciousness, business, and healthy companies.
Jeffrey Milburn at the Omni Art Salon interviews Runa at the International Conference of Business and Consciousness about the leaders of the new era and awakening true power in people and business.
Tatiana Luethi, co-founder of the TOGETHER Network, interviews Runa about why it is so timely for women to embrace and step into their unique gifts and talents at this time in history.
James Beach at the School for Startups Radio interviews Runa about Conscious Capitalism, Conscious Leadership, deeper purpose, and the journey of becoming a conscious leader.
The thing about Runa is that behind the calm, cool & collected demeanor - is deep wisdom, a quick wit, a touch of playfulness, and above all, an extremely caring, mindful observer. In other words, a Conscious Leader to her core. Runa’s innate knowledge of the mind-body-spirit connection is evident throughout everything she does. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Runa at different capacities; As co-producers for TOGETHER! (a 2-day conference for purpose-driven female entrepreneurs), as well as the subsequent TOGETHER! Network leadership workshops, and as board members for the LA Chapter of Conscious Capitalism. Throughout all of these experiences, what has always amazed me about Runa’s leadership style is that despite her high level of expertise, she never hesitates to put her plans on pause, in order to open the space for new or different ideas. This is genuine growth-mindset and co-creation at it’s best, and it’s one of the leadership qualities that I most value, from the many that I’ve learned from Runa.
As a speaker, as a writer, as a leader, as a coach, Runa is always eloquent and engaging, constantly innovative, weaving in both ancient wisdom and new schools of thought, science and technology, all the while keeping things light, fun and always leaving you wanting more.
— Rocio Villalobos, Creative Strategist/Director, VidroMedia , Board Member of Conscious Capitalism Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, Untied States