Runa Bouius
Runa Bouius

SPIRITING TRUE POWER
IN ENTREPRENEURS, BOLD LEADERS, AND THEIR PEOPLE

About

BUILDING CONNECTION

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.

A PHILOSOPHY FOR THE NEW ERA

Since then I have been on the vanguard of the new business paradigm thinking and the co-creation of better workplaces. My life is dedicated to serving by inspiring, empowering, educating, and training purpose-driven entrepreneurs and the world's next generation of leaders, to pave the way for abundance and sustainable coexistence of our people, our wildlife, and our Mother Earth while making a profit.

KEYNOTES, FACILITATION, ADVISORY SERVICES

As a bold and conscious leader and as an inspirational speaker, I will inspire, engage, and entertain your audiences at your events and guide them to connect to their presence, real power, and their bold leader within. To book a keynote or panel speaking at your conference, or a workshop, seminar, or personal or group retreat, organization, or association....

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

The traditional leadership style focuses primarily on solving problems with the rational mind. However, to lead in the unprecedented complexity leaders face today, having a high IQ is not enough. Leaders need to engage all their intelligences, including the emotions and feeling. Awareness- and relationship-building are the indispensable leadership skills of the 21st century.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

The evolution of robots replacing humans in the workplace requires companies to have people who innovate and create, recognize patterns, think big-picture, empathize, and tell stories. And those people require inspirational and vibrant environment to allow their full human spirit to soar. Time Management needs to be replaced by Energy Management.

KINDNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

No one goes to work in the morning with the intention of being unkind. Still, too many people claim that their work culture is toxic and feels threatening to their well-being. Discover the "7 Simple Ways to Human Kindness" that will transform how you feel about yourself, your co-workers, and your leaders, and can foster collaboration, creativity, and productivity. 

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SUCCESS MINDSET

BLOW OUT THE OLD LEADERSHIP MINDSET: How to Stay Relevant and Impactful as Leaders and Managers

THE MILLENNIAL CODE: How to Attract, Engage, and Retain the Next Generation Leaders

BREAK OFF YOUR FEAR-TRAP SHACKLE:How to Turn Toxic Ego-Behavior in the Workplace into Personal Power

AMPLIFY YOUR PRESENCE AND COMMUNICATION EFFECTIVENESS: The 3 Reaction Styles

HOW TO SHIFT FROM OVERWHELM TO WELL-BEING: A 5-Step Conscious Leadership Practice

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audience experience

“I attended a women-focused business seminar co-lead by Runa Bouius back in the fall of 2014. 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

“I’ve been fortunate to attend various meetings where Rúna co-hosted and facilitated the agenda. She has real presence—strong, kind, and committed to the success of the attendees. Her message resonated with me because Rúna clearly articulates the importance of balancing work with personal life. She is passionate about her subject, and as such inspires and empowers everyone around her. You also get the sense that Rúna “walks the talk” and is passionate about making a difference.”  ~  Deborah Shames, Presentation and Communication Skills Trainer, Author, Keynote Speaker, Business Group Leader, CA, USA

“Rúna speaks about what she has tested in the waters of her own business and community life and applies it brilliantly to the needs and interests of a particular audience. Her presence touches a deep chord in others. She not only inspires, she teaches practical tools to imbue leaders with the inner strength to meet their challenges with confidence and compassion.”  ~  Gail Larsen, Founder, Real Speaking and Professional Training & Coaching Consultant, NM, USA

“I highly recommend Rúna Bouius as a guest speaker or facilitator for your next event or corporate retreat. The members of our Business Women Rising – Grande Vista forum (VP and C-level executives) were inspired and refreshed by Rúna’s knowledge, charming style and heartfelt “whole person” approach to leadership.” ~ Debra Boelkes, CEO, Business World Rising, CA, USA

“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

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in dialogue

WAKE UP

"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. 

CREATING GOOD WORK

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.

AN EVER-DEEPER CONNECTION

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. 

WHAT IS CONSCIOUS 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. 

THE ACCIDENTAL ENTREPRENEUR

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.        

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SOME PONDERINGS

THE OUTCRY FOR KINDNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

Do you know that how we treat others is a direct reflection of how we feel about and treat ourselves...

NAMING, TAMING, & ERASING YOUR FEAR PATTERNS: THE 7 OBSTACLES

It was in the late eighties, and I was sitting at my CEO desk in the office of my company Klassik in Iceland overlooking the beautiful Reykjavik Bay... 

THE MISSING COMPETENCY TAKING DOWN COUNTLESS STARTUPS

You see, you can have the best idea in the world for a start-up, but if you don’t know how to manage and lead yourself, let alone work with your... 

BLOW OUT THE OLD LEADERSHIP MINDSET: 6 PRACTICE TIPS

Why is focusing on our leadership mindset so important? And what is this currently much-talked-about “mindset” anyway? Well, some say that our mindset is the key to success... 

9 KEYS TO BEING AN INSPIRATIONAL LEADER

I am fascinated by what it takes to be an extraordinary leader–an inspirational leader. I am fascinated by WHY some leaders seem to magically make a huge impact on the world while others... 

LEADERSHIP + SELF-AWARENESS = TRUE POWER

Would you agree that “Power” is the word for what we human beings seem to bow to? Many people find themselves in leadership positions that on the surface make them look powerful... 

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