Authentic Leadership and Facilitation Training

What if your leadership could be a source of energy, creativity, inspiration, and joy?alft-01

It’s possible to:

  • Learn to lead from your natural gifts
  • Let groups act through you, rather than acting for them
  • Create community that nourishes you, and a life that lights you up.


Over the past 3 years of leading evolutionary communities, I’ve developed a training process that will help you tune into your personal superpowers, read what a group is offering, and lead from authenticity. I’ve taught over 100 leaders and community creators how to work with emergent leadership – agency that comes from within, not without. And I’d love to share this with you.

Our facilitators have taken the social technology of Authentic Relating – empathic, vulnerable communication – into areas from social work to psychotherapy, childrens’ classrooms to the Coast Guard. They have created massive change towards a better world. We teach leaders to bring themselves into their leadership, and students to create from their own motivated joy.

If you want to bring yourself more to your life and your leadership, the Authentic Leadership and Facilitation Training is a great way to discover how. Over the course of the weekend, you’ll:

  • alft-02Get practice recognizing and speaking your truth, in a way that connects you more with yourself and with others
  • Understand the core skills of empathy and become able to get others’ worlds
  • Learn to speak from what truly matters to you, in any interaction
  • Discover your own personal Leadership Superpower
  • Get direct, continuous practice and feedback on leading experiences for a group
  • Learn how to create the flow of an event, choosing and ordering activities to lead people through an experiential journey
  • Create deep connections
  • Have FUN!



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About Sara

alft-04Sara Ness is an exuberant community creator and facilitator, founder of the Houston and Austin Authentic communities. She is passionate about exposing the joy of human connection. Sara has led hundreds of events of every kind, and has coached leaders across the world on how to lead Authentic Relating groups and events. She travels across North America spreading a revolution of authentic communication, and teaches circling in Austin, Texas. Check her out at!


The Authentic facilitator training weekend was like no other workshop I’ve taken before. It didn’t seem like a formal training, but more like an experience through which an infusion of knowledge and skills were passed. My soul feels enriched from attending this weekend.

The leader of the training, Sara Ness, is a total embodiment of what she teaches. Disarmingly genuine, generous and inclusive, Sara glows with love and fascination for humanity. And as a leader, her ability to be so completely with the experience of the students without losing command of the space is miraculous.

This is not some weekend training designed to give you a bag of goodies and a manual to go out and lead a game…This is a training that helped to change me as a person so that I would be able to develop my own bag of goodies and manual from my heart; a training that changed me as a person to be able to help change the world.

In short: go, learn, have fun, and be amazed.

What a weekend!!! My facilitation training had to be one of the deepest and most connective experiences of my life. Our group came together in an amazing way and I felt so loved, appreciated, supported, understood, and accepted . . . this is an amazing community and I’m incredibly happy to have taken the next step to making authentic relating a deeper part of my life.