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14 JULY 2017

Leadership workshops by George Kohlrieser announced at the Esalen Institute in California this summer.

Care to Dare: How to unleash extraordinary potential in yourself and others
, July 14–16
Leading at the Edge: How to reach extraordinary performance, July 30–August 4

These small group workshops can be taken separately together. George will also be teaching on Esalen’s Integral Leadership Program throughout August, a development program for college-aged students.  The Esalen Institute is located in a spectacular location just 300 feet above the Pacific Ocean.

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7 APRIL 2017

As part of its World Class Speaker Series, George Kohlrieser will speak at a Life Long Learning Council event hosted by IMD Executive Learning Center Singapore. Using examples from the world of sports, business, medicine, the arts, military and hostage negotiation, George Kohlrieser will explore how some people overcome insurmountable obstacles, go beyond unbearable pressure and frustration, to achieve seemingly impossible outcomes when others would give up.

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8 NOVEMBER 2016

The Dutch  translation of Hostage at the Table, "Laat Je Niet Gijzelen," is published this Autumn, with book launches being held in the Netherlands and Belgium. Events begin at the Barbizon Palace in Amsterdam on November 8 with an evening event where Professor Kohlrieser will speak about “Leadership as a Calling.”



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5 AUGUST 2016

Enrollment is now open for George Kohlrieser’s personal leadership courses at the Esalen Institute in California this August.

Care to Dare: How to unleash extraordinary potential in yourself and others, August 5–7
Leading at the Edge: How to reach extraordinary performance, August 7–12

These small group workshops can be taken separately together. George will also be teaching on Esalen’s Integral Leadership Program throughout August, a development program for university students and recent graduates. The Esalen Institute is located in a spectacular location just 300 feet above the Pacific Ocean.

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24 JUNE 2016

The audio version of George’s bestselling, award-winning book Hostage at the Table is released. Narrated by George himself, this unabridged version of the book is available in CD and digital format from all major distributors.



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24 JUNE 2016

George Kohlrieser joins international experts Dr. Peter A. Levine and Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk in a three day conference in Zurich exploring to the issue of fear and identity. He asks how we stop being hostage to our own fears and regain our full person power and potential.



"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world" Ralph Waldo Emerson.



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12 NOVEMBER 2015

Story Makers from around the world meet in New York, November 12–13, for the World Business Forum to share their powerful stories; of individuals who face shocks – both personal and organizational – and who use those shocks to achieve the extraordinary. George Kohlrieser will join a line-up that includes entrepreneur Richard Branson, actor Kevin Spacey, thought leaders Jim Collins and Herminia Ibarra. Each story will bring its own unique characteristics; its own particular energy and learning opportunities.

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31 JULY 2015

Leadership workshops by George Kohlrieser announced at the Esalen Institute in California this summer.

Care to Dare: How to unleash extraordinary potential in yourself and others, July 31–August 2
Leading at the Edge: How to reach extraordinary performance, August 2–7

George will also be teaching on the Summer Leadership Series for college-aged students. The Esalen Institute is located in a spectacular location just three hundred feet above the Pacific Ocean.

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2 JUNE 2015

George Kohlrieser will join the world’s foremost business thought leaders at the World Business Forum in Hong Kong to discuss the ideas, trends and innovations that are shaping the global business landscape. The two-day event is expected to attract over 3,000 executives and speakers include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, 3-time Oscar-winning director, Oliver Stone and management guru Tom Peters.

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9 FEBRUARY 2015

George Kohlrieser will speak at TEDxLausanne. The theme Interface/Interact brings together thought leaders to explore the question of what, how and to whom are we really communicating?

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22 AUGUST 2014

Two personal leadership workshops will be offered by George Kohlrieser at the Esalen Institute in California this summer. Care to Dare: How to unleash extraordinary potential in yourself and others will run from August 22-24 and Leading at the Edge: How to reach extraordinary performance from August 24-29. These small group workshops can be taken separately together. The Esalen Institute is located in a spectacular location just 300 feet above the Pacific Ocean.

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Care to Dare, August 22-24 »


Leading at the Edge, August 24-29 »




10 JUNE 2014

George Kohlrieser will speak on the topics of hostage negotiation and leadership at the highly anticipated TEDxFultonStreet in New York. Themed "Chrysalis: Radical Transformations" the event aims to bring fresh ideas into the forum of debate.

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28 MAY 2014

George Kohlrieser will join the world’s foremost business thought leaders at the World Business Forum in Sydney, Australia to discuss the ideas, trends and innovations that are shaping the global business landscape. The two-day event is expected to attract over 2,500 executives and speakers include Michael Porter, Gary Hamel, and former Australian Prime Minister, The Hon John Howard.

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1 NOVEMBER 2013

Daniel Goleman joins George Kohlrieser at IMD Business School as part of its Global Leaders Series to speak about how leaders use focus to help emotional intelligence and boost performance. "Leaders direct attention – and not just their own attention, but everyone else's as well. They are the ones who decide what matters now and what doesn't." His new book Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, explores why attention makes a such a huge difference in virtually everything we do.

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7 OCTOBER 2013

George Kohlrieser wins the 2013 CEEMAN Champions Teaching Excellence Award for his contributions to the profession.  CEEMAN, the international management development association with a global network of institutions interested in quality and innovations in education pointed to the clear impact that Professor Kohlrieser has had to business education worldwide.




20 SEPTEMBER 2013

As part of the Geneva Peace Talks at the United Nations headquarters, George Kohlrieser joins a delegation of international speakers to relate his own personal stories about practical involvement in peace building, dispute resolution and violence reduction. “Peace starts in the mind. Conflict is a mindset of difference.”




13 MAY 2013

George Kohlrieser joins Mirabai Bush to discuss how mindfulness practices can help during negotiations and difficult conversations.

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10 MAY 2013

Soundview announces that Care to Dare is one of its Top 30 Business Books for 2013. George Kohlrieser speaks about the book in a free one-hour Soundview webinar.

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16 APRIL 2013

George Kohlrieser talks with prominent Mexican bloggers about the paradox of caring and daring leadership in a one hour Google+ hangout session.

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26 FEBRUARY 2013

George Kohlrieser delivers a live webcast 'Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership’  hosted by The Conference Board giving unique insight into his latest book, written with Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe.

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22 NOVEMBER 2012

George Kohlrieser receives an Honour Award for his contribution to management development at that 10th annual HR One Gala in Luxemburg.  Other recipients included Dorothée Burkel of Google, Silvia Ayyoubi of Roche and Carole Wainaina of Philips and Michael Segalla of HEC. The event, attended by 1,000 HR professionals, celebrates best practice in human resource management.




15 NOVEMBER 2012

George Kohlrieser talks to the BBC’s Lesley Curwen about persuasion techniques in business on the BBC World Service "Business Daily" show. He describes how he talked himself out of being held hostage and how this skill can be used effectively by others.

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15 OCTOBER 2012

George Kohlrieser speaks at the 7th Global NeuroLeadership Summit in New York. He and award-winning neuroscientist, Dr. Naomi Eisenberger, explore just how 'personal' leadership should be in their session “The paradox of caring”.




5 OCTOBER 2012

George Kohlrieser joins the world's leading hostage negotiators at the N-Conference in Zurich to discuss new approaches to negotiation and conflict resolution.

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4 OCTOBER 2012

George Kohlrieser joins Lord Green, UK Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Sir Peter Rigby, Chairman and CEO, Specialised Computer Holdings Group to discuss how to achieve high performance in uncertain times.  Kohlrieser asks “How caring should a leader be?”  The annual event is organized by the Family Business Network and this year’s event held in London was attended by 800 business leaders from around the world. 




5 SEPTEMBER 2012

George Kohrieser speaks to Steffan Tubbs about the Aurora Cinema shooting on his show, Studio 12, aired on Colorado Public Television. “Violence begins when bonding is lost, and bonding is learned through healthy relationships in our families, our schools, and our communities.”

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30 AUGUST 2012

George Kohlrieser uses his CNN opinion piece to reflect on the dehumanizing violence of the shootings in Denver, Colorado. “I see James Holmes’s lack of secure bases as a key contributing factor to his alleged crimes.”

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29 AUGUST 2012

George Kohlrieser travels to Malaysia to speak about talent development needs at a major conference organized by The Star Online. He called for young professionals to take risks and optimize their potential. “The best talent development is teaching people how to play to win”. Employees, Kohlrieser said, need inspiring leaders who can strike a balance between caring and encouraging them to take risks to help them develop further.

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25 JULY 2012

In the tragic aftermath of the Aurora shootings, George Kohrieser speaks to hosts of Colorado morning show KOA-AM about the grief process of letting go and returning to the joy of life to honor those who have died.




24 JULY 2012

Jossey-Bass releases George Kohlrieser’s new book Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership, co-authored with Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe, as part of the prestigious Warren Bennis Signature Series.

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