Where Visionary Leaders, passionate about transformation and human development, come to co-create, learn and grow.



The purpose of The Center is to convene, develop and deploy Conscious Change Leaders who can lead transformation in themselves and the world.

Our Co-Founder, Dr. Dean Anderson, describes what The Center is all about.

The Center is a hotbed of thought leadership and co-creativity.

Here you will find a deeper, more comprehensive, more sincere investigation and conversation about how people, organizations and communities transform and evolve.

Come join and contribute to this conversation.

Push the envelope of cutting-edge approaches to transformation

Learn and share best practices for achieving breakthrough

Co-create with other brilliant visionary leaders and practitioners

Test newly developed methods, tools and techniques for positive change

The Center is a Community – a global network of highly competent and experienced visionary leaders.


Come to meet other leaders and change agents with similar roles as you, and a passion to make a positive difference in the world.

The people you meet here are committed to their own personal development and excellence – being the best they can be – and changing their organizations and communities.

No matter their interest or occupation, Center participants are people with a commitment to personal growth and excellence, transformation and building a better future.

CEO’s, senior executives and other leaders

Government officials

Community leaders and activists

Org Dev consultants, project managers, LEAN consultants and others

High-performing athletes

The Center provides training and development opportunities, from free webinars to year-long advanced training programs. 


Leadership Breakthrough: Walk the Talk of Change

A powerful executive development program that delivers breakthroughs in leaders and teams.

The Change Leader's Roadmap Navigator School

Our foundational program for successfully handling the complex people dynamics and process dynamics of transformation with a strategic guidance system.

4Sight: Advanced Conscious Change Leadership Development

An advanced organizational and personal transformation process that will teach you how to guide even the most complex organization transformations.

Hold your next executive retreat at The Center.

The Center is located just outside breathtaking Durango, in Southwest Colorado in a beautiful mountain retreat setting.

You can rent the entire facility for your executive retreat or meeting, including a conference room for 25 participants and sleeping rooms for some of your guests. For large groups, local hotels and world-class restaurants are just seven minutes away.

The Durango area is a mecca for outdoor activities – skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, rafting, boating, jeep tours and horseback riding. Mesa Verde and Telluride are just an hour or so drive away, so your group has plenty of off-day activity options.

Being First can provide senior consultants to design and facilitate just about any type of meeting to serve your needs on a wide variety of topics, including:

Organization Transformation

Business Strategy

Culture Change

Self Mastery and Personal Change

Change Initiative Design and Planning

Vision, Mission and Values Creation

Team Development and Alignment

Complex problem-solving

Experiential exercises and team building with on-property ropes course and expert facilitators


What It Takes To Go Beyond Change Management  

Learn the benefits of becoming more of a strategic change consultant positioned and capable of influencing the way change projects are led from the very beginning. Take your skills and brand beyond change management.

Why Your Behavior As CEO is Directly Linked to The Success of Culture Change

We explore an effective culture change strategy and leadership style that inspires your leaders and stakeholders to change company culture in positive ways to achieve your organization's vision.

How Conscious Change Leadership Enables Achieving Breakthrough

This webinar explores how visionary leaders navigate complexity and solve big strategic challenges to achieve breakthrough results through Conscious Change Leadership.

How Visionary Leaders Build Trust in Their Teams

This webinar explores how to embed trust into teams and organizational culture and identifies the critical skills a visionary leader uses to create trust and develop teams for high performance.

Integrating Culture Change in Project Scope, Design, and Roll-Out

Every significant change is affected by the organization's existing culture, either positively or as an inhibitor. It must be considered from the beginning and not as an after-thought. This webinar explores how to address culture change in all types of projects so that the cultural dynamics impacting them are overt and designed to support the sustainment of desired outcomes.

Vertical Leadership
Development: The Answer to Today's Challenges

Vertical leadership develops leaders from the inside out. Like climbing a ladder to get a bigger perspective, it expands your mindset and worldview, so you can handle greater complexity. This increases innovation, creativity and your ability to lead into the future.

How to Grow Yourself from the Inside Out to Maximize Career Success and Personal Satisfaction 

In this webinar, we unpack the challenge of accepting yourself as you are (now) while changing the aspects of yourself that are not optimal or to your liking. We'll also address how to use your life experiences, and personal reactions to them, to spur your personal development.

Scales of Breakthrough: Personal, Team, Organizational, Community

Executive leaders are responsible for their teams to reach certain goals towards their organization’s vision. No matter what your pursuit – personal, relational, team, organizational, or community – in this webinar we explore the consistent human and process dynamics of transformation involved that play out in all levels of scale that help you reach your vision.

How Leaders Use Mindfulness to Drive Organizational Culture

How Conscious Change Leaders use mindfulness to bridge the enormous gap between their mindful leadership practice and the outdated systems, policies and procedures that shackle most organizations from transforming their culture.

The Upstream Stage of Leading Change: The Most Important and Least Attended in Project Launch 

So many of the challenges we face in leading change are born in the Upstream Stage, which is when leaders need to be making key decisions to launch their major change initiatives successfully. 

Stakeholder Engagement: How to Reduce Resistance

We discuss key, early stakeholder engagement opportunities and reveals how change leaders can maximize these opportunities to save time, save money and increase commitment and meaningful participation.

How to Manage Your Inner State for High Performance 

No matter what your pursuit - leadership, sports, parenting, life in general - the ability to manage your inner state is the foundation for success. The better you are at this, the more you deliver your full potential. 

How Leaders Excel with a Breakthrough Mindset 

Mindset work is interior work and starts with a personal journey of breaking through our own fear-clouded performance ceilings. In this webinar, we’ll explore what mindset is, where it comes from, how it works, and how we can transform it into a Breakthrough Mindset and achieve your vision.

Experience The Center for Achieving Breakthrough

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