- January 25, 2018
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Traditionally spirituality and business have been treated as separated domains, with little or no point of contact. To many, spirituality is other-worldly, unrealistic, and is something only addressed in private, while businesses are practical, concrete, and part of the daily grind. This dual view is erroneous, harmful, and has drained the creative potential of individuals, businesses, communities, and the planet. It doesn't even make good business sense.
Visionary leaders and organizations are moving, slowly but clearly, towards the inclusion of the whole human being in the workplace. We are not only witnessing but actively participating in the emergence of a new integral paradigm, which includes better business practices. This new paradigm is not just a theory but a reality that is already reaping benefits to those farsighted and courageous enough to embrace it. Corporations that ignore it will not only lose business but, most likely, will not be successful in the long run.
Join Sergio Rodriguez-Castillo in exploring how and why it makes sense to invite spirituality into the workplace.
Sergio Rodriguez-Castillo is a full-time professor in the Integral Counseling Psychology program at CIIS. He has more than twenty years of experience in the legal and consulting world, the public sector, and academia combined with solid international academic credentials: JD Magna Cum Laude from Queretaro's State University in Mexico; LLM in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick, in the United Kingdom; certification in Leadership and Psycho-Spirituality by the Sadhana Institute in Lonavla, India; and MA's in Integral Counseling and East-West Psychology by the California Institute of Integral Studies in the US.
Before deciding to focus on psychotherapy and consulting, he worked as an attorney specializing in Intellectual Property, Copyright and Information Technology, being one of the panelists appointed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to decide on domain name disputes. His program Spirit@Work specializes in providing solutions in the areas of organizational culture, leadership, communications, mindfulness, work-life satisfaction, and meaning and purpose in the workplace. He has helped hundreds of individuals and organizations in the US and Latin America, teaching companies how to create an inspiring environment where employees can flourish as professionals and human beings, enabling them to contribute to their companies, their communities, and the planet.