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Introducing The Mighty Heart in Business

The Mighty Heart in Business programme has been developed by 3 times Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Dr. Scilla Elworthy who has been involved in some of the toughest military negotiations on the planet.

Alongside a variety of business leaders, this programme will give you the tools you need to lead in powerful new ways and cope with the complexities of the business world today.

Would you like to learn the most effective communication and conflict prevention skills for your workplace? Do you feel tired or burnt out and in need of inspiration and support to implement change in your organisational practices? How can you bring more of your values to work?

The Mighty Heart in Business course will give you all the skills you need to lead the new wave of corporate changemakers.

COURSE DATES: 18 OCTOBER – 6 DECEMBER 2023 | WEDNESDAYS FROM 16:00-18:00 (UK timezone)

Learn to take a stand effectively & step into your purpose

Master deep listening


communication skills

         Build resilience &       courage to amplify your potential

Transform your inner critic into your best business asset

Business Plan for Peace - Heart Brain Intelligence

Rebalance your heart and brain intelligence

Connect with like-minded changemakers

Be inspired by globally renowned guest speakers

Skilfully manage conflict and transform grievances

“What kind of leadership is needed to lead myself, my team, my company and even my community into a better future?

For me, it is the Mighty Heart.”

– Angela Gallenz, HR Manager, H&M

What Can You Expect From Our Course?

The Mighty Heart in Business is a flagship programme for corporate changemakers hosted by Business Plan for Peace. Founded by three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and iconic global leader Scilla Elworthy, we promote the skills of inner transformation and heart intelligence.

In our course, you will learn the same skills that we’ve taught to major global businesses such as H&M that encourage innovative investment in social change and help formulate actionable and sustainable plans for peace.

By joining the Mighty Heart in Business course, you are connecting to a groundswell of people who are committed to creating a world underpinned by the brilliance of heart-centred intelligence.


  • Weekly 2-hour live sessions with world-class guest speakers and industry leaders
  • Weekly interactions in groups of up to three in your own time
  • A digital copy of The Mighty Heart workbook
  • Lifetime access to course materials
  • Introductory videos with Dr. Scilla Elworthy
  • A chance to join our global changemaker community once the course ends


DURATION:  18 October – 6 December 2023 | 2 Session hours per week | 16:00-18:00 (UK) Every Wednesday

PRICE: Starting from £1500 + VAT

“This is the first time in my career at H&M that I have experience a holistic approach.

I am very grateful for this because it makes me a better, person, colleague and manager.”

Anneloes Aaftink, Sales HR Manager H&M Netherlands

Book a Free Discovery Call

We know that investing your time and resources into your leadership journey is a big decision.

That’s why we recommend booking a free discovery call. This is an ideal way for you to ask any question, for us to explore your unique challenges and aspirations, and to discuss how our course can benefit you and your organisation.

During this call, you’ll be speaking to a Mighty Heart facilitator who will happily answer any questions you have, provide a detailed overview of the programme, and give you a taster of the transformative journey that awaits you.

No strings attached! We would love to get to know you.

Key Outcomes:

The Mighty Heart tools and skills unite mind and heart and are simple, effective and practical solutions to complex human problems. Through our course, you develop the necessary skills to navigate uncertainty and build inner strength and agility to face the ever-increasing demands present in work and your community.  These skills include how to:

Transform crises and conflict through heart-led leadership

Business Plan for Peace - Decision Making

Make wiser and more confident decisions for effective actions

Business Plan for Peace - Leadership

Lead with empathy and develop your authentic leadership

Step into your own power to help build a safer world and better future

Meet Your Guest Speakers

Each one of our modules has been designed with the corporate changemaker in mind.

You will be guided through 8 online sessions and learn the skills you need to lead with a Mighty Heart. In these sessions, you will be mentored by a panel of expert industry leaders and hear about how they’ve been able to create their own Business Plan for Peace.

Scilla Elworthy - Mighty Heart in Business - Guest Speaker

Dr Scilla Elworthy, Founder of Business Plan for Peace

Sheva Carr, CEO of HeartAmbassadors®

Dylan Matthews, CEO of Peace Direct

Kawtar El Alaoui - Mighty Heart in Business - Guest Speaker

Kawtar El Alaoui, Founder of Conscious Togetherness, Inc.

Jo Berry, Founder of Building Bridges for Peace

Nicholas Janni, Founder of CORE PRESENCE

Robert Browning, PhD (h.c.), Co-Director of the Corporate Organisational Division of HeartMath

Angela Gallenz, HR Manager for Central Europe, H&M

Pricing Structure:


For Individuals

£1,900 + VAT


Business Plan for Peace - Group


For groups of 3+

£1,500 + VAT


Payment plans and limited bursary options are available.

Meet Your Expert Facilitators

Who will support you throughout the programme? Meet our Mighty Heart facilitators.

Eliane and Caroline will walk alongside you during this 8-week journey and offer support wherever needed. Our facilitators have both been fully trained in our course work and have a plethora of experience facilitating programmes such as ours. Click the images below to read their bios.

Eliane Fierro

Caroline Ravenall

“The Mighty Heart in Business provides a toolbox for handling challenges faced in a leadership role. It’s an empowering programme that brings more of the human side into leadership.”
– Guy Nixon, CEO of Native

In September 2017, Dr Scilla Elworthy published The Business Plan for Peace. The best-selling book shows how 25 tried and tested strategies for preventing war can be scaled up and extended over ten years to avoid violent conflict worldwide.

The Mighty Heart in Business is a foundational approach that deals pragmatically with the sense of overwhelm, anxiety and grief that many people are feeling today. The online course enables individuals and organisations to improve communication, ignite leadership and learn the skills needed to contribute effectively to a better, safer world.

Through our Mighty Heart courses, a new generation of informed compassionate leaders is gaining the skills to transform their workplace, their communities and their countries

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Who is The Mighty Heart in Business for?

The Mighty Heart in Business is for corporate changemakers and people who want to:

– Bring more of their values into their workplace and use their professional roles to be in greater service to the urgent solutions required for the problems humanity is facing.

– Explore deep questioning and inner work to connect with their true identity, passion and purpose.

– Build their resilience through inner work to face the challenges of our times in work and home life. 

– Establish a way to make a change professionally by learning to practice authentic, heart-led leadership skills.

– Explore skills to improve communication within and between teams, to break down silos and competitive internal working cultures.

– Learn how to prevent and resolve conflicts and frustrations in the working world in a constructive and productive way.

– Develop greater self-confidence in their own leadership potential.

– People who are ready to change the way they show up in the world in order to change things for the better. 

Who Leads the Programme?

The Mighty Heart in Business course is led by two experienced Mighty Heart Programme Facilitators with credible track records in the corporate world. You can learn more about our team of facilitators here

Our facilitators are supported by a raft of inspirational guest speakers who are values-led business and industry leaders. By sharing real-life experiences, they will help demonstrate how you can overcome the unique challenges of bringing these values into the workplace.  

What Kind of People Join this Programme?

Participants cover a wide range of backgrounds. They are typically mid-level corporate employees, often working in HR and people development teams, creatives or founders in media, finance, publishing, education, healthcare, law, communications, advertising, retail, sustainability, e-commerce and more.

When Will the Course Run?

The Mighty Heart in Business is an 8-week online course running from 18 October 2023 until 6 December 2023.

These are weekly 2 hour sessions and will take place on the following dates:

Live Session Dates

Module 1: Wednesday October 18, 2023 (16:00 – 18:00pm BST / 17:00 – 19:00pm CEST)
Module 2: Wednesday October 25, 2023 (16:00 – 18:00pm BST / 17:00 – 19:00pm CEST)


Module 3: Wednesday November 1, 2023 (16:00 – 18:00pm GMT / 17:00 – 19:00pm CET)
Module 4: Wednesday November 8, 2023 (16:00 – 18:00pm GMT / 17:00 – 19:00pm CET)
Module 5: Wednesday November 15, 2023 (16:00 – 18:00pm GMT / 17:00 – 19:00pm CET)
Module 6: Wednesday November 22, 2023 (16:00 – 18:00pm GMT / 17:00 – 19:00pm CET)
Module 7: Wednesday November 29, 2023 (16:00 – 18:00pm GMT / 17:00 – 19:00pm CET)
Module 8: Wednesday December 6, 2023 (16:00 – 18:00pm GMT / 17:00 – 19:00pm CET)

Live Community Sessions:
There will also be three 1-hour sessions to connect with each other outside the course module sessions.

These dates are:
Saturday October 28, 2023 (15:00 – 16:00pm BST / 16:00 – 17:00pm CEST)


Saturday November 18, 2023 (15:00 – 16:00pm GMT / 16:00 – 17:00pm CET)
Saturday December 9, 2023 (15:00 – 16:00pm GMT / 16:00 – 17:00pm CET)

Dylan Matthews, CEO of Peace Direct

Dylan Mathews is the CEO of Peace Direct. His commitment to supporting local organisations in the global south spans almost twenty years, during which time he has worked for a range of peacebuilding, international development and humanitarian organisations. While working for the peacebuilding think tank Oxford Research Group, he authored ‘War Prevention Works’ which profiled the role of non-state actors in conflict prevention and resolution – a publication that helped launch Peace Direct in 2004. He is the editor of ‘Working with Conflict 2’ a practical toolkit for local peacebuilders, published in 2020. Dylan is the Vice Chair of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, a global peacebuilding network based in Washington DC.

Sheva Carr, CEO of HeartAmbassador

Sheva Carr is an Oriental medicine doctor, CEO of HeartAmbassadors, and co-VP of UN Peace Messenger Organization Pathways To Peace . She speaks globally on the heart’s power in relationships, health, performance, creativity, contribution, legacy, social change, and building a global culture of peace.

Jo Berry, founder of Building Bridges for Peace

Jo Berry is an award-winning public speaker who works to resolve conflicts around the world. Sixteen years after an IRA bomb killed her father in 1984, Jo met with the man responsible, Pat Magee. This led to them speaking on over three hundred occasions on a shared platform worldwide. They’ve been featured in documentaries, plays and on film.

The founder of the charity ‘Building Bridges for Peace’, Jo advocates that listening and unbounded empathy are the biggest tools we have to transform conflict.

Scilla Elworthy - Mighty Heart in Business - Guest Speaker

Dr. Scilla Elworthy, founder of Business Plan for Peace

Three times Nobel Peace Prize nominee for her work with Oxford Research Group to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics. She now leads Business Plan for Peace to help prevent violent conflict and build sustainable peace throughout the world, because it is possible; based on her latest books The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War (2017), The Mighty Heart: how to transform conflict (2020), and The Mighty Heart in Action (2022).

Scilla founded Peace Direct in 2002 to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas, was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003 and advised Peter Gabriel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Richard Branson in setting up ‘The Elders’.

Robert Browning, PhD (h.c.), HeartMath’s Co-Director of Healthcare

For over 26 years with HeartMath, Robert has trained 22,000+ in heart-based living, leading programs at Kaiser Permanente, Stanford, Ascension, Dignity, and the VA. He oversees HeartMath’s healthcare alliances for self-care and healing, holding an Honorary Doctorate in Human Caring and serving as Co-Vice President of Pathways to Peace, a UN Peace Messenger. He’s presented HeartMath at the High Level Political Forum and holds faculty positions at Esalen Institute, Watson Caring Science Institute, and University of Colorado. A published author and UCLA graduate, Robert’s 27+ years of passion highlight the heart’s power, care, and healing in his impactful work.

ankur kamalia - Mighty Heart in Business - Guest Speaker

Ankur Kamalia, founding partner of SARSEN

Ankur enjoys investing in and building purpose-based businesses and working with large and systemically relevant organisations. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector across the US, Europe and Asia, including as Managing Director at Deutsche Börse Group. In 2020, he left 7Ridge, a private equity fund he co-founded, to join SARSEN as a Founding Partner. SARSEN is a London-based organisation co-creating a new operating system for personal growth, well-being, and mental health through their platform Light. He is also CFO and Senior Adviser for Doconomy, a climate technology company based in Stockholm.

Ankur completed the Mighty Heart programme in 2020 and trained as a facilitator in 2021.

Kawtar El Alaoui - Mighty Heart in Business - Guest Speaker

Kawtar El Alaoui, Founder and CEO of Conscious Togetherness, Inc.

Kawtar El Alaoui. LL. B, PCC is a global conscious leadership coach, facilitator and mentor. She is the Founder and CEO of Conscious Togetherness, Inc., a Trained True Purpose® Coach, Faculty and Mentor with Leadership That Works India, Facilitator with the Business Plan for Peace in the UK, and Leadership Advisor with She Did It! Ell a osé! In Canada.

In all her work, Kawtar stands for a world where everyone can live in dignity and peace. She uses her gifts to support changemakers in reaching their highest level of impact for the communities they serve.

Angela Gallenz, HR Manager for Central Europe

Angela Gallenz was born in 1968 in Munich. She graduated with a Masters in Business from the University of Munich. In 1995, she began working at H&M, first as store manager, then from 1999, as area manager. In 2007 she was appointed Germany’s country HR manager and since 2019, she has been HR Manager for the Central European region. She is married, a mother and a dog lover. Meditation, hiking and inner development are among her passions.

Eliane Fierro

Eliane is a Master Certified Coach by ICF (MCC), a Team Coach and a Heartmath Certified Coach with great experience coaching C-suite executives including the Board of Directors. She will draw on her experience delivering transformational courses for companies such as Ford, HSBC and Colgate and supporting HR executives to master the skills of coaching to ensure all who invest in the Mighty Heart in Business program understand the power of leading from their Mighty Hearts and what that looks like within the reality of today’s fast-moving and highly pressurised workplaces.

Caroline Ravenall

Caroline has facilitated, coached and trained coaches and leaders for the last 20+ years with hands-on executive experience as a senior leader from the Virgin Group together with consulting and interim management experience globally. She has hands-on experience working at senior levels in entrepreneurial business contexts and having lived and worked internationally (UK, South Africa, USA, Australasia, India) diversity and inclusion is a very ‘felt’ sense. Her work involves supporting leaders at all levels of an organisation with skills around resilience and connects deeply with the principles of the Mighty Heart.

Nicholas Janni

Nicholas has garnered a global reputation over two decades for his impactful coaching and leadership seminars, serving prestigious clients like FedEx, Rolls Royce, and Microsoft. With a background as a theater director and acting teacher, he seamlessly integrates creative, personal, spiritual, and professional growth. He has extensively researched peak performance and mind/body disciplines for 30 years, holding roles at esteemed institutions like Cranfield School of Management and the University of Oxford. Nicholas is the founder of CORE PRESENCE consultancy and currently instructs at IMD Business School, he has also recently won the Business Book of the Year award for 2023 for his work, Leader as Healer.