Resilient people consistently exhibit natural leadership qualities.
Self-leadership is felt in any level of an organization, in streamlined thinking and in expansive communication skills that minimize the delay of difficult decisions and conversations. In a nutshell, I help people feel clear, then stronger, then safe, then creative. In this work, we decrease the fragility of an organization under stress.
Companies experiencing unexpected rapid growth, adapting to significant change or working through staffing struggles benefit from working with me.
I am pleased to provide a limited number of group and individual engagements for Resilience Coaching, Executive Coaching, Corporate Retreats, Programming for Educational Institutions and more. Please inquire below for availability.
Developing Meaningful Communication
Strengthening Company Culture
Burnout Prevention and Recovery
Active Resilience Mapping
Feeding Natural Leadership
Building from Tragedy
Cultivating a Vibrant Corporate Culture
Designing a Culture of Innovation
Real Self Compassion and Self Care
One Day, In-Person -Resilience Skills Retreat
A single day. A guided visit into a new mental landscape that grounds in your real life and keeps turning oddly magical. I'll lead you into an inner terrain that informs how you work, live, and love brilliantly and resiliently, even with hard things.
The Day's Itinerary:
We use this itinerary as a guide, and flex it to spend time where and when you need.
9 AM: Arrive on this Montana river farm. Relax and settle and belong here with me. Snacks and drinks are provided all along.
The Joy Village: We're going to explore a new mental village, the hospitable inhabitants of which have been my generous guides back into joy and resilience for decades.
Noon: A party in your mouth fresh from the farm, with local and seasonal ingredients.
After Lunch: Field and river walk with time to sketch, write, and enjoy the creatures we meet along the way.
Dates with Elephants: What do you crave and yet avoid? Silence? Solitude? Slowness? Stillness? Let's go on a date...
4:30 PM: You head back home...or to dinner...or to one of the hot springs... anything lovely you can devise to allow this beautiful newness to settle in.
Women's Executive Coaching
Burnout, imposter syndrome, gender bias, work-life balance - these challenges can hinder the professional growth and success of women executives.
My targeted 1:1 resilient leadership coaching focuses on the pain points that women in senior executive roles experience.
Join me on a path to resilience leadership you didn't even know you needed.
Individual engagements start at 4 months in duration. Group coaching is available upon request.
Private Resilience Coaching
Leaders, creatives, athletes and entrepreneurs who want support and structure, hope and relief and a new way of being and working -
this is for you.
In an uncertain world, I have my radar up for those people and businesses who are navigating with energy, joy, and vision even as their path unfolds before them.
Join me to forge your
resilient path forward.
You don't have to walk it alone.
Individual engagements start at 4 months in duration.
Corporate Resilience Training
An organization is an ecosystem,
where every element shifts overall health.
In an era of rapid change, the intelligent leader designs for flexibility, resilience, and innovation, both of structure and in people. In corporate resilience training, I work with both parts so that they support each other.
I am pleased to offer in-person and virtual support for Corporate Resilience Training.
Resilience in Education Workshop
Building resilience in schools is crucial to ensuring a happy and engaging experience for teachers, students, parents, and school administrators. Recent years have been particularly challenging for schools to provide the support and network students need to thrive. According to a recent Gallup poll, teachers are experiencing burnout at an unprecedented rate. Students are struggling to return to pre-pandemic learning levels, parents are challenged to support their children, and school administrators are left trying to balance an often unmanageable workload.
The Resilience in Education Workshop is interactive and engaged, giving teachers the time to experience the tools they will teach. Participants will be given tools to teach students awareness and calm, learn a mental model for assessing their own resilience and calm and clarify their own goals for their students' experiences of personal serenity for optimal openness and learning. Teachers will engage in group discussions and individual reflection exercises as they explore tools for feeling resilient and calm.
Training with Lorca is both relaxing and fun. Each workshop is 3 hours in duration and is available both in-person and online.
Lorca Smetana is an expert in resilience thinking and post-traumatic growth -- a gifted speaker, experienced resilience coach and mentor who helps students and professionals in high-stress lives short-circuit burnout, expand resilience skills and grow as survivors into leaders.
Lorca Smetana is a thoughtful, insightful, and patient facilitator of resilience training. She listens very carefully and asks the right questions to stimulate participants’ thinking about their own stories, identity, and path."
- Alison Harmon, Interim Vice President of Research & Economic Development, Montana State University
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
“Lorca traces the contours of our lives and helps us recognize the beauty of the deep canyons, the power of how to run fleet footed with the fears for a moment, and then the way to take the strength from running and offer it to our communities as a gift. Our leadership is needed, now more than ever, and Lorca floats the tools we need to to surface so that our work becomes effortless.”
KATE RUTHERFORD / PATAGONIA ROCK CLIMBING AMBASSADOR / CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR, FARM TO CRAG
“Lorca is remarkable in her ability to work with educators to create a dynamic where they feel safe working with each other and within themselves. Because teachers can often give themselves to the point where they leave their profession, she trained our staffs in understanding how caring for themselves is caring for their careers.”
GENNIFRE HARTMAN / INTERIM HEAD OF SCHOOL - HEADWATERS ACADEMY & FOUNDER - THE TRAVELING SCHOOL