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Balance Leadership Training and Consulting

(Balance Leadership Training and Consulting is a branch of Knowler Consulting)

CAPITAL-L Leadership – Mental Health Leadership for Modern Professionals

This session is 1/2 day, 1 day, 2 day, or custom

Strong and profound leaders care about the health, wellness, and balance of their teams. In his second book and in this training program, Brian has dubbed this phenomenon ‘Capital L’ Leadership. Capital L leadership is driven by people, not profit, and those who fail to acknowledge the increasing impact of mental health issues on their teams will inevitably lose the confidence and trust of those they have the honour to lead.

This workshop defines and illustrates Capital L leadership by using real-life lessons from the first responder, business, and non-profit worlds. Students will learn the ‘CAPITAL L’ model, which was distilled from the lessons in Brian’s book ‘“Career Suicide Is Overrated”:


Awareness of Self


Island (Nobody Is One)

Team Is The Foundation

Admit Mistakes 

Live Out Loud

Leave A Trail

This includes small group work and materials for all participants.

'Career Suicide is Overrated' and Other Leadership Lessons for Honouring the Mental Health of Your Team

This is a shortened version of the full CAPITAL-L Leadership session

In this session, Brian discusses the impact leadership, both good and bad, has on those who are struggling with mental health and wellness. He teaches the concept of what he calls Capital-L Leadership; a style of leadership that honours the balance and well-being of a team or organization as its greatest measuring stick.


During the training, Brian walks those who want to be Capital-L Leaders through lived experience lessons and examples and provides leaders with a toolkit to understand, support, encourage, and communicate effectively with team members dealing with mental health struggles.

Operational Stress Injuries –The Basics

This session is offered as 1/2 day or full day

A session aimed at professionals who work in high-stress frontline roles such as education, customer service, personal support, animal care, public safety, etc., that details operational stress injuries such as burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and post-traumatic stress.


Includes information on signs and symptoms, self-care, treatment, recovery, prevention, and resilience.

On the Other Side of Broken – One Cop’s Journey Through Trauma

Can be co-facilitated with Brian's wife Cathy as a family/spousal inclusive session

A session aimed at first responders and public safety professionals using Brian’s story as a template, including information on signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress, an overview of treatment methods, tips on self-care and resilience, post-traumatic growth, and the importance of leadership to mental health.

Balance Leadership also offers consulting/coaching services to individuals and can create personalized programming to suit any leadership need.

Knowler Consulting 2020

Knowler Consulting 2020

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