From our perspective, it’s all about practice. We are what we practice.  In fact, how we live our daily lives, our values & beliefs and actions all depend upon what we’ve been practicing. 

What are you practicing?  

Our Courses

View all of Q4 Consulting’s course offerings. Registration is available for each course through March 2021.


Since the get-go we’ve been lovers of all things written. Here you’ll see what we’ve been reading lately, and then a list of any number of books that we’ve found useful, enlightening, or inspiring.

  • Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chodron, 2019  
  • The Circularity of Life: An Essential Shift for Sustainability 2nd Edition by Ms Jane Cull, 2016
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business  by Charles Duhigg, 2014
  • How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain   by Lisa Feldman Barrett, 2018
  • No Excuses: Nine Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power  by Gloria Feldt, 2012


  • Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life  by Robert Fritz, 1989
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind  by Yuval Noah Harari, 2018
  • Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming  by Paul Hawken and Tom Steyer, 2017
  • Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving,  2014
  • An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey, 2016 




  • Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Fearlessly Live Your Highest Purpose, and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good by Fleet Maull Ph.D. and Daniel Siegel M.D.,2019
  • Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit by Parker Palmer, 2011
  • Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence–The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice by Dr. Daniel Siegel M.D., 2018
  • Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit by Parker Palmer, 2011
  • Radical Wholeness: The Embodied Present and the Ordinary Grace of Being  by Philip Shepherd and Jeff Brown, 2017


  • The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World  by Raj Sisodia and Michael J. Gelb, 2019
  • Disclosing New Worlds: Entrepreneurship, Democratic Action, and the Cultivation of Solidarity by Charles Spinosa, Fernando Flores, Hubert L. Dreyfus, 1999
  • Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy  by Evan Thompson and Stephen Batchelor, 2014
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It Paperback by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz, 2017
  • The Zen Leader: 10 Ways to Go From Barely Managing to Leading Fearlessly by Ginny Whitelaw, 2016

Video & Audio

We love films & videos, podcasts & audio recordings. To ‘see’ someone or something, the world can aid in our learning in powerful ways. To ‘hear’ is to begin to listen deeply. 


A current snapshot is often useful to allow you to see where you are now in your development and provide insight into where you’d like to go in your future. We use a variety of behavioral, business, psychological assessments provide us a ‘look see.’ 

Looking for more great content?  Subscribers get access to our practices and other assessments. 


Effectiveness Institute Behavior Style  

Understanding Behavior Styles can provide a strong foundation for building more effective communications, reducing tension and developing more productive work relationships.

Each Behavior Style, or style combination,  has unique strengths and blindspots; no  one style is “best.” Comparing and contrasting Behavior Styles  can create more effective communication and interaction between the different styles. This tool measures the strengths and challenges of four primary Behavior Styles: Controller, Stabilizer, Analyzer, Persuader.

Behavior style shows up in the way you talk, gesture, choose words, make decisions, solve problems, face challenges and interact with others in consistent patterns. Discovering your behavior style is the first step in building stronger relationships, both at work and at home.

Focus Energy Balance Indicator (FEBI)

The FEBI provides insight into one’s preferences around four  patterns – Driver, Organizer, Collaborator and Visionary.  Patterns are determined by measuring nervous-system functions observed in movement, thoughts, feelings and everyday work behaviors.   From the FEBI, you will learn:

  • A deeper way to understand yourself, the people you work with, your significant relationships, clients and customers.
  • An integrated mind-body view into your own use of the four patterns, comprising a whole and balanced leader.
  • An individually designed way to further develop as an integrated leader.
  • A powerful way of reading the energy of teams and organizations.

Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI)

The Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI) is a scientifically-validated and reliable 360 tool designed to assess the emotional and social competencies of individuals in organizations. It is based on the seminal work of Dr. Richard Boyatzis and Dr. Daniel Goleman, and builds on the HayGroup’s 35 years of competency research. The model includes 18 emotional competencies organized into four clusters: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management.

  • Self-Awareness concerns knowing one’s internal states, preferences, resources, and intuitions.
  • Self-Management refers to managing ones’ internal states, impulses, and resources.
  • Social Awareness refers to how people handle relationships and awareness of others’ feelings, needs, and concerns.
  • Relationship Management concerns the skill or adeptness at inducing desirable responses in others.

The Leadership Circle Profile (TLCP)

TLCP is the only competency-based 360 assessment to simultaneously measure two primary leadership domains – Creative Competencies and Reactive Tendencies—that draw on beliefs and assumptions the underlie the leadership behaviors.

The Leadership Circle Profile is designed to measure leadership behavior at multiple stages of adult development consistent with the groundbreaking research of Kegan, Gilligan, Cook-Grueter, Beck, Wilber, and others.

It’s the only leadership assessment tool linking an executive’s leadership competencies to core beliefs that govern behavior.  The Leadership Circle Profile instantly reveals key opportunities for development with its rich theoretical underpinnings providing a pathway to transformation.

A Mindful Course

Below you’ll find the all the documents and files you’ll need when you sign up for A Mindful Course™.  And, I’d recommend the Mindfulness App as a useful tool on your mindfulness path.