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You're contemplating your leadership, life, or legacy...

You're successful in one area yet craving more in another...

You're not lonely, but feeling alone or uninspired...

You're meant for more... your next-stage potential...

You're in the right place.

Don't fight the existing reality at work.

Reveal the outdated model making the existing one obsolete.

So compellingly disruptive, you can't un-see it!


Develop a mind to see a world that most people miss.

Self and Systems Leadership.

It's based on this premise:

We can't make the

outer transformation

we seek in the world

without making

inner transformation

in our thinking,

doing, and being.

We offer two Developmental approaches to evolving Self & Systems ...

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1:1 Executive Development

A Structured, Developmental Process

Systemic Development & Transformation

(Leaders, Teams, Organizations)

Clients Testimonials



Client 1

"This leadership path has been so impactful. Janet is one of the few people who can tie together cutting-edge methods and make them so practical. The powerful frameworks gave clarity to the role and importance of leadership. I'm seeing the valuable contribution our leaders can make to our people and the bigger system."


Cindy Reiss-Clark
Chief Commercial Officer, SVP West Pharmaceuticals

Client 2

"Janet absolutely nailed it with her Best Future Self Now. With a Ph.D. and years of executive leadership positions, I never expected to uncover deep insights into my life, leadership, and future. She challenged my thinking and motivated me to consider an even higher level of impact."


Sam Cimitan, Ph.D.,
CEO Celonic

Client 3

"Janet has made a lasting impression on my personal leadership, my businesses, and charities. I’ve spent tens of thousands on training programs for myself and my employees over the years. But your regenerative approach made the most lasting impact."


Ray Ciccolo
Founder and CEO Village Motor Group

Client 3

"Janet, as part of your Best Future Self Master Mind, I now see details I missed before, like being a victim, villain and victor. I'm now designing my future decade like you've done. You're a great model for living leadership."


Luz Elena Zuluaga
Spanish Professor

Client 3

"I went from the backroom to the courtroom thanks to Janet helping me build influence and find my leadership."


James A. Rice
Attorney At Law

Client 3

"Janet has a broad and deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in work and life. But, what really sets her apart is her dedication to evolving leadership so that we develop our own, and others, abilities to co-create a world in which we all can thrive."


Karryn Olson-Ramanujan
President, Regenpreneurs, and Permaculture Entrepreneur

Client 3

"As someone with a strong consulting background, I have extremely high expectations about business and leadership development. With the Best Future Self Now content and lively interactions, my high expectations were met!"


Kleigh Heather
Digital Transformation Leader

Client 3

"Janet has been one of the very few trusted advisors I’ve relied on to build my organization. The regenerative approach helped me become a better leader (and person)."


Jonah H. Jacob
President, Science Research Laboratory Inc

Client 3

"When I signed up to work with you, I didn’t expect to learn so much about my own development given my education and profession. But WOW, it was eye-opening to assess my thinking and to find new ways to grow. I’m now ready for your Third Line Mastermind, please!"


Daphne Rulf,
M.D., Ph.D

Meet Janet Macaluso, Learning2LEAD Founder

I'm not here to sell you an idea, I am here to sell you on YOUR NEXT POTENTIAL.

Self AND Systems Potential.

I help Leaders, Teams and Change Makers build new practices and routines. My anti-hero methodology creates a space to ...

... break automatic, outdated habits

... design new patterns and new worlds

... eliminate energy-draining waste

... design transformational change

... diagnose challenges, mysteries, messes

... deliver exceptional systemic results

As a previous executive of leadership, learning, and organization design functions, I've equipped thousands of global leaders to grow their leadership, businesses, and causes.

Yet I've reinvented my traditional follow-the-guru, textbook approach and replaced it with a unique technology that combines modern science and ancient wisdom.

It's a conscious-building methodology because there's no playbook or textbook to navigate constant change and flux.

I'm keenly interested in replacing the ghost of mediocrity with a thriving future for all living, social and planetary systems.

Janet's experience includes:

▫️ Masters in Education, Harvard

▫️ Master of Science, Pepperdine

▫️ Advanced Certificate in Organization Design, USC

▫️ BRAINZ Top 500 in 2021 and 2022

▫️ Certified Professional Coach, IPEC

▫️ Certified High-Performance Coach

▫️ Certified Tiny Habits Coach

▫️ Certified Immunity2CHANGE Facilitator

▫️ Certified Professional Retirement Coach

▫️ Certified Search Inside Yourself Facilitator

▫️ Certified HeartMath Coach and Facilitator

And... 7 years studying Regenerative Business with Carol Sanford in: the Change Agent Community, Regenerative Business Development, The Regenerative Women Entrepreneurs, The Regenerative Educator, The Regenerative Business Development Community

I've invested decades learning what works

- and what doesn't - so you won't have to.

Meet Bill Reed

Internationally recognized pioneer, practitioner, teacher, and authority in integrative systems design, sustainability, and regenerative community planning and implementation

Bill is a principal in Regenesis and The Place Fund – organizations working to lift human activities into full integration and evolution with living systems.

His work centers on creating and implementing a whole and living-systems engagement and design process; realizing exponential value to the qualities of life within projects, communities, and their ecosystem.  

An author of technical articles and contributor to many books on green design, Bill is also a co-author of the seminal work, “Integrative Design Guide to Green Building.” 

He is a founding Board of Director of the US Green Building Council, a co-developer of the LEED Green Building Rating System, and is considered one of the leading thinkers and explorers in this field, Bill has consulted on hundreds of green design commissions and regenerative development engagements.

Bill frequently speaks at major planning, building, and design events as well as guest-lectures at universities throughout Europe and North America including Harvard, Yale, University of British Columbia, Universidad Iberoamericana, MIT, Princeton and UPenn.  Regenesis Group -Partnering people with their places to regenerate ecosystems and the human spirit.  

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An Anti-Hero Approach to ConsensUS



I share what I'm learning,

un-learning, and occasional invitations, free webinars, and early-bird notices.

Conscious Conversations Workshop

Uplevel your

communications - even

you'd rather avoid

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- even those undiscussables

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This is so weird (wyrd)

November 04, 20231 min read

The silence was deafening. 

After a ghostly night of trick-or-treating with my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Dracula...

Peace and quiet? Now, that was spooky.

So I tiptoed into the living room to find ...

My highly analytical Dracula (obsessed with mutual funds and the legality of insurance) organizing his candy stash alphabetically.

My Ninja Turtle, wearing the same lime green costume for the third consecutive year, hid under the coffee table, sniffing his candy booty.

Every Halloween, I remember this heartwarming image that captured the unique Essence of each boy.

We all have an Essence -- the unique "You-ness" at birth that guides us toward and away from things and activities.

The ancient Norse term describing this mystical, sacred concept is Wyrd

  • Pronounced as weird

  • A noun, as in You have a Wyrd 

  • With the same roots as the Old English verb weorðan – to become

So, time to ask the spooky question...

Are you living and leading in coherence with your weird Wyrd?

If not now, when? Time is of the Essence.

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Janet Macaluso

Janet Macaluso, Ed.M., MSOD, CPC works with successful midlife Change Makers to help transform their success to significance. As a previous executive of leadership, learning, and organization design functions, Janet has equipped thousands of global leaders to grow and evolve their leadership, businesses, and causes. Her unique anti-hero approach combines modern science and ancient wisdom to navigate constant change in flux. In addition to breaking the spell of the "old story," Janet is keenly interested in a regenerative, interconnected, nonviolent future. Her deep and broad experience includes: ▫️Masters in Education, Harvard ▫️MS in Organization Development, Pepperdine ▫️Organization Design ️️Advanced Certificate, USC ▫️BRAINZ Top 500 in 2021 ▫️Certified High-Performance Coach ▫️Certified Tiny Habits Coach ▫️Certified Immunity2CHANGE Facilitator ▫️Certified Professional Retirement Coach ▫️Certified Search Inside Yourself Facilitator ▫️Certified HeartMath Facilitator

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Here are the articles I wrote for BRAINZ.


Time For A Pronoun Paradigm Shift?

During a recent large online meeting, I felt different. Like I didn’t get the memo saying: “Post pronouns beside your name.” If all those talented Harvard alumni women posted their pronouns, I should too, right? Me2.


Top Ways Leaders Manage Conflict And Reduce the Stress Response

Nested within a wide circle of family, colleagues, and community systems, we humans find health, happiness, and meaningful purpose. And sometimes, friction.


It's All In Your Head – Cultivating Conscious Conversations

When you inaccurately imagine something, “It’s all in your head.” It’s also what the car mechanic thinks when you complain about that clicking sound that mysteriously disappears during the inspection.


What’s Worse? Scary Movie 3 Or “We Have To Talk”?

Does “We Have to Talk” trigger an inner primal scream? Perhaps you’ve heard these ominous 4-words from...

  • The Boss: “I have some feedback”

  • A Partner: “It’s me, not you”

  • Garage Mechanic: “It’s the transmission”

  • Child's teacher: “About their behavior”


Do You Have A Clearing Disorder?

Have you ever complained about busy work distracting you from strategic, high-impact projects and planning? You’re not alone!


Silence Your Perfectionista

Did you get all that? If English is your native language, most likely you understood it, errors and all. Spelling mistakes did not materially impact the outcome.