Earlier this week a friend of mine wrote a reflective piece on how current world issues had caused her to reflect on her identity. It was deeply moving and made me think about my views on identity.  I reflected on how we can share our collective identities and make our world richer and more understanding. My worldview is one of unity consciousness and this translates into the world of leadership in my Leadership Development Model. As a result, I knew this week I wanted to share my ideas about how unity consciousness can shape the way we lead for the better. There’s a myriad of lenses to examine this way of leading. One of my favourite organisational design models is Robert Dilts’ Logical Levels. So I thought this would be an excellent way of illustrating leading with unity consciousness.

What Is Unity Consciousness?

Unity consciousness refers to a state of awareness where an individual recognises and experiences a deep sense of interconnectedness with all aspects of life. It transcends the perception of separateness between oneself and others, acknowledging that at a fundamental level, everything in the universe is interconnected and part of a single, unified whole. This consciousness is not limited to connections among humans but extends to animals, nature, and the cosmos, emphasising an intrinsic relationship between the individual self and the vastness of the universe.

The Essence of Unity Consciousness

Leading with Unity Consciousness is about recognising and embracing the interconnectedness of all individuals. It’s an acknowledgement that everyone contributes to the whole in invaluable ways. Leaders with this mindset see beyond the superficial divisions of race, gender, ethnicity, and other identity markers to the deeper human connection that binds us all.

Leading With Unity Consciousness And DEI

In an era where diversity, equity, and inclusion are both celebrated and reviled, Unity Consciousness helps the debate by looking at it with a different lens. In this respect, the need for transformative leadership has never been more critical.

Leaders with a unity consciousness approach DEI with a profound understanding that our differences are what make up the collective whole. This is why they must be embraced and celebrated because by not doing so we are missing out on essential parts of ourselves and what makes us human. A unity-conscious leader knows at a fundamental level that every single part of us is as valuable as the other.

This fundamental principle means we embrace and respect everyone. We cast out our judgemental selves and we look at what works and what doesn’t work instead. Then with kindness, we learn and find ways collectively to get what we need individually.

Unity Consciousness and Dilts Logical Levels

Today I explore how leading with unity consciousness can be approached practically by looking at this state of knowing through the lens of Robert Dilts’ Logical Levels.

Unity consciousness, with its emphasis on interconnectedness and holistic thinking, aligns interestingly with logical levels.

The Logical Levels Model

Robert Dilts’ Logical Levels model, is an influential framework in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Dilts’ model proposes that human experience and behaviour operate on multiple levels, from the most superficial to the deepest. These levels are Environment, Behavior, Capabilities, Beliefs and Values, Identity, and Spirituality (or Purpose). Understanding how unity consciousness interacts with these levels can offer practical insights into how leading in this way manifests.


At the environmental level, unity consciousness encourages the recognition of our interconnectedness with our surroundings. Leaders and individuals alike are reminded that every action has an impact on the wider system. This level emphasises the importance of creating environments (physical, social, and organisational) that support sustainable practices, inclusivity, and the well-being of all beings.

  • Physical Space: Create a workspace that promotes collaboration and openness, with communal areas designed to encourage interaction across different teams and levels.
  • Cultural Environment: Foster a culture that celebrates diversity, supports open communication, and practices inclusivity, making everyone feel valued and part of a unified whole.


Unity consciousness influences behaviour by inspiring actions that are considerate of the collective well-being. It promotes behaviours that transcend self-interest for the greater good, encouraging cooperation, empathy, and actions that support community and ecological health.

  • Modelling Inclusive Behavior: Demonstrate through actions the importance of inclusivity, empathy, and respect for all individuals, encouraging team members to mirror these behaviours in their interactions.
  • Encourage Sustainable Practices: Promote behaviours that support sustainability and environmental stewardship, integrating these practices into daily operations.


On the capabilities level, unity consciousness can expand one’s skills and abilities towards more collaborative and holistic problem-solving approaches. It fosters the development of capabilities such as emotional intelligence, empathetic communication, and systems thinking—skills essential for navigating complex social and organisational landscapes.

  • Developing Skills for Collaboration: Offer training and development opportunities focused on enhancing collaboration. Accelerate emotional intelligence, and conflict resolution skills among employees.
  • Fostering Innovation: Encourage the development of skills that support innovation and creative problem-solving. Emphasise the value of diverse perspectives in generating solutions.

Beliefs and Values

Unity consciousness deeply informs an individual’s beliefs and values, cultivating a sense of universal responsibility and compassion. It nurtures the belief in the intrinsic value of all life forms and the importance of diversity and inclusion. These values become guiding principles for decision-making and interactions with others.

  • Reinforcing Core Values: Communicate the organisation’s core values. Ensure they reflect principles of unity, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Demonstrate how these values are integral to the organisation’s mission and operations.
  • Challenging Limiting Beliefs: Use coaching and mentoring to help team members identify and overcome beliefs that hinder their ability to collaborate effectively and embrace diversity.


At the identity level, unity consciousness can lead to a more expansive sense of self that transcends individual ego. Individuals may begin to identify themselves as integral parts of a larger whole, seeing their purpose and existence as interconnected with the well-being of others and the planet.

  • Cultivating a Collective Identity: Help individuals see themselves as part of a larger collective where every member’s contribution is vital to the success of the whole. This might involve team-building activities and storytelling that highlight the organisation’s interconnected achievements.
  • Personal Growth: Support personal growth and self-awareness initiatives. Initiatives that help employees understand their role within the organisation and the larger community. Reinforce a sense of belonging and purpose.

Spirituality (or Purpose)

The highest level in Dilts’ model is Spirituality or Purpose, where unity consciousness finds its fullest expression. This level is about connecting with a purpose that transcends the individual. Often involving a sense of service to humanity, the planet, or the cosmos. Unity consciousness at this level fosters a deep sense of belonging to and working for something greater than oneself.

  • Aligning with a Greater Purpose: Guide the organisation in identifying and committing to a purpose. This purpose transcends individual and corporate success, such as contributing to societal well-being, environmental sustainability, or social justice.
  • Purpose-Driven Leadership: Lead by example, showing how personal and organisational actions are aligned with this broader purpose. Encourage employees to find their connections to this mission.

Integrating Unity Consciousness

Integrating unity consciousness with the Logical Levels model provides a powerful framework for personal growth and leadership. It encourages individuals and leaders to cultivate awareness.  It sparks behaviours that are aligned with the well-being of the collective and the planet.

By leading with unity consciousness, organisations can become powerful agents for positive change.  This encourages them to embody values of interconnectedness, sustainability, and inclusivity in all aspects of their operations.

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