The Unaware Leader

In this course, The Unaware Leader: How Knowing Yourself Boosts Your Leadership Effectiveness, you will learn practices to help you lead with empathy.

Takes approximately 18 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Calling & Vocation, Church, Faith & Work, Ministry Leadership, and Work

Course Description

Do you feel overwhelmed by your role as a leader? Anxious? Lonely? Stuck? In this course, The Unaware Leader: How Knowing Yourself Boosts Your Leadership Effectiveness, you will walk through some practices to help you identify ways to address those feelings and welcome in support as you lead with empathy and creativity. Finding ways to take risks in a constructive manner and reflecting on work, yourself, and God’s call on your life are all important factors as you develop the skills to lead with empathy. Join Michaela O’Donnell on this journey into a practice of ongoing self-reflection and a better understanding of your vocation.

This is a FULLER Equip course, which includes an assessment and feedback upon completion. This course is not a part of a certificate program and will not be credited toward additional work.

Meet Your Instructors

Michaela O’Donnell

Michaela O’Donnell is the executive director of the De Pree Center and an adjunct instructor of Practical Theology and Leadership at Fuller Seminary. She holds an MDiv and PhD from Fuller Seminary. Michaela’s dissertation, Adopting an Entrepreneurial Posture: Vocational Formation for Changing World of Work is the foundation for De Pree Center’s McNair Foundation funded project, Entrepreneurship, Faith, and Flourishing Initiative.

In addition to her academic work, Michaela is the owner and managing director of Long Winter Media, a vibrant creative agency that helps brands make social impact through multi-media content. Long Winter Media’s roster of clients includes Google, YouTube, NBC Universal, University of Southern California, Presbyterian Church (USA), Fuller Seminary, and many more. Notably, the Oprah Winfrey Network picked up a short film she produced for Oprah’s show Super Soul Sundays. In her various roles, Michaela has coached many women and men in their leadership and entrepreneurial development.

What is a FULLER Equip course?

The FULLER Equip courses are designed with the goal of providing a comprehensive education in the study of Scripture and its practical applications to life, work, and the advancement of God's kingdom.

These courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of learners around the world, offering a global perspective on the study of Scripture and its relevance to everyday life.

Whether you are looking to deepen your personal understanding of Scripture, or seeking to apply its principles to your professional life or ministry, FULLER Equip courses offer a wide range of resources and tools to help you achieve your goals.

From online lectures and interactive discussions to practical assignments and case studies, these courses are designed to engage learners at all levels and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced student of Scripture, FULLER Equip courses have something to offer everyone.

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About FULLER Equip

FULLER Equip is an extension of Fuller Theological Seminary. It offers non-degree courses, professional certificate programs, training services, and research to help individuals and organizations advance the kingdom of God. FULLER Equip provides courses covering theology, leadership, counseling, and more. Professional certificate programs offer specialized study. Equip also offers training services such as customized workshops and coaching. Lastly, Equip conducts research and engages in strategic partnerships to innovate Christian ministry and service.

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