Welcome to Elevated Leadership!
My name is Maja Michalewska.
I help changemakers and sustainability leaders build a strong foundation of wellness and growth so they can bring about positive change in the world without sacrificing their own well-being.
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We understand that sustainability starts within.
We are dedicated to empowering sustainability leaders to make a meaningful impact on the world and contribute to accelerating the transition to a genuinely sustainable world through elevated leadership.
You might be wondering how I got to where I am now.
Let me share my story.
I am a changemaker myself and a sustainability specialist with a Master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. I have worked in academia as a researcher and in the private sector, providing my expertise in the green transition in the healthcare sector and the shift to a more plant-based diet.
While it may have seemed wonderful from the outside, it did not come without costs.
On a personal level, I experienced migraines and painful menstruations that would disrupt my normal functioning for days. I thought this was normal, as many people around me were experiencing some level of body-mind imbalance. I blindly accepted this as my fate.
But in 2020, I hit rock bottom.
I began experiencing anxiety and panic attacks, and it was the darkest period of my life so far. I felt completely isolated and thought, “something is wrong with you, lady.” I took the common path of suppressing the symptoms, completely ignoring what my body was trying to tell me.
But then I began to realize that the only thing I was missing was to PAUSE and listen deeply to myself, to my body, and to my intuition.
The moment I consciously decided to check in with myself, everything began to change. The moment I began asking the right questions, the right answers, people, situations, and solutions came my way. This is how I began my journey with Ayurveda, also known as quantum medicine, according to Deepak Chopra. The approach of viewing my mind-body as an integrative, super-intelligent system was revolutionary for me. I immersed myself in studying this ancient science and deepened my understanding of its sister science, yoga.
These past few years have led me to specialize and become certified in both modalities, becoming a source of my own healing and understanding of true inner-sustainability.
At the same time, I noticed what was happening with people around me.
Passionate, sustainability leaders and changemakers in various fields were suffering from deep mental imbalances such as frustration, anxiety, depression, and a lack of zest for life. Many struggled with physical issues such as digestive disorders, skin problems, and excess weight. And most could not manage their energy levels throughout the day.
Meanwhile, I was trying to save the world with my work as a changemaker, emphasizing how people should change their behavior to become more sustainable. It became frustrating to me to see how many resources were wasted on actions that didn’t bring us forward.
And then it hit me. I connected to this powerful, intuitive sense of why I was placed between two opposing systems: Western modern science and ancient systems of wisdom.
I realized that my mission is to ELEVATE those who lead the transition to a better world to a place where they thrive on a physical, mental, and personal level. This is the only way we can SUSTAIN the change that changemakers and sustainability leaders want to see in the world. And from there, we can PROSPER as a society, humanity, and greater consciousness.
This is how ELEVATED LEADERSHIP was born.
I believe that true change begins within each of us. In a world where sustainability has become a buzzword, my approach is designed to help changemakers and leaders experience the true ability to sustain and thrive, both personally and for the benefit of the world around them.
My approach combines the latest scientific research with ancient wisdom traditions to offer a personalized and comprehensive path to sustainable living.
My work is influenced by quantum physics, neuroscience, and studies on brain plasticity; the holistic approach to plant-based diets according to Dr. Colin Campbell; the transformational leadership framework aligned with the teachings and methodology of Dr. Claire Zammit; yogic and ayurvedic sciences, and other ancient systems of wisdom.
I am passionate about helping people tap into their own potential for growth and sustainability through transformational leadership methodology, which I define as Elevated Leadership. I am committed to empowering those who deeply want to make a positive impact on the world.
If you have gotten to this point in this text, I know it resonates with you to some degree.
Please make yourself very comfortable in this space.
It is here to elevate you, sustain your efforts, so that you can prosper as a powerful changemaker and sustainability leader.
The journey starts within you.