When the going gets tough, when most leaders give up, there will be those who find the fuel to keep going. At Iclif, we call this fuel leadership energy, a deep intrinsic energy that can neither be learned nor acquired. Instead, we will help you discover it within yourself; through clarity of purpose, clarity of values and the ability to use and harness the power of your mind.

At the Leadership Energy Summit Asia (LESA) you will hear from courageous leaders who have harnessed the power of leadership energy to succeed. Learn also from the experts in the fields of neurosciences, quantum physics and mindfulness. Can human thought, intention and attention influence health, performance and even physical reality?


Come and discover for yourself at Asia’s most unique leadership event.

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15% early bird. Ends 31 Aug 2015.

Speaker Profiles


lesa_profile_zeti Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz is the first female governor of Malaysia’s Central Bank and a paragon of steady intellectual calm. Faced with a formidable baptism by fire as the newly appointed acting governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, at the height of the Asian financial crisis in 1998, she successfully introduced and implemented an exchange control strategy that restored stability. She then created a master plan for the financial sector – a strategy that included consolidating the banking system while rapidly expanding the Islamic financial sector.
LESA-profile-chris Chris Gardner is an entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. A series of adverse circumstances in the early 1980’s left him homeless and the sole guardian of his toddler son. Unwilling to give up his son or his dream of success, he climbed the financial industry ladder from the very bottom and founded his own brokerage firm in 1987. His amazing story was first published as an autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, in 2006, and became a New York Times and Washington Post #1 bestseller. He was also the inspiration for the movie that starred Will Smith as Gardner. In 2009, his second New York Times bestselling book Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be provides insights and his philosophies behind creating a fulfilling and successful life.
LESA-profile-cassandra Dr Cassandra Vieten, is President/CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, co-director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Centre Research Institute, and co-president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology. Her research has focused on spirituality and health; development and pilot testing of mindfulness-based approaches to cultivating emotional balance; and factors, experiences, and practises involved in psychospiritual transformation to a more meaningful, compassionate, and service-oriented way of life. Her primary interest lies in how psychology, biology and spirituality interact to affect experience and behaviour.
LESA-jennfier Jennifer Bricker is an American acrobat and aerialist. She is the sister of gymnast Dominique Moceanu. Born without legs, she was placed for adoption by her parents. Destined for a life of hardship, the hand of destiny brought her an amazing adoptive family who gave her one simple rule, “Never say the word, Can’t.” As a child, she was obsessed with gymnastics and seemingly against all odds, she went on to compete against able-bodied athletes and became a State Champion in power tumbling. She travelled with Britney Spears World Tour and has headlined several shows in US and Dubai.
LESA-profile-jimmy Jimmy Wales is an internet entrepreneur and wiki pioneer who is best known as the founder of Wikipedia, an international collaborative free content encyclopedia on the Internet, and the Wikimedia Foundation. His work with Wikipedia, which has become the world’s largest encyclopedia, prompted Time Magazine to name him as one of its “100 Most Influential People”, in 2006 in the “Scientists & Thinkers” category. The World Economic Forum recognised him as one of the “Young Global Leaders” of 2007. He is a Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and serves on the Board of Directors of Socialtext, a provider of wiki technology to businesses and the non-profit organisation Creative Commons.
LESA-profile-rajeev Rajeev Peshawaria is currently CEO and Executive Director of the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre. Author of Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders (Simon & Schuster 2011), co-author of Be The Change (McGraw Hill 2014) and a regular writer for Forbes, he has extensive global experience in leadership development with a particular focus on uncovering personal and organisational “Leadership Energy” and developing and delivering business strategy. He is current research centres around the implications of recent neuroscience and quantum physics discoveries on leadership. In 2014 he was named one of Top 100 Global Thought Leaders for Trustworthy Business by ‘Trust Across America’.
LESA-profile-anu Anu Aga is the Chair of Thermax Social Initiative Foundation. She is also a Director on the Board of Thermax Limited, the engineering company that offers systems and solutions in the areas of energy and environment. She began her industry career in Thermax in 1985 and later was in charge of the company’s Human Resources function. After her husband Rohinton Aga passed away, the Board appointed her as Executive Chairperson of the Thermax Group in February 1996, and two years later chose to continue as Non-Executive Chairperson and retired in 2004. Since her retirement, she has been active in community development with emphasis in education for the underprivileged and works closely with two NGOs – Akanksha and Teach for India.




*15% early bird, ends 31 August 2015






GST (6%)*






*GST applicable only for programmes that will be held in Malaysia
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Participants from Malaysia should select payment in MYR
International participants should select payment in USD
HRDF (Malaysia) claimable



Event Details

1 – 2 December 2015

Sasana Kijang

No 2, Jalan Dato’ Onn, 50480,
Kuala Lumpur

GPS coordinates - 3.159123, 101.690901




Visit our past LESA event pages:
» LESA 2014
» LESA 2013