Systemic Constellations

I’m a strong believer in engaging the whole person in conversation.  Verbal discourse is only one dimension of a full conversation and we do a disservice to ourselves and our organization if we don’t engage the other dimensions of knowing that include, the physical, emotional, creative and spiritual. Systemic Constellation work is an amazingly powerful More…

What I’m reading: Honey Bee Democracy

Honeybee Democracy by Thomas Seeley is a fascinating account of how honeybee swarms make lilfe-or-death group decisions to move to a new location.  When the hive swarms they’ve made the decision to leave their current location, but don’t yet know where they will be moving to.  Scout bees are sent out to find possible locations for More…

Creating Healthy and Resilient Communities

As the hosting team prepares for the Art of Hosting – Vermont training that’s starting this Thursday, we’ve honed in on the theme of creating healthy and resilient communities.  The group that’s gathering has  begun to have email conversations around this topic which has prompted me to think deeply about the questions of what is More…

Engaging the Whole Person in Conversation

(This story first appeared on the Pegasus Communications blog on June 2, 2011.  Click here for a PDF copy of this article as it appeared in the Pegasus Communications Systems Thinker newsletter.) I’ve been facilitating group experiences for almost 25 years. One of the first things I learned was the importance of creating a sense More…

Think of it as a conversation

Over the course of the last several months, I’ve made an important decision about how I present my work and where I focus my attention. For more than 10 years I’ve been a Public Speaking Presence Coach through my company, formerly named RiverWays Enterprises.  I love working with individual clients in private coaching sessions because our More…

Creative expression to help integrate complex information

Professional development business conferences are wonderful because you get so many opportunities to meet new people and listen to new ideas.  But we can become saturated with new material very quickly and then it becomes difficult to absorb and integrate useful information. For this very reason, last year (2010) my friend, colleague and visual artist, Jay More…