With daughter, Sophie
at a favorite beach where they
live on Bowen Island.
Bowen Island, British Columbia V0N 1G0
What is an underlying question that gives form to your work or interest in this field?
How am I being called to serve Love in this moment, in
this lifetime, on this planet?
What is your personal experience of collective
wisdom in groups?
I have had the joy and privilege of hosting conversations
in many different contexts, all of which allowed me to witness the wisdom
that emerges when people enter in conversation with intention, heart,
courage and curiosity. I recently hosted a 2 day seminar called “Transformative
Conversations in the Workplace” which invited participants to
explore the idea that perhaps there is a way of thinking together that
could usher in possibilities in our organizations, our communities and
our relationships that we have barely dreamed of. “What if”,
I asked, “this powerfully transformative, visionary capability
exists right now in every single one of us, and what if, together we
can create the future we desire, in our work and in our lives?”
This turned out to be a great calling question, and it
deepened my own understanding of what is possible when a group of human
beings come together with a willingness to honour their own voice, and
to deeply listen to one another.
What is it about the work in this field that excites
you and connects you to your own deepest self?
I think this quote by Teilhard de Chardin best expresses
my sense of what this field offers the world:
Some day, after we have mastered the winds,
the waves, the tides, and gravity, we shall harness the energies of
love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, humanity
will have discovered fire.
Please provide a brief storyline or snapshot of
what brought you to this work.
The incredible generosity and wisdom of many mentors
and several conceptual frameworks has brought me into this work. Toke
Moeller, of Denmark, introduced me to the inspired genius of hosting
conversations; Chris Corrigan
introduced me to the frontiers of the unknown as it is explored in Open
Space Technology; Adyashanti
and Ramana Maharshi remind me of who I really am behind the scenes,
as it were, of my own ego. David Cooperrider’s gift of Appreciative
Inquiry, and Juanita Brown’s gift of World
Café have been immeasurably valuable to me in my practice.
How would you like to be available to others in
I welcome the opportunity to connect with others who
share a similar passion, and with others whose passions are wildly different!