My Work in the World

Lifelong Learning

I’ve long had a rich practice in continual whole person learning and development. In addition to receiving my Masters Degree in Organization Systems Renewal (OSR at Seattle University) in 2007, I

  • Met colleagues at conferences (Pegasus Systems Thinking in Action, In2:InThinking, OSR Alumni Association — sadly, each of these gatherings no longer happens)
  • Stretch myself at specialized trainings or workshops (Compassionate Listening, Art of Hosting, Poetry with David Whyte, Improvisation with Matt Smith, Holacracy, Roots & Shoots Multicultural training at GRuB, Radical Responsiblity with Fleet Maull)
  • Host the First Wednesday Conversation in Olympia
  • Am part of the Powers of Leadership seasonal retreat community at The Whidbey Institute
  • Have been part of a team in the PNW offering Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA) programs in our region, including several Summer Leadership Intensives
  • Helped found (2016) and continue to steward the Authentic Leadership Community of Practice in the Seattle region
  • Served on the board of Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB) in Olympia for 10 years
  • Read divergently, including these titles recently (2018 – 2020):

Humble Leadership and Humble Consulting, by Edgar Schein

Facilitative Coaching (based on the Mutual Learning Model), by Dale Schwarz and Anne Davidson

Immunity to Change, by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey

Navigating Conflict and Change (DPC Handbook Part 1), by Colin Craig and Jaap Van Der Sar

Dare to Lead, by Brene Brown

Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Kimmerer

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Holacracy, by Brian Robertson

Doughnut Economics, by Kate Raworth

How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

Radical Dharma, by Rev. angel Kyodo williams & Lama Rod Owens

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo

Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward

Between the World and Me, and The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson

Agent Running in the Field, by John Le Carre (a great airplane book)

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