flour·ish   ˈfləriSH/   verb     
(of a person, animal, or other living organism)
to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment.


What would it take for you to flourish in your life, your work, your relationships? Your families, communities, & organizations? Our whole planet?

Consider this. To be...

  • loved just as you are
  • seen as valuable, and worthy of kindness and connectedness
  • held as someone who matters, someone whose life and expression are integral to the health of the whole
  • nurtured, nourished, and fed so that your full potential is brought forth into the world as it was and is meant to be
  • encouraged to grow and transform courageously beyond your fears, guilt, and shame

are necessary prerequisites for life to flourish through you and all of us.

Life is meant to flourish. You. Me. Everyone. Everything. We're here on this planet. We're meant to relate, connect, relate, express, know and be known, give and receive - together. 

In our current world, some get to flourish more than others, yet everyone is meant to flourish and we need the creative brilliance that flows into the world when everyone does.

What if we, together, could create a favorable environment here on our planet for all to flourish? Ourselves, our loved ones, our communities, our organizations, our planet?

 

This IS our job as leaders. To

  • Awaken the innate creative potential and compassion that exists within everyone.
  • Honor and dignify our individual and shared humanity, as well as our powerful diversity.
  • Lead for and support creativity, collaboration, and compassion within families, communities, and organizations.
  • Ensure everyone has the opportunity to flourish as they were created to be, exactly as they hunger and long to.

 

This is what I know:

  • Everyone is creative. Creativity is your innate potential. 
  • Creativity is often hidden, dormant, and unrealized due to unconscious blocks, judgments, and fears.
  • Collaboration requires trust and connection, which require compassion and community.
  • Leaders can learn how to guide people, communities, and organizations to flourish in generative and emergent ways.
  • Leadership comes alive where your fully embraced humanity meets your awakened creative potential.
  • Leaders support the creative and communal power of people who've gathered to grow and serve.

     

Flourishing is contagious, generative, and (r)evolutionary.

For the past fourteen years working as a coach and educator, I've created an environment in which many people and groups could flourish by bringing together personal development and leadership development using powerful curriculum from Stanford University.

People such as...

Stanford Students
Executives
Au pairs

Community members affected by the Sandy Hook Tragedy
Designers
Engineers
Therapists
Entrepreuners
Artists
Pre-school teachers
Family members who lost loved ones on 9/11
And marketers, medical advocates, coaches, and many more...

People like you from so many different walks of life, in a variety of life situations, learned this powerful, proven process. Using the tools and practices taught, these students awakened their creative potential and many went on to create environments for others to flourish within.

 

and now, there is FLOURISH...

...a 9-week online course for flourishing humans who long to lead. A course that will awaken your personal potential and your natural leadership capacities.

 

 

 

 

Course Schedule & Content


 
 

Week One:

What is Creativity? How do you begin to trust it? How can you support it in others?

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Week Two

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Week Three

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Week Ten

We are living in a time of great change. Systems are crumbling. People are divided. Violence is escalating.

Yet, something new is coming. We might not know what it is or will be, but we can feel something rising out of the ashes of what is dying.

It is here, in the space between, where we need a new kind of leadership. A leadership of cultivation, nurturance, and calling forth.


 

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