I recently gave a talk on my eighteen year journey with Journalism That Matters at the COS conference in Amsterdam on the theme “what do we do when we don’t know what to do.” (COS = Challenging Organizations and Society)
I gave a keynote at the DONA International conference, an organization that trains doulas, on July 31, 2016. Given 2017 will likely be a year of disruption, it seems timely to share it.
Here’s the focus:
All change begins with disturbance. No organization, profession, community or person is immune to this powerful, naturally occurring catalyst for change. The question is – what will they, and more important, what will YOU do when you experience it? We each choose our responses. Sometimes resisting the unknown, at other times stepping into its creative potential. This session introduces the value of compassionately disrupting the status quo.
As with childbirth and parenting, welcoming disturbance and embracing mystery helps us discover what is both personally and mutually meaningful. You’ll take away profound but simple steps to move through complex issues and engage compassionately and creatively with yourself, your clients and your community.