Connecting the collective is the work of hearts and minds. This literacy focuses us on living into the “we.” Connecting and belonging are the life-blood of human organizing and relationships. Starting conversations that are real and inclusive lifts up our appreciative voice.
We need one another to make sense of all that is going on around us. Finding our personal and collective wholeness contributes to our sense of belonging. In coming together, our combined intelligence, and intent for wholeness and belonging enables new wisdom and solutions to surface. In relationship with others, when we are welcomed, we taste the fullness of life.
The Literacy to strengthen our Appreciative Voice in this episode is Welcoming Wholeness – the inclusive Voice.
Molly McGuigan's special talents and background enable her to be the project lead for a truly significant global undertaking on the topic of positive education 2018 that will extend way into the future. The World Positive Education Accelerator (WPEA) is a four-day conference including a three-day Appreciative Inquiry Summit. It's a massive collaboration of global players who've been actively bringing positive education into school systems all over the world. There are many, success stories to be shared and many, many more to co-create.
Conversations worth having are filled with many generative questions that engage people's curiosity and interests. Generative questions build on experiences and open up possibilities for further inquiry. Dr Jackie Stavos, creator of SOAR shares her story.
New literacies for life – a set of skills, tools and principles that will guide us in the 21st century. Some think that these literacies are most appropriate for leaders of organizations, but they will work in any set of circumstances in our complex world.
An exploratory conversation that goes in many directions and leaves us with the question, what is human energy, or relational energy between people. We explore topics, such as empathy, intuition, connection, humanness, curiosity and more.
Appreciative Inquiry Principles offer us a framework to practice our appreciative voice so we can bring more of it to the world. The guiding principles that help us connect with others in ways that serve not only ourselves but others, too.
Seasoned practitioner, coach and mentor, Mo McKenna shares insights, innovations and wisdom. She offers you an experience that is similar to when you've been holding breath for far too long, and then the moment of release happens. It's a beautiful release of tension as when you come up for air.
When did you last come away from an experience that had such an impact on you that you were filled with a joy and a hope that transformed you? You witnessed human flourishing and unity with others. You felt inspired by the conversations and connections. You felt alive, energized and a sense of wholeness, oneness and community that sent peace and infinite hope for what else is possible cursing through your body.
We are on the cusp of personal and collective evolution. The new brain, the neocortex enables us to evolve from our old modus operandi as mere survivors to learn ourselves into new patterns of kind-heartedness and compassion. When we can flourish together, living from our wholeness, we become the new human, and with greater conscious intentionality we collectively co-create the new world.