When I went back to grad school, I studied the art and science of engagement, mostly in the context of changing what people think and do. At the same time, I decided to get a certificate in adult education. One of the education courses I took introduced me to Appreciative Inquiry (AI). I confess that I really only took it because I could get a bunch of credits in one weekend. But it ended up changing my work and life.
Paka Apparel founder Kris Cody has an incredible story to tell. He not only designed a breakthrough adventure coat using alpaca wool - but he also field-tested it himself by summiting a major mountain in Peru. Without knowing any more details, I hear that and I'm already sold
In 1996, I got the toughest gig of my career – make a film to tell the behind-the-scenes story of the Rwandan genocide for Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire. Though we could have focused on many things – like the failure of the UN to act, or the devastation of the Tutsi people
Polarization is the word of the decade for me, an issue clients ask me to help with, a lot. It's a plague of a different sort that has infected our families, communities, organizations and governments.