I am a CEO, entrepreneur, participatory researcher, leader, learner and storyteller -- a generalist with a bent for seeing hidden connections between often quite opposite people and engaging all to see and change together. I find doing so is a great adventure.
Or, if you prefer CV/resume lingo:
I work as a consultant, writer and founder and co-leader of DynamicShift.
I employ my leadership and communications abilities in innovative and forward-focused business, civic and cultural work in diverse settings.
I specialize in engaging and facilitating diverse people, organizations and groups in individually relevant efforts that isolate and address common public and community problems. â€¨â€¨
I provide targeted reaction, early-stage thinking and strategy development on multi-factorial, interconnected and intentionally distinct evolutions. â€¨
I present context-, environment- and vernacular relevant talks, presentations and panels. Catalyzing and integrating participant experience, perspective and sustained change.
I started DynamicShift in Fall 2009. It is a grassroots initiative that employs positive public kindling and productive discourse to illuminate civility.
Our efforts influenced several civility discussions and WetheP, Inc. the social-action/social media/social enterprise Company I founded in 2012.
People engaging the hidden humanity in themselves and very different others.
An unplanned innovation evolving into a meme wherein underemployed people are challenged with problem solving.
Imagine if all engaged in efforts to build resume, reputations and real progress for their community and culture while staving off stress, isolation and depression for and with others.
Say a mechanical engineer redesigned local businesses' buildings pro-bono for greater efficiency? Or if professors took time off from a few seen-and-be seen lectures in ivory towers to work in local schools and brought back robust and fundable research themes? What about civic experts coaching idealistic and promising young leaders on public improvements that impact both?
The pivotal point here has to do with intention. The efforts shouldnâ€™t be construed as volunteering, but co-constructive agency. By stating professional needs for work while partnering with othersâ€™ efforts, productive energies and outcomes can catalyze local economies, which in turn can lead to paid work.
Any of the above, or: What you are doing to engage with different others in co-construct efforts.
I heard in Elizabeth Lesser's "lessons" hope for my own efforts. Her lesson's echo smaller ones I've been working on communicating, too. I was reassured, heartened and inspired to do a whole lot more! I'm grateful Ted captured the wisdom of Lesser's Take the Other to Lunch talk. I will! And will tell others of all stripes to, as well!
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