The ethics of Joy
Lou Mycroft • TEDxDoncaster
Lou Mycroft Using affirmative ethics of joy to go beyond expectation. About the Speaker: Lou Mycroft is a nomadic educator, writer, and coach - one of further education’s original and influential ‘Dancing Princesses’. She grew up a bright, adopted kid in Mexborough before taking half a lifetime to fulfill her potential, finally starting to think for herself at 30 when two life-changing events happened: her son was born and she was introduced to a set of processes known as the Thinking Environment. Over the next two decades as an independent mum, public health and community worker, and social purpose educator, Lou practiced living her values to the point where she became unemployable. Why you should Listen: Now a recovering public servant, Lou’s work is all about Thinking Environments: introducing processes that enable people to think for themselves and think better together. For TEDx Doncaster, she will be exploring how the practice of joy helps her wake up each day and re-map her life to keep going beyond expectation - and why working with internal ethics of affirmation has proved so liberating, after a lifetime of working for the Man.