Patti Dobrowolski • TEDxSeattleSalon
How we draw our future when faced with disruptions
In this engaging talk that helps focus on ways forward, acclaimed visual coach Patti Dobrowolski instills ways to navigate through and beyond the crisis, to see and realize better options and opportunities, though they can be tough to identify. Learn from this nationally acclaimed speaker how to overcome fears, appreciate a new normal, and realize your desires for the future. The Agilities exercise she mentions is at https://agilities.org/dyfwa-video37460984. You can find your top agilities at https://agilities.org/awp in a few minutes. Here's a blank template you can download to Draw your Future: https://debruce.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DrawYourFutureTemplateBLACK.pdf. Dobrowolski works with teams and leaders of Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits around the world to inspire them to create new and different strategies while literally capturing the organization’s vision in a 4′ x 8′ illustration. A veteran change agent, Dobrowolski spent her early consulting years on the front line listening to and inspiring teams to re-engage following a reduction in force or merger and acquisition. After she witnessed an artist drawing a real-time picture of the company’s new direction, she added this powerful visual aspect to her work. She now works as a change agent at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to engage the entire staff in extensive cultural shifts. Dobrowolski received her master’s in psychology with an emphasis in drama therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a member of the National Speaker’s Association, won the Association of Women in Communications Woman of Achievement award in 2004, and in 2008 her former company, Alchemy: The Art of Transforming Business, became an awardee of the Make Mine a Million $ Business program. This interview was recorded May 4, 2020, and was hosted by Phil Klein, past co-curator of TEDxSeattle/TEDxRainier.