"Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world” (Freire 2000, p. 34).
Growing a military BRAT, I became accustomed to expecting change around every corner, change I had to quickly adapt to in order to survive. This culture of origin landed me an addiction to change, and an obsession with learning. Few things make me more nervous than staying in the status quo for too long. But, when I'm making a business case for learning, knowing the case for the status quo is essential.
What systemic possibilities arise when companies examine ROI from an economic, environmental and humanistic perspective across intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, organizational, and community perspectives?
morale, engagement, health and wellness, productivity, culture, and change. We reviewed case studies of organizations making a shift to provide contextual value to their internal/external customers, and critiqued the training needed to thrive in a world full of wicked problems (climate change, poverty, sexism, racism, etc.). We identified and evaluated metrics, and learned how to construct an evaluation plan. We also reviewed how to report ROI in a credible and repeatable way, and how to make meaning out of their data.
I had bigger questions I wanted to answer about making a business case for learning, and I needed a dream team of 13 thought leaders to help me tease out my top 5 ah-hah moments.
Months of intentional planning, experimenting, discovering and joy have gone into the creation of this weekend and I am off my rocker ecstatic to bring it to you!
I learned three amazing pieces of advice from a few brilliant crones I had the pleasure of meeting.
I believe in rewriting the inheritance of women and of leadership. This was a primary motivation for writing my book, Burlesque and Bequest: Rewriting the Inheritance of Women.
I believe in a new story for the people. In my book, I take readers on an intimate journey to explore the inheritance of women, and to deliberate over the most important questions of the century:
Can society learn to exalt, celebrate, and integrate the feminine?
Can women learn to insist on their self-worth?
Can we declare a new legacy for the feminine?
I was deeply inspired, obsessed you might say, by Sinner Saint’s show-stopping production, Inheritance: Maiden, Mother, Crone. I had the honor of being the production manager for this show and bringing audiences on a provocative and profound journey exploring what it meant to be a woman. I couldn’t stop there, so I created this book. I interviewed an eclectic group of women who are pioneering the folklore of their souls, and answering these questions for themselves. My book takes a raw and unapologetic look at how their sex and gender have shaped who they are and what their legacy is.
This video captures my sentiment, and reflects my views on what feminine leadership seeks to help us understand and accomplish. My favorite line from the video is: "disrupt the psychic subculture of our mythology." Cheers to disruption.
Speaker, coach, trainer, author, consultant, business owner, & producer. I'm continually awed by how my worlds of leadership, learning, systems thinking, feminism, burlesque, performance art, & social justice integrate & align. This is part of my special sauce. I invite you to share my worlds and get to know the real me.