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We’re so grateful for our community, and we want to wrap up the year with a special message from our CEO, Janet M. Harvey, who reflects on the ways we have created a positive ripple that helps shape a world where people love their life's work.
Janet says: "We all rise by lifting others, and that's a deliberate choice to invite change. Thank you for your faith in our work, and through it, your choice to invite change through a positive ripple."
We are excited to keep inviting change and disrupting our thinking deliberately in 2023!
“The real guide is the one who makes you see your inner beauty, not the one who wants to be admired and followed.” Shams Tabrizi
Each month I am privileged to think about the magnificent people I’ve met, engaged, learned from and with, and contributed my energy and heart toward shaping a world where people love their life’s work. We all rise by lifting others and that’s a deliberate choice to invite change. Remembering the power within to choose how we relate to the conditions of our lives offers balance to the moments we feel unsafe, hurt and suffering. Sometimes a simple breath restores connection with our resourcefulness. More than one breath motivates each of us to disrupt our attention. We courageously turn our focus toward what is possible when we originate a new idea, create something tangible with that idea, experiment and learn how what we create serves and ultimately produce a useful outcome that we share with others. A continuous cycle of reciprocal prosperity arises from being generative.
In this season of holidays that the calendar marks from now through February, of year endings and new year beginnings, all of us at inviteCHANGE extend our gratitude for the privilege to serve leaders, teams, enterprises, and individuals around the world through generative coaching and coaching education. Thank you for your faith in our work and through it, your choice to invite change through a positive ripple, shaping our world with people who love their life’s work!
Part of our quest during this season includes a focus on lifting every person’s experience on Planet Earth. We can contribute to reforestation that ripples out to generate healthier communities and restore biodiversity as we pursue the very best C02 recapture tool we know of so far – planting trees. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out how you can participate in planting the Coach4Planet Forest for as little as $1.00 per tree with our partner, OneTreePlanted. I offer a personal shout out for my colleague, Silvia Tassarotti, MCC and the co-founders of the Climate Coaching Alliance (Josie McLean, Eve Turner, Peter Hawkins and Alison Whybrow), who also inspired this movement. And, in case you missed it, a fantastic new book just launched with over 70 contributors: Ecological and Climate-Conscious Coaching – A Companion Guide to Evolving Coaching Practice. For anyone wondering how to incorporate climate-consciousness into your coaching practice, this book’s for you. The author proceeds from this book are all being donated to charity, Stop Ecocide International. For more on their remarkable advocacy for the planet, watch this short video about the legacy of visionary founder and barrister, Polly Higgins. Click here to order your copy and get a 25% discount when you use the code ECC22.
Throughout the year we focused on bringing a vanguard voice about how to courageously lead self and others, through the Vanguard Conversation Series. If you joined us, I’d love to hear how the ideas we explored are shaping your life’s work. We are very grateful for our five global change agents at the vanguard of social process who joined us this year to disrupt our thinking deliberately. Thank you Josie McLean, Shariff Abdullah, Cathy Mott, Laurence Hillman and Neil Scotton! Join the Vanguard Conversation Series community to listen to each session for free and be sure not to miss the lineup for 2023 that we’ll announce next month. We would LOVE to hear from you (email: janet.harvey@Invitechange.com) about the vanguard ideas you want to explore next year ~ there is still time to shape our world!
2022 was also a year to lean into evolution. You likely noticed, evolution doesn’t stop, even if humanity does periodically. As a proud International Coaching Federation, Accredited Educator inviteCHANGE delivers our signature coaching processes around the world in the newly established, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 curriculum as well as through our global team of coaching practitioners working with individuals and teams in enterprises of all size. A thrilling addition to our suite of solutions for individuals and teams became available through an alliance with Archetypes at Work™. Learning to see the world through an archetypal eye transcends the systemic ways we produce othering and “isms.” By inviting a deeper connection with the pattern of energies that help us recognize human evolution over the past five thousand years, we can apply that history to an emerging future with greater wholeness and internally directed power.
Last month I asked the question, “what is the top-line melody in your life right now that you choose to nurture and strengthen?” Mine sustains with expressing courageously and discovering more ways to move beyond fixing deficits to inviting and applying human wholeness in new ways collectively. Nothing in our known universe and eco-system operates in singularity - not our bodies, not nature, not stars, planets, or black holes. Our human mind's need for reductionist thinking to cope with the natural and systemic complexity of interconnected things puts forth the idea of "purpose-driven" and "being of single purpose." This thinking tries to calm the intensity of what is organically and perfectly chaotic to the perceiver, who ultimately misses the beautiful patterns in the search for simplicity. Not to say that choosing an intentional focus of attention is a bad idea. Rather choosing this with the appreciation that whatever lever we pull, pulls other levers we can't see. This phenomenon requires our full presence to notice the unexpected that emerges. You and I, individually, never see all the world. That is a mystery that serves as a great equalizer for humanity. Ah, yes, falling in love with the messiness that reveals the miraculous.
May you enjoy miracles large and small through the season ahead that fuel a quest for the world you shape, in which you love your life’s work. We are grateful for your presence in our orbit and look forward to continuing the journey next years to come.
Radiant blessings to all,
Experienced with individuals at the Board of Directors, “C” Chair, Executive and Senior Management levels, Janet assists executives in adopting effective habits of perception and behavior to lead and accelerate corporate strategies. Typical engagements address executive development in the following areas: articulate and inspire through clarity of vision, enable respectful challenge, debate and catalyze synergy for strategic business choices, risk/reward critical thinking about investments and shareholder value, plan leader succession and architect sustainable cultural/strategic change.
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