Patterns and Patterns…

I awoke with a clear view of how to pitch the high level of Curve of the World – my focus on RESILIENCE – it is a lesson I have been learning acutely this year and one which I passionately believe is at the heart of all that we may yet become. For me it has significant relevance in the corporate arena. Resilience is the core of what allows you to thrive no matter what the circumstances… and its real magic is that it is born and strengthened through adversity… So perhaps one of the discoveries of my year has been to see the personal patterns that are reflecting the work I hope to do with individuals and corporates… So now I have put that out into the public domain…

Thinking a little bigger…

What is startling for me is how I limit myself in terms of my thinking about what is possible… even now when I think about my beautiful time in Cape Town… I wish I had done more and stretched all manner of boundaries… instead so close to my departure from corporate life I still had a level of discipline that demanded I behave as if I was working regularly … And now as I percolate on all manner of things – particularly what the inclusion of the feminine may be in corporations… my mantra is about trying to trust that given this is one of my passions, even if I don’t “earn my living” this way I need to explore it in depth… so interestingly I have had several coffees this week with amazing and energetic women who continue to inspire me to think a little bigger than I usually do.. 🙂

Stretched and Inspired

I spent the last three days in a beautiful, blazing hot setting in Kangaroo Valley, 2 hours outside Sydney… with 30 astonishingly bright, inspired and socially-minded people examining the question of how to create a better Australia… the weekend was organised by a group called Synapse… I didn’t really know what to expect and had only decided to attend earlier in the week… It was a really meaningful and connected experience and given how isolated I have felt, being among a group of such talent and expertise and examining topic(s) close to my heart was really quite thrilling… There was an extraordinary experience in my group yesterday where I was witness to someone’s personal shift in her belief system – more than ever this has reinforced for me the power of the work I am hoping to do around values-based leadership and the development and nurturing of the feminine in our workplace…oh and I taught a beautiful early-morning yoga class on a deck hanging over the valley – magic…

Collaboration

How does one find the person(s) to collaborate with… what alchemy do I need to have that connection that creates something far more than I as an individual can imagine… what chemistry lies at the heart of unlocking possibility? Yes I am trusting this collaborator is on his/her way to my doorstep (or me to theirs)…:-) and in the meantime I will do a lot of breathing and inversions at yoga…

A man is not a plan

At dinner last night financial planning was the discussion – it was actually a work-related dinner so I can be forgiven for unthinkably dry discourse… one of the women said her accountant advised her… “A man is not a plan”… do you think that is my excuse for woeful financial planning?

Don’t read if you’re a skeptic

So the house without Issy feels incredibly lonely and I seem to rattle about a fair bit… Of course I have quietly begun to look at what sort of cat(s) to replace him with… no sooner had I begun to look than several feline visitors started making their presence known in my house… a large fat one wanting to eat his food… on the weekend the beautiful kitten from next door nonchalantly in my bedroom and then yesterday a friend and I were sitting in my lounge when another kitten, obviously confused, tried flinging herself repeatedly at the closed glass door… this morning I got home to find Issy’s litter box which had been neatly sitting on a shelf for the past 3 weeks lying on the garage floor… just waiting for a new owner… now I know the cats have done this but I like to believe that Issy is making his presence felt through other feline creatures… at least it brings a smile 🙂

A doodle of contentment

I found myself doodling today brightly coloured hearts and spirals – a moment that I realised I was comfortable and content just where I was… The last 2 days I have spent on a fabulous course on Cultural Transformation Tools – the tools are simple, efficient and incredibly profound…they allow for a dialogue that talks to the heart of an individual and to the organisation… And I can see how they will fit into the transformation work I want to do… Now all I have to do is get a client or two 🙂