CO-CREATING OUR PATHWAYS TO THRIVING
What is needed for humanity - and each of us - to grow through these challenging times? What will it take for a critical mass to hear and accept Life’s deepest calling to find our way back to each other and our planet? How do we co-create effective pathways to thriving, as part of a new story of what it means to be alive now, during this important transition?
Please join us in this conversation to explore these questions, in an online conversation that promises to be both profound and practical. The spark for this conversation was an off-hand invitation to name the one word that, to each of us, represented the key to humanity’s thriving. As the four of us shared our words in turn, we were fascinated to realize that there was something vitally important in the combination of our approaches. Together, they represent four dimensions within a unified field of “supercoherence.” All four are needed in appropriate interdependence and synergy as the foundation of a whole new Story of our Humanity.
On June 5, we invite you to join us in exploring these four pathways to thriving and what happens when we combine them with clear intention.
In this participatory session, you will also have an opportunity to share your unique perspective in small group conversation. In this way, we will all gain deeper clarity and purpose, as we notice how each of our unique pathways to thriving fit together as part of a larger unfolding.
Wisdom: Author, wisdom alchemist, and custodian Anneloes Smitsman invites us into direct connection with the Source and Wisdom of Life - listening for how the wisdom to thrive lives deep within our being and emerges as we come together in meaningful ways.
Story: Organizational consultant and author Michelle Holliday points to the need for a new, guiding story - one with Life at the center of its plot - to “in-form” our ways of being together.
Practice: For teacher, speaker and yogipreneur Bhaskar Goswami, personal practice creates a profound connection for thriving together.
Love: To convener and catalyst for transformation Stephane Leblanc, we need each other, in loving acceptance of each person’s unique contributions, if we are to unlock our full potential together.
BIOS OF THE SPEAKERS:
Anneloes Smitsman, Ph(c), LLM) is founder & CEO of EARTHwise Centre. She is a published author, storyteller, visionary, legal strategist, and catalyst for transformational change, collective thrivability, and wisdom-based education, leadership, and innovation. Her unique training programs, teachings, and wisdom-based methodologies have empowered people and organisations from around the world to develop, optimize and actualise their true potential by accessing more directly our collective intelligence and wisdom. She is the author of Love Letters from Mother Earth, a collection of 13 Letters in the voice of our Earth Mother for the actualization of our collective wisdom potentials. Anneloes was born and raised in the Netherlands and lived there until 1996. She then went to live in South Africa, Australia, and more recently Mauritius where she now lives with her two children.
Michelle Holliday is the author of the book, The Age of Thrivability: Vital Perspectives and Practices for a Better World. For the past two decades, her vision and thought-leadership have inspired many, including a community of pioneering and purpose-driven clients. As a writer, presenter, facilitator and consultant, her work centers around “thrivability” — a set of perspectives, intentions and practices based on a view of organizations and communities as dynamic living systems. To that end, she brings people together and helps them discover ways they can feel more alive, connect more meaningfully with each other, and serve life more powerfully and effectively through their work. Michelle has lived in 19 cities around the world, including Moscow, London, Paris and a small town in Scotland. She now lives in Montreal with her husband and two children.
Bhaskar Goswami is originally from India and now lives in Montreal. He is a yoga and meditation teacher and is also certified as a naturopath. He also has a Masters in Electronic Engineering and his 10-year international engineering career provides him with a strong understanding of work-life balance. In 2007 he founded BODHI, a company dedicated to offering genuine wellbeing to people in workplaces. That same year he won the Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest and Accolade 2007 – Recognizing Business Excellence, both for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. In 2016, he co-launched daana, a non-profit making wellness accessible to all by creating anonymous contribution activities around the world. That same year he won the CBC Media Prize for 'Start-up of the Year'. He resides in Montreal West Island with his partner and daana co-founder Caroline Goyer, and three children Jai, Eva and Uma. The foundation of his teaching is breath awareness.
Stéphane Leblanc is founder and president and CEO of the International Center for Conscious Leadership. He is a catalyst for the transformation of leaders and organizations and the elevation of consciousness in business. He is an experienced senior executive with over 25 years of experience in major international organizations. He is passionate about transformation and has been trained by world renowned teachers and masters of transformation. He has put this wisdom into practice by leading many successful organizational transformations and supporting hundreds of leaders to rise to their full potential.