Gillian Lindquist: Community Connector

Gillian Lindquist knows how to bring people together, and get them talking, openly and honestly, about difficult situations. In her role as Program Coordinator, Victoria Restorative Justice Society (VRJS), I’ve observed her (I’m a VRJS member and ex-Board member) consistently reach out and connect people, and organizations, in the community. The context is always challenging; […]

Simplify your external world to Amplify your internal world + 5 books to help you

    Collaboration and connecting with others is a beautiful thing, but in the end, creation is done in solitude. All great art is done in isolation. All creative work must be done by shutting out the outside world, sitting down, and creating.  (Leo Babauta, Zen Habits) Nice idea.  Yet, for most of us, immersed […]

5 Reasons why Change happens through Conversations

Want to change how your family, group, organization, collaboration is working?  Have conversations. It’s through conversations that change happens, and we are transformed. Here’s why:   Conversations bring us together. And when we are together, we are much more comfortable with change, personal change, organization change, community change… We can handle anything, as long as […]

Steven Baileys: Community Connector

Steven Baileys knows how to make people feel welcome, welcome in the room, welcome in the community, welcome in the country. I first met Steven in late 2010.  He was facilitating a workshop on Culturally Welcoming Businesses.  I was an attendee.  My initial impression, of someone who is genuine, sees the upside in others, and […]