7 Touchstones That Make Up My New EBook – Journeys of Discovery

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Journeys of Discovery is my new e-book comprised of 78 exercises–or what I call “Quests.” A quest is purposeful play based off of asset based community development (ABCD) principles.  Each quest has particular qualities that it embodies–touchstones. The book is for … Continue reading

Don’t Miss the Inclusion Conference with Starfire on August 27th-29th

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Starfire is an incredible organization building inclusive communities in Cincinnati.   I have had the privilege of working with them this year on Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) and design thinking principles.   Please join me at this 3 day … Continue reading

E-book Coming Soon!: Journey(s) of Discovery

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I’m excited to introduce a PlayGuide for those that want to explore their community with new, appreciative eyes…but through games and creative play. Jounrey(s) of Discovery is a PlayGuide for: making Connections fostering Creativity experiencing Community This is the first … Continue reading

Asset-Based approach to building organizations

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Asset-Based approach to building organizations   Some new thoughts based off of my collaboration with communities and organizations…..   The few basic premises that form the foundational principles are: Communities/Organizations can do more by having an ASSETS-based approach rather than … Continue reading

6 Conversations that Matter (Peter Block)

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   6 Conversations that Matter™ (Peter Block’s leadership language in action)    Power of Narrative Empire Peter wove in the work of scripture scholar Dr. Walter Brueggman around the archetypal narrative of the Pharoah.  Modern day society resembles the form … Continue reading

The Genius of BOTH/AND Thinking (Polarity Thinking learning community)

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This will be my REFLECTION JOURNEY. It’s been a couple of weeks now–and I’m still processing… I hope my new friends from the Polarity Thinking Learning Community (PTLC) help contribute to my deep meaning from these incredible 2 days. AND … Continue reading

A Day of Wisdom with Peter Block & Ward Mailliard

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    My reflections on this incredible day.   Just like the ebb and flow of a stream of consciousness, my thoughts & reflections will continue to seep in. Don’t be alarmed to see this post continually updated. In fact, … Continue reading

DISCOVERING others’ GIFTS: re-humanizing our communities

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Did over 500 people just open their eyes? Did Core Change Cincinnati just facilitate the collective BLINK of new possibilities? This past weekend, about 500 citizens came together to reinvent the new American city for Cincinnati. Acting as a recorder … Continue reading