Recent Tweets

  • Medicine Wander. It is some of the best medicine I know. Change. Move the caked and dried mud that has covered yo…
  • The Circle Way Practicum, a sweet spot between training and summer retreat, that connects the professional with the…

Receive Blog Posts by Email


Human to Human is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, on which I post current learnings (taking sporadic weeks off to write longer pieces or to rest). Posts are 300-500 words, often with photos, intended to be read in five minutes and inspire reflection, individually and communally, on varied aspects of participative leadership practices, insights, and human to human depth.

Receive my Posts by Email

Powerful Ideas

A collection of ideas / quotes that are showing up to me through readings, friends, etc. Good for lots, including inviting presence and sealing energy in checkouts.

* Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Howard Thurman


Interested in This

I’m at the Essex Conference and Retreat Center for an Art of Hosting called by Berkana. The theme is Taking Social Innovation to Scale — I’m really excited about it. New ground to weave Berkana and Art of Hosting. To get a sense of who was coming, I mapped the participants responses to three questions. These responses carry a lot… Continue reading

Circle and Ceremony Workshop

A couple of days ago, I cohosted a workshop on circle and ceremony with Ramona Sierra of Sierra Earthworks Foundation, and John Kesler with whom I co-direct the Salt Lake Center for Engaging Community. We had 3.5 hours to work with. Thirty-five people signed up and participated at a beautiful location, the Chase Peterson Building, on the University of Utah… Continue reading