Leader as Conduit

 photo credit: craig neal

photo credit: craig neal


"I'm going to begin the morning by asking us to hold the intention of creating powerful, sacred space together. Now I want those intentions to become alive in the circle, to make them manifest."


The December Minnesota Thought Leader Gathering welcomed Mary Hamann-Roland, Mayor of Apple Valley. We were pleased to be hosted by the folks at Twin City Co-ops Federal Credit Union, longtime friends of Mary and Heartland.

"The future is calling us to use our imaginations, to think differently, to create abundance, because it's already here. like Michaelangelo said, "It's already here—all we have to do is to chisel away and sculpt it together.

When we focus our intentions and share our gifts, we make a difference.  When things are hard, use that as the fertile ground to create what you really desire and want. Take that energy and turn it into the abundance."

We used the morning together to explore intention. The Wisdom Circle topics were:

•    What is your life intention?

•    How are you in relation to your life intention?

Powerful and challenging questions that created some of the best circle conversation ever. What i noticed in the small groups is that even though most of us feel as though we are intentional people, living intentional lives, the opportunity to reflect created an edge and focus.

Many thanks to Mary for a generative, juicy conversation.

-Patricia