On Peggy Holman VisionHolder call

photo credit: craig neal

photo credit: craig neal

I did enjoy this eye-opening call with Peggy Holman. I am inspired to read her book.

My impressions:

  • that creative change engages diversity both of persons and of practices;

  • that disruption, disturbance, the sense of things "falling apart" can be befriended for a new start;

  • that the context of "we" , rather than "I and the other" challenges my sense of responsibility;

  • that belonging differs from conformity and

  • that an emerging community holds the imperative that each brings forth their best gift for the well-being of the whole.  

  • (correlates with Peter Block's COMMUNITY...)   

Several years ago I participated in a seminar here with Harrison Owen's Open Space Technology. I was pleased to hear Peggy note this in her research. Harrison then reported on his successful work with US West in Phoenix.  
Lately I have been involved with the SHiFT community here and keep thinking that an Open Space event would be beneficial for those in transition.  After I study Peggy Holman's book, bringing it to the attention of others in my group, who knows what ideas may emerge?
Marie Thielen MA LP CPCC
Third Quarter Design
Coaching for What's Next