During our annual Centers Gathering, hosted by Hollyhock 12-17 May 2019, our overall theme is the Inter-generational transfer of Leadership. Many participants have commented on how relevant this is for them. During the week we’ll also cover a range of topics including;
- Leadership and communication
- The role of money in transformation
- Education and programming
- Marketing and analytics
- Sustainability and spirituality
For a truly holistic experience there will also be morning yoga and meditation, rowing and birdwatching. In the afternoons you can relax with a healing massage, or enjoy more active outdoor time; sailing, kayaking or hiking. Or you might want to dive deeper into an area of interest and join a small focus group.
The Gathering is a blend of themed sessions, open space and social time with some of the best conversations unfolding in an organic way. There’s also a supportive structure to the week.
On Monday afternoon we invite the group to choose from two options related to Money and Transformation and we outline these below. Ideally each group will be evenly balanced. Whichever option you choose you’ll still have the opportunity to explore the other one during open space later in the week.
Cultivating an Empowered Relationship with Money
Organizations can waste or miss out on funds because individuals on their Board and management team have totally understandable hang-ups around money. This is only natural! Money and finances can be dysfunctional in our culture, everyone has money issues. What stops organisations are the emotional and unconscious patterns of scarcity and fear around money. What’s more, we don’t tend to talk about this stuff. It is taboo. If those issues aren’t faced with compassion, kindness and clarity, it undermines the organization despite the best of intentions.
Explore how you can start to free yourself and your Board and management from blocks around money, to help you achieve the financial results that your organization needs to thrive.
Karen McAllister, BEcon, Certified Money Coach, Co-Active Coach® has studied financial issues extensively from both the practical, behavioral and the emotional perspectives. She’s a Certified Money Coach, a Couples Money Coach and a Business Archetype Coach with the Money Coaching Institute, and studied with Lynne Twist from the Soul of Money Institute for two years. She helps clients – individuals and organizations – untangle their money issues and become much more effective in their work because of it. She is the current Chair of Clear Sky Center, and as the former head of Fund Development created successful capital campaigns and monthly donor programs.
Duncan Cryle, Ph.D. is the former Chair of Clear Sky Center, a certified Mindfulness teacher, Dharma teacher He is also an IBM Executive, and IBM Canada Mindfulness Practice leader. As Clear Sky chair he led the organization through transformative change around money blocks and tensions, helping reverse a budget deficit, and complete a major green building initiative to extend facilities. He combines 15+ years of experience in both the non-profit and business worlds, and consults with Clear Sky and other centres on bringing the best tools from both.
The Consciousness of Money: Money as a Spiritual Teacher
If you want to transform a relationship it helps to talk, so in this workshop you’ll learn that Money is very much alive and has something important to say to you. When you listen deeply you’ll find the keys to transforming this profoundly influential relationship that touches every aspect of your life and centre.
- Discover a radically different understanding of money
- Open to a way of relating with money that’s aligned with life, humanity and the planet
- Transform the way you make financial decisions, based on a simple shift in consciousness
Sarah McCrum’s work explores how each of us can be fully human and fully alive in an age of exponential expansion in technology. She’s been an energy coach for 20 years, helping entrepreneurs and gamechangers master their personal energy. She is the author of Love Money, Money Loves You, which provides much of the inspiration for The Consciousness of Money programs. She’s also a co-founder of Love To, an integrated network of sustainable businesses that creates opportunities for people to solve meaningful challenges by doing what they love.
Jeff Vander Clute is an entrepreneur, consciousness coach, and consultant committed to a positive reinvention of human society. Jeff has developed unique decision-making technologies that enable people and organizations to operate with greater wisdom, discover extraordinary capacities and get results. Jeff’s work facilitates the emergence of enlightened strategies and the awakening of people’s innate gifts. Jeff is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders and has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and leadership experience in the technology, social venture and consciousness domains.