Wednesday, 6 August 2008

living on purpose- the workshop review

Well, I officially have a Co Active Lead under my belt. And it felt great. Our workshop on Saturday was well populated with friends and families of Hanna and my smiling face of Miri in the crowd, and we even attracted about 4 'real' people  from the regular world.

Everything abut it -- the design leading up, the organizing the particles and the running the workshop felt natural, easy and grand. I truly felt like I was having a peak experience at the front of the room.  Sure, we have things we would tweak in the content if we did it again. But the real meat of Hanna & I creating from other and connecting and 100/100 felt terrific and safe and possible. 

The space (thank you Miri!) at the Quarry Arts Center in Madison was ideal -- a clean, cool yoga space with good lighting and a smooth feel. And all the yogic paraphernalia for comfort - blankets, bolsters, and bare feet, setting the scene for relaxed and easy. 

I fell in love with co active leadership on my very first coaching course in 2004.  They way the leaders hold the space, the leaders being so organic and easy, the learning complete with lots of space for things to show up.  It is a way of being with yourself, your co leader and your group that is full and sets off sparks.  

And I feel a sense of stretch and learning and leaning in.  It feels good and strong and hugely fulfilling. 

I have so much to learn -- I am just tasting the very teeny tip of the spoon.  The banquet is vast and abundant and I am hungry. 


2 comments:

kq said...

thanks for the update. i am curious about what happens during the sessions and whether you and hanna do most of the speaking or do you offer prompts and get participants to write, think, etc.

anyway...these are probably trade secrets that i can only learn if i enroll. but thanks for the summary and the posting. it helps me have a better sense picturing you in action.

Madeline said...

how kq wishes she could be in on the trade secrets.

seriously it was an awesome workshop where we as the participants got do lots of talking, thinking, drawing, moving, and learning!