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September 24, 2018

Driven by Purpose: an Interview with Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller

Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller, who describes herself as “blissfully unacademic,” is passionate about purpose. She’s drawing from three decades as an entrepreneur in business consultation and leadership development in her current roles with Encode.org and Evolution at Work. The former supports purpose-driven entities in “baking in” and legally protecting purpose as a bottom line, while the latter supports personal development and capacities for people working in entities that have integrated or are integrating the principles of self-organization. I connected with Christiane last week about the Language of Spaces, a framework which supports expansion of the human capacities required to thrive within the increasing complexity of the new world of work. Here’s that conversation. —Marnie Jackson

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August 23, 2018

Beyond the Good/Bad Binary: August Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Money, Power & Meaning: The first in a series of conversations beyond the good/bad binary
  • Exceedingly Good: Spotlight on Larisa Benson
  • Welcome James!
  • Planting Joy: A conversation with volunteer Mara Grey
  • Salish Sea Day of Action
  • Old Lesbians Oral Herstory Project

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August 23, 2018

Planting Joy: A conversation with volunteer Mara Grey

Volunteer Mara Grey and I met in the Appletree Garden on a dewy morning last month to discuss the garden—which she’s stewarded for about a decade—and the diversity of plants she tends there.  She introduced me to my favorite summer bloomer—Crocosmia Lucifer—and told me how the garden has evolved since last we spoke. Here’s that conversation. —Marnie Jackson

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August 22, 2018

Exceedingly Good: Spotlight on Larisa

Whidbey Institute Director Larisa Benson spoke with me recently about her board service and background. Larisa is one of the folks behind “Strategies for a More Joyful Government,and brings a great wealth of leadership, governance, and teaching expertise to her role on our Board of Directors. Here’s an excerpt from our conversation. —Marnie Jackson 

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August 15, 2018

Join the staff! Seeking housekeeping team member

posted August 15, 2018

This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position. Starting wage is $16.50 per hour. Schedule will average 20-25 hours per week. The housekeeping team works to maintain cleanliness, beauty, environmental sensitivity, and guest comfort at the Whidbey Institute, a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit with a 106-acre campus. We seek a team member who will help us serve our mission to nurture the conditions for transformational learning. Read More →

July 12, 2018

Loving Action: July 2018 Newsletter

Featuring news about the Free Immigrant Families Fund, an interview with Jules LeDrew, a podcast with David Korten, and more!

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From Our Community

These resources are offered by Senior Fellows of the Whidbey Institute or other close members of our community, and are not produced by the Whidbey Institute.

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Conversations with the curious, compassionate, and courageous co-creators of our desired and emerging future, inspired in part by encounters and inquiries at the Whidbey Institute.

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Walking through nature with a neuroscientist who loves plants and ponders big questions.

Nature’s Depths


Leadership Can Be Taught  “A doorway into the classroom of Harvard’s leadership virtuoso Ronald Heifetz and his colleagues—and an approach to adaptive leadership that responds to the challenges of our more complex and changing world.”

Common Fire  “Revealing how we become committed, and sustain our commitment, to the common good in the face of moral ambiguity, daunting complexity, and frequent discouragement.”

Big Questions, Worthy Dreams  “How mentors and mentoring environments will play a vital role in the potential transformations of thinking, feeling, and networks of belonging that are harbored within emerging adults.”

Mentor  “A practical, engaging exploration of mentoring in adult higher education and its power to transform learning.”

Leadership for the New Commons