Are you interested in transforming your perspective?

The word, ‘transformation,’ is used in many contexts. However, its use is often framed within the Western paradigm with ‘money,’ ‘knowledge,’ and ‘personal wealth’ defined as THE objectives.

If transformation is truly sought, this journey begins inside you with a concerted effort to understand your worldview. My PhD is in Transformative Studies, and my explicit concern and expertise is in personal and societal transformation.

My research areas touch on philosophy, ecopsychology, Indigenous thinking, Systems theory, Organizational Development, Taoism, Buddhism, Ubuntu, and consciousness studies.

If you are interested in transforming anything, that journey must begin in your consciousness. How can questions of identity, knowledge, and truth impact the world? How can they not?

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Systems Thinking & Leadership

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Exploring Transformation Beyond Outcomes

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The Philoospher Files

Check out the latest “Files” in The Philosopher Files, an exploratory project of Exponential Squared where we provide the philosophical rationale behind all our services (and approach to life).

Space as Metaphor: Beyond Output-Oriented Paradigms (Part II)

Strategic plans are particularly excellent examples of a process with questionable results, especially if stakeholder collaboration is desired.

Space as Metaphor: Beyond Output-Oriented Paradigms (Part I)

In various fields (counseling, education, business, and leadership, etc.), transformation and change are often framed as part of a metaphorical hero’s journey.

To ‘Lead’ Or Not To ‘Lead’ (Part III)

If we think in silos, we bring ourselves deeper inside single systems, which “cannot account for interrelations and how the system we have chosen to study interacts with, affects, and is affected by, its environment” (Montuori, 2012, para. 6).

To ‘Lead’ Or Not To ‘Lead’ (Part II)

What does social purpose mean in the context of my life? How do I apply my belief in a social purpose? How I answer these questions may provide insight into the extent to which I have retained my systemic sensibility.

To ‘Lead’ Or Not To ‘Lead’ (Part I)

Is the past really past, and is the future somewhere ahead of us? The realization that past trauma, for instance, has a direct bearing on our mental health lends credence to the notion that yesterday is alive, a consideration that leads to a cybernetic complementarity that the future is equally real today. Can we hold two seemingly disparate ideas?

Wading at the Edges

All my life, I have essentially waded at the edges of the proverbial pools of life–a condition that does not lend itself to transformation, an idea I recently gleaned from Braiding Sweetgrass (2013) by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Successful Fundraising Strategies

Successful fundraising at the organizational level rests on constructing solicitation strategies and techniques that reflect the capabilities and wants of current and prospective donor groups.

Fundraising Ethics

Effective fundraising and development must include careful consideration of the laws and regulations that govern such activities, which include interactions with donors, staff, and volunteers.

Development In Nonprofits

Effective development requires a substantial amount of input from different kinds of ‘players’ throughout an organization. For example, a fundraising/development professional needs an accurate understanding of the accounting picture in order to communicate fiscal realities to donors/philanthropists.

Fundraising And Development

Fundraising is generally viewed as ‘asking for money’. This is essentially true. Whether you have been asked to support the local Little League baseball team or received a printed mailer that asked for your support to build a homeless shelter, you have likely been the recipient of a fundraising activity.

Space as Metaphor: Beyond Output-Oriented Paradigms (Part II)

Strategic plans are particularly excellent examples of a process with questionable results, especially if stakeholder collaboration is desired.

Space as Metaphor: Beyond Output-Oriented Paradigms (Part I)

In various fields (counseling, education, business, and leadership, etc.), transformation and change are often framed as part of a metaphorical hero’s journey.

To ‘Lead’ Or Not To ‘Lead’ (Part III)

If we think in silos, we bring ourselves deeper inside single systems, which “cannot account for interrelations and how the system we have chosen to study interacts with, affects, and is affected by, its environment” (Montuori, 2012, para. 6).

To ‘Lead’ Or Not To ‘Lead’ (Part II)

What does social purpose mean in the context of my life? How do I apply my belief in a social purpose? How I answer these questions may provide insight into the extent to which I have retained my systemic sensibility.

To ‘Lead’ Or Not To ‘Lead’ (Part I)

Is the past really past, and is the future somewhere ahead of us? The realization that past trauma, for instance, has a direct bearing on our mental health lends credence to the notion that yesterday is alive, a consideration that leads to a cybernetic complementarity that the future is equally real today. Can we hold two seemingly disparate ideas?

Wading at the Edges

All my life, I have essentially waded at the edges of the proverbial pools of life–a condition that does not lend itself to transformation, an idea I recently gleaned from Braiding Sweetgrass (2013) by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Successful Fundraising Strategies

Successful fundraising at the organizational level rests on constructing solicitation strategies and techniques that reflect the capabilities and wants of current and prospective donor groups.

Fundraising Ethics

Effective fundraising and development must include careful consideration of the laws and regulations that govern such activities, which include interactions with donors, staff, and volunteers.

Development In Nonprofits

Effective development requires a substantial amount of input from different kinds of ‘players’ throughout an organization. For example, a fundraising/development professional needs an accurate understanding of the accounting picture in order to communicate fiscal realities to donors/philanthropists.

Fundraising And Development

Fundraising is generally viewed as ‘asking for money’. This is essentially true. Whether you have been asked to support the local Little League baseball team or received a printed mailer that asked for your support to build a homeless shelter, you have likely been the recipient of a fundraising activity.

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