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  • Zen Leadership: Rebecca Ejo Colwell, Integral Facilitator® & Ten Directions

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    Lisa's special guest this month is Rebecca Ejo Colwell, co-founder and Program Director of Ten Directions. For over thirty years Rebecca has been facilitating and inspiring others to practice facilitative leadership and meet the challenges of a wide range of cultural and social issues. Rebecca’s warm, playful and irreverent style is grounded in her deep trust of what is, and a tenacious curiosity about what might be possible. As a certified Integral development coach, she offers this presence and perspective to developing leaders and leadership teams.
    After earning her Masters of Business Administration in 1992, she founded Fourth Wave Strategy Inc., an integrally informed strategic management firm. Over the last two decades, Rebecca has become a well-known innovator for design and facilitation of multi-stakeholder strategy development and multi-disciplinary projects that cross organizational boundaries in public, private and not-for-profit sectors in North America. She has led many “firsts” in system and organizational initiatives related to better futures for health, energy, design in business, culture production, natural and cultural heritage, and economic development. In 2008, she founded Open Field, an integral leadership development practice for women.
    Rebecca has been a Zen student of Musho Sensei, in the Soto Zen tradition, since 2007, and is the co-founder of Integral Facilitator®.
    - See more at: https://tendirections.com/rebecca-ejo-colwell/#sthash.SiCCCUDA.dpuf

  • Daily Grind with John Lawton, interviewed by Zen and live music...

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    Short attention span theater: John Lawton doing his thing and talking...

  • Metalsmith Benchtalk with Up-and-Coming Jewelry Artist Charmaine Vegas

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    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchttalk on (TBA) up-and-coming  jewelry artist and metalsmith Charmaine Vegas.
    We invite you to participate in this live interview by logging onto the char-room or sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook Instagram or Twitter
    When Charmaine moved to Long Beach to finish high school and go to college, she continued to make simple earrings and necklaces with pearls and beads, but felt like there had to be something more advanced to pursue.  
    “I was getting my AA in fashion and I noticed they had some classes for metal smithing—I was very intimidated," she said. "There were big ol' hammers, machines I had never used... I took my first class and made a simple ring, and I proved to myself I could do it. That's when it hit me. That's when I got the itch.”
    Despite the pull to stick to her passion, Charmaine pursued a 12-year career in Visual Merchandising, hitting a crossroads in her final year that would give way to Bless the Theory.
    She discovered the name Bless the Theory when she was reading an article on adornment theory. A professor had written the piece and allowed his students to weigh in with their own ideas. One of the students had written something along the lines of, “I’m thankful for that theory and bless it.”
    Vist her website and Facebook Page.

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