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There’s a bridge from where you are now to something better.

Better for you.
Better for your team or organization.
Better for the difference you want to make.
What are you reaching for?
What are your essential milestones on the way to “thriving?” As you (re)define success, you may be rethinking "sustainable" business practices as well as what "regenerative" could mean for you.

Sustainable business practices are generally those that are economically viable as well as socially and environmentally responsible. It's the triple bottom line of People, Profit, and Planet. Leaders and organizations that integrate socially responsible and environmentally sound policies and practices as core elements in their growth strategy very often create sustainable economic values. As much as "sustainable" is about profit and “stuff,” it's as much or even more about people and how we interact with all of life.

Regeneration is a paradigm for understanding life and living systems. Regenerative business practices focus on "aliveness" and relationships of people with structures, systems, and processes within the whole. Development is an essential principle of regeneration; participants in the system - your business, for example - seek to grow and develop each person's ability to evolve and their potential to be viable and vital.

What becomes possible - personally and organizationally - when “sustainable” becomes your floor (not your ceiling)? How might "regenerative" call you forward toward greater fulfillment?

Imagine what “thriving” could look and feel like to you.
What do you need now to grow as a more vibrant, inspired leader?
What will it take for you to thrive where you are planted, by choice?

Thriving is both an experience and an expression of who you are.

What needs your attention now?
If you're reaching to grow and transform with
  • healthier, more effective leadership
  • more innovative and co-creative growth and
  • personal mastery
then you're in the right place.

Just as you may wish to rethink "sustainable" from a leadership and organizational culture perspective, it's worth your while to reflect for a moment about what you mean by transformation. Transformation isn't just a big word for change. It's more than that.

An essential way to understand “transformation” is that you become a new normal. What does that mean? With a new normal, you can be effective in new ways under pressure. You respond skillfully from conscious choice. You be / do / say from your “best,” not just reflexively or from your prior conditioning. The under pressure bit is key; you've practiced the new way into your bones. When your individual leaders and leadership culture transform, new things become possible and the foundation, your floor, has been raised.

Growth By Design™
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Senior leaders, business owners, and knowledge professionals partner with me for Growth by Design™. They achieve healthier leadership, more sustainable and collaborative growth, personal mastery, and intentional transformation. They effectively shape, leverage and scale their leadership culture.

A leadership culture orientation develops essential leadership competencies, life stance and behaviors throughout your organization (independent of role or title). A leader who understands and uses culture to deliver on their strategy will accomplish radically better results. Leadership and/or culture development ignored puts results in peril.

Growth by Design builds your capacity to grow from a vibrant, adaptive and purposeful core. Leader effectiveness, collaborative effectiveness and ecosystem growth work together and are mutually reinforcing. Engagement, innovation, performance, resilience and wellbeing improve. It's how you thrive.

Really, what needs your attention now?

Reach for more of what you really want ...and start having it more consistently.
  • Cultivate greater excellence in the human element of your work
  • Expand your range and agility working effectively with conflict and overcoming obstacles to growth and change
  • Redirect patterns of mindset, conversation and interaction to increase resilience and engagement
  • Bring out the best in yourself and others in new, complex, and challenging situations.

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Who are you as a leader?

Bridging Lives clients tend to be independent thinkers and creative mavericks. They challenge the “norm” and consciously seek out life-affirming challenges. They strive to create understanding and connection across boundaries. As scientists, technologists, and creative knowledge professionals they are passionate about making a meaningful difference. It matters that they extend their reach and impact.

Bridging Lives clients invest in their growth, from the inside out.

Is something unique emerging for you now?
  • You’re redefining your current identity and personal power
  • You chose an unconventional professional path or broke barriers to advancement by force of talent and determination and now get to create more on your terms
  • You find yourself now in unfamiliar territory, having advanced to a new position or domain in which to innovate and evolve
  • You’re grappling with the challenges of fast organizational growth and how best to guide deliberate culture change for coherence and aliveness.

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We all need allies - true partners - for our inner game of leadership.

When you’re at the leading edge of personal and cultural transformation, who is your ally?
  • Override self-limiting patterns - like self doubt or self sabotage - and empower new choices
  • Experiment and take risks with greater ease, wisdom and grace
  • Cultivate your presence and practices to generate greater trust and excellence
  • Navigate dynamics of conflict and change for positive, collaborative outcomes
  • Step forward confidently with greater awareness and skill
  • Thrive, calling forth the best from yourself and with others.

Who needs you to succeed and thrive at the same time? You do. They do. We do.
Take the next step. Let’s find out what’s possible for you when we Partner to Thrive.

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To get to the next level of greatness depends on the quality of the culture, which depends on the quality of relationships, which depends on the quality of conversations.
Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results, by Judith Glaser
In movement from Patriarchy to Partnership everyone is required to upgrade their operating system. That is the Development Agenda. If it does not happen, we all collude in going back to normal.
Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results, by Bob Anderson & Bill Adams
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See Bob Anderson & Bill Adams on “Mastering Leadership” - Parts 1 & 2, The Leadership Circle Asia/Pacific Conference 2106
Personal mastery of any discipline or art appeals to those who desire to move beyond mere competence to a position of power, freedom, peace of mind, and full self-expression.
The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life, by Steve Zaffron & Dave Logan
Change isn’t an event; it’s a process. ... When change works, it tends to follow a pattern. The people who change have clear direction, ample motivation, and a supportive environment.
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
Beyond the issue of finding intimacy and meaning in our lives, I believe learning to communicate non-defensively is our next evolutionary step, an essential key to our survival.
Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication, by Sharon Ellison
Lead. Collaborate. Grow. ... to Thrive!
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