On this page you’ll find the full collection of audio and resource archives from Year 11 of our monthly Gathering calls. Speaker bios, call summaries, audios and recommended resources for each month’s call will continue to be added to this page soon after the call.
Our theme for this eleventh year of Gathering together is “Paradigms and Possibilities: Embracing Humanity’s Divine Potential.” Along with our Year Eleven offerings, please take some time to explore the past 10 years of program archives. This is a treasure trove of information, insights, strategies and practices to support you as an agent of purposeful change!
Year 1 Program Archive – “Mastering the Inner Game”
Year 2 Program Archive – “Align Your Outer Game with the Inner”
Year 3 and 4 Program Archive – “Integrating the Inner and Outer Collectives: The Dance of ME and WE”
Year 5 Program Archive – “Co-Creating the Global Collective”
Year 6 Program Archive – “Radical Relationship; Embracing the Gifts of Polarity”
Year 7 Program Archive – “Creating Agile And Sustainable Change That Matters”
Year 8 Program Archive – “Love in Action: Connecting for Impact”
Year 9 Program Archive – “Agents of Love; Weaving the Tangled Threads of Irreconcilable Differences”
Year 10 Program Archive – “Dancing in the Space Between; Creating Resilience and Possibility in the Now”
- Download your copy of Tim Kelley’s article that was the foundation for the Gathering’s first year here: Internal Requirements for Change Agents
- Download your copy of Tim Kelley’s additional article Types of Change Agents
- Download your copy of Audrey Seymour’s article that is the foundation for the Gathering’s second year here: 12 Requirements for Embodied Action
Browse the Year 11 archives:
2/1/23: Revealing 2023 Theme Possibilities
3/1/23: Paradigms, Paradigms – What’s a Change Agent to Do?
We hope you can join us for our next Gathering on April 5, 2023. We’re co-creating a fabulous and valuable segue from our call with Tim to experientially expand your perspectives, appreciation and next steps on the topic of paradigms.
3/1/23: Paradigms, Paradigms – What’s a Change Agent to Do?
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model
that makes the existing model obsolete.”
– Buckminster Fuller
What a fabulous launch we had for our 2023 Gathering theme, “Paradigms and Possibilities; Embracing Humanity’s Divine Potential”! We jump started our year-long exploration and excavation with Tim Kelley, founder of the True Purpose Institute and a co-founder of The Gathering and, as always, an insightful and provocative speaker on the topic of change agency.
This call was highly interactive and expansive! As Tim expressed it, paradigms are a way of seeing reality for communities who share them. They are extremely useful to humans. They create an invisible lens through which you view and experience the world – and help to simplify the overwhelming and otherwise confusing nature of reality. In the absence of paradigms, it’s hard to function. As such, they are intentionally limiting.
Paradigms are, by design, resistant to change. They provide a sense of safety, predictability and shared perspectives and values. It’s hard to see your own paradigms when you’re in them – and even harder when most of the people around you share the same paradigm. Imagine how hard it is to see and shift a global paradigm, not to mention what happens when deeply held paradigms begin to disintegrate without the safety net of a replacement paradigm.
Tim Kelley is a global change agent and internationally-renowned expert on higher purpose. He works with top leaders in many fields and countries to transform human institutions and evolve society to its new form. Tim’s methodology, True Purpose, has been featured internationally in magazines, newspapers and on television. Tim has trained over 1000 consultants, therapists and coaches in his methods and taught Voice Dialogue on three continents.
Tim has worked with hundreds of CEOs, including top leaders and executive teams from such companies as Nabisco, ING, Oracle, Lexmark and AOL. He formerly worked as a leader at Oracle, two levels below the CEO. He is the author of True Purpose and the bestselling co-author of three other books. Tim has commanded military organizations, including an amphibious assault craft unit, and is a retired Naval Reserve officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from MIT.
What a rich, imperative and compelling topic for change agents,
who are called to facilitate purposeful change in this world we share!
Here are some Resources that you can check out to take this topic even deeper:
- Buckminster Fuller Institute: https://www.bfi.org/
- “Global Mind Change” by Willis Harman
- “Wicked Problems”
- Check out the True Purpose® Institute’s Reunion themed “Living Heaven on Earth” this August
2/1/23: Revealing 2023 Theme Possibilities
Our first Gathering call of 2023 was truly engaged, wonderfully connective and palpably energizing. We enjoyed some highly interactive conversations!
As promised, we announced our new theme for 2023… and that sparked a whole lot of ideas, insights and suggestions about how to co-create irresistible topics, speakers, tools and resources around our new theme. So what is our new theme? After lots of contemplation, conversation and check-ins with our trusted sources of guidance, here what we’ve got:
“Paradigms and Possibilities: Embracing Humanity’s Divine Potential”
And… what does that mean?? Take a moment and let these words infuse you. What thoughts, feelings and desires does this theme evoke in you? We generated some really cool insights and harvested lots of great ideas for irresistible 2023 topics and speakers!
Here’s just a tasting of what was present and offered in the group dialogue:
- Why is it important to understand and work with the integral dynamics between paradigms and possibilities?
- What limits change agents when it comes to perceiving, believing, experiencing advancing potentiality and possibility? What would be possible if we fully trusted that there are no limits; no limits on time, not on resources and no limits on possibilities…
- Quoting a participant “….When we think about paradigms or creating the ‘new’, we tend to deny or block the current paradigm. How can we as creators of this new paradigm learn how to honor what is working / what has worked so far, and also honor and let go of what is not working?” How do we “transcend and include?”
- And from another participant “I believe that we, as a species, are capable of absolutely anything. The destination of all this consciousness work… seems to be oriented around the idea of… how can we get to and stay in our imagination? This is what generative possibilities are about to me.”
- “What is the next phase of human evolution?
- Referencing TS Eliot ~ “… and after all the journeying… we arrive home and know the place for the first time.”
- What stops Change Agents from agility toggling between individual unique expressions – and embracing the full spectrum of divine potentiality? And what is possible from that place?
- “My strong resonance — the safety of love is how we’ll manifest the dream of humanity.”
- “The divinity is already in humanity. We’re spiritual divine beings having a human experience.”
And here’s a taste of the harvest of ideas for topics and speakers:
- Noel Nannup – Aboriginal elder – Dungu Kalini project
- Ahupuaʻ — Nicole Huguenin “Balance between Dreams and Deficits”
- Indigenous / first nation’s beliefs
- Poet Robert Moore, known as Red Hawk
- The liminal space
- Per Meyke’s divine feminine (The Alphabet vs. The Goddess is the book)
- Jean Houston, Lynn McTaggart
- Transforming Paradigms for Purposeful Change Agents
- What would you add?
One of our participants quoted from a poem by David Whyte which seems a perfect invitation and outro…
“What is real is almost always to begin with, hidden, and does not want to be understood
by the part of our mind that mistakenly thinks it knows what is happening.
What is precious inside us does not care to be known
by the mind in ways that diminish its presence.”
Your Gathering Hosts
About Beth Scanzani
Beth Scanzani is a highly respected and multi-faceted transformational coach, teacher and speaker. A lifelong student and curious soul, she has enjoyed exploring and integrating a wealth of knowledge, resources, and strategies that draw upon a wide range of psychological, scientific, and spiritual teachings. Prior to her transition into teaching and coaching in support of evolving consciousness, Beth enjoyed a successful career as a human resources executive in the high tech and healthcare industries.
True to her nature, Beth’s studies encompass a purposeful blend of psychological, scientific, and spiritual perspectives. She has attained numerous coaching certifications including True Purpose Coach™, Belief Closet™ Practitioner, Master Career Coach, Dream Coach™, iPEC Empowerment Coach™, Energy Leadership Coach™ and Theoretical Foundations of Coaching with David Rock. In addition, she is a trained facilitator and teacher of the Voice Dialogue™ process.
Beth is deeply passionate about sharing knowledge and strategies that create meaningful and sustainable transformation in service to co-creating a world that works for everyone. Beth has co-developed and/or co-taught many tele-seminars for the True Purpose Institute ™, the Shift Network and others including Voice Dialogue Mastery, Inner Harmony Practitioner Training, Evolving Beyond Your Wounds, Shadow Quest, Purposeful Coach Training, Blessing Yourself, Divine Guidance on Purpose and Purposeful Marketing. Beth also serves as a valued guide for those who wish to explore deeper meaning, insight and guidance through their sleeping dreams and waking life stories. She co-developed and teaches Stories from the Night Shift, a NASW CEU eligible seminar for therapists, coaches and other practitioners who want to increase their competence and confidence in accessing the treasures buried in sleeping dreams.
People who work with Beth value her insightful, strategic, fun and results-oriented coaching which helps them to achieve breakthrough results on short-term goals while simultaneously creating fundamental shifts that build a strong foundation for ongoing success and fulfillment, personally and professionally. Her eclectic approach and natural agility enable her to customize her coaching style, strategies and processes to help clients create a clear vision, navigate their way out of uncertainty and restrained momentum, and successfully achieve their desired outcomes.
Through her work as a teacher and coach, Beth demonstrates her dedication to providing transformative courses, workshops and coaching in service to those who are ready to reclaim their inner wisdom, embrace their life purpose and true nature, and wholly offer their unique gifts to others…and to the world we all share.
About Andy Swindler
Andy Swindler’s brings hearts together. He envisions a world that embraces healthy tensions to nurture dignity and agency for every person. Andy’s Chicago-based practice, Lead From Love, empowers conscious leaders and inclusive organizations to shift the dominant narrative from fear to love through an embodied expression of purpose and values.
He began his entrepreneurial journey at age 24, which led to owning a boutique digital marketing & software development company for 14 years until exiting at the end of 2016. Andy’s journey of studying human interaction and shepherding human flourishing now culminates in FeelReal, which he has incubated and evolved since 2007.
Andy is a Certified True Purpose® Coach & Consultant, Barrett Values Centre® Practitioner, Collaborative Operating System Consultant and Voice Dialogue™ Practitioner. He co-hosts The Gathering For Change Agents each month and is the Strategic Partnerships Chair for Conscious Capitalism Chicago Chapter. Andy speaks and writes on issues of equity and inclusion. He developed The Metamodel framework to visualize the alignment between more than 100 different conscious leadership, business and dialogue frameworks.
About Susan Alexander
Susan Alexander, PCC, is an executive and life coach with an extensive business background. She created her company Rosebud Coaching and Consulting to specialize in helping individuals to create new possibilities for their personal & professional life to fulfill their most important goals and aspirations. Her work focuses on individuals connecting with confidence and clarity to what’s most important to them (their purpose) and removing barriers of beliefs and assumptions that stand in the way of their full and authentic expression. Susan helps individuals be extraordinary leaders in all aspects of their lives. She coaches executives, managers and individuals with a special emphasis on the power of self-perception and communications and their impact on job performance.
About Kawtar El Aloui
Kawtar El Alaoui. LL.B, PCC is the author of Unfolding Peace: 9 Leadership Principles to Create Cultures of Well-being, Belonging, and Peace. Kawtar is a conscious leadership coach, facilitator, mentor, and speaker. Her work supports conscious leaders in bringing humanity back to business and systems, with ease and flow. Kawtar’s clients appreciate and find tremendous value in her compassionate presence, deep listening and trauma informed, equity driven approach to changing people and systems. The shifts and healing tools Kawtar makes available for her clients and their teams enable them to stop forcing cultural transformation and start unfolding it.
Kawtar is passionate about bringing to light how cultural identities and beliefs impact our access to inner power and wholeness. She feels blessed to have lived in 5 countries, and travelled extensively around the world. She believes we are at an evolutionary threshold calling humanity to shed the belief in separation and step into oneness.
Kawtar is Faculty and Mentor with ICF accredited coach training school, Leadership That Works India, Trained True Purpose® Coach, Flow Consultant with Genius U, Team Member with the Spirit of Canada Initiative hosting conversations beyond division, and Leadership Advisor with She Did It! Elle a osé! in Canada.
Kawtar’s conscious leadership model weaves self-awareness, conscious communication and collaboration, conflict transformation, social equity, trauma-informed relating, and values and purpose driven decision making. She is the Founder and CEO of Conscious Togetherness, Inc. You can connect with Kawtar at email@example.com or through her website.