Blog: Reflections and inspirations

Frontier Retreat 2017

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Events, Upcoming events, Workshops and Events|

Once again we are hosting ten people for a few days of adventure, conversation, and reflection on the Montana prairies and river breaks. There are still a few spots left. Join us!

Gallery: Frontier Retreat 2016

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Galleries, Hosting & facilitation|

Frontier Retreat | Summer 2016 | Chouteau County, Montana Our second Frontier Retreat was a rare and thorough experience for everyone involved. These few photos give some feel for activities. Interested in joining us? Here [...]

Dealing with Fear in the creative journey

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

It's not force that shifts the world into a better state, it's our collective creative endeavors. Yet, accessing your innate creativity can be a difficult thing. This blog-post provide three tips that will help move towards more creative confidence.

Podcast Series: Fundamentals of Social Innovation

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Audio / podcast, Culture work, Feature, Hosting & facilitation, Organizational work, Working in systems|Tags: |

We are very happy to be collaborating with Burgert Kirsten and his Liminal Podcast, to produce a series of interviews about the work of shifting social patterns in communities and organizations. You can find the details and stream [...]

Methods of Reflection: The Interview

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: Feature, Hosting & facilitation, Organizational work, Video|Tags: |

VIdeo of a 30-minute conversation between Marc Rettig and Hannah du Plessis of Fit Associates, and Joe Kappes of Cooper, following up on our two-part article about "the creative pause" as an antidote to analysis paralysis and diagram hypnosis.

Getting still: why it’s difficult and why it’s possible

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: Hosting & facilitation|

Getting still is important when one wants to listen for the next true step. For some, it can also be terrifically difficult, Learn more about how one can access inner stillness.

The pause that gives insight

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: Hosting & facilitation, Organizational work|Tags: |

Part 1 of an article in Cooper Journal: "We notice two common patterns among our students, clients, and workshop participants: diagram hypnosis—mistaking the map for the territory, and analysis paralysis—becoming overwhelmed and blinded by complexity."

Frontier Retreat 2016

By | April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Workshops and Events|

Once again we are hosting ten people for a few days of adventure, conversation, and reflection on the Montana prairies and river breaks. There are still a few spots left. Join us!