I. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.:
The gist of the evaluations boils down to an appreciation of the embodiment of the process, gratitude to have one’s beauty and power reflected back, celebration in a leadership style that invites co-creation and shared power, gratitude for a container that allowed safety and vulnerability, appreciation for the ways I showed my own vulnerability.
Hearing how much those pieces meant to people, I’ve tried to gain more clarity on what specific, repeatable things I say/do that give people a sense of experiencing those things they value. I’m growing into an understanding of that and learning to articulate it more.
J. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?:
Many areas: 1) how to be fully grounded in consciousness/principles and fluid in form as called for in every situation, 2) becoming increasingly aware in every moment of what is wanting to emerge and be co-created by the group I am with 3) how to invite each person I’m with into their full power without backing off on my own 4) how to create sustainable, renewable, restorative systems 5) how to take full responsibility for what is mine and to not take responsibility for what is others 6) self-compassion that empowers me.
K. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.:
Karl Steyaert invited me into his Path of Compassion and Empowerment community. I celebrate the rich personal and community learning I had during that time around shared power, co-creation, gift economy, and exploration of systems that create strong community. That experience gave me a community to learn with/from as well as Karl’s support in exploring what enlivening collaboration means to me.
Assessors around the world- I have a sense of a global presence that is passionate about having NVC consciousness serve the world. I love the partnership I feel about preserving the integrity of the work that will support transformation. I’m grateful to know I’m not alone.