When I first began team building in 1987, I was drawn to the work because I felt good doing it. My initial inexperience made it very challenging at first, and yet I knew I was doing the right thing. These feelings were an indication I was following a spiritual path - - though I wouldn’t recognize it until much later. I simply knew I was happy doing the work regardless of the circumstances.
As President & Founder of the IATF I've had many conversations with teamwork facilitators (trainers, coaches, educators) around the world and have discovered many of us share a spiritual grounding in our work building teams.
Many of us feel a "calling" (as Gregg Levoy says) to do this work. It's not a job; it's our JOY to help groups have a direct experience of what it means to become a "high performing team".
One of the big goals I've set for 2012 is to explore this intangible we call "spirit" (or "spiritual") when it comes to team building.
Many in our industry are comfortable using the phrase "Team Spirit" which hints at this intangible.
Now I propose a series of live and interactive TeleSeminars where we directly explore and address the spiritual nature of team building.
I plan to invite leaders in the field of spiritual studies to be our guest on these TeleSeminars in an effort to more fully understand what it means to build and lead teams as a path of spiritual development.
Here are some of the people I plan to invite as speakers...
- Dr. Wayne Dyer
- Dr. Michael Beckwith
- Marianne Williamson
- Bob Proctor
- Brian Biro
- Jack Canfield
- Deepak Chopra
- Pema Chodron
- Dr. Lance Secretan
Who would you like to hear on this TeleSeminar series? What speakers, authors and luminaries would you most enjoy learning from? Who would inspire and enlighten you? Leave your thoughts in the comments area below.
Can you help me connect with anyone on the above list? If yes, I'd love to hear from you. Please call or email.
Please share your thoughts below.
President & Founder
International Association of Teamwork Facilitators