The Nurturing Emergent Communities Event, Part 4: Gathering Wisdom

Aviv Shahar with Anne Stadler, Jeff Vander Clute, and Grace Boda

October 1, 2021

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Throughout history, the great questions have been asked, and great research has been undertaken, always expanding the territory of the known by shining a light into the unknown. Where is that cutting edge today? And can a community of people from all over the world, each carrying their own unique journey of discovery, come together to inquire at the edge of purposeful evolution, through dialogue and interaction? We think it is possible, and we hope that you will choose to be a part of this exploration.

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What may be called for in this time is to renew in ourselves our capacity to suspend disbelief and cynicism, to dare one more time to be vulnerable, and exposed, and to enter a new exploration with others.

And so that's what we attempted to do here. One of the mottos here at Portals is that every day we create a new draft. Nothing is ever complete, nothing is ever perfect. Tomorrow, we get up in the morning and we produce another draft.

Together, we are wiser. We are grateful to all who participated for their generosity of presence and for being with us.

Who are you? What brought you here? When I drop into that simple space of wonder about who I am present with, and what's arising for them, everything else just sort of evolves naturally out of that, because there isn't the agenda. And it becomes play; it's beautiful.

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Anne Stadler

Anne Stadler

Anne is a pioneering elder. Her specialty is offering services that support self-organizing individual and collective leadership. She opens space for the emergence of spirited leadership and inspired forms for collective evolution. A founder and organizer of local, national, and international peace efforts, and an award-winning television producer at KING 5-TV in Seattle Washington, Anne has decades of experience in guiding the formation of emergent communities.

Jeff Vander Clute

Jeff Vander Clute

Jeff coaches and consults, teaches, writes, and leads travel journeys.

He is a co-founder of Sourcing The Way, Enlightening Journeys and Expeditions, and The Consciousness of Money.

Jeff is also a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and he serves on the board of directors for Alliance for the Earth and Source of Synergy Foundation (previous chair).

Grace Boda

Grace Boda

Grace is an executive coach and transformational guide working at the leading edge of consciousness. She guides leaders, entrepreneurs, creatives and others to work with the full creative power of awakened Presence.

Grace holds advanced degrees in public policy and physical therapy (neuroscience specialty), is a certified executive and systems coach and professional mediator, and has advanced training in energy work, subtle perception, and the development of consciousness.

Aviv Shahar

Aviv Shahar

Aviv is the Founder of Aviv Consulting, helping leaders unleash strategic innovation, and is the author of Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.