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Chaos & Failure

Mentoring from the Margins

I have had many mentors and coaches in my life so far.  Some formally some more informal relationships.  While I have certainly experienced the challenges of finding mentors in a male dominated field (men are always reluctant to provide mentoring to young women) I have experienced a number of men …

The good and the ugly of Appreciative Inquiry.

Our Edwardstown Project is in an interesting/challenging/exciting space presently.  Having educated and inspired the members of the church to embrace an asset based approach to their community engagement we have inquired-of and got-to-know the local community using techniques like World Cafe and asking good questions around an election day BBQ. …

Let’s talk about FAILURE

I’m currently in rainy Melbourne having just shared at the Surrender Conference. I was given the privilege to lead three sessions at the conference and then to share about the conference on ABC radio tonight (tune in to Sunday nights with John Cleary to hear my tired voice) So what …

Finding The Chaordic Path

At MarionLIFE we have begun a conversation with a second community of faith with the intention of leading this community down the winding path of imagining a new future with their local community. Rather than preparing a simple needs analysis and matching it with programs we are hoping to dream …