Activist and Poet
I find myself at a crossroads between social activism and soulful awareness.
My vocation is accompanying others to help realize their authentic self, heart and calling.
Guiding retreats and workshops have taken me around the world with thousands of people in many different organizations.
I am grateful to have been mentored by the educator and social thinker Parker J. Palmer in the Circles of Trust lineage and am active in the collaboration of facilitators: The Center for Courage & Renewal.
As co-founder of the intentional community, RareBirds Housing Co-operative, I have a passion for environmental justice, exploring alternative living and a sustainable relationship to the land.
I'm grateful to provide transformative programs during the summer months on Okanagan Lake on our sailboat Anam Cara and ongoing leadership as a soulful guide at Naramata Centre.
I serve as an Ambassador for the Global Ecovillage Network.
I have been involved in political work and have run for office as a provincial candidate.
I am ordained as an Anglican priest, have also managed a zoo and was raised and live on the traditional and unceded territory of Secwepemcúĺecw.
I offer individual coaching sessions as a soulful presence and guide. My approach is aligned with how I facilitate small groups: providing a sense of flow and rhythm, gentle facilitation, metaphors, stories, evocative imagery, poetry and reflections on what life is revealing. I provide a deep attentiveness and offer developed skills in the art of open questions and reflective storytelling.
I guide group sessions in leadership, personal and professional development and spiritual growth: online and in-person. I use the Circle of Trust approach, which is distinguished by principles and practices intended to create a process of shared exploration. It is a space where people can find trust to nurture their personal and professional integrity and to find the courage to act on it. This way of being together has the power to transform individuals, families, workplaces and communities.