Episode 37: Generating transformative change through working with polarities

In this episode I´m glad to be joined by Geoff Fitch, founder and CEO of Pacific Integral. This is an organization in the U.S. that “works with both individuals and organizations that are committed to the emergence of a sustainable, equitable and beautiful future for humanity”. Geoff is coming to Norway in June 2012 in relation to a 5-day seminar focusing on transformative and integral education. In our conversation we explore Pacific Integral´s highly acclaimed program Generating Transformative Change (GTC), before we delve into the possibilities and mysteries of working with polarities. Through poignent examples relating to both personal and systemic transformation, Geoff demonstrates how transcending the either/or-mindset can lead to deep change and transformation for both individuals and society at large.

If you feel inspired or provoked by our conversation feel free to add your comments after the interview. You can also send in a written piece of work and get it published together with this episode. Further details can be found here.

Episode links:
Pacific Integral
NextStep Integral
Polarity management
Enacting Containers for Integral Transformative Development, article by Geoff Fitch, Venita Ramirez, and Terri O’Fallon

 

James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (32) er utdannet lærer gjennom NTNU og arbeider ved Åsvang Skole i Trondheim. Han har en variert opplæring innenfor dialogbasert prosessledelse, nærværstrening og konflikthåndtering. I fritiden trener og instruerer han aikido. Han er oppvokst i Oslo, men har studert og arbeidet i Trondheim siden 2005. Ta kontakt med James på følgende adresse: james.arnfinsen @ gmail.com
James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (32) has a teaching qualification from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), his subjects being geography, religious studies and sports science. He is currently working as a teacher in primary school. In his free time he practices Aikido, a Japanese martial art that in it´s essence is about creating a healing relationship towards oneself and others. James lives in Trondheim, Norway.