Your NameBarb Mathison
Cohort AssignmentCohort C (Americas, In-Person Intensive)
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

Mentorship, making connections, support in actualizing potential

2. What role do you see as yours to play?

Mentorship, Sharing experiences, listening to challenges and supporting solutions to actualize potential

3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?

Staying grounded and being present. Applying principles of regenerative practice. Staying open. Sensing into possibilities.

4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?

Asking open honest questions with people who come to me for support vs. providing guidance
Creating spaciousness for being vs. doing

5. And for professional growth?

Leadership within an emergent framework

Applying regenerative practices into my role and our organization

Generating will to do the work and how do I support the will of others on the team

Stepping into the uncomfortable edge/tensions that arise with changes required to move forward and the resistences that naturally arise (what unbelonging is called for)

Managing polarities of:
collaborative and independent work
sense of urgency and patience with process
emergent and planful approaches to our work

6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?

A spiritual path that has challenged many limiting beliefs and opened up new ways of being
Several leadership roles have taught and stretched me; I learned so much about manifestation of potential, strategy, teams and more recently emergent approaches
Meditation, yoga and eating practices have contributed to my current state of mental and physical health
I've invested in my friends and family and enjoy reciprocal love and support
A love of continuous learning about possibilities, consciousness, and manifestation

7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?

My parents and grandmothers as exemplars
Richie Davidson - neuroscientist and emotions researcher
Eckart Tolle
Dalai Lama
Mingyur Rinpoche
Allyn Roberts
Adam Rubel
Ed Schultz
Pema Chodron
Roxanne Howe-Murphy
Don Berwick
Meg Wheatley

Fields of Learning:
Servant Leadership
Human potential
Human Centered Design
Food as Medicine
Behavioral Change
Energy Medicine

8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?

Here's a humble start to a really good question. I hope to evolve this during the course:
I've always been drawn to the potential that humans have to heal, contribute and flourish. I believe we have innate wisdom that can be drawn from head, heart and body to guide our choices and ways of being in the world with ourselves and in relation to others and the planet. I am energized by the idea that we can change in response to experience. I believe we are part of something bigger and there is a universal force. Nature has been one of my greatest teachers.

Date CreatedJanuary 25, 2023