Your NameEmma Eckley
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Cohort AssignmentCohort B (Americas)
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

Currently, my primary work is building my foundational base of understanding regenerative practices and how to implement those practices in reality. In my core being, I understand the theory of regeneration. I do still have difficulty explaining that core understanding to those who are new with the concept. I know that my life work will involve designing and implementing regenerative projects (both small and large, both professionally and personally). My primary work now is building the capacity to bridge from core sensing of regenerative theory to a deeper understanding of project implementation and leadership.

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

I help people engage with their full potential as kind providers – for themselves, their communities, and our future generations. This purpose statement applies to me as well. My role is to engage in continued learning to reach my full potential as a kind provider. I am at peace knowing that I will get to spend the rest of the time in my body building the capacity to succeed in this role.

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

There would be many ways that I could go about helping people engage with their full potential as kind providers. I mean, isn’t that what all regenerative projects are all about!? So, my goals are to use the unique talents that I have (and enjoy) in achieving the role. For example, I would like to leverage my writing ability, facilitation practices, and organizational skills.

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

I am ready to become a more skilled observer. I am ready to expand my abilities of suspending my voice of judgement and opening up my mind to curiosity. I am ready to explore the deepening of my ability to shine unconditional love. I am ready to become a kinder receiver. I believe that if I expand my ability to receive with love, I will also expand my ability to provide with love.

5. And for professional growth?

I am looking forward to growing within my arena for group facilitation. There is an excitement in me about the idea of successfully holding a space for a group to connect and move forward into a compassionate future. I know that I have the ability inside of me but am looking for mentorship, guidance, and practice to hone that skill into a reliable toolset for achieving my life purpose. I admired the way my mom could hold a crowd with compassion. I am ready to explore that capacity within myself.

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

I have consistently followed my core energy in making my life choices. This has oftentimes meant that I have invested extra energy into following a path that was not necessarily the easiest path to follow but one that I knew was in alignment with my truths. Leaving my job as a software developer was one of the most recent examples of a large investment that I (and my family) made to reach my current being. I am confident that the investments I made over the course of my life are paying off and allowing me to flourish into an “energy ball” that is giving to our communal evolution.

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

My mom was special. She could see people, really see them. Her ability to see and nurture potential was magical.

Recently, Otto Scharmer’s Theory U has been influential in giving me the vocabulary and theory to explore the possibilities for maturation of my inner self. I am also appreciative of John Fullerton’s theory of regenerative economics which was the gateway material (the hook) that sparked a feeling of wholeness within me for how to become a respectful and kind community member in our universal web.

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

Life is love and connection. I am a true believer that humans are amazingly creative and can be beautiful enablers in the creation of compassionate futures.

Date CreatedJanuary 10, 2023