LIBERATING THE EMERGING FUTURE: Surprising Discoveries from 12 Years of Generating Transformative Change

A free 3-Session Seminar Series from Thought Leaders at Pacific Integral

This 3-session seminar series covers some of the most surprising and game-changing ideas emerging in the world today in the field of personal and professional development. These talks have been designed to distill the very best and most interesting discoveries of the last 12 years of Pacific Integral's intensive development programs. The seminar is now over but you can get instant access to the recordings by signing up.

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Presenters

Geoff Fitch MA, Series Host, Co-Founder, Pacific Integral

Terri O'Fallon PhD, Co-Founder, Pacific Integral

Abigail Lynam PhD, Pacific Integral Faculty

Thomas McConkie, Pacific Integral Faculty

Session 1: Breaking the Leadership Mold: Moving Beyond Leaders and Followers

Recorded July 6, 2017

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There is growing agreement that leadership at all levels is not adequate to the ever increasing complexity and volatility of life in the 21th century. Even the very idea of leadership has come into question. Yet we need more than ever the essential gifts we ascribe to leadership: wisdom, creativity, vision and action. 

But first the concept of leadership must evolve beyond something that is merely imbued in individuals into a capacity innate in all humans. In this seminar we’ll discuss three new and important capacities that all of us need to develop to be able to rise to today’s challenges, whether in the work world, the political arena, or community work. These capacities that are seated in a transpersonal intelligence, beyond personal ego, deeply authentic, integrated, open, intimate and aware. And we’ll hear from a couple of individuals who exemplify this new kind of leadership. 

Presenters: Geoff Fitch MA and Abigail Lynam PhD

Session 2: The Power of the Disorienting Dilemma: Embracing the Unknown, the Unwanted and the Impossible

Recorded July 20, 2017

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We are living in an era of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity driven by accelerating change—and even transformation. Many problems appear to us as so-called “wicked problems” that are difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing information. We often experience these as “disorienting dilemmas.” We feel overwhelmed and stuck in a situation that seems beyond our limits to solve or move through, given the ways we’ve operated in the past. These dilemmas often contain the seeds of transformation, of a new self, life or world that wants to emerge. Today these transformative dilemmas are happening at the personal, relational and societal levels. 

Pacific Integral’s work has revealed a roadmap for moving through disorienting dilemmas and ultimately discovering the deeper gifts in them. The essence of this is growing our capacity to see these dilemmas as a sign of the emergence of something that is not yet apparent. (It is sometimes said that the birth of the new is usually indistinguishable from a disaster when it is happening!) We’ll cover the 3 essential capacities needed to transform disorienting dilemmas into a creative relationship with emerging reality. And we’ll hear from a couple of individuals who will share their experience in how these new capacities can transform our ability to thrive in life and work. 

Presenters: Geoff Fitch MA and Abigail Lynam PhD

Session 3: Beyond Living Your Purpose: Following the Surprising Impulse of Stillness

Recorded August 8, 2017

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At some point in life, many of us feel called to find and live our life’s purpose in service of something greater than ourselves. This can be a profoundly liberating and meaningful step to take in life. But more often than not, we only get so far in this process before we feel stuck. How can I know my purpose and if I am living it? We’ve taken positive steps in our life but we feel like we are somehow falling short of what’s ultimately possible. Something deeper is eluding us. 

Pacific Integral’s work points to a deeper understanding of what it means to live a life grounded in and sourced from our deepest truth. We’ve found that it is less about what you do in the world and more about where your sense of truth and meaning is rooted in your life. In this session, we’ll discuss how to move beyond idealized images of living your purpose to discover, listen to, and be guided by the quiet but firm voice of truth at the still center of your being. Doing this often involves facing your own suffering and moving close to the heart of your life. And we’ll hear from a couple of individuals who discovered this deeper relationship to their life purpose and are living it joyously with big impact in the world. 

Presenters: Geoff Fitch MA and Thomas McConkie

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About Pacific Integral

Pacific Integral is a developer of educational and social change technologies and a global community of leaders and practitioners of transformative change. We aim to support the emergence of a sustainable, equitable and beautiful future for humanity and all of creation. We believe that humanity is in the midst of a profound period of change, and that addressing the opportunities of our time require that we embrace universal human values and ethical action, awaken to and engage in our evolutionary potential, and enact more conscious, integral forms of leadership and collective action in the world, grounded in our deepest wisdom. To this end, we endeavor to impact human development, leadership, and social change at the emergent edge of consciousness and action.

Since 2004 Pacific Integral has established a strong, international reputation for innovation in causal leadership, deep personal and professional transformation, and research on the evolution of consciousness and adult development. Through our seminars, certificate programs, coaching and consulting, we synthesize a unique combination of experience in Education, Psychology, Management, Technology, the Arts, Philosophy, Integral Theory, and our own pioneering research and theory on Adult Stages of Development.

Our faculty are experienced professionals who hold values of universal care, integrity and deep inquiry into the nature of human evolution and existence. Using an emergent design approach in our programs, we model the capacity to remain present to the situation at hand, intervening with the most liberating, compassionate and effective response in each moment. You will leave our programs with transformed awareness and an entirely new experience of what it means to be an evolutionary leader, to be human, to be responsible, passionate, empowered and hopeful about how your leadership can help transform our future, practically and with significance.