I didn't know exactly what this was going to be. I let my expectations be vague and just showed up.
It turns out that MSOD was exactly what my intuition hoped for. Here are some of the stepping stones that have created my MSOD path, as best as I can present, connect the threads, and contextualize them.
First on the California Coast. But soon across the country and then the world.
I started this journey looking within. That hasn't stopped, but I've turned my eyes outward towards the groups I've joined in this program. And to organizations who've invited us in. All the while learning what makes us tick and how to grow.
- Group Dynamics
- Consulting World Bank
- Consulting Mersen
- Costa Rica
Intensive One. Drive up the coast to a retreat amongst the central California dunes. Learn self-as-instrument.
Intensive Two. Back to the beach. This time, to deal with others. Group formation. And still grapple with the self.
Intensive Three. Where's the best place to practice consulting skills in Washington D.C.? The World Bank.
Practicum One. Lyon France and the Mersen corporation hosted us and gave us our next platform.
Dynamic capabilities, appreciative inquiry, large scale interventions, meaning and community.
Now for something entirely different.
And I took a few pictures too
The seaside condos at Pajaro Dunes hosted some incredible experiences for me and were a great nest for personal growth.
The Pacific Ocean was also an ever-present reminder on both trips to Pajaro Dunes. Staring out to sea and listening to the waves crash even when out of sight both grounded me.
Not everyone loves their commute, but my trips into and out of D.C. to the Baltimore airport were a thill for me.
Taking in a Superior Culture
Lyon, France had everything for me. Everything.