Leadership Theory U & Whole Systems Change

Cultivating Presence at the bottom of the ‘U’

For leaders familiar with Theory U, WithNature’s professional programs provide an opportunity to deepen your experience of Presence and Source at the bottom of a deep U Journey, as depicted in the leading management and leadership publications:

  • Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges, by C. Otto Scharmer
  • Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, by Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Betty-Sue Flowers, especially chapter “Seeing with the heart”
  • Source: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation, by Joseph Jaworski

As a Wilderness Guide certified by John P. Milton, spiritual guide and coach to the respected thought leaders who authored these publications and others, I work as part of a global Way of Nature community of practitioners engaged in the fertile intersection between nature-based practice and whole systems change.

Whole systems change

One great example of this is the work that my U.S. Way of Nature colleagues worked on in the Gulf of Mexico. Together with the Academy for Systemic Change, they facilitated a powerful program to help address unsustainable fishing, deforestation of rainforests and serious drug and crime issues. Through a powerful immersion into their ecology, a community representing a microcosm of the whole system connected much more deeply to help significant shifts towards social and environmental goals.
WithNature is looking to support and grow this kind of work further in Australia.


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