Barbara - wonderful to learn a bit more about you via the website and thank you for your comments and conversationin the European Salon - it was so great to have you participate in this amazing opportunity! thank you - Chris
Anne Dosher, who is the "Elder and guardian of the soul" of the World Cafe, became a good friend in the 1990s. At the time she was an advisor to some work we were doing in community development. Over time, she helped us found a "Circle of Seven" dialgoue group, which included one of her best friends here in the DC area.
I have been a great admirer of Meg Wheatley's work, and she joined forces with Juanita Brown and David Isaacs to spread the concept of "conversations that matter."
Three years ago I met Juanita at the Business for Social Responsibility conference in DC where World Cafe was used to open the conference. I found it to create amazing energy and a great way to start communicating and getting to depth quickly.
How have you developed your consulting? How did you arrange to convene a group of CEOs? What did you learn from the expereince? What do you hope to do next?
Please answer any of these questions or just start fresh in any way you wish!
Yes, of course it is possible for you to attend the European Salon in Vienna - you'll want to register right away to make sure there is "room at the inn" literally :-) but it would be delightful to have you there!! Are you considering it seriously??
There will also be online participation, but of course it's always fabulous to be there and touch each other in person...
Barbara, Welcome!!! It's wonderful to have you join us! Please share some of these questions and this story about your work that you mention in your profile responses ... not everyone reads people's profiles, but most read stories and follow conversations. I'd love to see you share these gems more widely.