Lori shares GRTL’s experience at the B Corp Champions Retreat, and what’s next after this great opportunity.
By Lori Hanau
Throughout my own personal and professional growth, I have heard the whispers of building a community. This past year, spirit has been shouting repeatedly, loud and clear - “NOW!” Okay then. Now it is. The community will be online, so we are not limited by geographic boundaries. My vision is a gathering place and place of practice for those of us who care to build quality relationships, care for each other, share power, work inclusively as equal learning partners, commit to cultivating individual and collective wisdom and build workplace and network cultures of compassionate accountability. We will source ourselves in shared leadership.
This is a Love Launch because love is what is coursing through me and my team as we launch this idea, bringing it to life. My co-host Jodi Clark and I are so excited to invite you to gather with us. We are creating this space with you in mind and will be in launch mode throughout February. We know life takes a village, and as this is a village we care to build in shared leadership, consider us intentionally “half-cooked”. This way you can add your parts to the mix, bringing us all into the artistry of being alive. Come visit us on https://www.patreon.com/lorihanau, hosted on the Patreon platform: a creator’s community that beautifully weaves the concept of artist patronage with 21st century crowdsourcing. We would love for you to consider being an early adopter.
The potency of love, of doing what I love, what we each love is a true privilege. The courage to express ourselves in ways that connect us to our souls is a force of nature. I believe this force channels through our humanity, inviting each of us to be fully expressed. I want to pour this power into my community, and into your communities, as invited. I am so moved by you, so inspired by your care, that I jump out of bed every day with a courageous heart.
As I look back and reflect on 2017, I just take in a deep, slow breath. There have been so many deep disturbances. I'm sure, like me, you all have also had great experiences of good and beauty in 2017. Not much seems stable. There is a lot at stake. It all feels so big. Many of us seem to be moving with a whole lot of muchness.
As much of the world enters into the high season for holy days, . . .
The fine art of hosting has been on the top of our minds, shaping our own workplace culture and collaboration. In today’s fast paced, sometimes icy cold world where humility, generosity and mutual respect seem to be fast becoming values and acts of the past, this is feeling like an essential point of focus. Just being in discussion as a team about great hospitality is raising our kindness and generosity game. Our question for ourselves has been, “How can we embody radical hospitality in our workplaces everyday?”.
What does it mean to be there for each other in our workplaces? And why does it matter?
These inquiries always give me pause. Isn’t it obvious? It has taken me a good part of my 59 years to realize how very far from obvious it is for a good many of us. In a business context, we are often given the message that these inquiries are trite, woo woo or that they are questions for our therapists, not our coworkers.