Center for Sustainable Change

Team Underdog!

Team Underdog!

November 27, 2017
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The Center for Sustainable Change is a non-profit whose mission is to establish and support a collaborative world-wide network of individuals and groups who are introducing the understanding of MindConsciousness and Thought via locally-led community change initiatives. Since 2015, I’m on the Board of Directors of the Center, which has been quite the journey, I must say. I am the only non-American on the board at the moment, but I also believe I am the person with the least amount of experience into the world of US non-profit’s (and yes, the two are most definitely linked in my mind). Anyway, it’s time for the annual fundraiser and Terri Alamo, the new CEO formerly known to me and many others as one of the magic elf’s of Michael Neill, asked if I wanted to play Top Dog, where whoever raises the most funds for the Center will be awarded the designation of TOP DOG.

I said yes, and immediately realized I have an optimal team-name, as I truly feel like an Underdog in this contest! So, Team Underdog it is, and hey – I’d like to challenge you to help me – the underdog – become top dog! It’s simple and you can help me win this very prestigious award, support a good cause and have a bit of fun in the process in multiple ways. The first one is to donate which can be done here: https://centerforsustainablechange.org/donate. Be sure to put TEAM UNDERDOG in the comment box.

Team Underdog

I’d also be very happy if you’d help me share the message that the annual fundraiser is in full swing, and that all donations made before December 15th when the contest ends will be matched by a generous board member so even the smallest amount will make a difference, and every little bit counts a long way!

So please, help this underdog-Swede become TOP DOG in the Center for Sustainable Change Annual Fundraiser. Visit https://centerforsustainablechange.org/donate and make a donation. Put TEAM UNDERDOG in the comment box.
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Join me in Creating transformative communities worldwide!

February 21, 2017
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Speaker lineup Telesummit 2017That’s the overarching theme for this year’s tele summit, by the Center for Sustainable Change with Sheela Masand as the session hostess. Five days with two sessions each day, centering on the theme of creating transformative communities worldwide, which certainly is a theme that attracts me! I will be one of the “conversationists” (yeah, I just made that word up. I tend to do that, when I don’t find a word that fits the bill – But perhaps there is one already though? Please let me know if that’s the case! – so there you go. We’re not speakers, in the traditional sense, I don’t have a speech prepared for my participation, but rather, me and Brooke will have a conversation, with Sheela and you, if you participate – you can also ask your own questions and/or input your two cents – around the topic for the session.) on Tuesday 28th of February at the late session at 8 pm CET on Connecting the spark in educationThere are many more interesting topics, so be sure to register (for free) to listen in and participate on the sessions that calls out to you.

The importance and, more than that, the impact communities have to create transformative and sustaining change, is a thing we talk too little about I find. There are great examples though, and we should definitely be talking more about those, spreading the word, and from that, perhaps inspiring people in other communities to try something new, to sow seeds of transforming change in their local settings as well.

Bright spots. That’s what Dan and Chip Heath (oh, how I appreciate those two brothers, and if you haven’t read their books, I suggest you pick one up! I’d go for Switch: How to change things when change is hard first.) call it. The small, and seemingly irrelevant things, that can make such a difference, sometimes literally being the difference between life and death (read the book, and you’ll find the Vietnamese example of mothers mixing the rice they give their kids with small, but oh so importance, pieces of greens. That’s the bright spot that’s stuck with me ever since I first read this book 5-6 years ago or so). Sharing those bright spots that we know of, the one’s we’ve been involved in ourselves, where we’ve seen the difference first hand, is empowering.

So join me, and others from across the globe, in conversation on different aspects of creating transformative change worldwide, on Sunday 26th until Thursday March 2nd. Register for free here: http://www.centerforsustainablechange.org/global-telesummit#register

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