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#12: John Wolfstone — Queering Masculinity & the Paradox of Wholeness

Episode description and synopsis

If we are come to live and lead in a way that truly nourishes life, allows for creativity to flourish and mends our relationship with both place and people, integrating opposites and learning to live at the threshold of polarities is crucial.


John Wolfstone and I embark on a wild journey here from an adolescent leadership, to a more integrated, humble and reverent leadership. Touching on many nuanced and subtle threads of what it means to embrace our brokenness, transition to adulthood and exist at the threshold of binaries. We land on some exciting emerging conversations around ‘queering masculinity,’ diving into what queerness and non-binary means beyond an orientation, as a state of maturation.


What would our world look and feel like with leaders who had the capacity to hold paradox gracefully, to welcome otherness?


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Guest bio


John Wolfstone is a filmmaker, wilderness rites-of-passage guide, and sacred clown focused on the work of cultural redemption. Over the past 10 years, he has been in service toward restorative justice, ancestral healing and peace building in conflict zones from rural Guatemalan villages, to Middle Eastern refugee camps and inner cities of the United States.

I’ve admired his articulation of the importance of rites of passage in the maturation of a culture, the power of grief in the individual’s maturation process and his perspectives on relationship in the 21st Century.


It was a real pleasure to share in this conversation (the first of many)!

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#11: Rob McNamara — Inhabiting Our Unconditioned Completeness and Adequacy

Episode description and synopsis


Guiding our communities to greater coherence requires leaders less armed with strategies and techniques, but with the courage of the heart to navigate and move with the broader complexities of human experience. Rob is someone I’ve admired from afar for his nuanced and articulate understanding and insight into navigating paradox, participatory leadership and facilitating regenerative social spaces. 


In this conversation we explore the roots of inadequacy, the paradox of completeness and the foundations of integral leadership. It’s a wide-ranging conversation that includes many practical tools for integrating these perspectives into our everyday living and leading.  


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Guest bio



Rob McNamara is an author, advisor, consultant and leadership coach with an expertise in adult development and human performance. He is a co-founder of the advisory firm Delta Developmental and is the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at the World Communiversity educational initiative. 


Rob serves on faculty at the Ivey School of Business’ LIFT Advanced Coaching Program and is a former Harvard University Teaching Fellow. McNamara currently advises and coaches initiatives advancing National Security efforts and provides learning, development and educational direction for individuals, organizations and governments navigating civilizational transitions. 


He is an Integral Zen Dharma Holder training under Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi. Rob’s current areas of focus join meta-psychology, ethics, leadership development and human performance. He’s known for his big heart, radical embodied presence and purpose-driven commitment to enacting new visions of the future of humanity.

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Poem: Break by Brooke McNamara
Break film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbv6opaTn68&t=9s

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#9: Jessica Multini — Tending To Our Internal Injustices with Ritual & Reflection

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In this time, we are asked to walk the “twin-trail,” to balance the necessity for action in the world, as well as take responsibility for that which our current climate is reflecting within ourselves. Jessica is the founder at MEISOU, a brand supporting people in embedding rituals of mindfulness and meaning into their everyday life. As a Brazilian women, global traveller and mindfulness facilitator in-training at UCLA, I’ve always admired her ability to honour her internal landscape and integrate both action and insight.


In this spacious and tender conversation we explore how we might honour our privilege in this time, tending to the work we must do within ourselves whilst also taking wisdom-guided action. If you’re also sitting with questions surround how to show up in this time, what “sacred activism” means in this time and where to place your energy, this one might just offer some feathers for your tool-bag. 


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Guest bio


Jessica is the founder of MEISOU, a lifestyle brand and community supporting people in embedding rituals of mindfulness and meaning into their lives; through products, retreats and experiences. As a mindfulness-facilitator in training at UCLA MARC, she has been someone I’ve admired for her ability to honour and integrate both the ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ work, especially in times when radical self, cultural and systemic renewal are vital.

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