#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.

Show notes and links

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

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