The significant global changes are:
1.The name of my company. Syzergy. (pronounced s-is-er-gy). This is a made up word, if you are wondering, and could mean synergy and energy. I wanted to remove my name from the company banner, and have it be more about the work than about me. There is a real word, spelt syzygy, which means that the earth, moon and sun are in a straight line, or two points in the orbit of a celestial body are in alignment. It is from the Greek word meaning union, paired, yoke
2. The title of this email newsletter.
I have decided to call this newsletter Emergence--Personal Evolution for the Integral Leader and High Achiever, rather than the Extraordinary Leader. This name change reflects an alignment with my specialty, which is working with the evolving, emerging human. The change was motivated by my study of the work of Spiral Dynamics and Ken Wilber, and all things integral. See www.spiraldynamics.net or www.integralinstitute.org or www.kenwilber.com
3. The format of this newsletter.
Less structured, more conversational. Typically once a month.
4. The work Syzergy does.
We have made the choice to work with leaders committed to their own evolution. We do this through the delivery of four products.
Radical Truth, a facilitated retreat for teams and families who choose to create a context of truth and clean, clear communication.
Dare to Care, a workshop to take our communication to an advanced level, particularly around caring enough about self and others to tell the truth.
Integral leadership, a coaching relationship for leaders and entrepreneurs who choose to be on the evolutionary path consciously.
Group coaching, for the high achiever and entrepreneur who is committed to their own evolution and would like a way to work on this that is affordable and convenient.
If you wish to read more about these programs, please send an email to Christine@syzergy.biz with ~About Syzergy~ in the subject line, or better yet, check out our upgraded web site at www.syzergy.biz
5. The purpose of this newsletter.
The purpose of this newsletter is to provoke inquiry into self, to inspire commitment to the evolving self, and ultimately to express our evolving self in a way that serves the world. It is written from a place of pragmatism. My goal would be that you find this material applicable, useful and always inspirational.
Our work is about personal evolution. What I mean by personal evolution is not simply acquiring more knowledge. It is evolving to a higher level of development. At its very essence, this means changing the way we see the world, changing the way we live and respond to the world. It also often means changing many things we do in the world, even changing the people that frequent our world. In the nature of my own emergence, I am up for feedback, in all of its forms and guises.
I dont make myself out to be a guru, on any level. I too suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune and struggle with some things, while others mysteriously come easily to me.
In my own personal journey I have allowed my self to be seduced by the appearance of gurus to whom I have given away my power in some form or another. Only to discover that these gurus where not so guru. Maybe in one area they where brilliant, but in others, like me, they had much work to do. Therefore, in my commitment to truth, I bring myself and my journeys, the rough and the smooth, into these articles. Not because I want to talk about me, but because my stories and experiences are really the only places I have the right to talk about. At the same time, reminding others and myself we are all on a very human journey.
From where I sit, viewing the world from my beautiful little apartment, the world needs leaders. Not just the big ones, the presidents and peacemakers. We need leaders in the schools, and councils, in homes. Everywhere. We need to awaken our own leader if it lies dormant. We need people who get that the work to be done is integral, on the inside and the outside. On our inner being, and the way we express that in the world. We need people bold enough to take a stand, to speak the truth, to challenge the status quo. We need more Michael Moores, even if their message isnt 100% and you do not agree with it. People brave enough to stand up and provoke a different conversation when the prevailing conversation is stuck in lies and fear.
Perhaps Martin Luther King Jr put this more eloquently.
This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists. Radical shifts happen, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of the nonconforming minority.