Over the course of the past three years I have been honored to Co-direct the Newfield Network Ambassadors Corps with my friend and colleague Richard Canter. At the end of 2011, I made the decision to step down from this position to devote more time to my own coaching practice. It was not an easy decision as the time I have spent working with this amazing group of individuals worldwide has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life. This group of international Ambassadors were made up of 40 people who were from Asia, UK, Switzerland, Netherlands, Scotland, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Columbia, Canada, and all regions of the United States.
From each experience that I have in my life, it is important for me to reflect as to the lessons learned; what served me well and what I learned that will enable me to move on in my journey with a new set of tools. The lessons I have learned from being a Newfield Ambassador are:
We are all the same in our differences – Each time I got off a call or skype with one of my fellow Ambassadors I realized it does not matter if you are in Asia, England or Arizona, our insecurities, fears, joys, aspirations and love of learning were all the same.
That there is a deep hunger for us as people to connect with others searching for a new way of living
That if you truly have a conversation with another human being from a place of curiosity and openness there is nothing that can not be said.
That music and dance transcends all ways of being…we connect with the nonverbal before anything else.
That when people come together with a shared passion for learning and change, amazing things can happen.
I hold each of my fellow Ambassadors in a place of honor for their dedication to this learning and their commitment to make a difference in the world.
This is a link to an article by Carolyn Keys, thanking Richard and myself. For those of you that are Newfield grads and are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please let Carolyn know.