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Michelle
Charlottesville, VA
Creativity & Emergence Catalyst, Consultant and Coach
Interests: I use whole brain approaches and the Creative Emergence Process© to support my clients - pioneering entrepreneurs and organizations - in consciously creating what's next.
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Synchro-tunity is where synchronicity (unpredictable events that are somehow seemingly connected) meets opportunity (new possibilities opening up.) This inflection point is a place from which we can create what’s next. When we pay attention to what’s emerging, and we’ve prepared... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at The Fertile Unknown
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This morning's full moon... closing down the chapter of our lives that was 2020. While 2020 was unquestionably challenging (for some devastating), challenges almost always come with seeds of opportunities. We can use this "pattern breaking" time to look back... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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When we stay present In the moment, time expands. When we fill the moment by talking only about what we already know, or about what others have said, we bury the dynamic, creative aliveness of the moment with history. We... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ― Albert Einstein We've been generally educated and socialized to see... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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I am delighted to have been interviewed by Michelle Holliday of Thrivable World - and author of The Age of Thrivabilty - about creative practice and emergence. It's the first of 4 conversations with various practitioners in her series on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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"If you give your gifts, people will be envious. The ones who are envious are the ones who are not giving their own gifts." ~ Micheal Meade This theme just came up in a coaching session with a client last... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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In times of huge unknowns, with much we have no control over, one of the things that lightens the intensity is creatively focusing on the things we CAN control...like getting out in nature, creative arts and crafts, drawing, painting, moving... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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"Clarity is the elimination of mental clutter. Agility is the elimination of physical clutter. Tranquility is the elimination of spiritual clutter." ~ James Clear. Yes! And...Emergence is when someone new and unexpected is born in its place. Once the clutter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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Someone sent me this interview Massage magazine did with me in 2016 on How to Think Creatively. I hadn't posted it before since it used only be available to subscribers of their magazine, but is now public. The full article... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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My short reflection on, and homage to, the Creative Source - the creative, life-giving, mysterious, generative source within us that gives birth to all things creative and emergent... filled with new potential, dreams, directions, expressions and creations (posted originally in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
Creativity, Frameworks, and New Possibilities: Two FREE Online Aspirational Events this Month Exploring a Generative "What's Next" I'm delighted to be one of the speakers in both these online events focused on a more hopeful, positive, creative future! With the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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Anyone who takes creative risks as a facilitator of creative process can relate to getting mixed feedback (not all glowing) at some points. It's part of the process of experimenting with new things. A few thoughts on being with the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
Love everything you said, Chris. Thanks you! Yes, we are more risk adverse these days. It is my deep hope that seeing through the lens of discovery is one of the ways to help make taking smaller steps, or smaller risks, easier during these challenging times. I'm feeling more urgency than ever with doing that, and supporting others in doing that, so we can all contribute to a more life-giving future. Great to hear form you! Hope all is well.
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Because it is central to my work, I’m constantly learning and reminded - and in awe of - how what we see as a ”miracle" on one level (i.e., fulfilled intentions in the most unexpected, completely unpredictable ways) is just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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9-week Immersion Program! CREATING WITH PURPOSE: New Foundations for Creating and Producing What's Next in an Uncertain World Using Whole-Brain, Whole-Self Creativity 9-Week Immersion Deep-dive into Creating from the Inside-Out With Meaning, Purpose, and Heart for Tangible, Applicable Outcomes to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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We are all needed to create more hospitable, loving, humane world. And, we are not all designed to contribute in the same way. We each have a unique set of gifts, skills, talents, drives, understandings, learnings, and experiences that combine... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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This is a prismacolor pencil drawing I did a few year's ago for my Emergence Series, called “Emergent Potential” - the fertile place filled with potential waiting to be created forth. It's the place within us I work most with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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When we are in uncertainty, we often first seek to go to the familiar...which is often the left-brain dominant way of analyzing and making sense of things. I see that all the time in my work. This poster speaks to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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Been getting back into drawing and panting lately after 6 years. In revisiting, I found some prismacolor drawings I made many years ago that I never posted. This one come from an Emergence series...it's called "Taking Form." It's healing to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown