In lieu of my regular blog post this week, I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year, that is, my first year of blogging. I have to tell you, when I first started, I wasn't sure that I'd make it to three months, let alone one whole year. This blog has given me a reason to be disciplined in collecting my thoughts and sharing my experiences on a regular basis, but more importantly, it has provided me with an avenue through which to connect to kindred spirits and engage in enriching dialogue that I have very much appreciated. So, before I get into the rest of this post, I’d like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to those of you who regularly follow my posts and “like” and “share” them and add their own contributions via comments or feedback. Your feedback makes a world of difference for me, as I am constantly making decisions on what content would add the most value to our community. I’d also like to give a shout-out to those of you in the “silent majority” (I hope!) who secretly read my posts and occasionally let me know you’re there, even if you don’t ever really “like” or comment; your support and readership is no less valuable and no less appreciated. And to those of you who have dutifully completed the much longer posts I have been putting out as of late, I offer my undying gratitude for your dedication in addition to my apologies for demanding so much of your time!
During the course of the past couple of months, as we promoted our first public Transformative Leader workshop, we have posted two dozen updates and have had many conversations and email exchanges about what the workshop was all about and what it would deliver. We made up flyers and updated our website and sent out posts on social media, but in retrospect none of the descriptions we provided really came close to representing the quality of interaction we had with and amongst our 14 wonderful participants last Thursday; their testimonies were consistently about how the workshop was so different than any other training they had experienced previously.