How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
I first learned about the Art of Hosting in 2008 at AoH-Taking Social Innovation To Scale in Cape Ann, Massachusetts. I was interested in the AoH approach to conversations and dialogue, social enterprise, and social change work. I also wanted to strengthen my own understanding of and personal connection to my work and AoH seemed like a great way to do this.
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
I've been to two AoH trainings and work with the Berkana Institute. I often use AoH methodologies and tools in my work. I am a starting practitioner.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Participating in and hosting conversations that matter around social justice, meaningful and rewarding work, women's rights and own sense of agency, systems change, leadership studies.
Where do you live/work?
I live in Somerville. I work in Boston and from home.
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
women's leadership; supporting and engaging young people in doing work they love and feel connected to; changing our relationship to money; gift culture; social justice and economic rights; knowledge-sharing and storytelling in the social change/social-entrepreneurship circles.
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Welcome, Lex, great to see you here (that is, we WILL see you when you upload a photo - got a good one?). The more you add to your profile, the more the community can see how to connect with you. There are plenty of resources to have a look at and conversations to become part of -- I hope this community will be a great one for you and you a great contribution to it!