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How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
I have been a practitioner of the Art of Hosting and many of the different forms in which it now shows up since my first training in November 2005 on Bowen Island. Because it is ingrained in everything I do, including how I live my life and celebrate my relationships, I am also very much a steward of this work in the world.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Large scale systems change, particularly in health care, particularly in Nova Scotia, but not limited to either.
Where do you live/work?
I live in Nova Scotia, am privileged to do a lot of my work here and also honoured to travel to other locations in Canada and elsehere in the world to do the work I am called to do.
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Embracing the Stranger in Me: A Journey to Openheartedness - Book Announcement

I have been holding off on posting news about my book absolutely everywhere until the website was ready – which it is now, complete with a blog – a couple of posts are already up – and a link to the Balboa publishing site that has a few reader reviews on it, in case you want a peek into other people's experience in reading it – which has been…


Posted on October 17, 2013 at 4:45pm

Ingredients for Hosting Team Success - An Inquiry

How is it we can take a group of people who may or may not know each other, throw them into a prep or planning day together and have them emerge out the other side as a team, ready to co-create and co-host a three or four day Art of Hosting training, to greater or lesser degrees as a cohesive, fluid team?

In the last few years, I have had powerful experiences of this happening in Atlantic Canada,…


Posted on October 8, 2012 at 9:47pm — 2 Comments

Art of Hosting: Universal or Not?

When people ask me if I do “this” for a living, the answer is, of course, yes. But they don’t really know what they are asking.  They are asking about what they are witnessing or experiencing in this given moment – a specific Art of Hosting training, a planning process, a team building session, a leadership development training, a community engagement process, a …


Posted on October 7, 2012 at 6:08pm

Deep Sensing Interviews

Deep sensing interviews are a powerful tool.  In the times I’ve used them I’ve seen them help deepen relationships, deepen a field of inquiry, shift the shape of  a team, organization or system.

Deep sensing interviews are one of the tools highlighted in the Sensing…


Posted on August 12, 2012 at 2:10pm

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At 12:50pm on August 8, 2012, Teresa Healy said…

Hi Kathy,

I haven't been to the site in  months - thus my delay in replying.  I'd like to be more involved in these conversations so hope to keep coming back now. I hope you are well!


At 6:48pm on March 8, 2012, Jean Ogilvie said…

Hi Kathy, blown away by your blog and the road you are travelling.  Thanks always for your big spirit, wise observations and all that you share so generously..... Journey well, Jean.

At 11:03am on March 8, 2012, Jane Lindsay said…

I see and hear lovely things about what you are doing, Kathy. Please do keep calling, holding and inspiring as you do! Be well, Jane

At 10:19pm on March 7, 2012, Gilles Asselin said…

I agree, chere Kathy, although I am still a bit inexperienced....the red-tailed hawk has been calling me lately, and I am doing research into its meaning. Looking forward to our encounter! btw, how is it over the (50th) hill? Bises

At 6:06pm on March 7, 2012, Gilles Asselin said…

Nice to be your friend, Kathy. I am learning about shamanism these days. I know you are into that as well. And reading Urban Shaman, from Steve Kahili.

Bises, Gilles

At 3:02pm on October 18, 2011, Natasha Prévost said…

Hi Kathy,

yes it's likely that Rachel or Sophia commented that I live in NB. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend. I've sent the invitation to everyone I know though! I only have one training paid by my Centre of research and I used it for AoH Halifax so I don't have the means to pay the fees. But we could also meet for dinner one of the nights you are in town if we don't make it on the 28th, or of course we can also keep virtual for now. All the best, Natasha

At 5:29pm on September 3, 2011, Renee Jackson said…
Thank you for the Art of Stewarding article! It's both encouraging and validating in my work of engaging community in conversations that are meaningful to their specific needs.
At 11:00am on January 17, 2011, Laura Weisel said…
Hi Kathy - hope all is going good for you.  Looking forward to seeing you in Columbus for ALIA.
At 12:45am on January 17, 2011, David Holzmer said…

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