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Contemplative Leadership

Inward Journeys

Along with my focus on coaching business leaders, family and non-family businesses, and working to further environmental conservation, I find an inward-facing presence of “spirituality” that has occupied my life since childhood. As my business career has evolved with increasing maturity, so has my search for this connection.

People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life.... I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.—Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

I ‘ve found, within the foundations of Christianity and Buddhism as well as within indigenous Americans, a source for learning and “ports of entrance” into dimensions that inform and sustain all of existence. These along with many other religious traditions seek to put us in accord with the world we live in; with life’s realities, necessities, sorrows, and joys.

I am a member of Spiritual Directors International where I am, informally, in spiritual companionship training, and I am the Director of the Lay Spirituality Program at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.

My spiritual explorations have led me to become a contemplative—a mystical practice with a long history in spiritual practices around the world. Through contemplation I have grown – with still more to go —in understanding. I have begun to seek the wisdom found in aging while still experiencing life at its fullest - not in reclaiming my youth rather turning my aspirations to living with generosity, compassion, empathy, tolerance, confidence, patience, and grace. My focus now is to father the veins of elderhood within me.