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Tenneson Woolf: Creating a Safe Haven & Secure Base Within The Circle Way Model

Updated: Feb 10, 2021

Karen is joined by Tenneson Woolf for a two-part conversation on The Circle Way Model and creating safe havens.

Tenneson Woolf is a facilitator, workshop leader, teacher, blogger, and coach committed to improving the quality of collaboration and imagination needed in groups, teams, and organizations. Woolf's work over 20+ years has been to design and lead meetings in participative formats. From strategic visioning with boards to large conference design to communities just learning to listen again to one another. Woolf has worked significantly with faith communities, educators, and foundation leaders. Woolf holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology (1988) and a masters degree in Organizational Behavior (1993).

Woolf writes his Human to Human daily blog, in which he offers reflection on varied aspects of participative leadership practices, insights, and human to human depth. Living systems, self-organization, and emergence inspire all of my work. So does emptiness, breath, or a fresh-picked garden tomato. Woolf's work lineages include The Berkana Institute with Margaret Wheatley, The Circle Way with Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea, and The Art of Hosting with Toke Moeller. Woolf just released a collection of poems called A Cadence of Despair: Poems and Reflections on Heartbreak, Loss and Renewal

Woolf lives in a small town where urban meets rural in Lindon, Utah, at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. Tenneson Woolf is the father to three children, two finding their way in young 20s adult life, and one navigating junior high school.

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For More:

Tenneson Woolf's Website

The Circle Way Fire & Water Leadership Cohort

Human to Human - Woolf's Blog

A Cadence of Despaire - Woolf's Latest Blog

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