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Roger Harrison

Freeland, Washington



What is an underlying question that gives form to your work or interest in this field?

“How can we humans work co-creatively both with one another and with other forms of life, for the good of all?"

What is it about the work in this field that excites you and connects you to your own deepest self?

What is both most engaging to me and most at the edge of my competence and understanding are practices for forming co-creative relationships and alliances with those non-physical beings that are concerned with the evolution and well being of our world. In this category of non-physical beings I include devas, nature spirits, "ascended masters," and the like, as well as the "souls" of such entities as organizations, communities and nations.

Please provide a brief storyline or snapshot of what brought you to this work.

For over 50 years I have been concerned professionally and personally with issues of cooperation, authentic communication and empowerment of individuals in groups and organizations. In the early 1960's my involvement in T groups and sensitivity training stimulated a passion for these issues. Throughout a career in which I have contributed to many of the innovations in organizational development (OD) those passions have never left me. I have tried in all my engagements to create safe spaces for the blossoming of the human heart. Although most of my work has been with scientific, research and technical groups in multinational organizations, I have been fortunate in finding and encouraging many like-minded allies.

How would you like to be available to others in this field?

I am an enthusiastic and empathic listener, endowed by my life experience and inclination with a gift for seeing-and the courage to speak-what is not immediately evident in the inner processes of individuals, groups and organizations. I greatly enjoy establishing deep and empathic connections with others through conversation and dialogue. Thus, in my later career I have much enjoyed my coaching practice.

Links to this site or others:

A Consultant's Journey

Co-Creating What's Next: A Learning Lab for Sensing and Shaping the Future

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