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The Power of Being Extraordinary

Submitted by Linda Hill

I received a wonderful good news email today from Amnesty International that I cannot figure out to share online! So here are are few photos and a link to one of their good news stories:


This good news newsletter from Amnesty International made my heart soar because every single story in this newsletter was a success story resulting from ways I had personally shared leadership with Amnesty International and other human rights advocates around the world to stand up for human rights. I read these stories and felt empowered as I reflected on how my individual actions have joined with millions and billions of other individual actions to build a world based on the Earth Charter pillars of respect, integrity, justice and peace for all living beings.

My heart is full thinking about the impact of ordinary people – like you and me – around the world who are choosing every day to be extraordinary. And by choosing to be extraordinary – our efforts are becoming mainstream and ordinary and absolutely the way people all around the world are living our lives – and by doing so we ARE saving our precious planet.

I am taking heart today as I head off to a few life enriching events in my local community knowing that I/we are part of a world wide movement of billions of people who are oriented toward participating in what enriches life because we know that when our basic needs are met, life is about being more not having more.

Global international organizations such as Amnesty International and the Earth Charter are interconnected with the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative and other small and beautiful initiatives. We are all linked together in our jigsaw efforts as groups and individuals to make a positive difference and have a positive impact in in building safe, respectful, just and peaceful families, schools, workplaces and entire communities filled with live enriching activities and events.

If you have read this far and are wondering, “What do I do? How to get started in being an Inclusive Leader in my community?”

We have an answer for you. In addition to signing petitions, joining the Earth Charter initiative, you can take one of our brand new Inclusive Leadership Online courses and join a small and powerful group of ordinary people who are exploring and discovering our own potential to be extra-ordinary in our daily lives. How empowering is that!

“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that…

in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community

…with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.” (Earth Charter)



A Stone Soup/Stone Curry Story

Submitted by Harriet Greenwood, Linda Hill, Rod Keays, Nola Landucci and Linda McDaniels

Our September 9 online Inclusive Leadership visioning meeting was much like the ancient Stone Soup or Stone Curry story. We each brought a little bit of this and a little bit of that to help begin dreaming this next year of Inclusive Leadership. We encouraged each other to add inclusive, life enriching ingredients into our dreams for the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative. As we each contributed a little something, suddenly it was happening without trying to push anything into existence. Continue reading

Changing the world from the inside out

1Inclusive Leaders gathered June 3 to 5, 2016 to explore, share, and celebrate the multitude of ways individuals and groups are transforming communities by embracing diversity. Linda Hill and Kirsten Gellein spent some time gathering insights from a few of the 90 participants. Continue reading

June 3 to 5, 2016 Inclusive Leadership Gathering

IMG_1958 (640x480)Embark on an adventure as life changing as traveling the world June 3 to 5, 2016, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.  Our annual Inclusive Leadership Gathering brings together new and experienced Inclusive Leaders from diverse generations, cultures and other backgrounds.  Come for 1, 2, or all 3 days with your family, friends, and colleagues to explore, share, and celebrate the many diverse ways you and other  Inclusive Leaders are building communities based on inclusion, diversity, equality and joy. Click here for more information and to register.

participants20Meet Inclusive Leaders from all walks of life and all ages!! “We are part of a world-wide movement made up of individuals and groups who care about people and the planet in ways that are life-enriching and life-sustaining. We look forward to learning with and from everyone who attends the gathering.” (Kix Citton, Inclusive Leadership Co-operative Board Member)

ILC Poster Gathering and Fundraiser

Change the World – Celebrate Diversity

(submitted by Linda Hill)

IMG_0739Two Winter Celebrations warmed my heart this month. The first was a celebration of biodiversity organized by our local natural history club. The second was a celebration of cultural diversity organized by our local intercultural society. Both events got me thinking about how the world is being changed in peaceful directions by the cumulative impact of thousands upon thousands of inclusive and welcoming celebrations of diversity going on around the world this winter and throughout the year. Continue reading

Annual Inclusive Leadership Gathering

openingcircle8June 27 to 29, 2015: More than 75 people from diverse cultures, generations, abilities and places gathered on Vancouver Island, BC to explore, share, and celebrate the many ways Inclusive Leaders are transforming communities by embracing social diversity and bio-diversity. Continue reading