What difference do stories make in out-of-school program evaluations?  The best evidence of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is found in stories. Stories confirm how well young people are interacting and reveal increased connection to self.  Stories expose the rich alchemy of an effective program’s i...

January 16, 2019

We’ve recently been delighted at SEED Impact to work with a range of diverse social programs that wanted assistance to report the life-changing outcomes being achieved with youth.    

When you witness a young person (childhood to age 30) experiencing a shift in coherence, it is thrilling!...

June 3, 2018

"Until you learn to say no, you only have half a life."

                                                                                                                    - Anonymous...

January 30, 2018

Every day is a good day to re-up our commitment to enrolling new partners in our work! The good news is that we can hone our own technique, even as we train our Boards and fund development teams so that everyone is engaged in the dance of enrollment!

Have you tried to teach The Three-Step? 

At SEED we...

January 17, 2018

How do you go about enrolling partners in your mission?  

Enrollment is a craft.  It is much like dancing.  Anyone can practice, build technique, and develop it into something of an art. 

How do you engage in this dance of dialogue?

Shared enjoyment is your first goal -- both parties bei...

November 1, 2017

What have you been dreaming lately? How are you thinking? Are you allowing the possibility of your highest potential to emerge?

And as you work with others: how do you go about eliciting big dreams in diverse groups?  Once you discover a shared vision, do you look for ways to expand it with more pers...

October 3, 2017

Critique is essential in the face of injustice.

Critical analysis can also be a pathway to vision. Getting clear about what is unsatisfactory can help us recognize what would be deeply satisfying.

However, critique can become a severely limiting habit. When left unchecked, this habit can create more d...

April 9, 2017

What’s your best experience being part of a team that discovered something new? Did exciting ideas or insights emerge from deep listening and asking questions to fully understand all the diverse opinions in the room?  Were folks able to transcend their own narrow viewpoints and listen for something...

March 6, 2017

Successful meetings aren’t all business, focused on content.  Nor are they all pleasure, focused on relationships.  The most productive (and enjoyable) meetings combine both:  focus on what we are doing, as well as how we are being.

In terms of “doing” we want to set goals and meet them.  T...

January 20, 2017

Most working professionals spend more than half their time in meetings. Feel the pain? Me, too!

Whether by phone, live, or internet, I am in meetings most all day.  Then after work, guess what, more meetings!  So much of life happens in meetings of one kind or another, and most of them take too long,...

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