Generative Communication unlocks being human to generate mutual commitments and shared meaning.

Cultivating a generative mindset transforms our relationship to language from being describers of some objective-knowable world to being designers and authors of reality.

  • With awareness, we weave thought and meaning to bridge the mind and existence.

  • With practice, we discern our reactivity and develop the capacity for reflectivity.

  • With language, we wield the power of interpretation to generate meaning-making.

generative communications MODEL

These FIVE PATHWAYS support cultivating generative conversations.

  1. Developing spaciousness for relaxed awareness to navigate the tension between confusion and clarity.

  2. Discern distractions that enable habitual reflexivity and constrain deeper understanding.

  3. Appreciate unlearning/letting go dynamic to develop grounding.

  1. Embrace your intentions, speaking, and listening; claim your past, present, and possibility that shapes thoughts, feelings, responses, and results.

  2. Recognize and dissolve defensive, avoidance, and survival strategies that constrain action.

  3. Strengthen integrity to produce authentic agreements.

  1. Probe evidence, conditions, concerns, and backgrounds, that shape an interdependent view of situations and circumstances.

  2. Recognize limitations and fragmentation that constrain change/flow.

  3. Develop critical and creative thinking to realize greater integration and freedom.

  1. Practice ontological humility to question views and surface assumptions that develop insight and new perspectives.

  2. Discern, expectations, attachments, deeply held positions, and fixed beliefs that constrain listening.

  3. Develop space for receptivity to realize the undivided flow of life.

  1. Cultivate openness to be with the unknown and presence possibility.

  2. Discern resistance and blind spots that constrain seeing possibility.

  3. Listen from potential to engage in co-creation.

Generativity means giving birth to something, and that something emerges from this conversation.

  • You feel connected, more understood, seen, heard, and experienced. You’ve been recreated beyond any label or concept – acknowledged as a legitimate being. That is generative communication.

Language becomes generative when:

  • Communication opens minds to bring something new into existence or prompts action that changes a situation.

  • We accept responsibility for our intentions, speaking and listening, and claim our past, present, and possibility to shape our thoughts, feelings, responses, and results.

Generativity brings forth distinctions from the undivided flow of life. 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE GENERATIVE PROCESS?

1. We learn from the body in motion by connecting with the innate wisdom of the somatic mind.

2. We find new paths to presencing by creating internal space for physical, emotional, mental, and energetic experiences.

3. We become aware of a whole intelligence when we open ourselves to possibility and curiosity.

4. We learn to take the space to awaken our voice.

5. We train the discursive mind to cultivate intention and use language to find the words that give value to the experience of the body.

6. We expand our possibilities for responding in the face of daily challenges.

7. We experience grounding and openness to empower creative flow.

8. We identify, integrate, and transcend the positions in our complex identity.

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E-BOOK

“Unlike descriptive language, which offers evidence for its claims, generative language offers no evidence, only authority—creating from nothing, from no evidence— spoken from the depths of responsibility and integrity.

—TONY ZAMPELLA

ebook, Basics of Generative Language

The ebook, “Basics of Generative Language” introduces specific speech-acts and practices for coordinating action.

This work unlocks the hidden generative (creative) properties in language. These practices support individuals and organizations in shaping how they observe and interpret their environments as co-creators.

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RESOURCES


We offer this material to support your learning and practice.

BLOGGenerative Communication: The Power to Connect and Create — which details the mindsets, principles, and practices for developing generative communications. 

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