bearing witness

Granting Being: The Impact of Being Seen, Heard, and Acknowledged

Organizational stakeholders today are inundated with consultants, workshops, and materials promising quick cures for ailing cultures. I’ve encountered several of these “cures” in the form of books, mottos, and models.

  • Radical candor, conversation, listening, focus, love, even radical dharma.
  • Embodied listening, leadership, cognition.
  • Authentic leadership, communication, listening.
  • Crucial conversations, difficult conversations, candid conversations, authentic conversations, compassionate conversations.
  • Revolutionary love. Resilience culture.

Many of these offerings can support a culture once we develop a foundational container for being human. The organizing principle of an organization begins with beings as “legitimate beings.” Here, DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2023-11-09T10:52:22-05:00September 25th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Bearing Witness, a Coaching Practice for this Moment

Lately, the act of bearing witness has occurred to me as sacred and momentous. In my work with coaches, bearing witness can be an important coaching practice.

Kristi Pikiewicz, in Psychology Today, shares that bearing witness can “obtain empathy and support, lighten our emotional load via sharing it with the witness, and obtain catharsis.”

Conventionally, bearing witness is the process of observing, establishing, and honoring the experiences, stories, and histories of memories or events.

The graph below reveals that usage of the term bearing witness has waned since the rise of mass media and multiple, fragmented media.

By |2022-08-22T15:25:36-04:00August 15th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments
Go to Top