Category Archives: Focus

Podcast 99: The Meaning Revolution with Fred Kofman

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Since 1990, Fred Kofman has designed and facilitated programs on leadership, personal mastery, team learning, organizational effectiveness and coaching for thousands of executives, and consultants worldwide.

His book, Conscious Business, has been translated to more than ten languages and received numerous awards. Conscious Business was recently named by Sheryl Sandberg in her New York Times interview as “the business book every executive should read” http://nyti.ms/Z1Kory (page 2).

After completing a Ph.D. in economics from Berkeley, California, Fred taught Management Accounting and Control Systems at the Sloan School of Management where in 1992 was named “Professor of the Year”. During his time at MIT, Fred worked alongside Peter Senge as a senior researcher at the Center for Organizational Learning.

His approach to leadership has little to do with the standard practices taught in business school and traditional books. Bringing together economics and business theory, communications and conflict resolution, family counseling and mindfulness meditation, Kofman argues in The Meaning Revolution that our most deep-seated, unspoken, and universal anxiety stems from our fear that our life is being wasted–that the end of life will overtake us when our song is still unsung.

After serving as VP of Executive Development for LinkedIn from 2013-2018, Fred has recently taken his work to Google where he is now an advisor for Leadership Development.

You can stream this episode and all other episodes of Good / True / & Beautiful in iTunes or at AshtonGustafson.com.

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A Conversation with Rocky Garza

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Rocky Garza is a people and culture development expert that challenges audiences to consider their motivations, inspirations, and fears. Most describe Rocky’s intimate, reflective approach as truly transformational. He reminds leaders, teams, and organizations that every person is, at their core, just a human. Rocky explores relationship management and humanity through his Personal Identity Mapping service – an examination how and why people do the things that they do. The result is intense clarity and deep learning about the ‘one’ whole person we really are, and the realization that we need to be that same person in every part of our life: as a servant leader, as a respectful partner, as a key teammate, and as a difference maker and engaged member of our families and communities.

You can stream or download this episode and all other episodes at AshtonGustafson.com, iTunes, and Stitcher.

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Choices and Decisions

These are not the same. They’re similar, but not the same.

We have choices.

We make decisions.

The better decisions we make, the more choices we will probably have.

And the more we study beauty and joy the more we’re finding they’re the offspring of variety.

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The Dream of You with Jo Saxton

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Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, leadership coach, church planter and visionary, who empowers women, challenges societal stereotypes and helps people discover who they truly are, by seeing themselves the way God sees them.

A sought-after speaker, Jo has spoken at colleges/universities, churches and acclaimed national conferences including: Q, IF: Gathering, Catalyst and faith-based gatherings across the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Notably, Jo Saxton has also been featured at the esteemed National Day of Prayer.

You can stream this episode at AshtonGustafson.com, Stitcher, and in iTunes.

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Join us in Tucson this April

Imagine a world where you are fully present, attentive to all that surrounds you, where love and joy fill your days and fear is left behind.  Imagine your life with depth and meaning, humor and lightheartedness, as well as intention and connection. For a couple of days this spring, we’re going to dive into these possibilities.

This year’s Oomph Retreat will focus on ‘Being Alive’, what it means and what it does not, mean, what it looks and feels like, and what might that road be like for you.  We will explore themes of vulnerability, presence, intuition, heart vs. mind, living from the inside out, the enneagram, true self/false self, how to design your life guidelines, and much more.

See http://www.patricklilly.com/oomph.html for more information.

April 22nd-24th, 2018
Redemptorist Renewal Center
7101 West Picture Rocks Road, Tucson, AZ

Registration Includes Meals & Lodging.

Hope to see you there.

Big love,

Ashton

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