How we work together

When we afford each other respect in the ways described below, we make beautiful work together.

We are curious, open and respectful.

This is a space to learn, share and grow together while showing respect for one another and listening with deep curiosity.

We make generous assumptions.

We practise a default assumption that others are good, capable and worthy of compassion.

Everyone has something to offer.


Take the lessons: leave the details.

If an example is communicated in a specific space, we don’t share it beyond that group without express permission from the person who shared it. It can be as simple as asking, “can I share that example with others?”

One person,
one voice at a time.

When we meet, in person or online, one person speaks at a time.

We slow down for one another.

We all work at our own pace, and make it so that we move at the speed of trust.

We speak from our
own experience.

We make sure we’re not generalising to entire groups of people or presuming anything about someone else’s experience. We speak with “I” statements and questions (I believe, I wonder, I struggle with, etc).

We’re building…
not selling.

No-one knows everything; together we know a lot.

We practice being humble and looking for what we have to learn from each person in the room. We share what we know, as well as our questions, so that others may learn from us.

Make space,
take space.

If we usually speak out and share often, this is an invitation to take the opportunity to “move up” and listen more deeply instead. On the flip side, if we tend to like to be in the background, and not share as often, then take the chance to be generous and be heard.

We can’t be articulate
all the time.

We can feel hesitant to participate in a workshop or meeting for fear of “messing up” or stumbling over our words. We want everyone to feel comfortable participating, even if we don’t feel we have the perfect words to express our thoughts.

We don’t take our-
selves too seriously.

We laugh with ourselves and find joy being together.