Stories

  • 1. How did you learn about Conversations for Action?:

    The company for which I worked at the time as CFO sent several senior management--all of us in our early 30s--to early Logonet and BDA workshops. The referral came from the founder's father, Nick Goldman, and one of the investors, Artemis Joukowsky.

    2. How has this learning contributed to your views and your participation in the world?:

    Very simply, it's made me an observer of the commitments I make, the way in which other people make commitments, and the reasons behind the suffering that I and others experience when the action we expect to take or be taken by others doesn't occur in the way we expected. Further, this work has allowed me to see the construction of our human world by our commitments and promises. As someone involved in the process of investing in early stage companies through management of angel investment groups and venture capital funds, it's made me a different observer of the way people create new worlds. What I would say I've been less successful at is turning these observations into new practices that build disproportionate value for me, my family and friends and associates.

  • 1. How did you learn about Conversations for Action?:

    I first learned about Conversatiosn For Action through Fernando Flores' Action Workshop in New York in 1983.

    I was looking for a way take my passion for personal development and have that be my work.  I had just discovered that the international advertising agency that I worked for in Hong Kong had a training department in New York, but I had no mechanism to get myself a job there.

    2. How has this learning contributed to your views and your participation in the world?:

    The learning made a  considerable life changing impact. I saw that I could now use language to create action and from that satisfaction for myself and others. That language was not just about communicating; it was a way to create a new outlook of the world. From this new perspective, I could observe aspects of the way that people work together that caused wastage and discontent.

    Following my introduction to the CFA I was able to change my career. I was appointed to the international training department of Young & Rubicam. I did this by taking the CFA and making requests and offers that would result in me and all those I worked with in Hong Kong being satisfied with me being in New York.

    It has been thirty years since I was introduced to the CFA. Not only has it made a significant contribution to the success of my business, it also has consistently produced value to the thousands of people that my team has taught with the material I licensed from Business Design Associates. I now see that my mission of contributing to 1,000,000 people's work lives can easily be accomplished.

    You can read more about Peter Luzmore here.
    http://www.synthesis-llc.com

  • 1. How did you learn about Conversations for Action?:

    Attended trainings on Maui in the 80's.  Higgins Maddigan provided scholarship.

    2. How has this learning contributed to your views and your participation in the world?:

    Constantly in Question with my work as an artist within the native Hawaiian community.

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