Upcoming Events

Salons are a vital expression of culture and community—a time for collectively hosting a radical engagement with the deeper world. #Salons2017

 

Edward Santana
PsychTech Lab

Hosted by:

Ann Badillo
Narrative Generation

 

Myth, Narrative, and Story: A Master Salon for Innovators on Going Deeper, Getting Authentic, and Accelerating Impact

From the author of Narrative Generation and a leading specialist in depth psychology, join a group of innovators and startup professionals engaging in a deep dialogue on how to bridge narrative, storytelling, and applied mythology to expand awareness and impact. This salon, part of a summer series, will concentrate on the crucial differences and intersections of story, myth, and narrative as well as their critical role in underpinning every human interaction and endeavor—an essential awareness for strategists, innovators, marketers, designers, business developers, and others. Join us for an important dialogue that will delve well below the surface of common understandings of these transcendent living concepts. Free registration.

Wednesday, June 21, 6:30-8:30pm
Acción Latina in the Mission
2958 24th Street, SF

 

Soul Tending and Tech: Building an Authentic Alignment Between Self, Teams, and the Needs of the Collective

Accessing your personal depths and tending aspects of the soul are critical sources of creativity, growth, and purpose too often neglected or overlooked in their value for driving performance and change. For individuals and teams wanting to make greater impact, it is essential to have a deeper understanding of the numinous and hidden forces at work in any endeavor. This salon will host a formative exploration in how to form a living bond and dialogue with the deeper psyche—to build a greater alignment between personal calling, the soul of one’s work, organizational initiatives, and social impact. Free registration.

Wednesday, June 28, 6:30-8:30pm
Impact HUB Oakland
2323 Broadway, Oakland

 

Archetypal Marketing & Narratives: Access the Ancient Genius at the Core of Images, Brands, and Ecosystems

Everything is alive with archetypal wisdom but few understand the complex language of images, ancient patterns, and the value of collective intelligence. All societies and cultures have inherited rich frameworks that underlie human endeavors, actions, identities, and their innovations. This salon brings focus to the wisdom of the collective unconscious and the genius of ancient patterns living in all corners of life and work—they underpin our imagination and understandings of every product, relationship, identity, and initiative that we form. Organizational and startup innovators, as well as business development, strategy, marketing, leadership, and other professionals are invited to join a rich dialogue to gain greater skill and understanding of how to work with the archetypal realm—a profound engagement that enhances creativity, impact, and depth. Free registration.

Thursday, July 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Ann Badillo Studio
1157 Lincoln Ave, Palo Alto

 

Gathering at EarthRise for our Democratic and Regenerative Future

Organized and Facilitated by: The Collective Future Society (Ann Badillo, Maya Zuckerman, Dana Pearlman, and Edward Santana)

Powerful threats to the very foundations of our democracy must be met by impassioned individuals and groups who are called to imagine and envision a greater collective future. To forge and initiate this process, we are assembling a special and dedicated group of technologists, healers, storytellers, strategists, leaders, futurists, systems-thinkers, artists, and others who are committed to identifying and collaborating on the design of a larger process to support collective growth and change. We are asking you to join us in a unique gathering of minds and souls at an overnight retreat at IONS EarthRise center, for time of ritual… (more)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM - Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM (overnight retreat)
EarthRise Retreat Center
101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA

 

Conscious and Unconscious Narratives: Tapping the Hidden Stories and Patterns that Drive Life and Work

“Consciousness naturally resists anything unconscious and unknown.” — C.G. Jung. Wrapped up in our conscious worlds, many of us remain boxed in by the “known” elements and “fixed” quantities that reduce life and work to repetitious experiences and understandings. Though we come to grips with some important knowledge of our personal or organizational narratives, there exists a greater realm of unconscious forces and dynamics driving at the root and core, which often go unacknowledged and unexamined. For individuals and organizations, either established or just starting up, it is essential to cultivate an awareness and technique for unearthing the deeper patterns, narratives, and stories underlying conscious perceptions. Without this focus, a lack of broader exploration often results in inauthentic, ineffective, weak, and incomplete personal and organizational identities. Join this salon and engage in a rich dialogue of discovery on how to access and interact with unconscious materia and the hidden narratives demanding greater expression. Free registration.

Wednesday, August 2, 6:30-8:30pm
(To be Announced), Palo Alto

 

Depth Marketing: Cultivating Greater Innovation and Creativity with the Deeper Layers of the Psyche

Expand awareness and connection with audiences and stakeholders by delving beneath the veneer of surface marketing and outreach. Build efforts that emerge from deeper levels of the creative unconscious by accessing elements of collective experience and intelligence. Join this salon and bring your expansive self into dialogue with others on ways to foster wider perspectives—by exploring non-reductive, inverse, and receptive ways of being. Important ideas from aboriginal, ancient, modern, and post-modern frameworks will be discussed and integrated with ideas on intersectionality, re-visioning, feminine consciousness, de-territorializing, and ero-centrism. The art of seeing-through will highlight the ineffectiveness of many ego-formulated marketing constructions, as well as simplistic archetypal rip-offs that lack depth. The salon will explore the meaning of “in-spiration” what it is to offer the deep soul a seat at the table. Free registration.

Wednesday, August 30, 6:30-8:30pm
The Laundry in the Mission
3359 26th Street, SF

 

Human Stews: Critical Intelligence for Navigating Dysfunctions, Personality Disorders, and Unconscious Conflicts in Teams and Groups

Leaders and innovators must come to grips with the realities of human complexities in the workplace and forge a greater capacity to understand the light and shadow aspects of individuals and groups. Too often dysfunctions and disorders run rampantly, wreaking havoc on individuals, teams, operations, and projects. Few organizations gather the intelligence needed to run conscious high-performing environments. Businesses and organizations are built and driven by the human psyche and emerge from human relationships, yet too little focus or effort is paid to the (more)

Wednesday, September 13, 6:30-8:30pm
PsychTech Veranda
@38 Dolores St, 3rd Floor Studio & Veranda, SF

 

Human Stews: Critical Intelligence for Navigating Dysfunctions, Personality Disorders, and Unconscious Conflicts in Teams and Groups

Leaders and innovators must come to grips with the realities of human complexities in the workplace and forge a greater capacity to understand the light and shadow aspects of individuals and groups. Too often dysfunctions and disorders run rampantly, wreaking havoc on individuals, teams, operations, and projects. Few organizations gather the intelligence needed to run conscious high-performing environments. Businesses and organizations are built and driven by the human psyche and emerge from human relationships, yet too little focus or effort is paid to the (more)

Thursday, September 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Ann Badillo Studio
1157 Lincoln Ave, Palo Alto

 

The Power of the Erotic for Professional Life: Tapping the Intelligence and Wisdom of Eros, Longing, and Desire

Many understand the powerful pull of attraction and desire in personal domains, but what is it to live a life that taps into the same kind of passion and longing for one’s work? The Greek god, Eros, is symbolic for one of the most powerful and numinous archetypal forces we can ever experience—one which emerges in every creative act, innovation, and artistic expression known. Eros is not limited to personal domains through sex and love; Eros is much greater and includes the highest expressions of passionate pursuit, driving desire, and a soul-level longing to merge with something other. This salon will bring attention to the ubiquity of Eros and the importance of allowing those creative forces to awaken parts of oneself in professional domains. The event will also celebrate the first anniversary of Jung and Sex, an acclaimed book that reveals C.G. Jung’s spiritual and archetypal contributions to a deeper understanding of human sexuality.

Thursday, October 5, 6:30-8:30pm
The Laundry in the Mission
3359 26th Street, SF

 

Past Events

Narrative 101: Everything you wanted to know about Narrative and are afraid to ask
Crawford Group
Consultants Learning Webinar
Private event
March, 2017

Building innovation ecosystems and rules of the Rainforest
Nexxworks
Silicon Valley Inspiration Tours
Executive briefing--private event
2015-2017

Is your corporate Narrative relevant?
November 3, 2016
Hamburg, Germany
Year of the Monkey  A Digital Transformation Festival

Designing book swarms, co-creation with groups, and the power of narrative.
Social Innovation Week sponsored by AIGA SF
Thursday, November 17, 2016
San Francisco, CA
 

Storytelling, Myth, Dreamtending and Narrative SALON
December 14, 2015
Impact Hub Oakland
Public Salon
 

Narrative & Ecosystem Building
October 6, 2015
Oakland, CA
Nordics Go SOCAP, SOCAP 2015
 

Year of the Monkey  A Digital Transformation Festival
Is your corporate Narrative relevant?
November 3, 2016
Hamburg, Germany
Year of the Monkey
 

Why you Need a Narrative.
Nordics Go SOCAP, SOCAP 2015
EcoSystem Building and Power Tools. October 6, 2015
Oakland, CA

Beyond Story. Why you need a Narrative
September 17, 2015
San Francisco, CA
Dreamforce 2015

 

Articles & Topics

21st Century Leadership: 7 skills you need for survival

The How of complexity and uncertainty: Groundlessness in the age of now

How to predict the future? Weak signal research

We Leadership: From thought leadership to we leadership — Sapiential leadership at its best

Authentic Leadership in Action: The inside job of leadership

How to write a book in two days

 

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