The “So, You’re A Storyteller?” Experience

Zeros in on what a real, emotionally compelling story is. Not what most storytellers think Then teaches your team how to structure stories that move people to action. All through lots of stories, examples, exercises, and a personal, interactive experience. Together we’ll cover Messages Don’t Work Anymore What’s A Story, Anyway? How To Shape A […]

The “Dare To Be What Only You Can Be” Experience

Takes your team through a series of exercises. And questions. And stories. And experiences. Why are you here? Each one aimed at helping the team define your organization’s purpose and reason to exist. And to find the one that’s remarkable enough that people will share it with others. Together we’ll cover The Purpose Effect Where […]

What The Critics Have To Say

A few reviews of the Art Of It experience for your reviewing pleasure Gordon has that rare mind for creative thinking. And Gordon’s presentations are inspiring. He guides his audience to a promised land of purpose-driven solutions and delivers beyond expectations. His quiet demeanor hides the passion he feels for great work. His soft voice […]

What’s an experience?

Drinking beer and watching ESPN. Chris Barbie and Don Kamentz found themselves sitting in a bar in Houston. Just chillin. Trying to recuperate from another 14-hour day running their start-up charter school. Wach ya’ lookin’ at On the screen in front of them, ESPN was covering National Signing Day. That’s the day high school football […]

How It Works

  Ideas for change start out small and fragile. But the more you talk about them, the more you share them, the more they start to take shape. But when you experience a different way of seeing things people can be inspired to transform them from good ideas into great ideas.   And the people […]

Art Changes Things

You want to change things? Make art. Art is the human ability to do something for the first time. Something that may not work. Art is the work of a human being doing something real and personal that might change things. Art is about the important stuff. Because… But this world of art is not […]

Tribes Connect With Emotion

Tribes don’t run on communications. They run on emotional connections. Through these connections, tribes create movements. And movements change things. For example Long ago, in better times, a guy by the name of Shepard Fairey made a poster. It just happened to be a poster of Barack Obama. And it just happened to be for […]

A Purpose Worth Sharing

People don’t engage with your cause because of what you do. People get involved with a tribe because of why you do what you do. As the story goes No one sent out thousands of invitations to the big event. There was no website to check the date. No social media to get the word […]

Where Purpose Lives

The definition and nature of purpose is often misunderstood. It does not reside in a founder’s head. You won’t find it on an organizational chart. What about a nifty slogan? And it’s usually not visible on a vision and values poster. Or in your typical mission statement. Powerful, world-changing purpose lives inside the members of […]

The Purpose Effect

That’s you, tossed hither and yon. Pushed here and there by every wave of change. That’s your tribe Pulled by each misguided would-be, could-be opportunity. Buffeted by every possible concern of every possible constituency. Floating aimlessly from one flavor-of-the-month to another. Jolted by every news cycle. That’s you Susceptible to every wave of expediency. That’s […]