To our Spirit at Work network:
I’d like to introduce you to the Centre’s new Leadership Circle!
In response to our invitation, three people have volunteered to help guide the evolution of our new centre/network:
- Glo (Gloria) McArter (New Westminster, BC)
- Sue Vandittelli (Scarborough, ON), and
- Brian Fraser (North Vancouver, BC).
(This reflects the fact that the "centre" is no longer just for people in Toronto - but wherever you are.)
All three are highly-experienced in integrating “spirit + work.” Gloria has been a counselling therapist for over 25 years, with a previous background in Personnel. Sue is a leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution, and previously a manager & ombudsman at Bell Canada. (She’s also been leading our monthly Soul’s Journey meditation series for the past year.) Brian is the founder of Jazzthink, a minister in the Presbyterian Church, and former Dean of St. Andrew’s Hall, the Presbyterian College at the University of British Columbia. And I will also be part of the Leadership Circle... (Read more about us (and see our faces ) below.)
Welcome Glo, Sue and Brian!
I look forward to working with you in the months ahead.
*Still want to be part of it?*
If you would like to be part of the Leadership Circle that guides our new Centre, there’s still time to join us. (Location is not a pre-requisite.) Whether you’re in Toronto, or on the other side of the country, continent or globe, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of our New Leadership Circle
Glo (Gloria) McArter, Ph.D.
Glo is a writer, speaker and, as a counselling therapist for 25 years, inspires individuals, couples and groups to learn from their physical, emotional, mental, interpersonal and spiritual energy. To the conversation, she brings her stories as a spiritually independent seeker. The meaning of her life, her relationships, and her work deepens as she accesses the creativity of her spiritual essence. Glo’s doctoral dissertation explored the relationship between practices of religion, of spirituality, and personality styles.
With her current focus, she encourages authentic and vulnerable expression of what is meaningful about getting older so this life phase will be one of curiosity, awe and enjoyment. Glo served for several years as a Board member of the Workplace Centre for Spiritual and Ethic Development in Vancouver and is currently a Director of the Alfred Adler Western Canada Society.
Read more about Glo's work at: http://www.thewisdomofworth.com
Sue Vandittelli is a Professional Coach, Chartered Mediator and Certified Ombudsman. She lives her calling of transforming lives, organizations and communities through both her personal life and business. She left Bell Canada as an Ombudsman for the Workplace in 1999 to establish her own consulting practice serving workplaces, businesses, communities and individuals.(www.awr-resolutions.com, http://www.sacredevolvinglives.com) She provides sacred & transformative coaching and mentoring that empowers people to break through their current challenges and tap into their own inner soul wisdom. Her unique blend of sacred, life and business approaches results in innovative solutions. Sue has been part of the Centre of Spirituality since the early days in 1999 and is currently leading the "Your Soul's Journey Meditation & Soulful Conversation" group on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
Read more about Sue's work at: http://www.awr-resolutions.com
Brian Fraser is lead provocateur of Jazzthink (www.jazzthink.com) and minister with Brentwood Presbyterian Church (www.brentwoodpc.ca). From 1965 until 1985, he lived in Toronto, studying for 4 degrees, serving as minister with Glebe Presbyterian Church, and teaching at Knox College and Victoria University. He moved to Vancouver in 1985 to be dean at At. Andrew’s Hall, the Presbyterian college at UBC, and to teach leadership and organizational development at Vancouver School of Theology. He founded Jazzthink in 2002, using the wit, wisdom and workings of jazz to help people imagine how to use COOL conversations to generate SMARTer leadership (see the Jazzthink website for more on these ideas). He has been involved in Vancouver’s Workplace Centre for Spiritual and Ethical Development for almost a decade.
Read more about Brian's work at: http://www.jazzthink.com
Eric has been an environmental consultant, non-profit leader, ghostwriter, small business manager, energy healer and long-time volunteer in many different fields. His past work includes co-founding the first “Blue Box” recycling program, co-writing the bestselling book Leadership from Within, 'stopping a World’s Fair to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace, and co-managing a values-based office services company. He also has extensive experience in marketing and communications.
Currently the Director of the Centre for Spirituality at Work, Eric’s newest work is called “conscious change” – coaching people to listen within, shift thinking, and create the change they want to see in the world. He is also a Recognized Practitioner of Therapeutic Touch(R), a long-time student of A Course in Miracles, and has a passion for photography, nature, cycling, and (playing) baseball.
Read more about Eric's work at: http://www.erichellman.com