the KOAN method



KOAN Conversations: Cultivating KIND Cultures

Register now to join us at 12 p.m. MT April 25 for an exclusive FREE webinar with Integrated Work CEO Jennifer Lyn Simpson and our special guest, chartered chemical engineer, bridging health and safety with diversity and inclusion for positive change Mark McBride-Wright.

This is the third in a series of live conversations exploring concepts in Jen’s book, the KOAN method: Breakthrough Leadership for a Divided World. The live conversations are part of KOAN Conversations, a community and content series designed for leaders ready to connect, innovate, and inspire.

Whether you’re a leader by profession, choice, or circumstance, this webinar is a call to action and a beacon of hope. Don’t miss the chance to delve into Jen and Mark’s insightful ideas and be part of this conversation that promises breakthroughs.

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Past Events

KOAN Conversations 2024

Sophie Wade

How to Lead When Everything is Broken

Wednesday, February 28

Denise Harrington

Why “Women’s Leadership” is for Everyone

Wednesday, March 27

Learn More About The Speakers

Sophie Wade, is a work futurist, international keynote speaker, founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network who is an authority on Future-of-Work issues. Her book, Empathy Works: The Key to Competitive Advantage in the New Era of Work is an invaluable resource for both established and rising executives and managers, Empathy Works provides you with essential insights and knowledge to adapt, thrive, and grow―no matter what the future holds.

Denise Harrington, Thirty years ago, Denise Harrington stepped out onto the stage of a major business club to give a speech on the “Art of Speaking With Impact™.” That day, DMH Consulting Group and a legacy began! Denise and her team have delivered their signature program Speaking With Impact™ to an impressive global client list, consisting of companies like Nike, Autodesk, Siemens, Microsoft, CommScope, and Cisco. She brings strength to the table when working with C-Suite Executives, Premier Athletes, Political Leaders, and Business Owners.

KOAN Conversations: A Breakthrough Leadership Series

  • Beverly Winterscheid, Ph.D., Founder of the Center for Nature and Leadership, speaks on (re)discovering ourselves on the land and the power of place.
  •  Vicki Saunders, Founder of Coralus (formerly SheEO), speaks on the power of connection and community as we build new models of leading and organizing.
  • Seth Godin, Author of The Song of Significance (and over 30 other best-selling titles), speaks on the importance of meaningful work and the role of peer support in blazing new trails.

Beverly Winterscheid


Thursday, July 20

Vicki Saunders


Thursday, August 24

Seth Godin

Image by Darius Bashar and Archangel

Thursday, September 7

Learn More About The Speakers

Beverly Winterscheid, Ph.D.: Beverly is a mentor and motivator for women who want to change the world through passionate commitment to their ideas, families, organizations, and communities. After investing two decades in change management with a large systems focus, Beverly came to the conclusion that change happens one person at a time. Cultivating fearless leaders, those who stand firmly on authenticity and truth, who strive to bring new visions into reality in concert with others, is her passion and expertise. In 2008, she founded the Center for Nature and Leadership (CNL) to blend traditional leadership development with scientific findings on the beneficial effects of nature on humans.

Vicki Saunders: Vicki is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of changemakers, and a leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world. As the founder of #RadicalGenerosity and Coralus, Vicki has convened a global community of radically generous women supporting women-led ventures working on the world’s to-do list. Connect on LinkedIn

Seth Godin: Seth is the author of 30 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and, most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, Purple Cow, and The Carbon Almanac. His book, This Is Marketing, was an instant bestseller worldwide. His latest release, The Song of Significance, is a soulful re-envisioning of what work and leadership could be. Learn more about Seth at his website and connect on LinkedIn

Jennifer Lyn Simpson, Ph.D. (Host): Jennifer is Integrated Work’s CEO. She developed the KOAN method as an outgrowth of more than 30 years of working in and with organizations across the private, public, corporate, and not-for-profit sectors to create more meaningful and effective ways of living and working together across differences. Connect on LinkedIn.