Clare W. Graves, Ph.D., the researcher behind Spiral Dynamics, stated that one makes a “quantum leap” to enter Second Tier (Integral). While we may carry into it our shadow from all previous stages of evolution, the one that tends to bug integralists the most seems to be postmodern “green”, the stage that’s knocking on Integral’s door. As Integralists, while some of us are clever at pointing out the rampant “mean green” we see in academia, media and politics–and it’s far reaching impact on culture and individuals–we may also need to discern the dignity from the disaster more kindly. Remember, there is no other path to second tier other than through Green. Therefore the constant mockery and fear of green isn’t going to help more of us take that quantum leap. In this session, let’s explore practices that may lead to more skillful means of communication from post-progressive to progressive.
Nomali Perera, MA, PCC, has been in the field of leadership development coaching, facilitation and teaching since 2007. Nomali is a trained facilitator of the Immunity to Change™ process, a Master Coach at Life XT and a certified Integral Master Coach through Integral Coaching Canada. Nomali has also been a professional consultant in people development and training in Brazil and Mexico. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.