Spring is well under way here in Boulder – sunny days, warm evenings, chirping birds and blooming flowers. Along with all the springtime life around here, it’s been a busy season at ART – we just completed our full sequence of Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Leadership Training courses back-to-back in Bali, and are delivering upcoming courses in Brisbane, Maui, Ubud, Seattle, Portland, Boulder, Amsterdam, and Stockholm over the course of the summer.
Night is falling here in Boulder, on this warm spring day in early April. The last spots of snow are melting in the foothills, and it feels like everyone is leaning into the freedom of impending summer. I’m about ten days out from joining my bro and ART co-pilot Jason Digges in Bali to lead a series of our courses in Ubud – including our first ever Leadership Training Program at the end of April – and using the time to reflect on ART’s journey so far and yet to come.
I’m constantly exchanging book recommendations among my friends, teachers, and clients, and I wanted to put a list together of the books that seem to get mentioned more than others as particularly insightful and impactful.
I just had the incredible privilege of delivering our ART International Level 1 Authentic Relating course to a dozen inmates
The three levels of conversation represent a map of intimacy in connection with others, and are a useful tool to identify the level of conversation, and to guide a conversation toward deeper levels to cultivate more connection and intimacy between ourselves and others. The levels apply across all social domains and relational contexts – at work, in the home, in community, and in the general public.