As spring burgeons here, I wanted to connect with you and wish you well.
I also wanted you to know that I'm back from a year in Siena, Italy. On sabbatical there, I was writing a book based on my change work of the past 30 years. As I wrote The Cycle of Change, I felt a vague but pressing sense of urgency. And now, I find myself sequestered in another historic city of great beauty - Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In the change projects I've undertaken, people have remarked on how much more they were able to accomplish than they ever thought possible. Consistently, people gain increased comfort, as well as a way forward, when big changes face them. Together, they form deeply human bonds and come up with bold ways to deal with pernicious problems. And most of all, the people themselves transform – becoming greater versions of themselves, individually and collectively.
And suddenly, in the midst of one of the largest change events of our lifetime, we, too, have this tremendous opportunity to use the changes facing us to expand ourselves.
While the book will be out later this year, I wanted you to be able to benefit now from The Cycle of Change. To that end, I'd like to offer you free access to my online course on facing large-scale change. And I invite you to share this with anyone who could use some support navigating change now and in the weeks ahead.
For now, I wish that you find solace and your way forward. As the Italians say, e' dura, ma ce la faremo - it's tough, but we'll make it through. And hopefully, grow from it, too.