The Newfield Ignite Podcast
About This Show
Every month we will bring you thought leaders and luminaries dialoging at the living edge of discovery. Your soul will be stirred, your passion engaged, and your heart opened to new possibilities enabling us to co-design a beautiful world.
Since 1991, The Newfield Network has offered public and corporate training programs aimed at transforming the way people learn and generate innovation and results. We are also known for our premier coach training program, in which, we have trained over 5,000 certified coaches worldwide. We have spent the last decade developing a new way of looking at organizational and human development, communication, and leadership.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 10 - John Kessler
John Kessler, proponent of individual and collective flourishing, Founder of the Integral Polarity Practice Institute, Founder of the nonprofit Salt Lake Global Civil Network, and “recovering” attorney. In a time of deeply divided politics, how can we find a way to include and transcend two opposite poles, two contending points of view? In this conversation, John Kessler presents his Integral Polarity Practice (IPP) as a practice that calls us to transcend ego, access our compassion, and reach a higher self. IPP allows us to access a place where we see that opposite poles are actually different qualities of the same thing. When we become aware of polarities, both individually and collectively, and work with them, we can begin to see the relevance of each pole, see the dynamics between the poles, and learn to hold both poles simultaneously. This, in turn, enables us to stretch beyond our current patterns that no longer serve us. This powerful practice is relevant for our own self-development, for relationships, in organizations, in coaching, and in leadership. And, Kessler invites us to consider how it is also crucial in politics. Democracy is in danger when those in power are not aware of how to expand their perspective to include both poles. To be more collaborative and generous, to get things done, we need to access a level of maturity that can move beyond polarities. Bio: John has developed and shares widely an integrally informed awareness and life practice called Integral Polarity Practice (IPP). He was a founding teacher of the Integral Spiritual Center. Mr. Kesler founded and is president of the global Salt Lake Civil Network, a nonprofit which is dedicated to integrally informed approaches to local/global, and personal/collective transformation. He was a founding member of the Integral Institute and has had extensive experience in the in the areas of community flourishing and other areas of social and political activism and reform. John graduated from Columbia University Law School. He has practiced law for over 40 years in America, Europe and Asia.