I help modern-day wayfinders navigate inflection points in their individual and organizational journeys.
Leading a team or organization and need a creative thought partner to help you diagnose dynamics, coach communication and collaboration, facilitate learning or design engaging experiences?
“Alice sits with me in beautiful and uncomfortable realities, helps me imagine possibilities I can’t yet see, and spurs me to action so I can clearly direct my intentions and energy.”
– Jennifer Mayer, Becoming Better Together
About Alice Chen, Founder
I have come to the edge of the world countless times in my life journey. I’ve stood on the cliff, looking out at the horizon, confronted with the magnitude of what I don’t know and the immense distance between where I am and where I aspire to be.
I’ve felt the overwhelm of not knowing how to make that crossing, the certainty that I’m called to make it, the fear that I might lack the capacity to do so, and the call to comfort over courage.
From these experiences, I’ve learned that what supports me (and us) in navigating these modern edge-of-the-world moments isn’t all that modern at all, but rather orientations, approaches, & practices that have guided discovery since time immemorial that we have forgotten, corrupted deemed irrelevant, or never been skillfully introduced to – things like observing, inquiring, listening, sensing, gathering, and playing.
Wayfinding Wisdom exists to help us remember and refresh our awareness around the simple yet timeless tools & truths we may have forgotten and to aid us in applying ancient wisdom in an increasingly complex modern world.
It’s here to provoke conversation & sharing around the universal questions of life navigation: What does it mean to be alive and at sea today? How do we build boats? Gather crews? Prepare & sustain ourselves for unpredictable journeys? Read currents & respond to changing tides? Sail? Identify guiding constellations? Begin again when our vessels are tossed & overturned?
Whether you’re an individual envisioning new horizons for yourself or a leader seeking change in your organization, whenever you find yourself in uncharted waters, Wayfinding Wisdom is here to sail with you.
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Wayfinding Wisdom (n.)
- Insights gained through one experience that can help you (and us) navigate through others
- A reminder that wisdom can’t be trained – only discovered and shared
- Current and historical practices of exploration and discovery by Polynesian peoples