The Good, the Bad, and the Funny
Celebrating perfect imperfection
A fun, participative and creative session to celebrate the imperfections that make each one of us unique, by recognizing the the Good, the Bad, and the Funny experiences in our lives.
You are invited to create your own timeline (while enjoying top hits from different eras), and through a guided process, to recognize key people/experiences that make you truly unique. We will then provide a framework for you to embrace and celebrate your imperfections and to identify key elements that bring contentment.
This session is for those who see the Good, the Bad, and the Funny as opportunities for self discovery based on the tenets of wabi-sabi — imperfection, simplicity, appreciation, compassion and celebration.
The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session
- Identify your own timeline and what/who has helped shape who you are
- Accept and celebrate all that makes you perfectly imperfect
- Tap into your innate ability to appreciate and enjoy everything you do
Alison believes in exploring and living life to the fullest, balancing fun, work and travel.
She has over 25 years change management experience on an international basis – as an organizational development practitioner, project leader, mentor, instructor, facilitator and coach in both private and not-for-profit sectors.
Alison has led community development programs in Sri Lanka, Haiti and in Guyana; worked with refugee children in Toronto and is actively involved with the Triangle of Hope program with Canadian and South African schools. Her interest in diversity and the true spirit being human has been enhanced by her extensive bicycling trips through 12 countries in South East Asia.
Alison is a trained productive thinking facilitator, Texas Instruments BPR and Change Management trainer and original Board member of Facilitators without Borders. She holds a graduate business degree in Human Resource Management.
Alison has just returned from a month in Japan, soaking up everything that is wabi sabi and will be sharing some of those experiences with you.
Alison is a returning presenter. Click to see what they’ve presented in the past.
Megan is a consultant, speaker, author and educator. She is an Innovation and Leadership Consultant and the Program Director for Schulich’s Centre of Excellence in Innovation.
Megan believes in soaking up every opportunity to grow. She spent nearly 20 years in Innovation, Leadership, Marketing and Sales, including 13 inspiring years at Mindcamp. She recently completed her Certificate in Positive Psychology. Megan believes we are all creative; her passion is to help people discover their unique gifts and ways of contributing for greater business success and personal fulfillment.
When not traveling, Megan loves hosting salons, walking around her neighbourhood, getting her hands dirty in the garden or creating in stained glass.
Megan is a returning presenter. Click to see what they’ve presented in the past.
All sessions in this timeslot:
- Biodanza or wabi dancing (Sophie Harvey)
- Deep Listening Sonic awareness meditation (Paul Groncki)
- Game On! (Sharon Fisher)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Funny Celebrating perfect imperfection (Alison Cohen, Megan Mitchell)
- The Museum of Me (Lisa Baxter)
- The Wabi-Sabi Brain Or how to love the perfectly imperfect mind (Marc Hurwitz)
- Wabi-Sabi Poutine Can interculturality be a part of the challenge? (Jerome Faytre)
- Word Up! Clear language that inspires (Emily Nichols, Lee Kitchen)