At 49 in 2004, I took a leap of faith and left a ‘secure?!’ corporate career to embark on my Grand Adventure of Life. I've never looked back. When I discovered World Café (Sharon Joy Kleitsch), Art of Hosting (Tenneson Woolf, and Teresa Posakony) and most recently Open Space Technology in Ottawa with Diane Gibault, I knew it was time to take the deep dive with all its chaos, risks and rewards. So here I am, a kid again looking forward to fun times at Sleeping Lady. Can’t wait to meet y’all.|
Suzanne Daigle is a business strategist, change agent and experienced organizational leader – someone who passionately believes in engagement, dialogue, self-organizing and shared leadership as the key to successfully transforming our organizations. After a fulfilling career in manufacturing and telecommunications spanning over 25 years in the U.S. and Canada, Suzanne has chosen to dedicate this next chapter of her professional life to helping clients create a culture of community in their organizations. She believes that by inviting people to open “space” and “time” in their lives and to actively participate in the real issues of the business, we engage individual passions, interests and experience in a way that inspires action, accountability and commitment to a common purpose. It is by tapping into the collective intelligence as equals, valuing our diversity, gifts and strengths as unique individuals, that we drive meaningful transformative change in our organizations and communities. Suzanne is an Open Space Technology practitioner and has facilitated gatherings with large (300+) and smaller (20 – 50) groups in Canada and the United States, including the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg; the National Alliance of Media, Arts and Culture Conference in Boston, MA; community gathering in Connecticut; and in Arizona at the National Noetic Sciences (IONS) Conference. |
Tell us about a meaningful experience you have had with self-organizing and/or ways you are engaging with new forms of leadership and organization.: I have had glimpses of shared leadership in my career. Intuitively, I saw the magic; now I embrace the future knowing there is a process. In our new company at NuFocus? Strategic Group, which is a community of consultants trying to live self-organizing and shared leadership, we are passionate about "being" and sharing what we "do" and "know" with our clients|
When you think about leadership in a self-organizing world, what questions are cooking you? What do you hope to learn at this gathering?: To thrive in a self-organizing world, I need to HEAR more and DUMP my EGO so I can fully Engage with Passion and Action for what I am meant to be and do. By being vulnerable, I hope to benefit from the wisdom of others while also bolstering my courage for what awaits.
Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster? University in Ontario, Canada. She now lives in Sarasota Florida. |