“Integrity is the essence” is the foundation of my existence. Inspired by my 28 year love of all things. Buckminster Fuller.
Integrity = authenticity (self awareness + courage + vulnerability) x invisibility (service to others + being in integrity when no one is looking) x reliability (saying, being, doing your word) Or in Bucky’s words, we must start with the Universe first, when considering anything.
Spiced with a healthy dose of positive deviance ~ thinking, being, seeing the world differently …including from a place of spectacular creativity that arises from knowing that we have the answers to our most difficult questions…
Served on a platter of inspiration..
With a side of usefulness and practicality.
I mentor, coach and teach
Known as a truth sayer…
My clients are successful, ambitious and ridiculously smart. Entrepreneurs, leaders, masters of their craft. But they are hungry for something more. Or they have a black spot in their lives.. And they can’t quite put their finger on what that is. Nor are they likely to speak to many people about this inner ‘shadow’.
They have a breathtaking vision, infinite capacity, and seek an independent advisor/coach/sounding board who will hold them, with relentless rigor and compassion, sprinkled with doses of levity, to their ultimate liberation.
Which I do.
I facilitate teams and groups, including boards, on their strategy and their ability to work as a team. I have worked with new teams to build cohesion, with teams that are imploding and need a heavy dose of re~calibrating. With high performing teams who want to stay on the edge.
I am an acute listener, with the ability to zero in on the BS, I hold people to account, I create spaces where truth is told. I empower people, even while calling them out for their small behaviour. I ask people to step up and they do.
A weekly blog ‘Guinea Pig C~ living in integrity against the tide.’ www.christinemcdougall.com This integrity stuff is complex, difficult, at times extremely challenging, yet allows the ultimate freedom. My writing is raw, sometimes provocative, usually very practical, often reflective.
Published ‘Speak the Truth’ http://christinemcdougall.com/speakthetruth/ 7 steps to radical truth with compassion…This little ebook, a 20 min read, will change your life. Bold statement!
Everyone I have ever met has conversations they need to have that they are afraid of having. The BIG important conversations. Few of us have the refined skills to be able to step into those conversations from a place that will not bring the residue or all of our judgements and opinions and feelings.
Speak the Truth is a powerful 7 step process to do the inner cleaning required to allow you to show up in a way that allows the best possible outcome for all parties.
Grab a copy…its FREE. And there are a bunch of free audio examples that you can download as well.
Published over 120 articles on Positive Deviance www.positive-deviant.com
I started this site in 2008. The idea of Positive Deviance was deeply attractive to me. Positive Deviance is based on the premise that a small group of people in stressful situations have the ability to think and respond to their circumstances in a way that is breathtakingly creative and fabulously positive for all. The true ‘out of the boxers’, outliers, and thought leaders. With an edge.
You will find articles on everything from leadership development to cosmic accounting…physical intelligence, sustainability…check it out. (Currently undergoing a revision/upgrade…but the articles are good)
I speak to audiences
I talk about all things integrity…so authenticity, being your word, vulnerability, courage, being of service, self awareness, speaking the truth, living in integrity….plus I can be more cerebral, and speak about human development, integral theory, spiral dynamics, Bucky Fuller. (Love doing this to bright young entrepreneurs…)
People also like me to speak about running continuously for up to 17 hours, which I have done. And my daily practice, maintained over 17 years, of very early morning running and swimming. My 20 plus marathons..etc.. Called by my running buddies the energiser bunny with a diesel engine.
I love Q@A, interaction, workshopping, and really engaging with the audience.
I partner with brilliant colleagues from around the world
Under the domain of The Constellation, www.the~constellation.com I partner with people addressing the most critical systemic changes occurring globally right now. We are architects of evolution. We do not have the answers, but we do have a framework and the ability to bring a level of thinking to situations that few people have access to. We work in collaboration with the brilliance that is already available in the companies who hire us. Often this brilliance has not been given the right conditions to become evident. Using principles of Synergy, where 1 plus 1 may equal 1000 or more, we co~ create solutions, using an autopoetic process of design that seeks to uncover critical acupuncture points. When addressed these acupuncture points have the ability to release pathways that may not be obvious at first cut. The outcome, organisations that are moving into the future with comprehensive consideration and breathtaking and inspiring visions.
Born August 31st, 1960, Lautoka, Fiji
Citizen and resident of Australia
Single parent since 1993 to incredible daughter Natalie, 21 years (1991)
Executive leadership and entrepreneurial coaching and facilitation from 1997 to present
Self employed since 1985
Bachelor Applied Science, major Chiropractic, RMIT, Victoria, 1983
Dedicated student of R.Buckminster Fuller since 1986, Integral Theory since 2001, and Caroline Myss since 1997
Ongoing education daily in global affairs, economics, sustainability, human development, spirituality, history, endurance sport, design, pop culture
Completed over 20 marathons, including New York (x2) Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, Sydney, Gold Coast (x8), Big Sur, plus half a dozen ultra marathons (+42 kms) and an ironman triathlon (NZ 1997)
In the spirit of alchemy I am
1 part rebel pioneer
1 part visionary mystic
2 parts teacher/coach
3 parts liberator of the human spirit
2 parts creative entrepreneur/alchemist
2 parts peaceful warrior (occasionally not so peaceful)
1 part goddess
2 parts artist/writer/poet
1 part magical child
all mixed together in a caldron where learning, personal discovery and mastery is the air I breath, with a willingness to be humbled, delighted, and challenged.
I am on FaceBook, in 2 places. Very active…so look me up and connect.
I also am on twitter in two places, but this is not my favourite social medium.
You can find me on youtube, delivering to audiences.
If you want a more corporate version of my profile,
you can find it here.