Book Study Group

Deepen your connections and your understanding.

Book Study Group
Book Study Group

Session 1 , 04/30/2024

Session 2 , 05/28/2024

Session 3 , 06/25/2024

Book Study Group

Session 1 , 07/30/2024

Session 2 , 08/27/2024

Session 3 , 09/24/2024

Book Study Group

Session 1 , 10/29/2024

Session 2 , 11/26/2024

Session 3 , 12/30/2024

Book Study Group

Session 1 , 01/28/2025

Session 2 , 02/25/2025

Session 3 , 03/25/2025

Expand your knowledge base

Engage in a three-months long study

This warm, open and inviting group reads books together on topics germane to coaching, spirituality, development, trauma, etc. Each month the group engages in a discussion with each and the author.

How it works:

We’ll send some provocative study questions; all you do is read and connect to Zoom for the calls. The group reconstitutes itself each quarter and is composed of new participants and several returning members, some of whom have been in this Study Group together for many years.

Past authors include Michael Meade, Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey, Ann Weiser-Cornell, David Whyte, Marshall Rosenberg, A.H. Almaas, Malcolm Gladwell, Bill Torbert, Wendy Palmer, Meg Wheatley, Juanita Brown, Otto Scharmer, Loch Kelly, and many more.

Spring Quarter 2024

All calls take place in Pacific Time. Convert to local time here.

William Egginton, author of The Rigor of Angels: Borges, Heisenberg, Kant, and the Ultimate Nature of Reality

April 30, 2024, 5-7pm PT

Argentine poet Jorge Luis Borges was madly in love when his life was shattered by painful heartbreak. German physicist Werner Heisenberg was fighting with the scientific establishment on the meaning of the quantum realm’s absurdity. Prussian philosopher Immanuel Kant pushed the assumptions of human reason to their mind-bending conclusion—that the human mind has fundamental limits, and those limits undergird both our greatest achievements as well as our missteps. A soaring and lucid reflection on the lives and work of Borges, Heisenberg, and Kant, The Rigor of Angels movingly demonstrates that the mysteries of our place in the world may always loom over us—not as a threat, but as a reminder of our humble humanity.

Eric Nehrlich, author of You have a Choice: Beyond Hard Work To Meaningful Impact

May 28, 2024, 5-7pm PT

You’re a high achiever on a successful career path—but something’s missing. You have what many would consider to be a dream job, but you’re feeling burned out and miserable—working from the crack of dawn to midnight every day, drowning in emails and meetings. You’re working hard, but it lacks meaning. You know something must change, but you feel stuck. How do you make a change without losing everything you worked for? You have a choice. Written by a former Google leader who redesigned his life to align with his values after burning out, this book will provide you with the tools you need to find a new path with purpose—one where you define what success means to you.

Alex Korb, author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time

June 25, 2024, 5-7pm PT

Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. In The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life. Whether you suffer from depression or just want a better understanding of the brain, this book offers an engaging and informative look at the neuroscience behind our emotions, thoughts, and actions. 

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