What Makes Us Human?

It is within our powers as global citizens to make life flourish.

No one else can do it.

The question is how.

 

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The Beginning

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“Trust makes ordinary people do extraordinary things”

Frédéric Laloux, author of the bestseller “Reinventing Organisations”

 

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The Dream is Alive!

Jean-Louis shares his experiences with SALT:

We continue to learn about the power of appreciation.

That is why we would love to hear YOUR story in written or video form.

This is how people featured in the book approach SALT:

STORY EXPERIENCE AUTHOR
Astonishing idea of appreciation “It’s not about me appreciating people… It’s about me talking to people so that they appreciate their own strengths.” Phil, a British member of  the Constellation, current chair

 

The learning journey “It is necessary for all of us to be SALTy. It is the connector that helps bring life and nourishment to the theoretical movements that we all want but which has rarely seen in practice.” Ian, an Australian founding member of the Constellation, coordinator of “Affirm Facilitation Associates”
Strength as a connector “It requires this constant in my words mindfulness or awareness – oh yeah, let’s first look for strengths!” Gaston, a Dutch living in Thailand and working as an executive coach/entrepreneur
Trusting humanity “Instead of just trying to convince someone, I start listening first…I found a way how to be more myself and to relate more with others in this way.”

 

MariJo, a Spanish member of the Constellation
An internal and external compass “You’re actually always looking for what’s there, not what’s not there.” Claire, an Australian psychologist, came across SALT 15 years ago
Transformative change through sharing a present “At the same time as facilitating transformative change in other people, we’re letting people transform us. And that’s ok. […] It’s a way of insuring that when we come alongside those people, we are present in that moment with them in a way that allows us to acknowledge all things that have brought them and us to that point.” Matt, an Australian community development worker for local government
SALT as a way of being human, being natural “Be there, listen, care for eachother and be authentic. Be yourself” Marlou, a Dutch living in France and working as a manager of the Constellation’s Global Support Team
Always been inside “I think SALT was always part of my DNA from the very beginning anyway, before I discovered these letters. […] Whether you are an employer or a friend or a wife or a mother or a facilitator or a coach, you apply it. I apply it.” Olivia, an Australian living in Kenya and owning two businesses there
From expert to human: sharing builds trust “By putting them as simple victims of a situation, they are becoming second victims of our approach.” Joao, a Mozambique project manager

To continue, find out how people from many different fields experience SALT:

STORY EXPERIENCE AUTHOR
Sharing – Knowledge Exchange “It changed my relationships with people, especially with my friends because we now discuss more about our dreams, our emotions, what we didn’t do before and we are much closer because of that…I feel we understand eachother better.” Aurélie, a master student of Public Health
Encouraging conditions for development “From the first meeting, the [Constellation] coaches created the conditions for us to live the A of appreciation, the L of listening, of link … SALT is a constructive approach that contributes to the development of each and everyone … Facilitators and Malagasy communities are on their way to ownership of the approach in Madagascar. ”

 

Santatra (in French), a facilitator from Madagascar
The power of many “There’s nobody that can come from the outside to solve your problems. You have so many strengths. You can solve your own problems.

We need not have a lot of money to really work in the field. You know what, all they require is some time to come together, share experiences, learn from eachother.”

 

Anthony, a social worker from India
A holistic approach “HIV is not isolated and we cannot address HIV without addressing other issues that affect us. […] SALT and communitylifecompetence contributed to communities using their strength to address common concerns.” Autry, an agriculturist from Guyana
Two-way street It’s not about questions and answers. It’s about what we’ve done and what do we enjoy in life and now we are free to talk.”

“You have to maybe reorient it, you have to relearn something. You have to maybe unlearn and relearn something. Then only you can be SALT facilitated.”

 

Rajib, a researcher/evaluator from India
It’s in us “It’s not that people resist change. They resist change that comes from outside of them. People inspire themselves from the inside. It’s the invitation to be authentic, take off the mask and providing a safe space to do that.” Anita, a German living in Belgium and working as a coach and consultant
Go for the uncomfortable dream “We should not be shy of dreaming. Always go for the uncomfortable and the unachievable dream.”
“In that unexpected gap between what you thought you should be looking for and what they wanted to share – there the real knowledge lies.”
Rafique, an Indian doctor, who owns a care home for senior citizens
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Let’s Reconnect!

Dear Friends! On August 30th, JL will meet you in Brussels!
If you are nearby, feel free to (re)connect and share your ideas/ask him about what makes us human.

His (Belgian) contact number is +32475863337.

For further information and interest – https://www.meetup.com/Reinventing-Organizations-Brussels/events/240726746/

Contact Anita – impaktcoaching@gmail.com

Happy encounters! 🙂

You can also connect with us on Facebook and we are sharing a Twitter account with The Constellation.

Moreover, our wonderful nose to nose pictures are created by Jan Somers who welcomes you on Facebook‘s United Noses for Wisdom and Peace platform.

Let’s reconnect worldwide to further co-create the story of our shared dream. If you would like to have more information about the book launches, please take a look here.

Olivia demonstrates the emotions during the Kenyan launch:

#letsreconnect events 2017

Location Starting week
Paris 10/01/17
Geneva 23/01/17
Brussels 31/01/17
Nairobi 06/02/17
Kampala 13/02/17
Kigali 20/02/17
Mauritius 27/02/17
Chennai 06/03/17
Bangalore 13/03/17
Kochi 20/03/17
Delhi 27/03/17
Seattle 01/05/17
New York 15/05/17
Washington 08/05/17
UK June
Manila 23/10/17
Bangkok 30/10/17
Chiang Mai 06/11/17
Singapore 13/11/16
Jakarta 20/11/17
Port Moresby 27/11/17
Melbourne 04/12/17
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Purchase the book

You can order the book from Balboa Press and at most digital bookstores. There are several options: e-book ($3.99), soft cover ($11.99) and hard cover ($28.95).

The purchase of the e-book from  EU countries is not authorised at Balboa Press. Please use other digital bookstores such as Amazon.

Furthermore, for direct sales please contact Anu. The book costs 10eur in Europe.

We hope to see the story of our shared dream spreading everywhere. For that reason, we encourage readers, who are financially secured to take part of “Buy One, Give One Away” actions. You could purchase the book for another person, who is also part of the story or would be inspired by it, yet cannot afford to buy it him/herself.

Envie de lire le livre en français? Informez-vous ici: http://www.questcequinousrendhumains.com/.

Quieren leer el libro en español? Hagan click a continuación: http://www.queesloquenoshacehumanos.com/.

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Contact

After reading the book, are you interested to learn more about the Constellation? Please visit our website .

Would you like to train as a facilitator? Please contact Luc.

Do you want support to spread SALT in your community? Please feel free to contact us.