Working with partners throughout the UN system to co-create a new normal, a new paradigm, based on compassion and justice for all.
As a United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) representative, I’ve had the privilege of bringing my passions and skills to ongoing work in and around the United Nations since 2007. Along with consultation and facilitation, my UN presentations have included the UN High Level Political Forum, UN Commission on the Status of Women, UN NGO Conference, and UN Commission on Social Development.
I started this work in 1998 as the lead drafts person on The People’s Communication Charter, for the Hague, on behalf of non-profit organization, Cultural Environment Movement. I read documentation from many world governments on the effect of media on culture and on policies and practices to address it. At the same time, I was taking deep dives into what leadership meant, how culture impacts everything else, and into how we could create a more compassionate and just world. In 2007, I felt called to support leadership and cultural transformation at the United Nations, made a few phone calls, and the fun began!
Advisor & Senior Fellow, Nonviolence International New York
UN NGO Major Group Cluster for Global Citizenship, UN2020, UN World Interfaith Harmony Celebration, UN Committee for Religious NGOs, UN Committee on Spirituality, Values & Global Concerns, UN Spiritual Caucus, United Religions Initiative United Nations Cooperation Circle, Kosmos Journal
“Civilization is a method of living and an attitude
of equal respect for all.”
New Paradigm Advisory: Research, Consultation & Programming for Cultural Transformation
Helping decision-makers leverage an emerging social model that realizes we are inter-dependently co-arising — that our health, wealth and security is linked to everyone else’s.
- Greatest Good-driven Cultural Evolution toward a new normal
- Essential Commons – Civil, Spiritual & Universal Commons
- Raising Commons Consciousness
- Transformative Dialog Facilitation
- Keynotes, Workshops, Salons
- New Paradigm Cultural Transformation
Read my new Book: The Alchemy of Power: leadership wisdom for uplifting your work world
Greatest Good-driven Cultural Evolution
What if we said that first all kids go to bed safe, fed and warm and then we consider bombs, roads, stuff, legalities and policy? The international dialog is upscripting from a competing and grabbing vernacular to a call for a world that cares and shares.
My doctoral dissertation, Noble Seed/Royal Soil: The Care and Feeding of the Royal Person in 21st Century America asks:
“If every sentient being is a Noble Seed, how do we create the Royal cultural and personal Soil to bring each and every seed to its fullest fruition?”
Here’s a 6 1/2 minute summary video with great artwork – a pecha kucha (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) called the Seed of Happiness.
Measurement & Development of Cultural Capital
Good leaders evolve, great leaders consciously evolve themselves and their teams
toward Personal, Organizational and Social Greatest Good.
— Dr. Joni Carley
The data’s in: Culture is a top indicator of success and a leader’s most important job is to build a culture that supports full stakeholder engagement. Accounting for Cultural Capital, or not, has a critical impact on bottom line results. So we start with well-tested Cultural Transformation Tools© to quantify your culture
- as it is
- and as you and your stakeholders want it to be.
Then we use your assessment data to bridge that gap by customizing services for strategy development and implementation. And we’ve got a baseline for cultural accountancy so you can track your results.
Our data-based, values-driven tools have been used by thousands of corporations, schools, and governments worldwide to:
- establish shared vision and commitment
- identify blind spots, growing edges and strengths
- clarify business and professional needs.