Stone Water Spirit
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It is impossible to create a healthy
culture if we refuse to meet,
and if we refuse to listen.
But if we meet, and when we listen, we reweave the world into wholeness. And holiness.

Margaret Wheatley

As president of Alben Design LLC and founder of the Sea Change Design Consortium, Lauralee Alben assists individuals and organizations in bringing about integrity, innovation, and sustainability. She is dedicated to defining a new role for design in helping to solve the formidable economic, social, and environmental issues we face today. She coaches leaders, offers workshops, and consults with clients including Apple Computer, Procter & Gamble, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, achieving positive change on individual, organizational, and global levels. Well respected as a thought leader and champion of the human spirit, Lauralee is an internationally acclaimed speaker and designer, author, and recipient of the prestigious Muriel Cooper Prize.

Lauralee's Statement

Co-creating with the Sacred

Creativity is a life force, an energy of pure potential that flows through all of us. All that is needed is for us to allow it, focus and direct it, harness it, and be grateful for it. It is a power that demands respect and offers each of us a way to speak our own truths. Creativity is both deeply personal and infinite, unique and universal. Some define it as the origination of new ideas, intentional change, or the bringing of form out of chaos. Perhaps it is simply life's longing for itself to be realized.

How can we each honor our creative birthright? Where are the sources of our creative center, the actions the empower our creative flow, and the intentions that foster our creative consciousness?

Let's explore these questions at the edge of our collective creativity. It is on this edge that we can design a world worth inheriting, work worth doing, and lives worth living. Here, as we stand poised at this precious and precarious point in our planetary existence, we can design new ways of being that will birth a life-sustaining world for all species, for all time.

What is design? Design is the conscious planning of meaningful acts that influence our relationships to ourselves, each other, those yet unborn, the sacred, and the web of life. By this definition, we are all designers. Designers create. Said another way: We are all born to create. Who we become is a conscious choice we are infinitely capable of designing. Together.

Image of flow from the
Sea Change Design Process

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