Imagining in Action

Open House Discussion Events

Join us for some BIG talk ...

We are in the process of scheduling our next topics, so check back soon.  In the meantime, enjoy the following write-ups of past discussions ... 

April 19, 2023

These complicated feelings about enoughness can keep us focused on more. More can seem like the only way to get ahead, to achieve anything. More money, more qualifications, more content. And in a world that glorifies more, we can feel justified in focusing on more as the way to make progress.

March 3, 2023

The following is a article by contributing writer Safiya Robinson. She wrote this after being deeply impacted by a question Imagining in Action Co-Founder Suzanne Frindt asked during an Open House Discussion event  “Would you be willing to work for something you will likely never see the outcome of?”  Enjoy Safiya’s rumination’s, you will likely

January 12, 2023

Meet two “bougie” chicks out to change the world!Anne and Suzanne met at the end of 2019.  Anne was looking for someone to work with, to help create a leadership development program for a group she was working with in Haiti. From that first meeting, they sensed a synergy in their commitment to develop programming

November 15, 2022

Better questions often highlight the complexity and nuance that hold problems in place despite the billions of dollars and countless hours spent on fixing them. So often the “solutions” actually reinforce the structures and systems and maintain the status quo.

November 2, 2022

But what do we do when those BIG ideas feel like one more thing on a to-do list in a life that already feels overwhelming? In our conversation with Guest Facilitator Andrej, we explored overwhelm, and learned tools and approaches to time management that can inspire and motivate us to change our relationship with that to-do list.

October 18, 2022

As a writer, I often think about the muse. There are many ways to think about the muse – about this person or personified force that provides creative inspiration. There are many theories out there about the muse and how creative inspiration works – that it comes to us and shows us the way to our next story, painting or poem. This can be fickle, and we must be on high alert so that we can tap in when she comes to visit us.

July 8, 2022

Some of our current models for time as humans go back to Babylonian Sumerians and how they classified time a few thousand years ago. However, our relationship to time has also changed over the years, and continues to change.

The astrophysicists and physicists who have studied time have contributed to a change in how we view time and that change has also come from the phenomenologists – German philosophers who have investigated time and put some of our assumptions about time aside.

June 3, 2022

At the heart of the Imagining in Action work is the “WeFactor” and true collaboration. This conversation dives deep into this subject of collaboration.

May 27, 2022

This talk was with global humanitarian and master coach Alan Cahn. It was about, as visionary leaders, how do we remain joyful and experience thriving (not merely surviving) given that the times we are living in seem like one disaster after another. We affectionately called this Thriving Amidst all the B.S.!

In the midst of these unprecedented times and daunting circumstances, we are witnessing extraordinary examples of courage, resilience and … citizen leadership!

Emergencies and crises teach us about ourselves. They can be a gift that shows us who we truly are and who we can be. They call forth an urgency that moves us beyond idle speculation, worry and fear. They call us into action in a way we may never have imagined.

We will dive into what it's going to take to bring NEW ideas into NEW realities. We want to make this world a better place for all of us, starting now!  

The LIVE Zoom Event discussions are facilitated by ...

Anne & Suzanne

(aka the two bougie chicks out to change the world)



(their philosophical janitor)! 

iLumn8 Summit Facilitator

|  Anne Peterson

|  Suzanne Frindt

|  Mark Goodman

You will learn a bit about the upcoming iLumn8 Summit and all the WHATS and WHYS behind its inception.
A Summit about how we CAN solve the BIG problems of our time

All good ideas are welcome!

Some Food for Thought ...

The Pandemic is a Portal

We are living in a time where
return to normal’ is an insufficient strategy to tackle the issues of our day. It has become clear that a fresh new look is required. 

We believe
author Arundhati Roy speaks to the opportunity
of this unique time
very well in this short video.