Leadership Snohomish Country, Washington

July 12, 2021

NewStories has reminded me of what is possible.

As I believe in ways to reinvent community, convene individuals for conversations that can change how we see and live in the world and look to change personal, organizational and regional narratives – the work seems daunting. It is easy to wonder if the conversations will have impact and foster change in our world. The challenges are big. The solutions incremental. The impact limitless. When I meet with Bob, Jenn or any staff at NewStories, I am reminded that we can make a difference. That our conversations matter and that together, this work spreads like a ripple across the water when a rock penetrates the surface. I see that I am not alone in this work and feel the potential of what we can accomplish together. 

The grounded sense of possible, the willingness to think out of the box and the foundation of compassion draw me to work with NewStories and to respect the work that NewStories produces. I see the difference they make by seeing, listening to, and honoring the individual in all of us and each community they work with. We need this thinking to create the future we want to live in. I need NewStories to remind me that this is all possible – especially when we work together. Especially now.