Is it possible to be with people this way? How?
“I wonder more and more if the first thing shouldn't be to know people by name, to eat and drink with them, to listen to their stories and tell your own, and to let them know with words, handshakes, and hugs that you do not simply like them, but truly love them,” Henri Nouwen writes, calling this “the ministry of presence”. What do you think?
Meguido Zola was completely unknown until 19-mumble-mumble. Then he was born. Even then, he continued to be unknown but to a select few. Today though, he is seldom mistaken for anyone else. His name, Meguido, means “storyteller” and he is, among many things, a professional storyteller, performance poet and award-winning writer for children and young adults.
Following a career school-teaching in various parts of the world, he’s been a teacher-educator and professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University for over three decades, completing a three-year tenure as the director of Professional Programs. He holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF).
When Meguido coaches his heart sings and his soul soars!
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