My Fabulous Co-Guides!
“When we’re facing challenges that appear oppressive to our spirit, or thwart our will to achieve, we come to a threshold that, if crossed, can usher us into a new way of seeing ourselves and the world around us. We gain a new stance that we couldn’t think our way into. Leaning into these crossings is to lean into our emerging leadership and humanity.”
Jim is intensely interested in the human experience, he guides individuals and organizations through transitions while stepping more fully into their lives. He’s keen to help entrepreneurs and start-up organizations discover their own authentic expression of leadership and the meaningful contributions that come from it. Jim has extensive cross-cultural experience and has worked in settings around the globe. As a speaker and workshop facilitator, he is engaging on topics of leadership, innovation, design thinking and transformative change.
Joyce has numerous academic degrees, extensive training in a range of areas (counseling, trauma, leadership, group process, nature-based soulwork) and much professional experience. While all this informs and grounds her work with death and dying, the core of her work comes from her lifelong love affair with the natural world, her intuitive connection with nature-based soulwork and a directive from her soul. She is a wanderer, explorer and creator in both the literal and metaphorical worlds. Her passion is leading workshops like this, helping others to dive deeply to explore the full circle of life, in the heart of the wilderness, using all of our gifts—including dreams, emotions and the creative arts. Joyce leads the Boise, ID Death Café movement and teaches classes/gives presentations on conscious dying. And she is a wild and crazy mask maker!
Peter Scanlan has journeyed through a succession of priesthoods from the Roman Catholic variety (3years) to Clinical Psychologist (38 years) to Vision Fast and Soulcraft guide for the Animas Valley Institute (16 years), to guiding nature-based ancestral programs, interspersed with now longer periods of napping, dreaming, writing, and grand parenting (7 years and counting). Over the course of that journey, he spent 29 years in academic settings as a professional student, finally arriving at grandmother’s classroom for the environmentally challenged where he discovered the rich path of unknowing. The aging process has turned his attention to the challenges of discovering what it means to be an elder in this culture.