#Conscious Eldering as the Pinnacle of Life with Katia Petersen and Ron Pevny
Life calls us to continually grow beyond who we have been into the person we have the potential to be. And this invitation doesn’t cease when we hit 70, 80 or even 90 years old. It’s time to shift into a conscious aging model and embrace the pinnacle of life. Help shift negative beliefs and cultural stereotypes about the useless elderly to a worldview that honors and cherishes the elder.
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Katia Petersen PhD is currently the President of Petersen Argo Inc. a Transformational Education company, and brings decades of experience as a psychotherapist, educator, author, and Emmy award recipient for outstanding educational programming. She is known for her remarkable ability to touch and open the hearts of individuals in dynamic and healing ways, and is in demand as a motivational speaker, master trainer and coach.
As Executive Director of Education at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, she led her team in the translation, design, and delivery of evidence-based methodologies that build leadership and self-efficacy skills. Her experiential work, including the Worldview Explorations and Conscious Aging programs, are designed to shift one’s perspective on life, creating new possibilities for how we interact with one another and the world around us, while re-igniting our sense of purpose and meaning.
Dr. Petersen’s work focuses on systems change, collaborative processing, power of story, and transformation. An experienced dialogue practitioner, she draws upon a wide range of emergent processes that support effective group work including: World Cafe, Theory U, Appreciative Inquiry and Social Emotional Wellness.
Katia’s passion resides in creating safe and effective spaces for individuals and groups to recognize and increase their capacity to create change.
Ron Pevny, M.A., has for forty years been dedicated to assisting people in negotiating life transitions as they create lives of purpose and passion. He is Founding Director of the Center for Conscious Eldering, based in Durango, Colorado, which presents Conscious Eldering workshops and weeklong retreats at retreat centers across North America. He is author of Conscious Living, Conscious Aging: embrace and savor your next chapter, published in 2014 by Beyond Words/Atria Books. Ron is also a Certified Sage-ing® Leader, and has served as the host/interviewer for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Transforming Aging Summits presented by The Shift Network.