Practical Tools for Growing Elder, Not Older with Ron Pevny and Katia Petersen
As we approach the later chapters of our lives, we have choices that make a big difference in our experience of life, as well as a big difference in the world around us. Join us as we explore a plethora of practical tools and daily practices to grow “Elder” with unique passion, a strong sense of purpose and continued healthy development.
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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.