June 28, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Asheville Masonic Temple
part of a series on Wonder
About the speaker
Cheri believes we have the potential to co-create communities and organizations that truly work for everyone, with outcomes that allow us to surpass even our most positive dreams for the future. As Lead Catalyst at Collaborative by Design, she partners with people to catalyze positive change in their workplaces and communities. The two simple practices she introduces give leaders and teams the power to strengthen relationships, expand possibilities, and increase productivity and engagement through everyday conversation. These practices are grounded in neuroscience, positive psychology, and Appreciative Inquiry, one of the most widely used approaches for systems change.
She’s written numerous books and articles. Her most recent book is a Berrett Koehler bestseller, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement. A perpetual learner, she has collected a bunch of degrees along the way: a Ph.D. in Collaborative Learning, an MBA., a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry certification, Level 2 certification in Cultural Transformation Tools, and Level II certification in Spiral Dynamics Integral. She is so grateful to be living in Asheville, NC with her husband, Michael Torres, their dogs, Logan and Annabel, and Ziggy, the cat).
Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft (formerly The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design) is the leading organization in the United States identifying and convening craft makers, curators, and researchers, and matching them with resources, tools, and networks to advance their careers. Over the years, the Center has become a vital community resource, serving thousands of visitors annually. As a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft, the Center administers more than $300,000 in grants to those working in the craft field. www.centerforcraft.org.
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.
BLUE SPIRAL 1 presents work by exceptional artists and object makers in a light-filled, 15,000 square-foot gallery spans three floors connected by an open stairway in the heart of downtown Asheville. This spacious setting allows Blue Spiral 1 to offer considerable diversity, affording accessibility to various tastes and aesthetics.
Echoview is an innovative fiber processing and manufacturing hub that’s a catalyst for connecting community with commerce. We deliver products and services that fuel the American spirit of hard work and self-expression.
Echoview honors America’s pioneering past but always has an eye on the future. We are innovators, believers and dreamers. We’re also doers. We intend to bring pride to the label “Made in America.” America has always celebrated the individual. But at the same time, we know we’re stronger together. Our country is a lot like a patchwork quilt. Each square is important on its own, but each one also enhances the beauty of the entire creation.
Our Mission is to preserve and protect the Masonic and architectural heritage of The Asheville Masonic Temple, encouraging and promoting its continued Masonic use by offering the public an exceptional and unique event venue.
WCQS is pleased to announce expanded service for Western North Carolina with the launch of its all-news sister station, BPR News, beginning March 6. The growth is reflected in a new name, Blue Ridge Public Radio (BPR), which will be home to both stations.
AVLtoday is your resource for the best of what you need to know about Asheville, NC – curated, condensed and delivered to your inbox and social feeds every weekday morning.
Foothills is a meat company specializing in local and pasture-raised meats for retail and wholesale markets. The core of our business is our food-service arm, which consists of Foothills Food Truck, open daily at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Big Top, and our Catering Division, which offers a wide range of menu options for small business meetings to weddings and events of 150 people or more. Foothills also offers custom butchery, fabrication, sausages and primal cuts for wholesale buyers and home-use. Foothills does not currently have a retail store but our products can be had weekly through our CSA Meat Share program.
Serving espresso drinks, coffee, fresh fruit smoothies, bagels, quiche, yogurt parfaits, and homemade baked goods from 7am-11am, Monday – Friday! Your local, independent restaurant, bakery & tea room in Arden.
Colorful Palate: Not everyone loves to cook. Or entertain. Or plan events. But we do. And we do it all for the love of food!
We think our food is pretty amazing. We make it with local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible. And by hand, with love, everyday.
Counter Culture Coffee is dedicated to finding and bringing to market the most exciting and delicious coffees in the world. We approach our work with a passion for the ideal of coffee perfection, a dedication to real sustainability, and a commitment to cutting-edge education throughout the coffee chain.
Modern apothecary offering organic dried medicinal herbs and essential oils, tinctures, books, local products, herbal medicine making supplies, & more.
We design all of our products together and screen print everything in house. We spent 2015 and 2016 taking our 1987 turquoise renovated short bus to outdoor craft shows and sharing our products with people from all over the globe. In 2017 we opened up a brick and mortar store in a gorgeous old photography studio in downtown Asheville, NC and hired a team! So happy to have moved the screen printing set up out of our kitchens we are now looking forward and we are so excited to expand the company, keep creating and making great quality products that bring smiles to people far and wide…
Your sound is important to you: We can help you realize your vision for your project. Whether that project is a Feature Film, a TV Commercial, a Video Game or a Podcast.
We are storytellers. Adventurers. We are filmmakers who believe in the power of story. We use human connections to engage and inspire in order to create meaningful and impactful films.
Gan Shan Station is inspired by the East Asian cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, China, Japan, Singapore, and more. We strive to use locally sourced ingredients to interpret bold, rich, clean flavors and dishes in an approachable, casual neighborhood setting.
Well Played is North Carolina’s first board game café, and we have one goal – to make sure you have fun.
Well Played is a special gathering space for friends and family to come together to connect through play and friendly competition. We have hundreds of board games, a delicious menu of drinks and snacks, and expert Gamemasters on hand to guide you through a one-of-a-kind experience.
Come visit us at 58 Wall St. and see what all the fun is about!
Wonder: It opens the mind, heart and spirit. It creates a crack in the cosmic egg, giving the magic of the present an opportunity to be known more fully and the future that wants to emerge, the possibility of doing so. Spark wonder in your daily conversations with two simple practices. Side effects: Improved well-being and joy.