Backed by Science, Proven through Experience
The Engaged Identity Platform is a foundation for sustainable relationships and solutions. We know that sustainability requires commitment, and that commitment can bring challenges. We see a need to create an understanding of what meeting those challenges and commitments will take. Mistakes will be made, circumstances will change, and unplanned events will occur. Instead of seeing those realities as set backs to an outcome, we believe we can meet these challenges by cultivating a practice that supports commitment over the long haul. Our approach is supported by social, behavioral and neuroscientific research in complexity science, identity theory, systems thinking, and contemplative research. We call it an Engaged Identity approach and believe it creates individuals capable of engaging and adapting in ever changing landscapes.
tcp collaborates with people seeking sustainable relationships, social change, and global impact.
Sustainable relationships and solutions require the participation of institutions, organizations, and individuals, where multiple frameworks, contexts and personalities come together for a common purpose. Based on the idea that beneath our multitude of identities, the differences in culture, language, ritual, and beliefs, and the complexity of the world we live in, we all desire contact that comes from community, respect, dignity, and acknowledgment.
The Engaged Identity approach can be used as a stand alone program or as a partner process for a wide range of interests from community building and conflict transformation to organizational development and employee engagement. Some of our partnerships are short term trainings and workshops, or leading a learning journey for organizational or community leaders. We may facilitate difficult conversations or create courses for a University or Institute. No matter the format, our partners contributions help to create emergent, context sensitive, local expertise based designs and programs.
Identity is more than a collective definition of frameworks, it’s an evolving maturation of the way we view and value life. An Engaged Identity can be best understood as the ability to embrace diversity, difference, change, or conflict without experiencing a threat to our identities. Learning to expand our identity and develop equanimity through the cultivation of listening, patience and respect, we move from identity threat to identity expansion. Allowing for the very complexities involved in conflict to participate in its transformation and creating opportunities for experiences to bring new insights. From mindfulness, compassion, and empathy to increased executive function, innovation, and sustainability, an Engaged Identity cultivates the capacities to develop greater potentials for human engagement.
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