We are thrilled to introduce you all to Michelle Wonsley, who joins Conversant full-time to lead a new global practice focused on Inclusive Leadership Design. Michelle brings with her wisdom from her experience in education, consulting, and executive management in non-profit. Her knowledge of organizational behavior, change management, and leadership development helps her fulfill an intention to transform leaders, and institutions, for good.
As Michelle and Robin discuss, in the US we have an especially fraught history of work—its roots, its nature. And now more than ever, with our methods and means of work being upended by a pandemic and sociopolitical division, we are being forced to reconsider it. Collectively we are arriving at a moment in which we must recon with what “work” means to institutions and individuals and whether there has been and can be alignment.
“What is the distinction between our work and our job?” There are the bullet points that make up our job description—the institutional charge we are tasked with and then there are the bigger broader universal questions: What is our work? What is my work as an individual? Do the answers to those questions change over time? Who am I as I am doing my work?
Michelle tells Robin, “There are years that ask questions and years that answer them; and in joining Conversant, I feel like I am arriving at a convergence—a year that answers them.”
We are excited to embark on this discovery process with her at our helm shaping our point of view about Inclusive Leadership Design! You can learn more about Michelle through her bio and her note to the community.