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People With Integrity

People With Integrity

A part of integrity, often overlooked, is to be open when we make mistakes and be responsible for our actions. Although I believe the world acts on us and we on it, to be masters and mistresses of our destinies means being and becoming responsible for the who we are always becoming.

Orlando Espinosa

People with integrity value what is honest, true, noble and kind, they also do whatโ€™s right ahead of personal gain!people with integrity-orlando espinosa tweety-bird.jpg

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About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

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  1. The limits we have just place higher ceilings on us. Inversely related.

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  2. Hard to be open about our mistakes when the “Ego” leads our ship.

    He/she tries to position us above or below others.

    Admitting mistakes is difficult from this space.

    Dropping below the “Ego” at times,,let’s us see the big picture, the places we cling to, our blind spots.

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