Author Archives: Dan Oestreich

I am a leadership consultant, coach, and trainer. My mission is to be a portal to a better world through the healing, growth, and development of leaders. I believe the biggest challenges we face are self-knowledge and communicating to others with truth and care. My Oestreich Associates website is here.

The Point of Feedback is Understanding

It seems obvious doesn’t it — the reason we take the time to have tough conversations with one another is to create better understanding. With that new understanding in place the other person can then choose to grow into better ways of moving in the world. He or she may choose, for example, to become […]

Three Spirits

I used to muse with my friend Tom Furness, founder of the Human Interface Technology Lab, about an imaginary Virtual Reality app. The idea would be to put on a VR helmet to participate a journey of spiritual awakening. My thoughts never went very far with this idea, except to hold some vague imagery: immersion […]

Meditation in Pátzcuaro

In late October my wife Carmen and I spent a week in the central Mexican town of Pátzcuaro, well-known as a site for Day of the Dead celebrations. We were blessed to stay with a Mexican family only a block from the central plaza in a house built over two hundred years old. By day […]

The Darkness Is Not Yet Complete

I am disappointed in our country. Focused on winning, it is in fact filled with the defeat of our democracy. I admit, because it often just seems so hopeless attempting to cross the divide, I find myself resisting political arguments and exchanges. George Lakoff’s description of the conservative moral hierarchy is enough of an explanation […]