About Unfolding Leadership

All of us are unfolding. One moment at a time, we gather strength and self-knowledge. There are no mistakes, only better ways to learn.

I am a consultant, coach, and trainer. My mission is to be a portal to a better world through the growth, development and healing of leaders. And who is a leader? Any one of us, anyone who makes a conscious and positive contribution to a better world. Whether you are a corporate executive or an artist, community activist focusing on social justice, or someone interested in just doing a better job as a parent, my hope is that you find insight and support here.

Dan Oestreich
Oestreich Associates
Renton, WA USA

The River Knows Everything

I am only a ferryman
and it is my task to take people across and to all of them
my river has been nothing but a hindrance on their journey.
They have traveled for money and business, to weddings and on pilgrimages;
the river has been in their way and the ferryman was there
to take them quickly across the obstacle. However, amongst the thousands
there have been four or five, to whom the river was not an obstacle.
They heard its voice and listened to it, and the river has become holy
to them, as it has to me. The river has taught me to listen;
you will learn from it too. The river knows everything;
one can learn everything from it.

— Hermann Hesse, Siddartha