“Slow School is all of us, after all – you, me, and everyone else near and far who wants to join us in creating a community where we’re all teachers and we’re all students.”
– Genevieve Sovereign, Slow School Community Manager
Slow School, WAIT! Watch out for that bus.
Phew, that was close. We were starting to get ahead of ourselves there and almost lost track of being present – in the here and now, with you, our community. Let me slow down and explain.
Many of you will have met me already. For those who haven’t, my name is Genevieve Sovereign and I’m Slow School’s Community Manager. I’ve been the monkey behind the typewriter for a lot of Slow School’s communications over the past year – including this newsletter, portions of our website, and assorted eyeball stampings on social media. I suspect I may also be referred to as some sort of editing fascist by our wonderful team of facilitators, who’ve enjoyed the dubious pleasure of my tendency to “polish” any grouping of alphanumeric characters my gaze encounters. Occupational hazard.
Now back to that bus. We got a bit disoriented, you see, dazed by the hustle and bustle of modern business life. We began crossing roads we weren’t ready to yet, and somewhere along the way we lost sight of our tour group. Our enthusiasm to see everything, to do everything, and to talk to everyone led us further than we meant to travel – from you, our community.
That’s why we’re taking stock, slowing down and consciously bringing our focus back into making Slow School a PEOPLE POWERED initiative as we plan for the coming year. Slow School is all of us, after all – you, me, and everyone else near and far who wants to join us in creating a community where we’re all teachers and we’re all students. A community of friends who build purpose-driven and prosperous businesses that make the world a better place.
We can and will do it – and it’ll be best done together. Let’s go, journeyers!
Community Manager – The Slow School of Business