• Deep Dive Meet & Greet - Beyond Small Talk

    Needs a location

    It’s been a while, let’s get together! There is magic that happens when we choose to connect and share what matters to us. Let’s go beyond “small talk” and get to know each other. This event will be lightly facilitated. We will be providing conversation starters with options for how much you want to share on a variety of topics. Enjoy a beverage (there is a cash bar) and we will be providing light snacks. ****This is a multi-meetup group event. I’ve found that when I bring the groups together, unexpected creativity and cross-pollination happen! There will be an eclectic mix of people with different interests, however, all of the groups are based on the same principles of connection, expression, purpose, and growth*. Francesca and I will both be there, we would love to meet you…we hope you can make it! LOCATION: We will be meeting on the Rooftop. Here is a link to the website of The Delancey. http://www.thedelancey.com TIME: 7pm - 9pm COST: This is a free event. (*If you would like to know more about the philosophy behind Trish's meetup groups, here is a link to download a free review copy of her book. https://io640-fb49c1.pages.infusionsoft.net)

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  • Now What? Crucial Skills for a Chaotic World

    Simple Studios

    *This is a special multi-meetup event. Has the world gone crazy? That is certainly how it feels. Whether you voted for Hillary, Trump or Bernie, we have all experienced more than one “WTF” moment during the 2016 U.S. election and the days that have followed. Climate change, terrorism, mass shootings, Fukashima, racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, refugees, immigration, population growth, world hunger…I could go on…. ...it’s daunting. In fact, it could be argued that we are at a critical point in the very continuation of our species. Despite our best efforts as good people who want a better world… what we have been doing isn’t working. Are you willing to let go of your version of a better world in order to actually create one? We need completely new perspectives, new approaches, and more than anything a new set of skills appropriate for the challenges that face us. We need a “humanware” upgrade. _________________________________________ Join us for an evening of deep dialogue and skill building using a new framework that gives us a map and effective tools for building a world that is even better than we imagine. _________________________________________ In this evening we will explore two big dynamics that are currently at play in our society: Power & Polarity We have become a very polarized culture, as clearly seen in our current elections. We have extreme worldviews fighting each other, while trying to dominate changes in policy, culture and the future. It’s an epic power struggle that just keeps generating more and more polarity. We are collectively in a “Chinese finger puzzle” where the more we struggle against it, the tighter it gets. There is a way out! Using a simple framework that clarifies how and why we are in this “mess” – and how to use it to move forward – we can learn a new way together. We can fearlessly create a vibrant future for everyone. In this class you will: • ∙ Gain new “aha!” perspectives on current events • ∙ Learn how to amplify your power and effectiveness in implementing change • ∙ Create paradigm-shifting solutions We will explore: • ∙ 3 levels of Power and how they are currently playing out in the world • ∙ How to consciously shift your own “power stance” in order to be more effective • ∙ The 5 stages of Polarity, and how to identify where you are • ∙ How shifting your relationship with Power and Polarity opens up unseen potentials, insights and creative solutions Date: December 7, 2016 Time: 7pm - 9pm Place: Simple Studios, 134 W 29th Street, NYC Cost: $20 Reserve Your Seat Here (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=XCJ5NSDF7DEW4) *This class is being offered to all of the meetups associated with the Ollin Institute. For a complete list click here. (http://www.ollininstitute.com/meetups) About Trish Blain For over 25 years Trish has been asking the question “How can we create a vision of a better world that we can all work towards together?” That question has lead her on a multi-faceted journey of social entrepreneurship, personal awakening, and consciousness studies culminating in the development of a simple yet powerful approach called the Four Forces Framework. She is the founder of The Ollin Institute (http://www.ollininstitute.com/), offering training, events and community for visionaries that want to experiment, learn and create together.

  • Deep Dive Social - No Small Talk Allowed

    Simple Studios

    We have a lot of RSVP's. The event is first come first, serve....so come early, or if you would like to secure your space you can prepay using the links below. Thanks! Deep Dive Social – No Small Talk Allowed Does small talk bore you? Would you like to dive in and connect in meaningful ways? Would you like to meet other passionate individuals that want to live “all-in? (http://www.ollininstitute.com/we-are-ollin)” Join us for an evening of experimenting with meaningful, intriguing and perhaps even surprising ways to connect with each other. This is a facilitated event with time for casual socializing afterwards. Sliding Scale:$10-$20 This event is being offered in multiple meetup groups. The event is first come first, serve....if you would like to secure your space you can prepay using the links below: I would like to pay $10 (click here) (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BSS8UZPS4X6BJ) I would like to pay $15 (click here) (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=T2LMVE3CPS8CC) I would like to pay $20 (click here) (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PEBG9SBSMWAJE) Would you like to learn more about what it means to live "All-in" and the Ollin Institute? Click here. (http://www.ollininstitute.com/we-are-ollin) To see a list of all the meetup groups invited....Click here. (http://www.ollininstitute.com/meetups)

  • SPECIAL EVENT: An "All-in" Life

    NYC Conference Center

    This special event is a multi-meetup opportunity to gather to explore larger trends that are currently affecting all aspects of our lives. This is the third of a three evening series and you are welcome to come to just this event. I would love to have you join us! Do you want to live… • Broken wide open, conscious and connected to everything? • On fire, with passion and from your uniqueness? • With purpose, offering your gifts and contributing to the greater good? • Constantly learning and evolving while manifesting and creating? All at the same time? Many of us have done a lot of personal work and wrestled a lot of our demons. We are living good lives and try to be help where we can…. and yet… We know there is still more… We want it all. We want to live “all-in” at our personal edge and stretch ourselves into new levels of evolution. We want to claim our consciousness and embrace our multidimensional nature. We are being called to be a new kind of participant… So, What's NEXT? What upgrades in our "humanware" do we need to keep pace with our changing world? How can you create an "All-in" life and embrace your new role as a conscious agent of your own evolution? In the seminar portion of the evening, you will learn: • How to accelerate your learning and growth • The four advanced skills of an “all-in” life • Ways to identify strategies that no longer serve you and how to shift them • How to shift fear into desire • A simple framework that integrates the various aspects of your life • How to cultivate deeper desire that moves you with momentum • How to “wake up” four different ways In the collaborative part of the evening… • Connect & Share Your Experiences, Vision and Deep Desire around Your Personal Evolution • Explore together what the next state of human development looks like, what that means and how we can consciously embrace it • Brainstorm new ways we can support ourselves and each other living an “all-in” life • Create Tangible Next Steps for Yourself & Our Emerging Community -------------------------------------------------------------------- You can purchase a ticket at the door or HERE. (http://www.ollininstitute.com/whats-next-registration-nyc/) Cost: $20 per evening or $50 for all three evenings General Schedule: 6:30pm – 7:00pm Connecting 7:00pm – 9:30pm Interactive Seminar & Small Groups 9:30pm – 10:00pm Socializing This will be the public debut of The Four Forces and the Ollin Institute. For more information: http://www.ollininstitute.com/ Each evening will also have a brief 10 min. orientation to the Ollin Institute with information about how you can get involved, and use our network to promote your passion. See all the meetup groups invited. (http://www.ollininstitute.com/meetups) New York Series Event Dates: May 25th– An "All-in" Future (http://www.meetup.com/Collide-nyc/events/231069088/) June 1st – "All-in" Collaboration (http://www.meetup.com/Collide-nyc/events/231288741/) June 8th – An "All-in" Life (http://www.meetup.com/Collide-nyc/events/231358254/) -------------------------------------------------------------------- About Trish Trish Blain has been a renaissance explorer, consciousness adventurer and social entrepreneur for over 25 years. She is passionate about creating a world that is connected, creative, purposeful and consciously evolving. She has often been at the cutting edge of culture such as having an environmental store when compact light bulbs were $38 each, and a holistic health expo before yoga was popular. Her latest social mission business is The Ollin Institute (http://www.ollininstitute.com), which supports living “all-in” and our collective and individual evolution. The institute has at his foundation an approach that she has developed over 20 years called The Four Forces Framework. She is has a network of meetup groups and has lead over 200 events exploring the various pathways to creating an "all-in" life. You can see her groups here. (http://www.ollininstitute.com/meetups) Testimonials about Trish’s work: “Trish is a talented facilitator and is so much more than a meetup leader. You usually find this format in professional workshops and seminars with a huge price tag. ” “Trish has a genius for bringing out the genius in others.” “Working with Trish ignited my deep desire for self-expression and physical, energetic and heart connection with myself and others. Trish is a loving and supportive facilitator and created a safe, open and enjoyable environment for self-exploration.” “Trish is often ahead of her time…It took me about a year to see that she was right on target. Working with her has helped me to see the world in a new way that has brought me unexpected business.” “Through working with Trish, I have a whole new perspective on what my future looks like. I went from worried about the future, to excited about all the opportunities.” “Compared to the many who I’ve met -- I think that Trish is an outstanding individual. She is creative, innovative, and charismatic. She is a great asset to any organization that she works with.” “Trish has assisted me as a marketing consultant. She is an artful questioner and listener. Using these skills, she has helped me see myself in a new light. I feel clearer about my strengths and more confident in my abilities. As a result of our work together, I have a better appreciation of my areas of expertise and have developed new topics for presentations. Trish is also savvy about the Internet and is currently helping me develop my online presence."

  • SPECIAL EVENT: What's Next? "All-in" Collaboration

    NYC Conference Center

    Part 2 of a 3 Part Series - This special event series is a multi-meetup opportunity to explore "What's Next?" in our individual and collective futures. I would love to have you join us! Would you like to create relationships, community and organizations that: • Cultivate deep connection, awareness and support? • Encourage you to be your unique self…and welcome ALL facets of you? • Create true synergy and effective collaboration – real results? • Grow and evolve… and encourage you to as well? All at the same time? Many of us have been taught that life is like an orchestra… There is a hierarchy and there are fixed roles. If you’re smart, powerful or conniving enough, you can be the conductor and get your song played…otherwise you are expected to go along. What if life were more like a Jazz Improv Ensemble? Each player has their unique instrument (Expression), and everyone comes together with the intention of playing amazing music (Purpose). But rather than a fixed song, the joy comes from what emerges (Growth) as they lean into one another, supporting ‘what the music wants’ and each other’s solos. (Connection) What is created is beyond any song we can imagine alone. That’s the real magic. Our lives are changing rapidly and there is a new wave of consciousness that is calling for new ways to work together on all levels….we are being asked to be a different kind of participant. So, What’s NEXT? How can we create true synergy in our relationships, community and organizations? What does partnership and collaboration look like in this next phase of our evolution? How can we better help and support one another and enjoy the process? In the seminar portion of the evening, you will learn: • How to translate many voices into one powerful intention • How to turn conflict and power struggles into juice and momentum • A powerful alternative to win/win, consensus and compromise • Three valuable skills necessary for “jazz improv” • How you can identify and work with “what wants to happen” • What’s really happening with 4 common collaboration styles and how to shift them: The Talker / Over Sharer, The Dominator, The “How” Person, The Rule Maker / Follower In the collaborative part of the evening… • Connect & Share Your Experiences, Vision and Deep Desire around Relationships, Community and Collaboration • Create Real World “Creative Collaborations” with each other • Brainstorm new ways we can use technology, social media, personal networks and social capital to help each other • Create Tangible Next Steps for Yourself & Our Emerging Community There will be an interactive presentation followed by an opportunity to work in small groups. Think about: 1) What would you like help creating in the world? 2) What gifts, expertise, passions can you offer to others to help them with their dreams? ------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the first in a three part series. You are welcome to come for one or any combination. Cost: $20 per evening, $50 for 3 night series. You can purchase a ticket at the door or HERE. (http://www.staging5.ollininstitute.com/whats-next-registration-nyc/) General Schedule: 6:30pm – 7:00pm Connecting 7:00pm – 9:30pm Interactive Seminar & Small Groups 9:30pm – 10:00pm Socializing This will be the public debut of The Four Forces and the Ollin Institute. For more information: http://www.ollininstitute.com/ Each evening will also have a brief 10 min. orientation to the Ollin Institute with information about how you can get involved, and use our network to promote your passion. New York Series Event Dates: May 25th– An "All-in" Future (http://www.meetup.com/Collide-nyc/events/231069088/) June 1st – "All-in" Collaboration (http://www.meetup.com/Collide-nyc/events/231288741/) June 8th – An "All-in" Life (http://www.meetup.com/Collide-nyc/events/231358254/) -------------------------------------------------------------------- About Trish Trish Blain has been a renaissance explorer, consciousness adventurer and social entrepreneur for over 25 years. She is passionate about creating a world that is connected, creative, purposeful and consciously evolving. She has often been at the cutting edge of culture such as having an environmental store when compact light bulbs were $38 each, and a holistic health expo before yoga was popular. Her latest social mission business is The Ollin Institute (http://www.ollininstitute.com), which supports living “all-in” and our collective and individual evolution. The institute has at his foundation an approach that she has developed over 20 years called The Four Forces Framework. She is has a network of meetup groups and has lead over 200 events exploring the various pathways to creating an "all-in" life. You can see her groups here. (http://www.ollininstitute.com/meetups) Testimonials about Trish’s work: “Trish is a talented facilitator and is so much more than a meetup leader. You usually find this format in professional workshops and seminars with a huge price tag. ” “Trish has a genius for bringing out the genius in others.” “Working with Trish ignited my deep desire for self-expression and physical, energetic and heart connection with myself and others. Trish is a loving and supportive facilitator and created a safe, open and enjoyable environment for self-exploration.” “Trish is often ahead of her time…It took me about a year to see that she was right on target. Working with her has helped me to see the world in a new way that has brought me unexpected business.” “Through working with Trish, I have a whole new perspective on what my future looks like. I went from worried about the future, to excited about all the opportunities.” “Compared to the many who I’ve met -- I think that Trish is an outstanding individual. She is creative, innovative, and charismatic. She is a great asset to any organization that she works with.” “Trish has assisted me as a marketing consultant. She is an artful questioner and listener. Using these skills, she has helped me see myself in a new light. I feel clearer about my strengths and more confident in my abilities. As a result of our work together, I have a better appreciation of my areas of expertise and have developed new topics for presentations. Trish is also savvy about the Internet and is currently helping me develop my online presence."

  • SPECIAL EVENT: What's Next? An "All-in" Future

    NYC Conference Center

    This special event is a multi-meetup opportunity to gather to explore larger trends that are currently affecting all aspects of our lives. I would love to have you join us! What's Next? An "All-in" Future Would you like to be part of creating a world that… …Is Deeply Connected …Celebrates Uniqueness & Choice …Cultivates Collaboration & The Greater Good …Creates Conscious Innovation & Evolution All at the same time? Even with all the crazy in the world, we are waking up. Growing waves of us are realizing that so much more is possible. But it is just the beginning… So, What's NEXT? If you ask 100 people…”What does a better world look like?”…your going to get 100 different answers…. How can we create a vision of the future in which we can all agree and work towards together? How can we come up with real world solutions that unify us? In the seminar portion of the evening, you will learn: • The four desires that motivate everything • A powerful lens/framework that helps identify solutions to current challenges • The shift that gives you exponential impact • How to identify and work with different worldviews • Ways to lead and encourage others that are “waking up” • How to re-frame your version of “a perfect world” so that people want to be “all-in” with you • Ways this shift in consciousness is different & what this next stage means In the collaborative part of the evening, join other visionaries of all kinds to… • Connect & Share Your Expertise and Deep Desires for the World • Vision a World Where Everyone is “All-in” • Collaborate to Solve Real World Issues • Create Tangible Next Steps for Yourself & Our Emerging Community This is the first in a three part series. You are welcome to come for one or any combination. Cost: $20 per evening General Schedule: 6:30pm – 7:00pm Connecting 7:00pm – 9:30pm Interactive Seminar & Small Groups 9:30pm – 10:00pm Socializing You can pay at door or purchase a ticket online: http://www.ollininstitute.com/whats-next-registration-nyc/ Each evening will also have a brief orientation to the Ollin Institute with information about how you can get involved in our evolutionary community, and use our network to promote your passion. For more information: http://www.ollininstitute.com/ (http://www.ollininstitute.com/) A full list of the meetups invited is here. (http://www.ollininstitute.com/meetups) New York Series Event Dates: May 25th– An "All-in" Future (http://www.meetup.com/Collide-nyc/events/231069088/) June 1st – "All-in" Collaboration (http://www.meetup.com/Collide-nyc/events/231288741/) June 8th – An "All-in" Life (http://www.meetup.com/Collide-nyc/events/231358254/)

  • Creative Collisions

    590 Madison Atrium

    So excited to meet you and dive into the possibilities! Thinking for the first meeting let's have an open forum where we can share our interests, projects and brainstorm some ideas for future meetups. I'm confident that this group will come up with all sorts of rich ideas! :)

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