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Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion

  • January 27, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Riverbend Church


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 Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion

This presentation is about what inspires passion and what defeats it, how we lose it and how we get it back---both for ourselves and those we counsel and coach. It’s not just about finding a passion, but living passionately. Not just passion as a place we get to, but a place we come from, whether in the arenas of creativity and self-expression, service and spirituality, adventure and discovery, or relationship. 

 Some of the principles we’ll explore:

 * Passion can be cultivated. Turned on as well as turned off. And this happens most readily at the level of the gesture and the moment, not the five-year plan.

 * Passion is in the risk. In the willingness to step from the sidelines onto the playing field.

 * Passion breeds passion and disinterest breeds disinterest. If we lack passion in our own lives, our other relationships will be denied that energy---our partnerships, friendships, communities, classrooms, corporations and congregations. 

  * Passion isn't just exuberance, it's endurance. It's sometimes shoulder-to-the-wheel stamina and patience on the order of years. 

  * Passion is intimately related to health. To the degree passion is vitality, honoring our passions enhances our vitality.

About our speaker Gregg Levoy:

Gregg Levoy is a lecturer and seminar-leader in the business, educational, governmental, faith-based and human-potential arenas.  He is the author of Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life (Random House)----rated among the "Top 20 Career Publications" by the Workforce Information Group and a text in various graduate programs in Management and Organizational Leadership---and the forthcoming Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (Penguin).

A former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, former columnist and reporter for USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer, Gregg has written about the subject of callings for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Omni, Psychology Today, Reader’s Digest, and many others, as well as for corporate, promotional and television projects. 



Riverbend Church

4214 Capital of Texas Hwy N., Room 5B

Austin, TX 78746

(512) 327-3540

Meeting Agenda:

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Event Check-In & Social Time
6:30 - 6:40 PM - Chapter Business
6:40 - 8:30 PM - Guest Author Presentation followed by book signing

Plenty of free parking!


Whether a coach or not, everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. The following fees cover activities and meeting costs:

  • ICF Austin Chapter members – Free
  • Non-local, but ICF Global Chapter members -- $10
  • Non-members and Guests -- $15

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