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Susy Escalante: Scholarships set the ball rolling on change

Editor’s note: Susy Escalante, a family advocate for the Maslow Project, a Medford-based nonprofit that helps homeless youth, received a scholarship from the Riley Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation to attend the Personal Effectiveness Seminar and a scholarship from the Wings scholarship fund to attend

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Alene Davis: learning to lead from the inside at Authentic Leader

Editor’s note: Alene Davis is an architect and photographer, and a manager senior for Multnomah County Facilities & Property Management Division. We asked her to answer a few questions about her experience in the Authentic Leader seminar. You attended Authentic Leader in 2015. How would you describe

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Namaste is like a sweet convening of journeyers

Editor’s note: We asked Namaste graduate and two-time Namaste assist team member Jayme Armstrong about her experiences at the seminar, which is next scheduled in August 2018. Why did you sign up for Namaste? I was raised by avid atheists, so I had only negative experiences and

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Charla Wistos: committed to building the life I want

Editor’s note: Charla Wistos served as a Wings intern over the past year after taking multiple Wings seminars. She is a retired high school teacher, licensed marriage and family therapist, and mother.   In January 2014, I met an amazing woman online. I “liked” her photo in Ashland’s

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True Colors was the first step to so much understanding

Editor’s note:  Lauren Babcock, now 22, is a graduate of our True Colors seminar for teens and has continued on to do other seminars as well. We asked her to talk about how she started on this path. When did you first attend True Colors, and what

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Jill Rowe: a journey through the Wings facilitation program

Editor’s note: Jill Rowe is a former Wings intern and current participant in the Facilitator-in-Training (FIT) program  that can lead to facilitating Wings seminars. We asked her to answer a few questions about FIT and The Structure of Presence Facilitator Training Seminar, which is a prerequisite to

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Brenda Johnson: How Authentic Leader changed me as a leader

Editor’s note: Brenda Johnson is CEO of La Clinica, Wings’ parent organization. She completed Authentic Leader in 2010 and plans to take the seminar again in this summer. I remember when I approached leadership and my role as a CEO as exactly that—a role.  I wore it

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Structure of Presence: a gift from three teachers

Editor’s note: Facilitators Sherrie Frank, Kris King, and Sue Muck will offer Wings’ second year of The Structure of Presence Facilitator Training Seminar May 2-6 in Eugene. We asked them to share some thoughts about the seminar here. What will people who take this seminar receive?  Sherrie:

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Who made that Wings artwork? It’s Meg

Editor’s note: Meg Mitchell is the artist behind the lively, colorful artwork that often lines the walls at Wings seminars. We talked with her about inspiration, Star Wars snow lizards, and her journey in life. What is your inspiration for designing art for Wings Seminars? I’m inspired to

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Gilda Montenegro-Fix: a valuable experience in the seminar room

Editor’s note: Wings in the World is a monthly blog, and this month’s is by Gilda Montenegro-Fix. Gilda’s first experience with Wings came when she was offered a scholarship to attend our inaugural Women with Wings Leadership Seminar in October. We asked her to write a blog about

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