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Wings in the World

Women with Wings: an opportunity to ‘get real’ with other female leaders

Editor’s Note: Nancy Swift is founding director of the Jefferson Economic Development Institute, JEDI, a community economic development nonprofit serving northern California. JEDI hosts a Women’s Business Center that provides business training, financial literacy training and leadership development to women seeking greater prosperity. We asked her to

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Dave Larson: living Wings and bringing it to southern California

Editor’s note: David Larson is a physician who also facilitates our introductory seminar, WellBeing (formerly PES). We asked him to share his self-development journey and more about his plans in January to host the first Wings WellBeing seminar in the San Diego area. Tell us about your

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Chuck King: Creating a life of profound grace and gratitude

Editor’s note: Chuck King was part of the first Grace and Gratitude assist team in 2017. He found Wings in 2004 when a friend recommended it to him when he was going through a rough time. He said it changed his life, and he keeps going to seminars and

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Virginia Wolf: Wings scholarship supports transformation

Editor’s note: Virginia Wolf, who works at the Medical Eye Center in Medford, attended both the Personal Effectiveness Seminar and CrossOver thanks to encouragement from her friends and co-workers and with support from the Wings scholarship fund. Virginia generously agreed to share some ways she benefited from

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Jill Rowe’s leadership journey with Wings

Editor’s note: Jill Rowe from Bluefish Dental has attended almost every Wings Seminar, starting in 1988. Here she shares her thoughts about her leadership experience doing seminars with Wings, what she’s learned about herself, and how it’s made her a more impactful leader. What had you do leadership

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Couple finds self-compassion and acceptance through Integrate

Editor’s note: Patty and Keith Casebolt attended the Integrate seminar in 2017 and share their thoughts about what they experienced in the program and also what it’s like to do a seminar together as a couple. What had you sign up for Integrate? K. Because I loved CrossOver so much

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Steve Johnson: learning the true meaning of service

Editor’s note: Steve Johnson was a Wings intern in 2011 and again in 2013. He is now the volunteer intern coordinator. My journey with Wings has been nothing short of an adventure in self-discovery on a path to creating the life of my dreams. It began in

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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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Pat Zimmer: self-awareness, service, and the woebegone dog

Pat Zimmer: self-awareness, service, and the woebegone dog

Pat Zimmer served as a Wings intern in 2017-2018. Retired since 2016, Pat was a communications specialist for Bonneville Power Administration. She has two grown daughters and lives in Portland with her husband of 30 years, where she sings, writes, reads, runs, and volunteers at organizations close

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Mel Knapp: work results in major changes

Editor’s note: Mel Knapp is a Wings leadership intern, appreciator of all things outdoors, and environmental collaboration and conflict resolution project manager and trainer. Over the years, I have participated in PES, CrossOver, and LifeWorks, served as an assist team member for both PES and CrossOver seminars,

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