52 Transforming Communities
January 6, 2023

Liz and Stu in Ivybridge in 2020

Three years ago I had a nudge to go into my local community (Ivybridge )to share the Inside Out Understanding. I had no plan, no contacts and no idea what to do. I just felt a strong intuitive sense to find a way. It was going to be a 6 month experiment, but the experiment continues to this day.

The photo above is of me and Stu in January 2020 at the beginning of the experiment.

Quite a lot has happened since 2020. For example, we’ve started a Social Enterprise, created Wellbeing Listener courses, received Lottery Funding, collaborated with a variety of community groups and businesses, trained up dozens of Wellbeing Listeners and helped to create a group supporting the lonely and isolated … and I’ve written a book (To Listen is To Love)

I don’t use social media and I have never sat down and created a plan. It feels as if I’ve been muddling my way along, listening into intuition, often feeling scared because I don’t know what I’m doing – but knowing to take the next step and the next step.

I know (in my bones) that real change in communities comes from people having an understanding that they are much more than they think they are. When people are scared they feel isolated, they build walls and they retreat or attack. When people feel connected, they ooze compassion and love and they reach out to support. I see my role is in helping people realise we are not separate beings but that we are connected to the energy of life itself …. we are all connected.

In the interview my dear friend Otto Collins interviews me about this 3 year journey and what I’ve learned along the way.

 

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  1. Natalie

    What a beautiful conversation – thank you for sharing from the heart.

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Liz Scott & Stu Newberry are trainers, coaches and speakers. They work with individuals and groups across the UK. They also help develop coaching cultures (founded on wellbeing) within schools and organisations.

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