Sarah MacDougall, Ed.D. is a dedicated educator who investigated the capacity of PeerSpirit circle methodology to transform individual lives and collective group process. Her dissertation establishes a theoretical foundation for the efficacy of PeerSpirit circle process as a means of fostering organizational change.
Contributor to The Change Handbook - Available as article-length Fast Fundamentals whitepaper (PDF download): PeerSpirit Circling: Creating Change in the Spirit of Cooperation
Christina Baldwin is an author, teacher, consultant and co-originator of PeerSpirit Circle Process with more than thirty years' experience as a seminar presenter. She has written eight books and contributed three classics to the international renaissance in personal writing and story. Life's Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice, was revised and reissued in 2007 after 100,000 original sales and Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives Through the Power and Practice of Story, is a seminal work on the necessity of story to communicate in all areas of professional and personal life. As a primary thought leader in understanding personal story, she began, with Ann Linnea to study personal growth and group dynamics, and wrote Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture to explain how collaborative conversation could release needed wisdom and lead to well-informed action and activism. Since 2000, she has also written The Seven Whispers: Spiritual Practice for Times like These and recorded an entire curriculum, ""Lifelines, How Personal Writing Can Save Your Life."" She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with honors at Macalester College, and a Master of Science degree in educational psychology at Columbia Pacific University. She currently lives on Whidbey Island, near Seattle, from which she travels extensively to lecture, teach, and call people and organizations into conversations of heart, meaning, and activism.