What’s Possible When We Connect?

Charles Holmes has seen new life born out of connections between people. His unique place in the midst of those connections enables him to see constellations not clearly visible to others. A new partnership Charles has formed with Axiom News is intended to story the magic of this connectedness.

What’s Possible When We Connect?

Charles Holmes partners with Axiom News to explore threads of relationships and spaces created by them

Spend a little time with Charles Holmes and you quickly discover the power of connecting and community. He is a messenger between worlds and the bridges he creates are built on relationship.

As a master convenor he travels the globe responding to invitations to host generative conversations amongst people from all walks of life and fields. If you accompany him as he visits people in various networks the mosaic of diversity is stunning. How he keeps his head straight or his feet on the ground is a marvel. As a connector he often puts people from distant worlds and networks together with incredible results.

He’s seen new life born out of connections between people. His unique place in the midst of those connections enables him to see constellations not clearly visible to the rest of us, his friends and colleagues.

  Charles Holmes

Whether it was the birth of the Academy for Systemic Change, the connectedness of gifts in Salmon Arm, B.C., or community in La Paz, Baja California restoring its local fishing waters, each new possibility was born of connecting, relationship, and gifts.

To story the magic of connectedness Charles is partnering with Axiom News. In the next few months the partnership will connect with Charles’ friends and colleagues to explore the threads of relationships and spaces created by them.

Members of the Axiom News team will be reaching out to people to memorialize how new relationships were begun, how gifts were brought into the light, and how they remain at work in our lives today.

Short stories will appear on the site twice a week.

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Peter Pula

Peter Pula has been exploring the pathways to social evolution since founding the Grassroots Review in his hometown of Peterborough in 1992. Since then he has served on the boards of civil society and arts organizations and served as board president on two of them.

He has been actively involved in federal politics and led a corporate communications firm. Axiom News was incorporated under his leadership in 2009 and went on to establish the practice of Generative Journalism in an international arena.
In 2015, Axiom News founded and funded the Peterborough Dialogues in its hometown. The Peterborough Dialogues hosted over 350 deep community dialogues, established and refined hosting arts, and has had lasting impact in the Peterborough community. For this work in community, Peter was awarded the 2017 Brian L. Desbiens Community Service Award by Fleming College after being nominated by his peers and members of the community.

Peter works in support of deep democracy and passionately but lightly-held spaces for citizen-led community development. He believes that artfully hosted dialogue and generative media making are together a necessary social innovation for cultivating local-living abundance.

Peter is an artful dialogue host, newsroom director, team leader, mentor, trainer, and consultant. He can be a supportive force in the cultivation of initiatives in your community, network, or organization.

He has been invited to host dialogues, summits, workshops, and learning circles in Canada, the United States, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and most recently in France.

If you would like to enjoy an exploratory conversation about engaging Peter in appropriate ways to enliven or enlighten your initiatives, you can reach him directly by writing to peter@axiomnews.com.

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