Developing HOW


At HOW we have intentionally remained an “officially unorganized” organization.  We have done this because we believe that HOW as an organization, should reflect the wisdom and practices of the communities it serves.  Therefore, we believe that it is not ours alone to develop, but all of ours as a community to develop together. We seek to find a visionary way for this organization to grow and develop and we recognize that we do not have the capacity to do this with our minds alone.  

If you are interested in becoming a part of this process or you want to share your ideas to further develop HOW, Click Here.  We look forward to your hearing your insights.


We envision the world, healthy, whole, and thriving.


Connecting, nourishing, and illuminating visioneers (Pioneers with a vision)

Who We Are

It all started as a stirring...a deep yearning for a more compassionate world. Each of us was working in our own separate spheres of influence to create change. Although the work we focused on was different, our hunger for impact was identical. As we started to talk, we began to see that the challenges we were bumping up against were very similar Each of us saw incredible opportunities but, alone, we were unable to create the level of change for which we yearned. So in January 2017, we began to meet regularly to imagine

What’s possible together that none of us could do alone?

We were unclear of what we might do together, but we knew with certainty what we wanted to play a part in creating: a more compassionate world that benefits all. Committed to creating a space where the whole of this world might start to form, we chose an organizing process that is slow, mindful, and unconstrained by notions of “organization”. We’ve spent time together playfully experimenting with how it might work if we imagined ourselves to be a like-hearted, diverse-minded “flock” in which the role of leader/follower alternates based on terrain navigated, and the sense-making capacity of the group conjures the level and type of structure used. 

With a shared vision of healing our world, trust in the core principles of our diverse frameworks, and “joyful engagement” as our shared metric, we’ve discovered this way of organizing ourselves cultivated deep feelings of kinship for one another and care for the whole; an increased capacity for and enjoyment in our individual and collective projects; overall wellness improving in our personal and professional relationships; and glimpses of unforseen possibilities and synergies that feel almost sacred.


Laureen Golden

Maria Burr

Tania Bertolone

Kimberlee Belcher-Badal & Mohammed Badal