The Practical Magic of Awe and Wonder


Facilitated by: Audrey Hazekamp

In this recorded class, you will learn about the Practical Magic of Awe and Wonder. Our colleague Audrey Hazekamp shares how there is more and more subjective and objective evidence emerging these days about the transformational power of Awe and Wonder.  Back in the day, Albert Einstein wrote “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.  It is the fundamental emotion with stands at the cradle of true art and science”.  More recently, Dacher Keltner and his comrades defined awe and wonder as “the feeling of being in the presence of something vast that transcends your current understanding of the world”.

In both cases, wonder and awe are felt experiences that create openings for connections within and with others. In fact, the sound of awe and the hum of wonder unite us, and are universal across cultures. Isn’t that cool!!!?  To make this even more practical…the Harvard Business Review declared that the practice of asking big bold questions that open us into the unknown has a greater positive impact than trying ‘harder’ with familiar, well-worn strategies.

About the Facilitator:

Audrey Hazekamp

Integrative Life Coach & Game Changer