About Global Family, the publisher
Global Family was founded in 1986 to support a shift in consciousness from separation and fear to unity, love, and co-creation. The organization's mission is to empower and connect individuals and groups to actualize their purpose and co-create positive change in the world. Global Family publishes a variety of materials as one aspect of carrying out its mission. To learn more go to www.globalfamily.org.
About the Core Group Process
This process includes a series of co-creative practices and principles that were revealed to and developed by Barbara Marx Hubbard and Carolyn Anderson in the early 1980’s, during the former’s Campaign for a Positive Future. The essential elements of this process liberate human creativity, shift society from a hierarchical to a partnership model, offer a new structure for personal and group empowerment, and are an evolutionary leap in social organization. Core Groups come together around a shared purpose that actualizes the gifts of all members and contributes to the betterment of society, modeling love in action.
About The Co-Creator's Handbook 2.0
Emerging from the work of an early wave of social innovators, The Co-Creator's Handbook 2.0 is a response to the need for a transformed society. This guidebook offers processes, tools, experiential exercises, and the understanding that is necessary to support individuals in expressing their heartfelt purpose and bringing forth the kind of world many dream is possible. Collectively we have the inherent genius, the boundless creativity, and the abundance of resources necessary to respond to the vast challenges of our times. The Handbook has become a basic reference for many who are seeking to become more deeply aware of their heartfelt purpose and to actualize it in groups with others.
By consciously learning the practices that are offered in The Co-Creator’s Handbook 2.0, we are making an immeasurable contribution to the quantum jump to the next stage of human evolution, as co-creators of the magnificent new world that we know is possible. -- Barbara Marx Hubbard
Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead
Carolyn P. Anderson
Educator, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and social pioneer, Carolyn is committed to the awakening of humanity to its full potential. In her work with Global Family—as a co-founder and co-director since 1986—she has coordinated activities for numerous global events, assisted with the creation of social cooperation trainings, and facilitated a number of international conferences for adults and youth. (www.globalfamily.org)
She has seeded hundreds of supportive Core Groups internationally to connect people at the heart and activate their creativity. In 1996 she co-founded Hummingbird Community in northern New Mexico as a “living laboratory for the evolution of consciousness and co-creation.” She is a partner in Living Co-Creation, which offers training, coaching, and consulting in the practices of co-creation.
In addition to co-authoring The Co-Creator’s Handbook 2.0, she has co-authored Keeping the Promise, A Guide to Your Full Potential Self with Rev. Jerry Farrell and is a contributing author to The Change 4: Insights into Self Empowerment. She co-created and edited 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution and the booklet Birthing a Universal Humanity with Barbara Marx Hubbard.
Social pioneer, educator, public speaker, ceremonialist and grandmother, Katharine is committed to the realization of a co-creative planetary culture that is a living embodiment of our spiritual essence. As a midwife for the new dream, Katharine has led her life on the evolutionary edge supporting transformation in many sectors of society. She is a founding partner and active steward of Hummingbird Community, a spiritually based eco-village committed to co-creative practices. (www.hummingbirdcommunity.org)
Katharine’s professional career includes development and facilitation of programs focused on personal growth, co-creative community building, conscious evolution, empowered youth leadership, and women’s spirituality. She is a co-founder of the youth group, Earth Guardians (www.earthguardians.org) and the Path of Ceremonial Arts for Women, a laboratory of the Divine Feminine.
Katharine is a partner in Living Co-Creation, a social entrepreneurial venture that offers training, coaching, and gatherings based on the principles and practices of co-creation.
About the Authors
Carolyn P. Anderson