One of my favorite teachers is David R. Hawkins. Though he passed away in 2014, I still read and study his material and he feels very much alive in my life today. He is best known for his book Power vs Force and for bringing to life the Map of Consciousness. To attempt to summarize in a blog his life's work would not only be an impossible task, but also it would presume that I have already understood and mastered his teachings, which is far from the truth. So as with all of my posts I recommend that you go to the source and explore for yourself. Read, learn and especially question whether what he said resonates with your direct experience or not.
In 2010 I was working as Senior Advisor for Social Innovation and Impact for the General Manager of the private sector of the IDB Group. My main responsibility was to make the business case for integrating social and environmental issues as core components of our deals to our investment officers and most importantly our clients. Our biggest challenge, and to no one's surprise, was to find a way to marry the short-term, here and now sense of urgency reality, competitive, zero-sum game in which businesses live and have to address in order to survive, with the longer-term, slower paced,co-creative, regenerative and evolutionary process of social and environmental issues. I had been studying with David for a few years now and it occurred to me that his Map of Consciousness could be adapted to a Corporation as well. What if there was non-duality in corporations as well? and instead of labeling them as bad/good we would just observe where they were at in their evolutionary process- no judgements. And if instead, we would look for what type of services and products they would need at their evolutionary level, the opportunities that would be available to help them leap-frog from one level to another, to notice that some corporations are so big that some aspects of their businesses are more evolved than others and that in itself also offered opportunities for growth and evolution?
A draft map of corporate consciousness was born and a mapping of our clients on where they were on the map with the type of services we would offer was born. Business model with value propositions on how to engage with our clients not on a one-time basis but instead on their evolutionary journey towards becoming sustainable businesses, with triple bottom lines. Six years later, one of the initiatives is this one- learning that transformation always happens from within- no matter if you are an individual, business, society- the role is to hold the space. The League of Intrapreneurs was born from here.