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October GC Nature Hour: The Planetary Citizen’s Handbook

October 4, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

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This event is open to everyone; feel free to invite a friend!

This event will take place on October 4, 2023 at 9am PT, 10am MT, 11am CT, and 12pm ET.

“We are here to awaken from the illusion of separateness.”  

Thich Naht Hanh

Are we genuinely separate from nature and other humans living in a competitive, win-lose world?

Or is there a more profound truth — that we live in a world where all of us and the natural world that sustains us are interconnected?

The Planetary Citizens Handbook was created to support us in creating a transformation in human consciousness–one of lifting the veil of separation to experiencing the truth of our interconnectedness.  We invite you to join us, as we look within ourselves, in an inquiry together about this transformation.

In preparation for the conversation, please read the Handbook at least once and select any passage that particularly resonates for you to share to deepen the dialogue.

Direct link to the Full Handbook

LInk to Booklet for Printing
To print this file and create a booklet: (1) print on both sides (2) select “flip on short edge” (3) when printed, fold all sheets in half”

Your Hosts

Kelli Bettenhausen (Guide, GYBS 2021)

“As a consultant with JMJ, I love working with individual leaders and dynamic teams to make change happen. I am a seeker of ‘lightbulb’ moments and connecting new ways of thinking to new opportunities. In this role, I can do all of that I love and continue learning in areas of diversity, culture and travel.”

Kelli Bettenhausen joined JMJ Associates in 2014 and brings over 20 years of diverse experience in leadership, safety, program development and grant management in the public health, government, education and construction industries. She is especially passionate about working with individuals and organizations in safety, strategy, culture and transformation.

Kelli values and understands the importance of effective leadership and the direct correlation to an organization’s success. Her work history is diverse and includes organizations in areas of oil and gas, construction, manufacturing and railway.

Kelli has experience facilitating and leading initiatives as well. She led collaborative community initiatives, bringing together individuals from non-profit, for-profit, education, and faith-based organizations with great success. In fact, her ability to break through challenges, build relationships, collaborate and include diverse populations, led to sustainable impacts in safety, in collaboration for the Youth Experiencing Success in School (YESS) initiative.

Kelli values culture and is passionate about what drives human behavior. She has experience working with people at all developmental levels; ranging from early childhood (birth to five) to the elderly. Her motto is. “Never judge a book by its cover”. Kelli strongly values the art of inquiring and listening to be an effective coach, workshop facilitator and leader in Restorative Practices. Kelli’s ability to build relationships and partnerships is one of her strongest talents.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Kelli has published a bilingual early childhood board book, I Am! Yo Soy! and is the co-host for the podcast, “What Does Poetry Have To Do With Leadership?”

Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska Omaha and earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership. She is certified in Restorative Practices.

Kathryn Schindler

Kathryn Schindler is a Senior Consultant and Lead Designer of consulting practices for JMJ Associates. She has over 20 years of extensive experience in transformational education, communication and leadership development with clients of multinational organizations around the world.

Kathryn is particularly passionate about developing leadership at all levels. She has worked with the United Nations Development Programme in several countries in Latin America, and The Hunger Project in Latin America, India and Africa developing leaders in multiple sectors of society.  She loves to use the arts, particularly poetry, as a means to support clients in having meaningful and authentic conversations together.

Kathryn is fluent in both Spanish and English. She graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a major in Spanish and a minor in Sociology and has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. Throughout Kathryn’s career she has had the opportunity to work with thought leaders such as Ronald Heifetz, Edgar Shein, Otto Scharmer, Betty Sue Flowers, Kathleen Sutcliffe, Lynne Twist and the Integral Institute (founded by Ken Wilber) which have all contributed to her approach in leadership development programs.

Kathryn currently resides in Southern California.


October 4, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Event Category:


Zoom Meeting


Kelli Bettenhausen
Kathryn Schindler