Laureen Golden, MEd, LCSW

I accompany people who are ready to adapt along with our rapidly changing world, get where they want to grow.

Those I work with value how I connect them to the most relevant paradigm shifting resource at just the right time (few people have spent more time exploring & mapping the field of Transformative Social Systems and the pioneering professionals within it ). 

I craft transformative learning experiences for individuals and organizations, informed by my background in education (I have a BA in Early Childhood, a MA in Special Education, and hold two Montessori certificates) and mental health (I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker). 

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From a very early age, I’ve been struck by an observation: “The Earth and its Inhabitants are hurting … at the hands of humans. Yet despite our best intentions to do things differently, ‘business as usual’ patterns remain locked in.”  

From this, two questions emerged which have shaped my life: Why does meaningful change remain so elusive?” and “How might humanity’s power ~ currently locked in conflict within and between people ~ be freed to heal our world and help us navigate the increasing conditions of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity?”

Having attended a Montessori school when I was little, I had an embodied sense of two very different ways of being in the world. Many labels have been used to describe them, including fitting in and belonging. (I deeply resonate with Brene Brown’s description that, “Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.”) This embodied sense has been my Northstar in discovering other Transformative Social Systems that I believe are portals to a world of belonging.

I’m committed to supporting the livelihood and reach of paradigm shifting professionals because a mentor (Chris Corrigan) once illuminated, “Change doesn’t happen off the side of a desk.” The growing magnitude and complexity of our global challenges makes the work of paradigm shifting more important than ever, as “no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” I believe we must value and support the individuals, schools/organizations and communities who are restoring wholeness and wellbeing in our world. They are a force for healing our world.

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