It's been a long time since you've gotten an update from me. I wanted to wait until I had some real news to share. And when we got the MacArthur Foundation Development grant last November we got really busy cooking up a proposal for a six-hour series. Series development is a little like a sausage factory, so we'll spare you the gory details. Okay, maybe not all the gory details. As a matter of fact, here are some of the gory details right now.
Some Gory Details
After spending six months working on the series, we submitted our proposal to Oregon Public Broadcasting, our presenting PBS station. A few hours later we got a note back telling us to make it a two-hour special. After staring blankly at the wall for a few days, we realized that this was actually great news and that a shorter show would have a much bigger impact. So we scraped our jaws off the floor, rolled up our sleeves (a g a i n) and six months later submitted a proposal for a two-hour show that we all love and are excited to produce. A few revisions later, we got the green light!
A Long Road
It's been over three years since you supported our Kickstarter campaign! Since then the project has taken a lot of twists and turns, all ultimately toward a bigger impact. I know we all thought by we'd be sipping Champagne at the world premier by now so I want to reassure you that this is the same project and it is definitely going to happen...and that the Champagne will only taste sweeter when we do finally raise our glasses. So, after three years, I want to thank you for being so patient, for your continued support, and for just hanging in there with me! I'm humbled, grateful, and eager to produce a smart, inspiring, powerful, beautiful case for play.
Now that I'm no longer chained to my desk working on the proposal and while our team is busy hitting the road to raise the funds for the show (it's true, it takes more than the $42K we raised on the Kickstarter to produce a 2 hour PBS Special), I'm available in a new way for the first time in years! This is the official announcement that opening my coaching practice to those of you who want to unleash your hearts and bring more play to your life and world. I only have space for five coaching clients so I'm giving my Kickstarter supporters first dibs plus a free session. I'm also available to make some productive mischief in your organization through some exciting programs designed to turn your workplace into a play space. Let me know if you want to play.
Playing ever, ever, ever onward HO!
Gwen, Garbanzo and the Now Playing team