Yesterday The Centre for Sustainability Leadership made me an Honorary Fellow of its Future Maker program.
I am a Future Maker.
This was a totally unexpected honour.
I’m certainly the slowest person to ever complete the course. I’ve been coming to the program for at least 8 years now.
Giving my time because the always big hearted, generous change makers in charge invited me to share my gifts with people who are changing the world.
When I was handed my certificate, I cried.
I cried because it was one of the most overwhelming feelings of belonging I have ever had.
I cried because the team who have designed and delivered this most outstanding program over the last few years, Alesha, Matt, Laura, Sara, Cam, Leigh, Sarah, Maree and Lina, knew that simply saying “Luke, you belong with us” was a more profound thank you for my years of service than anything else they could have done.
This generous act, this kindness…well, of course it was what happened because that is just the kind of people Future Makers are.
It’s funny how people often deeply appreciate us for the things we most love to do in the world.
Sharing my art with this course, teaching what I know about authenticity and purpose and communication and performance, that has been one of the most satisfying things I have done in the last 8 years.
Because the people I have shared it with have all been in pursuit of the greater good. And if I was going to use my gifts to leverage any community of people to get them to amplify their message it was going to be this group of people.
It’s funny what a certificate does. It’s just a piece of paper, I know, but as I sat down in my seat, and was able to start to thinking again, my first thought was ‘Ok, now how are we going to keep connected to each other and make this future that we want to see’.
As my mate Matt Wicking once said:
“The future is unwritten. So, let’s write it.”
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