On this episode it was my pleasure to welcome David Wetton to the podcast! David is the founder and CEO of Spirit in Work Limited, located in Birmingham, England. David mentors and supports business executives by empowering them to access their own inherent inner wisdom, guiding them through a contemplative and transformational journey. David helps others develop purpose led high performing leadership teams using 1 on 1 coaching and tailored leadership programs. David is also the host of the Conscious Leadership Now Podcast, a podcast that interviews some of the world’s leaders in the field of Conscious Leadership, both in practice and in thought. David holds degrees from Durham University Business School, Warwick Business School, and Bristol University. David is an ordained UK interfaith minister and spiritual counsellor.
David and I had a wonderful conversation. Together we explored his story and experience, particularly his engagement with Celtic spirituality. Using his experiences, David offered some helpful ways to picture liminality, describing it as an “invitation” and “adventure.” David also shared the importance of people and guides along the journey, including the helpful “breadcrumbs” we find along the way. We engaged in an extensive conversation about the changing nature of the workplace and the importance of spirituality and “conscious leadership.” David was a wonderful guest, full of stories and helpful analogies. He also suggested many wonderful resources for understanding liminality, spirituality, and the workplace. I’ve listed the authors and books he mentioned below. I absolutely loved talking with David, and I’m sure it’s a conversation you will love too!
Books and resources quoted from or mentioned during the conversation:
A Desert in the Ocean: The Spiritual Journey According to St. Brendan the Navigator by David Adam
Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey”
Edgewalkers: People and Organizations That Take Risks, Build Bridges, and Break New Ground by Judi Neal
The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible for Humanity’s Future by John Renesch
The Soul of a Leader: Finding Your Path to Success and Fulfillment by Margaret Benefiel
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette
Spiritual Leadership in Action: The CEL Story Achieving Extraordinary Results Through Ordinary People by Louis W. W. Fry