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“Nothing prepared me for the response when I first started using the phrase ‘quiet disruptor’ last summer…”

Far from a barrage of questions about what it meant, many people simply paused to grasp the paradox and then started trying it on for size. Expressing relief at the sense of permission and hope it gave.

So I started writing a daily blog in September 2018 and now speak about the potential of quiet disruptors to change the conversation, whenever I get the opportunity.

What’s emerging is a community of thoughtful, curious and creative people who are committed to make a positive difference. These are the new changemakers, going against the grain, without a lot of noise.

Sue Heatherington

Blog

Brief week-day posts and longer weekend reflections. Here are the last six - see more on the Quiet Disruptors Blog

  • We are enough…
    by Sue on May 23, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Enough is a strange word. We don’t hear it much in our current culture. Not more, not less, but enough. Enough means sufficient, adequate for the need, what is necessary. I could have said ‘you are enough’… Not perfect, not all you want to be, but enough. For today. But actually, I want to say … We are enough… Read More » The post We are enough… appeared first on Quiet Disruptors. […]

  • Standing in reality
    by Sue on May 22, 2019 at 8:19 am

    …is neither glossing over things and putting on a pretty face… nor wallowing in self-pity in the hope that someone else will come to the rescue. It’s standing in the honour of the now and as is. Knowing that today is today, not yesterday or tomorrow. Believing that in our frailty and mess-ups, our uncertainty, … Standing in reality Read More » The post Standing in reality appeared first on Quiet Disruptors. […]

  • Standing by the edge
    by Sue on May 21, 2019 at 9:07 am

    It’s lovely watching the world go by on the banks of the stream. The movement of the water can be so tranquil. But even better is to step in and be part of the flow. Metaphorically speaking, we can only be in the same river once. Little steps take courage – and you have enough. … Standing by the edge Read More » The post Standing by the edge appeared first on Quiet Disruptors. […]

  • On talking…
    by Sue on May 20, 2019 at 7:25 am

    As Stephen Hawking put it in 1993: “For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind’s greatest … On talking… Read More » The post On talking… appeared first on Quiet Disruptors. […]

  • Ways to find our story
    by Sue on May 18, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Finding your voice probably starts with finding your story. What is important enough for you to disrupt the status quo to change the conversation? The post Ways to find our story appeared first on Quiet Disruptors. […]

  • Fruitful tenacity
    by Sue on May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    After finishing yesterday’s thoughts on generous persistence I walked up the valley. It takes time to adjust our perspective and the physical rhythm of walking helps, wherever we are. Readjusting my gaze, I started to notice an abundance of generous persistence all around me. The new fern shoots starting to unfurl through the dusty ground. … Fruitful tenacity Read More » The post Fruitful tenacity appeared first on Quiet Disruptors. […]

Speaking

Nurturing Quiet Disruptors not only has a huge impact on individuals, but also on organisations too. Releasing powerful curiosity, targeted creativity and driven by clear conviction, they will shift the way you thrive in our complex, post-industrial era.

Sue is an inspiring and experienced speaker, and is currently writing a groundbreaking introductory book on Quiet Disruptors. Do contact us directly if you are interested in inviting her to speak at your event, workshop or conference.

Manifesto

As I’ve worked with the idea of quiet disruptors, I’ve realised the futility of trying to narrow down a definition. Instead, a manifesto seems much more appropriate and it has certainly landed well!

Find Your Voice workshops

For quiet disruptors probably the most important step forward is finding your voice. This doesn’t always come easily. We’re often not used to being heard, or even being clear about how we want to change the conversation. 
We recognise that it takes courage and vulnerability to be this intentional and we can help you. In addition to the off-site small group intensives we are planning here at The Waterside - Find Your Voice  - we also offer taster, half and full day workshops where you are.  

Forthcoming Book and Podcast

Sue’s book - Quiet Disruptors: find your voice and change the conversation - is currently in progress, with publication expected in late 2019.

We are also using the development of a Quiet Disruptors Podcast as a guinea pig to trial the podcast element of our Find Your Voice  intensive.

Thanks for reading

Sue Heatherington
Founder, Quiet Disruptors