“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 Go to Quiet Disruptors Website
Brief week-day posts and longer weekend reflections. Here are the last six – see more on the Quiet Disruptors Blog
Rule Number 6
by Sue on May 29, 2020 at 6:57 am
Those of you familiar with the brilliant book The Art of Possibility by Roz and Ben Zander will remember Rule Number 6. Even after two decades, it’s as relevant as ever… “Lighten up – don’t take yourself so seriously“ Today I am invoking Rule Number 6 because after a week of shearing alpacas and fitting … Rule Number 6 Read More » The post Rule Number 6 appeared first on Quiet Disruptors.
In the wrong place?
by Sue on May 28, 2020 at 8:00 am
Rhododendrons are causing a colourful riot down in the valley. Extravagantly displaying their wares beneath enormously tall conifers. Big purple blooms lighting up the side of the valley where the lane comes in. But not where we let the alpacas roam. Because Rhododendrons are poisonous to camelids. There are many things in our world and … In the wrong place? Read More » The post In the wrong place? appeared first on Quiet Disruptors.
by Sue on May 27, 2020 at 7:05 am
Walking up the valley in the cool of the evening, I was aware of a rhythm that is usually outside our perception. Daisies had started to close their little white heads as the temperature fell. The timbre of the birdsong took on a more mellow, relaxed tone, so unlike the noisy burst of the dawn … Natural rhythm Read More » The post Natural rhythm appeared first on Quiet Disruptors.
by Sue on May 26, 2020 at 7:13 am
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.“ Henry David Thoreau Over the weekend I listened to both the edited and unedited versions of Krista Tippett’s conversation with Jacqueline Novogratz for the On-Being Podcast: Towards a Moral Revolution. Whilst it was recorded in January and aired last week to coincide with … Awakening sight Read More » The post Awakening sight appeared first on Quiet Disruptors.
Noticing along the way
by Sue on May 25, 2020 at 9:56 am
We are all navigating change. Personal and global. Whether we signed up for it or not. The thing is, what are we noticing along the way? The post Noticing along the way appeared first on Quiet Disruptors.
Nameless – another isolation
by Sue on May 23, 2020 at 9:59 am
Names are important. If we are not known, we are disconnected. Being, or choosing to be, nameless is another isolation. Let's own our name and honour others The post Nameless – another isolation appeared first on Quiet Disruptors.
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. Book Sue to Speak
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! Download Manifesto for Quiet Disruptors (English) Download Manifesto for Quiet Disruptors (Welsh)
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. Invite Sue to run a FYV workshop
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