I’ve always felt like I had a responsibility to do something to help make the world a better place. I led change and transformation efforts in several corporations, but it felt like it wasn’t enough.
In 2011, I started writing and blogging, and in 2014, I published an article in the Huffington Post called “7 Ways to Change the World.” This brief article spread quickly, and people around the world contacted me to say it was inspiring them to take positive action in their communities. Then a few years later, a publishing company included that article in a college writing textbook. This really showed me the power of a simple, hopeful message.
Around the time of the 2016 elections, I’d hit a low point in my life. I was experiencing burnout in my corporate job and felt like the world’s problems (climate change, immigration, poverty, homelessness, healthcare) had become dire. As a generally optimistic person, I felt really discouraged. People seemed to be more polarized than ever, and I didn’t see how we could solve our way out of this situation. How are we supposed to tackle all of these seemingly insurmountable problems when we can’t even talk to each other?
I knew I needed to do more, but I wasn’t sure what. Then I discovered the work of Clare W. Graves. It gave me hope and helped me understand what was happening in the world today. It changed the way I looked at the world and I knew I needed to share it with others. I call it “the Change Code.”
The Change Code combined all of my passions for psychology, spirituality, and consciousness with my 20+ years of experience leading change and transformation efforts. I knew I had connected to what would become my life’s work.
“We are in a cycle of exaggerated polarization that is creating tribalism and mistrust,” explains Monica Bourgeau. “The good news is that individuals are not as polarized as it seems. My hope is that this book provides comfort during turbulent times and inspires Change Agents to take action as we navigate the transformational change that is taking place in our society.” ~Monica Bourgeau
Monica Bourgeau is an entrepreneur, coach, speaker, and healthcare executive who leads and researches personal and organizational change. She believes we each have a duty to help leave the world a little better than we found it. Monica lives with her husband, daughters, and their two rescue dogs in beautiful Portland, Oregon.