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Finding Earth, Finding Soul

The invisible path to authentic leadership

Finding Earth, Finding Soul is the story of one man’s search for meaning and purpose in a society that is captivated by values and beliefs that are assaulting the Earth’s life-systems and collapsing society upon itself. Tim Macartney intertwines several themes that in our society are rarely perceived as being in close relationship – the quest for meaning and purpose, organisational leadership, nature, conformity, and the role of ordinary women and men in seeking and securing a future that will serve our children well. Finding Earth, Finding Soul is a call to people who find themselves standing on the sidelines. It is a celebration of our wild and beautiful planet. It vividly asserts the power of imagination, the joy of walking our own way, the profound intimacy of finding relationship with others, and with life. It demonstrates how pain, loneliness, and some measure of suffering can become doorways to courageous acts that have the potential to illuminate our lives.

From working as a gardener in a management training centre, Tim Macartney went on to become Head of Consultancy there within three years, and then started a ‘people and organisation development’ company, working with the leaders of multinationals. His inspirational approach to leadership development resulted in him being given Embercombe, a 50-acreDevonshire smallholding, by an appreciative client to develop his vision: a social enterprise which seeks ‘to inspire committed action for a truly sustainable world’

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'Finding Earth, Finding Soul is about choice; It’s about destiny; and offers great insight into what it means to be a leader of our time. This book will inspire your soul. Properly understood, it will profoundly transform your life.'
Joseph Jaworski, author of Synchronicity: the inner path of leadership

‘I could not put it down until I’d finished it. It exhausted me – it was a roller coaster experience of pain, love, beauty and a deep connection to a hugely spiritual soul, Tim Macartney. I was deeply touched by this gifted man’s journey and passion for nature.’
Tex Gunning, Group Vice President, Unilever South East Asia and Australasia

‘A rich story of one soul’s journey along the path…Much earthy wisdom and an inspiring call for every human as a leader to break free and play their part in this important time.’
WindEagle and RainbowHawk, co-Founders of Ehama Institute and authors Heart Seeds: a message from the ancestors

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