Thursday, November 11, 2010
Salomeh Dastyari, Interview #109
Where you live: Sydney, Australia
What you do as a vocation or avocation?
Founder of Salomeh Co. (Transforming leadership presence and performance for sustainable outcomes).
A curious learner and lover of life, my work consist of two main avenues:
A) Helping individuals explore, experience and expand through coaching, mentoring, consulting and facilitating, I work globally with senior executives, emerging and existing leaders & leadership teams in organisations and communities (ie. corporations, education, government, non-profit, health) across a variety of industries. Specialities are organisational culture, leadership and communication development which includes areas of authentic leadership, visioning and strategy, high stakes and powerful communication, conscious business, crucial conversations, peak performance and embodiment.
B) Improvised movement education and tapping into the deep source of bodily wisdom through creative art expression, movement and dance.
Passionate about the concept, process & experience of authentic shift and change, both aspects of my working life share the common thread of harnessing human potential through ‘unlocking body and somatic wisdom’; leading to our highest authentic expression, compassion and flow. In addition I am actively involved and sit on the board of a couple of non-profit organisations.
My inspiration & personal transformation body of work includes meditation, yoga, improvised movement education and embodied creativity, shamanic wisdom, chakra dance & education, mindfulness based psychotherapy, spiritual intelligence, neuro-leadership, intuitive healing & Presence based coaching
Your two favorite books:
I have many. They include:
Presence; Human purpose and the field of the future (P.Senge, c. Otto Scharmer, J. Jaworski, B.Flower
Sacred Contracts (Caroline Myss) + Anything by Eckhard Tolle and more of Caroline Myss
Your two favorite songs:
As a mover, I love both music and silence. Couple of my favourites are:
"Spirit Wind" by Bill Miller & "Shaman’s vision journey" by David and Steve Gordon
"The richest man in Babylon," by Thievery corporation
Instruments that instantly connect me to multiple dimensions include the Japanese Shakuhachi flute and indigenous drums.
Why you are interested in spirituality?
In this incredible time of the great turning, based on my own on-going personal journey and learning from so many incredible souls on this path, I believe that it is both our personal and moral obligation to reflect deeply on how we are contributing and WHO we are being with ourselves, each other and our world, whilst experiencing the re-birthing of our ways of doing.
Through embodying our spirituality no matter where we live (from a remote village to a sacred town to a bustling city), this is our time to activate ‘soulutions’ that are self-sustaining and reflect our highest potential, whilst we embrace various roles with fellow human beings such as partner, mother, father, daughter, son, sister, brother, friend and colleague.
Highlights include: Shadow integration, celebrating success stories, taping into heart wisdom, being vulnerable, connecting with nature and sacred rituals, regular practice and last but not least managing the art of living and balancing the parallel experience of earth practicality/reality and spirituality. The last one is continuously fun, challenging and top of the mind!
Your favorite quote:
One of them is:
“We are spritual beings having a human experience.” Teilhard de Chardin
Your favorite web sites: anything creative, out of the box, simple and to the point that works for the betterment of humanity and raising consciousness.
Your hero? Anyone breaking through pain and experiencing shift.
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? Patience with the unfolding details/‘HOW’ of the manifestation.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"
Byrong Bay & Uluru Australia, Sedona USA, Pacific west coast of USA, Big Island Hawaii.
My work websites:
http://www.salomehco.com/ (coming soon)