At Us Partners we’re inspiring people to work together smarter and more collaboratively. We focus on capacity-building consulting and experiences to create effective, equitable, and sustainable teams, businesses, communities, and engaged individuals who are compassionate, cooperative, and generous toward themselves and others.The CultureShift Blog is a place for us to explore how each of us can be a powerful force for the change we seek.

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Hina Pendle explains the new economy academy.

I’m Inviting you to: The Power of the Heart

I’m Inviting you to: The Power of the Heart Workshop The misuse of power is visible today in every sector. And, that’s what our culture calls Power.We don’t want to perpetuate this dynamic unconsciously at work or anywhere.  In this experiential workshop we embody 7 Realms of Power Working together…

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5 Powerful Tips for Smarter Workplaces


#1–Improve lines of communication-Up and down and sideways, more mistakes happen because of incomplete, lack of or wrong information. Review the reliability of your information systems; your computer systems, written or verbal systems. #2–Minimize resistance to change-Change does not have to be difficult. Include the people involved in the planning…

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The Unnamed Mental Illness

Anger and hate are an infectious mental disease. When anger and hate are constantly, purposefully pumped up by fear, it’s impossible to penetrate with another world view. Anger perpetuates a culture of blaming, shaming, revenge, finding scapegoats for “somebody done me wrong.” One feels like a victim of government, leaders,…

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Dalai Lama’s New Year’s message

“It’s important that, as we begin the New Year, look forward,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a New Year’s day address. “We should project our intention ahead, so that we make this year a meaningful one.” “If an individual were to make conscious intention to live his or…

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The Fine Art of Listening

Working and Living cooperatively involves lots of communication. Listening makes us wiser. I love this expression of listening. Tell Me More On the Fine Art of Listening “When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to…

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Coops, true democracy and cells


Years ago I came across this piece written by Deepak Chopra, MD. I think it’s a brilliant analogy of how the cells in the body work separate tasks yet equally important to the whole. The new economy follows a return to natural universal laws. Enjoy! IF ONLY I COULD BE LIKE MY…

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Awakening Your True Power: Emotional Intelligence


What does True Democracy look like and feel like? It is a field that welcomes your full participation, intelligence, creativity and collaboration. You feel like you belong and can grow your potential personally, interpersonally and collectively. And, how do we get there? The short answer is,  it’s easy and it’s challenging. In this…

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7 C’s; Strategies for co-operative enterprises and relationships

Consider these reminders of common sense strategies you may already know. When you remember to use them, they will make the flow smoother, more efficient, and more joyful.  #1. Communication • Communication • Communication between you — interpersonally amongst you — collectively within you — your own truth, self-reflection, passion,…

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