Connection Labs


We're all feeling our way into finding the ways to do things differently. We are certainly no exception to that. That's why we have created Connection Labs, a space where we can experiment with ways of connecting, supporting each other, and creating a more human work place. Here you'll find different offerings we put out, often in a prototype fashion. We invite those that see how deepening our relationships — our connections — to experiment with us. Creativity, after all, is a collective event.


Connection Café

It’s not exactly a mystery, we believe that connection works. It works to generate cultures that are life-giving, it works to repair interpersonal rifts, it works as a core leadership philosophy. Without connection it’s darn near impossible to have much else — trust, openness, commitment, creativity, engagement, to name a few.

We found ourselves asking, since this is true for us, how do we create more spaces for people to connect and explore what creates (and breaks) connection? While we are primarily curious about how people connect (or don’t), we are also curious about how people connect with ideas or new ways of thinking.

For most of us, our days are spent being in contexts where we need to go do a thing — be it work or family or elsewhere.

We invite you to take a break with us. A break from doing, knowing, planning, deciding, assigning action items. Let’s slow down together and see how connection works.

Join us at Connection Café. It’s not a webinar. It’s not a workshop. It’s just a virtual space to connect and explore connection so that we can all better understand how connection works for us individually and get glimpses into how it works for others.

For now, we’ll be gathering every other week, on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm PST. Join us for this first event on Thursday, 2/14 at 12pm.

And it’s not something you have to register for. It’s just something you show up for.

Here: (simply paste this link into your calendar for easy access)

Your hosts will be Gregory Flynn and Shannon Patterson. You can learn more about us here.

We will connect and explore connection through short individual reflections, small group and large group conversations, quick “chats”, and perhaps some “simultaneous riffs” in a Google doc. While we will have a theme or inquiry in our back pocket, we will also check in to see what connection questions or challenges people are holding.