Sample of Recent Publications

2021: Crossing Thresholds: A Practical Theology of Liminality (co-author)

2020: Leadership in Unknown Waters: Liminality as the Threshold to the Future

2011: Alienation and Connection: Suffering in a Global Age (editor and co-author)


August 2020January 2021

1. Leading Through Difficult Change

Featuring Bonnie Forsman and Lisa Withrow – Webinar Leaders (bios on “About” page)

Description: Learn how to deal with difficulty via the following topic and your own case studies.

What you get: grounding and support time, teaching time, leadership challenges with a plan of action between each session, integration of material – AND peer engagement alongside facilitator expertise.

How you get it: participation in 7 2-hour Zoom sessions via link sent one day prior to the meeting. Materials will be available for download for your permanent use.

When you participate: 1.00-3.00 (Eastern U.S.) on the following dates:

August 12: Introduction to difficult change
September 9: Calming the nervous system
October 14: Difficult emotions
November 11: Responses to conflict
December 9: Fostering sanity in chaotic systems
January 13: Bring your own topic/intercultural communication

February 10: Bring your own topic

What it costs: Cost: $75 per session/$525 for whole program. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT available: $500, paid in full by August 8.

Number of peer participants: limit 10.

Deadline: August 10, 2020.

Contact Lisa for more information:
Certificate of Completion for 14 hours of leadership development

2. Coaching available for groups, individuals, and teams upon request

September 2020March 2021

1. Making the Case: September – March (TBD)

Featuring Bill Kondrath, priest, retired professor at Episcopal Divinity School with expertise in intercultural connection and anti-racism work along with systems development and emotional intelligence; and Lisa Withrow (bio on “About” page).

Description: Learn how to bring your work situations into a group coaching dynamic for discussion and analysis through informal case studies and skill building.

What you get: group coaching and conversation regarding your particular concerns in your work setting – facilitator insights from expert coaches and consultations ALONGSIDE the wisdom of peers accompanying you on the journey. Additional one-on-one coaching is available upon request and with private contract.

How you get it: Participation in 6 2-hour Zoom sessions sent via link one day before the meeting.

When you participate:

Meeting pattern is the second Thursday of each month, 1.00 – 3.00 pm (Eastern U.S.)

Dates: September 10, October 8, November 12, (December break), January 14, 2021, February 11, March 11.

What it costs: $57 per session/$342 for the whole program. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE: $300 paid in full by August 31.

Number of peer participants: limit 7.

Deadline: September 8, 2020

Contact Lisa for more information:
Certificate of Completion for 9 hours of leadership development

2. Coaching available for groups, individuals, and teams upon request

Insights from Lisa

A Great Fullness

Originally published at for the Guild of Engaged Liminality (July 2020) Photography has long been my solace and my escape from everyday stresses and expectations. I have fussed with apertures and shutter speeds, filters and special effects.  Ultimately though, it is my interaction with the natural world itself that co-creates the picture, with technicalities …


We are well into our third month of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  I don’t know about you, but I am busier than ever – my inbox can’t be contained, my writing opportunities are fast-increasing, and I am suddenly aware of the home clear-out possibilities that could be done right this very second.  Building a coaching and …

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