Parker Palmer shared his wisdom with participants of the 2016 Emerging Wisdom conference in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He was unable join the conference in person, but recorded a special message for participants. Conference spiritual directors Karen Erlichman and Valerie Brown helped process his message through small group discussions. Spiritual Directors International thanks Karen Erlichman, Valerie Brown, and Parker Palmer for enriching the conference through sharing their wisdom.
Karen Erlichman and Valerie Brown
Parker Palmer is the founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage and Renewal. He is a world-renowned writer, speaker, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality, and social change. He has reached millions worldwide through his nine books, including Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, A Hidden Wholeness, and Healing the Heart of Democracy.