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The Eden Alternative Names Interim CEO, Elects New Board Chair

The Eden Alternative Names Interim CEO, Elects New Board Chair

    The Eden Alternative Names Interim CEO, Elects New Board Chair   The Eden Alternative Board of Directors has appointed Kathy Hagen, MBA, interim CEO for The Eden Alternative.  Kathy has been with The Eden Alternative since January 2011 and has served as Operations Manager, Project Administrator, and since 2021, Head of Business Operations. …

The Eden Team Welcomes Tina Taylor

The Eden Team Welcomes Tina Taylor

A Conversation With Our Newest Team Member by Danna Pentes We’re at it again! The Eden Alternative® is growing and changing. Not only did we launch Eden Membership, but we’ve also added a Project Coordinator. Welcome Tina Taylor! Thank you for your thoughtful responses so we can all get to know you. What led you…

The Eden Team Continues To Grow

The Eden Team Continues To Grow

The Eden Alternative Team Continues to Grow Introducing Evy, Carrie, and Kyrié By Danna Pentes, The Eden Alternative ®   The Eden Alternative team continues to grow, adding three new team members in the Summer of 2022. Longtime Eden Alternative Educator and friend, Evy Cugelman joins us as a Community Builder bringing a wealth of…

Sarah Thomas Joins The Eden Board

Sarah Thomas Joins The Eden Board

Eden 2.0 Continues by Julian Flores, CMO Since the appointment of Patrick Bultema as CEO in 2021, Eden has quietly and quickly modernized into a nimble, future-leaning leader in the Aging Services industry. Today, we are proud to announce the appointment of Sarah Thomas to the Board of Directors; another step on the path towards…

Introducing Mel

Introducing Mel

We keep growing at The Eden Alternative… by Laura Beck, The Eden Alternative® We are delighted to have another talented and long-standing friend of The Eden Alternative® join our Home Office Team. Welcome Mel Coppola!  As an Eden Guide/Educator, Mel will facilitate educational experiences and support the ongoing growth of our cadre of  Certified Eden…

Introducing Kristi and Julian

Introducing Kristi and Julian

We kicked off the new year with the addition of two exceptionally talented people to the Eden Alternative Home Office Team. Enter Kristi Doan and Julian Flores. As a new Community Builder, Kristi consults with and supports organizations implementing our approach. Julian serves on our newly formed leadership team as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, he will spearhead innovative strategies for broadening our reach and deepening our impact.

I had the opportunity to chat with Kristi and Julian about their new adventure. Here’s what they had to share…

What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You… And Others

What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You… And Others

By Laura Beck, The Eden Alternative Years ago, while volunteering each week at a local organization, I met a nice guy, Jim, who always wore the same hat… day in, day out.  The rest of us benignly speculated about the ever-present hat… did he ever take it off?  Did he sleep with it on? We…

The Leadership Transition Myth

The Leadership Transition Myth

By Denise Hyde, The Eden Alternative You’ve all heard people say that a “little turnover is expected as leaders change.” I’ve heard it too. The other thing I’ve heard is “turnover is a good thing during a transition. It is a chance to get the right people on the bus.” I’d like to offer another…

Change Agents as Wayfinders

Change Agents as Wayfinders

By Laura Beck, The Eden Alternative Life coach Martha Beck’s book, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, captures the key qualities of what she calls a “Wayfinder.”  (No, Martha is not my kin, by the way.) Wayfinders, by her definition, look a lot like changemakers to me.  Beck describes Wayfinders as individuals driven by…

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