Peter Schulte is the Executive Director of Kindling. Peter is also Senior Digital Engagement Associate for the Pacific Institute and the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, connecting businesses to sustainable water practices. Peter holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. He lives in Bellingham, WA, USA with his wife, two sons, and cat. Learn more about Peter's store here.
Change agents seek to bring about profound transformation within themselves, others, human systems, and humanity itself. We seek to catalyze the emergence of new, wiser, more conscious ways of being, thinking, and doing.
Change is an ecosystem that relies on many disparate, often contrasting or even competing, actors each doing what they do best, each being who they really are, each balancing and complementing the other.
Symbolic thinking is the ability to create and use symbols that represent real-life concepts. We draw a stick figure to represent a human. We draw a map in the dirt to represent the terrain. As children, we use a stick to “make believe” a sword.