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Grassroute Guide by Paul Deslauriers

A Roadmap to Community Empowerment
How to drive your community group to success
The GRASSROUTE GUIDE delivers essential tools and insights to develop and support your thriving grassroots group and accomplish your community goals, it covers communication skills, staging events, brand imaging, and neutralizing disruptive individuals. The GRASSROUTE GUIDE will help you find the triggers to heal dysfunction in your group, re-establish positive energy and drive you to success. Read More →

 

Bearer of Light by Paul Deslauriers

A Catalyst for Global ChangeBearer of Light (416 pages) is a historical, political novel of a truth whose time has come. It depicts planetary struggle centuries old, and a way to end it. This engaging journey involves community activism and is portrayed as a spiritual adventure that will captivate you from the story alone. This journey through time finds a modern solution in an ancient era. The development of local grass roots communities and their networking taps the only power a corrupt system truly fear... the Power of Community. Read More →

In the High-Energy Zone by Paul Deslauriers

The 6 Characteristics of Highly Effective Groups
(Hard Cover)
We've all had the exhilarating experience of meshing with others to create something unprecedented: a winning performance or a breakthrough project. But all too often we come away from these "in the zone" endeavors without the tools to sustain that energy, individually or collectively. First as a scientist, then a yoga teacher, and later as a business consultant, Paul Deslauriers has identified the six essential characteristics that create and sustain high-energy group performance. Read More →

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    3 Key Aspects of Successful Grassroots Organizing

    3 Key Aspects of Successful Grassroots Organizing

    There are three aspects to any successful grassroots venture: alignment, collaboration, and culture. These three components give power, resources, stability, and strength to group endeavors. Regardless of the form or cause, grassroots groups are the principal mechanism for changing societal systems that no longer work for its citizens History is filled with inspiring recounts about […]

    The Main Battlefield for Ending Exploitive Systems…Beliefs

    The Main Battlefield for Ending Exploitive Systems…Beliefs

    As you look beyond the manufactured chaos of the US political scene and focus on our monetary, corporate and governance systems, it is apparent they do not support the citizens but enriches those in control. A deceptive wiring allows the control of these systems by a self-selected elite. How can fractions of 1% of the […]

    How a Community Garden Busted the “Good Old Boy Network”

    How a Community Garden Busted the “Good Old Boy Network”

    The Food Net began to resolve food shortages and the nutritional disparities for people on food support. Community ReStart had gardens throughout the city. One associate garden in particular stood out, and became a target for the greed of an old network that controlled the city. It backfired. The West Side Farm Project was a […]

    Tapping Community Power as Change Agent: Inspiration from the Past

    Tapping Community Power as Change Agent: Inspiration from the Past

    “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.”  ~Ethiopian Proverb Non-violent grassroots community organizing is a well-proven and inspiring means of mass social change. Movements in India, the United States and Poland demonstrate how grassroots initiatives can make monumental shifts, despite social and political environments that oppose grassroots organizing. Mahatma Gandhi saw the […]

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