About Andrew

I’m a coach and writer who lives near Ottawa, Canada. Since first encountering the power of groups in a men’s group that lasted for many years I’ve grown to see their value for virtually anyone. There’s a collective intelligence which powerfully leverages the gifts and abilities we already have. I myself have grown and grown to love – and trust – the incredible gifts of groups.

I was an errant hippie back in the day and resisted the mainstream. I avoided a full-time career and was a student of the mystical traditions under  various teachers and none. As an ex-Catholic with early thoughts of becoming a priest, I’ve never fully adopted another path. The pathless path of mutual discovery in groups has been and remains, where my calling is.

I’ve come to trust the power of mutual exploration and that each individual, and each group or community, has all the resources it needs to fulfill itself. And to contribute to the worldwide spiritual awakening that I believe is well underway on the planet.

I’ve been successful in helping communities to find their purpose through building collective intelligence among the members, where personal voice and group intention start to influence each other.

Groups and writing are my passion. I’ve written a wonderful book called Evolutionary YOU that I welcome you to buy.

About the site

This site serves as a nexus for a number of projects connected to an Experiment in increasing Conversation and Dialogue with others who feel the want and know we have so very much to gain  by connecting our efforts.

It’s about experimenting with collaboration, witnessing, with learning we’re not alone and that we can create something amazing together and that it behooves us to do so!

It’s about experimenting because it seems to work for me and accomplices that an experimental “what will show up?” energy seems to allow radical curiosity to flourish and seems to get us into surprising places so fun they take us out of ourselves. In a sense it’s all about getting out of what we think we already know into the collective intelligence that knows so much more.

Right now these experiments under the rubric of AndrewCarterMacDonald because I’m THIS common thread. Each of us is a common thread for a complex conversation and I want to connect with yours.

It’s about finding a way to work together, about having it be sustainable, about reaching others who resonate with us, about finding our tribe and the tribe of tribes that realizes they are the lucky ones and they get to do things. It’s about discovering what wants to happen by itself between and among us.

It’s about realizing / speaking / learning that politics, spirituality, mental health and raising our voice in passionate care for the planet and each other are all parts of the same thing and our privilege to be part of.

It’s about demonstrating and discovering how Collective Intelligence multiplies resources for free for everyone in a ridiculously abundant way. It’s about finding the way to move forward from the point of view that we’re already there.

That’s what it’s about today anyway! No promises about tomorrow! But . . . MARVELOUS THINGS WILL PROBABLY HAPPEN!