Skip to main content

Greetings friends,

When I launched Leadership and Learning Letters in 2021, I would never have guessed that thousands of you would find my blog supportive of your leadership, learning, and liberation journey.

This year brought a lot of change, including the launch of L3 Catalyst Group. Thank you for joining me on this messy journey. I look forward to continuing in courageous, connected, and liberatory community with you in 2024 and beyond!

Years ago, when I was petrified to write, my voice coach encouraged me to write a manifesto. I've redrafted it for 2024:

Listening feels like

Growth and grapple

Head tilts of curiosity

Shedding my knowing

Curious about your why

Holding complexity in community

Wondering about the possibilities

Courageous lack of certainty

To see sparks

Toward growth

In interconnected community

With a soft heart and strong back

To feel the depths of knowing we aren’t alone

As we share struggles, celebrations, and learning

To get to know ourselves

Expressing our light

Moving to build bridges and bring justice

Embodying curiosity, creativity, and fearlessness

To eschew perfection

Hold tension and complexity

To thrive

For liberation

In the spirit of sharing...and because I lost all history of blog visits from Leadership & Learning are L3 Catalyst Group's top three blogs from September to December 2023:

3rd place: Leadership + Intersectionality

2nd place: But I Earned That: How Dominant Narratives Impact Us

1st place: What Do You Mean Brave Spaces? I Want Safety!

What topics would you like me to incorporate in 2024? I'd love to hear about it. 

Fellow leaders and learners, I wish you courage, rest, and beloved community.

Deanna Signature

Deanna Rolffs (they/them)
Post by Deanna Rolffs (they/them)
January 10, 2024
Deanna Rolffs (they/them) is a strategist, facilitator, coach, systems thinker, and Process Consultant who works with executive leaders and teams at the intersection of organizational theory, leadership development, justice, and equity. Their process consulting approach focuses on organizational transformation via thriving teams, brave leadership, equitable systems, and inclusive communities. Deanna served as a Senior Consultant with Design Group International since 2018, became a Senior Design Partner in 2021, and launched L3 Catalyst Group in 2023.