One Year Later – Three Lessons

The email below came this morning from the Davis Waldorf School Administrator, Kelly Brewer. It brought home three lessons:

Lesson One: never underestimate the power of a small dedicated group of people to turn the seemingly impossible into actuality.

Lesson Two: you never know what the impact of your work today may make possible in a year.

Lesson Three: transformational breakthrough is always nearby, inside. First one person makes the leap of belief and confidence, then the second and then others make the leap together.


Hello Aviv,

Last night we celebrated the building expansion of the Davis Waldorf School. A year ago at our annual Board/Faculty retreat, you helped us envision our needs. I wanted you to know that we realized them in under a year.

Our 25 year old school was in desperate need of additional classroom, office and gathering space. When we came into the weekend, it was not even a dream that we could have what we truly needed.

After our insightful work together looking at where we came from and our strengths and opportunities for growth, it became obvious that expansion was necessary. You asked me to sit in the middle of the group and make it happen. I didn’t think that I knew how to do that, but with your guidance I was able to inspire the group to take that most important first step.

Our work together truly transformed our campus and school. It now feels like we are a stable and mature school poised for the next level of our growth and development. Our 200+ children and families are benefiting daily from the work we did together on that August weekend just one year ago.

As the building ceremony was winding down, I realized that you were not thanked properly. Please allow me this opportunity to deliver a deep and heartfelt thank you for helping us reach our dreams.

Kelly Brewer
Davis Waldorf School

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