Kate Lipkis has worked in communication dynamics for 50 years. A former award-winning advertising copywriter, home-birth midwife’s assistant, and environmental activist, she discovered council in 1999, when it was a regular practice at her daughter’s middle school. She subsequently helped establish programs in five public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, as well as in government offices of the City of Los Angeles, and in facilities of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Kate was a member of the Council of Advisors for The Ojai Foundation and the Trainers Mentoring Circle, which shepherds those on the path to becoming council trainers. At her home in Venice, she hosts day-long explorations of council and all its forms, and a monthly Drop-In Council for veteran practitioners and those new to the practice. Online, she offers Council training and practice sessions.
Host of this episode: Yamin Chehin