Where Life and Meaning Meet

From The Intersection with Guy Sayles

I’m interested in those places and times on life’s journey where the way things are intersect with the way they could be and where life’s demands meet our quest for meaning. At these intersections, there are crucial questions to ask:

Is the destination I’m moving toward where I really want to go where I feel called to go?

Or, do I need to head in a new direction?

Do I have what I need to continue the journey? Is my pace sustainable? Am I savoring the beauty, truth, and goodness I encounter along the way?

What’s the quality of my relationships with my traveling companions?

In my work, I seek—and help others to seek—answers to those kinds of questions.

Writer, Speaker, Coach

Guy Sayles

In my writing, speaking, and coaching, I explore how to live and work in alignment with our values, commitments, and faith; how to integrate our various roles, identities, gifts and wounds
so that we experience a sense of inner peace; and how to treat others and ourselves as beloved children of God.

I draw on my forty years of work as congregational leader, university professor, consultant to nonprofit and for-profit enterprises, and coach and mentor to people in an array of settings.

Please use the Contact form to start a conversation about the possibilities of my speaking for your group or for our working together in other ways.

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In my writing, speaking and consulting, I explore the dynamics of a flourishing life, think about hard ethical issues, and reflect on how to align our practices with our values.

– Guy Sayles

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