Liminal Collective’s collaboration with the Royal College of Art and Logitech was an inspiration. The power of design and creativity saw humanity overcoming a challenging future, 180 years from now.

A visualization of one of the RCA teams’ visions for humanity in 2200 — of genetically modified mangroves supporting life following climate change flooding.

The Liminal Collective team is deeply interested in creativity and its role in pushing the boundaries of human performance. So it was our privilege to collaborate with the Royal College of Art on their annual RCA Grand Challenge.

The RCA has been around for about 180 years and is the pre-eminent school for art and design in the world. Alumni include the likes of Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney…


Liminal Collective’s Jurgen Heitmann shares key lessons from his life experience, including the important role of nature as a source of learning and keeping an explorer’s mindset.

Jurgen Heitmann, co-founder Liminal Collective

Liminal Collective’s Jurgen Heitmann had the privilege of learning from some of our nation’s greatest leaders in National Security and the Special Operations community, across the domains of unique teams, diplomacy, innovative technology, physical capacity, and decision-making in dynamic environments. Yet he identifies nature as one of his most profound sources in learning and keeping an explorer’s mindset throughout his life. Here, Jurgen shares key lessons from his lifetime of interaction with mountains…


What The Seven Virtues Can Teach Us About Life, Character, Business And Parenting

A statue of Aristotle in his birthplace of Stagira, Greece

Dr. Peter Rea is Vice President of Integrity and Ethics at Parker Hannifin Corporation, a leader in motion and control technologies. He is also Professor of Business Administration at Baldwin Wallace University, a member of the Samson Academy Faculty, a member of Ohio University’s Medical School Advisory Board, and co-author of Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-based Culture and Performance with Alan Kolp and Jamie Stoller.

And Dr. Peter Rea is captivating. So captivating, in fact, that we wanted to share a Q&A we…


10 Lessons We Can Learn From Coronavirus

Modern culture venerates the new. Yet, there’s a reason wisdom from the past is still part of today’s discourse. Our ancestors knew a thing or two about struggle, conflict and pestilence. They would have recognized Covid-19 as a plague, just as we do. Yet, we also have an opportunity to use their wisdom to clarify our purpose in the face of it. They used rituals, such as rites of passage, to find belonging and purpose in times of uncertainty and large transition. …


Ancestral Rituals Can Teach Us Something About Coronavirus

Tuareg boys who reach puberty undergo veiling ceremonies, or elmengoudi — a rite of passage

Modern culture venerates the new. Yet, there’s a reason wisdom from the past is still part of today’s discourse. Our ancestors knew a thing or two about struggle, conflict and pestilence. They would have recognized Covid-19 as a plague, just as we do. Yet, we also have an opportunity to use their wisdom to clarify our purpose in the face of it. They used rituals, such as rites of passage, to find belonging and purpose in times of uncertainty and large transition. …


Living Liminality

Teenage Maasai with painted face after the ‘emorata’ ceremony — the circumcision and right of passage to become a member of the warrior or ‘moran’ class

Modern culture venerates the new. Yet, there’s a reason wisdom from the past is still part of today’s discourse. Our ancestors knew a thing or two about struggle, conflict and pestilence. They would have recognized Covid-19 as a plague, just as we do. Yet, we also have an opportunity to use their wisdom to clarify our purpose in the face of it. They used rituals, such as rites of passage, to find belonging and purpose in times of uncertainty and large transition. …


A perspective from Liminal Collective's Coleman Ruiz, casting insight on life at home during the coronavirus pandemic.‍

This isn't a "I know better." It's also not an "aha, now everyone sees what it feels like!" The tone I'm hoping to strike is one of collective encouragement. A "you can do this!" We can do this. I've had a half dozen conversations of the same type this week, and heard two interviews that nudged me to write this.

Quite frankly, and completely honestly, I've been surprised to hear some people reference things like, America has never been through something like this. Not…


Strong processes get the best from teams and support in challenging times. Focus on three areas: Cadence, Culture and Reflection.

In recent days, we have been humbled to take part in multiple conversations with frontline medical staff, discussing the challenges of battling this growing pandemic. Our conversations have illuminated an often overlooked factor of high performance — behind any great team are great processes.

While not always exciting or cutting-edge, strong processes can help you get the best from your team and serve as a backbone of support during crises and challenges. …


As our first weeks of remote work come to a close, many of us are reflecting upon recent days and our new realities in this global upheaval. For many, it may feel like the insurgents (i.e. kids and pets etc) are plotting to overthrow the household, and a new way of living and working under one roof is slowly being realized. This new normal is no better captured than by tweets from parents who began juggling homeschooling and working from home this week.

While it’s easy to fall into the reactionary mode of “OMG, what are we doing here!”, we…

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