The Empowerment Dynamic Awards Endorsement to Prison Of Peace

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David Emerald, author of The Power of TED* (The Empowerment Dynamic), searches for and endorses companies who utilize the the TED* business model. After a recent search Emerald chose and officially endorses Prison of Peace as a prime example of using the principles of TED* in groups habitually caught in victim and drama triangle roles.

David Emerald , co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center and author of The Power of TED* (The Empowerment Dynamic) searches for business models and individuals who exemplify the principles of TED* (The Empowerment Dynamic) as examples of working and living within the psychological framework of Creator, Coach, and Challenger.

After a recent search, Emerald officially announces his endorsement to Laurel Kaufer and Doug Noll, founder of Prison of Peace as a prime example of using the principles of TED* in groups habitually caught in victim and drama triangle roles.

Prison of Peace ( is a non-profit organization, teaching women serving life sentences peacemaking skills to become mediators and mentors to fellow inmates and their families. As this population of women shift from a life of violence by learning how to resolve conflict with compassion and skill, they reconnect with family members and learn to serve others as peacemakers.

“These women were the outcasts of our society. Yet within them lies the power of service to others and the power of personal redemption even if they will never be free. This is a lesson and an example of hope and transformation as the women who engage in our program conduct peace circles, mediate conflicts, and reduce violence in prison,” explains Noll, author of Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (Prometheus Books, April 2011).

Emerald considers Kaufer and Noll’s mission a prime example of The Empowerment Dynamic. “The traditional model of the correctional system propagates the incarcerated to view their lives through the lens of the DDT (Dreaded Drama Triangle) where the victim, persecutor and rescuer roles are perpetuated. By creating an innovative program like the Prison of Peace movement, the participating women shift from victims to creators, coaches and challengers, promoting personal empowerment, which can create cultural shifts within their family systems. This will potentially and positively affect generations, offering quantum changes in personal beliefs, attitudes and develop conflict free relationships for the future of the women’s extended families,” Emerald explains.

“The mission of TED* is to step away from problem-oriented approaches and walk into self-leadership and empowerment. Our goal is to support and applaud organizations and individuals like Laurel Kaufer and Doug Noll and the Prison of Peace who mirror our message of empowerment through personal and organizational paradigm shifts using the TED* model.”

David Emerald is an engaging consultant, master facilitator, executive coach, speaker and author. What sets David apart is his authentic style of presenting his inspirational and practical material aimed toward stepping groups away from problem-oriented approaches. He is co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center (Bainbridge Island, WA). As director of the Center's Organizational Leadership and Self Leadership practice areas, David’s passion lays in supporting individuals, teams, and organizations in making conscious shifts toward leading and working from an outcome-focused orientation. His principals and frameworks are based on his nearly 30 years of study, observation and application of his lessons of collaboration with a wide range of individuals and organizations. David Emerald is the author of The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), an illustrated fable on self-leadership.

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