[permaculture] Fw: Re: [earthactivist] Does anyone have info on?

Lee Flier leeflier at comcast.net
Wed Dec 16 15:28:05 EST 2009

Thanks Isabel for posting this... Vladislav may be doing cool things at 
his place but his response seems awfully strange.  I can't imagine that 
someone qualified to teach a PDC would "shy away" from even being 
*named* as an instructor for a PDC... ???

Udan Farm wrote:
> I posted something on the Earthactivist list (Starhawk's) and received this response...
> --- On Wed, 12/16/09, Vladislav Davidzon <vladislav.davidzon at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Vladislav Davidzon <vladislav.davidzon at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [earthactivist] Does anyone have info on?
> To: earthactivist at yahoogroups.com
> Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 12:55 PM
> Hi there,
> Common Circle Education is my company;  we're in our fifth year
> of operations and have programs in three states;  we just opened
> our new school in Berkeley, CA where I am based, offering over
> 200 hours *every month* of permaculture, nvc, yoga, and meditation.
> I have studied with Starhawk, Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton,
> Marshall Rosenberg, Joanna Macy and other really well known
> instructors.  My own background combines a very strong
> knowledge of marketing and business (I've been starting
> companies since I was 16) with a pretty solid grounding
> in this work.   I've also spent time doing human rights
> work in Palestine/Israel and bring quite an understanding
> of the political layer into this work.   The result of all this is
> a completely unique company -- we're doing something very
> different with tremendous potential resulting.
> Our instructors are some of the most well-known folks in this
> movement;  but because we cater to really mainstream audiences
> my experience has been that we simply do not need to provide
> more information than what we provide on our website.  I am
> also fiercely protective of the relationships I have
> developed with our instructors over the last five years --
> and tend to simply shy clear of all the politics of this
> movement.
> Providing less information is a very deliberate marketing tactic
> on our part for two reasons:  the majority of the people who
> sign up for our courses (90%+) never contact us once before
> paying for the course on our website;  and the 10% who really
> want their hands held, we want to e-mail us so we can then
> really follow up with them and get them signed up.
> I hope this answers your questions!
> Much gratitude and love,
> Vladislav
> --
> Vladislav Davidzon, CEO
> Common Circle Education
> www.commoncircle.com

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