I loved Chris’ laugh and his boundless energy. His use of music to help identify the values levels was just the best, so much fun to observe and participate with him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him! Drew Whitler, July 30, 2015
Chris Cowan, the Mind Behind Spiral Dynamics
I was not an easy student, but Chris was patient with my questions – he had heard them all before but was understanding and kind nevertheless. Together with Natasha, their confidence and answers washed away by queries and I now proselytise SD everywhere and anywhere, much to the chagrin of my husband! Thank you Natasha […]
Chris was a brilliant man and scholar, with an outstanding sense of humour. I will always be thankful for the straight forward manner with which he cleared issues and guided my thinking. Never to be forgotten.
I remember Chris as a very kind and humorous person. Just when we started the seminar, he ironically – and self-ironically – pointed out some important things we should keep in mind. He always stayed calm and kind and seemed to be someone who maintained a childish attitude in both, playfulness and his view as […]
I remember reading the Spiral Dynamics book in the early 2000s and feeling so delighted that there was actually a theory that so eloquently and elegantly captured a developmental perspective of human growth. Years later, when I was able to actually attend the Spiral Dynamics training in Santa Barbara with Chris and Natasha, I felt […]
“What you see and what you say about what you see, says more about you than about what you see.” Thank you very much for the insights and wisdom you provided in your SD level 1+2 course at Dusseldorf, Germany in 2010. It broadened my understanding of human systems. Ralf B., July 30, 2015
Dear Chris, What to write? You……..Leaving by surprise to another world…. too fast. I want to thank you for everything you’ve taught me about Graves and many other things. I want to thank you for the times we’ve met. Our relationship over the many years. And above all, for the kind and honest person you […]
It was a pleasure to work with Chris on improving the Spiral Dynamics site. You will be missed.