The Great Reset is a series of open and respectful conversations about important current topics of interest that bring people together around an exchange of thoughts, ideas, and experiences.
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It’s been said, “strangers are only friends we have yet to meet.” We’d love to meet you so permit us to tell you a little bit about ourselves.
Two years ago, The Great Reset began as a wish of our founder, Kalinda Fisher, to have civil conversations with people at a time when only surface speak was conducted in what was becoming a volatile, politically charged period in our history. She noticed people could not converse for any length of time without a change in tone, as people felt challenged or threatened if they spoke their views. A Social Media invitation to join in conversation at her dining room table resulted in an outpouring of people interested in “talking.” After the one time they gathered, it turned out they wanted more conversations about heretofore tough conversations (opioids, suicide, health care, racial inequality, etc.), hence The Great Reset was born.
Within a year, while meeting monthly, conversation tables sprung up in states around the US. Nashville’s Channel 5 came on-site into Kalinda’s dining room, filmed, and aired what they saw, leaving the often-asked question, what next? Realizing the people all over want to be heard, want to be respected, and want to have their say about what they believe in a safe, humble environment, TGR has now become a not-for-profit making conversations to anyone wanting to become involved, either as hosts or participants.
TGR offers a candid, relaxed, unintimidating setting for individuals to share beliefs from all sides of the table.
TGR is based upon the premise that conversations can be civil and informative when all parties agree to give each other dignity.
TGR requires that participants treat one another with deference and decency borne out of a mutual desire for civil conversation.
TGR, through kindness and grace offered to one another, creates a family who, as all families, may not totally agree, but give each other a platform to speak and to be heard.
TGR believes that its participants will be free to converse with consideration for others feelings, concern for their emotional well-being and charitable thoughtfulness.
TGR participants learn to listen and look for the nuances in others’ conversations, reading body language and facial expressions, which written words alone cannot express. This opens the door for them to be empathetic to the other person’s point of view, whether they agree or not.
TGR becomes a united community of people who are willing to learn and grow and discover community through conversation.
Participants in our community roundtables come from across the U.S. and the World, with representation from Colombia, France, Italy, Kenya, Rwanda, Spain, and the United Kingdom.