Getting Closer at Colour

‘Getting Closer’ at Colour   A run through the ‘news’ page on Colour’s website (www.colour.ca) will quickly reveal a business playing full out and succeeding in the advertising world. They are a co-creative company with a conscience. I am interested in the intention Colour, and in particular, President, Chris Keevill, brings to his employees, his clients and his community. Is this a business manifesting some form of spirituality in the workplace? It didn’t take long for me to answer in the affirmative. Chris is a genuine human being. He is able and willing to share his experience. He listens with care and curiosity, and responds thoughtfully. He is generous with his time and energy. I immediately felt comfortable in his presence I think what I experienced first hand, is the approach Colour uses with their clients. They call it, ‘getting closer’. This approach requires one person to be fully present to another. There are many kinds of distractions competing for our attention all the time. The ‘getting closer’ approach requires that one skillfully filter distractions by consciously setting a priority in one’s mind and heart to be present. Not a rigid form of attention. More like a wine taster, using all their senses. Being fully present requires the heart, mind and body be all in one place, at the same time. An authentic inquiry. How inspiring to find a business, particularly in the media, that senses the public’s need and the desire to be heard. This can only be accomplished when we slow down and take the time to listen. I don’t know if it is a factor of...