Don Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the Transition Movement in a variety of capacities over the past decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition Sarasota (Florida) from 2010 to 2016. A certified Transition Trainer and experienced facilitator, Don currently works part-time for Transition US. He also holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University.
What do you love about Transition? That it offers a hopeful, comprehensive alternative to the status quo. That it is constantly evolving itself in order to be more effective.
If there was one thing you would change about your journey through Transition, what would it be, and what would help you do it? I would have benefitted from knowing how to build an organization that could scale and thrive beyond my personal involvement from the outset. Although I’ve read books and talked with many others about this, experience has been, by far, my greatest teacher.
When you’re not doing Transition, what do you do? Gardening, riding my bike, reading, playing music and writing songs, shooting pool, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
What one piece of advice would you give someone new to Transition? Remember there is no one right way to do Transition.