We had the good fortune of connecting with Annette Mason and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Annette, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
Hands down, the most significant impact with my kids is sharing the gifts and values of travel.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
2020 has been a lot of things. It is a rare being or business that has gotten out of 2020 unscathed by the events. The pandemic, the social injustices, the ensuing economic backlash, all of it has brought repercussions.
In 2020 Trilogy Design Works, my leadership development practice, was preparing launch immersive travel journeys to enhance life skills (communication, connection, transitions) for busy executives and develop life skills in students in at risk circumstances. My business pivot has been working on my first book to help people adapt and adjust with all the uncertainty and chaos 2020 has presented us.
In 2021 the book and Trilogy Design Works are prepared to help people do some sense making of their 2020 experiences. Further we will act as a guide to introduce resources to help people with their present and plan for their future no matter what comes our way. The book will share tools, frameworks, and practices with readers. The readers will choose what makes sense for them. This is an opportunity to tailor how these resources will work for them, their life, circumstances, and environment. As the designer the reader decides what actions to take to create their future.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am going to tailor this itinerary with an R&R emphasis. Rest and renewal along with safety and wellbeing is my focus for their visit. We can always adapt as the desires and circumstances warrant. My proposed itinerary for the week is based on many opportunities for outdoor recreation and delicious, unique, local dining options.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutouts to people at two specific organizations blazing trails for accessibility. Erik Weihenmayer, Dave Shurna, and Cindy Bean at No Barriers USA, helping people with visible and invisible disabilities discover, “What’s in you is stronger than what’s in your way.”