Jason and I met over a meet and greet on LinkedIn. An executive coach, Poet Jason D. Bland is a creative thought leader in transformational leadership. He is passionate about evoking awareness, bringing clarity, and discovering new paths to a meaningful and fulfilled life through his writing as well as his executive coaching and leadership consulting.
Jason’s poetry touched me from my very first read, and I knew I wanted to work with him to create a manuscript worth pitching. While our work together has officially ended, I continue to send Jason opportunities to showcase his work to journals, magazines, and book publishers.
In his Life in Four Seasons: A Collection of Poems on Nature, Wonder, and Transformation, Jason masterfully uses evocative language to paint a picture of nature’s power over our everyday lives… if only we will take the time to listen, to look, to be, and appreciate the beauty of what is around us throughout every season of life.
I was able to integrate his poem into another client’s project. Have You Ever Listened? strikes at the heart and importance of taking time to reconnect with nature – to see, hear, feel, and experience the power of breathing in the beauty of nature and its power to help us refocus our lives and see all that is given as a gift, not to squander, but to cherish. This poem has been selected as a “second” foreword for Bo Parfet’s book, The Precipice of Life: Leadership and Personal Growth Insights from a Mountaineer’s Edge.)