Mining the Gold of Conflict | Myrna Lewis | TEDxCapeTown





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Published on Sep 8, 2015

Tension and conflict is given a bad rap; they are however opportunities for transformation.
Myrna Lewis has designed the 'U+Me Let's Talk' process to enable you to face foes, resolve the conflict, improve the relationship
and gain personal growth.

Myrna is a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of transformative leadership and facilitation. She together with her late husband Gregory Lewis a co-founded the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy whilst assisting South Africa's utility company transform from an Apartheid driven organization to align with South Africa's new democracy. Myrna has a M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology. Myrna consults locally and internationally around the complex issues rooted in personal, social, political change, diversity and minority issues. Myrna is the recipient of a 2001 Ashoka Fellowship award from the Ashoka Foundation based in Washington. In 2006, the United Nations recognised Deep Democracy as one of 80 leading African innovations, In 2008 Myrna was Finalist in the South African Business Women of the Year award In 2008 she published her book “Inside the NO – Five Steps to Decisions that Last”. Myrna is the mother of two and grandmother of four and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


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