If you see work as a journey toward fulfillment, each challenge transforms who you are. Work becomes more like art: you work for the joy of working. This is the attitude that Skillful Means fosters.
– Tarthang Tulku, Introduction to Masterwork
Center for Skillful Means (CSM) is a training, coaching and consulting start-up, with a very long history. CSM is the offspring of the knowledge developed while applying of Skillful Means in a for-profit printing company and over 20 non-profit organizations under the auspices of Tarthang Tulku, author of Skillful Means and Mastering Successful Work.
The way we work with individuals, teams, and organizations is based on the teachings of Skillful Means presented by Tarthang Tulku, an accomplished Tibetan Lama. The CSM formally began offering services to companies and non-profit organizations in 2005 and has since provided consultation, training, and professional development services to help individuals and organizations flourish.
Skillful Means begins when we decide work matters – and that work is a place where we can apply ourselves to achieve our fullest potential. We work with you to instill ways of working that unlock the fullest potential of your project, your organization, and you.
Director, Center for Skillful Means
He has also authored two books MasterWork – Mastering Time(Dharma Publishing, 2000), which describes his years as director of a printing company that was managed according to Skillful Means principles, and Living without Regret – Human experience in Light of Tibetan Buddhism (Dharma Publishing, 2006), a personal reflection on the process of growing old and death in light of Tibetan Buddhist teachings.
He currently lives at Ranta Ling Retreat Center in Cazadero, CA where he also serves as Director of Dharma Publishing.
Consultant, Center for Skillful Means
In addition to her Skillful Means work, she has an active practice in both real estate investment & analysis as well as massage therapy – keeping her mind simultaneously focused and balanced. She has discovered it is possible to get outstanding results at anything one chooses when the body and mind are sensitive, focused and united.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill.