OUR CORE VALUES

I SEE YOU

SEEING means seeing people as humans first. For who they really are , through their background and experiences – not the label we put on them when they disagree in view from us.

I HEAR YOU

HEARING is the ability to become a more active listener. Coming to an engagement with a true intent to learn – rather than to control a conversation.

I RESPECT YOU

RESPECT means acknowledging an individual’s values and opinions – without being forced or compelled to change your own. To restrain from name calling, shaming, judging, and belittling. To honor the right of others to express their opinions.

Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTIONS

What is 'WALK THE RIDGE'?

A movement that promotes the practice of greater civility, by improving habits and our accountability.

AND

A learning organization that teaches this practice to individuals, companies, and organizations.

What (and Where) is Incivility?

Incivility is rude behavior, actions, and communication toward others. Many common facets include blaming, shaming, name-calling, hate speech, purposeful disrespect, poor listening and an unwillingness toward empathy and understanding.

Incivility is extremely common. It happens everywhere and every day – at home, work, schools, in the community, and online.

What is OUR Mission?

The media and political leaders on both sides recognize polarizing tribalism in society’s diverse opinions. Their content and its delivery purposefully stirs up our anger and need to control – two very powerful and addictive behaviors.  

The mission of WALK THE RIDGE is to grow ‘Circles of Civility’. A bottom-up individualistic approach to teaching, spreading, and building better habits for engagement and communication. Over time, as these circles overlap people and engagement, they will spread from families to communities to leaders…and then into society.

Why the wristbands?

The bands function as an anchor, reminding wearers to engage others with more listening, learning, and respect.

When others notice you wearing the band, it also provides a ‘teachable moment’ from you to them – and to gift them a band. It also makes the wearer both personally and publicly accountable for their civil behavior. 

How are you a learning organization?

One of the biggest misconceptions about civility is that we can just BE CIVIL – like keeping a light switch turned on.

Many HR leaders don’t even take civility seriously – until it turns into harassment or discrimination. Like so many other behaviors, civility is a soft or core skill that must be learned, practiced, and made into a supportive habit. So Walk The Ridge has a learning arm for businesses and organizations. 

Please go to the Contact Us page and reach out under support. We have terrific options for powerful speaking and training/consulting engagements for your organization, larger shows, and other interested audiences.  

How do I support WALK THE RIDGE?

We DO NOT take financial donation. 

Individuals, businesses, and organizations support WALK THE RIDGE by buying, wearing and sharing the reminder and partner bands. The bands are for individuals, companies and organizations – and we give a portion of proceeds back to disaster relief efforts.

Motivated individuals can click on the green box by our homepage scrollbar to pledge to be a ‘WALKER’ by giving their first name/last initial.  

WHY IT BEGAN

For years I grew sick and tired of people hating and being hated. Blaming and being blamed. Judging and being judged. Shaming and being shamed.

Our country has become broken and divided – and we must learn to get along. We all share in the responsibility of how our future will look. Together we can…WE MUST work together to bring back civil discourse and treat each other with greater respect and decency.  

An image began to appear.  An image of what we have become; humans who have retreated deep into our separate ideological valleys, unable to see each other. Unwilling to hear each other. Unlikely to respect each other. And with that image came the sense of urgency…

That it’s imperative, for the good of society, to ascend up to the ridge, that highest part of the mountain, where we can see both valleys and discover that there is beauty on both sides.

I began to see an evolving society where more and more people ascended to the ridge, committed to walking together in the spirit of kindness, non-judgement, peace and acceptance. People were happier, less angry, more friendly…..the sky looked brighter…and the world became a better place.  

When we commit to Walking the Ridge, and live it on a daily basis, WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

I See You. I Hear You. I Respect You…I Walk the Ridge.  Will You?

Nellie Ambrose
Founder & CEO

Walk The Ridge

Because Enough IS Enough

For years I grew sick and tired of people hating and being hated. Blaming and being blamed. Judging and being judged. Shaming and being shamed.

Our country has become broken and divided – and we must learn to get along. We all share in the responsibility of how our future will look. Together we can…WE MUST work together to bring back civil discourse and treat each other with greater respect and decency.  

An image began to appear.  An image of what we have become; humans who have retreated deep into our separate ideological valleys, unable to see each other. Unwilling to hear each other. Unlikely to respect each other. And with that image came the sense of urgency…

That it’s imperative, for the good of society, to ascend up to the ridge, that highest part of the mountain, where we can see both valleys and discover that there is beauty on both sides.

I began to see an evolving society where more and more people ascended to the ridge, committed to walking together in the spirit of kindness, non-judgement, peace and acceptance. People were happier, less angry, more friendly…..the sky looked brighter…and the world became a better place.  

When we commit to Walking the Ridge, and live it on a daily basis, WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

I See You. I Hear You. I Respect You…I Walk the Ridge.  Will You?

Nellie Ambrose
Founder & CEO

Walk The Ridge is a movement that promotes the daily practice of respect & civility between people with different views & ideologies. COPYRIGHT 2018 - All Rights Reserved

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