Guiding the Rising Generation of prominent families

Breaking Moments and Liminality

The research uncovered commonalities among the experiences of the people we spoke to irrespective of their background, their gender or where they grew up in the World.

One such commonality was the presence of what we refer to as ‘Breaking Moments’ in their lives. These are events that can seem insignificant or be very significant at the time, but that lead to a period of ‘Liminality’, or a feeling of being betwixt and between.

For one of our participants it was being fired by their father via an email whilst on holiday, for another it was a seemingly throw away comment from their grandfather, for another it was breaking their arm.

We each experience ‘Breaking Moments’ in our lives and what can come from them is fascinating.

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