Harry Hutson

Harry Hutson's life purpose is infused with curiosity, and in this essay he explores a topic he has grappled with for two decades. In their book, Putting Hope to Work, his coauthor, Barbara Perry and he make the case for an “agentic” Hope: to realize Hope you must actually do something. But they say, “doing" has limits that Aristotle has contemplated: moderate your expectations for Hope or you may end in despair. Here Hutson introduces Hermes as another ancient source of understanding Hope. Hermes, mercurial and friendly, is a symbol of Hope’s power to show up, unbidden, when you need it most. In his work as a (Hope-filled) executive coach and consultant, Hutson emphasizes the enduring value of purpose for individuals and organizations. He serves on the boards of two nonprofit organizations: The New England Center for Children (autism), and Baltimore Outreach Services (homeless women and their families). www.harryhutson.com 

Email: harryhutsonjr@gmail.com