A few years ago, a friend gave me a rattlesnake skin for my 40th birthday. This led me to a new curiosity about how a rattlesnake shed’s its skin. Did you know just before the snake begins to shed its skin, it is at its most vulnerable to being killed and often hides and if found can be irritable and aggressive? Did you know that after a successful shed, another segment is added to its rattle? And that the rattle wards off enemies and danger and that it is used to confuse and disconcert a potential enemy? How do these lessons about growth and change relate to your personal, community or organizational challenge? These are just some of the rattlesnake lessons for change, to learn more contact us about our Supporting Change and Transitions training and our keynote addresses .