Speaking with inspiration, projecting confidence in your abilities, feeling connected to your team and your job, transforming stress into creativity and inspiration; these are the themes central to the workshops I organize for businesses and organizations. Your voice is critical as a means for you to radiate presence, trustworthiness and authenticity. Learn to allow your own voice to resonate in harmony with your true nature and the message you want to convey. Through vocal and singing techniques to get in touch with your inner sound you will develop tools to deal with stress, and find that your speech and communication skills have a new and very different dimension. You will find out how unique your voice is, and that she has the power to guide you on your path in this changing world.
Each of us has a specific (unconscious) way to influence others in order to reach a certain goal. Only few know that several influencing types have been thoroughly investigated and can be applied in various situations. For change programs as well as for other endevours it is important to understand the specifics and implications of each of the influencing types especially when it takes to build trust for reaching an extraordinary goal. The workshop enables participants to learn and to try out the various ways of influencing and building trust. Approx. 20% of the time is allocated for providing input to the group, the remaining time is reserved for role play and interaction.
Over the past 20 years, neurosciences have substantially increased our knowledge of the human brain. A new approach developed by a group of scientists led by Jacques Fradin have developed a framework and related tools to help us in our understanding as well as optimization of human, relational and organizational behavior.
The workshop will start with a framework explaining the role of 4 decision centers of our brain and how they interact in a multifunctional way. Then we will see how this framework can help in 3 fields:
- Individual change: our personality, our belief system, our profound motivations as drivers for change –
- Group change: Spotting various personalities in a group, detecting limiting believes, dominant and submissive positions of people in the group and how to put the group in an open and creative mind by using the adaptative decision center (as opposed to the routine decision center).
- Relations and communications in the group from a neurosciences perspective.
Let your fingers do the talking! This Lego® Serious Play® activity, will encourage participants to think beyond their own world of change, extend their own change role and see how they depend on others to successfully deliver change. Tables will work together to build the best change team they can, using a range of unique and different Lego® bricks whilst also getting the opportunity to understand the power of collaboration, co-operation and change agent networks to deliver change.
Dealing with volatility and uncertainty is rapidly becoming the number one challenge of corporate life. We live in a world where all things are intricately related. One thing here may have a huge effect there.The more complex the system the more likely the outcome is surprising and hidden from our rational understanding. The increasing disruptive changes we witness, result from a built up tension in the system that is waiting to be released. To my experience this process resembles the creation of works of art. As an artist and consultant I offer non-linear experiences in the workplace to develop organizational capacity to disrupt or deal with disruption. I believe this is becoming one of the most important 21th centrury skills. Participants are invited to experience complexity and develop disruptive competences in this surprising, creative and artistic activity.
What is it that you want to bring alive in your work? In this workshop you are invited to work on your story, dig deeper and lift it to the next level. A good story inspires heads, hands and hearts. A great story is connected to our dreams and hopes and speaks to issues and topics in the wider world. It is authentic and purposeful. It extends an invitation and makes ideas concrete and actionable.
These elements are part of a powerful story framework that we are going to explore in this session. After a short introduction we will revisit your personal backstory. With the gems and inspiration found there, we will travel to the future you want to create – constructing the building blocks for your story along the way. The session closes with a story circle in which you share your story, gather feedback and partake in the stories of your colleagues.
When doing facilitation and training, it is very important to understand the energy in the group, also is important that the energy flows in a reciprocal way. This introductory workshops to the Inka tradition offer a good mix of theoretical background information and practical exercises for connecting with the world of living energies and harmonizing your energy field. The workshop invites you to develop your personal and collective practice of Reciprocal Leadership.
The training offers:
- To learn what is Ayni (Reciprocation), Minka (Collective work), and Ayllu (Community)
- To reclaim and grow our relationship to Mother Earth
- To understand and grow our practice of Reciprocal Leadership
So, a merger or an acquisition has taken place
… or you are assigned to conduct a new project team which involves various competences and mindsets and you find yourself struggling because
… in this novel situation, you and your teams need to work with new people that you don’t know, coming from a different personal and organizational culture. Moreover, you may have even been competitors just some months ago. So how can you make sure that you can, as soon as possible, create a collaborative field of trust in such a complex environment where things seem to be a bit chaotic?
The ancient art of juggling in its principal is a continuous attempt to bring a kind of stability to chaos. Juggling is not so difficult as it appears to be and participants in this workshop will learn to juggle 3 balls in a clear time of 30 minutes! Even if juggling is considered to be an individual art, they will have the opportunity to juggle together. The whole process combines both physical and social interactions, which are essential for creating connection and initiating trust. Juggling introduces a self-trusting attitude, a kind of “I can learn anything I wish to”. Most importantly for participants, by increasing their self-confidence, they will feel more trustful and will shine out more trustworthy.
As You Open Your Eyes invites you to the homes and places of communities the world over. We will be the guests of people who have found a way to overcome sometimes life threatening challenges.
During the workshop we will watch and discuss one episode in a series of beautiful, touching and inspiring documentaries where, in 30 minutes, communities tell their own story of change. Each of the six communities in the series has a compelling story to tell. They are spread around the world, and the challenges they face are as diverse as their cultures, societies and economies. Each episode in the series tells one of these stories, including the essence of the different stages, emotions, difficulties and creative solutions encountered along the way.
During the workshop we will explore what we learn from a community that may seem very different to the groups or teams to which we belong. Interactive reflections will make us realise that we can do it too!
Participants will not leave the room before they will have established their own small feasible action plan towards a change in their very own community, team or workplace.
In this workshop, participants will be exposed to the basic principles and tools of applied improvisation and will be invited to use these principles and tools for personal development, team building, creativity, innovation and wellbeing. Applied improvisation argues that creativity happens collaboratively by using the principle of short turn taking between individuals in the group. Creating an atmosphere of positive purpose, everyone is encouraged to contribute. Fear, suspicion and anxiety are replaced with focus, creativity and sense of collaboration. This approach allows individuals, groups and organisations to release their creative potential. The exercises in applied improvisation encourage risk taking, playfulness and to be in the moment. Consequently participants will find that they are having fun whilst also developing or challenging their existing mind-set. It is a way to unlearn to give space for new learning. Learn to be flexible and explore multiple perspectives. Be at ease in an uncertain world and be resilient, compassionate and playful.