Broadening the playing field. "Stay in your head and your are dead." My work is to boldly invite you to connect with your body, integrating yourself through flow states to create dynamic development and sustainable change. Using Situational Leadership and the wisdom in Self-Organisation; the work is to grow self awareness to build practical tools for management, leadership and a powerful connection to your life.  

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Different approaches I can offer your company

FLOCKING: COLLECTIVE IMPROVISED ACTION

Collective Improvised Movement

FLOCKING: COLLECTIVE IMPROVISED ACTION (CIA)

IDEAL FOR PROGRAMS RELATING TO: VUCA, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, CULTURE CHANGE, MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT, PERSONAL AWARENESS, TEAM AWAY DAYS, INNOVATION

This is a technology based on how birds fly together, or fish swim together.  I have been developing it over the last 15 years and run it with senior managers, modelling the power of self-organisation and real trust in your people as well as self discover and awareness, also for junior managers to help them understand leading teams, managing people and personal mastery.  

Collective Improvised Action (CIA) supports and complements the theoretical and strategic work in your program delivery as an immersive experience, kinesthetic or practical activity that puts the ideas into action:  Learning Group Emergence - Team Flow - Situational Leadership - Visceral Immersion of Wholeness - Work Group to Team - Self-Organisation and Connection. 

It is delivered in six phases, can take a day, or an afternoon, or can be laced into a larger program, separating the phases. 

Phase One - Learning the basic outline, understanding the singular, understanding the 'work group' or 'hero' or 'The Great man' leadership models. 

Phase Two - Encountering the group, learning the common purpose, connecting with each other and self, understanding wholeness or collective unconsciousness.

Phase Three - Expanding awareness to the outside world and uncontrollable external inputs, starting to witness the rules changing, adaptation and trust in the team. 

Phase Four - Adding more elements of change and disruption, change in formation, real team work, Situational Leadership, Innovation, Self-Organising

Phase Five - Personal choice, individual, levying personal strengths, taking risks, witness emergence, mass innovation, ultimate collaboration and embracing diversity, experience dynamic functioning chaos, or self-organising. 

Phase Six - Debrief, reflection, personal profiling

Through a series of well poised questions, personal journal reflection, pair discussion and finally full group discussion we can gather observations of the experience of group emergence, self-organisation, potential of an engaged team, adaptability, dynamic decision making, models of leadership, group dynamics, personal dynamics, personal preferences, and observations of others.  This would be something we would develop specifically for a program or client needs. 


CONNECTION CREATURE

 Connection Creature

Connection Creature

Connection Creature is a playful way to understand more about your ways of connecting with others. By acknowledging the importance of connection to create a more fofulling human experience, we play with and expand the awareness of how we are able to connect and where we could develop our skills to be more effective. Through movement and sharing of my research, this workshop develops your skills of connect to others, giving you concrete skills to play with and create understanding in your process. The first essential part of connecting to the others, is establishing a strong connection with self, or an ability to hear your inner voice.  Like any skill, this ability to hear your self needs attention and practice which is where we begin. Working through large themes like saying 'yes' or 'no', creating and holding ranges of distance, asking for what you need and engaging in play we find the joy and understanding in our approach to connection. 


TAKE FLIGHT

 Photo by Dean Drobot

Photo by Dean Drobot

TAKE FLIGHT

*no previous experience needed*

IDEAL FOR PROGRAMS RELATING TO: VUCA, PERSONAL AWARENESS, TEAM AWAY DAYS, INNOVATION

This 1-day workshop is for teams of beginners looking at the versatility of self and our ability to feel centred when the world around is changing. Using aerial equipment and techniques, I will engage with the beginner to enliven and excite the very essence of humanity. Starting with floor techniques, and strengthening exercises, we use very inclusive aerial equipment to ignite play and full body awareness. This is a completely original class looking at our proprioception nervous system and how we can learn to adapt to new positions in life.

Develop your courage to act. Awaken your whole-self, find play and joy in your mind and body, breathing a renewed perspective into the rest of your life. This 1-day intensive workshop will ignite personal joy and start your journey towards overcoming fears and developing inner confidence.

On the physical level, the human body has proven to work very well with inversions. Reversing the effect of gravity on the body stimulates your lymphatic and endocrine system, helps lengthen and lubricate joints including the spine, improves your spatial awareness and posture, alleviates stress, improves focus, balance, and brain function by flushing the head with larger volumes of oxygenated blood. Above all this, the techniques we use with the aerial cocoon are extremely accessible and fun. 


THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY

 THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY

IDEAL FOR PROGRAMS RELATING TO: INNOVATION, LEADERSHIP, VUCA, PERSONAL AWARENESS, TEAM DEVELOPMENT (WORK GROUP INTO TEAM), CULTURE CHANGE


We have grown very focussed on productivity and efficiency in our working lives. This has more often than not eliminated our ability and generosity in play. As the old adage goes, we do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing. Our minds have been proven to be flexible up until the day we die, if we choose to use them.

This workshop explores the necessity for play in our busy lives, taking inspiration from the animal kingdom and the litany of research on the subject. It explores and releases the fears around play, immersing you in activities that allow you to re-discover your innate ability to drop into a playful state. It will give you practical ways to bring the skills into any working day, and personal life.

Guaranteed to breathe new life into your work and play, this intensive workshop brings our experts on play into your life for incredible results. 


AWAKEN YOUR BLISS

IDEAL FOR PROGRAMS RELATING TO: INNOVATION, LEADERSHIP, VUCA, PERSONAL AWARENESS, TEAM DEVELOPMENT (WORK GROUP INTO TEAM), CULTURE CHANGE

AWAKEN YOUR BLISS
This one day intensive workshop is for those who would like to explore the courage to act, and develop the ability to find bliss, joy and freedom through the mind/body connection. This form of play has exponential positive effects on all other areas of life.

Bringing all the senses alive, we have a facility to experience more of the world around us, increasing awareness and mindfulness in our daily life. The joy in exploration and understanding of our physical body in space brings a sense of place, increasing confidence, self worth and expression.

Developing both the individual and the individual in group, this day will bring new insight into ways of engaging with others. Finding clarity in old patterns and bravely building new ways of interacting we can start to get different results from the people around us, and deeper joy in our daily life. This will be a physical day, be ready to sweat and work in bare feet. All levels will be catered for. 


ROUNDTABLE'S SHINE

ROUNDTABLE'S SHINE

Empowering leadership for sustainable culture change, diversity and innovation.

Shine is an exciting global initiative created to address the gender balance in leadership decision making by creating cultures that are empowering for everyone. Unique in its delivery, Shine is not a lecture driven programme of key speakers and case studies. It is a truly transformational experiential journey of self-discovery and personal action. Combining leadership development and business skills with well-being, resilience and self mastery, we enable participants to Shine in all aspects of life leading to individual empowerment and sustainable change. 

For more information please download the Shine Brochure here and to access an incredible collection of resources, please visit: www.globalshineinitiative.org


MASK AND MOVEMENT

Mask and Movement

Through the ancient art forms of mask making and movement we facilitate a unique experience of discovery, mindfulness and play. The workshop is designed to allow the participant to build self-confidence and understand the workings of a group dynamic.  Click here for more details.