"And you—what of your rushed
and useful life? Imagine setting it all down—
papers, plans, appointments, everything—
leaving only a note: "Gone
to the fields to be lovely. Be back
when I'm through blooming."
~Lynn Ungar, Camas Lilies
Living Wholeness Institute: We work with citizens, teams, organizations, Institutions and social movements around the globe on initiatives that are transforming broken systems and creating new, deeply sustainable social realities. We initiate conversations and practices for participatory democracy in civil society and transform social protest into new forms of collective entrepreneurship. We work with Institutions such as the European Commission to host multi-stakeholder and participatory gatherings that generate collective intelligence for policy and partnerships. And we bring people together with the deeper stories of their individual and collective callings ... mysterious....
The SIZ (the Systemic Innovation Zone- Greece) was initiated in 2010 by a group of Greek and international friends to support leaders and emerging innovators to convene, converse and collaborate in and through times of personal and collective chaos. The Art of Participatory Leadership, Greece.
Art of Hosting - Athens - we then co-founded the AoH-Greece to create an ongoing community of practice.
The Amoeba / The Hara Practice Collaborative: created by Maria Scordialos, Sarah Whiteley, Linda Mitchell, Simone Poutnik and Hendrik Tiesinga and myself. Working together as a Collaborative for 2 years to co-create the practice ground of two Social Labs - The Finance Innovation Lab-UK and Tasting the Future - initiated by the WWF-UK and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
The Art of Hosting: is a network of practitioners of living systems and participatory approaches and methodologies ... is an approach to leadership that scales up from the personal to the systemic using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation and the co-creation of innovation to address complex challenges. It is based on a practitioner network, with local communities of practice. An international group of stewards (of which I am one) hold the deeper practice pattern and the integrity of the global network.
The Art of Participatory Leadership Collaborative: We are a group of 30+ practitioners from the Art of Hosting network who are stewarding the Art of Participatory Leadership (AoPL) practice into the European Commission. Through AoPL trainings, multi-stakeholder conferences and events, and working strategically within DGs (departments) we are seeding a living systems approach to help shift the culture of the Commission's bureaucracy towards collaborative, participatory practice.
Conscious Kitchen: from seed to table, into our stomachs and back to the land, the Conscious Kitchen explores this cycle of nourishment. It is an intentional exploration of our relationship to what and how we eat, how we become conscious of and move in tandem with the natural cycles and seasons of life, and how we integrate conscious practice into every element of our lives, our organization's operations or our systemic work. It's a practice I bring wherever I go, and is foundational to the outdoor kitchen at Axladitsa.
Giftival a global gathering of celebration, inquiry, sharing, and practices of Gift and Gift cultures.
New Stories: A collaboratory of people and a constellation of projects gathered around a central flame of nurturing the emergence of new stories for who we are as humanity, what we can become together and how to navigate the process of change. We believe the stories we tell ourselves set our course for the future.