Saturday, 28 May 2016

Welcome to my blog “Patterns of Aliveness”

I believe our globalized world needs innovation through collective leadership, the ability of people to think together and the growth of respect for diversity. This applies to organizational change as much it applies to new forms of cooperation between people and between organizations, locally and globally.

In my work I am dedicated to facilitating the ability of people to collectively design and lead sustainable futures. My experience is that this results in more people owning the future and implementing change wholeheartedly: in the corporate world, public institutions and civil society organizations. Dialogic and collaborative change unfolds its own dynamic and creates fields of resonance. It makes sustainability initiatives more effective. It pushes us to learn faster. It supports us to stay human in the midst of performance demands. And it helps us to remember our story and the larger story we are part of.

 However, I am also aware that I need a better understanding of digital story telling in order to fully utilize my voice and my story.

This poem that has accompanied me for a long time:

“There is a story that lives in us and speaks of our place in the world. It is a story that invites us to love what we love and simply be ourselves. The story is not given to us, it flows naturally from within. To hear it we have only to be silent for a moment and turn our face to the wind.”

(Micheal Jones: find out more about him at

My blog will explore how collaboration, linked to digital story telling, can create greater patterns of aliveness.