Luctor et Emergo!

Luctor et Emergo!

Anything worth doing needs a central start of that Story. 
A trigger to get the narrative going and a way to open up the first emotional connection to possible collaboration. As so for the connecting character of Groundwater. After some debate the collaborating team came to an analogy of a fishing floater. This inspired this image of a local physical living environment, floating amidst all groundwater of Holland. It symbolises that groundwater crosses all municipal and regional boundaries and truly connects us all.

START WITH CONTEXT

This project ended up with the creation of two posters. The poster above communicates a shared path to a practical perspective forward, between all parties involved. Creating a shared context is key. Sharing the story about groundwater and the invisible ecosystems that lie below our feet is an important step to start up a process of stakeholder alignment.

GROUNDWATER WORKSHOP

. Once the stage has been set between all who have a stake in that physical living environment AND everyone has been made conscious about what stakes are on the table, it is time to start playing the GAME. 
By working through a map of what lies below, the stakeholders build a shared system of interdependencies, that shows where their stakes conflict and where they amplify each other. The navigator helps to bring the discussion to a shared program of action.

For more information about this project check out the microlearning created by IN BRAIN: https://demo.inbrain.nl/grondwater/

You can also go to the project section of this website to get a more in depth look at the project:https://www.visuallyyours.nl/project/groundwater/

SHINTA’s Quest

SHINTA’s Quest

Lately I have aloud myself to listen more to my gut when it comes to helping people with their thinking. Shinta Oosterwaal is an extra-ordinairilly intuitive system worker, who shares her talent with executives and management teams who need to be brought to a next level of thinker and working together.

I really engaged with Shinta for the first time on a stormy day at the beach in Zandvoort. We had to find the right balance and flow of the Dutch Circular Leadership Conference and she blew my mind with her intuitive way of bringing a hole in our thinking into reality by literally revealing it to us by having us engage with the conference itself. This all sounds a bit free and high fly… but the breakthrough created the right tone we were looking for.

The Dutch Circular Leadership Conference 2019 is behind us and now we are living in a new society in need of ways to navigate our coming challenges.

Now this is where things got interesting. In a zoom session Shinta explain here upcoming Phd research project where she will be looking for a way to prove how the development of the individual will usher in the remodelling phase of our new economy, post COVID 19, and therefore proving that a focus on personal development has a direct societal effect.

After Our talk, I was at the dentist office with my three kids and I drew out this sketch. It has been keeping me quite busy, because it perfectly aligns with the “flexible Focus” principle I have been embedding in my work after hearing about it from Mark Ordensky (executive producer of LOTR series).
Each individual contribution to the shared development of a story (or a society for that matter) MATTERS!!!

I am so happy to be helping Shinta with this, because in actuality I am developing myself…;). Together we will have some kind of effect on society… can’t wait to see how I can make this visible!

sketch of our thinking about the fragmented homo economicus

link to post on linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/shintaoosterwaal_voor-het-boek-anders-verder-legden-zich-activity-6659821661598072834-eKvW