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

Nota met benen

Ik ben nu al zo’n 3 jaar bezig met de gemeente Den Haag rondom 1 project. Een samenwerking tussen de beleidslaag van stedelijk ontwikkeling & de groene stad en het ingenieursbureau Den Haag (IBDH). Het gaat om het duingebied dat VOOR Den Haag ligt… onze voortuin…;). Eindelijk is er een NOTA waarin het via burger participatie tot stand gekomen plan als brief vanuit Wethouder Revis wordt geschreven aan de commissie Leefomgeving. Een lang traject met mooie resultaten door leuke en gepassioneerde mensen, die ECHT geven om dit gebied.
Blader er maar eens doorheen:


Op www.haagseduinen.nl is een interactieve kaart te zien waarin ik samen met Jannis Karalis (www.janniskaralis.com) en de mensen in dit project heb geprobeerd om een plek te creeren waarin je het gebied online al een beetje kan verkennen. Het doel is natuurlijk om je nieuwsgierig te maken en er naar toe te gaan. Samen met de mensen rrondom dit gebied gaan we proberen om deze online plek uit te bouwen.
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Doe je mee? Stuur me dan even een mail van wat je wil toevoegen. Samen brengen we dit gebied beter in kaart, zodat we er nog meer van kunnen genieten… ook mensen buiten Den Haag…;).
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Event Design COLLECTIVE!

Event Design COLLECTIVE!

After almost 5 years of thinking and translating & creating the #EVENTCANVAS, there is now

  1. an initiative grown into several partnerships,
  2. a workbook and an internationally published book by BIS
  3. The start of a community of excellent and n0w CERTIFIED Event Designers,
    event narratives that challenge the way we design events…
  4. a growing database of visual narratives articulating Change,  Framing stakeholder perspectives giving event planners a storytelling platform to realize TRUE VALUE
  5. The start of a decoding venture resulting in a better understanding of the mechanics of big events like the Olympics, Eurovision or even Comicon or Halloween! Making prototyping for success easier by learning from past success and failures.
  6. The event  industry (and beyond) is noticing the value of thinking ahead and being more conscious of & connected to your stakeholders. The EventCanvas Methodology is slowly gaining ground, taking the conversation to a more abstract level, whilst staying in touch with the practical sides of creating EVENTS.
  7. and more canvasses coming…;)

That being said I am very glad to announce that Visually Yours has formally joined forces with Ruud Janssen & Roel Frissen to form an entity serving the need to think about value and different stakes on any level of the event industry. With the book held high and lots of amazing people  on our path, we work together  to nurture this methodology so it may grow into a way of thinking & working, to be adopted throughout the entire event industry.
The next milestone in this evolving story has also been announced!!!
We are very glad to welcome Angeles Moreles Vallejo  from Spain , Gerrit Jessen from Germany and Terri Breining from the United States . They are grabbing the role of local champions driving this common language for events forward and becoming experts by teaching others!
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The Event Design Collective is a partnership with international entrepreneurial individuals who are helping to spread the language of high level event design.
A language that has little differences every where in the world, but is driven by one goal… to design events worth attending!
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Lekker Leuk Koken

Verleden jaar ben ik uitgenodigd bij de vorming van een alliantie. Een samenwerlking gedreven door een passioneel pleidooi van Kevin (blauwe shirt). Door krachten te bundelen wist hij genoeg mensen te bewegen om samen te kijken naar een belangrijk en moeilijk probleem dat voor komt in de verzorging van zwakzinnigen. Het gaat over iets heel erg leuks… iets lekkers… het gaat over koken!


Vorig jaar December zijn we begonnen en we zijn nu lekker op weg. Humanitas, Ilionx & T-Mobile zijn aan het kijken hoe ze een pad kunnen creeren dat leidt naar de realisatie van een applicatie die de clienten en begeleiders helpt bij het samen leuk en lekker koken.
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Elke keer maken we weer een nieuwe stap. Van Reden voor meedoen naar organisatie, verhaal en roadmap. Het geheel begint al aardig wat in beweging te brengen… Hou dit maar in de gaten!fullsizerender

Next age…new values!

Next age…new values!

Last year I was happy to see Mildred Hofkes reach a 5 year journey of nurturing and engaging C-level leaders in their attempts to get a grip on the new ways of governing the world. She gave a great speech in which she could now look back on my cases and crashed reputations to amplify her focus on new ways of collaborating and listening to move into a more sustainable future… bla bla bla… with less sugar on top: Dealing with Baby Boomers and their struggles to either move from or challenge the way they run things.
For me this has been an amazing ride along, with a back seat look at all of these people and the complexities of their stake (and share)holder issues. I have been making the change visible for some time now and we have now arrived at a point where talk needs to be translated into action. For this reason we created two new visuals.
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First of we created a “simple”template that share a sparks the conversation around IN-activity. What if you do nothing… and let it burst? When people who on a daily basis deal with stakes and shares are confronted with this choice, their reactions are quite interesting. What does succes look like? And what are you prepared to do to make that happen?


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Be the change!
The second is a bit more complex. It addresses 5 recognizable states. 5 horrible hurdles which almost make it impossible to changes without feeling the personal and organisational discomfort. Taking these issues on all at truly is impossible… This is why Mildred asks you to pick one and focus on it for 33 days! Based on a personal live trip she took to Bhutan she learned that any change can be made by a dedicated focus of “33”days. This was the experiment that ended 2016. 33 days of focus on 1 issue and see what happens. I tried it and my issue of organizing Feedback stayed with me every day… which is why this action can make a difference!Jubileum Nieuw bestuur
Of course the best way to pay tribute to this beautiful story, was by working on a new visual. Every time we meet and discuss these new values and old principles we reveal a little more of the path that lies ahead. Always a pleasure to see the cloud lift!
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