We help people transition from reactive to creative leadership
We partner with leaders in transition to support their change while unleashing their new potentials and talents. We use a variety of unconventional technics to help them build new skills, improve their presence and be strong in their new role.
We facilitate interconnectedness. We help the system support individual growth and we help individuals elevate the system. Topics: how to work with different departments, how to integrate new members, how to create a culture of change.
ADULT AND TEAM DEVELOPMENT
We help individuals and team move stages of development. We use a highly experiential approach to help people gain insight and trigger change. We use Adult Development Theory and Tribal Leadership
We help expat moms be more than housewives and find a portable purpose (business or else). We use the EXPAT Method and a system’s approach, which helps clients see their system in 3D and explore scenarios to get closer to their inner purpose.
What We Offer
Our unique value is challenging conventional wisdom using an experiential approach
Leadership and Change Coaching - Individual
Improving collaborative performance in time of change
Expat Method Workshop - Bigger Game Experience
Helping moms be more than housewives - Helping parents supporting school success
We partner with specific coaches depending on the mission
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Who said that at 25 year-old your stop growing? The resulting effect is that people think they are a finished product at 25 and that nothing can change anymore.
What I truly believe, and that Robert Keegan put into words, is that like children, adults evolve through development stages. They get out of adolescence through the stage called Self-Sovereign, “I’m my needs and my needs are all I think of”. It is a self-centered stage.
Then you move to the Reactive or Socialized stage where you become what people want you to be. You are what you feel is important in order to be accepted by the group. It is fantastic way to start life and become integrated in the group. It is typical of the young adults.
The next step is to learn that you can assert some differences and still be accepted; you move to the next stage called Creative or Self-Authoring. You become what you want to create. Your achievement is driving you. Until you sense that something bigger that your own view of what is important exist and you want to explore that; you enter the self-Transforming stage where you let th […]
Steve Wonder’s speech at the International Student Peace Day at the UN made me cry. What he said moved me deeply. It touched a core belief and gave me a strong desire to refute status quo. He shared what he said to his mom when he was 8 years old: “I was not given the gift of seeing visually, but I might be here for another reason, I was blessed with the gift of song writing and singing”. He was sick of making his mom cry because of his blindness and he understood that the true gift is not sight, it is the vision of what you can bring to the world. He was connected to his true talent and he shared it with success to our delight. […]
I thought that thanks to the financial crisis, the world would grow up. It would transition from an individualistic, independent maturity stage to a more interdependent one. The crisis was a good sign that we were all interconnected, that the consequences of our acts didn’t only impact our lives but those of others. In fact, it was even worst, as it impact mostly others and not the one at the source. Oh boy, was I naive, or enthusiastic. […]
Yes, we can learn about anything. Practice, discipline and reflection can help us learn new skills and master old ones. But you can only be as efficient as your paradigm lets you. It’s like driving a car: you can learn about mechanics, practice via videos but unless you can reach the pedals and see over the wheel, you won’t be good at it. It’s the difference between 9 year-old and 45 year-old: the former can dream about becoming the best driver, only the latter can actually be it. […]
As Hendre Coetzee puts it, during the WBECS intro session shiftability™ is the “power or capability of a person to exercise personal transformation in any context” Usually, businesses are driven by a survivor’s mode when they only focus on how to increase revenue, reduce costs and lower risks. They act like a hiker trapped in quicksand: they don’t move to avoid drowning. They don’t know, either, what can be done to get them out of there. Actually, they get it backward: they fear the unknown so they stay in an unproductive, even dangerous known. It all started because they wanted to fix something. […]
We all have comfort zones: it is like the comfy couch we lie on when life feels too much. Comfort zones serve us, as they are the visible part of a neuronal system that creates highways and automatisms to save energy and attention. If we had to think about the walking process each time we walk, we wouldn’t have any energy left to talk, or think, or do anything. So comfort zones are originally very useful, until they are not anymore. […]
Don’t you wish sometimes to hide what you think is your worst flaw? Then, to your surprise, and especially because you strongly believe you are really good at it, someone busts you and you blush. It is not pleasant or really efficient. What I’ve learned as a mom, coach and colleague, is that I usually trip on my worst fear and I often create exactly what I dreaded. The more I fear it, the more it blocks my way. It is like you are anxious to remember the name of a new acquaintance and the more you think about it, the more certain you end up blurting something entirely wrong. […]
Don’t you feel sometimes that change is like a dark tunnel or a murky place? It is like diving in black waters without knowing what lies under the surface: it is scary and worrying. You start to second guess yourself; to doubt the outcome and you hold on to whatever known you have in front of you, even if it is harmful. Change is never associated with confidence at first; it is quite the opposite: people feel doubts and concerns when invited to change.
What I’ve learned through experience as a coach, and as a human being, is that when you get out of your head, that big producer of worries, to connect to your core and your essence, you reduce the tendency of doubting change. In fact, what I’ve experienced recently was a strong connection to my confidence that helped me start a new project and lead it despite the many unknowns it carried. […]
Did you ever try to drive while pushing on gas and breaks at the same time? What happened for you? It is like willing to ski but stalling at every turn: you drain your energy, you miss the fun and you get nowhere. Change is like ski slopes or traffic: there is an energy, a flow, like a current in a river that brings you from up to down, old to new, here to there. When you can tap into that current, you literally flow and go places while controlling your energy and usually having a lot of fun in the process. […]
This the fifth and last dimension of The EXPAT Method. We discovered Emotions, Xpression, Place, Adaption and now Thinking. As a whole they form the acronym EXPAT and collect the learnings gained during expatriation. They help individuals mastering personal and organizational change.
‘Why would you believe that a man parted a sea, that another walked on water or that a fairy brings you money when you lose a tooth? Simply because your brain is wired to believe: it seeks stimuli and surprising information as a way to stay focused. But that’s not all; it absorbs all information as real, this is why a book or a movie can move us so deeply: the brain doesn’t discriminate between fiction and reality. The icing on the cake is our ability to reflect on and analyze experiences to bring consciousness, which is a high level of evolution that helps us understand concepts, symbols and virtual reality. Possessing the power of abstraction is both wonderful and darn crazy because then you can believe anything. A belief is thinking that something is true or happening, even without empirical proof. […]