EVOLUTION AT WORK
There is so much possibility for inspiration and personal growth in the new world of work, in self-organization and in its implications for us humans.
It is a shift into a completely new way of doing purposeful work together. It is an individual and collective, deep transformational journey that requires un-learning and new learning, mindfulness and awareness, letting go and letting come; challenging and beautiful at the same time.
What you find here is about your path and how we can be companions on your journey to wholeness at work.
Retreat and Workshop
Sensing alignment of our own purpose with the organization’s purpose creates deep meaning through knowing that we are contributing to something that is larger than ourselves. Only with Purpose Alignment will it be possible to experience what wholeness at work can be: a deep sense of self-awareness, a sense of connectedness with others around me and with the purpose of the organization, a sense of personal growth, a practice, a way to express and embody our purpose in life with authenticity and coherence, true to who we are and to what our life can be.
As we, individually, and the organizations we work in develop and grow, purpose also evolves. To remain aligned, it is necessary to stay connected with the evolution of our personal and of our organization's purpose. The retreat for individuals and the workshop for organizations offer skills and practices that support continuous purpose alignment that is so important for a sense of wholeness at work.
PERSONAL PURPOSE QUEST
This retreat takes you on a quest to sense into your personal purpose. You will then be able to define it in the way it can express itself in your life at this point. As you explore your purpose, we will invite you to look at it not only as a noun, but also as a verb – as how you express it by what you are doing and thereby relate to the world.
In this 3-day retreat you will explore these questions:
What is my personal purpose and how can I define it?
How can my purpose guide me in building meaningful relationships?
How can I find alignment to create a sense of contribution to something meaningful that is greater than myself?
The aim of this retreat is to let you find practices that will enable you to integrate purpose alignment into your life on an ongoing basis.
ORGANIZATION AND PURPOSE
(In-house for organizations)
Does your organization have a clear definition of its evolutionary purpose? Does everybody in the organization know it and also know how to express and embody it? And does your organization want to support wholeness at work? One cannot exist without the other. For us to bring ourselves fully into doing our work, as who we are, with all our energy and talent, we need to have a deep sense that what we are doing is meaningful and contributes to something that is greater than ourselves. This can only be the case if the organization is guided by a clear evolutionary purpose.
Organizations always have a purpose, only sometimes it has ceased to be visible. It can be covered up through focusing on financial revenue, marketing taglines, competition, and other forces in the history of the organization. Defining the purpose of your organization is not about creating yet another popular tagline to present your brand and products or services. It is a deep search and rediscovery of what is at the meaningful core – the evolutionary purpose that connects the organization to the world and that guides it continuously.
Depending on the line of business, number of people, the structure, location, and many other factors, the path for the purpose quest needs to be designed specifically for your organization. It can last from 1 to 3 days, or can be a process involving more people over a longer period of time, or even everybody in the organization.
If you have a sense that rediscovering the evolutionary purpose would be important and helpful for your organization, then the time seems to be right.
THE LANGUAGE OF SPACES
Workshops and Coaching
The Language of Spaces is the first and only methodology that has been developed specifically for people experiencing the transformational shift of the Holacracy practice – whether they are considering to implement it, are at the beginning of the journey, in the middle of it, or have already gone through the implementation.
The method consists of practices that help you reflect on your tensions in a completely new way and consists of practices that teach you how to consciously navigate the differentiation between the spaces of the
organizational context and the spaces of the personal context. It helps you identify and develop the necessary skills to process personal tensions separately from organizational tensions and to consciously go on your own path of personal development that this differentiation triggers. There are various formats available to acquire and develop these skills.
INTRODUCING THE LANGUAGE OF SPACES
Public or In-House for organizations
In this 1-day workshop you will ...
Learn about the concept and methodology
Increase the capacity to recognize different sources of tensions and where to process them
Practice reflecting and processing the differentiation between the personal and the organizational
Experience the sense of relief this practice can bring
PERSONAL TENSION COACHING
( available in person as well as via Skype, Zoom, etc.)
This one-on-one-coaching is a deep process of perspective taking through guided introspection. It consists of three phases:
Exploration Session: free of charge, online one-on-one conversation, approx. 30 minutes, helping you to decide if this fits your needs
1st Coaching Session, 2 hours, including detailed introduction to the method and first working session, and guided introspection on differentiating and routing your tension(s)
Further Coaching Sessions upon your request, 1.5 hours each
Depending on the Holacracy maturity level of the organization and its partners, there are additional formats of The Language of Spaces available:
Power-Shift Coaching (1 on 1, about the challenges of letting go of power and taking on power)
Conflict Resolution Coaching (2 clients/conflict partners with 1 coach)
Small Group or Whole Circle Tension Coaching (deepening the practice after the introduction workshop, increasing the practice and skills, working on real tensions, developing culture)
Power-Shift Coaching, Conflict Resolution Coaching and Personal Tension Coaching are available in person and also virtual (via Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc.)
The workshops and coachings are delivered by experts who are experienced Holacracy Practitioners and, having traveled that transformational journey themselves, have a deep understanding of the personal challenges and transformation the practice of Holacracy can mean for you.
Workshops and Coaching
Personal Patterns provides a framework and practices so you can better manage yourself and your interactions using multiple lenses of individual differences refined from models that have been in use for over 25 centuries, yet incorporates the latest understanding of cognitive science and development. Your unique Personal Patterns give rise to different challenges as you face this new world of work. Understanding these Personal Patterns can help you understand some of the deep drivers of your responses to the changing work environment. When you have a language to describe your patterns, you will be able to better express the whole you; and therefor experience wholeness at work. While rich enough to reflect the complexity of being human, the lenses are simple enough to quickly understand “the I, the We, and the All of us” as we work together.
PERSONAL PATTERN MAPPING—AN INTRODUCTION
Public or In-House for organizations
This 2-day Personal Pattern Mapping will help you identify the enduring patterns of your own individuality. It will increase your self-awareness and you will better know how to interact with others who are different from you. Specific practices help you recognize multiple sources of personal and interpersonal tension and conflict and move out of a stressed state to a more centered and effective state.
We will use two of the Personal Pattern lenses to help you release untapped energy and move along on your journey to wholeness. These lenses have immediate applicability to some of the personal and interpersonal tensions that emerge in the transition to this new world of work. They also have the benefit of being easy to see and easy to use.
Berens Interaction Styles: Our energy patterns of how we do what we do and are inclined to interact with others.
Essential Motivators: The deep motivators of our behavior driven by core psychological needs and values—and core talents to get those needs met.
In this workshop you will ...
Identify your own Interaction Style
Apply this new awareness to your personal and interpersonal tensions as they arise
Recognize the contribution of each Interaction Style energy to work situations
Identify your own Essential Motivator core needs and talents
Recognize the value of each Motivator pattern in different situations
Increase your capacity as a sensor for the organization
Develop skill in shifting perspectives to include others for the good of the organization and the people
PERSONAL PATTERN COACHING
(also available via Skype, Zoom, etc.)
This one-on-one-coaching provides a companion for you on your journey as you deepen your self-awareness and capacity for perspective taking. It consists of three steps:
Depending on your needs, a variety of coaching topics using Personal Patterns are available:
Communication Coaching (1 on 1 or with others about increasing the clarity and effectiveness of communicating with others who are different from you)
Personal Transition Coaching (1 on 1, about the personal challenges of transitioning to Holacracy or other distributed authority system)
Conflict Coaching (Helping 2 or more individuals resolve some of the tensions arising from their different Personal Patterns)
Small Group or Whole Circle Coaching (Using shared Personal Pattern information to identify group dynamics, increase interpersonal awareness, develop perspective taking capacity, making conflict productive, working together better)
These coaching sessions are available in person and also virtually (via Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc.)
The Workshop and coaching sessions are delivered by experts who have applied the lenses and practices to their own journey to wholeness. They are experienced facilitators of self-awareness, self-management, and perspective taking for individuals and in groups. They have a deep understanding of how these patterns play out in the transition to self-organization.
MOVING INTO THE NEW
Moving into the New offers safe development spaces for people who are interested in, or are part of an organization that is radically re-inventing its structure, systems and processes and who want to align their personal growth with the transformation of the organization.
For a fulfilling journey of personal growth and transformation into the new world of work - of Moving into the New - a concurrent commitment to the inner journey of reflection and expansion of the Self is critical. For, the domain of Self is not only where we are most powerful but also where the nucleus for any transformation is shaped and sustained.
INNER LEADERHIP TOWARDS WHOLENESS
This retreat is a special program developed for people yearning to move towards wholeness in their work and life. It works to integrate the inner dimensions of Self within our life and work. This engagement draws upon recognition of the inherent continuum between our inner presence and our relationships and our actions; between Sensing and Responding. Through practice we work to consciously shape each moment of ‘Sense and Response’ and go beyond our habitual patterns and actions.
The program utilises a 3-dimensional model of Self (Vertical plane), Relationship (Horizontal plane) and Action (Sagittal plane) to underpin the content of the workshop. Within the inner dimension we work to activate and access a deeper knowing (Self) to shape and enhance our relationships (Social) and work (Action). Most importantly, this deeper wisdom allows us to free ourselves from habitual patterns and actions, and to take up new opportunities as we move into the new. A crucial competency needed to guide this journey is Inner Leadership - for if we want to live in a purpose driven, self-organized context, we cannot wait for someone else to make this happen.
In this workshop you will:
Develop an experiential understanding of the three-dimensional model of Self/Relationship/Action and its relevance to Wholeness Practice;
Practice embodied presence and cultivate a return to a natural sense of awareness;
Be introduced to a number of techniques and practices that work to develop capacity to experience Wholeness;
Identify practices that resonate with you personally which would then support your on-going Wholeness Practice;
Explore how this presence can guide your practice of ‘Sense and Respond’;
Explore how conscious practice of ‘Sense and Respond’ can allow us to free ourselves from habitual actions and patterns;
Develop your own specific expression of Inner Leadership towards wholeness; and
Explore opportunities to integrate the new paradigm of organizing into your everyday life.
Let us be your companions on the journey to Wholeness at work!
Free Webinar: THE LANGUAGE OF SPACES on April 19th and 20th
Join the FREE WEBINAR and win a two hour online coaching session:
THE LANGUAGE OF SPACES
Navigating the differentiation of role and soul
Get an impression of the first and only methodology that has been developed specifically for people experiencing the transformational shift of the Holacracy practice – whether they are thinking about implementing it, are at the beginning of the journey, in the middle of it, or have already gone through the implementation. The separation of role and soul is amongst the most challenging parts of this shift. The Language of Spaces is a method that supports you in this challenge and shows you how to navigate and master the differentiation of the personal and the organizational.
This is how you can win one of the four free 2-hour online coaching sessions using “The Language of Spaces” with Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller:
Let us be your companions on the journey to Wholeness at work!
Workshop in Berlin: THE LANGUAGE OF SPACES on September 22nd
Evolution at Work invites you to explore the FIRST and ONLY methodology that has been developed specifically for people experiencing the transformational personal shift initiated through practicing Holacracy
THE LANGUAGE OF SPACES
with Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller
People working in organizations that are implementing and practicing Holacracy face very specific and unique challenges. These challenges result from being thrust into a developmental journey with deep personal implications. The major trigger for this personal development is the separation of role and soul – separating the personal from the work.
The Holacracy Constitution gives a precise set of rules to structure the work of the organization in pursuit of its purpose. It gives clear directions about how to self-organize the work, how to hold roles and accountabilities, and defines decision making processes. It gives no rules whatsoever for the social system and the interaction of people in their personal relationships. Holacracy was not designed to do that. The organization now is not responsible of taking care of the people’s needs. The social system and the inter- and intrapersonal dynamics are left to be dealt with independently. That leaves people often feeling unprotected, vulnerable, and insecure, and it demands a whole new set of skills to be able to deal with this new situation.
This is what you will get:
The Language of Spaces is the first and only tool that has been developed specifically for people that are going through or have gone through the transitional experience of a Holacracy implementation. The method consists of practices that help you reflect on your tensions in a completely new way and to consciously navigate the differentiation between the spaces of the organizational context and the spaces of the personal context. It also helps you identify and develop the necessary skills to process personal tensions separately from organizational tensions and to consciously go your own path of personal development.
In the workshop, you will:
• Learn about the concept and methodology
• Increase the capacity to recognize different sources of tension and where to process them
• Practice reflecting and processing the differentiation between the personal and the organizational
• Experience the sense of relief this practice can bring
To keep the quality of our participants’ experience high, we have a limited number of spaces available for this workshop.
If you want to find out more about the Language of Spaces, check the blog on our website.