With all the theory I learn, I am mostly - a doer. I like to go out and see how the theory unfolds in practice. To perfect my knowledge, my skills, and to gain new experience.
It's also a great way to get to know other does, thinkers and leaders and learn from those who have practiced in their fields for decades already. In my experience the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills is often the first step to success. That, and a heavy does of curiosity.
Independent facilitation & management work
Next to my studies, I'm regularly hired for facilitation & management work. This often entails all-day workshops on topics like business, sustainability, environmental problem solving and future proofing (e.g. Climathon). But I am also employed for my management skills, for example in a project on a seminal data innovation software at Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany.
Most of the projects I work for have specific requirements of where they need support. This can range from managing and leading groups in a large workshop setting, to taking care of keynote speakers during conference days, and all the way to taking meeting notes at essential project meetings and keeping track of documents and timelines in the background.
If you have a project and need facilitation or management support, feel free to contact me so we can see what your needs are and how I can help.
Applied Complexity Thinking
"The only way to predict the future is to create it." Within our brand, applied complexity thinking, my intellectual co-rebels and I explore how the skills of complexity thinking can be applied to the societal, technological and environmental challenges of today. Our flagship product at the moment is the Eco Warrior Bootcamp, a 20 credit module of cutting edge content, teaching and delivery for university students. But see here that we are always working on something new!
Mon Naturals & other Start-Ups
I've been fascinated about getting projects and businesses from 0 to 1 for a while now, especially because of all the ideas, action, reflection, collaboration, outreach, overhaul and direction changes that happen in the process. Be it my involvement with Mon Naturals and it's ancient creme for wound healing, or the SIKU project + Real Ice and its engineer innovation to re-ice the arctic; Start-Ups and early stage projects need Jacks and Jackies of many trades that can see what needs to be done and then go and do it. Exactly the kind of systemic work I love!
As part of my approach to system thinking I developed my brand, SystemThink, through which I explore new business ideas around sustainable nature management and business sustainability.
Whether these turn out to be apps, stores, products or services, the potential for cross-sector innovation is big, especially in this day and age and within the new sustainability movement. In developing these ideas I also work with inspiring people who may come from different professional backgrounds, but collaborate with me at exactly this exciting intersection of what is and what could become in the future!
Many of these projects are works in progress on different stages. Updates will happen here continuously and as soon as its safe for the word to get out.