Peter Gardiner-Harding followed his passion and started to work as a professional actor in his thirties. Soon he discovered that he can combine his business background with the theatre experience and created a company which helps clients to change by engaging in theatre play. In the episode, we explore his approach to using carefully crafted scenarios to let his clients look into the mirror and learn from engaging in play. Holger and Peter perform a simulation, and they end this episode by some careful reflections on God.
Kelly Okamura has been a change agent in the fashion industry for 30 years, and she is a systems thinker. In this episode, we first talk about a dark chapter of Canadian history and then move to an analysis of change drivers which impacted the global fashion industry in the last two decades. My guest reflects on the slow but steady pace of change before we move into the issue of ethical consumer choices. I am tested to the bones!
Troy Yorke is a Renaissance man. And as such, he bridges disciplines and art forms, mixes them and produces something new. In this episode, we talk about his extraordinary life - from the Arctic Circle via the concert halls of New York and the film studios of Hollywood to a coaching institute in Paris and beyond. We talk at length about Troy's philosophy in coaching and the different levels that a coachee can access. from story to game, from dream to source. This episode is an attempt to reach the source.
How to listen to connect? In this episode, Ute Franzen-Waschke and I explore together what happens in the brain when we are turning to another person. What is the "conversation cocktail" of hormones which either drives us towards or from connecting with each other? How can we stay true to our intention? In another part of this episode we discuss the issue of transparency - what do leaders need to observe it they want to form effective teams?
When do you have the chance to talk to a polymath? This episode with Phoebe Tickell covers so many different subjects: What is the meaning of inner space in which we find peace? Does the inner space exist at all and if so, how do we cultivate it? How is the outer space in which we work and live changing and how does it integrate with virtual space? Are Decentralised Autonomous Organisations replacing the traditional brick and mortar companies? And what is the BLACK MATTER, the "thing" between the three spaces? Is it what we need to address if we want to change organisations and the world - but we don't so so, maybe because we don't have yet a language for it?
Doug Gilbert is one of the leading teachers and researchers on change in organisations. He has a lot of experience a change practitioner in industry and as a teacher world wide. In this episode we talk about organisational leadership in general – the topic of Doug’s latest book – and about space as an element of change. What do companies have to consider when they design the physical and the virtual spaces for effective collaboration? And how does inner space come into that equation? A great intro into this year’s Berlin Change Days on the same theme.
How do you find the voice that makes you an advocate for the things you care about? In this episode, Simone Sloan and I discuss how we can grow and become whole by developing this voice and how we use power wisely. Besides we share our love for chocolate and together we sing a Bob Marley song. The two of us can't stop laughing!
Martine Reyners is an opera singer and she is a trainer for personal development and growth. At the beginning of her career, she lost her voice and was only able to gain it back after 12 years. In this podcast, we talk about how willpower can help us to overcome the strongest obstacles and how music in general and singing in particular can help us to connect with our true self. We talk about the magic of the opera and Martine and Holger sing together. Another episode about an extraordinary path through life.
In this episode, we talk about the basic traits of a facilitator. What are those and what makes the art of facilitation? Barbara Zuber has developed her own system of facilitation; in the Berlin School of Facilitating, she teaches the craft and like any craft, attitude is the essence. We further explore Theory U as a fundamental model for changing systems. And we look at what the cosmology of an indigenous Peruvian tribe can teach us.