Author and Executive Leadership Coach
The Healing Organization
What is the purpose of business? It is not, as Peter Drucker, wrote, “to create and keep a customer” and it is not, as Milton Friedman proclaimed, to make a profit. Creating and keeping customers and making profit are important measurements of success that are often mistaken for purpose. The purpose of business now, more than ever, must be to alleviate suffering and elevate joy by serving the needs of all stakeholders, including employees, customers, communities, and the environment. Imagine what would happen to our world if we transformed our way of thinking about business so that it was based on a spirit of love that elevated reason and conscience and promoted freedom and equality. Imagine a world in which business makes human flourishing its first priority. Imagine the consequences for the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land and seascapes that support our lives. In this session Michael Gelb, co-author with Professor Raj Sisodia of The Healing Organization will guide you to imagine and begin to create this transformation.
CEO & Chairman, TMC
The employeneurship model
Meet The Member Company and take a step into the future. The company calls their members employeneurs, both employees and entrepreneurs. These highly qualified engineers are fascinated by their projects, determined to give their best to the clients they’re working for, and eager to get the best out of themselves. In the two decades of its existence, high-tech consultancy TMC developed a business model based on five principles that offer its employeneurs the tools to develop themselves professionally and personally. And it offers its clients top-level experts who help them develop their new core technologies of the future. Using a localized internationalization strategy, TMC has expanded to twelve countries on three continents. It is driven by a staunch belief in progress and human potential, has a forward-looking, non-hierarchical, anti-managerial culture, and has contributed to a revaluation of technology, engineering, and manufacturing.
Confluence Consulting Northwest
The Language & Intention of Everyone Else – Leaving Leadership
For the last century, the concept of leadership has been a cornerstone of business and even social sector organizations. Many attempts have been made to put qualifying labels on the word leadership to make it better describe our organizational needs – transformational, service, visionary, positive. We have not taken the big step that needs to be taken to move into a future where business works in a fundamentally different way, where we are truly changing the conversation and looking at the world anew. Perhaps the next step is simpler than we think, albeit not easy. What if we stop talking about leadership? Stop looking for leaders. Stop training leaders. Stop making up new ‘kinds’ of leadership. In this session we will explore what shifts in language might mean for the way we hold people and organizations accountable, how we include, and what possibilities might exist for a different paradigm to emerge.
Human Resource Director at Nespresso
Nespresso meets AEquacy: making self-governance work
What happens when an international coffee brand, famous all over the globe, that delivers much more than just coffee but a whole sensorial experience, experiment with self-management? In this session, Simona will take participants behind the scenes of the implementation of the AEquacy practices in Nespresso Italy and will tell the story of a team of pioneers and how they transformed the way they work and connect radically, the challenges they encountered and overcame. Participants will:
· learn how AEquacy, the hierarchy-free, human-centered organizational design, works;
· learn how the AEquacy practices were implemented and what has been the learning in the making;
· appreciate the results of the adoption of AEquacy in Nespresso
Creating a Coaching Culture that Engages Employees In Our Rapidly Changing, Hybrid World
Seventy-seven percent of human resources practitioners and leaders world-wide report their organization is in a state of constant change, with priorities and strategies continuously shifting. Adding to the complexity is the fact that the bulk of communications has moved to remote conversations. Yet employees must have meaningful conversations on a regular basis even remotely that ensure they feel heard, valued, and significant. Dr. Reynolds will define what the new coaching cultures look like and the essential skills leaders need, including overcoming cross-cultural confusion in conversations. She will then share best practices with companies who have successfully integrated coaching into daily operations. Regardless of the size of your organization, you will see how you can successfully make the important shift.
Dr. Marcia Reynolds, MCC helps coaches and leaders make every conversation a difference-making experience. She coaches leaders and professionals in multi-national companies and government agencies, has provided coaching and coach training in 43 countries and speaks at conferences around the world. Marcia was the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation and recently inducted into ICF’s Circle of Distinction for her contributions to the coaching field. Her latest international bestseller titles Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry. Marcia’s holds a doctorate in organizational psychology and two master degrees in learning psychology and communications.
Ana Belen Manzano
Executive Coach & Facilitator
Consent Decision Making – Taking decisions in teams with a new mindset
In my experience as a team coach I notice how frequently one of the most challenging areas for the teams is decision making. The reasons for the lack of effectiveness, which often translates into not making decisions, or having very long and complicated decision-making processes, are always the same: the key people is not involved or present, the team talks about the same things again and again without closing, there are no specific proposals for clear decisions to take, the conversation looks more like a brainstorming than a decision making, the various decision makers push on their preferences or needs. By attending this session, you will: • Understand the core reason why teams struggle so frequently to take decisions • Learn what is the right mindset to apply to make decision making more effective in teams • Get an overview of the Consent Decision Making approach to improve your decision making processes.
Ana Belén is an executive coach and facilitator with over 25 years of experience in organizational consulting. She is specialized in corporate coaching at individual and team level and support top teams in multinational companies to become high performing teams. Ana Belén applies a transformational approach that allows clients to increase their awareness of self and others, look at situations from new points of view, and reach lasting transformation of mindsets and behaviors. She is passionate and fascinated by the capacity of human beings to flourish and evolve individually and as a team when the right conditions to dialogue on an authentic level are created.
Partner at Asterys
How to unleash the power of teams through Systemic Team Coaching
Team Coaching is one of the fastest growing trends within the area of team development and team effectiveness. The session will clarify what team coaching really is and will illustrate why a systemic approach to team coaching can generate much higher value for the team involved. This approach looks at team members, including the team leader, as elements of different systems. While team members work on their business agenda, they start to see the patterns that determine their dynamics and learn how to shape new patterns that support a much higher level of team effectiveness in achieving results.
By attending this session, you will:
· reconsider the paradigm of a successful team.
· learn what it takes for a team to become a high performing team and achieve extraordinary results and satisfaction in their work
· learn what it takes for teams and their leaders to replace limiting patterns, beliefs and behaviors with others that allow the full expression of the team’s talents and potential.
Stefano is Partner at Asterys, a global organizational development firm and co-founder of AEquacy, a revolutionary hierarchy-free organizational design. He works primarily as thinking partner with people who are engaged in transformational initiatives, he is a passionate international speaker in the and co-authored the book “AEquacy. The new human-centered organizational design to thrive in a complex world.” with Giovanna D’Alessio and several Harvard Business Review Articles. He graduated in the program “Team Coaching and Human Dynamics” in 2010 in Boston and after many years of practical experience in 2020 co-designed with Pier Paolo Colasanti the Asterys Systemic Team Coaching model.
Arne van Oosterom
Community Builder and Creative Facilitator
Agile Companies are Learning Communities
Complex systems, fast changing markets, technology, employee and customer needs make it impossible to accurately predict the future. This has created the need for companies to focused on effectiveness and less on efficiency and enabling cross-silo collaboration and continuously learning. In this talk Arne van Oosterom will look at how we learn individually, in teams, learning communities and how we can start organizing to grow a culture of learning.
Arne is an independent Learning Community developer, creative facilitator, leadership coach, keynote speaker and lecturer at universities around the world. In 2006 he founded the leading innovation company DesignThinkers Group and DesignThinkers Academy with teams in over 25 countries. In 2020 he founded his new company Blue Sky Republic to provide a safe space for change agents, innovators, generalists, misfits and everyone with an open mind. His goal is to inspire, teach, connect and stretch the boundaries of what people think is possible. Arne works with startups, governments and companies like Under Armour, Coca Cola, Volkswagen, BOSCH, Philips, SAP, ING Bank, Estée Lauder, Cartier and L’Oréal.
Managing Director of the Barrett Academy for the Advancement of Human Values
Living Your Soul’s Destiny
Why the soul created your ego
The seven stages of psychological development
How to create full spectrum wellbeing in your life
Richard Barrett is a globally recognized thought influencer in Personal Growth and Development, Values-Based Leadership, and Cultural Transformation. He is the President of the Barrett Academy for the Advancement of Human Values, the Founder of the Barrett Values Centre, the Leader of the global Humanity Awareness Initiative, the Developer of the Barrett Culture Analytics for Organizations and Global Wellbeing Indicators for nations, a Fellow of the World Business Academy, and Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank. He is the author of 14 books.
Robin de Carteret
Founder of SystemsGames
Living at the Edge of Chaos
We live in a highly connected, increasingly complex and unpredictable world. Linear thinking and ‘predict and control’ are becoming unfit for purpose. So what’s an alternative? We will look at how intelligent behaviour can emerge in living systems even without centralised control. And how modelling, and learning from this behaviour could help us intelligently participate in the complex living systems we are part of, rather than unsuccessfully trying to control them. We can learn from living systems – who’ve been evolving and trying out all sorts of dynamics for 3.8 billion years. The ones that we see now are the successful dynamics that are incredibly resilient. Life seems to have found a sweet spot at the edge of chaos, where there is enough order to carry out day-to-day activities but also the possibility of dipping into innovation & novelty when needed. Where is your edge of chaos, and can it help you be more resilient in this inherently uncertain world?
Robin de Carteret is a facilitator and consultant with a knack for bringing his scientific knowledge to groups in innovative and fresh ways. Using experiential techniques from performance improvisation, systems games and nature connection activities he introduces thought-provoking concepts from complexity science, biomimicry and systems thinking. He has worked for many years improving sustainability in schools, and was co-founder of Transition Leicester, applying a systems perspective to reviving local communities. He now works freelance with many organisations and educational institutions, nationally and internationally and is currently building a zero-carbon Passivhaus. SystemsGames.org.uk.
Life & Business Coach, Musician
Meditation of the six senses. “Everything we know we learn through our senses”. Leonardo Da Vinci
Scientific research has proven the validity of mindfulness to the extent that it has also been introduced in large companies. Practising mindfulness helps to develop all the skills that a professional should have, first and foremost presence. The ability to be present is the meta-skill that allows us to be able to stay in a state of flow, to keep our attention on the things that matter most to us, to carry out our daily tasks without adding the stress that often makes everything seem extremely demanding. During this guided meditation you will consciously focus your attention on your five senses, developing the sixth sense, that is, the faculty of the mind, present in each one of us, which allows us to make an intuitive knowledge of things, to arrive at a truth or a solution by an unconscious path.
She is a Life & Business Coach and she believes that the most important thing in life is not to find the answers but to learn to ask questions, which is why she was fascinated by coaching. She graduated from the Conservatory as Singer and from the Professional Institute of Applied Arts as a Photographer. She has worked mainly in the entertainment industry, and she has also worked with people with mental disabilities. This has taught her not to take anything for granted. She practices yoga and meditation and lead online meditation meetings. She provides design services for coaching trainings.
Professor, University of Barcellona
The case for degrowth
The relentless pursuit of economic growth is the defining characteristic of contemporary societies. Yet it benefits few and demands monstrous social and ecological sacrifice. Is there a viable alternative? How can we halt the endless quest to grow global production and consumption and instead secure socio-ecological conditions that support lives worth living for all? Professor Federico Demaria makes the case for degrowth – living well with less, by living differently, prioritizing wellbeing, equity and sustainability. Drawing on emerging initiatives and enduring traditions around the world, he advances a radical degrowth vision and outline policies to shape work and care, income and investment that avoid exploitative and unsustainable practices. Degrowth can be achieved through transformative strategies that allow societies to slow down by design, not disaster. The time is ripe for us to refocus on what really matters: not GDP, but the health and wellbeing of our people and our planet.
I am an assistant professor in ecological economics and political ecology at the University of Barcelona. I have published three important books, translated into many languages: “Degrowth” (2014), “Pluriverse” (2019), and “The case for degrowth” (2020). I am an editor for the journal of ‘Sustainability Science’, and an expert reviewer for the ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’ (IPCC), both sponsored by the United Nations. I have given over 100 talks in more than 30 countries, for example at the House of Commons, Oxford University, and the European Commission. I regularly publish press articles in English, Spanish, French and Italian, in newspapers like The Guardian.