I work globally with top decision makers to create high impact solutions to seemingly impossible problems.
Facilitating a thinking process with a broad range of actors, I expand the thinking about what’s possible, build a solid foundation of relationship and transfer skills that will amplify your ability to create social impact, build wealth and regenerate the health of our ecosystems.
We cannot solve our problems with the same mindset that created them. But it is a known human tendency to look for solutions within what is known, and what is comfortable. To achieve high impact solutions, we need new approaches that are able to expand our thinking, to shift stuck mindsets, and bring about new ideas.
Expanded thinking, requires that we become comfortable with stepping into the unknown. That we embrace our vulnerability. This is inherently difficult, it goes against everything we know. Our minds desperately want to hold onto what is known and what is right.
Using leading edge discoveries about the nature of the mind and human behaviour to break these cycles of stuck thinking, I enable a higher and more expanded level of thinking. I work to create a new mindset where solutions capable of addressing the root causes of seemingly impossible problems can be identified, adopted and realised.
The challenge in achieving this, and what most people don't account for, is the significant influence that relationships have on our ability to expand our thinking to access new ideas. Our predominant mindset is one of wanting to be right, which is in conflict with stepping into the unknown. Depending on the strength of our relationship, we will filter new ideas and constrain creativity for fear of being wrong or stupid. Unsurprisingly, the result is business as usual and a cycle of solutions that amplifying the problem rather than solving it.
By combining the development of a strong relationship foundation with a process for expansive thinking, we turn what appears impossible, into something not only possible but inspiring to you, your organisation and your stakeholders.
I have worked globally in 10 countries across a board range of problems including: resilience planning, wetlands, biodiversity and development trade-off policy, stormwater and land-use guidelines for urban catchment resilience, domestic violence, public transport integrated development, non-motorised transport planning and implementation, community led disaster risk reduction, large scale river restoration, ecological water treatment systems, circular economies, blue (ocean) economy, climate change and spatial planning, informal settlement upgrades, social housing development, economic stimulation in townships, integrated urban management, multi-stakeholder development, localisation of economic opportunities related to construction industry, and special economic zones.
After the privilege of working with a complex range of actors, I have learnt to easily build relationship with and between extremely wealthy leaders, and the poorest of the poor; with Presidents, Mayors, NGO, business (formal and informal) and community leaders; with interdisciplinary consultant teams and a board range of leading academic thinkers. I embrace the many different perspectives held by these actors, and have the ability to facilitate conversations independently or as a group to build consensus and a shared agenda to realise impact.
My relentless quest to understand the make up of our minds and perceptual reality; combined with an in depth understanding of how to create new ideas and build them into reality, ensures you the experience of working with a powerful thinking partner.