I support organisations and communities to connect, collaborate, and co-create better systems.

We make space for honest conversations, reflect and learn together, look into power and privilege dynamics, make inclusive decisions, transform conflict, and find creative solutions. This might include…

Viv, I so loved your facilitation and the planning and timing and the sense of inclusion. openness and hope, which very much rested in your holding the group with such care.” – Workshop participant 2022

Recent projects include GM systems changers, GM Homelessness Action Network, Bury Elephants Trail, Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary, Opal Advocacy (Oldham), Todmorden Makery, Space for Nature (Bury), Halifax Unity Collective, St Augustine’s advocacy group, GM Transformation Lab, Extinction Rebellion conflict transformation, NVC-UK conflict transformation, Derbyshire off grid & Street Support Network.

Finding more effective collaboration increases our capacity to respond to our most complex and important challenges, allowing new and creative ideas to emerge. Instead of struggling with capacity, burnout and ongoing conflicts, or falling back to hierarchical power and centering some voices over others, there are wthere are ways to work together that are more effective, inclusive, restorative and enjoyable. We also need to understand and dismantle systems of oppression including Whiteness, and see where fixed social constructs and social norms increase harm and continue to make it really difficult (and painful) for some of us to fully participate and contribute.

Using tools like Deep Democracy (LDD), Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Restorative Circles, conflict coaching, Art of Hosting, ULab and more, we will co-design a process that meets the particular mission, needs and power dynamics of the group.

I also support groups to increase their awareness of systems of oppression and dynamics around race and gender identity, to recentre voices of people who are often marginalised. For in depth work around this, I also recommend connecting with organisations like BRAP and Race Resilience.

To find out more, please read these testimonials or get in touch.

If you are interested to explore how i might support your group or community, please get in touch.

*NEW*: We also create intentional spaces for radical acceptance and inclusion – moving beyond society’s stories of right and wrong to reconnect with our truth. This is deep and challenging work that we want to make accessible to all. To find out more or support this work, join us at asweare.info.