In a changing and divided world, many of us are relearning how to connect, organise, share power and collaborate, so that all of us can thrive.
I support organisations, communities and businesses to make inclusive decisions, have conversations across differences, increase conflict resilience, integrate feedback and co-create together. I also support people to transform conflict through mediation, restorative circles and conflict coaching.
“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Are you wanting to work together in a more inclusive and effective way?
I support people to hear each other, sense what is emerging and make decisions that take into account all needs. What this looks likes depends on the context and might include…
- Facilitating workshops and group processes
- Making inclusive decisions
- Co-designing systems that share power
- Transforming conflict and building conflict resilience
- Learning Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
- Seeing through old stories of right and wrong
Recent projects include GM Homelessness Action Network, Bury Elephants Trail, Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary, Opal Advocacy (Oldham), Todmorden Makery, Space for Nature (Bury), GM Transformation Lab, Derbyshire off grid community, Methodist Central Hall, XRUK Transforming Conflict, NVC-UK Conflict Transformation, Street Support Network & As We Are. To find out more read these testimonials or get in touch.
“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, thank you.” – Workshop Participant 2021
Developing more effective ways to collaborate frees up more capacity to respond to our deepest and most important challenges, allowing new and creative ideas to emerge. Beyond struggling with capacity, burnout and ongoing conflicts, or falling back to hierarchical power, there are ways to work together that are more effective, inclusive, restorative and enjoyable.
If you are interested to explore how i might support you or your 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, deserve and judgement. 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.