I’ve been working with new visions of our world for some time now.
Our capacity to transform our lives and take effective meaningful action is critically linked to the way we see and perceive our circumstances.
We face incredible challenges, individually, collectively, globally, but despite our pervasive visual culture, we struggle to ‘see’ each other in ways that enable creative, connected, compassionate change.
We really have ‘heard it all before.’
Our conversations easily become adversarial, repetitive and stuck in unhelpful patterns. As a consequence, our work environments, social structures and ecological systems are fracturing due to embedded division, political conflict, and climate change.
We need to carefully convene new, careful, thoughtful conversation and dialogue that honours difference, develops respect, and resources us to promote renewal and creativity.
......he finds a way to show people as he sees them, in all their beauty and humanity. His pictures are potent because he gives us an image of ourselves not normally available to us."
(John Higgins, co-editor, The Change Doctors)
I’m a academic, organisation consultant and coach, photographer and film-maker using imagery and dialogue to enable change and creative innovation for individuals, teams and organisations.
My work helps clients to develop the profound connection and compassion we need to bring shared images of the future to life.
We need something more than ever increasing profit and limitless growth but it's difficult to justify or articulate alternatives. We know that we need to 'engage our people' if we are to inspire and lead, yet only one-in-eight of us are committed to our jobs. We know that 'sustainability' is critical to our survival but our efforts are inadequate and we continue to waste and pollute. Everyone is saying that our organizations should be more entrepreneurial and embrace change, yet we tie our risk takers up in red tape and bureaucracy.
It can feel like we are all struggling to make helpful contributions to our troubled world.
How can we trust ourselves to see our world differently and speak differently, courageously, to each other?
What do we notice as we pass through the world? What provokes or intrigues us?
"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity" ~ Simone Weil