I would describe myself as a conscious business activist with a serious crush on cutting edge thinking and modern solutions for a society in transformation.
For the past 12 years I have been bridging for-profit business models, social businesses and non-profit organizations.
I’m a strong proponent of the notion that inner transformation by means of dedicated lifelong personal development must go hand in hand with radical systemic change on the outside to allow for a thriving future for our grandchildren.
My work and life are driven by the question how to develop an understanding of the world that integrates many subtle facets of reality and provides new approaches of knowing, being and doing on the (in)dividual, social and ecological level. I write and research about meta-narratives for radical lifestyle changes beyond sustainability. I believe in Eutopia, Tofu, and changing the world by starting from within and without simultaneously.
As integral facilitator and dedicated design thinking coach, I’m interested how powerful immerse media environments (e.g. VR and 360° dome projections) can allow us to expand our planetary awareness. At the same time these are tools for the integration of experiences (e.g. mindfulness or group process work) and approaches to co-create from meaningful experiences (e.g. Design Thinking, Theory U or Golden Circle) are now available in the mainstream and could facilitate the necessary capability for long term big picture thinking, feeling and acting.
As leadership coach and transformation catalyst I feel that we need to create safe spaces for courageous innovators. Leadership requires personal transformation to be able to navigate these turbulent times from our highest selves.
Designer, creative facilitator, and entrepreneur, James directs creative processes for paradigm-shifting organizations around the world. James has worked with globally recognized thought-leaders, game-changing companies, and high-impact NGOs. Based in the Sierra Mountains of California, he co-runs a remote design agency / nomadic co-living community, Montaia.
As Integral and Transformational Leadership Coach I empower individuals and organizations with strategic leadership challenges. I help you to overcome crises, face challenges, and navigate transformation processes on a personal and organizational level.
Our mission is to maximise the social impact of young changemakers, who take part in impact retreats and become part of a global community of social innovators that learn from each other and co-create projects together.
We are happy to announce that we will be holding the second Emerge gathering in the beautiful city of Kiev on the 27th-29th September. This networking event will involve thought leaders from the fields of social change, organisational development, philosophy, metamodernity, personal growth, systems science and New Economic Thinking.