I thought it would be a good time to catch up here. You may remember that I was making videos on the topic of "co-creation." I was and still am passionate about co-creating with the inner-self, with something greater than ourselves and with others.
However, last year I had a deep realization: Through coaching, I had been helping empower individuals, but then sending them straight back into the toxic work and social systems that have become the norm.
This led me to take a deep dive into the question: "How can we co-create with others in ways that are healthy, conscious and productive? What are the new ways of working and creating together outside of what we've been taught since the industrial age?".
This led me to Sociocracy: a system of self-governance that originated in The Netherlands in 1945. It's a way of working together that offers:
Egalitarian structure and process (every voice is heard)
Inclusive decision making (from those most effected by the decision)
Continuous learning through built in feedback systems (in order to be adaptive and resilient among constant change)
Respectful, authentic and productive interpersonal communication (Non-Violent Communication)
I'm currently studying with an organization called, "Sociocracy for All" and becoming a Certified Trainer and Facilitator.
I've also trained in a circle method of communication called, "The Way of Council". I have found it deeply connecting and transformative for use in any group. My family has been practicing it together and I am going to offer it to communities, organizations and schools here in Porto.
If you'd like to chat about how Sociocracy might help your organization become healthier and more resilient, drop me a line.
Or if you'd like to know more about how Council has helped my family build intimacy, trust, and connection, give me a shout.
It's an exciting time to be on the planet ~ and we are the ones who are building a new world together!