Moving Maps Workshops (virtual/in person)

Who is the target group? 

Anybody who would like to take time out to think about any business, leadership, sales or career related challenges or opportunities. The approach is equally suitable for professionals in large organisations, small enterprises, independent consultants as well as creatives. The approach is very flexible and everybody can work on their individual topic they bring. There will be an opportunity to network and share experiences with other participants, but equally you can choose keep confidential what you are working on.

 

What happens during the workshop? 

You will be working on your individual opportunity or challenge, mapping your inner map in 3D, making the wider system in which it is situated visible (e.g. organisation, team, product & service portfolio, investors, sales channels, geographies, clients, personal context). In the first step this achieves clarity on the current situation through reducing complexity and showing hidden dynamics and interrelationships. This allows you to identify steps towards solutions and resources subsequently. During some workshops we will also work with so called 'living or 4D maps',  using other people as representatives while working together as a group on one case. 

 

What are the key benefits?

Through movement in your maps, mental maps are being changed and potential solution maps emerge. The special benefit of this approach is tapping into body intelligence, making unconscious knowledge you and the system already hold (e.g. hidden dynamics and interrelationships; how to solve or resource something) visible and accessible to you. The outcome is a solution image you can use as an inner compass for implementing changes. Participants will also go away having learned a process they can use for self-coaching.

 

Typical challenges and opportunities this approach is most suited to:

  • Alignment of resources
  • Lack of clarity
  • Conflicting opportunities
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Being stuck and going around in circles
  • Complex and dynamic environments (virtual teams, matrix organisations, partners & alliances, investor relationships)
  • Toxic environments

Visit the our schedule for upcoming open workshops or contact us. They can also be run also inhouse, e.g. for sales teams or as supervision workshops for internal coaches or consultants. Further, 1:1 Coaching and 1:1 Supervision programmes using the same approach are available.

 


Comments from previous participants

 

'It is a wonderful tool I have now in my tool box, and I can apply it immediately.' (Entrepreneur)

 

‘I couldn’t really imagine that it would be any different to marking things out on paper like we usually do, but to actually seeing our world in a 3D perspective somehow made a much deeper impression, it is a very useful tool. The constellation map enabled us to visualise our position in relation to the forces around us. It made me realise that our biggest strength is also our greatest vulnerability. I don’t think I had ever looked at our position like that before’. (Small Business Owner)

 

‘I have a clear picture in my mind of the current situation and the situation I am working towards to which I can continually refer. This strengthens my resolve and focuses my energy. Thank you very much for an excellent workshop that far exceeded my expectation. I am already feeling the benefits of using this approach and intend to continue using it and encourage others to try it.’ (Career coaching client)

 

 ‘The physical aspect does achieve new ways of thinking surprisingly. Having a limited amount of objects and having to group aspects enabled to lift up the requirements and conflicting needs of a large number of people into a few groups. Found that helpful to get some clarity as I had to be generic about the dynamics that were going on.’ (CFO)

 

 ‘For the first exercise I formulated a question for myself which I thought was quite complicated and therefore did not expect to resolve it. However, working through it using the table top map simplified the issue for me. It was like putting glasses on that I didn't know I needed; I suddenly saw the issue with clarity. If I changed my mindset on one element then I could move ahead.’ (Career Coaching Client)

 

'I work a lot with my clients on opening up new perspectives to a 'topic', but had never used anything so practical as this before. It is the wider system that is sometimes hard for the client to visualise and understand its impact on the topic.' (Executive Coach)

 

‘The relationship between objects emphasized where distance was needed and where priorities should lie.’ (Sales Director)

 

‘Forces attention to certain issues that people may not readily bring to light otherwise.’ (Business consultant)

 

‘This is a refreshing method for tackling difficult challenges and broadens out one's perspectives. I would recommend it as a novel way of solving a variety of intractable problems’. (CFO)

 

 ‘It gave me a new perspective on conflicting pressures and priorities. Putting it in 3D made it feel very different and immediate’. (Small Business Owner)

 

 ‘A different and unique approach to exploring work challenges especially around trying to achieve change. The key benefit is the ability to step away from, or perhaps sit above the situation to give new insight. ‘ (Managing Director)