Vision-building and strategic planning are crucial aspects of any organisation’s development. When you have a powerful shared vision, you can plan your next steps efficiently and confidently, evolve to the next level of excellence in your field, and use monitoring and evaluation to build a culture of continuous improvement.
As a consultant, I can help you to clarify your shared values, build a collective vision for a project or the whole organisation, develop a strategic plan through a participatory approach with multiple stakeholders, or understand how you want to collaborate – as well as what you want to achieve – with people from different sectors or cultures.
But sometimes I need a different view before I can do any of those things…because human beings aren’t meant to live their entire lives in boxes.
Reconnecting with ‘nature’ – with the wide world outside the window – creates space for new insights, and helps me see that one piece of the puzzle that everyone’s been missing. Walking in a wide-open landscape can open the mind.
That’s why, when I start working with a new client, the first thing I do is to listen, not just do the monologue-disguised-as-dialogue thing, but really listen – and the second, before I even attempt to make any recommendations, is to put on my walking shoes.
And that’s why what I bring you is a breath of fresh air.