unfolding potential and possibility in the new world of work

Bridget Woods

I Offer..

bespoke learning journeys and conversations for navigating a new world of work
  • Next Level Leadership – self-mastery, relational and systemic skills for new leaders of self-managing and multi-disciplinary product and support teams 
  • Evolutionary Leadership – enabling leadership teams to shape purpose-led, whole-person and performance oriented organisational operating systems 
  • Whole System Learning - designing and facilitating collective conversations across the organisation to strengthen relational infrastructure, share learning, build coherence and initiate and scale change. 
  • Immersive Retreats – places and spaces for the deeper re-connect to self, other and the wisdom of our ecological world

I am...

a facilitative leader who  works with organisations, teams and individuals in articulating their deeper potential and purpose - and organising effectively around this. I like to think I bring empathy and sensitivity to the human being at work, and that I have a knack of nudging organisations into operating as ‘living systems’ – responsive, resilient, self-managing, relationally-oriented and talent-growing work communities. 

I have...

held a variety of management positions, and partnered numerous corporates, start-ups and non-profits as a facilitator, learning designer and change consultant. My skills, training and experience traverse change and complexity, leadership maturity and the enneagram, organisational design and sustainability and most critically mindfulness. I have an MSc Organisational and Personal Transformation (Middlesex University, UK)

I choose...

to facilitate ‘changing conversations’ with depth, love and lightness – in places and between people who are questioning the status quo and exploring more authentic and generative ways of being, living, organising and working. Alongside (or independent of) these learning conversations, are online learning journeys designed to make complex developmental frameworks accessible, compelling, and impactful. 

I See the World

through an integral and appreciative lens
- the source for all change is awareness - self, other and systemic
- people and organisations can and do evolve into greater levels of maturity 
- the way we view the world determines our experience of it
- images of the future determine our action today
- and the nature of our enquiry initiates and shapes change
- our best work serves a purpose greater than ourselves
- full enrolment in a system fuels collaboration and collective capacity
- integral values are the enablers of elegant self-organisation

I Have Learnt

and continue to learn
In long and rewarding partnerships with clients:  
amongst many, fintech innovators Sanlam Indie, beverage producers South African Breweries and ABI (now CCBSA), FMCG Tiger Brands, mining Anglogold, non-profit St Luke’s, and a number of Cape Town private and public schools. 

In the company of great teachers: 
Suzanne Cook-Greuter, (Leadership Maturity Framework), Bill Torbert (GLP and Action Inquiry), Russ Hudson (Enneagram) in the field of adult development; Otto Scharmer (Theory U), David Cooperrider (Appreciative Inquiry) in the field of change facilitation, and an eclectic mix of mindfulness teachers too numerous to mention.

And with the support of much-loved communities and institutions:
Mindful Mondays (a growing community of young mindful practitioners I steward), Genius of Life (people passionate about the planet www.geniusoflife.com) Schumacher College, UK (home to Deep Ecologists) Integral Life, (clever people who unpack Ken Wilber’s impeccable Integral Theory to ever greater levels of satisfying sense-making), and Biomimicry SA (wild and wise spirits who look to nature for all the answers).
Many  years ago I witnessed Bridget's leadership skill, humour and critical curiosity in facilitating conflicting opinions to generate an energising and positive outcome in a workshop she was leading. Her skill and knowledge has since grown exponentially and is testament to her engagement with many talented individuals all over our planet. Her expertise and values as a change agent are truly a service to her fellow beings. 
Dorrian Aiken, PhD, D.Prof
Bridget is a highly skilful facilitator and experienced consultant. She has a sharp intellect and research ability, understanding the core issues before offering an appropriate course for action. She asks the right questions and often the difficult ones - with care and sensitivity.   The processes Bridget designs for groups, teams and organisations are sophisticated, yet come across as simple and elegant experiences  that lead to deeper insight and innovation.
Dina Oelofsen, Supply Chain Expert
Bridget is an invaluable part of our team at Sanlam Indie, helping us scale the business through key leadership and organisational initiatives. She brings a unique blend of experience with her, but it is her warmth, passion for this work and appreciative style that sets her apart. You will not find a more authentic and encouraging leader - nor one whose candid feedback and eye on accountability ensures work is impactful for both business and people. 
Sam Sabbagh, People Operations
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