We all strive every day to do our best, to perform, produce results, move forward. Often this is a lonely endeavor as we link our value as an employee to our individual results. We often tend to work next to our colleagues, rather than together with them, and many of us don’t want to burden others with too many of our own problems.  Leaders often inherited the idea that they have to be lonely wolves keeping a distance to their subordinates and singlehandedly take their companies out of what ever troubles they are in. But what if it doesn’t have to be like that? 

What if we can move the responsibility for performance, achievement and leadership to the team and genuinely share problems, solutions and success? We belive that the level of success of future companies is going to be a factor of it’s ability to build wellfunctioning, efficient teams. We coach teams to find their full potential through working actively with team dynamics, creating safe spaces, increase trust and emotional intelligence. 

The cornerstones of Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC)

More than the sum of the parts.

The "third entity" is a concept and perspective that has come to change the way we think and work. The third entity describes what lies between us in any relationship and team and this entity is something more than the sum of us, it lives a life of its own. When we work with teams and relationships, it is this third entity that is our client. In practical terms that means that we shift the focus from the individuals towards what happens in the team/relationship and work with unfolding the teams inherent creativity. It is in this "space between" that magic happens.

"Deep democracy"

Just because people are silent, doesn't mean they agree. It often seems more efficient not to hear the voices of those who disagree, are angry or negative. But in order to build a truly efficient team, there has to be room for all the voices, particularly those who may be marginalized or in disagreement. We consider all voices to be "voices of the system", meaning that what one individual chooses to express, often reflects something that is felt by several people. In order to build a high trust, efficient and creative team, there has to be room for all the voices

"I have one major rule: Everybody is right. More specifically, everybody — including me — has some important pieces of truth, and all of those pieces need to be honored, cherished, and included in a more gracious, spacious, and compassionate embrace.” 

Ken Wilber

Emotional intelligence

Awareness of the emotional field, is one of the most useful skills a team can have. Most teams are not used to paying attention to the emotion side of how the team operates, and at least not to talk about it. When teams learn to notice their own dynamic, talk about it and consciously influence the emotional field, they reach a whole new level of functioning. We all know how it feels to come into a meeting where the atmosphere for some reason is bad and how this affects our energy and level of creativity. What if we could actually do something about that?
One of our main roles as team coaches is to help the team increase their "metaskills"; be able to see their own dynamic, be aware of how it they impact each other and give them tools and skills to shift and transform.

Naturally creative and whole

Its is our conviction that teams are creative to start with, and that there is nothing wrong that needs fixing. It is also very natural that a team does not have access to its own potential. It may be ridden by internal competition, fear of making mistakes, toxic communication, power, old stories never solved, things nobody dares to talk about etc. In our work our main goal is to uncover, unfold and release team's hidden potential and collective wisdom.

Change- and action oriented

Our coaching is primarily about insight and creating awareness, being rather than doing. We belive that being conscious about what is is the key to transforming it. But we also belive that there is no change it the insight is not transformed into actions. In our coaching we use practical, physical methods that makes it easy to take new perspectives and make these into action as the sessions is closed.

How we work

Create safe space +

Make time for reflection and long term thinking.

Create safe spaces for open and honest dialogue

Strengthen emotional intelligence and awareness of team dynamics

Focus on relationship

Shift focus from individual to team and community.

Practice taking other people’s perspectives and increase your flexibility

Develop leaders with their teams

= Unfolded potential

Strengthened sense of community and collective responsibility

Increased openness and smoother interaction

Reduced energy loss

Increased flexibility and robustness

Cape Town, South Africa