Become part of a small peer coaching group, designed for all leaders-in-times-of-transition; combining the systemic and organisational with a deeply personal perspective.

Course Details

2020 was a year of big change for many of us. We experienced our lives, our families, our organisations and communities from a different perspective. Transitioning through an ever-shifting world is a complex and often tricky journey. 

In our organisations we wondered how to work together in a new way. How to relate to one another; how to connect, how to be more autonomous, how to create more dynamic leadership to include everyone?

Creating a dynamic work culture to navigate these changes means intentionally moving to a new way of thinking and working. The urge to act and do can feel pressing. Intention, however, cannot manifest without some pause, reflection and re-orientation.


In this course you will find ‘online retreat space’ where you can reorient for the times ahead.

While navigating uncertainty, many questions arise including challenges to our default systems and ways of being - some at the organisational level, while others touch at deeply personal levels:

  • How can I provide leadership and clarity without falling back into hierarchy or power struggle?
  • I fear and I can't handle all the projections coming my way (like people getting angry when things don’t go smoothly enough or quickly enough)
  • How can my vulnerability provide strength to others?
  • Where does my optimism come from?

On the organisational level it is about moving beyond the paradoxes, the continuous tensions between:

  • self-organising and vertical habits
  • human creativity and financial results
  • needs in the world and business survival
  • meaningful and profitable

Outer change requires inner change. Reflective leadership helps you to have a better sense of self AND beyond.

Often, as leaders we lack dedicated, scheduled time to reflect on all these dimensions, and we lack a safe learning space with peers to share our questions with.

You will learn
  • New ways of exploring and reflecting in order to grow a wider/deeper perspective of yourself and others which you can apply in your daily work
  • To find a new/better sense of centre; crucial for helping you take next steps in supporting your organisation’s transition to self management practices
  • That a well hosted space, designed to be fully present, can be quite transformative

The commitment
  • A 2-hour session online (Zoom) every two weeks
  • Over 3 months
  • Up to 6 participants

This "reflection space" is not designed as an online training (including pre-reading, syllabus material or a syllabus outline).

Our plan is to adapt our reading material suggestions etc as part of our 3-month schedule with participants based on the topics that arise in conversation.

We will
  • Offer a space with a lot of humility and warmth for where people are and the paradoxes they’re facing
  • Invite slow-paced conversation, a lot of sharing, going deep on the topics
  • Be, along with your fellow participants, on a similar journey to you. We will sense together ways to create opportunities for learning and growth

You will walk away with
  • The power and depth of sharing stories, knowledge and wisdom amongst peers – the power of collective intelligence and wisdom
  • The deeper understanding and embodiment of ‘inner is outer’ and ‘outer is inner’ – seeing more relationships, thus seeing more points of possible actions
  • New examples, practices and useful advice in transitioning to self management
  • The experience of a safe and inspiring learning space

Your Hosts

Ria Baeck

Ria is a member of the Percolab Belgium team.

The question that always guides Ria’s work is: what is the next bit of potential that is ready to take form – in individuals, teams, organizations and large systems – with just a little bit of help? Together with this enduring curiosity – also in her personal life – Ria’s almost 30 years’ professional experience and her capacity to create safe learning spaces, have made her a master support for real participatory and innovative approaches.

Ria easily sees the link between the limits of the personality of the leader and what doesn’t work on the systemic level of the organization. Always scanning what’s new in work, collaboration and co-creation, she combines a range of tools and practices that are useful and effective. She is known for her embodied presence and inner repose, as well as her highly developed sensing skills, crucial in designing emergent processes.

Mary O'Keeffe

Mary is a collaboration coach, trainer and facilitator weaving together agile practices, emergent organisational change and self-management practices.

She helps individuals and organisations collectively design structures and practices for complex, emergent futures.

She is a member of GreaterThan, a director and team member at Loomio, a worker owned co-operative, contributor at Enspiral and founder of Hatchling Ltd, a consulting company based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Cari Caldwell

Cari Caldwell is a facilitator, executive, somatic coach, and entrepreneur. She is at her best when midwifing new possibilities for individuals and communities creating their futures.

Through her years of experience and natural ability to connect and build trust, Cari catalyzes and draws out strengths in her clients. She creates conditions for that which no longer serves to be let go, and stands in the future of what next, healthiest, potential is ripe to be made a reality.  

Cari has worked with leaders across sectors for over 20 years, has co-founded 4 businesses and is currently CEO of Cari Caldwell Consulting and co-founder of The Systems Collective.

We have two upcoming cohorts.

Please specify which cohort you want to join when applying!

TBC 2021

Calls will start at 8.00am PST (San Fran), 11am EST (NYC), 5pm CET (Paris).


Starting 15 April 2021

Calls will start at 9.00am CET (Paris), 7.00pm NZT (New Zealand).

**Each coaching group will meet for 2 hours, every 2 weeks, for 3 months.**

Course Fees
Regular Price: 1500 € + VAT

Includes up to 2 x individual 1-hour coaching sessions per person over the course of 3 months

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