• Working together; making change

    making change

    Making change; a multidimensional, multi-disciplinary and highly practical approach to change; built on the foundations of 25 years in change management with a steadfast position that change is a process of making; not something to be managed, worse manipulated, co-oerced or enforced; instead, moving in an emergent process, tending to our source connection as a priority, listening from the silence, the stillness; 'the gap'; connecting with the field of 'in-formation', to natural intelligence; to receive that which beckons from the present and the future; an integration of theory u, appreciative inquiry, nature connections and the full range of processes of 'making'.

     

    Tending to a high level of awareness and vigilance for patterns, paradigms and programmes of thinking that can easily happen or creep in; courageous conversations to consciously create new worlds; to make a brighter future together; with consent as an absolute bottom line all the way; with a holy yes as the aim.

     

    Reaching for that which is the highest level of evolution for us as a species; restoring, repairing and regenerating ourselves in relationship with each other and as part of nature; co-creating a future as an active, living process of pure art.

    catalysing energy for change

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    evolutionary experiences

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    open-hearted communication

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    presencing

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    odysees of learning

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    real-ing messages

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    pure innovation

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    challenging the status quo

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    pure philanthropy

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    clarifying

    A natural outcome of our conversations is that things become clearer; purely in the space of my listening and through structured processes where helpful; from the place of clarity, change moves and flows naturally

    karen leela grace

    Step by step, taking my place in the world in a new way; standing on new ground; walking the path of a living, active inquiry into the creation of a brighter future; connecting with the pure essences of 'humanitarianism', philanthropy, community development, enterprise, wellbeing and ecology and environmentalism; for people who are committed to living a natural life, free and creating clusters, communitiies and societies in alignment with nature, love and guided by source; acknowledging that we are all 'makers' of new realities and co-creators of a brighter future for life on, and as earth.

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  • making change

    Making change; a multidimensional, multi-disciplinary and highly practical approach to change; built on the foundations of 25 years in change management with a steadfast position that change is a process of making; not something to be managed, worse manipulated, co-oerced or enforced; instead, moving in an emergent process, tending to our source connection as a priority, listening from the silence, the stillness; 'the gap'; connecting with the field of 'in-formation', to natural intelligence; to receive that which beckons from the present and the future; an integration of theory u, appreciative inquiry, nature connections and the full range of processes of 'making'.

     

    Tending to a high level of awareness and vigilance for patterns, paradigms and programmes of thinking that can easily happen or creep in; courageous conversations to consciously create new worlds; to make a brighter future together; with consent as an absolute bottom line all the way; with a holy yes as the aim.

     

    Reaching for that which is the highest level of evolution for us as a species; restoring, repairing and regenerating ourselves in relationship with each other and as part of nature; co-creating a future as an active, living process of pure art.

    catalysing energy for change

    a natural alchemy that happens in connection; and a natural strength in seeing, reading, sensing and hearing energy with people and places; inquiry into energy flows and blockages; engaging multipole disciplines to assist in catalysing energy for change

    evolutionary experiences

    One of my favourite artforms; the weaving of seemingly diverse disciplines to create deep, meaningful, enriching and engaging encounters that naturally catalyse the highest level of evolution for others; through accessing their own wisdom, capacity and energy for change

    open-hearted communication

    Opening up the spaces for that which needs to be spoken and communicated; through forms of voice, writing, visual, experiential, through games, through play, through pure presence - if there's a time for open-hearted communication; it is now; it is from affinity, from connection - that the alchemy for creation from source is possible

    clarifying

    A natural outcome of our conversations and time together is that things become clearer; purely in the space of my listening and through structured processes where helpful; from the place of clarity, change moves and flows naturally

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    making my way to a brighter future

    A dawning realisation of the urgent and compelling need for us to create new systems, structures and communities that make a brighter future has led me to make a departure from most of the work that was my focus for 18 years; and making steps each day towards living and working in a alignment with nature, connected to source as the life force that moves me towards people, places plants and parts of this planet that are may partners in making a brighter future.

     

    Flow not force. No goals or defined outcomes; no business development; no roadmap or path; more of an active, living inquiry, a movement, seeing, listening, sensing; and bringing energy and creativity to that which beckons to be brought into form, as my contribution to our collective work of creating new realities, repairing, restoring and regenerating all that is, that is needed at this threshold in time for life on earth; and for an emerging future of our making.

     

    If this resonates with you, you are welcome to connect; writing by email or via the message form here in the site.

     

    wholeheartedly, karen leela grace

     

    workingtogether@makingabrighterfuture.earth

    t: +447780 546197

    presencing

    re-activating a life-long gift for seeing and sensing that which is in the space, in the field of possibility, potential and in-formation; in the space in-between people; in the space of silence; with individuals and small groups.and in deep presence in nature.

     

    Assisting those who are actively presencing that which beckons from the future through connection with source, with self and with each other.

    odysees of learning

    a lifelong love of learning, 24 years of designing learning resources and experiences, and a quest to learn and unlearn what is needed for these times and for the emerging future; and to assist others doing the same for themselves or for others

    real-ing messages

    Much needs to be communicated and shared in these times; widely acknowledged that change is inly really possible when we are clear exactly what is, and where we are.

     

    Assisting those who are catalysung change through communicating what is and where we are.

    innovation with high ideals

    a time for innovation for the highest level of evolution for all natural lifeforms; and to assist us in moving through these times, restoring, repairing, regenerating - and inventing and innovating for new ways of living in harmony with nature.

    disrupting the status quo

    With you in your inquiry, with you through your work, your projects, your ventures; engaging all my strengths, skills and naturally disruptive and catalysing energy to challenge and change the status quo; through questions, through design, through inquiry, through collaboration, through communication... it's the time for loving disruption if the status quo

  • In alignment with our shared care, concern and commitment to...

    living water

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    natural food

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    clean skies; fresh air

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    going local

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    indigenous people, places and ways

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    natural health

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    care in the community

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    repair, restore & regenerate

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    off-grid living

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    decentralisation

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    preparedness

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    new systems

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    mental & emotional health

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

    neuroodiversity

    community mapping and partnership projects that created multi-faceted value

  • inspired enterprise

    29 years catalysing change, innovation and improvements in business and enterprise;14 years with a focus on making a difference through enterprise; good business, is an art and a craft

  • earthkeepers

    the future; tending the restoration and regeneration of nature and ourselves as nature; projects, communities, innovations, places, platforms; for as long as they exist. 

  • A new direction

    17 years facilitating 'change for wellbeing' and a realisation of much of that being in existing systems, structures and communities; now walking the path towards creating the new, and assisting with transitions and migrations at this threshold and turning point of life on earth.

     

    My work is to catalyse movement forward towards the new time on, as earth; through enterprise, innovation, learning and communication; creating experiences as an artform, as a way to catalyse the highest level of natural evolution possible, for people as part of nature; creating spaces where people can connect with their truth, wisdom and source connection; and make new realities.

    Right thing; wrong place? Or preparation?

    Officially breaking away from 'commercial corporate work in 2007; my commitment was to 'use change management to create more positive change'; a journey that led me to work with communities, charities, social enterprises, wellbeing practitioners, change-makers, CSR, placemakers, councils, partnerships. businesses, leaders and in schools and education.

     

    Cycles of burnout through these years, called for a deeper inquiry into the underlying cause; and a gradual recognition that my body was signalling a warning; catalysing a letting go, a consolidation and a departure from professional practices, paradigms, communities and customers; opening to a deeper level of alignment with wellbeing, positive change and the creation of a brighter future; a gradual, instinctual the intense purification of that work; another breakaway from overt and covert agenda-driven change harvesting the best of the expertise, knowledge and tools to assist in pure change, led by people connected with source.

    Gathering the best from tools & techniques

    coaching| facilitation | mentoring | visualisation | leadership development | leadership counsel | advisory | business case development | presentations and proposals | process design & improvement | inquiry & action learning| creative problem solving | visual thinking & dialogue | planning journey mapping & guiding| training| design-thinking | decision making| creative direction | artefacts | e-learning | communications | partnership facilitation, development and brokering | ideation & concept development | user journeys | collaboration | interior design | game design | empathy | sensitivity | nature connection| consciousness | first hand experience in neurodiversity | event

    Energy & engagement

    A very 'successful', award-winning experiment; a living experience of the power of tending to energy, alignment, wellbeing and creativity; and a catalyst for a change of direction and multiple paradigm shifts for me with regards to leadership, 'awards' truth, alignment and democracy.

    Seeing through the eyes of love

    Now recognising the distortions in having British artists overseas with non-governmental organisations; and a felt experience of that at the time; the gold from this was an invitation to a) see another aspect of colonial paradigms to depart from and b) an invitation into a deeper way to inquire about change; purely through the heart, through the eyes of love; with no desire or movement to 'change' anything; to be fully present 'with what is' and follow that which arises in awareness, that beckons for change; an unusual experience in 'design for change' circles!

    A turning point in placemaking

    Pratical insights into placemaking with a multi-disciplinary team; a dawning realisation of the commercial priorities in traditional placemaking, town and city planning; a turning point, marking my departure from mainstream projects and practices; gathering what was useful, to assist in forming and developing new places for communities, in harmony with nature, source and with love at the heart of decision making and co-design.

    "Karen is utterly unique; I know no-one else like her. Each time we meet or work together, the experience leaves me inspired. She is so giving of her knowledge, her energy and unparalleled authenticity - that I find myself, as a storyteller, short for words. Karen is a firebrand, a soul-counsellor and superlatives aside, a great person to work with."

     
    Martin Deakin - Leadership Storyteller & Communications

    ...'Karen's approach is creative, leftfield, technically excellent all wrapped up in great stakeholder management. She is a refreshing change from the 'formula' approach in her field.”

     

    Bill Dudman

    How to describe working with Karen Leela Grace?! Imagine the most creative, boundary-less brain, inside a whole-hearted human with a deep deep curiosity and care. And then add in a large dose of systemic and organisational nouse, and relaxed confidence with the senior leaders in any organisation; Leela is brave in saying she sees the world differently and what an incredible perspective you will gain if you listen up.”

     

    Aly-King-Smith

    “Over 6 sessions Leela helped me strengthen my own resilience and that of my team; 6 months on and I have now instigated a team resilience programme, tackled performance-related issues across my team, supported others struggling with change management, and most importantly have a confidence in myself to continue navigating us through the growth of my organisation. I recommend her to anyone wanting to strengthen their leadership and create resilience in their team or organisation.”

     

    Lucy - Global Leadership Team (nda)

    'Karen is like no-one else I have ever met; she's quite simply brilliant. She is a unique blend of creativity, intuition and smarts. 

     

    Her crystal clear process took me on an amazing journey starting from a spark of an idea - and ending in a fully formed business plan. Like a spiral, Leela's questions led me deep into the core of the idea. One of the keys of the process is the visual map that Karen creates for each session. These maps helped me to link things together in new ways, and see new possibilities - ultimately coming up with a better concept."

     

    Dawn Gosling - Director

    “Karen is a joy to work with. A high spirit and drive are allied to a thoughtful planned approach and she is always looking for more; more aspects, more avenues and especially more marketing directions. Karenworked on a wellbeing project with me and I would have never got it up and running without her.”

     
    Brent Curless - Entrepreneur

    "I had some business coaching with Karen some 18 months ago - it illuminated and released the potential of the thoughts, dreams and dynamics of my business. We created a visual structure which allowed me to see my business more deeply, and from new perspectives - and I immediately saw clearly where it needed to go.

     

    Karen facilitated clarity for the future and in our session and mapped out a visual roadmap with intentions and next steps; this vision has been coming to fruition ever since and has become my reality.

     

    Her way of working is very magical and unique. I can honestly say that that this is the absolute best money I have ever spent in terms of life and business coaching and encourage anyone at a crossroads, looking for direction, needing to make conscious decisions and being clear about next steps to embark on, you won't be disappointed, you will be blown away."

     

    Emma Jackman - Founder of Conscious Chocolate

    "Thank you for your listening, creativity and knowledge all in a realm of authenticity and potency. What I got out of our sessions was the opportunity to create new out of chaos; to create future out of things that were ending; to give a new meaning to ambition.”

     

    Annemieke Jonas - Pilates Specialist & Studio

    "I never had such an experience before. I think many peoples in India need such coaching to take out their hidden dreams and show to them. And also showing them the possibilities and way forward.”

     

    Shiva Prakash - Ayurvedic Practiitoner

    "We greatly enjoyed working with you to create a visual representation of what we do. Karen and the team really helped us think carefully about the how we wanted to share the artefact and who it was for – and this ensured the end result is great and represents us very well."

     

    Steve Gray - CEO Earthwatch

    "I was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of working alongside Karen; memorable, fun to be around and always happy to be “on-point” and accountable, Karen always demonstrated the key traits that make a great change manager; tenacity, commitment, extraordinary drive and professionalism.

    Within a few minutes of meeting Karen you will start to see these characteristics coming through. Her high levels of confidence and clear communication skills always gave me the confidence to know that any project she was running was in safe hands. Anyone looking for a committed, professional and trustworthy individual won’t go far wrong by choosing Karen; highly recommended.

     

    Ian Dickson - former colleague