‘A session that demystifies the power of breathing and offers very simple, but very effective, breathing techniques you can try at home and in your working environment.
Our intention is to equip you, even empower you, with tools that can change the way you connect and lead people in workshops and meetings forever. Just by managing your state.’
Friends & Frictions
Yuen Yen is a facilitator for interactive sessions and design thinking and always tagging play along as the vehicle to learn. And playing with friends is a wonderful learning activity. WednesdayWebJam, an online design thinking community, was created in this way. For Yuen Yen, many mini-projects and client work started with building friendships.
Let’s explore how friendship evolves when friends decide to do business together. Yuen Yen facilitates a small business game to play together. Let’s try to ride the waves of friendship.
Femke works as an independent facilitator in applied creativity and she is a creative maker. Inspired by a long rehabilitation, she founded The Creative Workfloor and decided to write the book ‘ Unscrew yourself ‘. In her theater college “The power of the creative mindset”, she takes people along through 7 creative attitudes for life and the workplace.
Vitas Kersbergen is an innovator, design thinker and startup mentor. While working with teams and startups to discover new value propositions, he noticed that the focus of value if often limited to the direct customer, and that business models are not always based on broader values a service or product brings. The current toolset does not invite exploring alternative views or creating options. Exploring and discovering those alternatives means that we can arrive at something new, that works better. During this value discovery session, we will dive into value. What is it? And to whom?
Empathy is one of the first stages of Design Thinking, where we deliberately do our best to understand people’s pains & gains. Those will prompt insights and points of view that will trigger the process of ideation and imagining new possibilities.
But for us to be aware of Others, we need to be aware of Ourselves – how we function as professionals, what are our resources and gaps and how they can be synchronized for our development as professionals.
A Design Thinker is a facilitator, a motivator, and a mediator of ideas, emotions, perspectives, and beliefs. For that, we need all the Awareness about Ourselves we can get in order to fulfill the roles described above.
That will be the Purpose of Hugo’s Breakout Session at Design Thinking Conference, called “The Inner Empathy”!