CEO Creative Interventions
CEO Creative Interventions is based on the same principles as CEO Mediation and CEO Coaching. The difference lies in the approach. With CEO Creative Interventions, the balance shifts from reflection to activity. Taking as its starting point the motto: 'a fact is a fact, but perception is reality', how we steer this perception forms the central element of creative interventions: ‘can we look at this from a completely different angle? And if so, what is the result?’ This steering of our perception takes place through the organisation of exciting events. My aim is to give you and your team a unique experience, in order to then use this experience as the basis for reflecting on, and strengthening, your own insights.
What kind of interventions am I talking about? It can be anything: but it will always be tailor-made for your organisation, and based on two vital principles. One: there is a direct relationship to the issue or dilemma in question (within a team). Two: it is significantly different from traditional training programmes and has to get hearts beating faster. CEO is not an events agency that organises business trips, but a specialist in developing challenging programmes with a specific training purpose. This could concern a different way of sharing knowledge; bringing to light the organisation’s blind spots; increasing creativity of thought; getting a team that has become stuck in its ways moving again, or resolving issues of clashing personalities.
From small to large
A creative intervention can take many forms. The simplest of these is the invited guest. In my work, I have regularly been visited by the most diverse guests; hugely varying characters, who came to tell me about their private or professional backgrounds: a top-level football coach, a prostitute, a police hostage negotiator, a top chef, a prison director, a serving member of parliament, a champion skateboarder, a philosopher, an illiterate adult. Such meetings are without exception inspirational. Although there is often no clear, direct association with your own field of endeavour or expertise, really delving into a completely different perspective always throws up surprising contrasts, parallels and insights.
It doesn’t have to be small-scale, however. Alongside inviting guests, CEO can also draw up ‘executive’ programmes: workshops, brainstorming sessions, interactive training or management games, making a film together in one day… the sky’s the limit. As long as it is relevant and challenging. The unique experience is the means; the goal is the content.
Anything is possible
After twenty years of making theatre and managing a large organisation, I not only have a great deal of experience of running complex projects, but I also have an extensive network of actors, directors, writers, technicians, etc., at my fingertips. Which means that CEO is able not only to take responsibility for the content, but also for the organisation of that content.
Last but not least
Boardroom Mediation for CEOs
Imagine: things are going well. The company is running as it should, you have surrounded yourself with a wealth of talent and everyone is pretty well satisfied. Yet, you have a sense of unease. “What am I forgetting here? Does what we are doing really fit the story we are telling ourselves? How keenly are we really evaluating our own functioning?” It is not a pressing, matter-of-life-or-death question. Just a nagging feeling. And the last thing you want is some consultant to come along and tell you what you already know, in return for a massive fee. Just imagine for a moment that this is the case: then I am prepared to share the risk with you. Invite me along to your boardroom, or a senior management meeting at your office. Let’s find out whether we can inspire one another; and only then, in the second – or even third – instance, will we discuss a commercial deal. I think it’s a risk well worth taking.