Beltane



Element
  • Fire, Water
Punchline

Tough fairy, bright priestess (stoere fee, heldere priesteres)

Sound

Warm draught

Goddess/Totem
  • Kali
Interests
  • Contemplative practices (meditation, including rituals)
  • Futuring
  • Pantheistic, non-anthropocentric processes
  • Total experiences
Skills
  • Design
  • Research
  • Framing
  • Keeping overview (big picture)
  • Summarizing
  • (Visual) harvesting
  • Multilingual hosting (4/5 languages)
  • Public speaking
  • Mentoring
  • Writing
  • Hands on: working with food and audiovisual media
  • Carrying movements
  • Harvesting insights
  • Penetrating visions
  • Nurturing experimentation
  • Boldly going …
  • Deep knowing
  • Explaining complicated processes in simple terms
  • 'Meditation' at the start > create energy field between facilitators
  • Preparation!
  • Safety (create space & atmosphere)
Experience
  • Concept and programme development
  • Short & long processes (all aspects, different group sizes, hands-on and discussions, co-creation…)
  • Transdisciplinary, transsectorial and intercultural design
  • Experience and transmedia design
  • Meditation
  • Sectors: arts, science, engineering, policy, business, environment, medical, communities
Sectors
  • Cross-sectorial
  • Cross-generational
  • Cross-cultural
Nightmares
  • Homogeneous unmotivated groups who take much for granted and give nothing (vampires)
Dreams
  • Transformational, long-term relationships and life-changing experiences (from one person to the whole world)

Element/Goddess/Totem
  • Sound
Punchline

Musical teleportation from the Middle Ages

Sound

Airy (ijl)

Interests
  • Commercial sector
  • Patronage
Skills
  • ‘Composing’ > nurturing creativity
  • Improvisation
  • Tuning in and making the best of people
  • Passionate Teaching/mentoring > to make music makers & make you into an active 'musician'
  • Leadership
  • Surprising
  • Unleashing energy
  • Enchanting
Experience
  • Cross-sector bridging
  • Broadcasting
  • Presentation/performance > create beauty
  • Teaching/mentoring
Sectors
  • Women
  • Spirituality
Nightmares

Noise pollution

Dreams
  • Make music matter
  • Connection with our past to build the future
  • Drone
  • Hurdy gurdy

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Element/Goddess/Totem
Punchline

Playful pixie pours her sharp look into words (speelse elf giet haar scherpe blik in woorden)

Sound

Drone

Associations

Bowden - Dhal (??)

Interests
  • Personal growth
  • Healing
  • Walking/nature
  • Meditation
  • Rituals
  • Ecology
  • New systems
  • Holistic approaches
  • Serendipity
Skills
  • Facilitation/ hosting
  • Coaching
  • Project management
  • Communication
  • Social design
  • Writing
  • Humor
  • Openness
  • Curiosity for anything
  • Making connections
  • Friendly challenging ('sparring')
  • Bubbling people skills
  • Momentum
  • Making an experience
  • Impact in a different way
  • Sense of joy
  • Not scared of expressing
Experience
  • Creative writing
  • Hosting
  • Curating
  • P2P
  • Facilitation
Sectors
  • Arts
  • Maker culture
  • Transition Movement
  • Cross-sectoral = interesting
Nightmares

ActionReaction without bigger picture or compassion

Dreams

Collaboration and connection


Element

Water

Goddess/Totem

Cerridwen

Punchline

An oak with a mossy coat (een eik met een jas van mos)

Sound

Pulsating

Interests
  • Sustainability & transition/change
  • Crafts & self-sufficiency
  • Nature-based spirituality (animism)
  • Things esoteric (sacred geometry, tarot, dreams, healing, …)
  • Structuring knowledge
  • Plants & trees, wild foraging
  • Plant lore & symbolism, mythology
  • Ancestorial history of Western Europe (Celts, Germanic culture) and ancient history in general
  • Music
  • Intuition & instinct
  • Helping people to reconnect to the power/strength within
  • Coaching
Skills
  • Language & communication (finding words; translating complex matter into comprehensive words)
  • Symbolical interpretation (the story behind people’s lives and experiences) & reading nature
  • Helicopter view
  • Connecting, inspiring & reassuring people
  • Creative thinking
  • The ability to put things into perspective and to make fun of yourself (zelfrelativering)
  • Vulnerability (in one-to-one conversations/ in taking initiative / in bringing things into the world)
  • Making sustainable choices & looking for sustainable options
  • Listening
  • Smile that makes people smile
  • Taking into account the energy of others
  • Open
  • Tengle with space, the surrounding, people
  • Taking care
  • Inspiring to look for alternative/for making differences
  • Actively looking for knowledge
Experience
  • Communication: writing short/to-the-point texts, blogging, facebook
  • Druid rituals
  • Writing/making a book, a calendar/holiday booklet (Nieuwsblad)
  • Structuring information (artist database BAM/Kunstenpunt)
  • Editing (correcting)
  • Gardening
Sectors
  • Profit
  • Pioneering groups
  • Open-hearted, sensitive people who see the magic in small things
Nightmares
  • Facilitating loud, over-critical people who cannot hear the heart speaking
  • Unrealistic expectations and a heavy responsibility on my shoulders
  • Cynical, destructive companies/people
  • Disconnection and a feeling of abandonedness
Dreams
  • Working towards a society/community where everyone remembers their ‘connection’ (to nature, to the cosmos/the spirit, …) and we act from that connection
  • Sharing and offering ideas and watch or help them grow
  • A healed earth

Element/Goddess/Totem
Sound

Click

Punchline

Radiantly misguiding (Zet je stralend op het verkeerde been)

Interests
  • Interested in everything that grows (bacteria, kids, trees, …)
  • Time-related thins
  • Alternative methods
  • Experiments
Skills
  • Generating energy
  • Cooking
  • Surprise elements
  • Opening people up
  • Hands-on, bodily kind of things
  • Assisting
  • Supporting
  • Hosting
  • Photographical documentation
  • Mentoring
  • Costume design as a part of the setting
  • Aesthetic touch
  • Making people experience different things
  • Sensuality (tear drop)
  • playing
  • Balancing (body, mind, belly > very centered)
  • Comforting, putting people at ease
  • Artistic guidance
  • Thinking out of the box
  • Cultural difference to bring to the present
  • Inspiring by bringing different experience
  • Good with kids
Experience
  • Dance
  • Choreography
  • Guiding and designing workshops
  • Teaching
  • Cooking
  • Gardening

> plants and spices

  • Mentoring
  • Hunting for loose ends
Sectors
Nightmares
Dreams
  • Small steps with small groups
  • Long-term relationships
  • Activities that matter

Element/Goddess/Totem

Earth/fire

Punchline

Earthly satyr and bright shaman (aardse plaaggeest en heldere sjamaan)

Sound

Rustle (knisperen)

Interests
  • Transition (processes) > micro>macro
  • Bodywork/healing
  • Spirituality
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Peer learning
  • Systemic (change
Skills
  • Facilitating
  • Empowering
  • Listening > summarizing
  • Connecting
  • Cooking
  • Humor
  • Homeliness
  • Self-connected and grounded
  • Focus on the process (hence: empowering & facilitating)
  • Self-assurance
  • Vigor (daadkracht)
  • Calmness and purposefulness (goal-orientedness) in difficult processes
  • Quickly grasping the purpose
  • Egoless creativity
  • Team spirit
  • Engaging the people (from all ways of life)
  • Lightening situations
  • Brave & courageous
  • Overview & relying on each other
Experience
  • Levuur/art of hosting: participatory processes
  • Sociale innavtiefabriek: coaching entrepreneurs, designing workshops, facilitating peer learning
  • Vooruit: ‘team’work, initiating chang process
  • Personal growth: burn out, resigning
  • Life changing courses: matrix, Joanna Macy, Theory U, bodywork
Sectors
Nightmares

Superficially going through the motion

Dreams

Deep impact


Element

Air/Fire

Goddess/Totem

Snake (metamorphosis, transformation, healing of others)

Punchline

Deadly gracious (dodelijk gracieus)

Sound

Undulate

Interests
  • (social) rituals
  • Non-acknowledged loss
  • Healing
  • Funerals & Artistic practice
  • Soul midwifery
  • Transition & Sustainable practices
  • Storytelling
  • Spirituality
  • Constellations
  • Personal Growth
Skills
  • Imagination
  • Design
  • Research
  • Holding the space, flow, people, organization
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Hosting & Connecting people
  • Honest
  • Warmth & vulnerability
  • Fragility without drama
  • Storytelling
  • Diplomatic skills, but not forgetting your own stands
  • Changer (veranderaar)
  • Disarming
  • Leader + charisma
  • Sees magic in the small things
  • A spirit that follows non-linear tracks (in creating)
  • Gentle (in the space, with the voice)
  • Self-assurance
  • Noticing value in other peoples creations and bring that up
  • Searching for more
  • Sensing the smallest change and adapting to that
  • Away from the concreteness of the pure form and deeply engaged with the content
  • Centered, has the capacity to noting slowly and wait until the right moment comes. She trusts that signs will show her the way.
Experience
  • Curating/making programs
  • Moderating
  • Creating new rituals
  • Teaching
  • Workshops for kids
Sectors
  • Everywhere progressive people with green mind & heart are looking for alternatives
  • Education/arts
  • Hospitals ⇒ social sector & caretakers
Nightmares

Burn-out

Dreams

Small drops changing the form of the rock


Element

Earth / Water

Totem

Dolphin

Goddess

Isis

Interests
  • Societal Change and Transformation Processes
  • Regeneration and Systemic Approach
  • Being with Nature
  • The intangables and invisibles
  • Spaces were healing can emerge
  • The power of being together
  • Concioussness held and nourished by the whole
  • Emergence and the Unknown
  • Surrender and Trust
  • Healthy Business and wholistic Economy Approaches
Skills
  • Facilitation
  • Systemic Constellation
  • Listening and Holding Space
  • Healing and Creating Rituals for Threshold moments
  • Curating
  • Sensing and navigating with the bigger picture and complexity
  • Conflict resolution
  • Innovation Methodes: Dragon Dreaming, Theory U, Art of Hosting, indigenious Approach
  • Working with Places - Georelations
  • Going deep, embracing shadows
  • Connecting and bridging
  • Gardening and Cooking
Experience
  • Curating
  • Creating Programs and Trainings/Co-Learning Spaces
  • Holding short & long term processes for individuals and groups
  • Project Organisation and Managment
  • Social Innovation/inclusive Process for Communities and Organisations
  • International Collaboration
  • Personal Work
Sectors
  • Trans-sectorial (Arts, Community and Organisational Development, Business/Social Entrepreneurship, Bottom-Up Initiatives, Sustainability )
  • Trans-National/Cultural
Dreams

Co-Creation of all Life supporting Environments

Nightmares

Being stuck together in destructive patterns


Element / Goddess / Interests

People . Design . Innovation

Skills
  • Inspire people to Think differently
  • Ignite action in teams to Work together to
  • Create positive Impact and growth
Experience
  • Cross-sector, Cross-country, cross-professional and generational cultures
  • Working in Europe, USA, Africa and Asia
  • Programme Design and Coaching
  • Executive and Team Coaching
  • Certified Geek, including PhD, patents and innovations
  • Versed in business language, including MBA
  • Teaching Computer Science, in Africa and Europe
  • Teaching Leadership . Design . Innovation in business schools
Sectors
  • Business, NGO and Cultural sectors
  • Engineering, Science, Pharmaceutical, Art, Media
Dreams
  • Make Ideas Happen
  • The Innovation Consultancy
Nightmares

Element
God/Totem
Interests
Skills
Experience
Sectors
Dreams
Nightmares

Element
  • Earth, fire
Totem
  • Mountain bear
Interests
  • Breathtaking landscapes
  • Inspiring stories
  • Alternating enthusiasm-driven frenzy and slow quietness
  • Simple mind-shifting concepts and theories
  • Fireside chats about life and related topics
  • Making my heart beat through hiking or biking
  • Organizations emancipating their members
  • Challenging my mental models
  • Growing and/or making stuff
  • (Herbal) tea
  • Saucisson & cheese
Skills
  • Performing scientific experiments
  • Reading scientific literature
  • Getting inspired by nature, and helping other people do so
  • Building up simple prototypes
  • Fitting in many different contexts
  • Bringing exo-insights to given contexts
  • Working as a scientist with designers and artists
Experience
  • (Action) Research
  • Cross-discipline co-creation
  • Boring Microsoft-Office-based tasks
  • Facilitation
    • Designers-scientists collaboration
    • Science for artists
    • A little bit of futurology (GBN/2×2)
  • All of the above
Sectors
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Citizen science & technology
  • (Bio-)design
  • (Bio-)art
Nightmares
  • Violence bursts rooting in misunderstanding, mean stupidity and absence of curiosity
  • Banality of evil
  • Collapse
  • War
Dreams
  • Thriving abundance and diversity
  • Dynamic equilibrium
  • Perfect matches
  • Unexpected happy-ending non-linearities
  • (More facilitation)

Element
God/Totem
Interests
Skills
Experience
Sectors
Dreams
Nightmares

Element

Earth

Goddess/Totem

Turtle (slow but steady, seemingly from another era observing the world)

Punchline

Incessantly slow moving (onophoudelijk traag bewegen)

Sound
  • Wise wisperer
  • Has a voice that makes ou want to listen, a voice that 'sings' in speaking (in tones)
Interests
  • language (form and content)
  • philosophy, sociology
  • yoga
Skills
  • observing
  • conversing
  • writing
  • drawing
  • sleeping
  • Generous
  • Understands
  • Can be practical in terms of how to make an idea into reality (practice)
  • Listening + christallizing the important
  • Long-time concentration
  • Encouraging people
  • Translates any experience into words without being afraid of being personal
  • Deep and growing connection to nature
  • Bringing people to higher level
  • Eye for teaching
  • Ability to be silent
  • Wonderful mother
  • Guiding meeetings - to make everyone included
  • Education and the arts
  • To see the attractiveness in something like mathematics or Sanskrit grammar
Experience
  • editing, translating, writing
  • organizing
  • facilitating group assessment
  • mothering
  • living
Sectors
  • the arts
  • education
  • real life
Dreams
  • to live in the gift, to believe in abundance
Nightmares
  • to be stuck in a place (cf. U Turn by Oliver Stone)

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