Managing partner, Leadership and organisational and organisational consultant
Ba. Political Science and Ba. Systemic Leadership and Organisational Development
Yvor has over 20 years of international experience as consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach. He mostly works in Europe, the US, Canada and Eurasia. His work is based on systemic and social constructionist approaches as well as narrative practice. These theories are the guiding principle in his work though interventions are always tailored flexibly to respond to clients’ needs.
Yvor describes his work as being a facilitator of dialogue, where the logic of different perspectives is explored to reflect on the current practice and desired future and in this way to create meaning out of events. However, the dialogues are always embedded into the organisational framework - the mission, vision and strategy of the organisation, as their purpose is to create viable solutions benefiting the organisational purpose.
No matter whether you meet Yvor as a consultant, trainer or coach, you will meet a passionate and driven person, who wishes to inspire and motivate the people he works with. He likes to encourage participation, because he believes that new perspectives and insights are needed for better results. He uses humour to get the energy into the room. However, his mind is always on the context and the organisational frame, where the solutions have to show their usefulness.
MSc. in Psychology and Systemic consultancy education at Inpraxis (DK)
Managing partner, Leadership and organisational consultant
Lene is specialised in educational and organisational psychology with several years of experience of coaching, training and process consultancy based on narrative theory/ storytelling, and systems theory/ solution focused approach. Her experience derives from both Scandinavia and The Netherlands, as well as from Eastern Europe and Latin America.
As a process consultant and trainer Lene puts a great emphasis on ensuring the relevance and contextualisation of the issues at hand. The concrete challenges of individuals, teams and organisations are taken as a starting point and as an outcome in form of concrete future steps to take. She wants people to leave the room empowered to act differently and to bridge the gap between awareness and action. She sees reflection and participation as learning tools, as she believes that new insights and ideas arise from asking the right questions and discussing things together. She uses her professional education and experience to ensure that the participants acquire insight into the relations between what is usually done and with which consequences, and what could be innovative solutions.
As a coach Lene establishes a safe sphere for cooperative inquiry into the challenges and visions of the individual or team. She asks questions, observes, and facilitates the awareness of resources as well as limiting patterns, by which the door opens for new opportunities. Lene believes in the power of diversity combined with open communication. She therefore has a particular interest in creating dialogue, both when it comes to efficient leadership as well as constructive teamwork, and conflict management.
MSc. in Systemic Leadership and Organisational Development, MSc Psychology (DK)
Associate leadership and organisational consultant
Raj started his career as a teacher who was particularly interested in how children came to understand the position of a learner and what it entailed for their personal growth. He was interested in how children learnt and what motivated them to learn. This was particularly relevant in terms of enculturation and Vygotsky’s ideas about the role of community and the zone of proximal development. The interest in children’s capacity to learn led him to become interested in psychology and to qualify as an educational psychologist.
As an educational psychologist working in the community he developed his interest and skills further by becoming familiar through practice and learningwith psychotherapeutic and systemic approaches that focused on attachment, social constructionism and psychoanalytic ideas. Raj worked in a CAMHS clinic as a psychologist and a therapist. He developed his ways of working by undergoing training at the Tavistock Centre and Institute of Group Analysis. Over the last few years, his work has evolved to supporting children and adults with complex and multiple difficulties including challenging behaviour.
Raj facilitates practice for adults working with these complex children and young people through modelling, training, supervision groups for practitioners, and consultation. A key aspect of these is to facilitate and generate within the staff a sense of naïve curiosity to encourage exploration of their beliefs and the beliefs of the other. Language becomes an instrument of inquiry of self and others. The use of language to label experiences also becomes a subject of reflexive inquiry.