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And it feels good!
I recently signed up for the first oversees Master in Creativity & Change Leadership, organized by the State University of New York, Buffalo. The year-long program started with an intensive 2-weeks summer course in ‘s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, hosted by the King William College. And it really felt like going back to school. Read More
The past months we did some trials. Proud to announce you we are ready to offer ‘kids 4 innovation’ workshops !
We had an idea!
Let startups tell startups what we can do for them.
So we invited Benjamin Rieder to explain how the Bubble Post idea ended up in a start up company and which hurdles he encountered. One of them was getting to know your co-founders on an other level. Find out each other’s strengths, capabilities and expectations. Discovering the “drivers” and “reasons Why”. This all in order to communicate better, stronger and more openly, preventing that things end up under the table, and difficult topics are circumvented instead of talked through.
Since one year I’m working with Bubble Post. Three young men started a company to make first and last mile delivery in cities greener.
First impressions after the voluntary work of Ann Noppen, Consense and Ingrid De Clercq, Congaz in Benin
We were struck by their openness to learn and absorb new concepts. In the North we often adopt an attitude of “healthy criticism”, which slows down the learning process. In Benin we encountered no bounderies: the step between learning and putting it into practice is immediate, which delivered fantastic results.
About one year ago Ann Noppen’s brother, Herman, who works for the NGO Eco Benin in Benin, Africa, told her – unintentionally – that Eco Benin could be interested in being supported in further developing their leadership, as they were growing so fast due to their success. His remark did not fall in deaf ears: …for some time Ann had wanted to do something for third world countries. This was the occasion to invest, not with money, but with her talents. Ann found an enthusiastic partner in Ingrid De Clercq from Congaz. Hence they could combine the expertise of Consense on Whole Brain Leadership, with the experience of Congaz on Entrepreneurship and Creativity, and thus build a larger story.