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new ways of doing and being in business

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Need help becoming future-proof?

dreammeetsreality supports the transition to new ways of doing (sustainable business advice | programme management) and being (group facilitation | 1-on-1 personal leadership) in business.

Sustainable business advice

To have a future, all businesses will have to integrate their ambitions with regards to social gain and environmental profit into the heart of their business model…

Group facilitation

In order to unlock solutions for the future, we believe that embracing our full humanness is key. Not just our brains and our hands, but also our hearts are needed…

Programme management

As advice can only do so much, our work often involves active participation in bringing about the desired change.

1-on-1 Personal Leadership

Some people might say we offer relational yoga. Stretching our communication muscles by creating spaces and offerings tools that foster new ways of being….

Sustainable Business Advice

To have a future, all businesses will have to integrate their ambitions with regards to social gain and environmental profit into the heart of their business model. One group of enterprises that are worldwide innovating business models and upgrading and expanding our thinking about results, goals and objectives are Social Enterprises.

Social Enterprises are courageous initiatives aiming to tackle social and environmental issues by the use of a business model. They are neither a charity nor a purely commercial business. On top of the usual challenges of setting up, growing and running a successful organisation, social enterprises are encountering by their very nature a unique set of challenges in the arena of acquiring capital, their governance model, diversifying their business model, etc.

As a strong believer in business being a vehicle for good, we are dedicated to supporting new ways of doing business that are future-proof. Since 2008 we have been engaged in innovative, sustainable initiatives in a variety of roles ranging from business development of social start-ups to running the membership program of the Dutch national body of social enterprises.

Being schooled in developing the effectiveness of organisations at a management consultancy firm, as well as being exposed to innovative models such as Holacracy and frameworks as the Adizes’ Lifecycle, our support often involves the transition to a next organisational maturity level.

Do you want to know more?

Programme             Management

As advice can only do so much, our work often involves active participation in bringing about the desired change. We do this through an iterative process that cycles through the phases of DISCOVERY, DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, EXECUTION (&SCALE-UP) and EVALUTION: simply, programme management.

Our approach seems to be one that is based on:

  • co-creation, with a strong orchestrator lead,
  • honouring of due process, with a firm commitment to tangible results,
  • building bridges between different ‘worlds’ (start-up/big business, business/social sector etc).

We’ve run large multi-stakeholder initiatives in the Dutch second hand shop industry and currently are helping Exeter’s Social Enterprise Network ESSENCE on its journey to find a sustainable business model. Usually, we end up strengthening the organisation financially, while fully honouring its social and environmental heart.

Interested in finding out more about our way of working?

Group Facilitation

In order to unlock solutions for the future, we believe that embracing our full humanness is key. Not just our brains and our hands, but also our hearts are needed. Emotions influence our ability to think, how we are interpreting what we are observing/experiencing and they influence our behaviour.

Trained in an artform called Circling, we are able to address what is happening on an emotional level both in a group and in individuals. This ability, combined with innovative group facilitation techniques from the Art of Hosting community (World Café, Open Space, Appreciate Inquiry), make our group facilitation approach effective in engaging all team members in the process. This way more available perspectives in the organisation get gathered and integrated. Teams get activated.

Tailormade group processes or (a series of) workshops are designed and facilitated. In the past new ways of being in business have been supported through innovation support, embedding peer-to-peer support structures, culture change and team learning sessions.

Is it time to future proof your business from the inside out and unlock the solutions that are available within the ecosystem of your organisation?

Personal       Leadership

Some people might say we offer relational yoga. Stretching our communication muscles by creating spaces and offerings tools that foster new ways of being. Not just in business, but definitely applicable in your professional life.

We are using the relationship between coach and coachee as fuel for growth: what is happening in the very moment between you and I as the microcosmos that is happening in your life, all the time.

Our sessions seem to be centred around the introduction of effective language, cultivating curiosity and present-moment awareness. Bringing attention to the connection with ourselves, the other and what is in-between us.

Sometimes our 1-on-1 support is part of group processes we facilitate, sometimes these 1-on-1 sessions are a stand-alone trajectory. Be prepared to get your hiking boots on, the majority of our sessions are held in nature.

Are you ready?

If you have a dream We will help you to turn it into reality

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