The business world is fairly buzzing with leadership training. The search for the next, great leader takes up a lot of our time and energy. And it's an empty quest. The world does not need more leaders, it needs less. In fact, those failing leaders who need propping up by consultants, and those aspiring to take their place probably need to pause, and reassess their aspirations. What the business world needs—what the world needs—is better citizens. That's us. We each need to wake up, take responsibility, and shake off the myth of the leader-saviour. This is the 21st century, where the egalitarian network, not the exceptionalist hierarchy will determine our fate.
Shift your paradigm
Thought Citizenship will take you on a two-day journey to discover you innate citizenship, your ability to love, to serve, to create, to confront, to rise above the mundane and live to your fullness within the madness of the corporate world, seeding transformation as you go.
Using poetry, storytelling, dialog, improvisation, creative writing, theatre games, metaphor and scripture the Thought Citizenship experience will challenge your mind and open your heart. If all goes well you'll leave knowing less than you did when you started, but with a renewed sense of awe at what there is to discover.
Do not attend this workshop if you have any desire to hold onto, or gain corporate power, or wish to maintain the status quo. This workshop is for fearless adventurers, curious investigators, lost souls, and fools.
Recommendations from previous participants
A personal retrospective. Thoughtful, nourishing and quietly enlightening.
—Eben Halford, Agile Coach and Trainer
"The Though Citizenship workshop gets beneath the skin of the business façade and drives to the root, by addressing the individuals—the citizens—within organisation, and their responsibility to themselves and to their fellow citizens."
—Ash Sheikh, Owner, Focused Outcomes
"Tobias is a master in shifting perspectives and producing long-lasting learning outcomes. He guides the group of learners to explore differently what is known, expands your comfort zone to consider different views and opens up possibility to create new tools for yourself. Highly recommended!"
—Anna Rondina, Change and Transformation Agent
"Thought Citizenship isn't so much a workshop, it is more an experience. It does something that most Agile workshops cannot do. It captures the essence of what we need to inspire meaningful change. So much to think about."
—Jem D'jelal, Transformation Coach
"Tobias curated a thought provoking course with a brilliant group of creative, curious minds that helped me understand how differently we all perceive the world. Together, we explored how to develop thought citizenship rather than leadership, encouraging all to take a proactive role in shaping the future of work."
—Flick Hardingham, Lead Conspirator at Join the Dot
"The hardest thing that I have found working as a scrum master is helping people to see and believe in new possibilities beyond what they already know. This is what Tobias did for me throughout the entirety of this course; he beautifully reframed and challenged concepts I thought I knew and understood. This course for me was part therapy, part experiential learning and several steps further along my journey"
—Philiy Lander, Agile Coach
"If you, as a coach, a leader or a manager, believe as I do that outer change comes from within, then this workshop is for you. Tobias, with his gentleness and humbleness, will share with you his deep insights about what makes people—the stuff organizations are really made of—work together with mutual respect and understanding. In other words, how to be real citizens of the same thought society, that intellectual organization you might call 'my company' or 'my team'."
—Andrea Provaglio, Organizational Agile Coach
"This important workshop sinks in on two levels, at least. First, it makes you think deeply about how you interact with other people to achieve a purpose. Second, it prepares you to question the 'do me' approach to organisational or agile transformation that seems current."
—Ivor Chomacki, Business Analyst at Equal Experts
"I found the Thought Citizen Workshop to be a powerful experience applicable to all areas of business. By placing the focus on people at the heart of the course, it becomes applicable to a wide variety of roles and industries.."
—Radu Davidescu, Trainer and Facilitator