Changemaker Journey Weekly Overview

Inner clarity for outer action

The first half of the journey focuses on developing inner clarity and supportive habits, as a basis for purposeful action. The second half of the journey focuses on teaming up, prototyping and taking action.

Weekly Themes

Week One: Powerful Questions

Who am I? Why am I here? Pretty big questions, right? Questions can be a powerful tool to guide us. In the first week we develop our own powerful questions which will help guide our journey. We practice holding and working with questions and letting the answers emerge and allowing ourselves to be surprised.

Week Two: What I deeply care about

What is it that I really, deeply care about? What is true to me, and what is coming from somewhere else, such as my family, friends or society? In week two we focus on getting clearer about what it is that really matters to us.

Week Three: Purpose & Excitement

What is it that really inspires and excites me? In week three we dive into our excitement as an entry point to discover and connect to our purpose.

Week Four: Making decisions & letting go

What decisions do I need to make and what do I need to let go of? This week is all about making decisions that help us move forward and follow our excitement. It’s about listening to our intuition, sensing potential and opportunities and getting clearer about what supports me to follow my purpose and what doesn’t.

Week Five: Reauthoring my Story

What stories have I been telling about myself? What story do I want to tell? Our midway point in the journey is about becoming aware of the stories we tell ourselves and others and making the choice to own our story. We sense into our potential, connect to our purpose and then break it down into an actionable prototype (something personal within ourselves or a project) that we will work on over the second half of the journey.

Week Six: Self-Organisation & Leadership

This week we start to turn our focus outward. How am I in groups and teams? How am I as a leader and what does leadership mean for me? We also look at the conditions which support us both individually and in teams to create healthy and empowering environments.

Week Seven: Taking joint action in the unknown

Our focus this week is on taking action and navigating the unknown. We explore how making small movements or actions can help us see new perspectives, build momentum and clarify our next steps. We also look at the things that support us to take action and deal with uncertainty.

Week Eight: Feedforward & Storytelling

What has happened in the past that you would like to take forward with you? What can we learn from that? This week we introduce feedforward and storytelling as methods for reflecting and learning. We focus on the conditions that supported an outcome to happen, rather than the outcome itself, and we focus on carrying these conditions forward, rather than only evaluating what happened in the past. We also pay attention to the sometimes hidden feedback we receive from those around us and our environment as opportunities to reflect and learn.

Week Nine: Resilience

This week we dive into the topic of resilience. For us, resilience is not just something we draw on in challenging times, but something we can nurture, practice & build all the time. We discover times when we have been resilient in the past and uncover the conditions which allowed this to happen.

Week Ten: Sensemaking

In the final week of our journey, we look back over our time together, tie together the different threads and reflect on what has happened, what has changed and remained, what we’ve discovered and how we’ve grown. We also look to the path ahead, to our next steps and commitments, and to our personal architecture which supports us to continue following our deep excitement and living our purpose.