A collective powerhouse of multidisciplinary expertise and years of experience, ready to accompany you in your challenges of complexity and innovation in English and French, in Canada and Europe.
Facilitation – Participatory strategy – Courageous conversations
Elizabeth has been developing and co-creating community-based learning spaces and large-scale learning events for the past 15 years. She is dedicated to upheaving traditional notions of “expertise” and to creating spaces where participants’ experience, knowledge, and ways of knowing are put front and centre. Organized and intuitive, Elizabeth’s strengths lie in the design and planning of learning events, capturing complex concepts with simple writing, and using conversational methodologies to foster citizen participation and community learning.
Studies: M.A. underway (Education), B.A. (Sociology, public and community affairs)
Based in Montreal, Canada
Meghan brings her experience from the community and non-profit sector, having worked with innovative organizations in the world of social change, in Montreal. She also has a background in engineering both in Calgary and Montreal. Currently nomadic and based in France, she understands the kinds of questions we ask and the challenge that comes with moving to a more collaborative way of working. She also has countless examples of the untapped poten-tial that comes with putting your trust in the collective intelligence of a group, and the power it has for positive impact.
Design – Facilitation – Collaboration
Cédric works with groups, organizations and communities in order to help them navigate strategic challenges and foster their capacity to negotiate change. His approach is grounded in dialogic methodologies and collaborative practices, in order to create and facilitate conversations allowing the emergence of collective intelligence and leadership in the service of wise action. Cedric has a M.A. in Human Systems Interventions at Concordia University, and is particularly interested in participatory research methodologies.
Studies: M.A. Human Systems Interventions; PhD. Comparative literature (coursework); B.A. Life sciences
Based in Montreal, Canada
Bringing 25 years of experience with collaborative processes, training, and organisational change, Nadine’s work focuses on meaning-making and fostering a learning culture within organisations and communities. Adept at co-designing large-scale participatory events that make use of collective intelligence, Nadine brings great care to the communities she works with – facilitating conversations of any size to maximize participation, creativity and civic spirit.
Studies: M.A. (Training and new technologies), B.A. (Facilitation), Certificate Taïchi Chuan Wudang Muchuan, Certificate Permaculture.
Laurence is a wordsmith passionate about urban design and planning that specializes in capturing the essence of a conversation. Through her creativity and a careful use of observation and analysis, Laurence has perfected a variety of written forms including press releases, reports and creative writing. Laurence is accustomed to bridging divides between parties with divergent interests. Through care and attention, she holds space and allows sustainable solutions to emerge.
Visual strategy – Graphic facilitation – Web
With a background in the visual arts, industrial design, and web development, Paul applies design thinking to everyday life : taking complex and complicated concepts and rendering them in simple and understandable visual formats through purposeful doodling, simple mockups, and prototyping processes. Paul produces elegant design and robust, user-friendly online spaces with open-source software and agile methodologies, tending to the quality of user experience and user input.
Studies: B.A. (Industrial Design), Design for Manufacture
Based in Montreal, Canada
Graphic facilitation – Creativity – Facilitation
An explorer of horizons and possibilities, Fanny began collaborating with Percolab in October 2016. She has a background in community sector and citizen initiative work and co-directed a training center on collective intelligence in Montpellier for 3 years (Centre des pratiques de la coopération). Constantly involved in playful, visual projects, she supports individuals working towards professional fulfillment and teams moving towards collective intelligence and innovation. As a graphic facilitator, she explores the use of drawing and other communication channels to nurture co-creation and well-being at work. Through workshops, seminars and trainings, she shares her knowledge with kindness…and humour!
Education: M. Sc. in Communication & Information studies
Based in Toulouse, France
Founder - Social designer
Participatory Strategy – Self-organization – Learning Thinking
Samantha designs and runs complex multi stakeholder engagements, and co-design and lab processes. Author of Going Horizontal – Creating a Non-Hierarchical Organization, One Practice at a Time (BK Publishers, fall 2018), Samantha pioneers culture-driven practices and operational tools for the future of work. A social designer, Samantha supports teams, organizations and ecosystems to grow participatory leadership approaches, collaborative practices and prototype mindsets.
A conscious entrepreneur, Samantha co-founded the Percolab network and the coworking Ecto. She supports organizations to step into their future. For over 20 years, she has been putting her background in anthropology and learning design in service of innovation work in North America and internationally. Emergent process, design thinking, ethnography and a vast range of participatory approaches are her tools. Samantha is actively engaged in the international commons movement and the Art of Hosting community.
Studies: M.Sc. (Education), Graduate Teaching Diploma (Licence), B.A. (Anthropology), Community Education Certificate
Based in Montréal, Canada
Karine has over 10 years’ experience as a creator of international multi-stakeholder projects and events. Her experience working with a wide diversity of organizations has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of group dynamics and collaboration, notably through the use of design thinking methodologies. Professionally trained in mediation and conflict prevention, she puts mutual understanding and creativity at the centre to (re-)build connections and leverage transformative processes for groups and individuals. Her work seeks to leverage hidden talent and resources, establish connections and create powerful collaborations.
Studies: M.A. Litterature (Linguistics), Diploma in Political Sciences, professionally trained in mediation/conflict prevention
Co-design – Responsive Strategy – Cultural Innovation
Chloe is fluent in design, project management and human dynamics. She applies her broad skillset to move confidently in complexity, emergence, community activation and inclusion. She understands responsive strategy, applying her creativity and facilitation skills to help groups and clients find new ways to solve problems. If your project is stuck or the human dynamics full of tension, she’s the person you want to call. Her communication style invites openness, transparency, co-creation and collective ownership. She has experience across world-leading digital, social innovation and place-making projects and is based in Montreal.
Studies: BDes Landscape Architecture (Victoria University of Wellington), Future Leaders Programme of New Zealand (Auckland University), Social Entrepreneurs School (NZ Centre for Social Innovation).
Based in Montreal, Canada
Track-finder – Co-initiator – Illuminator
The question that always guides Ria’s work is: what is the next bit of potential that is ready to take form – in individuals, teams, organizations and large systems – with just a little bit of help?
Together with this enduring curiosity – also in her personal life – Ria’s almost 30 years’ professional experience and her capacity to create safe learning spaces, have made her a master support for real participatory and innovative approaches. Always scanning what’s new in work, collaboration and co-creation, she combines a range of tools and practices that are useful and effective. She is known for her embodied presence and inner repose, as well as her highly developed sensing skills, crucial in designing emergent processes.
She has written the book Generating the Future Together. Collective Presencing, our New Human Capacity (in draft, online: http://www.collectivepresencing.org/)
Studies: Masters in Clinical Psychology (Leuven, Belgium), professionally trained in Art of Hosting, Systemic Constellations, Emotional Bodywork and more
Based in: Kortenaken, a village in Belgium, Flanders
Initiator – Connector – Clarifier
An is an expert of asking questions and creating safe environments that invite behavioural change. She has powerful witnessing skills and is a master of clearly speaking her observations and connecting with individuals and teams looking to move forward with power and insight. She specializes in supporting organisations dealing with resistance and growth in the presence of conflict or changes brought about by reorganisation, mergers, transfer of family business, strategy shifts and innovation. An grew up in a no-nonsense nest of entrepreneurs, where small businesses sat around the kitchen table.
Studies: Masters in Translation-Interpretation, professionally trained in Organisational and Systemic Structural Constellation work, Solution Focused coaching, the Art of Hosting/Participatory Leadership and more.
Based in: Nijlen (near Antwerp), Belgium
Events – Urban planning – Environment
Solene is a cartographer with a deep understanding of urban planning and development. Through her multitude of professional experiences, notably in telecommunications and in nature, she has developped a talent for project organisation and completion. Today, she applies her expertise in project organization and her remarkable capacity for adaptation to the social and environmental projects she is dedicated to.
Studies: MSc (Cartography and environment management), B.Sc. (Life and earth sciences)
Based in Montreal, Canada
Referential of competencies | Social Learning for Technicians | Learning projects
Lucie has 20 years’ experience working with SMEs and large companies on cultural and organizational challenges. Specializing in employee capacity building and recruitment, she makes use of collaborative and emergence based methodologies. Recently, Lucie has been collaborating with multisectorial organizations and professional orders to facilitate the co-creation of future-focused competences inventories and learning strategies. Lucie is a registered member of Quebec’s CRHA order (the province’s human resources professional association), and is particularly interested in the renewal of human resources managers in light of the arrival of self-managing structures.
Studies : MA in Human Systems intervention (to be completed 2019), Certificate in Human Resources Management, B. Sc Psychology, AEC – general electrotechnic
Based in Montreal, Canada
Nil Roda-Naccari Noguera
Teamwork – Facilitation – Human Connection
With a decade of experience leading and coaching youth internationally, Nil knows how to catalyzes trust and human connection in teams. Since 2014, he has focused on facilitating workshops, meetings and retreats for organizations wanting to transition from being “machines that work” to “thriving living organisms”. Rooting his services in his background in community living, music and social sciences, he uses innovative social technologies – such as Theory U, Social Threefolding and Art of Hosting – alongside clients to practice agile idea generation, crystalize multi-stakeholder proposals and turn work into love made visible.
Studies: B.A. (Political Sciences & Public Administration), Y.I.P Sweden (Social Entrepreneurship & Facilitation)
Based in Barcelona, Spain
Participatory development – Collaborative leadership – Process philosophy
Anique lives and works on the edge between what’s possible with what’s here. Most often she practices this by activating visible and invisible connections to unleash generative responses to collective conditions. She is particularly interested in how we can host each other through the discomfort of change and difference. This work manifests in various initiatives, such as facilitating spaces of collaborative learning and creation; stewarding partnerships spanning government, educational institutions, not-for-profits and community groups; intentional organizational development; developing relational and conversational techniques unique to specific situations and dynamics; experiments in civic media, alter-economies and the blockchain; curating public and disused spaces; and designing community capacity building programs and platforms for social inclusion. Through the lens of cultivating a “response-ability” to shifting social, political and environmental conditions, she is driven by the always-already transformation of the orientations and apparatuses that enable individual, collective and planetary wellbeing.
Studies: Master of Studies (Australian National University), Fellowship – Sustainability Leadership, Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts
Mobile and based in Brussels, Belgium