I was born in the UK but spent a lot of my childhood in Uganda soon after their Independence. Uganda had been a Protectorate, NOT a Colony and it made a strong impression on me. It meant that land had not been allocated to settlers and their different societies and cultures were strong; there were many different economies all trading with each other and the world economy. It has given me a life-long interest in how people organise their societies and for whose benefit. I met the work of Rudolf Steiner in the UK and his integrated thinking, including his work on three-folding, underpin a lot of my own thinking.
What do you want to get from this community?
Meet like-minded people, share ideas, find out how other people are thinking and why. Hear what other people are doing.
What can you give to this community?
I would like to contribute to crafting solutions across a range of disciplines that share a commitment to building a more sustainable future.
I have skills in:
- shared leadership development;
- community-wide interventions targeting trauma and recovery;
- social enterprise development;
- dialogue processes including mediation;
- facilitation and process development.
Why did you start your project / organisation?
I started Herculeia Consulting about 6 years ago because my interests and vision were always wider and more systemic than any paid employment I could find. It enables me to continue to work in all the things that are important to me: upholding the dignity of people, however marginalised they may be; valuing diversity; supporting people to build the future they most want to be part of; creating sustainable solutions to often ‘wicked’ problems.
So I work in community recovery, social entrepreneurship, and building shared leadership processes. I do a lot of work with Aboriginal Corporations.
What is your passion?
Re-establishing the social contract – building a more inclusive and sustainable future which values diversity and is open to considering some very novel ways of meeting needs and solving problems.
How do people contact you?
Email website contact form
Where can we see your work in action?
http://www.scribd.com/doc/86042674/Final-pathways-to-a-Good-Life-Well-Lived – This is the Community Recovery Plan that I wrote for Fitzroy Crossing which identifies recovery as necessarily taking place across the social, cultural and economic domains. It has been widely circulated across Australia.”