Welcome from founder, John Whittington
The Business Constellations offer emerged naturally out of my experience as a leader and then the leadership and organisational coaching practice I built over fifteen years. I could see that the insights available from the systemic perspective and methodology gave leaders facing challenges at the professional and/or organisational level meaningful solutions and enduring change. From direct experience in multiple contexts I knew I could trust systemic constellations to offer leaders a way of looking and learning that’s simply not available elsewhere.
As Albert Einstein famously said “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift”. Access to the intuitive mind, to our non-cognitive knowing, is available through the simple, elegant process that business constellations offer. They access embodied, tacit information – the geography and the geology – and show the real blocks and hidden resources in the system. Held just out of conscious awareness, these hidden dynamics show what supports and limits the flow of leadership in contemporary organisational life.
When the source of the issue or solution is not clear, where previous attempts to change have not endured or where there is a sense of stuckness, business constellations provide insight and clear direction. The workshops, trainings, coaching and facilitated learning programmes offer a fresh lens for looking at organisational change, the communication of that change and the impact on the system. Leaders looking to create ‘followship’, change culture, enter or exit a system, prepare for a difficult transition or resolve dynamics that limit movement into the future find the approach a refreshing release from confusion, dilemma or inertia.
I look forward to hearing about the challenges you face as an individual and as an organisational leader and to guiding you through this practical but profound process whether you commission a company-wide programme, a workshop, a team development process, training for your in-house community or leadership development coaching for yourself. For a little more on my work with CEOs, senior teams and large group interventions, see here.