Changing with wonder
Wonder is at the core of my work. As a professional I try to stay close to my own sense of wonder, in order to invite others to inquire and experiment together in the workplace. For me, a sense of wonder is about attention, curiosity and seeing beauty and possibilities in places where that might not be self-evident. But also about taking the time to hear and inquire into each others stories in organisations, as human beings. I am always searching for those questions and stories that might create movement in a complex change issue. I love to design and facilitate change interventions and leadership programmes, but also to support the development of fellow practitioners through writing and teaching about my practice. Early 2020 I finished my doctoral research on practices that support and strengthen (a sense of) wonder in everyday and organisational life.
News and blogs
05-10-2023 / News / By Joeri Kabalt
Special issue ‘Appreciative Inquiry for life: working with nature in a time of ecological crisis’ guest edited by Joeri KabaltWhat if we choose even more radically to place all of life – including the more-than- human world – at the centre of everything we do? What might it look like if we made more space for non-human voices? How can we work more explicitly with and in nature? How do we broaden our perspective from human flourishing to a thriving planet? These are the central questions of the special issue of the International Journal for Appreciative Inquiry (AIP) that was guest edited by our K&S colleague Joeri Kabalt.
10-17-2022 / News / By Joeri Kabalt
The unexpected benefits of exploring wonder in a less than wonderful worldK&S colleague Joeri Kabalt is a guest in the online series ‘phenomenal conversations’ hosted by Dave Pendle on the 1st of November from 19.00 – 21.00 hrs. She will share her insights from her doctoral research on wonder that she came to think of as ‘seeing the extraordinary within the ordinary’.
10-15-2021 / News / By Joeri Kabalt
OD for Life Gathering 2nd & 3rd of December 2021 – The NetherlandsHow can people in Organisational and Leadership Development do more to stand up for the Earth? OD for Life is a movement to connect practitioners from across Organisational and Leadership Development to help shape new narratives of progress characterized by care for all people and life on our planet.
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