As a social entrepreneur my core values lie in a sustainable world view. The interconnectedness of individuals, organizations and larger institutions is a great resource for any endeavor aiming for systemic transformation. Collaboration, open dialogue and practices that allow the emergence of collective intelligence are crucial corner stones for sustainable future.

I believe collaboration is a speedway for insights and greater awareness – whether an organization, society or an individual. This insight led me to study participatory leadership and systems oriented design in sustainable communities. For the last 15 years I have been implementing participatory leadership elements further in society; in business organizations, larger communities and multi-stakeholder projects, all aiming towards sustainable change.

I design, facilitate and host participatory group processes, consult communities and organizations aiming to improve their social infrastructure and leadership practices. I also offer executive coaching for core groups interested in deepening the level of their team work  and learning new tools.

My clients in the recent years include especially large societal institutions, the field of education and media, e.g: Aalto University, EU-Commission, Municipality of Sipoo, City of Helsinki, Alma Media, The Church Council and Tampere Bishopric.

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Kirsi Joenpolvi, Facilitator, and Participatory Process Designer                                                                                                             Msc (Econ.& Business)

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