Leading Audacious Change

Wholeness - at the Level of Self - with Martina Weifenbach

January 27, 2021 Marcus Druen Season 2 Episode 2
Leading Audacious Change
Wholeness - at the Level of Self - with Martina Weifenbach
Chapters
0:00
Heads-up next episode and outro with links on how to reach me
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Heads-up next episode and outro with links on how to reach me
0:00
Martina' wisdom on yin and yang energy
0:22
Intros to podcast, season and episode
2:01
Interview starts with reflections on the term audacity and some personal stories of Martina leading change in her life
8:34
Exploring the topic of wholeness and why this is important in the business world incl. a nod to Frederik Laloux's book "Re-inventing organizations"
12:22
Wholeness is a process, not an end state or a destination
14:11
Balancing male and female energy at work in organisations designed largely by men and for men
19:14
Deep dive into yin and yang energy and how Marcus brings yin energy out in (all male) leadership teams
24:25
Introduction of our two amalgamated personas 'Michael' and 'Michaela' and how they can really apply wholeness as leaders, starting with tipps for 'Michael' on how to process his emotions at work
33:42
Tips for 'Michaela' to get to next level of self-disclosure in herself and her team, and how to use specific introspective processes
40:47
Exploring your own calling and learning journey: advice for 'Michael', starting with energy management, finding companions
44:46
"Maps of Meaning", the importance of connect minds and hearts; Marcus disclosing how he found this connection, Martina explaining why being yourself can actually easy
51:22
How 'Michaela' can bring wholeness into more everyday situations; making space for your intuition to emerge through journalling, walks, breaks and hand-washing
54:24
Honesty about your capacity commitment to work: how 'Michael' - and in fact everyone - can square the circle between external demands and inner needs, to create those new Teal Organisations
1:01:17
Advice for 'Michaela' that sometimes "less is more" and approaches to manage her energy through the day, and different expectations on men and women
1:06:42
How Martina balances her yin & yang energy (not perfectly...) and how to be kinder to our egos
1:09:27
Martina's billboard message to us all
1:12:46
Marcus' Call-to-Action for you: (1) press pause button, (2) create yin energy, (3) get a meditation app
1:15:22
Heads-up next episode and outro with links on how to reach me
Leading Audacious Change
Wholeness - at the Level of Self - with Martina Weifenbach
Jan 27, 2021 Season 2 Episode 2
Marcus Druen

My guest today is Dr. Martina Weifenbach. Martina is CEO and co-founder of myndways, a training and on-line academy for the super-powers of the digital age including resilience, empathy, and creativity.

 She holds a PhD in Business Innovation from University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Martina has published a practical guidebook about Mindfulness and Innovation and her own podcast is called LebensliebeLove Mindfulness. And she is a Yoga Teacher as well.

 What makes Martina special is that she combines her love-filled energy with hard academic rigor. Let’s take a deep breath and listen to Wholeness at the Level of the Self (our first systemic level in this season).

You will hopefully also feel inspired to follow my Call to Action (CTA) which comes right after the conversation with Martina at the end of this episode (you can check the chapter notes in your app for precise time - if you need a re-listen to take notes).

Change starts with you, in the here-and now. So start by starting

I'd really love to hear from you: t.me/audacify or email [email protected]

Show notes

Links to Martina's exciting ventures and key topics, tools and approaches we discussed

Martina's socials
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-martina-weifenbach-b009542b/

https://www.instagram.com/martina_weifenbach/

Martina's personal website with link to her podcast Lebensliebe
https://www.martinadopfer.com

Martina's training & online academy
https://myndway.com

Martina's book on mindfulness and innovation published by Springer Gabler
https://tinyurl.com/y5n6tmql

Yin & Yang (neat article by Rachel Deason and Tedx Talk by John Bellaimey)
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/china/articles/the-hidden-meaning-behind-yin-and-yang
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-hidden-meanings-of-yin-and-yang-john-bellaimey

Hatha Yoga (overview of different styles)
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jan/10/yoga-beginners-guide-different-styles
https://www.yogajournal.com/meditation/yoga-questions-answered/

Meditation (open meditation sessions online)
http://blueskymeditation.com
https://www.mindspace.org.uk/blue-sky-mind/

Frederik Laloux - Re-inventing Organisations (book)
https://www.reinventingorganizations.com

Check-in (questions at beginning of meetings or encounters)
http://www.thecircleway.net/articles/2016/12/27/questions-for-check-ins (incl. set-up advice)
https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/ (more ice-breakers for workshops etc.)

Energy Management
https://theenergyproject.com and the seminal HBR article https://hbr.org/2007/10/manage-your-energy-not-your-time

Show Notes Chapter Markers

My guest today is Dr. Martina Weifenbach. Martina is CEO and co-founder of myndways, a training and on-line academy for the super-powers of the digital age including resilience, empathy, and creativity.

 She holds a PhD in Business Innovation from University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Martina has published a practical guidebook about Mindfulness and Innovation and her own podcast is called LebensliebeLove Mindfulness. And she is a Yoga Teacher as well.

 What makes Martina special is that she combines her love-filled energy with hard academic rigor. Let’s take a deep breath and listen to Wholeness at the Level of the Self (our first systemic level in this season).

You will hopefully also feel inspired to follow my Call to Action (CTA) which comes right after the conversation with Martina at the end of this episode (you can check the chapter notes in your app for precise time - if you need a re-listen to take notes).

Change starts with you, in the here-and now. So start by starting

I'd really love to hear from you: t.me/audacify or email [email protected]

Show notes

Links to Martina's exciting ventures and key topics, tools and approaches we discussed

Martina's socials
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-martina-weifenbach-b009542b/

https://www.instagram.com/martina_weifenbach/

Martina's personal website with link to her podcast Lebensliebe
https://www.martinadopfer.com

Martina's training & online academy
https://myndway.com

Martina's book on mindfulness and innovation published by Springer Gabler
https://tinyurl.com/y5n6tmql

Yin & Yang (neat article by Rachel Deason and Tedx Talk by John Bellaimey)
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/china/articles/the-hidden-meaning-behind-yin-and-yang
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-hidden-meanings-of-yin-and-yang-john-bellaimey

Hatha Yoga (overview of different styles)
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jan/10/yoga-beginners-guide-different-styles
https://www.yogajournal.com/meditation/yoga-questions-answered/

Meditation (open meditation sessions online)
http://blueskymeditation.com
https://www.mindspace.org.uk/blue-sky-mind/

Frederik Laloux - Re-inventing Organisations (book)
https://www.reinventingorganizations.com

Check-in (questions at beginning of meetings or encounters)
http://www.thecircleway.net/articles/2016/12/27/questions-for-check-ins (incl. set-up advice)
https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/ (more ice-breakers for workshops etc.)

Energy Management
https://theenergyproject.com and the seminal HBR article https://hbr.org/2007/10/manage-your-energy-not-your-time

Heads-up next episode and outro with links on how to reach me
Heads-up next episode and outro with links on how to reach me
Martina' wisdom on yin and yang energy
Intros to podcast, season and episode
Interview starts with reflections on the term audacity and some personal stories of Martina leading change in her life
Exploring the topic of wholeness and why this is important in the business world incl. a nod to Frederik Laloux's book "Re-inventing organizations"
Wholeness is a process, not an end state or a destination
Balancing male and female energy at work in organisations designed largely by men and for men
Deep dive into yin and yang energy and how Marcus brings yin energy out in (all male) leadership teams
Introduction of our two amalgamated personas 'Michael' and 'Michaela' and how they can really apply wholeness as leaders, starting with tipps for 'Michael' on how to process his emotions at work
Tips for 'Michaela' to get to next level of self-disclosure in herself and her team, and how to use specific introspective processes
Exploring your own calling and learning journey: advice for 'Michael', starting with energy management, finding companions
"Maps of Meaning", the importance of connect minds and hearts; Marcus disclosing how he found this connection, Martina explaining why being yourself can actually easy
How 'Michaela' can bring wholeness into more everyday situations; making space for your intuition to emerge through journalling, walks, breaks and hand-washing
Honesty about your capacity commitment to work: how 'Michael' - and in fact everyone - can square the circle between external demands and inner needs, to create those new Teal Organisations
Advice for 'Michaela' that sometimes "less is more" and approaches to manage her energy through the day, and different expectations on men and women
How Martina balances her yin & yang energy (not perfectly...) and how to be kinder to our egos
Martina's billboard message to us all
Marcus' Call-to-Action for you: (1) press pause button, (2) create yin energy, (3) get a meditation app
Heads-up next episode and outro with links on how to reach me