In Conversation With
This month Barbara Walsh is In Conversation With Adam Kahane, the internationally recognized high-level facilitator, prolific writer and the author of many best-selling books, including ‘Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities’, about which Nelson Mandela said, “This breakthrough book addresses the central challenge of our time: finding a way to work together to solve the problems we have created.”
His two most recent books are ‘Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust’ and ‘Facilitating Breakthrough: How to Remove Obstacles, Bridge Differences, and Move Forward Together’.
Barbara speaks with Adam about his new book, Facilitating Breakthrough. They discuss some of the core concepts behind his approach to transformative facilitation; a process which focuses on removing the obstacles that stand in the way of people contributing and connecting equitably, and enables everyone involved to bring all of themselves to co-create change and make a difference.
Listen in if you’re looking to expand the breadth of your systemic thinking!
Adam is a Director of Reos Partners and has worked in more than fifty countries across the globe, with executives, politicians, generals, guerrillas, civil servants, trade unionists, community activists, United Nations officials, clergy and artists. He designs and facilitates processes to help them work together in addressing burning challenges.
Prior to founding Reos Partners, Adam was the head of Social, Political, Economic, and Technological Scenarios for Royal Dutch Shell in London. Before that he held strategy and research positions with Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, and the Institute for Energy Economics in Tokyo, as well as the Universities of Oxford, Toronto, British Columbia, California, and the Western Cape.