You were one of the Energized.org founders. What’s your happiest memory regarding Energized.org?
Sitting on Concept7’s roof terrace in Groningen, drinking a beer and enjoying the sun at the end of our team retreat day (and just before continued to paint the town red that evening)!
Talking about Holacracy, remember when you first fell in love?
It certainly wasn’t ‘love on first sight’ – I actually wrote a somewhat critical blog post after reading the first whitepaper back in 2006. However, during the workshops that I invited Brian Robertson to give in Amsterdam in 2007, something clicked for me. There was a deep sense of integrity and freedom about separating role and soul, and about putting purpose at the center. That’s when I fell in love with Holacracy.
Who inspires you?
Entrepreneurs, for putting their money where their mouth is and for taking a risk to achieve something they believe in. Also anyone who has the guts to really look in the mirror and see where you’re bullshitting yourself. I have a hard time thinking of specific people, somehow in the past few years I lost my ‘heroes’, I don’t know why! I should go and find some new ones!
Which Holacracy related video did you really enjoy?
This is one I really enjoyed.