Genius Engine offers business training and consulting, angel investing, coaching, facilitation, and board advisory services, drawing from a variety of existing systems and making up the best new thing on the fly. We enjoy looking at everything through the lens of games and game design principles, to make companies into games that everyone wants to play—customers, workers, investors, and managers. Some of the disciplines we apply in this way are Lean (lean startup and lean manufacturing), Embodied (conscious life and relationship skills, embodied intelligence and integrity practices), Agile (project management), and Dynamic Self-Governance (aka Sociocracy), plus Appreciative Inquiry, living systems analysis, and others.
Are you ready to get clear about where you’re going? Want to talk to someone who understands what’s in the way? Wishing for some clear simple actions you can take to move forward?
Are you growing consciousness and integrity in business? Perhaps already practicing a discipline like lean, agile, embodiment, sociocracy, or appreciative inquiry? Want to integrate other best practices, or dive more deeply into the ones you already have? Would you like support in developing Your Company’s Own Way? Curious to transform your business and lead the global well-being economy?
Are you ready to share what you’ve learned with others in the world? Can you support other leaders and help transform their businesses? Will you participate in building a global learning community of conscious and visionary entrepreneurs and executives?
Playful + Professional = Awesome at Work.
My entire adult life has been devoted to exploring the questions: What’s the big change our society is up to? How can my work serve it? How can I bring my love of play to help people get really present with what matters to them, in service of this big transformation? I’m living my way into the answers to these questions, co-creating a world with wellbeing for all through playing with what matters.
Nathaniel has been designing and facilitating working, learning and residential communities since 1996. He developed his expertise in supporting personal transformation and creating high-quality relationships over three years of training with shamans in the American Southwest and another two years of apprenticeship with pioneering psychologists Drs. C.G. and Kathlyn Hendricks. He has served as steering-committee member of the Ecovillage Network of the Americas and Merchants of Vision Editor of the World Business Academy, run a socially responsible investment firm, and run agile software projects for clients on four continents. He currently practices the art of relationship with his wife and sons in Uckfield, England.
I’ve always been passionately interested in how groups of people work together and make decisions. I’m committed to living a life of service and working towards a world where everyone does what they love. I know that to solve the global problems we’re facing, we must develop our ability and agility in community decision-making. I’m convinced the best path to the playful creativity this world requires is through creative play, itself.
Gavin has a gift for supporting his clients in growing their capacity for expressing personal integrity and purpose. Following his own greatest purpose, he left behind work as a rising star in progressive politics to pursue a deep passion for elegant, efficient, and effective organizations as the Principal of White Weld Consulting. Gavin is a Certified Sociocratic Expert Facilitator and graduate of the 2-year Hendricks Institute Leadership and Transformation training program. Gavin weaves contexts that invite creative collaboration among high-powered leaders. He embraces play, conflict, high emotional energy, and feedback as fuel for growth and learning — for himself and his clients.
I’m not sure that’s how this is supposed to work.
Susan lets the numbers speak for themselves. When they can’t, she makes them into pretty colors. She sees the deep patterns in things, communicates the inner workings of the world in a way that inspires wonder and recognition, and uses the powers marked with the ancient symbol “PhD” to cut through piles of BS in record time. Other acronyms too.