Inner Island is a rare investment in yourself where you get the opportunity to identify and put the spotlight on the key challenges that are limiting you to rise above what you thought was possible.
Our methodologies come from transformation design, proactive planning, appreciative inquiry, strategy development, peer coaching and guided mindfulness meditation. We combine viable methods from cutting edge business contexts with ancient wisdom practices.
We believe that a diverse set of modalities and methodology is key to disrupt the thinking process and help gain new and unexpected perspectives that can lead to insight. The combination creates a holistic future design workshop to supercharge your development.
Previous participants have worked with deeply personal challenges as well as career-oriented ones such as:
- How can I create space to build more meaningful relations?
- How can I get clarity about setting up my business to make it enjoyable to run, valuable for others as well as profitable?
- How can I overcome the mental block preventing me from moving forward?
- How can I be a healthy leader in my new challenging position?
- Who do I want to be now? How can I re-invent myself?
- How can I develop my company so that it can grow without me?
By clearing up and sharpen their intentions the participants understand how to overcome their challenges, reflecting and working with methods to understand:
- Where do I come from and what created my earlier flow and successes?
- What are my current situation and opportunities?
- What are the challenges that if solved would give the biggest positive impact on my life and the world?
- What do I envision and what would be a meaningful direction for me?
- What are the values that will support me to reach my vision?
- What are the strategies, plans and actions I need to take to reach my goals?
The Future design process
The program is built with a red thread from A-Z so you can experience a progression in your development and have tangible outcomes, such as an overall vision, strategy, guiding values and action plans.
1 | DISCOVER
Look back to identify and understand your past successes. Familiarise yourself with your habits, strengths and positive values that brought you here. Create a realistic base for analysing your current situation by tracking your strengths and weaknesses as well as the potential opportunities and threats you are facing in the future.
2 | DEFINE
Your values reflect what is important to you. Together with your beliefs, values are the causal factors that drive your decision-making. In this stage, you define strategic values based on your past successes. You will also define your main challenges and learn how to turn them into positively framed questions that open up new possibilities.
3 | DREAM
Envision an attractive future by nurturing your dreams and ambitions beyond limits. If you believe that the future can be shaped by you, then why not create the most inspiring horizon right from the get-go? After this phase, you will have an inspiring vision which guides a clear and meaningful direction in life.
4 | DESIGN
In this stage, you will develop various ideas of ways and approaches to reach your vision. You will acknowledge your contexts and stakeholders, and you will create the real-life next steps and stages transforming your vision into reality. You will be guided and coached to create a concrete plan of how to proceed from your current situation into your desired future.
5 | DEDICATION
Getting things done. This phase asks you to define and commit to a pilot project – the very first milestone of your journey towards your goals. The real-life pilot project is built on an upgraded understanding of habits, confidence and proactive dedication to reach the measurable outcomes.
In an agitated and reactive mind our outlook is coloured by these mind states and produces mostly ideas with unconstructive qualities. Inner Island gives you the opportunity to settle the mind so that your ideas can come from a place of calmness and wisdom instead of a place of noise and distress.
The Inner Island methodology is based on research in behaviour change, transformation, mindfulness and yogic science for people to accelerate their own personal growth but also includes how they can contribute to the bigger picture.
The Inner Island program is a combination of individual work, peer group support and whole group sharing.
During the retreat, participants are matchmaked into peer-coaching groups supporting each other, finding new perspectives to their challenges and future direction.
The next Inner Island Online program starts on May 12 and ends on June 16.
The 6 facilitator-led sessions run between 7.00 – 8:45 pm CET every Wednesday.
The live workshop sessions will take place online weekly and during these we explore the 5 phases in the Future design process. Between the sessions you work individually, gain support in your peer coaching groups, access material and work through tasks while receiving support from your online facilitator.
Each session starts with short meditation. We continue by reflecting on the previous week. After this, we focus on the topic of the day and go through exercises and work by ourselves and in breakout groups. The session ends with homework instructions and a Q&A to equip you with all the necessary materials for your work until our next online get-together. Later in the week, you will check in with your peer coaching groups, share insights, challenges and support.
The entire course is conducted in English.
What you get
*6 live 90 min online sessions with facilitators and guest experts
*Match-maked peer coaching groups
*Home tasks with work templates and curated content
*Daily 15 min meditation (optional)
*3 extra 45 min Q&A sessions in between sessions (optional)
Regular fee € 1090 incl VAT
Early bird fee (book before March 31) € 790 incl VAT
Reduced fee (limited funds, students) € 590 incl VAT
You also have the option to add:
3 one-to-one sessions w professional coach 1050 € incl VAT