Leading change from the inside out

We believe that real transformation begins with each of us individually and that every individual has the power to lead and inspire change. We are more powerful when we take collaborative action and we are ready to co-create a world that works for us all.

A new story

We see a new world and a new story developing around us. We see it in people choosing careers based on purpose, establishing sustainable businesses and embracing new ways of working and organizing. We see it in the shift towards more conscious and authentic leadership, self-organisation and more collaborative approaches to addressing our complex global challenges.

What we do

Through our services and community, we support more authentic and conscious ways of working, collaborating and leading. We empower people, teams and organisations to lead change from the inside out.

Program Design

We specialize in designing personal, leadership and team development programs which guide groups on a journey of insight, reflection and action.


We offer workshops on a range of topics around leadership and self-organisation, aimed at individuals and teams. Our highly interactive sessions bring together theory and practice, with a focus on experiential learning.

Organisational Development

Tailored, holistic solutions to support your organisation’s needs, including leadership development, team capacity building, supporting agile working methods & self-organised structures, and creating inspired & innovative work environments.


We guide small groups on journeys of personal growth, leadership development and team capacity building. We create experiential & reflective learning environments to guide individual & group processes from the inside out.


A holistic approach

In times of rapid transformation, complexity and uncertainty, it is more crucial than ever to develop and be guided by inner clarity. Often when we talk about change we focus on the visible: rules, structures, behaviour, while ignoring the role of the intangible: mindset, values & culture. Each of these dimensions plays a significant and highly interrelated role. We offer a holistic approach which addresses and works with all four dimensions as a whole.


Upcoming Workshop: Collaborative & purposeful leadership

On May 14th, we would like to invite you to our second workshop, during the workshop we will explore the role which our individual capacities, values and behaviour play in building healthy team cultures.  Solving complex problems, building healthy teams and partnerships and working together to take strategic action in our complex world requires a […]

Join our Meet-up: “Trusting the system. New approaches to governance & leadership”

In our next get together on the 8th of May, we will discuss alternatives to more classic or traditional leadership, management or governance structures. Can you imagine alternatives to the current leadership positions and governance structures in your company or organization? Do you feel that a broader definition of leadership is needed? If you can […]

Creating clarity through visualization: Unity Effect at the Global Festival of Action in Bonn

Between the 2nd and the 4th of May, you will be able to experience our most recent development: an interactive and real-time visualisation of the networks and connections taking place in Bonn at the SDG Global Festival of Action. How do I know who else is working towards implementing the same Sustainable Development Goal? Which […]

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One year of self-organization, or how many walking meetings were needed

By Paulina Andrade, communications & branding coordinator from Unity Effect.Santiago de Chile, any given morning around three years ago. The bus did not come on time and it is just impossible to board on the subway, as the trains are coming one after the other at their full capacity (and beyond!). And, as usual, I […]

Five Questions for Emily Johnston

Emily Johnston is one of our journey guides, being also in charge of the design of our programs & services. Emily is also passionate about nature & hiking -she has more than 5 years experience as hiking guide in her native Tasmania-, which explains why she enjoys walking meetings so much. Find out more about this and […]

Five Questions for Paulina Andrade

Paulina (32) arrived in Germany in 2016 from faraway Chile to pursue her master´s degree. Two years and a half later, she has found a place for inspiration at Unity Effect. Our communications & branding coordinator is also passionate about finding stories to be told and shared. Discover more by reading the following 5 questions- […]

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