Unity Effect’s purpose is to empower changemakers to consciously connect & lead.
Who are the Changemakers?
We believe that anyone can catalyze meaningful change. We work with the next generation of social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, innovators, students & young leaders.
How do we empower?
Changing the world starts inside every one of us. We empower changemakers to connect to their purpose, tap into their potential and overcome their own obstacles, so that we can each have the most meaningful impact through our lives and work.
Consciousness comes from being present, aware and mindful of ourselves and others around us. It means to connect and act in alignment with our values, purpose and potential. It allows us to notice opportunities in the moment and to act intentionally.
Leading meaningful lives, catalyzing change and creating a world that works, starts with connecting. Connecting to ourselves, our purpose and our potential, connecting to others and connecting to the bigger picture.
We guide changemakers to become transformational leaders: leaders who take personal responsibility, who create enabling environments for others, who act from empathy and trust, who listen deeply and who tap into the greater potential of every situation.
Why is our purpose so important to us?
As a Teal and a Listening organization, our purpose is at the core of everything we do. It guides our decisions, our strategic development and our everyday work. It allows us to be agile, self-organized and to say yes to emerging opportunities, without the blinkers of a rigid strategic plan. And of course, it is evolutionary – it adapts with us.
In the last years we have experienced and observed a rise of new paradigms and frameworks to understand and interact with our world. In 2013, Otto Scharmer published his book “Leading from the Emerging Future”, followed by a MOOC (online course) and kickstarting a global movement. Similarly, Frederic Laloux’s book “Reinventing Organizations”, published in 2014, showed new ways for companies to organize and structure themselves. Since then, terms like evolutionary purpose, wholeness and the advice process are entering into the business world.
Both examples draw on existing knowledge from complexity science, social constructivism, philosophical traditions like buddhism and neuroscience among others, and shine light on fundamental questions about the society and future we desire as humans. Our approach is not to reinvent the wheel. Instead, we want to draw on existing frameworks and knowledge to support transformational processes.