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Learning Lab

As facilitators of transformation, we help you discover and unlock your full potential to accelerate your transformation.

Our Learning Lab programs are open to both senior leaders and experienced facilitators who want to develop their knowing, being and doing as a facilitator of transformation.

If you are a leader, our faculty will guide you in your personal leadership journey and provide you with tools and capabilities to make sustainable shifts in yourself and your team. Our programs invite you to look deep inside yourself to discover potential and overcome barriers. You will learn helpful skills, habits, and daily practices, and gain insights to take back to your organization.

If you are a facilitator, our programs will provide you with the language, understanding, and experience you need to help leaders expand their own consciousness and that of those they lead.

Whatever your role, attending our Learning Lab programs will help you deepen your self-awareness. You will experience moments of truth that help you go further in your transformation journey and fulfill your aspirations.

We chose the name “Lotus” because of its associations with nature, regeneration, and growth. It also acts as an acronym of Aberkyn’s purpose: “Living Our Truth, United In Service“.

Signature Program
Lotus Self
Signature Programs

Our Lotus Self program draws on ancient wisdom, modern scientific knowledge, and business practice. It provides you with the understanding, insight, and practical tools you need to develop as a purposeful leader and act as an agent, role model, and catalyst of transformation.

We believe that true leadership starts with inner leadership. In other words, knowing yourself is the basis for knowing and leading others.

Lotus Self is designed to help you achieve shifts in your personal and business challenges focusing on creative leadership, presence, intention setting, and resilience. We introduce you to a process that helps you sense when new opportunities are emerging and get beyond whatever is holding you back.

We pay close attention to how you present yourself as a leader, recognizing that the way we express our inner attitude, purpose, and values influences the impact we have on others. You will learn new skills and deepen your self-awareness to fully embrace the contribution only you can make to the context you are in.

EMEA

Rawan Albina, Associate Leader and Dean of the Lotus Program, specialist in Business & Purposeful transformation, United Arab Emirates

Erik Mandersloot, Senior Leader, specialist in Business, Energy & Synchronicity, Netherlands

Francoise Gielen, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Business, Facilitation Skills & Mindfulness, Netherlands

Ada Otten, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Facilitation Skills, Essence, Embodiment & Inclusive Leadership, Netherlands

Beatrijs Verploeg, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in System Dynamics & Embodiment, Netherlands

Kris Morton, Senior Leader, specialist in Business & Purpose, United Kingdom

Americas

Kai Grünewald, Senior Leader and Dean of the Aberkyn Academy Americas, specialist in Business & Deep transformation, United States

Jim Allen, Senior Leader, specialist in Business & Facilitating Skills, Chile

David Lipschitz, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Neuro-science & Mindfulness, United States

Louise Hansell, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Facilitating Skills & Presence, United States

Asia

Roger Swaving, Senior Leader and Dean of the Aberkyn Academy Asia, specialist in Business & Deep transformation, Singapore

Wendy Chua-Sullivan, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Resilience & Systemic Coaching, Singapore

Uday Khedkar, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Business & Deep transformation, India

Sonali Kelkar, Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Business & Motivation, India

Savithri Rao, Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Purpose & Mindfulness, India

Our Lotus Self program draws on ancient wisdom, modern scientific knowledge, and business practice. It provides you with the understanding, insight, and practical tools you need to develop as a purposeful leader and act as an agent, role model, and catalyst of transformation.

We believe that true leadership starts with inner leadership. In other words, knowing yourself is the basis for knowing and leading others.

Lotus Self is designed to help you achieve shifts in your personal and business challenges focusing on creative leadership, presence, intention setting, and resilience. We introduce you to a process that helps you sense when new opportunities are emerging and get beyond whatever is holding you back.

We pay close attention to how you present yourself as a leader, recognizing that the way we express our inner attitude, purpose, and values influences the impact we have on others. You will learn new skills and deepen your self-awareness to fully embrace the contribution only you can make to the context you are in.

EMEA

Rawan Albina, Associate Leader and Dean of the Lotus Program, specialist in Business & Purposeful transformation, United Arab Emirates

Erik Mandersloot, Senior Leader, specialist in Business, Energy & Synchronicity, Netherlands

Francoise Gielen, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Business, Facilitation Skills & Mindfulness, Netherlands

Ada Otten, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Facilitation Skills, Essence, Embodiment & Inclusive Leadership, Netherlands

Beatrijs Verploeg, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in System Dynamics & Embodiment, Netherlands

Kris Morton, Senior Leader, specialist in Business & Purpose, United Kingdom

Americas

Kai Grünewald, Senior Leader and Dean of the Aberkyn Academy Americas, specialist in Business & Deep transformation, United States

Jim Allen, Senior Leader, specialist in Business & Facilitating Skills, Chile

David Lipschitz, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Neuro-science & Mindfulness, United States

Louise Hansell, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Facilitating Skills & Presence, United States

Asia

Roger Swaving, Senior Leader and Dean of the Aberkyn Academy Asia, specialist in Business & Deep transformation, Singapore

Wendy Chua-Sullivan, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Resilience & Systemic Coaching, Singapore

Uday Khedkar, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Business & Deep transformation, India

Sonali Kelkar, Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Business & Motivation, India

Savithri Rao, Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Purpose & Mindfulness, India

Lead TrainerFrançoise Gielen View Profile

Signature Program
Lotus Teams
Signature Programs

Our Lotus Teams program equips you with the capabilities you need to align your team to a shared purpose, collaborate seamlessly, and create space for team renewal. Our experiential learning approach takes advantage of innovative practices such as system dynamics, somatic experiences, and deep dialogue.

We believe an organization is a team of teams, manifesting its purpose through networks of relationships. Teams are not simply a mechanism for fixing things, but an opportunity to draw on our collective human potential at every moment. In an age of agile working, flexible teamwork is becoming the default mode for organizational life. Recognizing this, top teams are reinventing themselves and reshaping the landscape around them.

By taking part in our Lotus Teams program, you will learn to recognize and transcend the limits of a single subjective view of the world. You will discover how to tune into the perspectives of those around you and work with them to build a shared awareness that gains strength from plurality and difference. Our aim is to leave you better equipped to operate in a complex, uncertain, and rapidly changing environment by unlocking the full potential of your team.

EMEA

Rawan Albina, Associate Leader and Dean of the Lotus Program, specialist in Business & Purposeful transformation, United Arab Emirates

Beatrijs Verploeg, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in System Dynamics & Embodiment, Netherlands

Laura van der Linden, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Business & System Dynamics, Netherlands

Francoise Gielen, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Business, Facilitation Skills & Mindfulness, Netherlands

Gordon Müller-Eschenbach, Senior Leader, specialist in Business, Team Transformation & Mindfulness, Germany

Americas

Barbs Edwards, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in System Dynamics & Deep Dialogue, United States

Guest Faculty

Leela Kirloskar, Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Embodiment & Meditation, India

Welmoed Kronemeijer, Affiliate Advisor, specialist in System Dynamics, Meditation &  Mindfulness, Netherlands

Anthony Anderson, Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Meditation & Mindfulness, United States

Our Lotus Teams program equips you with the capabilities you need to align your team to a shared purpose, collaborate seamlessly, and create space for team renewal. Our experiential learning approach takes advantage of innovative practices such as system dynamics, somatic experiences, and deep dialogue.

We believe an organization is a team of teams, manifesting its purpose through networks of relationships. Teams are not simply a mechanism for fixing things, but an opportunity to draw on our collective human potential at every moment. In an age of agile working, flexible teamwork is becoming the default mode for organizational life. Recognizing this, top teams are reinventing themselves and reshaping the landscape around them.

By taking part in our Lotus Teams program, you will learn to recognize and transcend the limits of a single subjective view of the world. You will discover how to tune into the perspectives of those around you and work with them to build a shared awareness that gains strength from plurality and difference. Our aim is to leave you better equipped to operate in a complex, uncertain, and rapidly changing environment by unlocking the full potential of your team.

EMEA

Rawan Albina, Associate Leader and Dean of the Lotus Program, specialist in Business & Purposeful transformation, United Arab Emirates

Beatrijs Verploeg, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in System Dynamics & Embodiment, Netherlands

Laura van der Linden, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Business & System Dynamics, Netherlands

Francoise Gielen, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Business, Facilitation Skills & Mindfulness, Netherlands

Gordon Müller-Eschenbach, Senior Leader, specialist in Business, Team Transformation & Mindfulness, Germany

Americas

Barbs Edwards, Senior Affiliate Advisor, specialist in System Dynamics & Deep Dialogue, United States

Guest Faculty

Leela Kirloskar, Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Embodiment & Meditation, India

Welmoed Kronemeijer, Affiliate Advisor, specialist in System Dynamics, Meditation &  Mindfulness, Netherlands

Anthony Anderson, Affiliate Advisor, specialist in Meditation & Mindfulness, United States

Lead TrainerFrançoise Gielen View Profile