Your Sherpa for Social Innovation.
OTHERWHERE wants to play an active, positive role in today’s changing society by helping you, your team and organisation in reaching your desired destination. We design and facilitate participative learning journeys. We support you in shaping your next big conference, workshop or team building. Always in co-creation with you and your team.
Together we create a safe environment that enables you to walk paths never walked before. Together we open up space for new ideas and opportunities to emerge, starting from the valuable seeds that are already there. Together we build communities larger and stronger than the oldest mountain chains, mindful of the systems in which we operate. Together we activate a growth mindset that will make you, your team and organisation impact entire continents, as powerful as even the smallest volcano.
You choose your destination, our Sherpas will guide you along the way.
A sherpa is an experienced guide helping others on a mountain climbing expedition. Our Sherpas design and facilitate ambitious learning journeys that will support you and your organisation to generate sustainable impact within your field.
Otherwhere is an archaic adverb from the 14th century meaning “in or to another place”, or simply “elsewhere”. The concept of ‘otherwhere' preserves some mystery when it comes to the final destination, yet always reminds us where we come from. The journey is essential.
Intention is not a powerful force. It’s the only force. (Brian Arthur)
Not (yet) using your full potential?
Flourishing people lead to flourishing organisations. We support you and your team in recognising and strengthening your innovative qualities and capacities. We start from what is there already, and help you find that new language you didn’t know you needed.
Ain’t no mountain high enough.
Step by step we dismantle the challenge that lies ahead of you, whether it’s strategic or organisational. Together we create the necessary conditions to choose the right direction, tap into your organisation’s collective creativity and co-create solutions that work for you.
Facing a challenge bigger than yourself?
The increasingly interconnected nature of the challenges our society faces today, requires us to find answers through a more systemic approach. We facilitate the emergence and strengthening of networks and communities working together towards common goals, promoting cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary collaboration.
Ruben is an experienced process facilitator and idea generator pur sang. He sees connections everywhere, translating them into real opportunities. Not so surprisingly, you will find Ruben the happiest when he is on a long hike somewhere up in the mountains.
Federico has a beating heart for creating societal impact, whether it’s local or transnational. When he is not surfing the waves of your organisation, he is probably surfing actual waves on a beach in Portugal or South-East Asia.
Some expeditions we recently carried out.