I am a sculptor and a consultant.
Clients say I make space to help them be still, so they can reflect on what is, and what choices to make; they say I help them deepen their understanding of themselves and others, so they can build connections throughout the organisation and beyond; they say I can quietly find words to frame what is happening, so jointly we can find levers that bring about movement.
As a sculptor, I work mainly with stone, taking away to create space and noticing what needs to stay. Often born in response to some life question, my stones invite stillness and reflection. I work in the tradition of ancient stonemasons, using mainly hammer and chisel, attentive to the material, its touch and sound.
Recently I have started using the chips that are often discarded as waste once the sculpture is done. I draw attention to these tiny pieces of what was once a mountain and before that a sea. What can we notice when we look closely? What is whole?
This spirit of noticing and craftsmanship also guide my organizational work. For over 25 years I have worked in and with international organizations, helping leaders and their teams navigate complex transitions. My clients include companies in sectors like multinational engineering, energy and manufacturing, pharmaceutical companies, universities and charities.
I am a founding member of Still Moving, a community of change consultants who seek to inspire mindful change leadership; and of Group Relations International, a charity that works on group relations and community, social justice and spirituality.
For more information or a conversation, please feel free to be in touch.
Anjet van Linge