MIKKELINE KIERKGAARD

MIKKELINE KIERKGAARD

 

CORE

 

Group members: Mikkeline Kierkgaard & Andy Sontag

 

During our final year, at Kaospilot, we have created the social enterprise CORE, with the vision of unfolding human potential by connecting people to their values. Our product offers a proactive response to the stress suffered by employees, in companies. All of this is based upon research that has found that connecting people to their values helps people experience less stress.

 

CORE brings value through 3 separate and synergistic spheres:
Connecting people to a team of experts within personal transformation
1. A 3-step process for connecting employees to their own values
2. An intention of catalyzing a social movement for
3. business leaders

 

Regarding the future of Core, we have stitched together all the activities, related to our enterprise, into a 1-year action research project: CORE Seasons. Running between Jan. 2015 and Jan. 2016, we will perform 4 executions, carry out academic research, and develop methods with our Board of experts. The 100 businesses leaders will all meet at a
gathering at the end of CORE Seasons, communicating to each other, and the World, what they have learned.

 

Professionally, what are the most important things you have learned, as a result of carrying out this project?

I have realized that being an enterprising leader is about what I call “framing emergence”. We are gathering a group of international experts because we believe in what can emerge between them, and bringing the method they co-develop to those who need it.
By being the “frame holder” of a larger vision, I’ve learned how I can best use my natural strengths in seeing possibilities, dreaming big and connecting people.
I’ve also learned to create a situation where all stakeholders are creating value for each other, and our experts and mentors can support our continuous growth, both professionally and personally.

 

What are the most important things that you have learned, about yourself, as a result of carrying out this project?

I’ve learned to start with myself, from my own core, from our own daily practises. I am learning to nurture myself, and to use my passionate fire wisely.

 

I feel we’ve been brave to create a project from our own core and purpose – asking ourselves what kind of life we wish to create, and how we can best contribute.
I’m starting to trust myself on the pathless path. I FEEL and see my vision for myself, quite clearly, and now I dare to follow my heart, letting the way unfold itself and unattached to what shape it will take.

 

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