This training will be hosted by a team of experienced and emerging Art of Hosting practitioners, coming together from across Australia and overseas to offer the fruits of their practice and to help cultivate a new Art of Hosting community in Western Australia.
The hosting team is supported by a dedicated WA local team: Maggie White (caller of this training), Elaine Olsen, Matt Norman and Fiona Brooks.
We all look forward to welcoming you, your curiosity, your projects and your contributions.
I am a participatory process host, and steward of the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter. I love working with organisations moving to next stage ways of working, and am a student of the new paradigms emerging for a more connected, compassionate future.
I see my work with Purpose Partners as co-creation - working with others to bring new ideas to life.
I have a growing conviction that empathy, compassion and forgiveness are the keys to a meaningful life.
I love hosting and nourishing others on their path as they host and nourish me.
I'm a participatory designer, host and harvester of conversations work that matters. The principles and practices of the Art of Hosting and self organising human systems support me in my work and life. I am committed to stewarding these practices and building capacity wherever it is invited.
I care deeply about co-creating workplaces, communities and systems where people can thrive.
I’m a co-founder of a collaborative enterprise, Campfire Co-op, a collective of people doing purposeful work, and a place for practicing a more human way of doing business, and for learning about ourselves and each other.
I was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam, where change happens in a daily basis and complexity lies in every corner of the street. With a love for education, I found myself exploring different ways of learning and growing - not in universities but rather in meaningful conversations and project-based experiences.
Art of Hosting practices came to me when I found Knowmads, an alternative education organisation in Hanoi, where I could not only found myself, by also be surrounded by like-minded people. Since 2017, I have been trying to bring participatory practices to conversations about education, self leadership, collaboration and sustainability with the community in Hanoi.
My passion lies in supporting people to realise and activate their full potential - individually, and within groups and organisations.
I have a background in rural development and landcare - building the capacity of people to collaborate well.
I am a founding member of Campfire Co-op. My work in the world also includes hosting men’s circles and leading contemporary rite of passage camps for boys.
I first participated in an Art of Hosting training in 2010, and since that time have used the practices and way of being in all my work.
Specialising in youth engagement, community development, environmental conservation, leadership and self discovery, I have more than 12 years experience in natural resource management, public speaking, facilitation, hosting and coaching and have helped to establish and run a number of enterprises and networks.
The work I find most deeply enriching and exciting is designing immersive and authentic participatory experiences which connect people to self, others, community and nature in ways that lead to holistic thinking, improved health, wellbeing and connection, and a healthier community and environment.
I'm also connected with Campfire Co-op, and looking forward to hosting and learning alongside others in Western Australia.
I am a passionate, big hearted person who thrives on working with people. I love witnessing others in discovering their own gifts and talents and their connection to nature and each other.
I’m a nature lover, a plant lover, and a food grower, living with my family in the north-western NSW town of Inverell, where we have created a thriving Community Gardens. I dream of vibrant and thriving urban food farms everywhere for the benefit of our earth and all beings that live here.
My calling is to grow community in regional and remote places that are born of and evolve using participatory and collaborative processes.
I'm a part of Campfire Co-op, and I'm looking forward to this opportunity to deepen my practice in hosting, learning and working together.
I am a Perth girl, lucky to be working and living on Whadjuk Noongar Country. I wear many hats as a creative facilitator, community artist and visual scribe. I'm passionate about collaborating with community to drive change through the power of stories so we can all shape the society that we wish to live in.
I recently graduated the Youth Initiative Program, a societal entrepreneurship training in Sweden, Scotland and Brazil. Art of Hosting training and practice was foundational to our program and guided our leadership approach and collaborative processes.
Returning home, I’m committed to serving the healing and thriving of the Western Australian ecosystem. I am currently the resident scribe in the Community Impact team at The Centre for Social Impact and I also work as a freelance creative. I wholeheartedly believe in play, dancing and asking big questions.
I live on Whadjuk Noongah country in WA. I’m from Anglo-Celtic settler ancestry and was born on Menang Noongah land.
My work over many years has been with communities, networks, organisations, groups and individuals. I design, host, teach and accompany processes that strengthen capacity for regeneration and flourishing of people, culture and planet.
I’m a narrative practitioner and permaculture designer, and I love working with music and other arts-based practices that nurture and invoke the human spirit. I enjoy bringing these approaches together through co-hosting seasonal retreats focussing on care for ourselves, each other, and the places of our belonging.
I first took part in Art of Hosting training in 2014, and am inspired by the ways it can illuminate and support other living-systems approaches to learning and purpose-focussed collaboration.