We started our professional journey in the world of social activism, we were surrounded by brilliant people, incredible ideas, and tons of motivation, but something didn't work.
We often found ourselves lacking the tools to do our work well together. And we knew we could do something so much more awesome…
And then, we found PARTICIPATORY LEADERSHIP, a set of theories and methodologies that enable us to create fun, genuinely participatory, and productive spaces. Spaces where magic is co-created, and people thrive.
OUR THEORY OF CHANGE
We know we have been successful when, over time, communities and organizations' internal communication and collaborations are transformed and improved. Consequently, individuals are empowered to unleash creativity and innovation to co-benefit the organization and society.
Co-founder, consultant, facilitator
Jacklina is a changemaker, igniter, and facilitator. She loves people, organizations, and the interactions between them. She has directed and initiated sustainable social projects, studied and experimented with group processes in different approaches, and designed and implemented organizational learning and development processes.
Jacklina is a member of the Ashoka changemakerXchange global facilitation team and community, and she initiated, managed, and co-facilitated the first changemakerXchange summit for Israeli and Palestinian social entrepreneurs. She was selected for the United Nations program e4sc, entrepreneurs for social change, that identified BEINCO as a global impact venture. She was a facilitator of the RISE for change UN program for social entrepreneurs and is passionate about co-creating change.
Jacklina holds an MA in Social Work and wrote her thesis on women's transformations while giving birth.
Leo (Lony) Natanzon
Leo is an ideator and a teacher in the dialogical approach, facilitator, leader, and smiler :). He devoted the last decade to learning about and working with groups of different types and styles. His experience includes managing and supporting civil society organizations and designing and implementing long term change processes with communities of various kinds.
Leo is passionate about social & environmental justice, and the creation of alternative culture in Israel.
Leo was a community organizer of the student union at his college and had a radio show about social change & activism. In the Israeli historic social protest of 2011, Leo took a significant part by coordinating all the Northern-Israel protest camps.
Leo holds a BA in Alternative Education and an MA in NGO Management. He wrote his thesis on the evolution of social protests in Israel.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Our sociocracy workshop with Jacklina and Leo was fun, informative, and valuable in shifting our group's work habits. Their co-facilitation is skilled, with each bringing different elements that complement and balance each other and model shared-leadership. The seminar was sensitive to our organization's needs and particular quirks, and challenged us to meet points of difficulty that we sometimes shy away from. Overall, the seminar was relaxed while being very professional and organized, a refreshing feat in the world of social change.
Elana Leopold, EcoMe holding team, Israel-Palestine