Street Smart Awareness for developing transforming capacities for “real life”

With this book we offer a gateway through which to start developing your capacities to transform this world for the better. The book builds on our experience in working with individuals and organisations and is based on the idea that new capacities are needed to meet the demands both of today’s business world and of everyday life. We present practices that are simple and manageable, underpinned by sophisticated techniques that will open up your thinking and acting, and develop and enrich your everyday life both at work and beyond. Our starting point therefore will not be a review of the considerable research, studies, models and frameworks for transforming leadership—we will instead jump right into the practice.

Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-in-Action is a great resource for those who want to work on their transforming capacity, create bigger and more creative minds and timely action. You can take it on alone, with a group of colleagues or friends or use it as a training programme in your company by including the online service/library together with the book.

“Fresh, innovative thinking is the most valuable commodity of this time to succeed in the future”  Jessica Uhl, Global CFO, Shell 


Street Smart  Awareness means  joining Action with Inquiry and Inquiry with Action – by challenging our unhelpful habits and releasing energy for more agility and attention in challenging moments, becoming more productive and clear about direction and purpose. So, when it gets challenging we may go into autopilot – this is all action, no inquiry with little responsibility for intention and direction. Another possibility is inquiry without action, nothing gets done. 

Reading this book will give you many tried and tested practices that can be used and with small amounts of time and attention and have the potential to have a powerful impact for you personally, your team and family and sprinkle more aware leadership in your business. 

Are you ready to take the step, to develop yourself in service of yourself and others?


Buy Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-in-Action prior to the launch and we will credit you as a founding supporter of this unique book.

This campaign is part of crowdfunding for editing and creating illustrations for our dear project. By November 1st we have received 2900 € – Thank You all, wonderful contributors! We aim to fund another 1200 for editing and 900 for illustrations by the end of November. All contributors will be mentioned as founding supporters of the book. We estimate to deliver the book to you in January 2018. Choose one of the four options:

  • Printed version of the book + your name listed as a founding supporter (45 €, includes shipping)
  • E-book version + your name listed as a founding supporter (25 €)
  • Printed book and access to our online platform for 3 months + your name listed as a founding supporter (100 €, includes shipping)
  • Donating a chosen amount


Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-in-Action




Thank you for considering to help us create inspirational illustrations! 


Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-in-Action is a practical handbook and learning platform that can help you bring together action and inquiry to become more balanced, see more possibilities, make better decisions and make change happen for yourself and others. We decided to write this book as a response for people asking us: “What can I do in practice to develop transformational capacity?”  or “Action Inquiry is great in theory, but how do I do it day to day? “.

The models and ideas for developing aware, mature and transforming capacities are well advanced, but the call for action – where leadership is struggling – needs translation into practical application for our everyday and business lives. That is why we have created this practical handbook “Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-In-Action” and gathered practices that people find worthwhile, because they actually work. Our contributors come from different professional backgrounds and countries and are experienced in practicing Inquiry-in-Action in their own lives and work. This book is brought together by Jane Allen and Heidi Gutekunst, who long have had a dream to collect a book of practices of transformation and Aware Leadership.

Order Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-in-Action