We disrupt the outdated model of consulting

We walk beside the organisation through joyful development and challenging storms.

We disrupt the outdated model of consulting

We walk beside the organisation through joyful development and challenging storms.

WE ARE AMARA

Amara Collaboration offers

We walk beside individuals, teams and organisations through their challenges and best intentions. We offer structures and methods to help companies who want to shift their leadership and culture to be smarter with the challenges and opportunities they face. We offer helpful learning processes for teams and individuals to enable a shift to a new level of leading, thinking and acting according to their ambitions.

Organisational Development

We design unique programmes for organisations, their teams and individuals facing major transitions. We work in a close and flexible partnership with the significant leaders always being attentive and respectful to the specific needs, challenges and opportunities emerging.

Individual Development

We provide developmental leadership coaching, mentoring and coach supervision for individuals and teams, that enables leverage to another level of leading, thinking and acting according to their ambitions.

The GLP

The Global Leadership Profile (GLP) is both a self-assessment and a professionally-scored profile that identifies a person’s developmental leadership action-logic. An 'action logic' is the way we make meaning of ourselves, our relationships and the wider context which then determines our behaviour in both business and everyday life.

Free webinar: Transformation through inquiry

Hear the inspiring story of Bill (William) Torbert - one of Amara’s founders - as he shares parts of his own developmental journey with us. A central theme in his development, and the transformations he has facilitated, is inquiry, especially the practice of Action Inquiry, which we use widely in our work in Amara. In the webinar we’ll discuss Action Inquiry personally with Bill, and learn practical ways of supporting transformation through inquiry. This free webinar takes place on Tuesday 21st of September at 4-5pm CET.

The power of reflection in leadership
There is a critical path to develop as a leader. Crucially it includes being able to reflect on one’s thoughts, actions, and feelings. Reflection allows us to harness the power of our unconscious mind and helps us notice things we might otherwise ignore. In short, it develops better thinking and more timely action.
Case study: Organisational transformation in the public sector – a shift from a solid and traditional to an agile and empowering culture
In this short case study by Annette Hennessy and Jane Allen, the transformation story of Merseyside Probation Trust and that of Annette herself are published for the first time. In her time as CEO, Annette managed to drive significant change and transform the organisation towards a more collaborative and empowering way of leadership and culture.
Vertia employee
Case Vertia: a transformation from a family-like small company to truly self-organising culture
In this case study by Amara Collaboration you can read about Vertia’s. You’ll learn about self-organising and its effects on employee well-being, the different ways Vertia’s CEO Topi Jokinen supported his individual development as a leader and the challenges Vertia faced along the way. You’ll also get an idea of what kind of perspective shifts were needed to get where the company is today.
Amara Online Coaching Cards -tool is live!
We have created a flexible and creative online tool for coaches and facilitators around the world, to make your online coaching sessions and workshops more colourful, versatile and user friendly. The first version of Amara Online Coaching Cards has now been released, and you can sign up and start using it for free right away.
Order the article: Trust, Challenge, Change
In this article Johan Mellerup Traekjaer combines years of work as he writes about the themes of trust and psychological safety in organisations. Order the article to your email and read why these so called "soft" issues are actually the hardest ones and why they matter in leadership.
Heidi Gutekunst in Finnish Talk Show Efter Nio
Few years back Heidi Gutekunst was invited to the Efter Nio Talk show of YLE Fem to talk about the just released book Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-in-Action. Have a look now also available with English subs.
Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-in-Action
We wrote this book, in the spirit of collaborative inquiry, to offer a gateway through which to start developing your capacities to transform yourself and your sphere of influence for the better. We present practices that are simple and manageable, underpinned by sophisticated techniques that will open up your thinking and acting with potential to enrich your everyday life both at work and beyond.
The HBR Article: Seven Transformations of Leadership
This Article is profound to Amara and you could say it eventually lead Heidi Gutekunst into founding Amara Collaboration together with Bill Torbert and Jane Allen. Developmental Action Inquiry and the GLP are still the base and key framework that Amara Collaboration uses today to increase the amount of transformational leaders.
What is Amara?
Amara co-founder Heidi Gutekunst describing what Amara is and how we work in Amara, being present through the successes and the challenges of our clients in the developmental journey.