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Power of Three

Spaciousness to Learn, Thrive and Invent a New Future

Now is a challenging time for our world. Some people may be afraid, for themselves, their loved ones, their workplace, for the community and the wider world. It is hard for organisations to prepare their people for this level of uncertainty. When stretched it is tempting to narrow our sights and current perspectives at the very time we need to broaden them by developing our capacity for curiosity and openness.

The Power of Three brings together groups of three people from five different organisations online. We will explore and define how to navigate through this exceptional time in a holistic way while seizing the opportunity to create a new future. It will help you to focus on what is most important now, let go of what is not and allow for the magic that happens when diverse perspectives and voices are brought together in a maturely facilitated process.

It is for senior people with the ability to take the business and teams into a new norm. It is for people who believe that now is a uniquely pivotal moment to seize the opportunity for transformation and regeneration. It is for professionals who see the value in building the resilience of your people and leading your organisation, and its operations, wisely into the future – understanding that this is not a quick fix. You are probably in the senior management team – you may be HR, Operations, C suite, or advisory group/ board member.

This is unlike traditional training programmes in that we use an active, inquiry-based learning approach. Each trio will work in 3-week cycles over 10 weeks, individually, within their trio and in facilitated sessions with the other trios.

After the 10-week process there is a possibility to continue with two more similar cycles. We recommend this especially to those seizing this process to inform and begin a significant new direction in the organisation.

What is the value of investing the time?

  • This process will increase the likelihood of your organisation thriving
  • This process will help explore and define how to best operate on three levels: the individual, the team, and the organisation – through this exceptional time and creating for the future
  • You will find your own unique voice of leadership
  • You will learn the process of reflecting, inquiring, and acting wisely, emergently, when moving towards a new normal in your organisation
  • You will receive individual support to understand your own emotions and reactions and learn how to better support others through this time
  • You will learn and practice Action Inquiry, the only approach statistically confirmed to generate individual and organisational transformation
  • You will learn to facilitate better thinking and action through conversation
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The first Power of Three programme begins in New Zealand / Australia on Wednesday 17th June at 4pm NZ time.

Each 3-week sequence consists of:

  • Reading, listening to or watching inspirational material about the theme
  • Guided journaling and notetaking for one’s own learning and deepening into the topic
  • A trio session, with a pre-set agenda and task to be facilitated by one of the trio members
  • An Amara facilitated session with all trios, to collaboratively make meaning of the topics and brief the next topic
  • Support in between from Amara facilitators

Some of the questions you may explore during this process are:

  • Who are we now? Who do we want to be next? What roles and task does that require?
  • Who are we attending to and who are we neglecting?
  • What world shall we create? What are the old rules that do not serve anymore?
  • What is working now, that we want to keep doing? Where are the openings and the cracks?


The investment per organisation (group of three) for over a 10-week process, consisting of one introductory session and three cycles of new themes and online learning is:

2450 €
The first programme begins in New Zealand /  Australia on Wednesday 17th June at 4pm NZ time.

The second cycle for organisations new to Power of Three or continuing organisations will begin early September for New Zealand and Australia.
Power of Three will begin for Finland  in mid September 2020.
Contact Us

Please contact Lisa Markwick for more information on the first Programme starting end of May in New Zealand and Australia.


The Power of Three is facilitated by two people with diverse backgrounds: Lisa with local kiwi roots and Heidi from Finland with extensive international background. Both facilitators have worked both as CEOs in organisational settings and as leadership development and transformational consultants. Heidi is one of 5 people globally with the right to certify people to use Action Inquiry and the GLP, a profile assessing individuals’ stage of leadership maturity. She is a Master practitioner in this field of transformation. Lisa has 30 years of experience as a Psychologist in both the UK and NZ.

Power of Three Facilitators

Lisa Markwick NZ
I am an Amara Power of Three Partner because I believe we are at a pivotal point in history. It is responsible leaders who show up together today that can redefine the present for the future. When a few (three in this case) passionate people come together, really deeply get in tune with each other and themselves, they have the power to nudge us all into a more equitable, regenerative, kinder world.
Heidi Gutekunst
Heidi has a M.Sc. (Econ.). She has worked most of her career in traditional and digital advertising agencies. Heidi has several national and international awards in innovative advertising, branding, design and digital service design. She started her career working as a Human Resource Manager and continued from there to key account management, strategic advertising and branding.


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