To change our own and the wider world first start within ourselves

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Category: Blog

The following text is taken from the introduction of the book Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-in-Action, written by Amara’s co-founders Jane Allen, Heidi Gutekunst with William R. Torbert We, in Amara, encourage our fellow human beings to commit personally to and be responsible for raising their awareness in order to grow as individuals, in service … Continued

The Societal Importance of Work

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Back in November, 2015 Heidi Gutekunst gave a Speech in the Creative Mornings Helsinki about the Societal Importance of Work. In 2014, Heidi Gutenkunst made a decision to give her time and effort to change the world for herself, her children and her grandchildren by transforming her workplace. Check out also the Q&A session from … Continued

Women’s Board Award in collaboration with Amara

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Amaras very own Heidi Gutekunst became earlier this year the Country Manager of the Women’s Board Award of Finland. Women’s Board Award is an international competence award with the purpose to give spotlight to female Board Chair candidates and promoting more women to Chair positions to establish a generation shift in boards. The 2019 Women’s … Continued

Timely Action – The Power of Action Inquiry

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Co-founder of Amara Collaboration Bill Torbert explains the importance of the timely action in the practice of Action Inquiry. Action Inquiry is the life work of Bill Torbert.

What is Street Smart Awareness Heidi Gutekunst?

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In the book, Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-in-Action 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.

What is GLP?

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The Global Leadership Profile (GLP) is a both a self-assessment procedure and a professionally-scored profile tool that identifies a person’s developmental leadership action-logic. Each of us is enacting our life at work and at home through a certain characteristic way of interacting and inquiring with others.

Action Inquiry and GLP workshop 2018

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What are Amara workshops like? See how the participants experienced the Action Inquiry and Global Leadership Profile workshop in Helsinki 2018.

Bringing Street Smart Awareness Alive

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Co-founder of Amara Collaboration tells how the book Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-In-Action was brrought Alive. Learn more abou the Book and Buy the book at

THE AMARA WAY – For Transforming and Aware Leadership

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The underpinning framework we have developed in Amara to enable leaders to move with agility is called The Amara Way. This describes and embraces the embedded practice of Inquiry-in-Action, which is influenced by Action Inquiry, the only approach statistically confirmed to generate both individual and organizational transformation.

Seven Transformations of Leadership and the Action Logics?

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Amara co-founder, Bill Torbert is talking about the seven transformations of leadership and how the stages, called ‘action logics’, impact the way in which we lead and interact in the world. The Global Leadership Profile (GLP) is a both a self-assessment procedure and a professionally-scored profile tool that identifies a person’s developmental leadership action-logic. “Most … Continued

What is Amara?

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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.

Diversity and Inclusion

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Categories: Blog, Case Studies

By Aleutian Kraseninnikova, Associate of Amara Collaboration My recent experience on social media in a conversation on #diversity and #inclusion made me reflect rather deeply to the point that I was moved to written about it. So, here it is. A bit of a background would be helpful. A post caught my attention talking about … Continued

Creative Magic of Conflict

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Category: Case Studies

A Touching Example of a Transforming Moment Based on an event during the Grenfell Fire disaster in London June 2017 In the early hours of June 14th a 24-story block of publicly owned apartments was on fire. The fire started in the early hours of the morning and rapidly spread to all 24 floors causing eventually … Continued