mindful design.

Wire Your Brain for Trust and Clarity in Collaborative Relationships

 

A great piece of furniture, beautiful product packaging, the simple elegance
of a smartphone app. All benefit from great design. 

 

Our collaborative relationships are no different.

 

Start designing yours now.

3 WAYS TO ENGAGE A COLLABORATIVE MINDSET

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TOOLS & TEMPLATES—Build Team
Trust and Resiliency

Custom design a collaborative strategy by learning how to harness group stress for clarity instead of avoiding it.

 

Focus large-group wisdom, build organizational connection, and do it in record time.

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TOOLS & TEMPLATES—Create Everyday Ease and Meaningful Connection

Whether it's your partner, neighbor, housemate or child, our personal relationships set the tone for how we engage the rest of the world.

 

Learn to custom design a relationship to fit each person and your particular situation.

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Become a CERTIFIED
COLLABORATION COACH

Teach individuals and teams how to design collaborative relationships using the Blueprint of We and other collaboration tools.

 

Training is offered both virtually and in-person. See dates and description.

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THINKING PARTNERS—CONSULTING

Even a group of individually brilliant, self aware people can find it a challenge to collaborate effectively.

As your Collaboration Thinking Partners, we teach you how to wire your brain to make it easier to work and live together, and show you how to create design documents for your collaborative relationships.

For 20+ years we have worked worldwide within global organizations, start-ups, communities, and families. We offer individual and group Collaboration Coaching, Team and Staff Retreats and Long-term Collaborative Strategy Design.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKING

Maureen K. McCarthy is the Co-Founder of the Center for Collaborative Awareness and the Co-Creator of the Blueprint of We Collaboration Process. 

 

She is a true Irish storyteller and dynamic keynote speaker on topics of Collaboration in the New Economy, Co-Created Leadership, and How to Move Beyond the Problem-Solution Model When People Are Involved.

She passionately lives what she teaches and will knock the socks off your audience!

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Become a CERTIFIED
COLLABORATION COACH

We facilitate group meetings and events from 5-5000 participants. 

If you are looking for a more engaged, creative and connected event, we take an audience from surface chatter to meaningful, productive conversation in record time.

Get a lot more done, laugh and enjoy one another more, and most importantly; post event engagement is action-oriented and long-term.
•  Unconference+
•  Open Space Meetings
•  World Cafe Large Group Dialogue, etc.

Wire Your Brain for Trust and Clarity

 OUR MINDS DETERMINE THE WORLD WE COLLABORATIVELY CREATE

 

People are messy. Our minds are often focused on problems. And when we collaborate, our messy minds interact with other messy minds.

 

Designing healthy interactions begins by creating healthy minds. Our collaboration tools help you wire your brain for less stress and better interactions. 

Off-the-shelf ways of working together aren't working for you.
You're ready to custom design it your way.

Collaboration Coaching

We’re proud of our years of executive coaching with individuals, but COACHING GROUPS IS OUR SWEET SPOT. 

 

Years of working with groups taught us that brilliant, self aware individuals don't naturally make for healthy collaborative spaces. As social scientists, we use the neuroscience of collaboration to wire the group for more clarity and less stress.

 

NOTE: All our Blueprint of We design templates come with 90 minutes of Collaboration Coaching.

The Blueprint of We Collaboration Process

The Blueprint of We is a co-written design document and ongoing collaboration process  that builds trust and reduces anxiety in groups. The simple structure harnesses the innate social nature of humans and builds the skills and capacity to get things done.
 

  1. The co-written design document gives people the space to exchange information about who they are and how they work best.
     

  2. The collaboration process builds on your written design document and introduces tools to develop collaborative leadership behaviors, calming messy minds and improving on what is already working.
     

  3. It is currently used in many languages and cultures in 100+ countries worldwide—from entrepreneurial start-ups to non-profit organizations to global corporations. Watch the video below for a quick look at how it works to create a design document for your collaborative relationships.   MORE

Problem-Solution Model is brilliant.
Just don't use it with people.

Our world was built using the Problem-Solution Model, which encourages the brain to focus on problems. It’s perfect when you are fixing a car, yet our current, more complex landscape requires us to reevaluate using it as our default mode.

Collaboration requires a new model to collectively engage our creative energy: The Desire-Invention Model.

 

It enables groups to rewire their brains to harness group stress, rather than avoid it, and use it to accelerate progress and purpose.

When we're not actively doing a task, the default network of the human mind is social. We're continually thinking about ourselves in relation to other people. Do it mindfully.

Working together can be stressful.
Learn to use group stress to your advantage.

The Center for Collaborative Awareness

WE SEE THE HUNGER YOU HAVE FOR NEW WAYS OF LIVING AND WORKING WITH OTHERS.

Our Center for Collaborative Awareness team is exceptionally good at teaching groups how to mindfully co-design new structures and patterns for working together.


When the legacy options no longer fit:

  • We show you how to collaboratively custom design who you are and what needs to get done

  • Give you the tools to quiet individual and group Safety Brain that is hijacked by stress

  • Create higher levels of trust and connection throughout the whole system
     

We are your Collaborative Thinking Partners.

The Center for Collaborative Awareness

conversations@collaborativeawareness.com

+1 (847) 859-9046

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