WE enliven collaboration across our divides so all life thrives
We’re a co-operative of innovative facilitators who help you get (tr)action on wicked problems.
We work with individuals, teams, leaders and organisations to develop skills and abilities for powerful collaboration.
We befriend the elephants in the room and transform wicked problems into wicked action.
We challenge and support you to make change happen in your world, whatever your passion, whatever the scale.
"We are moving into a world where virtually all strategic business problems are wicked."
— Grant Wardell-Johnson (Lead Tax Partner, Economics & Tax Centre, KPMG Australia)
What are wicked problems?
Wicked problems are things like climate change, energy supply and balancing economic and ecological wellbeing — they are gnarly with no simple solutions. They ask us to collaborate like we’ve never done before.
We support quadruple bottom lines — People, Purpose, Profit and Planet.
What we do
Custom designed workshops
Facilitating and coaching
Community learning events
At Wicked Elephants we seek out the hidden ‘elephants in the room’. Sometimes the elephant is an unresolved issue or a divisive debate. Other times it shows itself in ego clashes, conflict avoidance behaviours, white-anting, poor communication or lack of follow through. We help bring ‘the elephants’ out into the open. Engaging with the elephants helps us see the skills and abilities we need to grow and develop for powerful collaboration to happen.
At Wicked Elephants we recognise that wicked problems and hidden elephants hold back teams and organisations and that the most effective way forward is through wicked collaboration.
Work with us ... bring YOU vs ME into a co-created space of WE.
How we work
Facilitation that honours different perspectives
Getting creative with the ‘elephants’ in the room
Wholistic systems-based approach
Improvising with intention
How we work
Challenge and support
Develop a culture where we are for each other
Being playful with uncertainty
Engage a planetary perspective
Join in a sense of wonder
Problem mapping and solution ecosystems
Skills for dialogue and co-creativity
Befriend the elephants in the room
Adapting to what’s emerging
Serious game play
Action focused outcomes