Improvisation theater and
From the moment I became a teacher in 2004, I have been studying renewing forms of education and dreaming up my ideal learning environment. In my workplace I was called an idealist and never really felt like I fitted in. When Adam gave me the opportunity to be a part of creating 'a school for changemakers', I immediately said yes. Having been to Knowmads in Amsterdam a couple of times, I had a good idea of what Adam was talking about. I like that we practice what we preach. We are using a lot of the tools and principals that you will learn at enkel U. I'm looking forward to getting to know a whole lot of super inspiring people who will bring this dream to life. And I'm super excited to help you find and build yours.
Spiral dynamics, personality discoveries and creativity
I've worked as an entrepreneur in the education and learning space for the last 20 years, among other things I co-founded and later sold a language school in France. I've also helped many social entrepreneurs and ventures at early stages. I've always been interested in pathways that go elsewhere than the known and "normal", especially those that might lead to better futures. This curiosity has taken me to live, study and work in seven countries across the world. I'm very excited about enkel U and how we together with our students can develop a school to tackle the challenges ahead with entrepreneurship and creativity.
As an alumni of the first batch of the Changemaking101 course from enkel U, I am absolutely thrilled of the opportunities that a Changemaking school like enkel U is making available to Western Australia and to the world. Throughout my journey in university studying Civil engineering and Finance and in my day job as a project manager, I come across hundreds of people who are questioning their purpose and who are yearning to have an impact on the world around them.
The desire is there, and now enkel U will allow budding changemakers to make their own mark on the world. It’s the beginning of an exciting journey that I am looking forward to sharing with you.
Happiness and Wellbeing teacher
Annika Rose is a Happiness Scientist and Mindfulness Teacher. She founded The Wellbeing Collective to positively impact the wellbeing of as many people in as many places as possible. She is passionate about mind health and is redefining what it means to live and work well. Her work focuses on increasing wellbeing and happiness in her clients by bringing the latest science to life and using it to spark positive transformation.
Annika is serious about happiness. She is a published wellbeing researcher and has presented at conferences in the USA, Europe and across Australia. She has been a contributor for newspapers, magazines, websites, podcasts, smartphone apps and policy papers on mental health, happiness and wellbeing. She's been featured in Wired Magazine, writes for Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global platform, and regularly shares her expertise as a columnist for international mindfulness magazine "In The Moment".
As well as training in mindful leadership with Google, she’s worked with the top names in digital wellbeing including Headspace Meditation and Happify. She loves to take on new challenges and empowers changemakers and innovators to work on their wellbeing, master their minds, and create more joy and calm on demand.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) teacher
I have been teaching Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 2005 with communities and organisations as diverse as Bidyadanga Remote Community School, Fitzroy Crossing Women’s Centre, the Mental Illness Fellowship of WA, TAFE Colleges, Fremantle Health Service and educators in Sri Lanka. At home, these tools have been invaluable in guiding our four children into wise decision-making and bringing more ease to our family. At work I love having such effective skills for listening to others and finding my way through conflict. In all my relationships it’s so helpful to know how to support honest, clear and compassionate conversation. I look forward to sharing these discoveries with you.