TIRZA HOLLENHORST

I began my career working in cross sector collaboration on environmental resource management in Egypt, Ecuador and Thailand. I was in Argentina during the economic crisis of 2001-2002, building an international network of organizations working on Corporate Social Responsibility and securing multi-year funding for the project. After turning over management to local leadership, I co-founded a social enterprise and built an international network of programmers to deliver custom communication and collaboration software for international NGOs, universities, and businesses. Inspired to explore the role of creativity and embodiment, I began delivering transformational workshops in 2006. After moving to San Francisco, I focused my attention on integrating my diverse experiences into unique offering to address the challenges of facilitating innovation and collaboration that create the world we want to live in.

I have learned that effective collaboration requires a diversity of voices, a safe container, and a coherent framework. In order to be innovative and productive, both individuals and enterprises, need to be clear about what is their North Star, their unmovable commitment, and the be willing to evolve their methods and strategy. It is having a long term view and rapid learning cycle that leads to success. I have learned that creativity is the fuel for innovation and the source of personal well being. And I have learned to look within, to see myself as the source of my success and my challenges.

I am the co-founder of LUMAN. LUMAN develops cultures of creativity and innovation strategy with companies who recognize that their people are their greatest asset. I am also the Producer of FUTURE-READY NOW!, a leadership training and global network. FUTURE-READY NOW! delivers interactive training for leaders seeking to develop their capacity to lead innovation and thrive in the context of rapid change and complex uncertainty. I am available for speaking, facilitation, and private coaching.