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Taking TetraMap to Eden to create a better world

Published: 
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Author: 
Nikki Davey

Having a deep sense of purpose is essential for a meaningful life, and for me this is about doing what I can to help create a more loving and sustainable world. I was therefore really excited to be able to deliver a TetraMap® Facilitator Certification Programme at the Eden Project in Cornwall last month (Nov 2017), along with Anne Clews from TetraMap UK whose support was instrumental in making the event a success.

Most readers will be familiar with the Eden Project, and those who have visited will have been inspired by the spectacular biodomes nestling in their crater, the amazing collection of plants, and the important stories that Eden tells us about our relationship with the planet. The Eden Project is an educational charity which aims to connect us with each other and the living world in order to work towards a better future. This message is one that is close to my own heart, inspires much of what I do, and is also the reason that I use TetraMap in my work.

TetraMap aims to make a difference to individuals, communities and the world by connecting us with nature and its timeless principles, and by promoting tolerance and understanding in order for us to live and work more peaceably and sustainably.  It is inspired by and modelled on the diversity and inter-dependence of nature, and its founders John and Yoshimi Brett created TetraMap to help create their vision of “world peace, where everyone respects each other and our fragile planet."  

As individuals and organisations, we need to take responsibility for making decisions based on their long-term impact on people’s lives, the natural world, and the health of the planet.  Whether we’re generating new products or services, developing new policies and systems, planning new strategies or finding solutions to problems, it’s essential that we work sustainably and ethically. It was with this in mind that I developed the Saltbox Nature at Work model to help businesses and organisations to work in harmony with nature, and to draw on the lessons that nature can teach us.  In doing so, they become a Natural Organisation - one that is purposeful and effective, resilient and sustainable, happy and harmonious, and creative and positive – as well as improving their relationship with nature and becoming more environmentally and socially responsible.

 

         

By bringing together TetraMap and the Eden Project, I’m confident that we have taken a small but influential step towards creating more socially and environmentally responsible leaders and organisations. Using the Eden Project as a venue for people to train as new TetraMap facilitators has given me new energy, insights and ideas for developing this further, as well as giving the newly qualified facilitators a strong connection to and understanding of TetraMap’s vision and values, which I’m confident they will promote through their own work with individuals and businesses around the world.  With two members of the Eden Project staff also taking part in the programme and becoming TetraMap facilitators, I’m looking forward to seeing how they use it to help achieve their own organisational mission, vision and values, and I’m excited about the possibilities for future collaboration – both with the Eden Project and with other organisations that are working to create a happier, healthier, fairer, and more sustainable world.

"To date I've facilitated 24 TetraMap sessions since being accredited, each session bringing different learning and understanding every time.  I've witnessed some  momentous 'lightbulb' moments for some people, which makes my day.  The biggest win for me with TetraMap is that it's just so applicable in the workplace, delegates remember their preference, and are still having discussion about it 6 months down the line."

- Ally Wightman
Senior Leadership Development Consultant, Telefonica UK

"I always choose TetraMap as the model of behaviour because the feedback from delegates consistently reflects a positive experience and extremely high application back in the 'real world'.  It's reassuring to be approached by delegates from years gone by to be told how the experience has changed their lives for the better, both inside and outside of work."

- Dan Masters
Training Consultant

"It's a phenomenally powerful tool for managers to communicate more effectively with their team."

- Ben Long
Trainer, BSkyB

"We are delighted with the results which speak for themselves.  TetraMap is the most memorable take away from the Ignite programme.  We have used the model in our management training to help improve coaching skills, communication skills and how to recognise how the different elements behave under stress.  This has been invaluable in helping our managers develop their teams more effectively."

- Tessa Roff
Training Manager, Nationwide Building Society

TetraMap is probably one of the most power and simple tools I have come across to get people, teams and communities working together constructively and with massive speed and accuracy.

- Jacques Marais. Executive Chairman, IPMS Global

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