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    Humour

    to engage people

    Get your message across better with Sustainable Stand-Up.

     

    Work with your inner truth-teller, comedian, and artist. Learn how to use a nice form of humour to talk about things that matter, in human, engaging, and powerful ways.

     

     

     

    We offer:

    Public courses

    In-company courses

    Individual coaching

     

     

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    Co-creation

    through improv

    Work together smarter and more joyfully with Applied Improvisation.

     

    Develop skills and mindsets which will help you and your colleagues to co-create solutions to the increasingly complex and dynamic issues we all face.

     

     

     

    We offer:

    In-company workshops

    Public workshops

     

     

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    Learning

    from nature

    Become inherently sustainable with

    Thrivable World.

     

    Align your organisation with the principles that help nature and people to thrive.

    Create meaningful projects which inspire colleagues, customers, and the planet.

     

     

     

    We offer:

    Consulting

    In-company workshops

    Group coaching

     

  • Clarity & Flow (Choose your date Jan - Mar)

    Online 3-hour session.

    In a single, online 3-hour session, you get concentrated insights on a question that is important to you. We will use the Flow Game, which is a peer-coaching tool, which supports depth, clarity and insights on an important question, fostering a collaborative and enlightening experience.

     

    Our theme: What is ours to do now on Earth.

    Maximum 5 people.

    The focus for these sessions is to explore how we might better engage with what is really ours to do now.

    And how we might help nurture meaningful, wise action in these interesting times.We will be working with the powerful peer coaching tool called the Flow Game.

     

    The process includes:

    1. Getting clarity on a question that is meaningful to you,

    2. Practicing holding space for others to unfold meaningful insights, and

    3. Benefiting from resonate learning in a safe space.

     

    Choose your date:

    Thursday, 28 March 2024 from 9am to 12pm (three hours) Central European Time.

    Monday, 15 April 2024 from 8am to 11am (three hours) Central European Time.

     

    Where: Online (Zoom link will be provided.)

    Limit: 5 people

     

    Fee

    For individuals whose company is paying, each session is 150 euros (plus 19% VAT)*

    For individuals paying for themselves, each session is 55 euros (plus 19% VAT)

    *If you qualify for 0% VAT rate, please email us and we will invoice you for that rate.)

    (These sessions are transformative. Company rates are still a great deal, and having people from companies pay a bit more allows us to include more individuals at rates more affordable to them.)

     

    Process

    Click here or scroll down to 'buy now' for the specific session date that you want.

  • Improv Skills for Change Makers

    Two 3-hour online workshop sessions

    Question: What helps change makers to facilitate real change in complex, dynamic problems?

    Answer: Becoming a skillful improviser.

     

    Improvisation as a practice helps us to:be more present with ourselves and each otherengage creatively with what is emergingco-create what is needed in the moment.

    When these skills are applied to the workshops we host, magic happens:

    • The wisdom of the group can weave together around a shared intention and find a unique expression.
    • We as facilitators have more fun and are better able to create spaces for ourselves and others to explore and expand.
    • People come out changed, with clarity on what to do next.

    If you are ready to deep-dive into improvisation skills and want to explore how to apply those skills to facilitation of meaningful change, join this public online workshop.

     

    The process

    Short pre-workshop questionnaire about you, what you do, and changes you want in the world.

    Session 1: Live, online and highly interactive. Intro to improvisation, some powerful improv games, two super useful models, some brain science, and getting clarity on the change you want to support.

    Homework: Try some of what we learned at work/in life. Notice what happens. Bring that experience to session 2.

    Session 2: Live, online and highly interactive. Reflection, some design & facilitation tips, you design and facilitate something. We all reflect on what made each experience powerful and minor tweaks that might take what you did to the next level.

    Short post-workshop questionnaire to help us reflect and gather the learning to benefit the group.

     

    Timing

    TBC - to get on a waiting list, email us.

     

     

    Fee

    250 euros if your company pays (plus 19% VAT as applicable)*.

    150 euros if you pay for yourself (plus 19% VAT).

    *If you qualify for 0% VAT rate, please email us and we will invoice you for that rate.)

    (These workshops are transformative. Company rates are still a great deal, and having people from companies pay a bit more allows us to include more individuals at rates more affordable to them.) 

     

    Process

    Book now below. Only 8 places available. You need to attend both session 1 and 2.

     

    Contact

    If you have any questions, please email us here.

  • Join a workshop/Clarity and Flow session...

    Clarity and Flow - Thursday 28 March 2024

    Clarity and Flow - Thursday 28 March 2024

    55,00 € - 150,00 €
    Online Clarity and Flow session from 9am to 12pm Germany time.
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    Clarity and Flow - Monday 15 April 2024

    Clarity and Flow - Monday 15 April 2024

    55,00 € - 150,00 €
    Online Clarity and Flow session from 8am to 11am Germany time.
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  • Testimonials

    Some lovely feedback we got from our clients.

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    Darshita Gillies

    Entrepreneur and Global System Integrator, on our Sustainable Stand Up

    “The concept is beautiful ... the ability to learn the art to articulate very

    tricky, boring, serious stuff in a fun way is definitely a skill to have ...

    I love the approach - it is very inviting.”

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    Caron Bradshaw

    Chief Executive at Charity Finance Group (CFG), on our Applied Improvisation

    “So many different trainers and experts that I’ve seen over the years will go:

    “Here is my programme”. And whatever you talk to them about they will be coming back to their default, this is my programme, this is how I’m doing it. But what Belina does is a much more of a listening approach that genuinely tries to understand what the problem is that you are seeking to resolve and then co-creates with you a resolution for it and not imposes just a different way of saying “This is my solution.” ..”

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    Julian Giacomelli

    President of RISE Kombucha Inc., on our Thrivable World

    “We worked with Belina on several internal thrivability-focussed meetings and workshops, as well as on an eco-system event. In the workshops, we helped give voice to everyone in the company on how we might better align ourselves more fully with nature, and with a way of working, that feels alive, meaningful and inspiring. In our ecosystem event, we had our whole company, supporters, customers, suppliers, artists, and musicians come together to celebrate and embody how our company works and dream with us what comes next. The insights gained from these meetings, workshops, and the event were invaluable."

  • Leading the way to Thrivability:

    A residential learning adventure at

    the Eden Project for leaders wanting organisations to be a positive force for good.

    It's a creative leadership workshop. It's a learning adventure. And it's a Thrivable World Quest. Join us at the Eden Project to explore how we can transform what we value in organisations, how we engage with others, and our relationship with nature, so that our organisations can become forces for regenerative good in the world.

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    A 3-day residential Thrivable leadership workshop/adventure/quest at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK

     

    Friday 13 September to Sunday 15 September 2019

    Places limited to 12 people. Will you join us?

    Book now.

     

    On the gorgeous Eden Project campus, we will dive into these juicy topics:

    • How might we change what we value in organisations in order to expand the scope of profound goodness our organisations can manifest?
    • What are some ways to engage everyone in our organisation in positive change?
    • What would be different if our organisations intentionally helped life on the planet to thrive?
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    Interested in participating?

    We would love to work with you!

    Join us and we will also work to expand the mindsets and behaviours needed to increase our personal compassion, adaptability, and resilience in what many experts predict are tricky times ahead.

    This highly participative three-day leadership workshop/learning adventure/Thrivable World Quest, is designed to help you rethink how organisations do business, and how leaders can lead. One that better positions you to lead organisations so they can manifest positive change for people and the planet.

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    Who is this for?

    We want to hear from you!

    This is an open workshop for leaders from any background and sector looking to make a positive difference and explore a new life-based ‘operating system’ for organisations.

     

    You'll mix with people from a range of sectors who are all on a similar journey, giving you access to a living network of collaborators, experiences and insights. Expect to share time with social entrepreneurs, change agents, and leaders from the public, private, and third sectors.

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    What will you get out of it?

    Lots of things!

    Enhanced leadership skills. Take this inspiring weekend to expand, refine, and energise the vision you have for organisations as a force for good.

    Planning skills. The invitation to turn inspirational ideas, insights and examples into action.

    Collaboration skills. New ways of engaging others in doing things together which are more harmonious with the joyful side of our human nature.

    Perceptual skills. A much deeper understanding of, and involvement with, the vibrancy of your organisation.

    Closer connections with colleagues and peers.

    Inspiration and concrete examples. The unique ability to speak with experienced leaders who actively align organisations with nature and the best of people.

     

    Learn more

    Email us for our pdf on the workshop.

     

     

    Your facilitators/guides/hosts

    Your facilitators/guides/hosts are two wonderful women, each with a passion and track record to change how things are done, and each with experience in a complementary areas.

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    Caron Bradshaw

    CEO of CFG (The Charity Finance Group)

    Caron has bravely and skilfully broadened the conversation in the charity finance sector beyond 'business as usual' to include such radical things as innovation, ecosystems, and love. She is the Chief Executive of Charity Finance Group, a leading charity which supports social change organisations in being efficient, effective and sustainable through financial management and financial leadership . She has 25 years of experience in and around the charity sector, is trained as a Barrister and has been recognised for her leadership skills (through various sector awards).

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    Belina Raffy

    CEO of Maffick

    Belina Raffy, helps people to improvise in ways that are in tune with our best nature and with the planet. She is a change specialist, world renowned applied improvisation expert, and Thrivable World Quest co-creator. She has worked with groups around the world to better align organisations with nature. Founder-director of UK-based consultancy Maffick, and with an MBA under her belt, Belina specialises in developing communication, co-creation and change skills with people so that we can better align our businesses with how nature and people thrive. Her book came out in April 2019, called 'Using improv to save the world (and me)'.

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    Interested in participating, yet want to chat before you book your place?

    Give us your details

    To express your interest, please click this link, give us your details, and we will be in touch shortly.

     

    Ready to book your place now?

    There are only 12 places available in total. To book your place, scroll down or click here.

  • Who is Belina Raffy?

    The empress and director of Maffick Ltd, Applied Improvisation and Thrivability

    thought-leader, Thrivable World Quest co-founder and global captain.

     

    She used to work for a big bank in London and New York and saw a bunch

    of people burning out. She thought 'there's got to be a better way

    than this.' and did an MBA at Cranfield School of Management to

    relax and regroup.

     

    She started studying and applying improvisation skills to work.

    Skills which help us to navigate uncertainty, co-create deeply.

     

    Her work is increasingly exploring how we might totally transform

    our organisations so that we (and the organisations we are in)

    serve life beautifully. Belina believes improvisation is vital for

    what the world is facing now - and it is her passion to spread

    these mindsets, practices and skills as much as possible, as

    well as to support others who do this with breathtaking ability.

     

    And oh, she is writing this book called

    Using Improv to Save the World (and me) ...

     

    Photo by Mikael Colville-Andersen

  • The Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    September 15, 2020 · SDG2030,Humour
    When I spoke with Izzy from the environmental charity Earthwatch Europe about her experience of supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on clean water and sanitation, an image came to mind: the tower of Babel. In an attempt to come together and build a bridge to heaven, we seem...
  • Using improv to save the world (and me)
    The book

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  • London – Using improv to save the world (and me) workshop

    For change agents wanting new approaches to engage themselves and others in meaningful change

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    London, Saturday September 9, 1015 - 1700

    A whole day of practical, inspiring and engaging mindsets and behaviours for people doing good in the world

    This workshop is for anyone interested in changing things for the better, and who wants to boost their confidence, creativity, and delight about doing so. The workshop will cover:

    - Useful mindsets for the 'inner game' of creating change

    - Practicing the art of engaging others to create better solutions than you could have imaged

    - Deep listening, acting on your intuition, and short turn taking as a way to navigate complex systems.

     

    Belina co-founded a global learning adventure which involved hundreds of people in over 14 cities around the world. She is currently writing a book "Using improv to save the world (and me)". And she also teaches at the Berlin School of Life the course "How to Change the World".

    Workshop is in central London. £175. Book your place here.

  • Reserve your place for the London Workshop

  • Melbourne – Thrivability: The natural way in business

    A 1-day and 1/2 day workshop featuring the Eden Project on how to align your organisation, mindset and behaviour with nature

    Melbourne Thrivability

    Melbourne  

    Wednesday August 9, 1-day workshop, or Thursday August 10, 1/2-day workshop

    Join either the 1-day, or 1/2 day engaging, intensive, and practical workshop to holistically reimagine organisations aligned with the ways that nature and people thrive.

    We are excited to partner with Grimshaw, Thrive Hub Melbourne and the world famous Eden Project in a unique event.

     

    In these highly engaging workshops for change agents and people in organisations looking to make a positive change, find out how you can use the wisdom of people and nature to revitalise your business.

     

    We’ll explore a holistic approach to aligning organisations with how humans and the planet thrive, and help you find next steps towards internal projects.

     

    Everyone plays an active role, and you will learn from and be inspired by your fellow participants from different backgrounds and industries, as well as practical stories by the Eden Project.

     

    To see an overview of the one-day workshop, click here, and for the half-day workshop, click here. To book your place, click 'buy now' below.

  • Reserve your place for the Melbourne workshops

    OMG - yes! Let me buy my place now...

  • Singapore – Three applied improvisation workshops

    Workshop facilitation for women, Co-creation skills, and Using improv to save the world

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    Singapore, Workshop Facilitation for Women

    Tuesday August 29, 3-630pm

    In this women only workshop, we will focus on mindsets and practices which help to boost confidence, relevance, and adaptability while facilitating a workshop. The workshop will cover:

    - Increasing your range/bringing more of yourself to the way you facilitate

    - Practical ways you can co-create with your participants to ensure high engagement

    - Strategies to deal with difficult participants

     

    This highly active workshop is for women who facilitate workshops and want to increase the level of skill, confidence and effectiveness of their facilitation.

     

    Workshop (3pm - 630pm) followed by a chocolate and wine reception (645 - 730pm).

    Price $75 SGD.

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    Singapore, Co-creation skills for entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, change agents, and activators

    Wednesday August 30, 3-630pm

    In this highly interactive workshop for entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, change agents and activators, you will be introduced to some core co-creation mindsets and behaviours which will help you to bring inspired solutions to the world. The workshop will cover:

    - Creating a safe space for yourself and others to be creative

    - Ways to boost lateral thinking

    - Practising the art of accepting and building on ideas

     

    This workshop is for anyone who works with others to co-create solutions and are looking for practical and proven ways to enhance the quality and engagement of those ideas.

     

    Price $75 SGD.

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    Singapore, Using Improv to Save the World: A workshop for people interested in changing things for the better

    Wednesday August 30, 7-930pm

    This engaging workshop is for anyone interested in changing things for the better, and who want to boost their confidence, creativity, and delight about doing so. The workshop will cover:

    - Useful mindsets for the 'inner game' of creating change

    - Practicing the art of engaging others to create better solutions than you could have imaged

    - Deep listening, acting on your intuition, and short turn taking as a way to navigate complex systems.

     

    Belina co-founded a global learning adventure which involved hundreds of people in over 14 cities around the world. She is currently writing a book "Using improv to save the world (and me)". And she also teaches at the Berlin School of Life the course "How to Change the World".

     

    Price $60 SGD.

  • Reserve your place for a Singapore workshop(s)

  • Four sessions of 40 minutes of online personal consulting

    You and me, talking about how to help you make the world better

    £575 for 4 sessions of 40 mins

  • Who is part of the Maffick family?

    These are the people that help Maffick save the world

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Belina Raffy

    Empress of improv, humour and thrivability

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Ana Kyra Bekš

    (Service) Design thinker, doer and explorer

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Paul Z Jackson

    Solutions Finder

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Michelle Holliday

    Thrivability Consultant

  • Explore Maffick

    Want to learn more about what we do and how we do it?

  • Let's start a conversation

    We are based in Berlin and we love to travel around the world.

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