Linda Joy Mitchell

Linda Joy Mitchell

You have an ability to ask the questions that blow away all the cobwebs.

Bryan Swanson: Legal Aid Board England

 I am a group process designer, a facilitator, artist and a host of spaces, meetings and gatherings where people come together.  A collaborator at heart, a connector of people and ideas, I am a teacher of living systems, participatory leadership and citizen engagement. I co steward the Art of Hosting.  I'm an avid learner and a wise old owl who has been round the block a few times and knows a thing or two!

 

With over 30 years experience of working with people, teams, communities and organisations, and an understanding of the environmental and strategic policy contexts that we operate in today, my work is to take care of and hold the purpose and the process, the ways in which people come together in cooperative exploratory dialogue. I am fascinated by field theory'and its application. I have a background in law, facilitation, psychotherapy, group work and systemic constellations. I am a solid and dependable anchor with an ability to hold enormous space for new potential to come through.

 

I work in close collaboration with a network of co-creators to design and offer training in the Art of Hosting and Participative Leadership. I advise on and host strategic consultations and public conversations and I have also crafted and hosted learning journeys and more personal retreat spaces for deeper dives into the ‘why and the how’ of life and purposeful work. I have worked with a very broad spectrum of people and contexts from strategic management teams in the European Commission to grass roots community development and social change activists in the UK including hosting intimate teams of as few as six people to multi-stakeholder conferences of 700.

 

Take a look at some examples of my work and get in touch for a conversation about what we might do together. If I cant help I guarantee I know someone who can, so be in touch 

  • The Art of Hosting Brighton and Beyond  2017

    The Art of Hosting Brighton and Beyond  2017

    “How do we build businesses and communities where everyone can lead, to create a city where everyone feels they matter and belong?”

    With Max St John, James Ede, Maaika Boumans, Charlie Peverett, Marcus Pibworth,Sarah Hopkins and Leva Anciukevičiūtė

    Read more ...

  • Building a social movement for health and wellbeing in Morecambe 2017

    Building a social movement for health and wellbeing in Morecambe 2017

    “ How can we be well together”

    With Mike Love, Jon Dorsett, Bronagh Gallagher, Sue Mitchell, Helen Bailey, Andy Knox

    Read more ...

  • Leeds Jewish Muslim Dialogue Group

    Leeds Jewish Muslim Dialogue Group

    Learning Journey to Israel Palestine. What happens when we meet 'the other? How are we changed and how might that change a whole City? With Mike Love and Tariq Bashir.

    read more
  • HealthWatch England

    HealthWatch England

    Story telling, conversations and enquiry into safe discharge of vulnerable people from hospital care
    With Jeraldene Lovell Cole: Sarah Whiteley:Niamh Carey.

    read the harvest record - PDF
  • The Art of Participatory Leadership Scotland

    The Art of Participatory Leadership Scotland

    What kind of futures do we want to create for Scotland? A series of trainings and gatherings offered across Scotland as it moves towards greater self determination.
    With Pamela Galbraith: Bronagh Gallagher: Gordon Carmichael: Sandy Brunton: Toke Moller: James Ede: Tim Merry and Anne Madsen.

    read more
  • Tasting the Future UK

    Tasting the Future UK

    How do we cultivate a movement towards a sustainable food future?
    With Charlotte Millar: Niamh Carey: Simone Poutnik: Sarah Whiteley: Maria Scordialos and Vanessa Reid.

    read more - PDF
  • United Nations WOMEN

    United Nations WOMEN

    Young Latin American Women’s Leadership Forum: Building skills and capacities: Sharing ideas and experiences.
    With Zulma Sofia: Jorge Enrique Merchan. view a video introduction

  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

    Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

    A collaborative inquiry into what works and what's needed now in the North of England.
    With Valerie Menelec: Niamh Carey.

    read more - PDF
  • Grow your Region EU Commission

    Grow your Region EU Commission

    Catalysing cross border European Cluster Partnerships for Regional Growth.
    With Helen Titchen Beeth. view a video introduction

  • Bla Bla Theatre Company

    Bla Bla Theatre Company

    Finding our heartbeat,what do we really care about? Making sense of our current picture and the future we want to bring to life

    read more - PDF
  • The Art of Hosting Brighton and Beyond  2017
  • Building a social movement for health and wellbeing in Morecambe 2017
  • Leeds Jewish Muslim Dialogue Group
  • HealthWatch England
  • The Art of Participatory Leadership Scotland
  • Tasting the Future UK
  • United Nations WOMEN
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
  • Grow your Region EU Commission
  • Bla Bla Theatre Company

Some doors open only from inside.
~ Hafiz

Connect to have a conversation about how we might work together:

+44 (0) 7947 507382