Inner Development for Purposeful Innovation

I believe that being aware of how we function as humans, our inner software, is the greatest opportunity for real innovation and change.

Hi, my name is Kamil. I’m an entrepreneur, agile coach and innovation facilitator. Additionally, I’m also a Certified Teacher for Search Inside Yourself – a Google-born leadership program for emotional intelligence, resilience and mindfulness. I consider myself as a bridge builder between “creating impact / new business” and “being human / people & culture”. To connect these two worlds I create innovative experiences that meaningfully transform people, organisations and markets.

In my work, I have experienced how real innovation and change fails. It was not so much about knowledge or motivation, but more about our inner mechanisms as humans.

People love their habits, no wonder that resistance to change is the biggest challenge when implementing agile methods (State of Agile Report, 2020). The corporate culture based on this is considered the biggest blocker of digitization (McKinsey Digital Survey, 2018) and 23% of all startups fail due to team problems (Top Reasons Startups Fail, 2019).

By now, most people realize that openness, collaboration and sometimes even failure, are necessary to enable innovation. However, it is difficult to integrate this into everyday life, because up to 90% of our behavior is determined by unconscious habits and emotions.

Through emotional agility and mindfulness we can cultivate the awareness of these inner processes and the openness to change them (Capgemini, Emotional Intelligence Report, 2019). It makes emotions and habits visible and gives them a language in the environment of innovation. This empowers orientation based on purpose and values. In combination with agile methods and entrepreneurship, we can support the mindset and culture for purpose-driven innovation.

My work is based on my experience in emotional intelligence, neuroscience and mindfulness at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute as well as my own projects like Start One Thing, Walkaboutyou, and Purpose Exploration. As the founder of MAK3it and freelance consultant, I have developed dozens of innovation initiatives and coached hundreds of teams, e.g. for Google, Telekom, Bosch, EON, and World Food Programme.

You can find out more about me on LinkedIn. If you are interested in an exchange, feel free to contact me. Cheers, Kamil

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Kamil Barbarski

Kamil Barbarski

Phone: +49 221 986 568 05