About My Workshops

My Workshops are engaging and immersive experiences that enable you to become more aware of how to successfully connect the ideas, imaginings and inspirations of your inner world to consistently real and valuable outcomes in the outer world. By working with that connection and understanding it more clearly, you enable yourself to turn your ideas and imaginings into reality much more successfully. You also open yourself up to a much deeper awareness of the outer world and how you can use it to develop your inner world. Although some theory may be shared in an Ian McLaren Wallace Workshop to provide context the main focus of a workshop is to provide you with valuable processes and experiences that enable you to resolve the tensions that you experience between your inner and outer worlds in your everyday work life.

Turning Together

The Turning Together Workshops provide you with the processes and experiences that will enable you to create conversations that actually make a difference for you and the people who you work with. Although your previous experience may have been that conversations are just something that happen to you and your colleagues, the reverse is true. You create the conversation and everything that emerges during it. Many business conversations are simply sequences of euphemisms platitudes and jargon, which are used by the conversation partners mainly as a way of unconsciously seeking approval from others, so that any tension can be avoided.

Rather than attempting to avoid tension in the manner of most workplace conversations, the turning together processes actively engage with tension and use it in a powerful and healthy manner so that you and your conversation partners can use it as a motive force to move forward into real and valuable outcomes. The conversations that you create by using Turning Together are not just using the largely ineffective methods of ‘challenging’, ‘difficult’ or ‘fierce’ conversations but a more human and instinctive way of articulating your ideas and inspirations and actually making them happen for real, as practical and significant results.

Human Nature For Human Beings

As you use the Turning Together processes to become more aware of your inner and outer worlds and the tensions that naturally emerge, exist and evolve along the boundaries between them, they naturally lead into the Human Nature For Human Beings range of tools. The tools used in Human Nature For Human Beings Workshops are based on the Archegyre, which is a practical multi-ontology contextual framework for understanding the self. By using an Archegyre as a guiding reference, you enable yourself and others to naturally make sense of complex situations and gain an understanding of who you are in the situation, what you need from it and what your beliefs are about it.

By using the Archegyre as a multi-ontology contextual framework, you can work powerfully with it in a wide variety of challenging situations. These include becoming more aware of how to connect and work with your emotions, yourselves, your power, your future and your story. Rather than working with the idealised and often prescriptive behaviours that other methods promote, the Human Nature For Human Beings Workshops enable you to develop consistently powerful connections between your inner and outer worlds so that you can create real value from them. Actually working with the instinctive processes of human nature is invariably far more productive than trying to idealise them or suppress them.

What Happens Inside, Happens Outside

What Happens Inside, Happens Outside Workshops also use the Archegyre and provide contextual experiences that use your instinctive human understanding to connect your inner and outer worlds by working with natural language and imagery. These processes enable you to use the outer world as a way of explaining what is happening in your inner world, and to use your inner world as the way of understanding your outer world. The healthier and more resilient that the connection between our inner and outer worlds is, the more likely it is that we will turn our ideas and imaginings into actual reality in the outer world.

Working with the What Happens Inside, Happens Outside experiences includes listening to how you voice various aspects of yourself, mapping out your inner world by using universal topography from your outer world, using the natural environment as a way of naturally connecting your inner and outer worlds, and using the instinctive connections of the stories that you create and share. Even if you are consciously unaware of the connection between your inner and your outer worlds, what is happening in your inner world will still have a major influence on what is happening in your outer world. By consciously working with the connection between your inner and your outer worlds, you open yourself up to more powerful understandings of how to put your ideas and inspirations into tangible practice.

Original Workshop Processes

All Ian McLaren Wallace Workshops enable you to participate in original processes and experiences that have been created to help you consistently connect your inner world with your outer world. Rather than working with individuals as things that need to be fixed, Ian McLaren Wallace Workshops provide you with the processes and spaces that enable you to connect your own inner and outer worlds and to naturally connect to the inner and outer worlds of the people who you work with. By enabling you to powerfully and consistently connect your inner and outer worlds, Ian McLaren Wallace Workshops enable you to move from the idealised inner world perspective of would, should and could so that you can actually make your ideas and inspirations happen in reality.