06apr12:00 pm1:00 pmHOW TO NAVIGATE UNCERTAINTY — lessons learned from creativity, design thinking, and hikingby Jochen Gürtler, Digital Solutions for Innovations in your Thriving Business and Precious Life!12:00 pm - 1:00 pm New York Time
Every artist feels uncertain standing in front of the blank, white canvas. For others, creativity is an unending excise in uncertainty. What can we learn from these creatives in regards
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After more than 10 years of intensive experience, for me Design Thinking is much more than a pure innovation methodology, but rather, it is a very holistic approach to work on any kind of questions and challenges. Gestalt therapy on the other side gives me far from therapeutic work the underlying attitude, with which I work as a coach, trainer and facilitator. I see myself less as a pure method expert, who primarily works on a content level, but rather as a companion for individuals, teams and companies in their challenges, both personally and on an organizational or cultural scale. Over the past few years, I have been allowed to work as a Design Thinking expert, coach and trainer in a wide variety of sectors. Customers included SAP, Nestlé, Adidas, Roché, Diehl Aviation, Daimler, Volkswagen, Freudenberg, Festool, the German Football Association (DFB), the German Ice Hockey League (DEL), the CHIO Aachen and Gameforge. One main aspect of my work with clients was designing and executing programs to implement Design Thinking including in-depth training curriculums for upcoming Design Thinking coaches. I am co-founder of redesign YOU, in which we combine design thinking and personality development in creative and innovative workshop formats for pupils and students, schools and for everyone. As well as co-founder of Impact Week, an initiative in which we teach and guide professors and teachers in design thinking and entrepreneurship in developing countries. I love to work with people on suitable solutions for people. I like to inspire to new ideas, perspectives and approaches off the well-known paths. And I motivate to concrete and, in some cases, unfinished and preliminary results, first steps and prototypes, which in my opinion are always more powerful than just discussed or even imagined possibilities. In my work I would like to bring in experiences that I have gained in my almost five decades of life. Experience in the software industry and as part of and working with large and very large companies. Experiences that I made while exploring myself. Experiences that I was allowed and had to make when I had to make changes. And last but not least, experiences as a father, son, brother, friend and man. In addition to my work in the office and on client-side, I prefer to spend my time with my family and friends. At movie nights or sofa concerts in my living room. With hiking nature. Listening to music and playing the trumpet. While dancing and enjoying life. Trying it out, challenging myself and being creative. And more and more often with moments of silence and meditation.