“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Joseph Campbell
The founding partners of EZCP are Johann Entz-von Zerssen, Anne Caspari, and Mushin J. Schilling. The multiple perspectives we hold and our deep understanding of complex adaptive systems and human nature allow us to successfully rise to the challenge of change processes complete with diagnosis, design, implementation, and process facilitation.
Johann Entz- von Zerssen: I subscribe to the above quote from Joseph Campbell since as a coach I understand my role to be the assistant to my clients and customers to step into the space of their ‘being’ wholeheartedly, to be able to face the challenges life throws at them every day. Over the past 20 years, I have come to understand how difficult and yet possible change for individuals and teams is once awareness and a willingness to address these challenges have surfaced. In my coaching/facilitation, I make use of the newest as well as tested approaches based on developmental, systems, and complex adaptive systems theory and practice. My aim is to find a healthy balance for my clients between doing and being in the way they make decisions, overcoming learned resistances, integrating ‘immunities to change’ and thus becoming more authentic in their own personal development and in the way they show up in the world.
Anne Caspari: My specialty is transformational processes in all contexts, personal and organizational, long before it was called change management. Having studied ecology and having worked with ecosystems in the past, I can rely on a solid body of knowledge of how complex adaptive systems work and what tends to get in the way of self-organizing processes. Adding humans to the equation, these processes become even more complex and unpredictable for decision-makers and leaders. Where most change methods and theories promote an overly simplistic approach to transformative processes, I facilitate change from a deep understanding of how we tick, how we resist – and overcome – resistances and immunity to change, and how to nudge whole systems in a more generative direction from within. This work is deeply rewarding. It is completely practical and hands-on, yet based on adult development, complexity, and cognitive science. See also a recent article about where I come from: Lessons from Nature for Personal Growth.
Mushin J. Schilling: International Software architect and consultant, change agent since 1988. Consultant with an emphasis on organizational development and strategy and personal change.
My work is rooted in developmental psychology and focuses on both organizations and individuals. I am using an interdisciplinary approach, combining psychology, philosophy, and natural sciences with management studies and theology. The question I am trying to answer is how to make correct decisions in today’s complex world and how can today’s leaders be more effective in their everyday work. I am proud and honored to be part of the developmental journey of my clients. I firmly believe that personal growth is as difficult for a top manager of a multinational company as it is for a plumber. Personal maturity and practical wisdom are not dependent on social status. That is why I am focusing on personal development and particularly on how people think. We are now certain that the effectiveness of leadership is not based on technical skills or processes. The effectiveness of leaders is based on their ability to grow as people.
Entz von Zerssen, Caspari & Partners Coaching & Consulting was formally founded as a company (PartG) in 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Our operation is based in Potsdam, Germany. Together we cover coaching, training, and process facilitation in the following languages: English, German, Italian, Czech, and French.
We are affiliated with the following teams, think tanks, and alliances:
- Leadership Choices, Leadership Training, Coaching, and OD: www.leadership-choices.com
- European Center for Leadership Practice ECLP: Leadership Training & Coaching: www.eclp.eu
- Alderlore Insight Center / App Associates International:www.app-ai.com
Think Tank, Generative Process Design
- Cognitive Edge: Applied Complexity Science, Cynefin: www.cognitive-edge.com
- More Beyond: Complexity Leadership and Thinking: www.morebeyond.co.za
- Create Meaning: Consulting, transformative creativity: www.createmeaning.com
- Jensen und Komplizen: Agile Coaches & Stressmanagement: www.jensen-und-komplizen.de
- Systems Leadership: Training and Learning Ecology: www.systemsleadership.eu