I’m Alice Chen – coach, people strategist, experience designer and fellow wayfinder.
I believe that the world is your classroom, your life is your lab and you can wayfind your way to results & relationships that are meaningful, impactful & sustainable.
Rather than feeling stuck waiting for others to give you the map to where you want to go, you can LEARN your way there emergently, intentionally, and in community with others.
Together we build mindsets & skill sets to help you navigate the world as it is, while creating the world you aspire to…without getting swallowed up by it.
The world is changing rapidly. Yet consider that today’s rate of change is the slowest it will ever be in your lifetime. While technology has helped us become more dynamic and connected, it’s also increased the busyness, uncertainty and complexity of our day to day lives. Learn more about the implications of technology and its connection to wayfinding on my blog post here.
To thrive in the world as it is and as it is projected to become, we have to get good at wayfinding – learning how to be with the experience of complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty and navigate through it without being overcome by it.
We have to learn how to discern what we want & need, trust ourselves enough to follow those instincts, and adjust over time to get where we want to go. We need to learn quickly from our environment and teach ourselves how to move forward intentionally when no teacher is there to instruct us.
Do you remember taking courses in school on:
Knowing & trusting yourself?
Asking & advocating for what you need?
Getting off the busyness highway?
Experimenting your way into decisions?
Learning how to learn?
I certainly don’t. I wish I had.
But here’s the thing – you can learn to wayfind.
Over time, with support, and in community with other like-minded wayfinders, you can develop the mindsets and skill sets you need to work with and through the complexity, ambiguity and busyness you experience in your workplaces and homespaces. You can LEARN to thrive. And I’m here to teach, support, encourage, and walk with you on your wayfinding journey.
Wayfinding is a skill you can learn to help you navigate the uncertainty and complexity of the modern world.
It’s also a metaphor I use to guide how I coach that comes from current & historical practices of exploration & discovery by Polynesian peoples.
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So that you can know and own your own story, find courage & conviction in the stories of others, and build the mindsets & skillsets you need to thrive in the world as it is as you call forth new possibilities for the future. Let’s go beyond what is in your life and in this life, together.