Mid-Career transition programme: get ready to join our startup factory. 4 October

by grahamboyd-evolutesix Premium (Classic) | p2p

This is a 5 week facilitated online program for anyone in a transition in their lives. If your job is no longer right for you and your family, or if you have lost your job due to the pandemic, and you feel it is time to rebuild yourself, that rebuild may well require you to start up your own company; one that is designed to regenerate nature, society and everyone it touches, and one that also makes a very healthy profit. By the end of this program, you will have taken a decisive step forward toward who you can become by testing your assumptions, experimenting and prototyping. You will have applied Adaptive Way and Human-Centered Design Thinking to take the first steps toward working with your personal challenges as well as global challenges (which are inseparably connected).

What you'll get:

Clarity about where you are right now, a new approach to balance and energy management, new approaches to solving problems that have been with you for a long time, ways to improve and refine your decision-making, and experimenting with your options, all this in a safe space, supported by experienced instructors and in a community in which you support eachother to take the first steps on your journey to rebuild. More specifically

# Understand how you can enter the startup world. Mindset shift and Adaptive Way sessions to develop your inner capacity to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
#Fun improv exercises to surface any vulnerabilities and how to accept and work with those to thrive.
# Concept and prototype generation with Design Thinking methodologies to draft your ideal life options and test your hypotheses.
# Weekly LIVE Workshops with insights into the new and most important ways of running profitable businesses, inherently human and inclusive. 
# Adaptive Way Toolkit Tutorials (a series of videos and worksheets you can do offline and practice with your sparring partner to explore your own personal and professional challenges and then taking the first steps to reinvent yourself)
# 1:1 3xhrs Mentorship offline.
# Upon successful completion of this program you will be eligible to join our Startup University programs.
# Copy of Graham Boyd and Jack Reardon’s book "Rebuild: the Economy, Leadership, and You - A toolkit for builders of a better world."

This program is right for you if:

You’ve devoted a good part of your life to your work but now feel that you are ready to pivot. Perhaps even to start something new, to allow yourself to invest some time for the most important of all design projects: your life. You have been longing to do something that will fully express who you are, your beliefs and values through your work, and to do things that give you meaning and energy. Whatever your roles in society and the economy have been up until now, whether staff, executive, family, friend, or even already a Founder; the Evoluter’s Mid-Career programs are designed to support you through this journey and help you to work with all of your current opportunities and setbacks, strengths and vulnerabilities. It is for people who are interested in doing something to create a future for the planet, and realise that creating the future is a bigger challenge than you were brought up to deal with. This 5 week virtual lab for mid-career professionals is designed to help you maximise your time,  money,  energy and relationships to become the person your future needs you to be.

You will really benefit from this program as a bridge to our Startup University programs if you already have a business idea, if you know you want to transition into the startup world, and if you are exploring, asking yourself “who am I, what should I do, and how should I do it”.

5 x 3-hour LIVE facilitated sessions + online training materials spread over 5 weeks. 
Start dates: Monday, 4th October, 2021
(Or sign up for our next course on Monday, 15th November, 2021 here:

NB: This course can be spread over a 5 week period or a 5 day (1 week) period. Let us know when you sign up, which option you'd prefer!

Program modules:


1. Session: Introduction into the realities of startups and why your transition into entrepreneurship begins with your adaptive capacity to build new and inherently human and regenerative businesses.
2. Session: Understanding your personal energy profile as well as the difference between your technical challenges vs your adaptive challenges. Shifts in perspectives and the improvisational mindset.
3. Session: Concept and prototype generation with Design Thinking methodologies to draft your ideal life options and test your hypotheses. Learn how to turn you Complaints into Commitments.
4. Session: Learn different Adaptive Way patterns and Improvisational behaviour coaching methodologies, as a way to identify your aspirations and the vulnerabilities you protect.
5. Session: Are you ready to take your passion project forward? Join a team/ startup within the Startup University or apply to the University's programmes, get matched with a validated idea or co-founder and start your journey to becoming a fully regenerative, inherently human, multi-stakeholder/ multi-capital FairShares Commons Company.

This virtual lab is jam-packed with tools, peer to peer sparring, accountability, and community you need to grow yourself and your business and be successful in the way you do it - with your uniqueness.

750 GBP for all 5 sessions + online training materials + 3hours 1:1 mentorship

How it works
Our group will meet online on dates and times agreed beforehand and convenient to the members of the group. You are part of a safe and small group of people, with whom to share your journey of discovery and creation.

Register today to express your interest; as soon as we have 10 people registered we will begin scheduling the program.

This is a special version of Evoluter Startup program.

Your facilitators are:
Marie-Nicole Schuster: (Evolutesix partner and Mid career co-lead)
Mum of a spirited 5 year old, and Co-Founder of Grey Sphere, a neuroscience-based leadership consultancy. Marie has over 15 years of people development experience, having worked with leaders and teams in NGO’s, Shipping, Pharma and Telecoms across the MENA region.
She is committed to developing and supporting mums from all walks of life, both personally and professionally, to create the life they want; whether they’re in their first, second or third acts.

Stephanie Bouju: (Evolutesix partner and Mumpreneur co-lead)
Mum of two energetic young boys, Senior Enterprise Risk Manager in the financial industry, with decades of experience on both hard and soft sides of the finance, engineering and NGO sectors. Early practitioner of Evolutesix Adaptive Way.
Stephanie’s passion stems from her deep belief that all people have the potential to positively contribute to the betterment of their communities, especially once we broaden the definition and reward systems of value.

Graham Boyd: (Evolutesix founder)
Graham's primary role is integrating the uniqueness of each component and group into the whole ecosystem, in a way that keeps all of the valuable uniqueness and the common oneness.
He has worked as a CEO, serial entrepreneur, former Manager Research and Development (P&G) and particle physicist. Graham applies the expertise gathered across these three careers to innovate and transform business systems so as to create antifragile, regenerative businesses, in place of our fragile, crisis-creating economy.
He now incubates regenerative startup ecosystems, having gained 15 years experience in adaptive organisation and adaptive leadership practice; Graham is starting a seed stage investment fund for ecosystems of regenerative startups using his methodology. He also consults to multinationals and startups on harnessing conflict to drive their own regeneration. https://graham-boyd.biz/


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