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TATW 2023

The event

Welcome to the Teal Land, now it is time to start thinking about your personal adventure at the conference!


As we are entering the jungle, where endless paths of possibilities might be challenging to choose from, Toni and Kai thought about some guidance for you. 

There are different kinds of footprints, which can help you to find the treasures and places most valuable in your current personal Teal journey.

Look out for the footprints which the story tellers are tagged with, so you can follow the trail or make a mix to individually shape your path based on your needs and curiosity.


Which trail should I follow?

Let’s start with a little reflection …

  • Where are you personally on your Teal Journey?

  • Where is your client/organization/business on their Teal Journey? 

  • Which trail will help you get to the next stage of your journey?


We offer four different trails, connecting those who might currently face similar challenges and share interest in similar topics of storytelling.


We also welcome free spirited adventurers who don’t want to follow any specific trail and create their own map for this journey.


 The jungle is fully yours to be explored!


Starting a new business is a great adventure with possibly a smaller team, high motivation and facing a lot of uncertainty every day. Quick reactions, fast movements and daring to make big jumps without a safety net might be your daily reality. Looking at the depth of experience in your teal practice we recommend the two footprints to follow:

The lemur with its incredible curiosity and their skilful movements between the branches will guide our start up adventurers who are at the beginning of their teal journey and are eager to learn more about the concept and initial challenges ahead.


The woodfrog with its high residency for cold weather and his fast long-range movements will guide our start up adventurers with experience in Teal practice, looking for the next level to reach and facing new challenges.

Established organizations

Your organization is well established in the market and many people work in different teams, departments and levels to bring the organizational long term strategy to life. Sudden changes in the environment, economy or global politics might challenge established processes or traditional structures. Looking at how far your or your organization is on the path of a journey towards teal, here are the two foot prints we recommend for you:


The elephant with its strong social bond in big herds, moving and taking challenges together, will guide our adventurers of established organizations who are at the beginning of the journey to bring teal principles to their organizations.

The crow with its wisdom and inner compass in large flocks when moving in winter towards south, will guide our adventurers of established organizations who have a strong base and experience in Teal practice but looking for challenging thoughts even beyond Teal.

The Speakers

Come and Explore the makings of TATW2023!

Numerous speakers are excited to share their story of teal with you and to dive into meaningful conversations and exchange around their topics.

The good news is all slots have been filled. As we're wrapping up the last details we wanted to bring you behind the scenes of our Agenda. Watch this place for updates.

Keynote Speakers

Jos and Thijs de Blok

Humanity over Democracy

Keith Ferrazzi

Competing in the New World of Work

Frederic Laloux

Transitioning from Governance to Climate


Thijs de Blok

Sustainability and Leadership in Action

Erin Schrode

Sustainability and Leadership in Action

Eva McLellan

Sustainability and Leadership in Action


Caitlyn Kohler | Connie Cudnohowski | Dawn Bowens | Jacob Yeager

A Dose of Harmony - Guided Mindfulness Session & Dialogue

Jennie Johansson


Anna Teresa Kopacz

Bring Your Body to Work

Dean Williamson

Thinking in four spaces: Me - you - we - it

Maurice Jonquet van Brunschot


Jen Rice

Whole-Mind Leader

Henry Stewart

Liberating Structures



Tyler Williams

A Fungineer's Journey in Self Organization and Market Based Dynamics

Douglas Rauch

Tradies and Teal

Valeria Lopez

How a Self-Managing Company Evolved Its Governance & Structure

Simona Liguoro

Nespresso: a journey to introduce self-organization in a large organization.

Jochen Goeser

Zafer Djabri

Growing roses in the desert: seeding Teal practices in a large traditional organisation

Jonas Wolf

The Power (of self-managing) Communities

Thierry Muller

The Flower Power in the Digital Age

Doug Kirkpatrick

Greatness: The Final Frontier

Bryan Peters

Challenges observed in the DAOs and the seedlings of Teal and potential ways to nurture them?

Brooke Ozlem Erol

Resilience & Adaptability through Purpose

Daren Wilson

Managing Self-Managing Teams

Jessica Rauch

Tradies and Teal

Alex Barker

Re-humanise the system: pirates in healthcare

Lisa Gill

From politeness to partnership – a new level of collaboration

Zoltan Danko

Future-proof organization in the bank practice

Kevin Pojasek

The Enara Expedition - Teal inspiration at a growing biotech company

Yuji Yamada

New ways of work beyond cultural differences

Giovanna D'Alessio

Nespresso: a journey to introduce self-organization in a large organization.

Lenka Pincot

Innovation by Empowerment: When culture and technology get together

Kent Gregory

Cornfields & healthcare

Carol Ariyibi

Agile and I - a case study of an organization's journey

Alastair Steward

How a Self-Managing Company Evolved Its Governance & Structure

Yashika Makan-Valab

In the works

Stela Barcelos

Support, Inspire, Progress

Andreas Holmer

Rendanheyi at MAQE in Thailand

Susanne Palsten Buchardt

Real teal dots in the real orange world

Kelly Hall & Team

Evolution & Elevation: 4th Year in a Self-Organized Structure

Perry Timms

Teal Threads in the Tapestry of Work

Juliane Pilster

Empowerment instead of a training marathon: The slightly different transformation

Mauricio Campos Suarez

Finding purpose in 'The Purpose': Adult Development & sustainability

Patrick Fransen

How can entrepreneurs and investors create massive positive impact on society without compromising on their personal life or sacrificing the company's profitability?

Rebecca Roberts

Constructing Inner Stability for Outer Connectivity

Tom van der Lubbe

Self-organisation in times of crisis

Veit Bergendahl

Bottom up or top down?

Joachim Stempfle

The inner journey

Hanns-Christian Mahler

New Work – the relevance of Unlearning & Inner Work

Haluk can Hur

Why did I fire the boss?

Timm Urschinger

Turning Teal: Towards a compassionate understanding of others in the workplace

Erik Korsvik Oostergard

Real teal dots in the real orange world

Alex Sidorenko

Can Risk Management Be a Foundational Building Block for Teal Organizations?

Ted Rau

Once we make it to mainstream - what's next?

Patrycja Riera

Radical Inclusion

The Speakers
Keynote speakers


I would like to meet and connect with new people.
Will I have the opportunity?

Absolutely! We are a community connecting communities and we love making space for people to connect with each other. There will be several opportunities to do so.
We went crazy last year with a midnight apero with some of the storytellers... and it was amazing!
In our magical jungle there are lounge areas in the spatial chat, look around and explore and you might be surprised who you will bump into!


Which tools do I need to attend TATW?


We will be using ZOOM, MURAL and Spatial Chat. All three are free-of-
charge and 100% cloud based. We also recommend an open mind, curious heart, and passionate spirit!
You can download the app, if you would like to, but that won’t be necessary. If you do want to run zoom locally, we advise you to run the latest version!


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