Building a Human-First Future at Work
We partner with leaders in socially-conscious organizations and associations who want to increase their collective impact in innovative ways by leveraging the power of human connection.
“In short, the colleges would not be where they are today, and we would not be where we are today in this initiative, without the help of your dedicated team. On behalf of Achieving the Dream, we thank you for your work and expertise.”
— Cindy Lenhart, Achieving the Dream
Our Mission is to grow humanity’s capacity to make a bigger difference, together. We tailor our tried-and-true approaches to your mission and organization to create fit-for-purpose solutions that help you achieve results that matter.
Who We Are
Woman-owned and woman-led since 1998, we are a community of experienced professionals bound together by the belief that solving today’s most pressing challenges requires a different way of listening, new leadership capabilities, and a commitment to co-creative solutions over conflict. Whether we partner with you on a point-in-time event or over many years you can count on us to help you re- imagine what is possible and to build the way there, together.
Amplify Your Impact
We help leaders come together across differences, sectors, and organizations to make a bigger difference together. Our boutique consulting, coaching and facilitation services can take your team to the next level. Our unique gatherings unlock stuck patterns to achieve breakthrough results. Our media products and partners can help you find your voice, and showcase your story to a bigger audience.
Grow Your People
Organizations don’t grow or change, the people in them do. Our learning platform is tailored to engage, inspire, and foster personal growth and transformation so that you can reach your goals. Our programs are based on best practices of whole-person learning. Our products help you make a bigger difference faster, while having fun along the way. Our immersive experiences take you out of your day-to-day to inspire lasting change.
Be Human, First
The world is changing rapidly all around us and the future of work is already here. Global, distributed, data-driven, and high-tech, it also demands more careful listening, compassion, and empathy than ever before. We are building a future where our human-ness is our most powerful asset. We have a big vision and know that getting there will require new mindsets, imaginative partnerships, and a pioneering spirit.
From the Blog
In 2020, Integrated Work began to explore what it would mean to move into a self-management structure. We evolved from using Holacracy to a human-first model we call KOAN: a kind, open, adaptive network. Navigating this shift from a more traditional hierarchy to self-management required a lot of courage, candid conversations, flexibility, and time from each team member. In May 2021, we officially adopted our KOAN constitution describing how we work together and what we value. At our September 2021 staff retreat, our first in-person time together since that adoption, (don’t worry, we were all vaccinated and masked), we lived into our KOAN principles in how we behaved together and in the way we designed the time we shared.
In this article, one of our team members explores how The Center for Nature and Leadership (CNL) program, Easing Back to Life, and her experience connecting to nature provided a great opportunity to be intentional about pandemic reemergence and created time to consider what parts of a reimagined life would be valuable to carry forward.