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When we know how to collaborate, truly collaborate what we can achieve as a team becomes infinite.

This goes beyond knowing understanding each other, how to listen to each other, how to connect, and how to communicate – these are just some very necessary aspects of teamwork – but a real team is one with a common goal, where each person is connected to their purpose.

In organisational talk, this would be called Value Based Collaboration. It is what allows us to put our hearts in to what we do and achieve amazing things. Together.

It sounds simple, and yet it is complex. Because it assumes that everyone takes a look inside of themselves!

This way of thinking has been the foundation of my work and of various different brands and projects that I think of as my world.

Take a look around. What you see here you won’t find anywhere else! And if something inspires you, do get in touch.

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Transformation For Leaders

Are you a CEO or manager? Then you know you have to continually develop to be the best leader you can be. I would like to welcome you to experience a life-changing moment. Join me at my leadership retreat centre in the village of Abéné in Senegal, West Africa.

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ABÉNÉ

Lighting Up Lives

Abéné is the last undeveloped village on the coast of Senegal.
Only 20% of the village has electricity. How can 700 kids learn in a darkened schoolroom?
My dream is to create a model village of sustainability built on the pillars of health, education, employment, cultural exchange and solar energy.

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SPEAKING & MORE

Inspiring Heart in Your Workplace

How do you want people to feel when they leave your event?
How about that they have connected their purpose to their performance? Found their rhythm, harmony and connection with all in the room.
I’m a speaker who uses more than words. I use breath, space, body and music. And sometimes the odd surprise.

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SEWA BEATS

Beat Your Success

Where did you take your team for their last team-building? Up a mountain? To a stylish restaurant?
Next time, allow them to experience the sounds, rhythms and wisdom of Africa through a Sewa Beats workshop. Right there in the conference room – without the expensive plane tickets.

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DO YOU SPEAK DJEMBE?

A Happy Marriage of Cultures

The conference version of my critically acclaimed stage show.
Bringing two cultures – or two businesses – together is never easy. But when we embrace differences positively and combine our expertise, we create amazing collaboration.
A Do You Speak Djembe? conference for your organisation creates harmony.

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PRAISE

I have known and worked with Doug for more than a decade now and over the years I have seen his approach, methodology and leadership skills flourish. Each year when he comes to work with the Global Leadership Fellows here at the World Economic Forum his sessions evolve as he evolves and he clearly imparts and his own personal learning to the participants. He has gone from simply wanting to share his passion for Africa and the djembe drum, to a consultant and social entrepreneur, and today he is dedicating his life to the discovery of what leadership is all about.

ESSOR GILBERT PROBST
Former Managing Director and Dean, World Economic Forum

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