Daniel Ludevig is a facilitator and coach with a passion for impactful transformation in business. Born in New York and currently living in Berlin, Daniel Ludevig founded MOVE Leadership in 2010. Before starting his consultancy he studied psychology and economics in Boston and worked for several organizations. Along the way he gained inspiration from a variety of sources: his work with post-genocide communities in Cambodia taught him the power of the arts in facilitating difficult conversations; when running a hotel in Morocco he experimented with multi-disciplinary methods for developing presence and connection; as a professional ballroom & swing dancer he cultivated an understanding of leader- and followership; and his work as a facilitator with MIT’s Presencing Institute, Theory U, Social Presencing Theater and a handful of mentors demonstrated the value of systemic thinking, mindfulness, masterful facilitation and innovation.
Working in both English and German, Daniel’s work pushes the thinking boundaries of his clients and has them connecting in ways unlike any they’ve experienced before. Their mindsets and behaviors shift with notable increases in integrity, coherence and resilience. Through their discoveries, leaders and organizations working with Daniel experience better decision making as well as greater well-being, creativity, presence and impact.
The best learning is through experiences. MOVE designs experiential learning journey's that produce new understanding, honest engagement, embodied learning and lots of fun. The outcomes are as powerful as they are sustainable! By accessing the curiosity of the mind, the compassion of the heart and the courage of the body we start excelling in areas where we are currently struggling. Too often however, we miss opportunities in areas like innovation, strategy, leadership and communication because we aren’t fully engaging all of our intelligences.
Studies show that the use of artistic, experiential and embodied methods increase creativity, innovation, collaboration and transferability of learning. Additionally, research confirms that the heart and gut actually possess “brain neurons”: 40 million and 100 million, respectively. The electromagnetic field radiating from the heart is 8 times larger than that from the brain, and there are about 20 times more neural pathways connecting the gut to the brain than the other way around! These second and third brains affect awareness, emotions, perception and cognitive intelligence but most of us credit all of that to the brain in our heads. Albert Einstein said, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Let’s find, unpack and make the most of that gift together!