Reflection 3


I attended the Q5 programme and found it hugely motivating to identify ways where I could make an impact for positive change in the world.

We explored many of today’s urgent social and ecological problems and how these are connected. The framework that was presented and discussed in our small learning groups gave us a new understanding of the dynamics underpinning the complex issues of our time and the implications for individuals and organisations alike.

Since participating in the programme I’ve been motivated to read many of the books referenced during the conversations and to push forward a large environmental programme at my current employer, a software multinational based in California.

There is a huge need for people like Paula and David to be given every opportunity to influence decision makers in Irish society. They embody the very definition of social entrepreneurship as key agents of change and creators of social value that enriches society.


Reflection 1
on embracing the chaos of change

Reflection 2
on the transforming effects of a systems perspective

Reflection 3
inspired to attempt big change

Reflection 4
the systems ‘lens’ - a breath of fresh air

Reflection 5
the relief and challenge of working systemically

Reflection 6
on creating internal cohesion on a large scale

Reflection 7
on learning from different perspectives

Reflection 8
from ‘fixing what's broken’ to ‘listening to patterns’

Reflection 9
confirmed and inspired by our own work

Reflection 10
really facing up to the challenge of change

changing the way
you change