Hey there 👋, I’m Daryl

I live in the leafy-green suburbs in the North-East of Melbourne, Australia with my wife Donna and our two adult daughters. I occasionally cycle 🚴‍♂️, I grow veggies 🥬, and I’m a committed practitioner of Zen meditation 🧘.

I’m fascinated by the relationship between people and place and believe the best way to find out a bit more about me, is to understand where I’m from.

I also have a page that describes where I’m at right now—what I’m focused on, and what I’m not.

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About this blog

I have many interests, but a common theme here on my blog is my search for wiser ways of living and working together.

Traditional hierarchical, command and control management, which we are so used to in our organisations, is a poor way of organizing human work. It’s a waste of energy and creativity. Instead we need to imagine workplaces where people can thrive and show up fully as human beings. We need to discover better ways of working so that we can turn human potential into reality in our workplaces.

As David Whyte so eloquently puts it:

With a little more care, a little more courage, and, above all, a little more soul, our lives can be so easily discovered and celebrated in work, and not, as now, squandered and lost in its shadow.

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About my work

My work is creating the conditions for conversations that matter and wise action that brings about change. I’m a member of Campfire Co-op – a group of facilitators, hosts, consultants, guides, practitioners and curious learners in ways of working that transform the impact we have on the world. The foundations of this work are deeply embedded in the practices and principles of the Art of Hosting (Participatory Leadership). I’m also hired as a coach for people who are seeking a better understanding of themselves and to help them make positive changes.

Please get in touch to learn more.