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Full name

Erik Talboom

Job Coach
email erik [at] co-learning [dot] be
Skypeid talboomerik
Company Co-Learning
City (Country) Affligem
Time 45'
Type of Conference Workshop / 40 attendees
Level Everybody

Communication awareness through the Axen rose model


Hi, I am Erik and I am a human being. This immediately defines my biggest passion in life: humans and what it means to be human. I love challenging people's current situation, their professional and/or personal status quo. Co-Learning how we can all improve our way of collaborating and working, while having fun at the same time. That is my second passion in life: playing. I play board games, roleplaying games and computer games and I am continuously looking for ways to use these concepts in my professional life as well. Because play does not mean silly, it means fun and motivating. My professional life is centered around my passion for people and play. I mostly work as coach, both agile and lean as well as technical coach for software craftsmanship and personal coach for deeper psychological understanding. Next to that I try to be the game master as much as possible while facilitating meetings, stimulating collaboration and helping to channel creative energy.


Communication is key in any kind of collaboration, and yet we see so many people struggling with it. Why is it so hard to get the right message across? Why do people I talk to not want to move in the same direction as I do? Did you ever have the feeling you are going in circles and not getting to any kind of agreement? Then we might be able to help you learn something about the way you communicate to others and what reactions this might cause. Making work agreements explicit and visual. Being able to create a visual model for your delegation, your expectations and the vision you are working towards are really powerful tools to help improve the way you work. Let’s combine them and experience the power of the Axen rose model to help us create awareness about the way we communicate and how we could practice different styles of sending out our messages.

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