In dance the soul frees the body from mind
About Daniel Ludevig
Daniel Ludevig specializes in embodiment facilitation.
His expertise lies in facilitating deep conversations for organizations and systems using a cutting-edge embodiment and creativity approach to address transformational change around culture, communication and strategy.
Daniel lives in Berlin and works with clients internationally. Daniel brings together insights from the systemic change “Theory U” and his own movement methodology to support organizations through the discovery of their collective wisdom and how to produce sustainable results. His teachings and facilitations emphasize change transformation through topics like deep listening, leading and following, mindfulness and awareness, innovation, creativity and system dynamics. He also stands at the forefront of the “applied-arts in business” field by balancing left-brain business consulting with right-brain embodied technology. As such he works with companies and conferences worldwide addressing difficult communication, conflict-resolution, leadership development and culture transformation by partnering CEO’s, top-management and employees and integrating profound wisdom from dance, movement, sculpture building and other art forms.
Daniel’s skillfulness is evident in his deeply provocative questions as well as his capacity to listen to the greatest potential and wisdom of his clients and their organizations. His own involvement with the arts (a classical pianist and professional swing dancer) along with his degrees in psychology and economics provide him with a range of practices, principles and methods with which he co-creates and accompanies his clients’ learning journeys. He is a member of the AACORN network and certified in Barrett Values Assessment and Hogan Assessment tools. He has also completed study of Advanced Social Presencing Theater under the auspices of Arawana Hayashi from MIT’s Presencing Institute.
Daniel is a performer/keynote-speaker and author of his most recent academic paper exploring the power of embodied knowledge in unlocking business potential.
Daniel is a most beautiful, inspiring human being and will take you to undreamt of heights with his immense insight and understanding of movement
Scilla Elworthy, three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and author of her latest book ‘Pioneering the Possible’
Daniel Ludevig applies dance and embodiment exercises to help leaders and managers access their natural aliveness so they can relate in more conscious, authentic ways. This enables them to be more receptive and responsive to change and helps improve creativity, problem solving, morale, sense of purpose, cooperation, innovation and resilience throughout the organization.
Giles Hutchins Change Agent, Speaker & Author of ‘The Nature of Business’ and ‘The Illusion of Separation
It is amazing to experience how the felt body language of movement and posture can effectively communicate important things that escape our verbal capacity. Fascinating how leading from innate body expression allows a more holistic communication to “speak” from the body-mind of the whole person.
NancyAnn Stealey, Come To Your Senses- Holistic Wellness Consulting
I spend a lot of time in my head. This practical, thoughtful and artful workshop helped me to reconnect with my body and it’s wisdom. Very powerful – thank you!
Erica Sosna, Careers Expert and Author of Your Life Plan (www.ericasosna.com)
The workshop was a great introduction to Social Presencing Theater based around the work of Otto Scharmer – exactly what I was looking for. Good combination of theory, group discussion and embodied practice. Daniel embodies his passion for the work and cares deeply for the group process.
Joolz Lewis, Enlightened Business Ltd.
Daniel has a great and very inclusive facilitation style that made the two days engaging, interesting and too short in the end. The topic of Social Presencing Theatre is absolutely valid for any human being wanting to explore what other intelligences besides our mind are a great resource to our lives.
Angela Zinser, Founder and Director, The People Network
Daniel Ludevig did an amazing job in facilitating and leading the workshop. He managed to get the balance right between theory and practice and let us experience what potential this practice has in the business world. I will definitely continue exploring the techniques he showed us.
Steffen Stäuber Founder & CEO Create Meaning
Through his work, Daniel cultivates a truly generative facilitation style, that goes beyond sharing methods and philosophies. He is walking the talk of embodied wisdom and love and compassion for human kind.
Manuela Bosch, Change Facilitator, Vanilla Way
Super workshop. Great and useful content, expertly delivered. Daniel has passion and competence combined, something not seen in every trainer.
Mark Young, Rationale Games
The Mindful and Embodied Human is a great workshop for people who are looking for new impulses on how to be more present in our bodies as individual or groups as well as to make dynamics in groups visible in a playful way.
Christian Coors, Facilitator and Trainer
Daniel Ludevig offered his two-hour workshop “Dancing with Management” during our “20 Years MBA Homecoming Event” in November 2012. One of our students commented: “In the workshop, we got some great perspectives on how to break down barriers to communication in the workplace. Daniel used dance as a metaphor for leading and following, where both aspects are crucial in making a team or project gel. If you don’t leave your partner space to develop their own style, the result will only be half of what it could be. We learned how to be more receptive and how giving up a little control can make you a much better leader.” Students and alumni also found a perfect setting to get into networking and, following the motto of our event “Inspiration & Celebration”, we thank Daniel for this truly inspirational workshop!
Prof. Dr. Matthias Tomenendal Director IMB Institute of Management Berlin at the Berlin School of Economics and Law
The impact and feedback of this workshop was immediate and obvious, allowing each person the opportunity to modify, improve or redirect the messages to their partners. These workshops should be openly embraced by any firm looking to increase the well-being and relations of its employees as part of a larger initiative toward company growth and business development.
Sue Cheshire Founder and MD Global Leaders Academy
For me, in the space that I was in Daniel’s masterclass was one of my favorites. It was just what I needed. In fact I have since then been fantasizing about doing one of Daniel’s workshops. I really would love to do more dance. I feel it to be a great place for me to remember that I am free, to let go of any image of myself, something I can’t learn so fully until I jump into it. As to my age group I think it would also be great. That’s what we should be taught in schools; how to let go, communicate, express. And a part of me doesn’t want it to be separate. Let’s just have a group of humans, not ages. Let’s have all of it. My internal journey of living alive has brought me to a realization that I want to introduce into my life more expression through movement, voice and spontaneity. So when I was handed that opportunity through Daniel’s masterclass it was a delight. It reminded me to release, let go and relax into my body. I remembered to embody the flow of the moment and keep my mind open to communicating with other people around me with presence and awareness.
Flora Kaye, 16 years old
The movement expressions, exercises and routines highlighted the power of clear, cooperative and congruent messages between leader and follower. It was amazing to see how much the group learned while also having loads of fun and finishing off the day on an even higher level of energy than when we began.
Kent Allen, Director Global Leaders Academy
A wonderful workshop with true leadership and communication shown elegantly! Incredible, energizing and uplifting!
Claire Taylor, Director The Glass Slipper Partnership Ltd.
Enlightened companies looking to create more harmony and efficiency in the workplace will recognize the value of what Daniel has to offer.
Stuart Levin, MOVE advisor and supporter
I truly believe that the integration of dance and movement in the workplace will produce a stronger, more cohesive group, energy and productivity as a result.
Beth Canuel, Manager of Avalon Ballroom Dance Studio