brings 18 years of experience in organizational development, from grass root-organizations in rural Africa to ministries and UN organizations in various countries. She spent 3 years in the midst of a civil war between South Sudan and Northern Uganda, researching which resources and coping strategies sustain us, in stressful situations. Since then, she values systemic approaches that activate body-, heart- & mind-intelligence alike. Trained by cutting-edge teachers in Embodied Leadership and -Facilitation, she is currently working in Leadership Development for the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ). With an academic background in Designing Learning-processes and Organizational Psychology, she is a passionate specialist in creating environments for personal evolution and organizational transformation. Also as Movement Medicine teacher, she works from a deep understanding of the inner work and its power as well as a strong systemic background.
Milly has been a facilitator, consultant and leadership coach in both corporate business and charities for over twenty years. She has run her own partnership consultancy, Creative Edge, for 15 years. Clients include Oxford University Press, Easyjet, UniCredit Bank, Oxfam and Tearfund. She has a theatre and psychotherapeutic background, doing an MA in Dramatherapy in 1997. She is a certificated systemic leadership coach. Milly is also a trustee of a peace activist charity called ‘Spirit of Peace,’ that works both with peacemakers in Israel/ Palestine and developing cross-cultural dialogue throughout the U.K.
She has supported many organisations and charities through systemic cultural change. For example:Oxford University Press: Milly has been working for Oxford University Press for over nine years now. She has done leadership development courses for them, looking particularly at managing pressure through a time of organisational change. Milly has been co-facilitating on Woman in Leadership Programmes, particularly in the city for large FTSE 100 companies.
Is a strategist, facilitator and coach for Collaborative Innovation Processes, Leadership Development, Conflict Transformation and Multistakeholder Engagement. Over the past 15 years, she has worked with political parties, NGOs, Foundations, the European Commission, Cities and Civil Movements in Europe, Afghanistan, India and Israel/Palestine. She is also a co-founder and creative director of “MADE IN afghanistan”, a social enterprise contributing to a strong, empowered and peaceful future of Afghanistan.
Is the Executive Director of Holy Land Trust. At a young age Sami was influenced by the teaching of his uncle Mubarak Awad, the Palestinian activist who promoted nonviolent resistance to the occupation during the first Intifada (popular uprising) and was arrested and deported by the Israeli government for his peaceful / nonviolent activities. Through working with Mubarak, Sami was introduced to great leaders and visionaries of the global nonviolence movement; from Jesus to Gandhi to King.
Sami has engaged himself locally and globally promoting and engaging in nonviolence, healing and transformation. Holy Land Trust is committed to supporting, training and developing NVC in the Holy Land.