Mike Lowe is the founder ofDiscover the Other
, a management consultancy firm specialising in raising levels to trust to create high performing teams and reduce conflict.
Mike has 20 years international experience leading trustbuilding workshops and courses with politicians, police, former combatants, multicultural and ethnic organisations.
During much of the 1990s Mike was running leadership training programmes to help create trust and integrity in the former Soviet Union, including work with the Ukrainian Parliament, youth parliaments, universities and civil society organisations. Responsibility for running the programme was handed over to people in the region and Foundations for Freedom still exists as an international non-governmental organisation based in Ukraine.
Since moving to Melbourne, Australia, in 2002, he has worked with police and former militia leaders in Solomon Islands on programmes to build trust and reconciliation after the conflict there. He also established Discover the Other as a programme to help people from different cultures engage with difference in a constructive way, working with the Islamic Council of Victoria, interfaith groups and local councils. This led to the creation of Discover the Other as a consulting, training and mentoring service, focusing on how to create and sustain trust within and between organisations and individuals. He has run workshops on trust for Organisational Development Australia, the Melbourne Change Management Professionals Network, Eastern Health, and has mentored many business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Mike is an accredited HuTrust® consultant, Talent Dynamics performance consultant, an accredited mentor for the Enhancing Their Gifts System™. He has wide experience facilitating groups using Open Space Technology and World Cafe.
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