Collaborative Painting

Do you lead a diverse team, organization or community? Would you like to unite it? Do you feel one or two people within the group aren't being recognized? Would you like to unleash the group's creativity and potential for innovation? 


If you answered yes to any of these questions, creating a Collaborative Painting will help.

Great art communicates without the need for words. It transcends silos, culture, religion, borders and upbringing, because it communicates directly from one person’s spirit to another. When we trust ourselves, our spirit, our soul, and are present to each moment as it arises, we can create extraordinary, powerful art. This is what every great artist from Michelangelo to Jackson Pollock has done.

The same is true for any act of creation - whether it be a project, initiative or new company. The secret is to get out of our head and tap into our unconscious mind. Collaborative art takes this energy to a whole other level as it taps into the Collective Unconscious. It enables everyone to contribute to something greater than themselves. Everyone can see their own contribution and everyone else’s. Most importantly they can be recognized for it.

We use Collaborative Paintings to visualize a Collective Purpose. In a Collaborative Painting workshop, Alexander will help you to:

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    Visualize your Collective Purpose;

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    Develop a sense of unity;

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    Resolve differences;

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    Unleash creativity;

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    Ensure everyone is seen;

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    Reduce stress;

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    Have fun.

I have painted in extreme locations all over the world to explore what it takes to be creative everywhere - a blizzard in The Alps, a tropical storm in The Caribbean and gale-force winds in The Far East. My artwork has been exhibited in Google in Washington DC and in Tesla in Geneva, Switzerland. These experiences have helped me to understand where creativity comes from, how to unleash it in myself and how to help others get into flow. I use the insights to help entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, their teams and organizations to:

  1. Articulate a Purpose that reconnects them to something greater;
  2. Develop a value proposition, business model and roadmap to bring this purpose to life and generate wealth;
  3. Identify and remove the barriers that stop them from doing this.

In 2018, I published my first book, #Balance, to explain these insights and help leaders, teams and organizations place purpose at the heart of everything they do. In 2019, I will co-launch a book, called Legacy with 52 other entrepreneurs, which explains how business can become the driving force to realize the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Alex Inchbald: Extreme Artist and Creative Mentor
Alex Inchbald: Extreme Artist and Creation Mentor

Six Main Benefits

  • Visualize Purpose

  • Enhance unity

  • Unleash creativity

  • Increase recognition

  • Build teamwork

  • Accelerate impact

Everyone is an artist

Our experiences have demonstrated that everyone is an artist and everyone’s art is different - your art could be working with numbers or systems or communities or ideas.

It is the combination of these different ways of creating that leads to the greatest breakthroughs. Diversity can either lead to breakthroughs or breakdowns. My experience painting in extreme places all over the world has led me to conclude breakthroughs occur when we hold these opposing forces in balance without trying to suppress one or favour another.

These opposing forces can be the wind, the snow, the rain or the sun as it is when I paint. Or they could also be in the environment - political or economic changes - or they could be in another department or another team member within the company … wherever they appear to be, ultimately these opposing forces just mirror different aspects of ourselves.

What we will cover

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    Access the Collective Unconscious

    Over the last few year, we have helped dozens of teams, just like your’s, to create collaborative artwork, all over the world. We take care of everything - purchasing the canvas, the paints, the sheets to protect the venue and the overalls, gloves and booties to protect your clothes, hands and shoes, and setting everything up beforehand. This allows you and your team to focus on creating rather than logistics. Then, we take you on a journey to access your unconscious mind before you actually start painting.

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    Guiding the process

    Then, we guide you during the act of creation. We ensure everyone contributes, everyone is seen and we encourage you to try different techniques, to explore what can happen.

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    Debrief process

    And finally, we debrief the process. This is the most powerful part of the session. We guide you to put words to an experience that is hard to express. We help you to relate what you have created back to your Collective Purpose and understand the implications for how the team works together. And, we intentionally leave some things unsaid. We allow your unconscious mind to continue processing that information so the process continues long after we have left. And then finally, we advise what you need to do in order to look after and eventually hang the artowrk. “With Alexander’s guidance, I had my team work on finding their life’s purpose, sharing them with one another was one of the most meaningful team exercises I have ever done, it allowed us to understand each other’s passions and unite our energy to create a new team purpose that everyone sees themselves in. Now people respect one another more, bring their best selves to work, and are determined to reach our full potential to make our company a force for good.”

These tools helped me to transform my life... moving from Director of one communications agency to CEO of another.

Mark Harrison, CEO, CheethamBell JWT

"Alex had one mission, to help our team become the change engine for Samsung. Not an easy task. He stripped back the team to understand ourselves on a 1:1 personal level using the tools contained within #Balance to unearth our strengths and ultimately our Life’s Purpose. From that he brought our team together and created an understanding on the teams’ collective strengths and how we complemented each other and the potential we have if we worked together leveraging each others’ strengths. We finally then created a team vision and purpose that was born out of our strengths and what we believe the future could hold."

Michelle Crossan-Matos, Vice President, Interim Chief Marketing Officer, , Samsung Electronics North America

Alex delivers solid and near-immediate results that can enable breakthroughs- for organizations but also individuals fortunate enough to spend time with him. He inspires with authenticity and challenges by example. His body of work is rapidly becoming a new way of thinking that I believe could transform at scale the way we approach, and leverage creativity, innovation, and relationships.

Joseph Leenhouts-Martin, Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health

With Alex’s guidance, I had my team work on finding their life’s purpose, sharing them with one another was one of the most meaningful team exercises I have ever done, it allowed us to understand each other’s passions and unite our energy to create a new team purpose that everyone sees themselves in.

Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability Officer, HP Inc.

"Many people are facing a crisis of purpose. They’re seeking new ways to leave a meaningful and conscious legacy. Alexander explores the traps that individuals and the businesses they create, can fall into -- and ways to consciously step-up the game through increased inner awareness and a conscious effort to balance inner life with outer actions."

Debra Moffitt, Owner of Divinely Inspired Living Media and award-winning author of, Awake in the World and Garden of Bliss

Who this session is for

This program is for teams, organizations and  who feel called to make a difference in their world. It is for tomorrow’s leaders, for everyone who wants to free themselves and realize their full potential.


Please book a call to discuss your exact needs and we will explore how we can help.

Includes introduction to the Inner | Outer Game Model

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