Joana holds a PhD in cultural anthropology, is a social entrepreneur and author of numerous books. She is co-founder of betterplace.org and founder of the betterplace lab. Over the last 8 years, she has experimented with distributed leadership and radical self-organisation and is deeply interested in the inner competencies needed for the current paradigm shift. As an advisor and investor, she supports many digital-social innovations, such as the ReDi School, DeepL or The Next We.
– What does inner wellbeing mean to you?
To balance my basic needs between belonging and becoming and to be able to hold the inevitable inner tensions that arise in life.
– How would you define wellbeing in one word?
Meditation, self-reflections, sharings
– Why is it important that we prioritise individual and collective wellbeing?
Because the deep crisis we find ourselves in – individually, as societies and nature – can only be transcended if we include more of reality, especially the subjective, inner side of the world.
– Do you have any favourite books, podcasts, or articles that you believe support, promote, or educate on wellbeing and related themes?
My own podcast , Iain McGilchrist: https://channelmcgilchrist.com/and free Wellbeing online courses by betterplace lab.