Drs. Alain B. Volz M.Sc. (1969) – founder and director of ATMA – has studied Business Administration and Organisational Psychology in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
I started my career with Royal Dutch Ahold and have worked with IPMMC and TC&O. For 10 years – between 1996 and 2006 – I have been working with Twynstra Gudde Consultants and Managers as senior consultant Human Talent & Change Management. I am co-founder of the Center for Human Emergence in the Netherlands (CHE-NL). For 5 years – 2006-1011 I have held management positions within CHE-NL as a former member of the CHE alignment circle and as founding director of CHE School of Synnervation During that period Iwas a synnervator with CHE Synnervation
Currently I hold the position of partner with the RnR Group in Maarn, the Netherlands. RnR Group is a collective of senior entrepreneurs who collaborate with their clients on complex issues concerning sustainable development of people, organisations and the community as a whole. Development of public space and city development are two key areas where we contribute towards new forms of collaboration that include and transcend the current ones. Public, Private, Personal Partnerships is a matter of both the exterial as the interial. In my work I focus on alignment between the interial and the external.
Sources of inspiration are holistic worldviews as the Integral Theory (Ken Wilber); Spiral Dynamics integral ( Don Beck); Theory U (Otto Scharmer, Peter Senge); Chaordic Design (Dee Hock); Holacracy (Robertson) and the Corporate Lyfecycle theory (Adizes) Amongst other practices I work with the Art of Hosting principles (Paludan-Moller); Worldcafe (Brown & Isaacs); Appreciative Inquiry (Cooperryder) Open-Space technology (Owen) and Cultural Transformation Tools (Barrett).
I am a spiritual practitioner, but do not have a particular traditional practice I follow. I have had Buddhist teachings in the Mahayan tradition in Bodhgaya and I am connected with the ALIA institute that has it origins in Shambhala Buddhism. I have had Hindu teachings based on the advaita and upanishads in India and am a certified teacher of the Oneness University. I have had Sufi teachings in Indonesia and got married at the Sufi temple in Katwijk, the Netherlands and I come from a Jewish family. I studied the Bible, the Koran and other religious writings and consider myself an Integral practitioner. For bodywork I use Taoist practices, I have been trained in Chi-Kung in the Shaolin tradition and I love the Uzazu work by Dylan Newcomb.
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Despite all this information above that might appear to bring a large amount of complexity I am living a simple and modest life. From there I try to contribute to development of humanity through development of myself and through my work. My experience is that the more complexity we can hold, the more simple the solutions will become.