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What We Do 

Online Courses

We'll show you how to create self-organising teams that are highly effective, collaborative and nourishing to work in. Learn at your own pace, join one of our guided programs, or learn with your team.

Coaching & Advice

We’re a thinking partner for your organisational challenges.
We can help you get unstuck and support you on your learning journey, one-on-one, or with your whole team.

Who We Are

Nati Lombardo
Born in Argentina, she travelled the world learning about community development through  permaculture and creative activism.

She helps groups to cultivate a nourishing collaborative culture through values-driven behavioural change and relationships of peer-to-peer support.
She is the cofounder of The Hum and  Member of the Enspiral network.
Rich Bartlett
He's enthusiastic about co-ownership, self-governance and building relationships of partnership instead of domination to create collaborative workplaces.
 
Cofounder of  The Hum and the Loomio coop, and Director of the Enspiral Foundation. 
 
He has a unique way of seeing patterns and speaking about complexity in simple words. 
Esra Tat
She is passionate about how humans collaborate and convinced that collective work creates good.

She has extensive experience working with NGOs and movements. She helps groups implement open governance and collaborative approaches.

Associate Director of Zero Waste Europe, Enspiral contributor, and Alumni OuiShare Connector.
He has worked with activists, educators, and entrepreneurs on the edge of change for over a decade. Originally a technologist Drew followed his passion for building cultures of belonging from the technical systems to the people systems within organisations.

A systemic problem solver, he loves to discover and work with power within groups to find harmony through system and cultural interventions.
Drew Hornbein
Gui Trevisan

She is curious about experimenting, rethinking and finding more joyful and meaningful ways to be and work together. 

She has been learning collaboration and co-creation throughout her life.
She co-founded The Village Free School; built and lived in multiple intentional co-living projects and permaculture based ecovillages around the world (including Gaia, in Argentina).

Our Clients

Resources

What people say about us

Irem Tumer

UNFPA

"The training was the perfect way to equip our team with tools to overcome challenges of organizing in a decentralised and value-driven way. Rich and Nati guided the journey with commitment and positivity at every step and we supported us with their vast experience and knowledge. The atmosphere of safety and trust they created was inspiring and set the tone for our follow-up plans."

Sean Andrew

Forum for the Future

Nicola Round

Adfree Cities

“Participating in The Hum's course brought home and demystified questions of what new forms of governance and organising for change can look and feel like. Their way of grounding theory into practice through simple and clear language, applied learning opportunities and sharing examples from the field encouraged me to try new things out in my own organisational context." 

 

"I have come away from the course understanding that deciding to have a flat structure was just the first step for us. There is a lot of work to be done to build the structures and processes that we need to thrive. The Hum has given us the tools and the inspiration to help us on this journey. I feel much more confident about trying new ways of organising."

The Hum

The future of work is 
collaborative & purposeful.
We'll take you there.

A new story of work

Organisations are changing. There’s a paradigm shift towards more flexible and human-centred ways of working. We’re leaving traditional hierarchies behind and building a future that is self-organised.

There’s no blueprint. It’s experimental. You have to find your own path, but you don’t have to go alone. At The Hum we’ve got first-hand experience building self-managing organisations so we understand the obstacles you face. We can equip you with the knowledge and practices to help your team thrive.

What makes a "humming team"?

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Upcoming Events

Patterns for Self-Organising Teams
2 day training - Denver, CO -Dec 2-3rd

In this in-person training, we’ll introduce tools & practices for each of our 10 patterns. You will leave with a much clearer understanding of your team challenges, and new practices to apply right away

Microsolidarity Gathering
Residential Event
- Oct 26-29 - Colorado, USA

This gathering is an opportunity to learn a lot of practical skills, find deep personal insights, and connect with a truly inspiring network of community builders.