About Us & How We Work

Who We Are

Future of work practitioners and career growth strategists.

Our Purpose

We are on a mission to help professionals find purpose, future-poof and reinvent their careers to get ready for the future of work.

In our time of digital transformation where change keeps outpacing itself and the nature of work and life as we know it is changing fundamentally through new technology, AI, deep learning and disruptive innovation, we find professionals keep asking  themselves three major questions:

  • How can I stay relevant in a time where skills erode rapidly and new digital skills emerge at a similar fast pace?
  • How do I equip myself with new future of work mind-sets and practices to capture new digital opportunities?
  • How do I lead from a place of purpose and through technology, whilst innovating and empowering others the same time?

We have created explorians with the sole purpose to help professionals answer those questions and embrace the future of work, whilst navigating the digital transformation ahead of them.

Through our future of work coaching and transformation programs we help our clients find purpose and equip them with new future of work practices, powerful career strategies and digital ways of working to capture new opportunities and accelerate their careers.

 

 

Meet The Founder
Thorsten Klein

Thorsten is the Founder of explorians, a Workfutures Group brand. He is on a mission to humanise work through digital innovations, human-centred design thinking and the future of work.

Experience

An authentic global digital people leader and certified executive and personal transformation coach with over 15 years experience in talent, culture shaping, leadership development and organisational transformation, Thorsten has led global people teams for companies like eBay, 3M Company, Zurich Insurance and Asian Suntory.
He has lived and worked in Switzerland, UK, Germany and the Middle East and has spent significant periods of time in North America, Asia and Southern Africa. More recently, Thorsten has led eBay's culture transformation and employee experience efforts out of London and San Jose and was involved with creating eBay's future of work in-house. Currently, he is leading Coca Cola HBC's people strategy & insights team and focusses on bringing the future of work to Coca Cola. As the founder of Work Futures Thorsten helps people teams co-create their unique future of work from within their organisations and to humanise work.

 

Coach Training

  • Certified Stakeholder-Centred Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder-Centred Coaching
  • Systemic Interactive Coach, Artop Institute at Humboldt University Berlin
  • Co-active Coach, The Coaches Training Institute
  • Leader as Coach Trainer, Performance Consultants International
  • Transformational Coaching, Performance Consultants International

Individual Development Tools

  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect Suite
  • Leadership Versatility Index
  • Hogan Assessments
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • TalentQ Assessments
  • Firo-B Assessment

To find out more, connect with Thorsten on :

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Our Approach

Practical future of work methodology paired with agile coaching facilitated by global HR executives virtually

Having led mature future of work practices in tech and consumer companies with over a decade of experience in global talent, leadership and organizational development, we have taken the best out of talent development, agile, culture transformation and human-centred innovation and created a future of work approach that is built on practical experience and proven successes.

We use futures thinking, scrum principles, purpose tools and human-centred design thinking in our future of work coaching approach and equip our clients with new strategies and practices to lead in the future of work. Through our agile IDEAS coaching framework, we help our clients initiate, discover, equip, align and sustain new thinking in a safe space and offer continuous transition support over an extended period of time if needed.

We work with our clients as a 'whole person' and strive to maximize their purpose, aspirations, individual gifts, as well as their specific emotional, mental and physical capacities that make them  resourceful and unique. All our future of work coaching and career transformation programs are run by experienced global HR executives in a virtual, tech-enabled format, who have been there, share their insights and are able to offer a mature perspective on the future of work.

Accreditations & Affiliations

 

Certified Professional Co-active Coach from the Coaches Training Institute, USA. CTI is the largest coach training body globally and trained over 55,000 coaches worldwide through their unparalleled coaching program.

Certified Stakeholder Centred Coach through Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centred Coaching. Marshall Goldsmith SCC is the largest executive coach network in the world and a pioneer of leadership coaching and effectiveness.

Certified Systemic-Interactive Coach through the Artop Institute at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. The Artop Institute is a leader in systemic coaching and organization consulting blending cutting edge research and business application.

 

Certified Leader as Coach Trainer and Transformation Coach through Performance Consultants International (PCI), UK. John Whitmore's PCI are pioneers for performance coaching at work and the originators of the widely used GROW coaching model.

Affiliate of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School. The Institute of Coaching at Harvard is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the integrity and credibility of the field of coaching and disseminate coaching's best practices.

Associate Accredited Coach through and Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). The ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification.