Who is Lana Kristine Jelenjef?
Lana has been an educator for 24 years and a consultant on designing learning programmes and communities for SMEs for 5 years. She is originally from the Philippines and has lived in the Netherlands since 2007. I met Lana online in 2013 and immediately felt a click with her as we were both raising highly gifted children.
I have always been impressed by the depth of her thoughts and concepts, whether it was on education, her HUG compassion conference or addressing women issues in one of the Facebook groups that she co-founded, She Dares.
Lana is the co-author of Community Builders: Designing Communities for Change, a practical toolbox for community managers, founders and leaders who want design transformational communities.
She is regularly invited as a speaker and workshop coordinator at events when she is not planning her own. I had the pleasure of seeing her in her element at events by Women in Tech and She Sustains. Today her interview focuses on her role at Dream See Do and her upcoming book. Her creativity, capacity for analysis and heart in life changing causes seem boundless.
What services do you offer and to whom?
The founders/community leaders that I am serving are big visionaries, impact driven, & action oriented. They experienced first hand a deep problem in the world that needs addressing & dedicate it as their life mission in finding a solution. They believe in the power of communities and know that what they need to offer to them is deep transformation.
Their biggest belief is that change needs to happen in order to create a new status quo. Their vision of that new state keeps them awake at night trying to figure out transformative programs, activities & services that can alleviate the suffering that they are seeing in the world. How I support them is through co-designing the learning experience with their end users in mind.
We also do learner journey mapping, expansive envisioning and to a deeper extent plotting their theories of change. I work with organizations, SMEs which are eager to change the status quo with their innovative programs and services. My work is to help them bring their brilliant ideas to life and create engaging, connecting and impactful learning programmes and communities for both online or offline.
How did you get involved with Dream See Do?
I joined the team of Dream See Do almost 4 years ago now. I initially was their first European client and with all my questions and suggestions, got brought in as part of the management team. Now, I am the head of learning and community design.
What have I adopted from Dutch culture? Good question. I think it would be some of the directness (just some).
I recently finished co-writing the book Community Builder– a practical toolbox for community managers, leaders, who are designing communities for change.
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