Karim Bishay - Principal Consultant
Throughout my career, I have founded and managed companies, as well as been a part of larger teams. Over time, I noticed that my greatest successes and deepest failures always dealt with how well, or not, I worked with the people around me.
As I moved through my career, I realized more and more that this aspect of how people come together to create, produce and commit to purpose is what interested me the most.
My life’s trajectory has led me to re-imagine how we come together as human beings to work, live, and be.
They say you should do for a living what you would do for free, and I’ve been doing this work for free for as long as I can remember. I’ve always been fascinated by relating to people without masks or pretense. I feel invigorated and alive when we, as humans, connect on a real, soulful level that enables us to inquire about the world and ultimately, innovate, together.
My management, facilitation, and consulting work allow me to take on the purpose of your organization, and make it my personal mission that your organization be empowered to do its work better. With more efficiency, clarity, trust, and way less politics!
I’m very passionate about disruptive systems, but not just disruption for its own sake, rather, finding ways of making right livelihood and deep, meaningful relationships with one's self and others accessible to all, not just the privilege of a few. With two masters degrees, one in theology and pastoral counseling (Highest Honors - MTS, Holy Cross 2008), and the other in business (High honors - MBA, Boston University 2010), I am also a proud graduate and former leader of Interchange Counseling Institute counseling training program.
My most recent work was with Dev Bootcamp in multiple capacities; as Head of Admissions, Engineering Empathy curriculum designer/facilitator, and Holacracy Engagement Lead.
I live in the city I love, Oakland CA, with my wife and son... my family means the world to me...
Simon Moyes - Facilitator
Simon Moyes is an organizational consultant and mindfulness teacher. He specializes in offering trainings for companies that make teams more effective, functional, and efficient. Working with executives he uses accessible, evidence based, emotional intelligence and mindfulness practices that lead to sustained high performance and wellbeing.
Simon was born in Britain and studied and worked as an architect in London and New York, then focused on the exploration of the mind through meditation, before bringing his experience back to the business world. He has undertaken more than fifteen years of intensive mindfulness training in India, Europe and North America, including four years as a Zen monk. For the past six years Simon has been working with Google and in the wider corporate world, inspiring executives and employees through structures and practices that lead to ongoing high performance, high quality relational skills, and increased wellbeing.
Simon's past clients include Google, Starbucks, Plantronics, Rotman School of Business, SIYLI, Cox Media, Dev Bootcamp. San Francisco Zen Center, Wisdom Labs and many more.
Why Karim Created Living Orgs
Creating Adaptive Organizations
Over time, I began to realize that many of the methods, tactics and tools I was using in my Holacracy consulting were equally as valuable to companies not using the full Holacracy system.
This lead to me beginning to consult with other companies who were struggling with delegation, project management and accountability within their organizations. Slowly, I started working with other companies who had no interest in Holacracy but just wanted to have a more effective organization.
Every time I finish an engagement with an organization, I feel a sense of satisfaction in my work, because I see the drastic differences it makes in the organization and the lives of everyone involved.
How we discovered Holacracy
While working at Dev Bootcamp we adopted Holacracy. Even though I was one of its greatest doubters at first, I quickly grew to love the potential of this system, and over time, I found deep meaning and fulfillment in helping others do the same.
From this experience, I saw a need for Holacracy coaches that understand the power of the system, while still remembering what it’s like to struggle with it. Someone who appreciates its nuances and what it can offer, but also practical about its limitations.
I saw the need and potential to customize the tools of Holacracy to fit each individual team's needs. This is why I founded Living Orgs and why I love working with clients around the world in bringing them closer to their purpose and to their full potential as a team.