My name is Rich. I enjoy exploring how we can live well in a complex world. This site holds a few decades of this exploration in ideas and creative projects.
Some of my interests: mental models, complex problem solving, collaboration, teams, identity, social processes, creative practice, inner life, religion, leadership.
My new YouTube Channel is here
A taste of my projects
TEDx Talk: Getting things done in groups
Five Vital Conversations For Getting Things Done In Groups. TEDx Roma 2018. Introducing the world to The Let's Go Model®.
Let's Go: making collaboration work
Latest Poetry Book: Alive or Else
30 short sharp poems exploring the human predicament: the complexities of love, the passing of time and mouse infestations. My fourth poetry book.
A new model for getting a grasp on personal and spiritual growth - and a five day retreat in the Austrian mountains. Next up: Summer 2020.
The Borough Common
A non-dogmatic co-owned community for spiritual growth and doing good. Born in 2009 and died in 2023. A wild ride.
Camberwell & "All's Well"
I have made artworks exploring the area where I live and it's "All's Well" slogan - including a 30 foot mural and a brass plaque embedded into the pavement.
A global collaboration made of local parts: 41 artists from six cities getting mixed up in each others' creative process.
A workshop for making friends with anger and finding a life-giving force. As featured in The Guardian, Refinery 29 and BBC Scotland.
Understanding Creative Practice
I have been thinking and writing on Creative Practice - how it works and what it is good for. This article was written for the RSA.
Across social media
Movements and causes I am connected to
Togetherness is a movement for human connection. The aim is to give people skills and experiences so they can have better relationships with themselves and others. I've been supporting with strategy and brand - as well as being a facilitator at events.
The Borough Common
I co-founded this south london community in 2009 with a group of friends. It is a group orientated around spiritual growth and doing good in the world - where the whole community is co-owned and co-run.
?What If! Innovation
I worked at this world-leading innovation consultancy for 8 years. In 2017, for their 25th anniversary, I presented them with a brass plaque commemorating all the lives transformed - on behalf of 80 alumni.
I live in Camberwell and take great interest in the local area - having been a board member for Camberwell Arts Festival, hosted three art exhibitions, two public artworks and volunteered on the new identity.
Copyright 2009-2023 Richard Watkins - with thanks to collaborators, mentors and friends