Not so much a process or something to do, but rather a shock wave to ride, Fishbird is a unique and often cathartic experience for teams as they awaken to a new existence, gazing upon a future that they are both committed to having happen and confronted by not knowing how to attain. The experience naturally fosters accountability and collaboration as teams become fully present, listening to each other in such a way that they are able to escape the gravity of their opinions and assumptions and move into a space where there are no rules.
Inside of this space, they recognize that everything is made up — there are no answers — and that to be truly transformative, they must inhabit the world of the imagination, a world that for too long has taken the backseat to rationality and evidence-based thinking. In order to thrive in this world, teams are invited by Fishbird leaders to free themselves from their current belief systems by shifting focus away from individual limitations and toward collective strengths.
Fishbird truly begins when the initial wave dissipates, as teams go back out into their pre-Fishbird environments and engage with others to enroll them in the futures they have imagined. During this time, Fishbird leaders remain in dialogue with teams to provide ontological guidance — not advising or consulting on what to do, but reflecting back to team members who they are so that, on their own, they can arrive at actionable conclusions. In this way, what teams end up choosing to do and create becomes fully owned by them, and the ride continues.