The Mirror

Currently, Design Kompany offers the online workshop THE MIRROR. It started in 2018, and it was a response to a few calls for something that could take place over a stretch of 8 or 12 weeks, and change themes, as we go, based on the emerging conversations. The big idea was that you could enjoy all of the best of Design Kompany’s toolkits related to messaging and brand identity design, and shape probably the most important project of all: your life. The ‘who are you’ and ‘what do you do’ questions that we ask in DK’s process can be re-formatted for the 1:1 conversation that is this one. You, and DK’s Dipika Kohli, talking together in asynchronous conversations that we’ll explore through e-mail, and weekly prompts you’ll be sent. This is THE MIRROR.

 

Reflect, and connect, with THE MIRROR

Attention is your most valuable asset. Steer your course knowing what it is that matters to you, exactly. With THE MIRROR. See what THE MIRROR can reveal to you about… you.   

WHO SHOULD JOIN. If you are questioning old models, and taking time to regroup, then THE MIRROR is an ideal tool for you.

You can use it if:

  • If you are in a period of limbo, 
  • If you are in transition, 
  • If you have just come out of something or are about to head into a new phase,  
  • If you have been through some difficulty or a change, 
  • Or something has pushed you to question your own goals, vision, mission and values.

As outlined above, THE MIRROR started out as an online workshop over 8 weeks, back in 2018. Since then I’ve offered it on and off when there was a small group of people who were asking me the same questions. What do I want to do… next?

Sometimes having a sounding board like Design Kompany’s tried-and-true set of prompts to journal from, I discovered, could help people work out their own solutions to the questions that emerged, in response to my prompts. I like the style of a back-and-forth dialogue, so we keep talking in emails if people want to, and see where things go. As with journalism, in the days before DK, I just ask you more about your topic and the layers slowly come unpeeled. It’s not therapy, just to be clear. It’s dialogue. It’s curious query. It’s just people talking, regular old peer-to-peer interactions without any need for one person to feel in any way ‘an authority’. We’re going to discover, co-discover, as we go, just like always at any Design Kompany conversations, anywhere in the world.

Let’s converse? Let’s play.

 

What people are saying

HERE ARE A FEW testimonials from guests of past online workshops that I have designed and hosted in the format above. They include THE COJOURNAL PROJECT, SELF and, the most robust and recent iteration, which is THE MIRROR.

My writerly friends (those who do so publicly and privately), I’ve been participating in Dipika Kohli’s CoJournal project since just before the new year (2014). It’s a unique project and it’s pretty special. If you’ve been looking for some structure or accountability in your writing – and supportive community in very small groups, this could be for you. Dipika is a compassionate leader and offers some accessible assignments that are helping to shift my writing lens. I love it.”—MH, 2014

“I am writing because I wanted to thank you all for sharing ideas and memoirs, I am very much impressed and really enjoyed the workshop [SELF]. I’ve been working on my writing, and finished one short story which I feel so happy after I finished writing it (it’s in Thai.) I’m working on its English version pretty soon and will send to you all for the feedback. Bottom line is I’m happy to let you know that I’ve somehow overcome my fear of writing, though there’re times when I got stuck with the stories, get distracted, or feel like it’s not good enough – if it was before, I was just going to give up. Now, I feel it challenged me and I find writing more enjoyable. Most importantly, I feel like my writing is getting better too.” –JL, Guest at ‘SELF’, 2014

“I love the space you are creating and holding around the world for deep thought and unusual connection.” —KA, 2017

“Thank you for the opportunity.’ –F, 2018

“Wow, did I enjoy the conversations. So much learning and fresh insights from strangers, old and new friends. If you think you can use some ‘seeing anew’—gaining new perspectives, noticing new sights, becoming aware your blind spots, this might be just what you need.” —AM, 2018

“Warmly recommend it.”–SG,2014

“[This] motivated me more to do what I wanna really do and kick some a**… Thank you, Dipika! —JH, 2016

Read even more reviews of my work at my personal site, which is linked below.

 

 

Details

A participation fee (USD120-225) will apply.

There is no cost to apply.

Apply here:

 

 

 

Update: March 2024