Sofia Bustamante

Hi! I’m Sofia. I’m a trainer and a life-long student of the fields of facilitation, coaching, conflict resolution and martial arts. I’m an award-winning social innovator. My work involves facilitating communities and groups to embed practices that enable empathic and resilient cultures. I have been driven by the desire to demonstrate how a living-systems-view of the world can address the hard problems we face as a society, through prototyping possible examples. These range from facilitating local bottom-up wealth creation through increasing levels of participation in the local economy, to addressing stuck tough habits of the mind by applying martial arts principles to therapy, to enabling people to reduce their fear of difficult conversations via to learning to disagree non-violently. I’m a fellow of the RSA.

Five Questions

Where would you time-travel, if it were possible?
I’d love to hang out with the beat poets and to hear blues when it was just emerging

What’s the worst haircut you ever had?
In 2017 I had the confidence to cut my own fringe.

If you could travel to any other planet (real or fictional), where would you go and why?
I would love to go to the Magic Faraway Tree that I read about as a child.

Do you collect anything?
Very beautiful packaging that people make in virtual worlds when they sell virtual goods. Opening a pressie is such a glorious experience … and some of the packaging is as spectacular as the contents.

If you could have the power of teleportation to anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
I want to hang out with loads of baby pandas!