EvolvExplore Bookclub

These are our stories, let us make more stories together.  A bookclub to showcase authors from under-represented groups.

Why join?  To accelerate your reading habits, enjoy safe spaces on topics that matter, and create meaningful connections.

Reflect and Learn

Book clubs are the perfect way to keep reading, talk about what you're reading, and make friends with other readers.  Join if you would like to diversify your personal bookshelf, read alongside others, and share your reflections.  We offer facilitated safe spaces to talk through political and social discourse.  If this resonates, this space was created for you.

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Books are a uniquely

portable magic.

– Stephen King

EvolvExplore offer facilitated story-based conversations, supporting the opportunity to explore diverse perspectives.  We aim to foster honesty, integrity and inclusion.

We don’t read business books instead we offer narrative fiction and non-fiction because we believe in the power of stories to invite and encourage the sharing of our own experiences fostering meaningful connection.

Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment.

The reflection spaces are held with a small closed group of other readers and are coach facilitated

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

– Vera Nazarian

EvolvExplore aims to shine a light on more underrepresented voices, lesser known authors, and smaller publishers on the themes we explore. We will read books from diverse voices across multiple subjects.  A bookclub at the intersection of a world full of possibilities and stories.

FOR YOUR ORGANISATION

In an ideal workplace we have open dialogue, community and collaboration.  Working together takes trust and respect. Our bookclub starts with social connection in an intimate safe space allowing for deeper sharing and trust to formulate.  In facilitated discussions of books, readers share perspectives, reflect together and have the opportunity to reframe current ways of thinking.

Books can be a very effective and instrumental way to learn more about groups that are seemingly different from your own.

How can you benefit from a EvolvExplore Bookclub at your workplace?​

CONNECTION

The space can foster deeper understanding between colleagues at a human to human level.  It can help develop trust and respect across cross-hierarchical groups within the organisation.  There is potential to create meaningful connections across cross functional groups.

INCLUSION INITIATIVES

The reflection spaces create dialogue and discussion around difficult topics such as race, gender, and cultural political topics.  The reading material allows for a deeper dive into topics using storytelling.  The aim is to amplify unheard voices though narrative.

CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION

Reading is great tool for workplace wellbeing, as well as creating a culture of openness, respect and critical dialogue.  Organisations have the opportunity to engage many employees at once, with interactive reflection, activities which are specific theme led. 

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. — Richard Steele

Building inclusive workplaces

A focus on increasing diversity alone falls short of tackling the systemic challenges around workplace equality.  Inclusion is a must, as is a feeling of belonging.  Given that all employees are unique, inclusion is relevant for everyone in a business.

Research links inclusion with employee satisfaction, creativity and reduced absenteeism, meaning that employees and employers stand to gain by being more inclusive.  Our social impact bookclub can be part of your D&I strategy.  Our aim is to foster diversity & inclusion, support team cohesion, nurture social connection and promote positive culture change.  Get in touch to learn more.