Lead the Change

Let’s not go back to business as usual


A couple of years ago, whilst attending the One of Many conference in London, I had the idea of bringing our own Azkua version of their concept of Lead The Change to the Netherlands. And I wrote the following intro:

The world is facing a multitude of challenges: Climate change, plastic pollution, a rise of the far right, employee disengagement, loneliness, education crisis, work life imbalance, stuffocation, loneliness, high divorce rates, wars, modern day slavery, numbing – to name just a few.

We can no longer wait for politicians, governments, or some other leader to take charge and lead the change. We need a multitude of leaders at all levels to change the status quo. We need people to care personally and take charge. One individual at a time. We need you. 

And then I got busy, distracted, working on what earned the most money, and forgot all about it again. Until the Corona crisis woke me up – again.

The Corona Crisis: My Wake-up Call

I want to start with acknowledging how fortunate my family, my friends and community were throughout this crisis. We were all safe and sound during this period. Work kept ticking along, nobody was made redundant. Which meant that the Corona lock-down had a very positive effect on us. It slowed down our pace and it made us remember what is important and what is not.

What important from my perspective:our loved ones, our community, our planet, meaningful and financially rewarding work, making a difference.

And this time I’m committed not to let the idea go by unactioned once more. This time I’m committed to bringing it to life. With you.


Manuela Damant. Azkua Founder and initiator of Azkua | Lead the Change

The Azkua | Lead The Change Initiative


Let’s start creating the change we believe in. Let’s start voicing and sharing our ideas.

My vision for Azkua | Lead The Change is to become the network for people who don’t want to go back to business as usual and are ready to uplevel and create the change we believe in. And the good news is that there are two different ways you can come and play or work with us.



For those of you juggling too many balls already, the last thing we want to do is to add another thing to your to-do list. On the contrary, we want to show you that we can make a difference in the smallest and sublest ways which won’t take more of your time, money or energy.


So if this is you right now, join the Azkua | Lead The Change LinkedIn Group and search for #smallsteps. You’ll find the link to sign up below.



And for those of you who feel compelled to make a difference, play bigger and might already be hatching an idea too, there will be #biggersteps including practical webinars, tools, group coaching, mastermind groups, and so much more.



So again, make sure to sign up to our Azkua | Lead The Change LinkedIn Group to join the conversation and sign up to the webinars.

Together we can make a difference

and create a world that works for all


Become now part of an awesome community of conscious leaders whether you’re ready to take #smallersteps or #biggersteps.

The movement starts here!