The Foundation

SH!FT - The Foundation

Our Journey

From our inception as Elos Institute NL to our current existence as SH!FT Foundation, we have worked to create more equity and inclusion upheld by creating spaces of belong where diversity is not only welcomed but honoured and celebrated. In short we believe that everyone and everything is connected. To navigate towards a sustainable & resilient future we work to grow awareness about the complexity and interconnectedness of the world as a system where ascribing humanity to one another is a road map to act accordingly and justly. Co-creating action from a collective understanding SH!FT aims to contribute to this by supporting individuals, teams, communities and organisations to navigate and transition towards a more sustainable and resilient future.

Through non-formal, learning-by-doing education experiences and coaching we give participants of our programs a unique experiential learning environment and a set of skills that we see as vital to a type of leadership needed in all levels of society. Skills include appreciative inquiry, collaboration and co-creation methods, dialoguing, storytelling, personal assessments, understanding of (social) processes, facilitation coaching and entrepreneurship.

Founded at the closing of 2019, SH!FT brings together over 20 years of collective experience between our core navigators in designing and facilitating paradigm shifts and awareness based action in both community and organisation contexts around the world.

Elos Foundation was the spark that ignited the SH!FT’s beginnings with GoDeep in 2015. Since then we have been facilitating processes of transformation and education on community & organisational levels.


Visiting adress:Impact HUB Amsterdam

Linnaeusstraat 2C
1092 CK Amsterdam

Postal address:
Send your mail to: postbus 9156, 1180 MD Amstelveen, the Netherlands
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Organizational data:
fiscal number: 8509.23.001
Bank account number: NL79TRIO390531189
KVK-number: 53549384

Check other SH!FT projects & programs

Don’t Worry Be You is a European project of Erasmus+ that seeks to foster youth and community wellbeing, to empower young people to work on their own well-being, in community with other young people.
Grensverleggers is a process MDT program that gives youth social and personal skills to make a positive contribution in a polarizing world. Next round starting March 2022…
Consulting and coaching
“How do we give shape to leadership – whose leaders are a new generation of young leaders able to facilitate tensions, opportunities and possibilities; crossing edges between different worlds…
Monthly online community space for participants of Healing Histories seminars and workshops to share learnings and practice skills, supported by SH!FT facilitators. Find it on our learning platform.