Taking part in photography raises curiosity and openness.

Taking part in photography raises curiosity and openness.

“The children were open and curious, taking an active part in my photography.” – this sentence, as well as a short article which I’m sharing with you today is an example of how photography can engage children (and adults), activate them, bring back joy and other positive emotions, and as a result, supports healing. From the photos in this article, you can clearly see an exceptional quality of the relationship between the children and the photographer (or a coach or another type of a specialist who uses photography in their work with people). The project was done in Brasov, Romania in a big hospital for children with TB by TOBIAS Tobias Hofsäss, a photographer based in Brussels. Tobias decided to join this course “ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS. Photography in Coaching and Personal Development” and I’m really honoured that I can show this work here to you.
Have a wonderful week, Do Raniszewska

Link to Tobias Hofsass page:

Below a screenshot from his website:

Taking part in photography raises curiosity and openness.

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A unique book on using photos in coaching

Books are a uniquely portable magic. I’m 4 months on Amazon!

A unique book on using photos in coaching“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” Stephen King’s quote. I’m celebrating today because “ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS” has been 4 months on Amazon by now. I believe that optimism is a foundation of courage and is essential to achievement. But nothing would happen without a dream, a vision, and great support from people involved – and esp. Agnes Monod-Gayraud, Judy Weiser, and Jacek Szczepański. I’m happy and grateful.

You can read about and buy the book on Amazon: LINK 2 THE BOOK ON Amazon

It’s worth!

Enjoy and stay inspired, Dorota Raniszewska 🙂


photos in leadership and team development and coaching

Photos in Team and Leadership Coaching. Help me to win!

I have an opportunity to present Techniques of photography and photographs in coaching and personal development to a big stage at a very big HR Congress in May this year if my entry in this competition wins the most votes. I dream about giving a speech & presentation about “Photos in Team and Leadership Coaching“. If you want to help me share those Techniques with the world, you can go to the voting page below and click the blue button directly above my film (and just Ignore a questionnaire that pops up after pushing the button).

Link to the voting page:

Thank you very, very much! Dorota

Few words about my presentation about Photos in Team and Leadership Coaching:

What I want to talk about to a very large group of HR leaders in my country are photos as tools in leadership and team development. Photos as a material for the thinking process, photos as metaphors that help to express what is not easy to express in two or three words, or to express what is important, authentic, and what comes from a very individual reflection in an inspiring and engaging way, photos as communication catalyst among team members, photos used in order to stimulate a deep self-reflection, an open self-expression, group dialogue. I want to talk about how photos produce engagement in the brain, and engagement is necessary for the change to happen. Because a change is possible only when emotions enter into the game. I want to talk about how photos can support true leadership development, not teaching how to manage people, but to lead a reflection that changes the vision of oneself: „Who I am as a leader? What legacy do I want to leave? What change do I want to make in this world, in my company, in my team, in my family, in my life? How do I create a work-life environment where people can feel happy at work, where there is no exclusion,…”

Photos are wonderful in stimulating those thinking and reflection processes. I’ve been working with teams and individual people using photos for a couple of years already. And I feel ready to talk about it loud to a larger audience.

photos in leadership and team development and coaching