Francesca Pick

Main focus: The future of organizations

Twitter handle: @francescapick

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Languages: German, English, French

City: Paris & Barcelona

Country: France

Topics: governance, leadership, community building, self-organization, distributed teams, collaborative budgeting, decision-making, network buliding, leadership transformation, participation processes

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.


Francesca Pick is a collaboration catalyst and organization designer. She has over 6 years of experience developing global distributed networks such as the Ouishare community and the Enspiral Network. As consultant and co-founder of Greaterthan, Francesca works with organizations looking to create more collaborative, open and self-managed ways of working and making decisions. She is specifically interested in how (tech) tools and practices such as "Cobudgeting" can support the development of a more collaborative and participatory organizational culture.

Since 2012, Francesca was one of the key members that built the Ouishare community and organized its international festival, Ouishare Fest. An American born and raised in Germany, she graduated with a degree in Communication & Cultural Management from Zeppelin University with an award-winning bachelor thesis about “Building Trust in Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces” in 2012.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Durch Teilen die Welt verbessern | Deutscher Verbrauchertag 2015
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Ein Einblick in die Sharing Economy, sowie seine Potenziale und Risiken am Deutschen Verbrauchertag 2015.

This talk is in: German
Factor Human: OuiShare's Experiment in Decentralization
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Keynote at OuiShare Fest 2016 about insights and learnings from the decentralization experiment carried out with the tool Backfeed for several weeks in the OuiShare Fest team. It discusses the human barriers to implementing new tools and technologies, as well as the moral questions raised by the experiment.

This talk is in: English
Innovator's Pitch Hub Berlin: Moderation
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The Innovators’ Pitch is the path-breaking competition for early stage startups in Europe. Bright entrepreneurs get the chance to present their innovative products and prototypes to a high-level jury and an expert audience.

Francesca moderated the startup competition in 2017.

This talk is in: English
Reinventing How Organisations Deal with Money
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Francesca’s speaks about her venture Greaterthan at the launch of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, of which she is a member of the inaugural cohort. Greaterthan helps organisations with collaborative funding, budgeting and resource allocation to empower and engage employees.

This talk is in: English