I am, at heart, a phenomenologist. I do what I do, firstly, for the sheer delight of exploring the meaning of lived human experience, and secondly, to assist others as they seek to make sense of and find their way through the complexities of modern life. 

I do research by means of interviews and direct observation, primarily making use of ethnographic methods and interpretative phenomenological analysis. Drawing on my research, I communicate what I discover in writing, public speaking, and personal conversations, and craft learning experiences (such as workshops and in-person and online college and graduate school courses) to equip people with frameworks and tools for adaptive leadership, strategic and vocational wayfinding, and organizational and cultural sensemaking. 

My work gives me the opportunity to meet many fascinating people, and I love connecting people who share passions or who have skills and resources that can be mutually beneficial to one another. 

I am passionately committed to the pursuit of a prosperous future for my birth continent, Africa.

For slightly different self-introductions, see my social media bios or my faculty bio at the Institute for Christian Studies.

—   Gideon Strauss


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