Because getting shift done is hard

A community inspiring and supporting architects forging change for themselves and within the world

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Whether you're starting out, seeking change, working to go further, or wanting to level up as a leader, Ed Shift is where you'll find the tools and support you need to be successful and effect (r)evolution in the way you do your work as an architect.

So… What is Ed Shift exactly?

Ed Shift assists architects to make the changes to more effectively do your work and assisting you in becoming a leader.

As Architects, we can find ourselves doing our best creative thinking for our clients, forgetting to utilise our design thinking skills for ourselves. Ed Shift is a space for architects to instead work for yourself, developing skills and abilities, building upon the knowledge and creative thinking you already possess.

Ed Shift recognises that everyone is different, accommodating everyone where you’re at in the world, working with your unique skills and abilities. Some people need a lot of assistance, some a little nudge, but when you join we promise:

Support | Insights | Resources | Community | Accountability | Live events | Workshops | Coaching | The right question(s) to move you forward

At Ed Shift we’ve got your back, there’s no need to struggle alone.

What am I going to get out of it?

Leadership & Personal Design Skills

You'll become more comfortable in making changes to how you work that you were too afraid to embrace, changes you didn’t know were possible or those changes required but you didn’t know you needed.

You'll be excited to leap into new realms, doing better work and going further.

For those that are stuck and can’t seem to shift, we'll help you become unstuck.

You will become a leader and a better leader.

What are others getting out of it?

Ed Shift’s founder, Michael Lewarne, has coached many people from a range of different backgrounds, not just architects. Holding space, seeing and hearing them, asking the right questions and introducing them to new tools. Forging insights, facilitating new approaches and materialising opportunities previously unforeseen. Helping them to achieve what they hadn't thought possible.

Michael is, however, merely a part of this process. There is also strength in the community and what everyone brings, in understanding that you are not alone, and you don’t need to put in the work alone. Everyone has abilities and insights that they can contribute along with supporting each other in their work.

These possibilities and work are an infinite game, we are all here to play.

Introducing your host, Michael Lewarne

Michael is an architect, coach and artist. Committed to supporting creative professionals making change happen individually and in the world. In coaching creative humans, Michael also aspires to change and positively build the culture of the architecture profession. Changing the culture to be more connected, more inclusive and to embody better leadership. Building the profile and value of architecture. Bringing positive change to humans and the world.

Michael's cultural leadership is embodied through a range of roles and projects. Establishing Ed Shift as a community supporting each other in getting shift done. He is a coach in Seth Godin’s altMBA. He's the Vice-President of the Association of Consulting Architects (NSW/ACT). He's also run an architectural practice for well over ten years, Redshift Architecture & Art, spanning architecture, it’s edges, as well as public art. He writes regularly about various concepts and practice on Ed Shift,  Redshift's Blog, on Medium and embraces possibility.

Michael is unceasingly seeking to expand the nature and boundaries of our lives & work, in a style that is creative, critical, constructive and positively contributes to the way we navigate the challenges of the world.

I’m keen. What do I do?

It’s pretty simple to start.

Request to Join: Everyone is welcome, we have 3 brief questions to answer. We just like to know a little bit about the people in the room as we invite them in.

Engage: We’ll be posting, questions, articles or thinking. Jump in, let us know your thoughts or let us know how we can support you.

Commit to making things happen: Nothing happens until you commit to it. It doesn’t have to be big, but start. The first step might simply be joining us.


What does it cost? It’s FREE to join the Ed Shift Community. Workshops and one on one coaching will attract an investment.

Am I locked in once I join? No you can join and stay for as long as you want. We’d love you to be a part of our community, but we know it may not be for everyone.

Why doesn’t Ed Shift exist on any other social media or web platforms? Rather than spreading our resources too thinly we want to focus all our energies in one spot. Building a confidential and supportive environment, free from the distractions and noise that permeates other media spaces.

Do you spam us with information and offers, or sell on the information to third parties? We try to keep our communications to a minimum, we know these things can overwhelm. This platform also allows you to customise your notifications. All aspect of this space are confidential and we do not pass on information of any sort to third parties.

I'm not sure that I want to join yet. Is there any way of staying in contact? Yes, please join our mailing list. We respect your overloaded Inbox and will only be sending out the occasional email to let you know about upcoming events.

Have more questions? Shoot through an email. I’ll be happy to answer whatever questions you’ve got! 

Don’t hesitate. There’s already a lot of resources here. Please join & take a look around.

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We can’t wait to meet you.