5toFold – Decisions That Unite | Five-to-Fold decision-making process

Marai – Co-Steward of this project

Supporting leaders and facilitators who care to build impactful joyous teams through presence, play, and powerful processes.

  • Companion, coach, mentor and professional playmate
  • Open Space Technology facilitator, trainer, and life-long learner
  • Practitioner of radical responsibility and the art of conscious co-creating

Marai lives in Germany, Bielefeld and Berlin, she works in English and German language, and in the language of the heart.

She loves exploring new territory of what is possible in the world of “work” – mixing play and professionalism, depth and laughter, proven processes and stepping into the unknown.

Does this resonate? Would you like to connect?

In 2003, I fell in love with Open Space Technology; met Thomas Herrmann, my dear collaborator in this project; and Chris Weaver, originator of 5toFold.

In the years since, we’ve deeply explored 5toFold and all the ways it can serve. I’ve facilitated, participated in and taught 5toFold decision-making processes in the context of teams, non-profit organisations and business companies. My respect for this process has only ever grown.

I see 5toFold as a cousin of
Open Space Technology
the first process I ever fell in love with.

Properly done 5toFold processes have integrity. If used by people who truly care — about their project and about each other — 5toFold helps to unleash the enormous potential within heart-centred humans.

Let’s co-create
the more beautiful world
our hearts know is possible❣️

Over time, our vision grew, for the contribution that 5toFold can be to humanity. Hence this website; co-created by a team of inspired, caring and highly skilled collaborators.

What if… working together was joyful?
On an ongoing basis?

Joy is a core value of mine, and I bring it into everything I do. 2009, when I realized that “joy” to me is like the air I need to breath, I was inspired to name my company:

Without having access to joy regularly, I would die.
First on the inside… Which I see happening everywhere in today’s world:
Individuals, teams, organisations… are dying… from the inside…
But there is another way!


Isn’t that…

  • Childish?
  • Reserved for our hobbies?
  • An exceptional feeling, but nothing to aim for regularly?

The book “Joy Inc – How we created a workplace people love” by Richard Sheridan gives a definition of joy, which I resonate with deeply:

If this is of interest to you, I would like to get to know you!