Areas of Expertise
Individual & Organizational
I focus on each level of the interconnected whole. Using a systems approach, I work on each and any level with individuals, groups and organizations to support their mutuality and inclusive growth. I meet you where you're at on each of these levels.
In learning communities, individuals are valued for their uniqueness and particular resources. In this way, teams can organize based on needs or objectives and self-organize based on the leadership skills required. Leadership is situational-based and leaders emerge to take responsibility when their skills are needed. The community, at large, contains the teams and utilizes big picture intelligence in monitoring sustainability. I use this model in online and physical communities as well as a combination of the two.
A shift in the culture of an organization stems from a change in the underlying strategy and processes that the organization has used in the past. I anticipate transformational change which are designed to be organization-wide and enacted over a period of time. It may affect roles, processes, human resources and technologies.
Conflict is often a result of any group development process. My approach is to anticipate it and establish mechanisms to deal with it as it emerges.
Systemic biases, be they racist, gender-based, cultural, or any other divisors, require systemic interventions. Oftentimes, these structural influences have existed so long that they are blindspots for leaders. Identifying them and constructing new structures leads to transformed system integrations.
Each of us possesses a worldview that is both unique and founded on values, beliefs and assumptions. I'll help you surface your biases and change those that sabotage your inclusive aspirations. We'll also find ways to work with and learn from your responses to differences.
Individuals, groups and organizations each have their own beliefs and cultural norms. They act as baselines for operations, actions, and outcomes. An examination of baselines provides the opportunity to assess if they are working in alignment with our aspirations, both individually and in community. Assessments provide choices about steering into the future.
I meet your organization where you are. Together, we will agree about the Return on Investment and Return on Human Assets to provide the metrics for our work together. And then the learning begins! I'll use audits and other data gathering tools to get a view of the big picture. Finally, I'll suggest some activities and interventions to cultivate growth that is inclusive and sustainable.
Each of us possesses a worldview that is both unique and founded on values, beliefs and assumptions. I'll help you surface your biases to change those that sabotage your inclusive aspirations. We'll also find ways to work with and learn from your responses to differences.