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If you are a community builder and collaborator
looking to make wiser decisions faster,
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Collaborative Planning

I am an insightful and high energy collaborative strategist; a world class facilitator who has served as a trusted advisor to hundreds of mission-driven organizations in Canada and internationally for more than 20 years. I bring intellect, enthusiasm and varied experience in strategy development and collaborative leadership to my speaking, writing and mentoring. I am a skilled communicator, with a particular gift for helping leaders make wiser decisions faster.

I provide planning and governance support to CEOs and Boards of Directors; strategic analysis to social and health policy makers; multi-stakeholder consultation processes to governments; training in various collaborative skills to teams, and strategic coaching to leaders. Let me leverage my experience as a speaker and mentor for your team.

What’s new?

Planning to Plan in a Pandemic

Whether you have a strategy, sense that you need one, or wonder if planning at a time like this makes any sense at all, this session is for you! We’ll talk candidly about what to take into consideration as you plan to plan.

Friday, June 18
12-1 p.m. EDT

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Wiser by Choice

Interested in a leadership book club where you don’t have to read the books? Join me for Wiser by Choice. Feed your curiosity and stay up-to-date on the latest business thinking from bestselling authors, without leaving home and without reading the books!

Register for the June 18 conversation for only $49.

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Hone your Digital Facilitation Skills

The past year has provided ample opportunity to test your digital facilitation skills, and with remote collaboration well established as the new normal, now’s the time to up your game.

Join me Tuesday, June 22 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT for a workshop through IAP2 Canada to learn and practice some new tools and activities.

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Wisdom Circles

Are you a community leader eager to up your game, invest in your own learning and performance, and willing to help others do the same? Join me for Wisdom Circles — a group coaching experience tailored for community leaders. New groups are forming for the fall session.

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SIGHTLINE

Even in uncertain times — perhaps especially then — we need a plan.

To gain traction, that plan doesn’t only rely on other people to make it happen, it needs to be crafted with and by them.

My new book spells out the why and the how of collaborative strategy building.

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Podcasts

I love being on podcasts! Tune in to my recent conversations with Mary Hiland (Inspired Nonprofit Leadership) and Scott Millar (Cool Collaborations).

Click on the link below for more podcasts.

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Evidence of Wiser Decisions Faster

Check out my video series showcasing the impacts of collaborative planning.

 

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Thoughts

Follow Your Process

One of the techniques I often use when helping a group make a big decision together is to identify how to make the decision before actually making it. Identifying decision-making criteria and processes slows the pace (in a good way!), lowers the temperature, and helps people make their thinking explicit to one another. But then …

Awe Full

Have you ever bought a car, then seen that car everywhere? It’s as if everyone bought the same car as you that very same month. Ideas are often like that for me. I learn about or notice something, then I see it everywhere I look. “Awe” is showing up that way for me right now.