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If you are a community builder and collaborator
looking to make wiser decisions faster,
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Navigating the New Normal

The entire world is experiencing a series of shocks and shifts that are truly unprecedented. Maybe you have unexpected time for professional development right now. Maybe you need to acquire new skills at a faster pace than any of us expected. It could be that you’re trying to identify your next move amidst the noise. Perhaps you just need an outside perspective as you get things sorted.

I would be honoured to join you on your journey as we all figure things out.

Trusted perspective for leaders

  • Executive Coaching for NonProfit Leaders
  • Walk and talk – one-on-one support by phone to help you lead well in unsettled times
  • Wiser by Choice – an online leadership book club with no reading required
  • Re-entry planning – discern what you and your team want to learn, keep and amplify from this period of disruption

Live digital training

Facilitation of digital meetings

  • Switching to remote work is enough of a change. Let me help you run your high stakes meetings productively online so that you can pay more attention to the content than figuring out the process.
  • Let me help you translate in-person experiences into live digital ones

I’m ready when you are. Let’s talk.

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?

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


Tune in to my conversation on nimbleness and being fully human in times of uncertainty with the remarkable Kate Billing in The Real Room.

Click on the link below for more podcasts.

 

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WHAT THE HELL DO WE DO NOW?

What the Hell Do We Do Now? book coverI’ve been working in collaboration with 17 other authors on What The Hell Do We Do Now?: An Enterprise Guide to COVID-19 and Beyond — a book that explores the tools and frameworks that can help you and your organization navigate and emerge from crisis in better shape than when you entered it.

If the events of 2020 have left you wondering “What The Hell Do We Do Now?” this book will serve as blueprint to stepping confidently into our uncertain future.

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF LIFE SKILLS

The Little Book of Life Skills coverWhen you aren’t sure what to do and don’t want to make any more adult decisions, turn to The Little Book of Life SkillsIt’s a practical guide on how to solve the trickiest tasks in your day and make life a little easier.

I’m honoured to be featured alongside lots of names you’ll recognize, from Dr. Oz to Gretchen Rubin to Rachel Ray. You can find my advice for running effective meetings on page 50, or check out this article on productivity hacks in the October 2020 edition of Real Simple.

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Facilitation Skills

Register now for this two-day online workshop to discover the skills, knowledge, and behaviours to help you effectively facilitate in a wide rage of situations. This course is part of Conrad Grebel University College’s Certificate in Conflict Management but get in touch if you’re interested in similar training for your team.

Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6

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Can We Plan at a Time Like This?


Is it even possible to think about planning at a time like this? Join me for a FREE 60-minute webinar to help leaders determine if their current strategic plan is still relevant, and how to refresh it appropriately in this context of uncertainty.

Monday, November 16 from
1-2 p.m. ET

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Nimble Leadership in Times of Uncertainty

It’s been a challenging season. Join me to explore new resources and models to create positive mindsets, habits and choices to help you cope well with stress and uncertainty. This workshop is part of the 15th Annual Municipal Communications Conference.

Wednesday, November 25 from 1-3:15 p.m.

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Facilitating Collaborative Decision Making

Learn how making decisions collaboratively can actually be both wiser and faster. This online workshop through IAP2 USA will help you facilitate effective group collaboration by being explicit about how decisions will be made, by whom, and based on what considerations, before actually making them.

December 1-2 from 1-4 p.m. ET

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The Nimble Facilitator

Off The Rails But Still On Track 

Join me for a highly interactive, fun-filled session that will strengthen your ability to trust your intuition, think on your feet and deal with unpredictable situations. This workshop is offered through IAP2 Canada on December 3-4 from 1-4 p.m. ET.

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