If you are a community builder and collaborator
looking to make wiser decisions faster,
you’re in the right place.

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?


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.


Nimble Facilitation

April 19-May 7

Off script will happen but off track doesn’t have to. Learn to adapt to whatever actually happens in the room. This practical three-week e-course is designed to help you become more agile, equipped and confident as a process facilitator when things in a meeting go very differently than you expected – which they always do.


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 spring session starting late-April.


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 now for the Spring 2021 session.



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.


Evidence of Wiser Decisions Faster

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




Hell in the Hallway

Several years ago, I participated in my first (and only, so far) immersive theatre experience. Called “Sleep No More,” it involved wandering around the McKittrick Hotel in New York, exploring various floors and rooms where sets had been constructed and actors were occasionally found. As we went up the elevator for the first time and …