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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?

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 fall session: September 17, October 15 and November 19 at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Designing Public Engagement for the Tired and Distracted

This candid, practical session provides road-tested tips for building effective engagement when people are exhausted, distracted, irritable or entrenched, and a deeper toolbox and a more flexible mindset is needed to channel their attention productively.

Join me Monday, December 13 from 2-5 pm EST for a workshop through IAP2 Canada.

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.

Podcasts

I love being on podcasts! I love the range of topics that all have some relevance to the collaborative planning work I do. Have a listen!

Evidence of Wiser Decisions Faster

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

Thoughts

Currency Exchange

I’ve been using a digital tool called Mentimeter in many of my facilitated workshops lately. One question format it offers is for participants to allocate 100 points across various possible priorities. Inevitably, people ask what currency those points represent. Are they money? When we hear the word “currency” our first thought is money, right?