Category Archives: Facilitation

10 Tips for Dealing with People Who Dominate Your Meetings

At some point, you have participated in a meeting where one person clearly dominates the discussion. That person may have even been you. While folks who tend to dominate meetings are usually smart and passionate, their domination often negatively impacts … Continue reading

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Celebrating Seven Years of Consulting

In May of 2005, I launched my consulting practice. This month, I celebrate seven years consulting (having now served 76 organizations!). I launched my career in 1997 and its wild for me to think I now have 15 years of … Continue reading

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Certified Professional Facilitator

A year ago in 2011, I became a “Certified Professional Facilitator” by the International Association of Facilitators. IAF’s mission is to “promote, support and advance the art and practice of professional facilitation” and their “professional facilitator designation offers clients an … Continue reading

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Leadership Development

The foundation of my work comes from the five years I served as founding Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. There’s one major theme that has emerged from both my work at the LACBC and my consulting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Retreats that Work

I love facilitating retreats. I also enjoy building my own capacity to effectively facilitate retreats. I’m about halfway through reading a comprehensive book on facilitating retreats: Retreats That Work: Everything You Need to Know About Planning and Leading Great Offsites, … Continue reading

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My Fundraising Services

Over the last 14 years, I have raised over $3 million for over 30 organizations. My experience with fundraising started with my role as founding Executive Director for the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition and continued with serving on two additional … Continue reading

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Ready for Strategic Planning?

Strategic planning answers the question where do we want to go and how do we want to get there for your organization. Note I emphasized the “we” because this is a decision-making process that the entire leadership of an organization … Continue reading

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