Category Archives: Facilitation

Retreat Success: Youth Speak! Collective

Every nonprofit needs a strong, dynamic team in order to accomplish their work. When an organization grows the size of its staff and its programs, convening the staff once a year for a retreat is a great way to build … Continue reading

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Retreat Success: Bicycle Kitchen

Soon after launching my consulting practice, my good friend Jimmy Lizama asked if I could facilitate the upcoming retreat for the Bicycle Kitchen, a community bike repair space he and a group of other folks launched a few years earlier. … Continue reading

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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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