OD Practitioner Article

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 8.36.02 AMI’m pleased to share key findings from my masters thesis on managing collaborative change in the OD Practitioner, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal of the OD Network. My article looks at manager influence at six Southern California collaboratives, which is a role I’m now serving for the LA Funders’ Collaborative. If you would like a copy of the article, please contact me.   Continue reading

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Collaborating for a Healthy, Equitable and Sustainable Los Angeles

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 2.39.20 PMLate last year, I started coordinating the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative, which aims to harness the changes being catalyzed by landmark transportation and environmental policies to create equitable, healthy, sustainable communities in Los Angeles County. I’m thrilled to put my learning from my thesis on collaboration into action for issues I care deeply about! Continue reading

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My Mindfulness + Bike Interview on Pedal Love

Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 10.17.02 PMWhen Pedal Love asked me if I wanted to be interviewed for their Mindfulness + Bike podcast, I said sure! I’m happy to share the podcast link with you (scroll down to Bike Talk 3/7/15). I reflect mindfulness while riding, share the story of starting the LA County Bicycle Coalition and talk about what I’ve learned about collaborative leadership and managing collaboration. Enjoy!

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My 2014 Annual Report

Screen Shot 2014-04-12 at 8.57.14 PMIn 2014, my 9th year of consulting, I’m pleased to report I served 31 clients (11 returning organizations or collaborations & 20 new ones…see below for details). To date, I have now served 133 clients! In 2014, facilitated 42 retreats or meetings and led 6 trainings attended by over 235 people. Continue reading

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Serving Sustainable, Equitable Transportation in Los Angeles

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 5.02.33 PMHaving served as the founding Executive Director for the LA County Bicycle Coalition, I’m passionate about making sustainable and equitable transportation a reality in Southern California. I’m happy to have played a role in the growing bicycling movement and continue to ride around town. Since I started consulting, I have served over 25 organizations working on issues related to transportation and land use, including:

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Manager Influence on Collaborative Change Initiatives

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 8.31.55 AMEarlier, I wrote about my research interest in collaborative change initiatives in Southern California, which builds upon my existing consulting practice of serving collaboratives. I’m pleased to share with you experts from my masters thesis, which is something I worked on throughout my two-year masters program in Organization Development at Pepperdine UniversityContinue reading

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Collaborative Leadership

Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 8.23.22 PMAs an Organization Development consultant, I focus my practice on serving the leadership of organizations to effectively collaborate to affect change they would otherwise not be able to accomplish on their own. Having led my own consulting business for over nine years, I’m constantly working to develop my own leadership capacity so I’m better positioned to serve. As part of my graduate degree in organization development, I’ve worked hard over the last two years to build my own capacity as a collaborative leader. Continue reading

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