43 Climate Change Initiatives in Southern California

Screen Shot 2016-01-23 at 1.38.18 PMAs part of my work coordinating the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative, I organized a funder briefing exploring the intersection of climate change, health and equity in Southern California. I researched organizations and collaboratives in Southern California (from the nonprofit sector) working on this and am pleased to share the following list with you. If I’m missing key organizations or collaboratives, please let me know. Thanks! And thanks to all of the people working on the following: Continue reading

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My 2015 Annual Report

Screen Shot 2016-01-03 at 3.10.57 PMCelebrating my 10th year of consulting, I continued to evolve my organization development practice. Throughout year, I coordinated the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative, which connected me to multiple leaders, organizations and collaboratives working towards healthy, sustainable and equitable places. In 2015, I served 20 collaboratives and/or organizations, facilitating 30 retreats and meetings. Below are some photos I shared on twitter,
links and other highlights.   Continue reading

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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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