Organization Development2018-09-24T18:01:46+00:00

Organization Development

As an experienced organization development practitioner, I hold a whole systems perspective in my work with businesses, non-profits, community organizations and multi-stakeholder collaborations. I have deep experience with large educational institutions that are poised to initiate and actualize strategic, innovative and impactful change.

Change can be volitional, situational or developmental. No matter what the original stimulus, a change puts the organization into motion that usually requires some kind of effective response to make the most out of the opportunities that change brings.

My approach to supporting clients’ response to a call for change is strategic, systemic and comprehensive. When initiating change, I help my clients connect to their purpose and vision and help them put into place structures and processes needed to guide the change. Beginning in the earliest stages, attention is given to developing the kind of culture needed to bring about the change and to create a sustainable future state. Throughout, I support the leaders of change to anticipate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and I help them minimize ambiguity and uncertainty where possible. I help cultivate focus and momentum, supporting them in identifying the capabilities they will need to operationalize their change. My clients rely on my ability to help them initiate the change, do the work of changing, and actualize their future organization.

In my consulting work I draw from a wide range of conceptual and practical approaches and tools. Visual Consulting: Designing & Leading Change, which I recently co-authored with David Sibbet, provides a comprehensive overview for responding to the predictable challenges of working with large systems. Our models—Liminal Pathways, Seven Challenges of Change, Respectful Engagement, and Change Competencies—provide teachable frameworks and common language for collaborative designs with clients.

Organization Development

As an experienced organization development practitioner, I hold a whole systems perspective in my work with businesses, non-profits, community organizations and multi-stakeholder collaborations. I have deep experience with large educational institutions that are poised to initiate and actualize strategic, innovative and impactful change.

Change can be volitional, situational or developmental. No matter what the original stimulus, a change puts the organization into motion that usually requires some kind of effective response to make the most out of the opportunities that change brings.

My approach to supporting clients’ response to a call for change is strategic, systemic and comprehensive. When initiating change, I help my clients connect to their purpose and vision and help them put into place structures and processes needed to guide the change. Beginning in the earliest stages, attention is given to developing the kind of culture needed to bring about the change and to create a sustainable future state. Throughout, I support the leaders of change to anticipate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and I help them minimize ambiguity and uncertainty where possible. I help cultivate focus and momentum, supporting them in identifying the capabilities they will need to operationalize their change. My clients rely on my ability to help them initiate the change, do the work of changing, and actualize their future organization.

In my consulting work I draw from a wide range of conceptual and practical approaches and tools. Visual Consulting: Designing & Leading Change, which I recently co-authored with David Sibbet, provides a comprehensive overview for responding to the predictable challenges of working with large systems. Our models—Liminal Pathways, Seven Challenges of Change, Respectful Engagement, and Change Competencies—provide teachable frameworks and common language for collaborative designs with clients.