I am a CEO, entrepreneur, participatory researcher, leader, learner and storyteller -- a generalist with a bent for seeing hidden connections between often quite opposite people and engaging all to see and change together. I find doing so is a great adventure.
Or, if you prefer CV/resume lingo:
I work as a consultant, writer and founder and co-leader of DynamicShift.
I employ my leadership and communications abilities in innovative and forward-focused business, civic and cultural work in diverse settings.
I specialize in engaging and facilitating diverse people, organizations and groups in individually relevant efforts that isolate and address common public and community problems. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¨ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¨
I provide targeted reaction, early-stage thinking and strategy development on multi-factorial, interconnected and intentionally distinct evolutions. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¨
I present context-, environment- and vernacular relevant talks, presentations and panels. Catalyzing and integrating participant experience, perspective and sustained change.
I started DynamicShift in Fall 2009. It is a grassroots initiative that employs positive public kindling and productive discourse to illuminate civility.
Our efforts influenced several civility discussions and WetheP, Inc. the social-action/social media/social enterprise Company I founded in 2012.
Areas of Expertise
An idea worth spreading
An unplanned innovation evolving into a meme wherein underemployed people are challenged with problem solving.
Imagine if all engaged in efforts to build resume, reputations and real progress for their community and culture while staving off stress, isolation and depression for and with others.
Say a mechanical engineer redesigned local businesses' buildings pro-bono for greater efficiency? Or if professors took time off from a few seen-and-be seen lectures in ivory towers to work in local schools and brought back robust and fundable research themes? What about civic experts coaching idealistic and promising young leaders on public improvements that impact both?
The pivotal point here is intention. The efforts shouldn't be construed as volunteering, but co-constructive agency. By stating professional needs for work while partnering with other's efforts, productive energies and outcomes can catalyze local economies, which in turn can lead to paid work
I'm passionate about
People engaging the hidden humanity in themselves and very different others.
Talk to me about
Any of the above, or: What you are doing to engage with different others in co-construct efforts.
My TED story
I heard in Elizabeth Lesser's "lessons" hope for my own efforts. Her lesson's echo smaller ones I've been working on communicating, too. I was reassured, heartened and inspired to do a whole lot more! I'm grateful Ted captured the wisdom of Lesser's Take the Other to Lunch talk. I will! And will tell others of all stripes to, as well!