Facilitating & Speaking

Leadership is not a position or a title, it is an action and example. –unknown

My favorite body of work is serving as a bridge between technology and actual, real life people. I empower people to become leaders, using technology as one of many tools. I help people develop self confidence and agency, I help them understand that open is an attitude and that it’s ok to make mistakes in the world. I design leadership programs and agendas, facilitate workshops,  and speak based on the people in the room and the goals of the organization I’m working with.

Leadership Development

photo by Doug Belshaw. Developing leadership and encouraging professional growth involves the teaching of self confidence, trust and agency. I've learned that modelling behaviors, embodying courage and reflection are secrets to teaching leadership.

Developing leadership involves the teaching of self confidence, trust and agency. I’ve learned that modelling behaviors, embodying courage and reflection are secrets to professional development. Get in touch for help designing your leadership programs.

Participatory Events

photo by Creative Commons. I design and facilitate agendas for participatory experiences. From engaging 1500+ people at the Mozilla Festival to individual workshops, I have tons of experience shifting perspectives on learning.

I design and facilitate agendas for participatory experiences. From engaging people at the Mozilla Festival to individual workshops, I have tons of experience shifting perspectives on learning. I can help you achieve your workshop goals using participatory methods. Contact me!

Speaking at People

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I also put slides together and speak about this work. I usually try to get the audience involved in some way, and my talks view the web as a knowledge ecosystem. I talk about leadership, participation and learning, and help people commit to authenticity in the 21st century. Most of my slides are here.

Related Posts (Leadership Development)

  • Open Courage My colleague Amrekha has been developing some materials around the concept of courage. It has me thinking. A lot. I’ve mentioned courage in other posts: Open is an attitude On Being Fearless Leadership should come with a smile Secretive to Open Source But I’ve learned much in the last couple of months about how expansive the idea of “courage” is. ...
  • Supporters to Change Agents   Semantics play a big role in life. The words we use influence how we think. Words affect our thoughts on the people we’re trying to serve and the issues we’re trying to address. This week, some of my allies at Greenpeace gathered to discuss how Greenpeace thinks about its community. I use the word “community” because ...
  • What does it mean to be a hero among heroes? The 5th Shift Greenpeace is trying to make in its quest to become a more modern and open organization is from being a lone hero to becoming a hero among heroes. This was the topic in our community call yesterday, which is a biweekly online meeting a group of activists use to discuss story as ...
  • Pathways for Creative Leadership After reading Titles are Toxic by Rands I remembered a document I wrote while I was still at Mozilla. I asked for anonymous contributions from other employees at Mozilla, then wrote this piece around what other creative leaders had described. It’s time to get these thoughts into the open: The problem: Traditional advancement benefits are things like ...
  • Secretive to Open Source in our Community Call This week in our community call, we focused our conversation on the transition from being a secretive organization to being more open. We were joined by one Greenpeace Alum who said that since he’s now outside of the organization, he has no access to Greenpeace buzz. He expressed missing the internal chatter. He also that ...

Related Posts (Participation)

  • Using listening to show courage and break silos In our biweekly call last week, we reminded ourselves that courage is incredibly personal and individual. We briefly discussed how the context a person is in determines the definition of courage and then started talking about intellectual courage specifically. For intellectual courage, we talked a bit about continuing on your path, even when met with ...
  • “Open leaves too many questions” In our team meeting today (notes here), we talked about some feedback that we’ve received from people within Greenpeace. Some of our friends have commented that they don’t feel our updates have been relevant to them. That we aren’t really explaining how to get involved. That we are sharing too early. Bear with us! Such confusion ...
  • A Sneak Peak at the Planet 4 Content Strategy For the Planet 4 project, we’ve committed to working openly. There are plenty of opportunities to contribute to the content, design and development of the new Greenpeace.org. Our vision is to co-create this new online presence with you – the hundreds of thousands of supporters, volunteers and staff members that make up the global Greenpeace ...
  • Announcing Planet 4 It’s time to tear down Greenpeace.org and rebuild it for the modern web. The content strategy, design, and voice of Greenpeace.org will be updated to represent the organization we want to be and the kind of community we want to become. We want to involve YOU, the users, staff, volunteers and Greenpeace enthusiasts to ensure that ...
  • We’re turning a big ship One of my favorite things about working with Greenpeace is how easy it is to use ship or boat related puns. It’s super fun to throw the phrase “Well, we’re trying to turn a rather large ship” or something similar into a video conference and watch all my GP peers do a little smile or ...