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)

  • Learning to understand social pressure When we judge out loud (by writing, for example), we project morals and values. Social pressure is perceived. It happens when other people project their morals and values and we begin to question if their views are better than our own. We can change and develop a new perspective, such an action is called “learning”, ...
  • On Solutions Driven Campaigning This week’s Story Community Call was well visited. We talk about the new story of Greenpeace, story as a theory of change, culture shifts and all things open. I’m enthused to see both new faces and repeat customers in this call. Read about some past community calls here. Read all our notes for March calls ...
  • Introductory Ship’s Course I’m just back from an activist training and generally awesome experience on the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise. We sailed in the North Sea from February 15 – 17. What I learned aboard the Arctic Sunrise: There’s too much about ships and people to adequately summarize everything I learned over the last few days. Therefore, I’ll make ...
  • Social norms: “professionalism” I’m not sure if it came from a guidance counselor or my parents or some sort of magical “install social norm” button, but somewhere along the lines I learned these things about professionalism: Dress appropriately Don’t curse Don’t interrupt Don’t question people above you in the hierarchy These tips are subjective and truncated. I started thinking about how personality and ...
  • Storytelling in January In December I ran the first community call focusing on Story as a theory of change. We talk about the power of story, the new story of Greenpeace and use stories to fuel our work. Last week, we had our second call. This month, I did a better job of promoting the call. We had a ...

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 ...