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.

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