Let’s Collaborate

I bring people together to strategize, create and celebrate for the benefit of all beings.

My professional interests have ranged from ecology and agriculture to democracy and governance. I’ve provided strategy, communications and stakeholder engagement for local governments, technology companies and nonprofits, as well as founding a civic design firm called CivicMakers.

These days, I am particularly interested in people and projects addressing the following “wicked problems“:

  • Sensemaking around the critical shortcomings of late-stage capitalism and the associated risks and opportunities presented by exponential technologies (like AI)
  • Psychological and cultural preparation for the coming climate change discontinuity, including how we address existing gaps in civic infrastructure and community coordination
  • Positive, long-term futures that envision a world that works for 100% of humanity

I help organizations clarify their hopes and dreams in compelling visions that guide their work.

I help leaders and teams use strategy and design to ensure action points towards real impact.

I hold this work with warmth, awareness and attunement that honors the presence and personal history of everyone in the room.

How can I help you?

Visioning & strategic planning

Every organization, team or program needs a “North Star” to guide their work, day in and day out, month to month, year over year. I work with cross-functional groups to ground big visions in business realities, generate strategic alignment and buy-in from key stakeholders, and produce actionable roadmaps to achieve tangible outcomes.

Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Whether producing a work product or collectively envisioning a brighter future, collaborating with others can (and should!) feel electric and empowering. In order to harness the collective wisdom of a group, careful planning needs to be conducted to ensure the right people and partners are engaged in a respectful, efficient manner that establishes a foundational rapport for effective collaboration. I convene and facilitate small and large groups alike with preparation, warmth and positivity that will help you accomplish your goals.

Communications & marketing

Trust is the most critical asset for any changemaker. Strong relationships with key audiences can only be earned through thoughtful, authentic communications and marketing. I can help ensure core branding and messaging supports your vision and strategy and flows through all key marcomms channels and activities, from digital, to earned media to strategic partnerships.

Executive coaching

I love to immerse myself in the context of others’ lives and work in order to best share insights that support increased agency and empowerment. I bring my experience as a founder, manager, individual contributor, father, artist, and, most of all, another human being to encourage personal growth, generate joy, unblock creativity, and grow impact.

Who have I worked with?

I have served government, corporate and nonprofit clients, with a focus on multi-sector, multi-scale, multi-stakeholder strategy, design and collaboration. Some of my past clients include:

To get the full download on my work experience and the skills and mindsets I bring to the table, read my “course of life” (or Curriculum Vitae in Latin).