My experience as a therapist and my understanding of organizational systems dynamics influence how I approach my work as a consultant and District Superintendent. I see my role as a faciliator, rather than an expert. I come as a serious listener with an open mind, not a list of assumptions. I continue to embrace an unwavering dedication to the health, vitality and mission of organizations and of the leaders that support them. I have a deep respect for the local cultures and practices that exist in all organizations. I approach my work from a whole-systems perspective and bring a broad base of knowledge and experience with hundreds of different nonprofit and faith-based organizations.
I understand my role as a consultant to be multifaceted:
Regional differences, generational outlooks, and other factors make every organization distinctive. I believe in harvesting the collective wisdom of the group, cooperating with the Spirit's leading, and using appreciative methods to help organizations "be the change they want to see."
I specialize in conflicted situations where people are often deeply divided.
I work with staff and appropriate leaders to understand systemic/structural issues.
My goal is to quickly identify the problem, evaluate and find the optimal solution to get your business back on track.
I am proud to offer the following contact information for my colleagues at the Congregational Consulting Group who operate independently and specialize in congregational consulting and development. See congregationalconsulting.org
I am also privileged to partner with Dr. Mark Sundby and the staff at Leaderwise in New Brighton, MN.