On a balmy summer night in Canberra about 10 years ago, a taxi driver asked me a familiar question, “What do you do?”
My answer was typically long-winded and detailed! But, he listened thoughtfully and at the end of the journey gifted me a two-word job title that stuck …
As a Conversation Architect, I design participatory group processes in support of conversations with purpose and direction. I hold space for leaders to notice more, to question established patterns of thinking and get a better handle on complexity. I am known for my capacity to sense the emergent needs and dynamics of groups, and have the courage to improvise and stray from the plan!
I enjoy working at many scales – with leaders, their teams, organisations and communities. I help leaders to wrestle with intractable problems and make progress by supporting them to think, act and engage differently with their communities and stakeholders.
My purpose is to shift the world toward a better future, one conversation at a time.
“Most social change initiates or is shaped by a single, traceable conversation.” MARGARET WHEATLEY (2002)
“The kind of conversation I like is one in which you are prepared to emerge a slightly different person.” THEODORE ZELDIN
Most of my client work falls under three, broad categories. Read more about my service offerings here.
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL MEETINGS
- Strategic planning workshops
- Design Sprints
- Participatory group processes
- Engagement designation any scale
- Tailored participatory approaches
- Engagement capacity building
LEADERSHIP TRAINING & TEAM DEVELOPMENT
- Leadership training
- Team building workshops
- Learn to get a handle on complexity