Walking the talk:
How we do what we do.
We believe that HOW we do our work with you is as important as WHAT we do.
Our approach is informed by two decades of work with hundreds of social change leaders and organizations. We know what works and what doesn't.
At the heart of every client engagement is an exploratory conversation. We listen and learn from you. How do you define success for this project? What are your hopes and needs? From this initial conversation, we design a tailor-made project that meets your goals and timeline. Your input informs our work every step of the way.
Our approach is guided by these key principles:
Collaboration. We partner with you to get you where you need to go. We trust that you and your staff are the experts on your organization. We leverage your insider knowledge with our objective perspective and decades of experience to give you a fresh vantage point.
Creativity. Tired of the same old, same old? As in, same old meeting agenda..same old group dynamics at play…same old approach. So are we! We use dynamic facilitation that encourages curiosity and openness – key ingredients for creativity. We work with you to identify your strengths and what works in your organization so that you can tackle the tough issues…with energy, hope and excitement.
Results. We want you to be so successful that you won’t need to work with us again. From the start, we pay attention to implementation and the impact you want to have. We make sure that you have an action plan and structure in place to support sustainable results, long after our role in your organization is complete.
Transformative Change. Like a caterpillar’s evolution to a butterfly, transformative change requires a profound shift – one so fundamental that you won’t ever go back to exactly the way things were. We bring a systems-lens to your project so that we can identify, together, the opportunities for transformation. We won’t settle for less, and we don’t think you should either.
What Clients Say...
When my organization was looking for the right person to facilitate a retreat focused on deepening collaboration and enhancing our internal culture, I immediately thought of Amanda Silver. It was clear from her insightful and thoughtful questions that she approached her work with openness, curiosity, sensitivity and real integrity. Among other things, she stressed the importance of clear, realistic goals – and a solid commitment to follow up on issues that were raised.