…to my personal and professional workspace, more journal than sales pitch, shared openly since 1998. Please contact me if you think we might have something to talk about or do together. I’d be glad to hear about the projects and breakthroughs you’re working on.

Since 1991, I’ve worked as principal consultant (designer, facilitator, teacher and coach) for Michael Herman Associates, serving leaders, associates and facilitators, in teams and much larger groups, at every level of the organization, frequently at times of significant change and transformation.  I’m best known for bespoke approaches integrating wide-ranging methods and experience and for my work in Open Space and Inviting Organization.  How inviting is your organization?

When the old ways break down and new ways can (and must!) be learned, I help guide strategic or cultural shifts, adapt or accelerate established processes, create breakthrough products or programs, strengthen connections across networks, silos and groups, and address similarly complex issues and tensions.  Invitation makes a difference.

I’ve always been fascinated by structure and movement – in machinery and stories, markets and landscapes, buildings and bodies, crowds and organizations.  I look for and work to create elegantly simple solutions, a sustainable ease and flow, clarity of purpose, structural and personal integrity.  I invite engagement, performance and learning.

I’d rather walk or bike than drive, rather backpack than rollaboard. I once moved to London for a second date, which has turned into happily ever after, restoring a classic Chicago bungalow (doing quite a lot of the work myself), along the north branch of the Chicago River.  We know all our neighbors.  Our door is always open.

What large or small things can we do together now — to extend and expand, leverage and deepen, our learning and contribution — in the service of evolutionary movements, like agile and invitation, anywhere in the world?  I want to find out together. 

Now what?