This hosting team comes with a depth of experience, each having worked extensively to engage systems in collective intelligence and action. We've worked in many sectors -- government, education, business, healthcare, faith communities. We've worked at many scales -- one on one coaching to full systems consultation. We bring similarity -- our commitments to supporting clarity and impact through participative leadership. We bring nuanced difference -- each with stories to share from respective communities and clients.
Steve Byers (www.helpinghumansystems.com) is an interdependent consultant whose impact is to increase leadership capacity to take wise action based on mutual learning, systems intelligence, and awareness of adaptive challenges. Steve is a graduate of the Organization Systems Renewal program at Seattle University, and teaches in the graduate leadership studies program at St. Mary’s College of California. He designs and teaches interactive workshops about systems intelligence, leadership, and mutual learning for teams. He consults with community groups and organizations in several sectors. He advises leaders and leadership teams regarding their own development and organizational change.
Paul Horton (www.athenaplace.com) is a facilitator, strategy coach and community development and organizational change professional with 22 years of leadership-level experience working with the public, private and non-profit sectors. He is committed to harnessing diversity, building community, fostering shared responsibility, and working across boundaries to implement collaborative approaches to organizational change. Paul specializes in using participatory leadership practices to build social capital and improve organizational outcomes.
Teresa Posakony (www.emergingwisdom.net) works with organizations and communities who are seeking to put to work the ineffable qualities of community to bring high levels of effective engagement, creative design and deep resilience to work. She was a long time member of the Berkana Institute, worked 13 years in high tech doing leadership and organizational development, and now12 years deeply engaged in hosting process in a breadth of non-profit organizations and community driven efforts.
Faith Trimble (www.athenaplace.com) is the CEO and President of the Athena Group, formerly known as FLT Consulting, Inc. Faith started the company out of her deep passion to help communities thrive. This passion evolved from her work at the Association of Washington Cities, where she routinely witnessed leaders struggling to do good for their communities in desperate and sometimes hopeless situations. For the last 15 years, she and her colleagues have worked with federal, state and local lawmakers, managers, and administrators along the Pacific Rim to help them affect organizational and system change for the betterment of their communities.
Tenneson Woolf (www.tennesonwoolf.com) is a facilitator, workshop leader, speaker, and writer. He designs and lead meetings in participative formats. To help people be smarter together. To get people interacting with each other — learning together, building relationships, and focused on projects. To get deeper to the heart of what matters in the most human of ways. From strategic visioning with boards to large conference design. He is a long time steward in the Art of Hosting community of practitioners. His lineages include 20+ years with Margaret Wheatley (The Berkana Institute) and the fundamental practice that is The Circle Way. Living systems, self-organization, and emergence inspire his work.