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.
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.
Steve Byers (www.helpinghumansystems.com) is an interdependent consultant whose impact is to increase leadership capacity for 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 25 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. Paul is also ad adjunct faculty for the Evergreen State College's Masters in Public Administration Program
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.
Amber Huffstickler (www.emergecomplete.com) provides coaching and consulting services to people enthusiastic about personal and interpersonal growth. She partners with individuals and teams to help clarify their intention, improve their process, and stay focused as they weave their way toward a future transformed. Amber recently joined the Athena Group with strengths in community engagement, personal leadership, and the intersection of the two.