While working for a public/private/tribal reform initiative for Pegasus Communications ‘ in Action’ conference. From that time on, I became an enthusiastic student of systems thinking (as described at the conference and in The Fifth Discipline by . I’ve since learned about variations and expansions to the core ideas I know as ‘systems thinking’; we can get into that another time.)child welfare system back in 2001, I was introduced to the idea of ‘systems thinking’ while attending a
Graduate school deepened my understanding about systems, as have the last five years as an organizational and systems change consultant. And it continues, the more I read and apply–increasing ‘systems understanding’ in myself and others every chance I get.
From structuring an organizational analysis to teaching about sustainability in my kids’ science classes, I help people of all ages to ask big questions, to look through multiple perspectives, to consider interconnections, time delays, and other important concepts related to systems thinking. I do this all because of a core belief that I hold as a mother/daughter/wife/friend/citizen/consultant/community member: that thinking systemically leads to wiser decision-making.
I’m an organizational development consultant and systems thinking advocate based out of Tacoma, Washington. I’m passionate about helping people to learn and apply a systems perspective–and its attendant ideas, including interdependence, feedback and patience–wherever a systems perspective is needed.
Since that covers a lot of territory, I tend to spend a great deal of time connecting eager systems learners with learned systems teachers. (Which am I?? A bit of both, I believe.) This blog is a foray into the land of online connecting of ideas, people and emergence. I’m only one part of this system, and you’re another.