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Al is a solutions architect at Coda. Before joining Coda, Al worked on freelance projects building Excel models and dashboards. Being an Excel power user for 10+ years, Al's worldview changed when he discovered Coda and began building docs for his clients. Today, he works with organizations who are bogged down by manual processes and helps them build Coda docs to improve team productivity. Coda

Anna O’Byrne is the founder and Chief Conversion Copywriter at Conversion Copy Co. Which means... she helps clients grow by: understanding ideal customers and what makes them tick; assessing the competition and what it will take to make offers more attractive; creating website and sales funnel copy that attracts and converts more leads. Conversion copywriting is marketing, and... [ more ]

Barbara MacKay, Northstar Facilitators

Barbara MacKay, MS has been facilitating since 1981. She discovered ICA and the Technology of Participation (ToP®) approach in Canada in 1994, completing a 3 year ICA Canada Associate Program in 1999. She went on to certify as a ToP Facilitator and Assessor. Barbara founded her facilitation business, North Star Facilitators in 1995. She has designed and led thousands of facilitated meetings,... [ more ]

Beatrice helps leaders eliminate boring, unproductive meetings, organization-wide, co-creating the conditions that make their meetings worth the time, talent and money invested in them. As Director of the International Institute for Facilitation and Change, she has worked in over 30 countries with an impressive array of change-oriented organizations, including UNICEF, World Wildlife Fund, Inter-... [ more ]

Betty Johnson, PhD

Betty Johnson, Ph.D., has 30 years’ leadership and change consulting experience.The firm she founded in 2010, Bridging the Difference® LLC, serves clients that include private, public, and non-profit leaders and their teams.As president of the firm, Betty helps leaders recognize the behavior-goal misalignments that impede their success and shows them how to bridge the difference to get... [ more ]

Consulting services offering IT & strategic business planning, project management, product & site promotion through expert content, and process engineering for both startups and mature organizations. Noteworthy accomplishments:

Chris Gift joined ICANN in January 2013 and is responsible for all online services and web assets at ICANN. Chris joins ICANN with over 23 year’s progressively responsible experience in start-up, mid-sized, and global 2000 corporations across a variety of industries. For the past 15 years he has focused on software-as-a-service solutions for business-to-business and since 2007 on collaboration... [ more ]

I’m a writer based in Portland, Oregon. Most recently I wrote The Blogger Abides, an ebook about freelancing — how I make a (very modest) living as a writer. I also write for Mental Floss, The Atlantic, This American Life, The Magazine, The Portland Mercury, and lots of others. In a previous tech-career life, I helped create Peekaboo Barn, Peekaboo Wild, Big Fat Lies, Life in Short, Cocktail... [ more ]

President of Sensei Way L.L.C. Dan Prock is a graduate engineer with a Masters and Ph.D. in psychology. He has been a lean enterprise facilitator, coach and “train the trainer” workshop leader for over 20 years. Over that time, Dan led hundreds of kaizen events in factories and knowledge work areas including product design, quality assurance, software development, marketing, law, restaurants, and... [ more ]

Douglas Ferguson

Douglas Ferguson is an entrepreneur, facilitator, and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based workshop agency that specializes in Design Sprints and Innovation Transformation. Prior to Voltage Control, Douglas held CTO positions at numerous Austin startups where he led product and engineering teams using agile, lean, and... [ more ]

Dr. Patricia Thompson is a Corporate Psychologist and founder of Silver Lining Psychology, a management consulting firm devoted to helping businesses flourish by making well-informed hiring decisions, cultivating talent, and developing a positive organizational culture. Notable clients include The Home Depot, Baylor Scott & White Health, SunTrust Banks, Mercer, Chick-Fil-A, Children’s... [ more ]

Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg holds the title of Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte for distinguished national, international and interdisciplinary contributions. He is a Professor of Organizational Science, Management, and Psychology at well as the Director of Organizational Science. He has over 100 publications and over 100 invited speeches/colloquiums addressing issues such as team... [ more ]

Elise Keith, founder of Lucid Meetings and New Rules for Work Labs, revolutionizes meetings and team collaboration. With 15+ years of merging research with practice, she's a pioneer in innovative collaboration strategies. Elise enhances organizational meeting culture, decision-making, and collaboration through ongoing research, workshops, speaking, and consulting. Elise is the author of Where... [ more ]

Enrico Teotti is an agile coach and visual facilitator with product management and software development experience, and the host of the This is Retrospective Facilitation podcast.

Sonder Studio, Dave and Helen Edwards

Sonder Studio was created by Helen and Dave Edwards, founders of Intelligentsia.ai, a research company that explored how humans and machines will work together in the age of AI. After the company’s acquisition by Quartz, Dave and Helen led the publication’s AI information platform before returning to the hands-on work of helping people and enterprises craft the future of work through AI. Helen... [ more ]

Helene Jewell, Jewell Facilitation

Helene's mission is to share her passion for engaging, interactive and participatory workshops in a way that moves us all on from dreary meetings, and boring presentations. She's all about getting group dynamics and two-way communication spot on. Helene's been working for herself for many years as the leader of the popular Workshop Essentials face to face training. She now reaches a broader... [ more ]

Named one of New England’s Top 40 Influencers in Content and Digital Marketing, Holly understands the power of building customer relationships online. She has a comprehensive understanding of business strategy and the skills necessary to produce and enforce results-driven marketing processes and campaigns. Holly is passionate about implementing strategies and visual engagement solutions that... [ more ]

Ingrid Bens is a consultant and trainer with a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and over 25 years experience as a professional facilitator. As a consultant with expertise in Organization Development, Ingrid has designed and lead numerous large-scale strategic change efforts for Fortune 500 companies, government departments and non-profit organizations.

John is Lucid Meetings' chief technologist and an experienced business leader. He works daily to improve the breadth, depth, and quality of the Lucid Meetings technology platform and to ensure the platform's relevance to the business community.

Joe Allen

LinkedIn Meeting Innovation Center Director, University of Utah Joseph A. Allen, Ph.D., is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology. His research focuses on three major areas of inquiry including workplace meetings, organizational community engagement, and occupational safety and health. He's published over 100 publications in academic outlets, presented 250+ papers/posters... [ more ]

Judy Rees introduced scores of trainers, coaches, and facilitators to the joy of live online training – including within large organisations such as the RSA. For the last three years, she’s hosted of one of the world’s first online-video unconferences, Metaphorum, which connects 150 people around the world in a 13-hour live-learning marathon. As a news editor, and later as a media executive, she... [ more ]

Kavana Tree Bressen has been blessed with a calling to help groups function well. Over more than two decades, she has served a wide variety of (150+) organizations. As a consultant, her design work focuses on alignment of human action towards purpose. She facilitates lively, connecting meetings that produce effective results, and offers trainings that are engaging and practical. Kavana is also... [ more ]

Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company that has been helping organizations, teams and individuals reach their potential since 1993. Kevin’s specialties include leadership, teams and teamwork, organizational culture, facilitating change, organizational learning and more. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small firms... [ more ]

Kim is a sought after industry thought leader and the author of two books, Mind Reading for Managers: 5 FOCUSed Conversations for Greater Employee Engagement and Productivity and 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career, co-authored with personal development guru and mega-author Brian Tracy Recognized by Sir Richard Branson's 100% Human at Work Initiative for Ignite Global's innovative work, Kim is... [ more ]

Lisa Michaels is a freelance writer, editor, and a thriving content marketing consultant from Portland. Being self-employed, she does her best to stay on top of the current trends in business and tech. Feel free to connect with her on Twitter @LisaBMichaels.

Lisette helps teams work together from anywhere with online and in-person workshops and by sharing best practices and inspiring stories. Her goal is to get the best people working together regardless of location. She is working on a book called "Collaboration Superpowers: Stories of remote teams doing great things" based on her popular workshop for remote teams. Learn more at www.... [ more ]

Mercer is the Head of Support at Appcues, writer at Supported Content, a yoga fanatic, and strives to make the world a little bit happier one customer at a time. You can find her at mercenator.com and on Twitter at @mercenator. Appcues

Michael Zipursky is the CEO of Consulting Success® and Coach to Consultants. He has advised organizations like Financial Times, Dow Jones, RBC, Omron, Sumitomo and helped Panasonic launch new products into global markets. More importantly, he’s helped over 300 consultants from around the world in over 50 industries add six and seven figures to their annual revenues. Over 34,000 consultants read... [ more ]

A renowned expert in the fields of virtual collaboration, global teams, and managing wide-scale organizational change, Nancy Settle-Murphy is author of Leading Effective Virtual Teams and publisher of the free monthly online newsletter, Communique, which provides practical tips to address tough challenges virtual teams constantly face. Drawing from more than two decades of experience in... [ more ]

With more than thirty years of experience helping organizations and individuals be more effective, Paul Axtell has honed his insights in executive offices and training programs for everyone from office staff and line workers to managers and team leaders.

Born in South Africa, Paul moved to the United States as a small child, and has continued to seek out travel, adventure, and education ever since. A self-proclaimed “mercenary” educator and coach, Paul has had the opportunity to work with numerous organizations and to support a diverse spectrum of clients. Paul has worked throughout the world as a facilitator, curriculum designer, guide,... [ more ]

Pilar Orti is the Director of Virtual not Distant: www.virtualnotdistant.com Pilar designs in-person and online training programs for managers of remote teams. She also works with HR and leadership teams to help them make the transition to flexible working, through coaching, team facilitation and consulting. In order to amplify the message, the Virtual not Distant blog is updated regularly, with... [ more ]

Richard is a goal-oriented manager with proven leadership abilities. Expert in increasing productivity and growth marketing through content. Committed to streamlining procedures while optimizing employee talent. Most importantly, dog lover.

Dr. Richard Lent has spent the last 25 years identifying structures for more effective meetings and coaching leaders in their use. He facilitates meetings around the world in business, non-profit organizations and communities of all sizes. Rick delivers workshops and presentations on a structural approach to better meetings. In 2015, he published his second book, Leading Great Meetings: How to... [ more ]

Tammy Adams Spann is the President of Chaosity LLC, a woman-owned organization focused on bringing clarity to the chaos of leadership through improved collaboration. Tammy is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) and has co-authored two books on the topic of facilitation - Facilitating the Project Lifecycle and The Project Meeting Facilitator. For the past 20 years, Tammy has worked with... [ more ]

CEO & Founder of EVO. Based in Portland Oregon, Evo is a regional consulting, staffing, and recruiting solution for some of the world’s largest and most innovative organizations. Our team at Evo is known for two things: delivery and caring.

With a passion for customer acquisition, retention, and loyalty, Tricia Harris has experience in web design, project management, sales, and technical marketing. She enjoys wearing many hats and empowering customers to use the power of technology to improve their daily lives.