We are committed to transforming the way people solve problems and create solutions by using creative design, evaluation, and facilitation methods - leading to increased trust, strengthened relationships, and meaningful impact. You have the answers, we help you find them!
Principal Consultant + CEO
Michelle is committed to co-creating a world where healing, peace, and justice are possible. She is a called-upon adviser, speaker, mediator, facilitator, and evaluator with 20+ years of international public, private, and nonprofit sector experience guiding leaders and teams to work together across differences to co-create solutions and work better, together.
Michelle is a Doctoral Fellow in Health & Peace Innovation at the University for Peace in Costa Rica, has a MA in Peace & Conflict Studies, is a Rotary Peace Fellow and Senior Fellow at the Center for Public Service at Portland State University. She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Perú, 2006-2008), a Wilderness First Responder, and string instrument enthusiast.
Michelle partners with a trusted team of experienced professionals on select projects.
Approach + Values
- Equity, Justice, and Co-Liberation - We believe change is possible, nonlinear, and complex - and that conflict can be generative; We use a data justice approach to assess, examine, and acknowledge power structures.
- Prioritize Relationships - We work in collaboration with you, and maintain a goal of connection & belonging; We apply a trauma-informed approach that centers healing and honors lived experience.
- Embrace Uncertainty - We ask questions and trust that you (or the community you are working with) have the answers - We help you find them!