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Tenneson Woolf (www.tennesonwoolf.com; tenneson@tennesonwoolf.com)
I am a facilitator, workshop leader, speaker, and writer. I design and lead meetings in participative formats. To help people be smart 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. From strategic visioning with boards to large conference design. Living systems, self-organization, and emergence inspire my work.

 

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Tenneson Woolf (www.tennesonwoolf.com; tenneson@tennesonwoolf.com)
I am a facilitator, workshop leader, speaker, and writer. I design and lead meetings in participative formats. To help people be smart together. To get people interacting with each other — learning together, building relationships, and focused on projects. From strategic planning with boards to large conference design. Living systems, self-organization, and emergence inspire my work.

In 1993 I began working through The Berkana Institute, a group of global friends and practitioners working to bring forward new leadership forms. It was there that I began practicing deliberate forms of engagement that are now at the heart of all of my work. I continued this work through the Art of Hosting global community, helping to bring the first Art of Hosting trainings to North America. I am currently joining with others in the New Stories Collaborative Practitioners, a collection of 75 master practitioners from around the world, roughly 2/3 rds from North America. We are a collection of social process designers, artists, facilitators, storytellers, mindfulness guides and community organizers.

I am an interdependent consultant. My educational background includes a Masters Degree in Organizational Behavior and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. I live in both Lindon, Utah and Seattle, Washington.

 

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IMG_0071_sTenneson Woolf (www.tennesonwoolf.com; tenneson@tennesonwoolf.com)
I am a teacher and learner of emergence. I see people everywhere working with immense challenges that they care about deeply. Most know that the paths forward require more than shifts in structure, more than heroic efforts in tenacity. Most yearn for a shift in consciousness. I believe we live in a time when we can’t not reach more deeply into the heart of our work and our leadership, individually and collectively.

My educational background includes a Masters Degree in Organizational Behavior and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.

My work is often called leadership and community development. I am a facilitator, workshop leaders, speaker, and writer. I am a group process artist. I am a consultant.  I have hosted interactive processes at large conferences, worked with many teams, and coached many individuals in diverse organizations – from hospitals to financial planning associations, from universities to faith communities, from corporate clients to labor unions. My focus is often to help awaken and claim the soul of the work and the simple wise choices of action that grow from there. I believe that we must turn to one another in these times as the primary sources for sustainable learning and adaptation. Deliberate conversation is a core strategic process to help get us there.

In 1993 I began working through The Berkana Institute, a great group of global friends and practitioners working to bring forward new leadership forms in this time. It is home. I have been a steward in two communities of practice: The Art of Hosting and The World Cafe. I am a board member for the Calling the Circle Foundation. I am a practitioner of the Flow Game. I work locally to support and design local dialogues on living in healthy community. Formerly, I was with The Dyer Institute for Leading Organizational Change, where I worked with university students, faculty, and managers on practices of change.

I am a Dad to three children: Zoe, now married to Cam, both of them finding their way in university life; Isaac, who continues to teach me about being simple and having fun; and 11 year-old Elijah, who impresses me in the gentle way that he tries to encounter the world. I am partnered in life and sometimes work with Teresa Posakony, who continues to wow me with her awakened heart, and her two children: Patrick, one of the best social bridge-builders I know, and Kate, working her way through high school and into university.