“We are a more nimble and experimental congregation since working with Tenneson, more attentive to our values, and more accountable to our mission. But what has meant the most has been the emergence of a lighthearted and joyful community of passionate leaders. It turns out that when we focus on meaningful and humane connections with each other the organizing and programming that we need comes with considerably less effort.”

Rev. Cameron Barr
United Church of Christ, Grinnell, Iowa

“Your transparency, attunement, and navigation skills impressed and taught me volumes.”

Sean Talbot
Writing Coach & Workshop Facilitator

“Tenneson has the unique talent of compassionately yet firmly

leading a group through an emerging process to consensus.

For our group he helped 25 divergent view points define

the boundaries under which their new endeavor could thrive.”

Barbara Gayle
CEO, Paradox Consulting

“TennesP1090418on, in partnership with Teresa Posakony, facilitated the inspirational and governance assembly for our sisters and affiliates. He was a delight. He was able to move us out of burdensome seriousness into a playful quest that took us to places we never thought we’d go. Through risky conversations, open space explorations, speaking our truth, we truly embraced our theme of ‘Risk Boldly the Future.'”

Sister Karen Lueck
President, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

“What a gift our journey has been since 2011! To experience your leadership as a host, consultant, coach, and colleague has benefited the work I do, the relationships I have, and my willingness to be open to risks, promises, and mischief [not always in that order!]. You have had great integrity throughout, great willingness to accompany Global Ministries’ missionaries and executives, and great sense of humor. I have great gratitude for where we have been, the great and tiny accomplishments we have achieved, and the possibilities of where we are going.”

Rev Kathleen Masters
Executive Secretary, Church and Community Ministries
Global Ministries | The United Methodist Church

“Meeting and hosting with you was a special gift to me. I experienced your presence and approach to hosting as an invitation of sorts – to be myself, to bring my own voice, into this work. So, thank you for being who you are – and, in that, for giving me that invitation to be myself in this work as well.”

Molly Matheson Gruen
Engagement Specialist, Bush Foundation

“I am still floating from our experience and am beyond grateful for this time of deep transformation, or as i feel it now a deep remembering of what we all knew/know.”

Corbin Tobey-Davis
Pastor, United Church of Christ

“I truly did appreciate the layout of the event

and left telling my manager who attended with me

that it was the best workshop I’ve ever attended.

Thanks for the work you put into it. It was great!”

Emily Hill, RN, BScN
Public Health Nurse, Middlesex-London Health Unit

“Thanks for a beautiful event in Chicago on the lovely shores of Lake Michigan. It exceeded every hope that I had and I already knew that it would be wonderful!”

Christine Ageton
Managing Director, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

“I could see the possibilities in so many of the things we did last week in our continued effort to develop the Saskatchewan health system as one big community, as it needs to be to really make a shift to a new system.”

Nicole Wohlgemuth, BSc, MA
Program Director, Health Quality Council

“The design of the

Nebraska Rural Futures Conference

was quite complex….

but Teresa and Tenneson

made it all seem so simple.

The open-space portion in which they took the lead was masterfully orchestrated. Magical seems like the right term. More than 30 groups were working simultaneously and these groups generated powerful content for our next steps.”

Sam Cordes
Professor and Associate Vice Provost, Emeritus, Center for Regional Development, Purdue University

“Tenneson and Teresa did a masterful job of organizing, inspiring and encouraging this large group of faculty, stakeholders and potential partners in Open Space sessions. The results of the 30 plus conversations  were very valuable in creating the charter document for the Rural Futures Institute.”

Mark R. Gustafson PhD
Interim Director, University of Nebraska Rural Initiative

“My days with you and the group were transforming. Today at a meeting about energy efficiency projects we introduced how to shift the paradigm with our audiences. Thanks to you and your team.”

Bonnie Christiensen
Utah Clean Energy

Kapiti Spiral“I cannot thank you enough for this most amazing, deep, transformative, exhilerating and fun adventure in hosting healthcare.”

Michelle Murton
Public Health Practitioner

“Simple. Clear. Beautiful. Still. Connected at the core. These words describe the personal energy and the professional work of Tenneson Woolf. He feels, at the most visceral level, the shifts going on in the human experiment — how we ARE, how we ORGANIZE — and where we need to go. With formal education in psychology and organizational behavior, Tenneson moves beyond the box in every way. His work is no less than radical cultural change, bubbling up from the authenticity of our primordial, Buddha nature. Becoming conscious of and acting in the world from this place is the evolutionary task that Tenneson seeks to midwife.

Kinde Nebeker
Kinde Nebeker Design