With gratitude to the people I’ve had the opportunity to be of service to:

 

  • Family Services of Greater Vancouver – Discovery Cafe during their Staff Retreat
  • Vancouver Board of Trade – BC Economic Forum: Women As a Catalyst for Growth Collaborative Dialogue
  • Architectural Institute of BC – Intern Friendly Event with Architecture Leaders
  • Okanagan Nation Alliance – Multi-stakeholder Water Forum
  • Canadian Society of Association Executives – Graphic Recording at the GCX15 Stream of the National Conference
  • Ministry of Children & Family Development and Federation of Community Social Services of BC – Theme Weaving and Facilitation at the Being Informed in the Social Service Sector Conference
  • University of Victoria – HR Team Retreat Day
  • Vancouver Foundation – Supporting Wellness Through Transitions: A Knowledge Exchange Forum
  • Gibsons United Church – Strategic Conversation using Circle
  • Durham Region Social Services Department – Management Day using World Cafe on Collaboration and Communication
  • Women’s Enterprise Centre – Catalyst for Growth Community Conversations (4 communities)
  • International Network of Catholic Reform Movements – Design and Facilitation of their International Conference
  • Integris Credit Union – Brand Dialogue
  • BC Diabetes – Team Day Tending to Culture and Strategic Growth
  • Rick Hansen Institute – Consumer Advisory Board Session on the Consumer Engagement Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management Association of Alberta – Business Model Exploration and Board Governance Workshop Graphic Recording
  • Welcome and Inclusive New West Council – Service Provider Collaborative Action Conversation on Fostering Belonging with New Immigrants and Refugees
  • United Church West Side Churches – Strategic Conversation using Circle, World Cafe, gradients of agreement, and Open Space Technology
  • Collingwood Neighbourhood House – Capacity building workshop in The Circle Way and Collective Story Harvesting
  • Lynn Valley United Church – Supporting Change and Transformation (Board and leaders training in Circle Way, Congregation Conversation)
  • St. Andrew’s United Church – Story Evening to Honour and Harvest Learnings from The Bridge Mat Shelter Program
  • Welcome and Inclusive New West Council – Community Conversation on Fostering Belonging with New Immigrants and Refugees
  • Vancouver Foundation – Collective Impact Principles Session
  • Surrounded by Cedar Child and Family Services – Strategic Visioning Retreat
  • Ignite the North (7 communities) – Community conversations on Fostering Innovation using Open Space Technology and Pro Action Cafe
  • Victoria Helping Youth Programs Excel (VHYPE) Conference – Group Works Pattern Deck Session
  • Waterlution Vancouver – ‘Everything But the Meeting’ Community of Practice Session
  • Canadian Society of Association Executives – Business Model Design Workshop Graphic Recording (2014 and 2015)
  • City of Burnaby Heritage Working Group Meeting – Purpose and Visioning Session
  • United Church Leadership Matters Lay Leadership Program – Living Systems &  Change Session
  • The Circle Way Initiative – Transition Planning Council member and designing and hosting of the Second Fire Gathering (moving ideas to wise action)
  • Strathcona Business Improvement Association Board and Staff Meeting
  • United Church – BC Conference Theme & Worship Team
  • Denim & Steel – Community Roundtable World Cafe for the Vancouver Startup Community (WeAreYVR)
  • United Church Fraser Presbytery – Strategic Reflection Session – Collective Story Harvest, World Cafe and Action Space
  • Harvest Moon Consultants – Creation of a Social Innovation Lab Guidebook
  • Governexx Annual Forum 2014 – Building Leadership Capacity through Collective Story Harvest and Open Space
  • Canadian Youth Business Foundation – BC & Yukon Community Partner Conference World Cafe
  • MOSAIC Preventing and Reducing Violence Against Women and Girls in the Name of “Honour” Strategic Priorities Session
  • Sentinel Secondary School Community Collaborative Engagement and Action Planning – Open Space, World Cafe and Action Process
  • Art of Hosting Bowen Island 2013 and February, November 2015
  • ALIA Vancouver Changing Shape of Leadership – Local Invitation and Hosting Team
  • West Vancouver School District – Community Visioning and Action Planning for the French Immersion Program – Collective Story Harvest and World Cafe
  • Impact99 HR Summit 2013 Vancouver – Collective Story Harvest on Workplace Innovation Stories
  • Burnaby New Westminster Task Force on Sexually Exploited and At-Risk Youth – Strategic Reflecting and Imagining
  • Burnaby MoreSports – Board and Committee Strategic Focus Conversation
  • Aboriginal Youth Internship Program Orientation – Collective Story Harvest on Compassionate Communication
  • First United Church Staff Day – Graphic Recording
  • PeerSpirit Circle Practicum 2013
  • BC Neighbourhood Houses – 2013 Staff Retreat
  • Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance Actors Symposium 2013 – World Cafe
  • Rackets and Runners – Strategic Visioning and Action Planning
  • Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance Making A Scene Conference 2012 – Open Space
  • City of Burnaby Youth Services – Strategic Reflecting and Imagining
  • Eagle Ridge and St. Andrews United Churches – Open Space Graphic Recording
  • Governexx Annual Forum 2012 – Open Space and Action Space
  • Young Women In Business – Beyond Pink Conference 2012 – Mentorship World Cafe and Improv Workshop Session
  • Western Cities Conference 2012 – Conference Host and Master Theme Weaver
  • Canadian Network for Respiratory Care – Strategic Planning Graphic Recording
  • Capilano University Community Development and Outreach – Staff Retreat in Circle and Story
  • United Chuches of Langley – Collective Story Harvest Graphic Recording
  • Coast Capital Savings – Leadership Development and Facilitation
  • Vancouver Board of Trade’s Company of Young Professionals – World Cafe
  • XYBOOM 2012 to 2014 – Conference/Session Design and Facilitation
  • Surrey Homelessness and Housing Taskforce – Strategic Reflecting and Imagining
  • Forum on Addressing Stigma Related to Addiction in the Health System – Open Space Conference Support
  • Vantage Point – Creative Brainstorming Session

Some kind words they’ve shared…

Krissi Spinoza

Krissi Spinoza

/ BC Healthy Communities

I was privileged to experience Amanda's skilled facilitation as she guided a group of us through the workshop “Leading Collaborative and Transformative Meetings”. Amanda and her co-host, Nancy Fritsche Eagan, have developed a truly remarkable workshop. Their attentive listening and compassionate guidance empowered me to identify my strengths and increase my knowledge, skills and understanding of circle way facilitation. The resources they provided as part of the workshop have supported me in putting into place many of the wonderful practices and techniques that were taught as part of the workshop. I would thoroughly recommend this inspirational workshop to anyone looking to develop their facilitation practice.

Lewisa Anciano

Lewisa Anciano

Vice President, People / Coast Capital Savings

Amanda is one of the best facilitators and leadership development practioners I have ever worked with. She is able to balance business needs with program design and spectacular facilitation/ hosting to ignite change. People rave about her work ethic, her ability to get to the heart of the issues and her strong ability to guide stakeholders to a common purpose. I would not be able to create transformation without her. She is an asset to the communities she's involved in.

Adam Cotterall

Adam Cotterall

Vice President Client Services / Right Management

Amanda has a gift for hosting conversations that mater and facilitating powerful processes. I have seen Amanda in action in several forums and she has always been brilliant! I was fortunate to be a part of bringing Amanda's talents to the Vancouver Board of Trade, where she led the creation and delivery of an innovative and very well received Leadership Cafe event. Having the opportunity to collaborate with her on this project allowed me to see her true character and competence - I encourage you to engage her expertise!

Tammy Tsang

Tammy Tsang

/ XYBOOM

Amanda is fantastic in her approach; she is meticulous and thoughtful in creating meaningful experiences for everyone involved. With help from Amanda, we were able to flawlessly design the layout, agenda, and overall experience of the day in a way that brings a room of strangers closer together. Her strategic approach allowed the audience to experience the conference on a more impactful level.

Christine McLeod

Christine McLeod

/ Conference Producer Impact99

Amanda facilitated a Storytelling Session for a group of 125 senior HR & Business leaders during our @impact99 HR Summit 2013. I knew from the first conversation with Amanda she would be the perfect fit for our event and she exceeded any expectation I had. Amanda has a grounding energy when she facilitates, she understands how to structure flow so that participants easily move from one phase to the next , her preparation and materials were amazing and most of all, she was able to design and execute our vision of creating a deep learning EXPERIENCE through senior leaders sharing business innovation stories. Thank you Amanda for your energy, wisdom, humour and professionalism. You are a gem.

Stephanie Chartrand

Stephanie Chartrand

/ Governexx Co-Chair

We really appreciate all of your expertise, time and input that you shared with us to help turn our vision into reality. We feel that you were integral to the success of the Forum and without you the feel, connection, and momentum may have been different. Further, it is insufficient to say that your hard work contributed to the success of the Forum, it is who you are as a person and the energy you brought to the Forum that truly elevated it to another level. We are thrilled with the success of the day and thanks to your valuable contributions, we hope our participants will continue to challenge themselves to think creatively and find creative solutions in the Federal Government. So far there have been nothing but amazing comments on the forum, especially the Open Space Technology portion and your facilitation skills! We absolutely love the Storify link you sent us and have shared it widely – thank you for capturing our day in such a unique way!

Yumi Namata

Yumi Namata

/ XYBOOM

As the primary goal of the XYBOOM Conference was to encourage collaboration and dialogue among generations, Amanda worked closely with the XYBOOM team and moderator to craft a dynamic, innovative and engaging approach to the XYBOOM Conference that was extremely well received. I can attest to the wealth of positive feedback we heard about Amanda and her facilitation style. Business professionals who have attended many conferences in the past were extremely impressed with the fresh approach to activities and facilitation style they experienced at XYBOOM, describing Amanda as authentic, warm, and engaging.

Austin Nairn

Austin Nairn

Leaders of Tomorrow & Company of Young Professionals Programs Manager / The Vancouver Board of Trade

I had the pleasure of working with Amanda as she generously volunteered her time to facilitate an event with The Vancouver Board of Trade’s Company of Young Professionals Program. Amanda was innovative, collaborative, and a pleasure to work. Amanda completely exceeded our expectations and took the time to understand our goals and cater her facilitation style accordingly. Amanda’s enthusiasm is contagious as she is a true master (and student) of her craft.

 

 

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