Our collaboration with Explorations Consulting has created respectful workplaces. Together we are empowering organizations to invite full and productive engagement.
We have known Janet Novinger of Explorations Consulting for more than 20 years. Cindy and Janet connected easily and deeply when they met in the Whole Systems Design program at Antioch Seattle. As we all have furthered our business ventures, our friendship with Janet has deepened and expanded to include some powerful opportunities to work together, as well as even more conversations about how we can do more of the work we all want to do in the world, and what of it we can do together.
It is truly a gift to have an associate like Janet who is both able and happy to enjoy our relationship while also letting it be an opportunity for learning and growth. In our work with her, we have been able to strengthen our ability to learn “in public” to tell the truth gently and hear it respectfully, and to work through miscommunications and hurt in ways that leaves us stronger both individually and in partnership. We are pleased to have Janet’s complementary skills and expertise to offer to our clients – especially her delightful ability to connect with clients in a way that opens them to potentially difficult conversations – and specifically as we support our clients in preparing for uncertainty. Their success depends on full engagement, and respect is foundational to that engagement. It’s a strong and valuable combination.
We value Janet as both a dear friend and trusted associate. From lovely evenings enjoying the Seattle Opera together when we still lived in Seattle, to our newer traditional weekend together for the Whidbey Island Garden Tour, we are delighted to have Janet so much a part of our lives.
Explorations Consulting ~ a spotlight on Respect
Explorations is a 20-year-old organizational consulting firm that provides tailored training, facilitation, coaching and consulting to clients in business, government, education and non-profit organizations. Their consultants are products of what they preach and they emphasize a practical, fun, fast-paced, hands-on approach to learning and implementing. They are savvy, empathetic, inspiring professionals who:
- Understand that respect for our clients is as important as respect for ourselves
- Work in compassionate ways to design effective responses to our clients’ challenges
- Facilitate a broad scope of programs
- Love what we do
- Focus on respect