I am in the process of finalizing a very informative conversation I had with author Robyn Stratton-Berkessel re Appreciative Inquiry. I thought it beneficial to provide you, my readers, with a brief introduction to Robyn prior to publishing the articles.
Robyn Stratton-Berkessel has extraordinary experience globally as an organization, learning and development professional in the areas of sales management, business strategy, culture change, organization effectiveness, leadership development and coaching.
Robyn’s special capabilities are as designer and facilitator of positive change. She partners with senior executives and teams across functional, cultural, and geographic boundaries, designing and delivering high impact change with a focus on creating cultures of ownership, empowerment and possibility. With her strong leadership skills and experience in diverse arenas, she works to create change at deep, transformational levels resulting in sustainable, energizing outcomes. She integrates innovative and leading edge techniques and sciences in her work, such as neuroscience, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, and participatory tools and methodologies including Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology and Future Search to actively involve client groups in co-creating and owning their desired outcomes.
Robyn is a published author on the topic of Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions, as well as contributor to a range of leadership and industry publications and blogs. She is a presenter and facilitator of workshops at international conferences in her area of specialization – participatory leadership and collaborative cultures. Her academic qualifications include BA from University of Sydney, Australia and a Masters of Organizational Behavior and Systems, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. In addition, Robyn has numerous certifications in her field of human and organization development.
Robyn's current passion is developing apps for clients; by integrating the power of participation, engagement, and collaboration to the process of creating apps Robyn and partner, Juergen Berkessel, have designed incredible products to serve the emerging mobile market, iPhone, iPad and Android, check out Polymash, their company website, for more information.
You can catch up with Robyn on her blog entitled Postive Matrix.
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