To navigate deep change
we all need to lead with purpose.
Protests, pushback and public anger: this is our new normal.
It doesn’t have to be.
The world is changing. No kidding. We know we need to change…but change into what? And how? We are morphing into a knowledge-based society brought here by massive technological change that has sparked equally massive economic, social, political and environmental upheaval. Success will come to those leaders best equipped to mix and merge new knowledge, information and perspectives to create new products, services, processes and workflows. That means our traditional levers of power – corporations, governments, large NGOs and labour organizations – need to make room at the decision-making table for a lot of people if we are to break through impasses and develop solutions that provide more help than harm.
Stakeholder relations and engagement needs to move from the CSR corner into the heart of your operations and the executive suite.
Award-winning writer. Purpose-led entrepreneur. High level strategist. Trailblazer. Woman on a mission.
I help organizations strategically navigate delicate issues using a process I created based on my three decades of experience analyzing and reporting on the ground about complex and contentious topics. I have worked with governments, corporations and non-profits in Canada and the U.S. to help rebuild trust in public information and institutions and build movements for purpose-led change.
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Proud to be New Brunswick’s original certified B Corp and part of a global movement of for-profit businesses that are using the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Over 3,500 companies in 65 countries and growing.
Navigating Deep Change: Are you Ready to Set Sail?
I assess an organization’s level of readiness based on my five-point Navigating Deep Change methodology.
Organizational and community assets
New products, services and processes
Sources of power to harness winds of change
Measure and track community pressure and volatility
Beacons indicating safe passage around barriers
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Navigating Deep Change E-book
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Recent and Upcoming Public Appearances
50 Shades of Beige: Communicating with Cross-cultural Advantage
March 12, 2020 Fredericton, NB