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 Learning + collaboration
Turn groups into communities that excel at
working and adapting together.

More than the sum.

When groups become communities, it changes the equation of what's possible.

I guide groups toward greater purpose, deep and useful learning and empowered action. I hold space for candid and constructive conflict that leverages the power of differences. The result is better teamwork: more aligned, innovative, open, adaptable and fun.  

Do you suffer from YAMS?

Symptoms of Yet Another Meeting Syndrome (YAMS) include planning to plan, enduring personal agendas and accommodate domineering personalities. What if you experienced authentic community instead?  Places where diverse lived experiences added up to a greater whole and each person’s unique perspective was heard and valued? What if you didn’t have to worry about politics because trust freed you to do your best work?

I help groups do their inner work by leveraging three powerful components:  intrinsic curiosity, trusting relationships, and growth-edge action.  

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Facilitate shared purpose, planning 

and implementation 

Assess current team dynamics

Design and develop capacity for

group practices

Foster team culture

Convene peer learning


Matt supported our team during a period of significant internal and external transition. He helped convene a cross-functional group of colleagues to identify a set of shared values and goals, distill complex – and sometimes competing – ideas, and chart a forward course. Through it all, he used visuals and metaphors to help simplify and capture our thinking in ways that resonated across our organization. We are grateful for his support!

Erin Imon Gavin | Director of Program Integration

The McKnight Foundation

Minneapolis, Minnesota

As a member of a virtual learning group that Matt leads, I’m continually impressed by the skills he brings to this work. He represents the combination of effective leadership and sensitivity to the needs of each individual. He models respect and empathy, encouraging participation while helping to keep us on track. Matt’s warm attentiveness, combined with his sense of humor, create a safe space for self-expression within our diverse community. His vision and guidance would be valuable to teams navigating organizational change. 

Laura Washburn | Licensed clinical social worker

Effortless Mindfulness Virtual Learning Cohort Member

Amherst, Massachusetts.

Check out my blog post on creating 

conditions for healthy teams


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