Appreciative Voice - not a man yelling into red phone

What is an Appreciative Voice in Your World?

An appreciative voice provides safety for others to speak their truths. It is invitational and watchful. An appreciative voice is unhurried and patient. It can reframe situations to be helpful and resourceful. It is flexible. The appreciative voice is inclusive. It acknowledges diversity and identifies opportunities to offer possibilities to hold the space for transformational shifts to emerge.
Communications Skills Training

Communication Skills Training for High Performance

In a nutshell, this collaborative way of training enables employees to find resources within themselves to bring to the situation. Furthermore, when they feel supported by others, including coworkers and bosses, it leads to creating a nurturing and inviting environment where they feel safe at work resulting in greater quantity and quality of service. Teamwork is enhanced, communication is improved, as people truly listen to one another and respect each other. They experience moments of care from others.
Ability to dream

Ability to Dream Influences your Destiny

When it comes to bringing positive change into your life, it might start as a wish, or an aspiration, or a dream. We know from history, some of the biggest dreamers have created the most lasting positive social changes. The ability to dream allows for anything to be possible. Imagining a desirable future is what keeps us going,
Sharing stories at an Appreciative Inquiry Summit

Highlights from an Appreciative Inquiry Summit

The summit exceeded expectations. The design and planning teams, and the participants all shared a sense that we had done the best we could do and it felt amazing. This feedback sums it up: “We’ve hit the reset button and it’s hard to go back.”
Appreciative Inquiry Discovery Interview on Intergenerational Dialogue

Appreciating All Generations – Intergenerational Dialog

What are the stereotypes we attach to the different generations?…
Polymash Design

Appreciative Inquiry – Unintended Consequence of App Development

It's been 1.5 years now since Juergen Berkessel and I co-founded…

Appreciative Inquiry Workshop and World Cafe Blend: Farms in the City, Jersey City

The structure and the process take participants immediately into a state of valuing themselves and others present in the room (and may not be present in the room), and quickly moves them into imagining what they have the power to collectively co-create. It is so important not to short-circuit or derail the creative sharing opportunity.
playful inquiry - a talk by Robyn Stratton-Berkessel

Appreciative Inquiry in Action: Purpose-Driven Selling Workshop NYC – Selling Skills Training

Workshop details - FREE Wednesday, July 28 2010 5:45 - 8:00…

Conference Highlights: Stories of Appreciative Inquiry In Nepal, NYC Event

For those who may be in New York City on Tuesday, March 23, 2010,…