I support organisations and communities to connect, collaborate, and co-create. Together we have generative conversations, make inclusive decisions, co-create equitable systems, redistribute resources, move through conflict and get creative in finding solutions. This might include…

Viv, I so loved your facilitation and the planning and timing and the sense of inclusion. openness and hope, which very much rested in your holding the group with such care.” – Workshop participant 2022

True collaboration increases our capacity to respond to our most complex and important challenges, allowing new and creative ideas to emerge. Instead of struggling with capacity, burnout and ongoing conflicts, or falling back to hierarchical power, we find ways to work together that are more effective, inclusive, restorative and enjoyable.

As part of this, we work to understand and dismantle systems of oppression including racism, and gender binary systems. We look at how social constructs and systems increase harm and continue to make it really difficult (and painful) for some of us to participate.

Using tools like Deep Democracy, Appreciative Inquiry, Legislative Theatre, Participatory Grant Making, Charettes, TheoryU, Art of Hosting, Convergent Facilitation, Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Restorative Circles and more, we will co-design a specific process to meet the mission, needs and power dynamics of each specific context.

I also support groups and individuals to increase their awareness of systems of oppression and internalised beliefs around race and gender identity. For in depth work around this, I recommend connecting with organisations like BRAP and Race Resilience.

Recent projects include GM systems changers, GM Homelessness Action Network, Bury Elephants Trail, Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary, SAWN, Opal Advocacy (Oldham), PHSO Ombudsman, Living Streets, Todmorden Makery, St Augustine’s Centre, GM Transformation Lab, XR conflict transformation, NVC-UK conflict transformation, Street Support Network and more.

To find out more about this work, please read these testimonials or get in touch.

To explore how we might support your group or community, please get in touch.