As human beings, we are not problems waiting to be solved, but potential waiting to unfold. – Frederic Laloux, Author of Reinventing Organizations

Abby is a pioneer in the field of leadership and strategy for complex environments.
She partners with individuals, communities and organization systems as a facilitator, workshop leader and coach, helping people develop plans of action and methods of interaction to collectively create a more successful future.

Organizations that have benefited through collaboration with Abby include the Cleveland Clinic, General Dynamics, Petrobras, the International Center for Complex Project Management, the State of Vermont, Defense Acquisition University, Canadian National Defense, the American International School of Rotterdam and the New Jersey State Library.

Abby has co-developed a cadre of practical, systems-based tools that support her clients in proactively leveraging possibility and creating their preferred futures in today’s complex and rapidly evolving world. Her background in adult development, learning and leadership, systems thinking and other fields brings both depth and breadth to her work, and allows her to offer fresh – and often, game-changing – perspectives to the people she serves.

She holds a BA in cultural anthropology and a master’s degree in divinity and works with a number of tools including Polarity Thinking, Systems Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, the Leadership Circle Profile 360 and Culture Survey and Maverick & Boutique’s Waves of Change Model.

Abby serves on the board of the Northeast Economic Developers Association (NEDA).
She is the proud mother of a twenty-three-year-old son, an avid yoga practitioner and musician. She lives in the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts.

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