BECAUSE WE CAN’T DO IT ALONE
More than ever, we need to learn how to harness the power of networks to tackle the complex issues we’re facing as a society.
–Jeff Mohr, Founder Kumu.io
We only become GREATER than the SUM of our parts through NETWORKS
NETWORKS ARE BUILT ON CONNECTIONS
Better network connectivity starts with a map
Network Mapping Helps:
We Support Network Weavers
SOME OF THE WAYS WE CAN HELP
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Example Network Map in Kumu
The Greater than the Sum Team
Christine’s background in data-gathering/ evaluation/visualization, combined with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and a fervent passion for social change fuel her ongoing drive to discover and develop tools that can help others turn their social change visions into realities.
She has played many roles in change efforts over the decades, and has discovered she’s happiest when acting as a Network Guardian, supporting others with the skills & tools they need to be as effective as possible.
She is a relentless innovater, always coming up with new ideas, upsetting applecarts, pushing beyond comfort zones. She is passionate about generative communication, transformation through vulnerability and connection, self-organizing systems, and enabling people to take action toward making the world a better place.
A living network is greater than the sum of its parts, and so is the marriage this company is built on.
We’ve been together a quarter of a century, and in that time we’ve learned how profoundly our individual well-being, resilience, and capacity are amplified by the care and feeding of the ‘something larger’ or ‘field’ of our marriage. We’ve practiced extensively and deeply value the authentic communication, deep listening, courage and vulnerability required for true inter-being.
We come at everything very differently, and have complimentary strengths and weaknesses. We love, we conflict, we learn, we challenge each other and we grow from our differences. We know, without a doubt, that we would each be smaller and weaker apart than we are together.
To us, network weaving is an extension of our marriage – our contribution in support of the kinds of connection – ACROSS DIFFERENCES – that make us all greater than the sum of our separate-self parts. An extension our of love, beyond our marriage. Love in service to even greater love.
Tim is the sustainer of the two of us.
He wrangles data from myriad sources into the shape necessary for map-making, manages the technical-development side of our efforts, develops & manages websites, and is the all-around finish-&-maintain-whatever-Christine-starts person.
When he’s not wrangling data, attending to our marriage, or helping Christine keep her priorities in order, he reverts to his earliest love and his primal Shaman mode – wrangling with spirits and sensing/ listening/ engaging with the energy- body- mytho- narratives of his energy-healing clients.
Michael founded Clarity Facilitation and The Social Innovation Lab. He is a master at desigining and facilitating inclusive and effective group processes. He is an active network weaver who practices connecting & supporting networks for greater justice & sustainability in everything he does. And he is a joy to work with.
Janne K. Flisrand
Janne founded Flisrand Consulting which connects people, places and ideas through smart process..
Janne approaches the world – and her work – with a broad, open-minded curiosity about people, how they interact with places, and how they respond to their context. She sees the implications of ideas, connections between abstractions and specifics, and applies concepts to real problems.
Albert Linderman, Ph.D.
Albert is a cultural anthropologist and CEO of Sagis Corporation.
With his Sagis partners, Albert has developed a proprietary means, SagisSense, for eliciting and representing the “Deep Smarts” of experts, leaders and teams. These tacit “deep smarts,” include deep level mental models and ways of approaching human and organizational systems crucial to understanding leaders’ and teams’ expertise.
He uses Otto Scharmer’s “Presencing” in group facilitation.
Albert is also the author of a number of articles, as well as a book on philosophy of knowledge, Why the World Around You isn’t as it Appears (SteinerBooks, 2012). He has served on numerous boards and contributes to his many friends in the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities.
Feeling boxed in by playing too many roles?
We love collaborating with and supporting professional network weavers & organizational consultants in their network development efforts.
If you’re ready to increase the sophistication of your network mapping efforts, or take network mapping off your plate so you can focus on the parts of the work you do best, get in touch.
We’re just as happy staying behind the scenes & leaving you to nurture your client relationships as we are jumping in and helping facilitate if and when you need it.