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If you have a specific date and project in mind, please use the calendar to pick a time for us to go over the details and talk about whether it makes sense for us to work together. In the calendar tool, you can choose whether you want to meet via video call or phone and it will send you a confirmation of the appointment.

Do you have more questions about how I work or what I offer? Then I encourage you to review the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have a question or just want to connect, please use the contact form below to reach out and let me know what you’re interested in speaking about. I look forward to being in touch with you.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Are you available on a specific date?

If you have a date picked out for your meeting or event, please let me know when you book a call with me. If I’m not available, I will let you know right away and see if it makes sense to still have a call or to cancel the call.

Do you work virtually? What about hybrid? What about in person?

I have facilitated all of my services in all formats, virtual, hybrid, or in person. I am happy to discuss the merits and challenges of these formats with you during a planning call. The format does affect the design and it usually affects the cost as well. It is most effective when we decide on a format ahead of time and then design with that format in mind rather than switching from one to the other midway. There will be an additional cost if we need to switch formats within a short time frame before the engagement.

If you want me to be on site at your location we will calculate the estimated travel costs during the planning call and I will include those in the proposal. My ability to travel will depend on the date, current travel restrictions, and time of year. I am based in Flagstaff, Arizona. I am more likely to be able to travel to your destination if it is within a day’s drive or if it is located in one of the following cities: Dallas TX, Denver CO, Albuquerque NM, Santa Fe NM, and Washington DC and the surrounding metro area.

Do you require payment up front? What are your payment terms?

For single-day engagements, like a one-day team building event, I will invoice your organization within 10 days of the engagement and then payment is due within 30 days. For larger or multi-day engagements, I will ask for a deposit before the engagement and then the remainder of the payment is due within 30 days of completion of the scope of work.

What types of payment do you take? Can you take a purchasing card/credit card?

I accept payment by check, credit card, or ACH transfer. I have easy and flexible payment options to pay online through the secure proposal system, PandaDoc, or through a QuickBooks invoice.

Do you have liability insurance?

Yes, our company maintains liability insurance and we can provide a certificate of liability if your organization requires it.

Can you provide us with a W9 form? What about other vendor paperwork that our agency requires?

As a standard practice, I always include a W9 form with my invoice for your convenience. If your agency has additional paperwork that they require, please let me know during our scope of work conversation so that I can get the paperwork completed before the engagement. Many of my clients are state governments who have very specific and sometimes complicated processes for new vendors. I am used to this and it doesn’t scare me.

What makes you a “professional” facilitator? Do you have any specific licensing or training?

Thank you for asking! First, I earned a Master of Science in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University in December 2010. Process facilitation and guiding groups through organizational change were two key focuses of the program.

Currently, I am a member of the International Association of Facilitators. I attend their conferences and I abide by their Code of Ethics.

I am also a member of the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute and participate in their professional development program for consultants and facilitators.

In 2020 I became the first facilitator in the United States to become a Licensed Online Empathy Toy facilitator. The Empathy Toy from Twenty One Toys is one of the facilitation tools I use in team-building and strategic planning.

Our organization is committed to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and we want a facilitator who understands these principles. Where do you stand on this?

First, I appreciate that you have taken this step and are factoring your JEDI goals into your decision-making about who to hire as a facilitator or consultant. That shows a great step in aligning your practices to your values.

To answer your question, I pursued JEDI training for myself throughout my career. Recently I’ve attended sessions hosted through the International Association of Facilitators as well as the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute. In the past, I’ve also attended training related to inclusion for LGBTQ people. Personally, I identify as white, queer, cis-gendered woman. In my facilitation work, I make an effort to guide the process in a neutral way that creates as much space as possible for everyone in the group to be heard. At the same time, as a facilitator, I recognize my role as having influence and I work to be intentional about how I use my own lived experience and my influential role as an outside facilitator to further the shared goal of engagement and inclusion.

Are you vaccinated?

Yes, I received two doses of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 in March 2021 and then received a booster shot in November 2021. I can provide verification of this if your organization requires it. I am also willing to take a COVID test before your meeting or event if that is your protocol.

What are your COVID-19 protocols?

Personally, I have been vaccinated and boosted and get tested as necessary and wear masks as necessary. 

For the in-person or hybrid events that I facilitate, I require that you share your protocols with me before the engagement so that I can make an informed choice about whether or not to accept the engagement. I expect that you will enforce your own protocols with your team and I do not take on that responsibility. If you are not enforcing your own protocols and are doing something that is a greater risk than what we discussed in the proposal then I reserve the right to cancel or move the event to a virtual format.

I do not wish to work with leaders or organizations who actively oppose vaccination. If you consider yourself “anti-vax”, this is not going to be a good fit.