After many years in this profession, I have assembled and continue to expand upon a broad portfolio of methods. At times, I will adjust even proven tools to suit your specific needs, making each tool as dynamic as your individual modules. In my experience, the key to utilizing these methods is to recognize when an exercise should be allowed to ‘go rogue’; there are times when inspiration can prove to be the most effective tool.
Working systemically is a fundamental attitude. I emphasize an integrated approach that considers context and the entire system. It is my intention to agitate a situation and address difficult issues; to offer a change in direction when it has grown so impermeable or rigid that it must be shaken up. I occupy a neutral position, staying open-minded in regard to your chosen path. It is my role to challenge you, without taking sides.
A systemic approach also recognizes the interplay of behavioral patterns. In our work together, we will both acknowledge your achievements and approach new paths; exploring solutions with curiosity and externalized self-perception. In certain situations, I might utilize ‘respectful disrespect’ to break patterns and address the unspeakable; alternatively, I might just let that ‘elephant stay in the room.’
Throughout any intervention, you’ll find that my own constant companions are sensitivity, humor, and a zest for life.
In music, a new rhythm, beat, or flow will entirely shift the mood and direction of a piece. In the same way, I utilize an extensive repertoire of interventions; my instruments include specifically applied elements of communication. Depending upon the size of the group or area of enquiry, I will vary or modify my combinations and tonality to suit the task.