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Karen Gimnig, Facilitator

Helping you foster the relationships that take you to your goals.

Imago Relationships International


Karen Gimnig is a group facilitator, motivational speaker and relationship coach. Her passion is to help you achieve your goals for collaboration and community culture.  She believes that our need for connection with the people around us guides us toward effective relationships.  

As an Imago Facilitator, Karen uses the theory and practice of Imago Relationships to guide teams and communities through the complexity of working together. She helps groups and individuals identify root causes of challenges and then walks beside them offering gentle support as they seek solutions.  

Karen enjoys working with non-profit organizations, communities (including communities of faith), and work places. In particular she supports groups using consensus, sociocracy or agile technologies for working together.  

Her clients describe her as "profoundly effective," increasing trust and providing simple (but not easy) tools for improved communication and relationships.  


Paul Tevis and I enjoy exploring various aspects of working together in groups. In this podcast we share those conversations with you in short segments (10-15 minutes) each week.   The content is available in audio only or video format.

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If you are looking for new approaches to community or a study guide for building a cooperative culture, check out this book with co-author Yana Ludwig. The Cooperative Culture Handbook: A Social Change Manual to Dismantle Toxic Culture & Build Connection is hot off the presses and available for purchase here

Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt say, “The Cooperative Culture Handbook offers a clear and compelling alternative to the competitive society it seeks to replace. Written in simple and direct style for any interested reader, this book contributes to the emerging vision of a new society and inspires the readers to join it. It should be read by everyone looking forward to the emergence of a cooperative culture in which everyone is equal and everyone thrives.”

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.”

- David Augsberger

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