As an Imago Professional Facilitator, my training and philosophy center around the idea that Imago tools designed to foster connections between people can be applied to a broad array of environments and purposes. My practice focuses in areas where my education and professional and life experiences give me expertise and perspective that can be useful to others.
Whether you are a new group ready to become a bonded community with a shared vision, or a settled community looking to renew relationships and find your way through tough decisions, Karen has the skills to help you move toward the fulfilling, connected relationships cohousing was created to foster.
She’ll guide you through your rough spots and leave you with tools to keep moving in the right direction. Karen designs sessions to meet the specific needs of each community, relying on the well-tested core principles and methods of Imago Relationships to ensure success.
Small or large group workshops are an effective and efficient model for learning skills from deep listening to group facilitation. Workshops include both theory and practice in a fun and engaging opportunity to improve skills and learn tools. Workshops can be for an existing or forming group to build skills and tackle problems together, or for a gathering of individuals interested in gaining skills for personal growth or to take back to their communities. I love to build workshops specifically for your group or needs and I have programs already designed and ready to use that may be a perfect fit.
Even groups united around a passionate vision often waste time and energy in inefficient and dispute-ridden meetings. Conflicts can distract from the shared vision and fracture creativity, volunteer commitment, and group cohesion.
Whether you are a bonded group looking for direction and efficiency or a divided group trying to rediscover unity, good facilitation can help you make the most of your volunteer and financial resources.
Karen can come for a few sessions to tune up your skill set, for a larger project of visioning or group building, or even for ongoing facilitation to take the strain off of the leadership. Each program is customized to meet the needs of the organization.
Teaching and learning is all about relationships, and bringing in an expert can improve everything from test scores to parent satisfaction. Ironically, the skills that will do the most to make our students successful and resilient are rarely taught in school. The result is that teachers and administrators spend valuable time managing too many conflicts.
Karen will build a program to meet the needs and budget of your school. Services include
Teaching children how to use Imago Dialogue to resolve their own conflicts in a way that strengthens their relationships.
Training teachers to use Imago Relationship strategies in class and on the playground to resolve conflicts by empowering children and helping them prevent future conflicts.
Facilitation of efficient, goal-oriented, team-building faculty meetings.
Fostering a culture of collaboration, teamwork and communication between all members of a school community.
Parent Support and Education Consulting
No one knows your child like you do, and nothing can disrupt family life and marriage like a child who is struggling. With experience both as a teacher and as a parent of a high-needs child, Karen understands how difficult it can be to make decisions about education, discipline, medical care and screen time in today’s world. She’ll help you identify your own parenting values and work as a team toward your goals for your children. Methods of Imago Relationships help couples feel more connected as they work to make their toughest decisions and help single parents feel confident and supported in their process.