Deb does consulting, both one on one and group consulting. This can be done several ways.
Online Consulting – Why not have a face to face, over the internet? Using the power of Zoom, this is possible very easily. You can utilize her services in one call, or in scheduled monthly consulting calls.
Want to bring in more people, gather your crowd, and bring Deb to your town for several days. This is an embedded community experience!
Embedded Community Experience – this is where the rubber meets the road and you’ll receive the most bang for you buck. Deb will actually come to your community and the first day, do a walk through of your town (or drive through) and ask a lot of questions. The next day is the keynote presentation on the topic you request. The last morning she will sit down with groups you want her to work with, meet with your board, have a hands on workshop and hammer out what needs to be discussed.
What does an Embedded Community Visit look like? You’ll meet Deb at the airport and drive back to town – and in this informal get together, a lot of questions are asked, answers are shared and the process of the embedded community visit begins. If she drives into town, sharing a meal is another great way to get together informally.
Usually next up is a walk through (or drive through) town and you’ll have the opportunity to see your town in a way you don’t normally. Because Deb brings fresh eyes, she’ll see things that you may miss. Usually over dinner there’s more discussion and conversation.
Because research has been done and your key players have been talked, Deb will have an idea of the types of things you’d like to hear more about. You’ll receive this in a presentation style event. Sometimes it’s strictly a presentation, sometimes it is interactive – depending on your community! There is often a handout provided (online) that you can download at your leisure. Sign up for the weekly newsletters as well – there’s lots of information you will be able to use. There is a private Facebook group you will be able to participate in and learn from. Finally, you may wish to consider the Megaphone or Insider membership at www.saveyour.town.
In an embedded community experience you’ll begin the process of Gather Your Crowd and learn how to use the Idea Friendly method. You are encouraged to bring together positive people to crowd-source the future of your town. The old way of deciding the future was done by organizations and government, our new way is done by everyone. The old way had someone in control, our new way is to get as many people as possible trying new things. Next you’ll learn how to Build Connections and Take Small Steps.
Deb says, “If it sounds informal, that is because it is. Intentionally. Because I want you to have practical steps you can put into action right away. I’m not there to help you create a master plan that then goes back on a shelf to be dusted off 5 years later and rewritten. I also want everyone in the community who wants to participate to be valued and welcomed. Each embedded community experience is tailored to the needs of your community and what works for you.”