Find your GENIE

We provide services to individuals, teams, organizations and communities. Whether you are seeking to make the best use of your volunteer time, create the widest impact you can with a product or program, or are out to build a future for the Gorge you'd like to see, GENIE is here for you.

Flexible, customizable, creative.

Effective.

Adept at navigating complexity, we help you reclaim your time, coordinate your teams, show the good work of your organization, and find leverage points to create real change.

 Align your purpose with real needs in the Gorge

Align your purpose with real needs in the Gorge

y/our PERSONAL GENIE

We work with individuals to help align personal purpose with real community needs. A person's experience of community shapes their desire and ability to get involved. Working with our partners at CultureSeed, GENIE finds learning opportunities for people with organizations throughout the Gorge.

Schedule a call, or explore our current projects on your own and let us know your questions.

Remember, always, that everything you know, and everything everyone knows, is only a model. Get your model out there where it can be viewed. Invite others to challenge your assumptions and add their own.
— Donella Meadows

 Improve team communication and performance

Improve team communication and performance

Teaming

Even teams with a clear purpose don’t always reach their potential. The human stuff intervenes. People miscommunicate and make assumptions. We all make mistakes. It's how we handle them, together, that makes the difference.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
— Mahatma Gandhi

GENIE looks at a team's tools, practices, and key projects. We provide ways to gain clarity and alignment. We focus on preventing unintended consequences and making working as a team fun and effective.

Effective collective action rarely occurs on its own; it requires effort.
— Amy Edmonson, "Teaming"

 Choose your path and direct public attention

Choose your path and direct public attention

STRATEGY AND STORYTELLING

Strategy has changed.

In our complex and rapidly changing world, reliance on the intelligence of leaders is not enough. We need information from the edges, from all parts of a business, organization or community.

It's hard to know where to listen, but easy to be overwhelmed by floods of information, and to fall back on old ways of working.

Information is cheap. Meaning is expensive.
— George Dyson

GENIE builds adaptive strategy maps to increase the access we have to the intelligence of those around us.  We can go from an idea or narrative to a map, or build storyline about how your work will change the world from a map. This offers new ways for businesses, organizations and communities to see where they’d like to go, and to communicate that vision to others.


  Start a conversation

Start a conversation

Talk with us

start a conversation

We know all this mapping can be as overwhelming as it is interesting. But it starts to make a lot of sense when seen through your own lens. How would an event or a map be useful to you? Drop us a line and we'll have a 30 min conversation.

  Bring GENIE to your event

Bring GENIE to your event

Facilitation

Bring GENIE to your Event

GENIE thinks through group facilitation with care and strategic outcomes in mind, but also fun! Whether you'd like input on the structure of an event, or would like us to help facilitate it, we like bringing people together.

  Start your strategic map

Start your strategic map

Adaptive maps

illuminate your strategy

Talking through your strategy with GENIE brings clarity. We'll schedule an hour or two to look at your challenges,  ask questions to illuminate key leverage points, and give you our mapped notes for your team to discuss and build on.


Discover your genie

Custom views of our network map are available to help you tell your story. If you would like to explore using a view of the map for your website or newsletter, fill out the form below and the GENIE team will get back to you.

 Our network map is a public resource. Discover how it can serve your work.

Our network map is a public resource. Discover how it can serve your work.

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