Summer Rules, Applied Improvisation, and the Complequity Tool

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Summer is, by far, my most favorite season. It’s no wonder that the Solid Fire Consulting logo looks a little like a Summer sun ablaze or the volunteer sunflower in […]

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What if Evaluation and Facilitation Had a Baby Together? Announcing a New Publication

Monday, March 28th, 2016

I am pleased to announce the birth of New Direction in Evaluation’s most recent volume “Evaluation and Facilitation“. The proud parents (aka Editors) are myself, Rita Fierro, and Dawn Hanson […]

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A Facilitation Bull’s-Eye: Deep Engagement and Ideas That Inform Strategy

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

I recently returned from the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference in Denver, where I co-facilitated a World Café conversation with my colleagues Rita Fierro and Dawn Hanson Smart. The theme of […]

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Getting to the Core of Focus Groups

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Focus groups, interviews, and document review. They’re the trio of go-to qualitative methods used for gathering information for program evaluations and strategy planning. There are many other approaches, of course, […]

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Coping With The Evaluation Blues

Monday, January 6th, 2014

I got the evaluation blues, I got the evaluation blues, On top of every other thing, I gotta show them what I do.   Evaluation getting you down? Can’t figure […]

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Finding My Seat

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

This summer I found my seat. Each morning, I woke up two hours before my children and had the velvety luxury of meditating for twenty minutes and then quietly reading […]

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