Sallie is an organizational design consultant, who has spent her career in the areas of organizational and international development, consulting in diverse corporate, academic, governmental, and non-profit environments. She formed Shared Sun Studio in 1994, and has facilitated hundreds of workshops on the human dimensions of change as well as coaching organizations from start to finish on the strategies and collaborations necessary for start-up, expansion, and reinvention.
Sallie has applied and taught Appreciative Inquiry [Ai] in multiple settings,using the curriculum she developed for rapidly enabling participants to use Ai with their own organizations and clients. She first trained with David Cooperrider, Ai’s originator, in Case Western Reserve University’s year-long Global Excellence in Management (GEM) program, gaining certification in Global Change and Social Innovation.
Sallie has trained more than 700 people around the world in Ai, including workshops at the Findhorn Community in Scotland, for McKinsey, Inc. in New York, and varied public and corporate trainings in the US, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Holland, France, and Spain.
Recent projects include using Ai to define the societal purpose of Australia’s ANZ Bank, [Melbourne, Australia]; defining and integrating values at Nortel Networks [Toronto, Canada] and Wegmans Foods [Rochester, NY]; doing rapid, high participation planning processes for international development organizations, Pact [Washington, DC] and Lutheran World Relief [Baltimore, MD], and facilitating a 500-person Ai summit to build civil society [Managua, Nicaragua].
Sallie lives in Asheville, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and enjoys spending a good part of the year working and playing in various parts of the world.