Careful Process

**All work requires partnership with an appropriate project sponsor, whose role in the organization or group has the authority to sign contracts. The sponsor may use a surrogate to carry the project through if they are willing to engage at appropriate times.

The ethic of Careful Process guides Rachel Lyn’s practice. Specializing in culture work and organizational development Rachel Lyn offers a host of strategic interventions from custom training, to multi-stakeholder events, to creative problem solving workshops and leadership retreats.

The gatherings and landscape design work that Rachel Lyn Rumson does results in highly engaged participants, deepened relationships, greater trust and commitment to action. She fosters a collaborative learning culture for each job. Learning events and interactions, are designed and facilitated to reach specific goals, advance the learning capacity of groups, establish a safe-to-fail space for creative self-organizing and healthy experimentation.

Rachel Lyn is available for meeting and workshop design, leadership retreats and coaching. Leaders in their field who need to either develop a conversational leadership approach, manage cross-functional teams, organize multi-disciplinary groups or engage diverse stakeholders groups should consider her services.

Project scoping process begins with Needs Assessment and Goal Setting consultation. Rachel Lyn will help you conduct inventories and collect data using appropriate tools for understanding your culture, as well as for evaluation and measures. This a standard piece of our consulting approach. This is also offered as a stand-alone service for groups that want to learn what their leverage points are or learn how to master this function themselves.

Leadership Coaching is sometimes all that is needed to achieve greatness in our work. Applying a behavioral science approach, Rachel Lyn can help you lead and live well. Our coaching program emphasizes the ever important and yield-producing goal setting process. From there, depending on your goals, she will help with communication, decision making, skills inventories, conflict mode assessment, and process consulting. Coaching engagements are available by retainer only.

Data Feedback and Joint Decision Making is an art and a science. This is generally a specific meeting design supporting group process for analysis of data relevant to a specific business or community problem. the meeting balances participation and efficiency using presentation skill and conversation models. The process lets a group jury-out the situation, leading to a superior decision. Making strategic sense of data while avoiding analysis paralysis is the art resulting in actionable plans. This service is a standard part of full consulting engagement or can be contracted as a stand alone service.

A favorite for Boards of Directors and Executive Teams, Strategy Development is a particular type of facilitation that helps groups reset their focus, after a change in the business environment, or a change in the leadership group, or as part of an annual meeting. Newly formed groups also benefit from this service to set focus so they can systematically and move forward on identified targets. Strategy meetings result in clear vision, niche analysis and action plans, using various consensus building, project scoping, metrics setting tools.

Guiding the process of drafting business plans from the executive summary to market research and feasibility studies, to making decisions about organizational structure, operations, marketing strategy, organizational development, to choosing the right avenue or capital, and setting projections. Business Planning services are available for any start up, new board, or collaborative partnership who wants to ensure success. Rachel Lyn offers business planning services on a consulting basis using a either a coaching by retainer or design consulting model. Please inquire about rates and terms.

Well planned and facilitated difficult conversations can increase capacity in groups. Conversations for communicating to the common ground and setting boundaries to establish functional relationships is the basis of our Conflict Resolution service. Offered as group workshop or a mediation-style engagement involving two parties, this service stands alone from the others or can be incorporated into retreats or contracted as as a development program.

Training modules on group dynamics, leadership styles, decision making styles, “change management”, diversity and radical inclusion, behavioral psychology, participatory design, social permaculture, facilitation skills and more are offered both as a custom training for your organization.  

Contact us today to set up an initial consultation and discuss terms either by email at rachellyn.rumson@gmail.com or by phone at 207.332.7224.