We are a team of highly skilled consultants, course instructors and professionally certified facilitators from throughout the United States. All Kolbe Company consultants assist organizations in dealing with challenging situations, facilitating cultural change and leading effective meetings. Our staff has years of experience working with public agencies and most have Master’s Degrees in the sectors they specialize in. All are professionally certiﬁed facilitators and are licensed to instruct the Technology of Participation (ToP®) curriculum and other programs. Our facilitators and consultants uphold the highest levels of quality. Their expertise is recognized and validated by the professional organizations that nationally certify facilitators using a rigorous process: International Association of Facilitators, Institute of Cultural Affairs, International Coach Federation and International Association of Public Participation.
MA, CTF, CPF, MTT
Heidi specializes in large meeting and conference facilitation to achieve immediate results. She has 28 years government consulting experience.
MPA, CTF, MTT
Stephanie brings expertise in an array of initiatives, from strategic planning and skill-building to change and innovation. She has 21 years of government experience.
MS, CTF, CPS
facilitates multiple sectors engaged in making community-level change happen; 18 years of community coalition experience.
Lynda’s expertise includes strategic planning and workshop delivery. She has 25+ years’ consulting experience with 8 years in state government.
Karen facilitates partnerships of government agencies, scientists, non-profits and land owners to protect and restore natural resources of watersheds and bio-regions.
PhD, SPHR, CPT, ROI Cert.
Holly is an expert in evaluation and performance measurement with proven track record in training and development. Published author.
BA, CTF, MTT
Deb artfully blends over 25 years of training experience with solid facilitation skills to help groups communicate and work together effectively. She is an expert in facilitating public health accreditation.
Ester Mae Cox
MA, CTF, MTT
Ester Mae is a high-energy mentor facilitator who innovates – co-creating online course in virtual facilitation offered in US and globally – trainer for both online and F2F facilitation courses
Melinda specializes in strategic planning facilitation, and training and capacity building. She has 28 years in international development and non-profit management.
MSW, Prosci Cert.
Kori has a diversified background of more than 20 years of training, human resources, and program management.
MPL, CPF, CTF, MTT
Bill has extensive community and economic development experience working with rural and urban communities throughout California.
Derry Deringer, CPCC specializes in leadership coaching, fundraising consulting and strategic planning facilitation for government and nonprofit clients.
Laurie has a gift to engage people and encourage full participation. She has over 26 years of experience working with non-profit associations and government agencies in facilitation and training. Non-profit executive director.
MA CPF, MTT
Ann has extensive experience in multi-stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, and leadership development with government, business, and non-profit clients.
BA, CTF, MTT
Becky has over a decade of experience in enabling diverse organizations to create and implement plans that succeed through the power of participation. She specializes in longterm, sustainable strategy development.
Becky specializes in strategic planning, community building, and getting to group consensus. She has 30 years in nonprofit, health care, and government facilitation experience.
BA, MA, QTF, CTT, CTF
Karla has over 25 years of experience as a change agent putting learning into action using participatory methods. She works with youth, guiding them in the development of their leadership skills.
LCSW, CTF, ToP Trainer
Stephanie’s skillful government and non-profit facilitation is enhanced by 28 years of social service program design, community development, management and direct practice.
MSW, CTF, QT
Kathleen has deep experience in health, leadership. She holds a graduate certificate from in organization development from John F. Kennedy University.
Robert Quintana Hopkins
MA, CTF, QTT, HRCI
Robert has served as an internal and external consultant and has over 20 years of leadership experience. He is a Real Colors certified facilitator.
Kim Roth Howe
Kim specializes in community development, stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, and large-scale system change, with an emphasis on equity and inclusion.
MSW, CTF, MTT
Nancy draws on 21 years as a certified facilitator and has extensive experience as a non-profit executive director. Specializes in sustainability and is also a DiSC work styles facilitator.
MA, CTF, CPF, MTT
Maureen has extensive experience and is an internationally recognized expert in adult education, curriculum development, and training for change management.
M.Div, CTF, MTT
Dennis designs and delivers in-depth training in ToP® facilitation methods and skills, serving government, corporate and non profit organizations. He has 25 years of experience.
M.Ed., CTF, QTT
Sherry has a strong foundation in asset-based community development. She specializes in creative and accessible approaches to analyze data and group creation of strategy.
Finding efficiencies in large water and sanitary sewer utility organizational structures, Jay’s approach to facilitation helps people make better decisions and solve complex problems.
Christine provides coaching leadership development. She has served both internally and externally in government and has worked on large-scale implementation projects involving up to 28,000 employees.
Brings extensive marketing strategy experience for public outreach, media, public relations campaigns, and for social marketing.
Monica D. Murphy
With 10 years of Public Health experience, Monica specializes in teaching facilitation methods and meeting design for local, state, and federal organizations and health systems.
Robin has over 35 years experience working in nutrition, food systems, and public health facilitating policy development and partnerships. Author of numerous journal articles and books.
BA, MPH, CTF, QT
Brigid creates and facilitates interactive experiences that amplify insights and lead to actionable next steps in government and nonprofits. More than 20 years experience in public health.
MBA, OCM, HBDI, FC
Shahrzad brings organizational change, training, diversity and inclusion expertise to clients in US and internationally. She facilitates programs that drive business strategy for large organizations.
BS , Graphic Recorder
Raven creates vibrant notes with visual illustrations that capture the big picture and key points of any meeting. She has 20 years experience as a designer, graphic facilitator and recorder, and brings great energy to any group she works with.
MSW, MBA, CTF, MTT
Nileen masterfully facilitates virtual meetings that engage participants across geographies. She augments her facilitation and ToP training by contributing extensive background in health and social services consulting.
BA, Master Facilitator
By integrating the latest research in social cognitive neuroscience and human performance, Scott works with leaders and teams struggling to improve their organizational culture. Certified coach with 30 years of experience.
Experienced in financial and data engineering projects involving multiple and varied stakeholders to support major change initiatives. She is involved with Blockchain technology and is active in the Stanford bitcoin reading club.