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Books are important to our practice, and can provide a new perspective.


Some books on my shelf:
Leadership From The Inside Out, by Kevin Cashman
The Zen Leader, by Ginny Whitelaw
Move To Greatness, by Ginny Whitelaw and Betsy Wetzig
Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career, by Herminia Ibarra
Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions, by John Kotter
Made to Stick, by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
Switch, by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
Take Time for Your Life, by Cheryl Richardson
This Time I Dance: Trusting the Journey of Creating the Work You Love, by Tama J. Kieves
Your Money or Your Life, by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
Theory U, by C Otto Scharmer
Stewardship, by Peter Block
Field Guide to Developing, Operating, and Restoring Your Nonprofit Board, by Carter McNamara, PhD
“I have met few people with Michelle’s blend of technical expertise, knowledge across sectors and systems, and broad communication skills, including as a trusted liaison to upper management and community leaders. Working with Michelle on many projects over the past five years, I respect her creativity, collaborative approach, and keen perspective on what truly informs. I have both professional and personal trust in Michelle and know she will bring valuable insights to many clients in her new venture.”
Eben Dowell, OHBase Applied Research for Policy & Planning

“Michelle did a wonderful job facilitating a Board Retreat for the Greater Longview United Way.  During the course of the afternoon we were able to revise our vision statement and gain consensus on prioritizing our community needs. Michelle used the World Café approach to make sure everyone’s voice was heard.  In addition, she created a Mind Map, which the Board used to stay focused on the needs that were prioritized at the retreat.  Michelle is a top-notch presenter and facilitator.”
Donna Mahurin, former Executive Director Greater Longview United Way, Longview, TX and current Executive Director United Way of Midland, Midland, TX