Learn how to use adaptive leadership whether or not you hold formal authority to mobilize people in your community, organization, or company to tackle and solve tough challenges.
Areas of Expertise
We have 10+ years experience contributing to, building, and leading open source communities. We’ve worked with every kind of technology organization: startups, tiny non-profits, ad hoc groups, and well-established projects with corporate backing. We know good governance. And we know it’s not a one size fits all situation: Every community is unique and needs an approach to governance tailored for it according to its mission, history, demographics, and more.
Whether you’re part of a fledgling open source community or a long-established project, we can help you realize the governance that help you reach your goals with an effective use of resources.
We know leadership. During 15+ years in tech, we’ve led software development projects, conference planning teams, non-profits (public benefit and trade association), as well as our own small for-profit companies. We’ve organized open source work and led communities locally in our home town with events like Open Source Bridge, and globally, with projects like Geeksphone, the first Firefox OS developer phone.
Whether you’re an experienced leader, have never lead anything, or are a manager wanting to improve the leadership presence among your team, we’ll help develop the skills to mindfully and authentically lead.
Because we’ve spent over a decade contributing to and leading open source communities, we know they thrive on participation and we know how to build for that participation.
We have an award-winning approach to building diverse and inclusive communities. We co-authored the Citizen Code of Conduct, which is now used by many events and projects. We’ve built hyper-local participatory communities with Stumptown Syndicate as well as global ones with Mozilla.
Whether you’re wanting to attract your first contributors, revitalize a long-standing project, or make your project more welcoming and inclusive, we can help.
Whether you want to build community, engage customers, develop new products creatively, or energize stakeholders, produce the perfect event with our event design concierge service.
Or, build-up your in-house event expertise with our event planning workshop series.
Want to get an idea of what you’ll learn in one of our workshops? Get a free copy of our event planning guide.
Coaching & Consulting
Level up with our one-on-one coaching program. Whether you want to focus on leadership, governance, and/or participation, our coaches help you develop new ways of understanding and overcoming the challenges you encounter.
Consult with us and leverage our experience and knowledge to work through a single issue or to plan and implement longer-term change.
Topics we love to help with: Selecting a business entity and governance structure; developing a leadership pipeline and succession plan; designing highly participatory, community focused in-person events; improving the contributor pipeline; crisis management.