I’ve played many roles in change efforts over the decades, and have discovered that I’m happiest when acting as a Network Guardian, supporting others with the skills & tools they need to be as effective as possible.
To that end, I’ve applied my background in data-gathering/ evaluation/visualization, combined with my Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, to my ongoing drive to discover and develop tools that can help others turn their social change visions into realities.
With my partner, Tim Hanson, I developed the network-data-gathering-tool sumApp (www.greaterthanthesum.com/sumapp) which anyone can subscribe to, to learn about the connections in their network. sumApp gathers that data in a social-network/survey-like platform and outputs the data in the format needed for network visualization tools such as Gephi and Kumu.io.
We also have a mapping practice – developing custom, online, interactive Evolving Social System Maps for clients, using both sumApp and Kumu.io. You can learn more about our work at greaterthanthesum.com