What are your rates?

My rates depend on the scope of work I am undertaking and who the client is. My commitment to service and accessibility means that I charge a lower rate to nonprofit and civil society organizations.

Once we have an initial call to determine the scope of work I would provide a proposal with cost breakdown.

Do you work as part of a team?

I love to co-facilitate and find it often leads to the best results. I have a network of friends and collaborators that I will reach out to on any project where the budget allows for more involvement.

I'm also always happy to meet other facilitators who might be interested in collaborating with me.

Where are you based?

I live in Vancouver, on the stolen land of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.

I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and try to return there as often as possible. I love being a connector and pollinator between these spaces.

More about my approach...

"Conflict is the stolen property of the community" is something I heard from my dear from Muhammad Asadullah a few years ago when he was doing his PhD in Restorative Justice. He shared that, due to the criminal justice and policing system, our relationships don't get to benefit from understanding the root of the conflict and bring its wisdom into future decisions.

We aren't taught how to be in conflict well and have so few opportunities to practice being in conflict. When we disagree with friends we end (or ghost) the friendship, we leave jobs when we can't get along with our colleagues, and in the relationships we're committed to we often get stuck in habitual patterns of ever-cycling conflict.

I still feel like a learner, trying to embody different ways of being in conflict, with myself and others. However, since starting my journey with Deep Democracy, I have learned some helpful frameworks that help me make sense of what the conflict is really about, when I'm adding to conflicts by projecting instead of owning my role and by just being more accepting of conflict when it arises.

As a group facilitator and in leadership roles it has proven invaluable. The ability to listen deeply and be curious about disagreement, knowing that there is wisdom in the "no" has led to better decisions and saved a lot of tears, time and money.