Making Magic

Facilitating Futures
Not Yet Imagined

Consulting Services

We create dynamic and unique strategies for you and your organization. We seek to understand your goals and then design a customized response that will build on personal and organizational strengths to reach into the future.


As authors, we come to our work with an abundant view of the world and the possibilities around us. We reflect on the field of appreciative inquiry through prose, research, case studies, poetry and story in order to provide practitioners and organizations with the tools and skills they need to undertake positive work in the world.

Meet Jeanie & Joan

As authors, speakers, facilitators, and consultants the foundation of our work is lifting up the wisdom found in people to create more appreciative living and working together. We profoundly believe in the power of gathering in community to advance skills, reflect on leadership and build the future.

If you are working toward generative and positive change in your organization or seeking dynamic speakers for your next event connect with us.

Resources & Happenings

Find resources that might inspire your next steps. Listen to amazing podcasters from around the world in conversation with us about resilience and appreciative inquiry. And, find out where our next events are happening.

Working with Joan was definitely a highlight for me. I appreciate her stories, her heart, her experience, and her substance.

A transformative experience that was rich with theory, practice and narratives. I loved every minute! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for innovation and sustainable change.

The three day Advanced AI Workshop with Joan and Jeanie has been the most transformative, relevant and useful professional development I have taken in my career as a post-secondary administrator. brava

A renewed sense of hope, personally and professionally. A promise of magic.

Joan and Jeanie’s workshop is thought provoking and inspiring AND can change the world, one design at a time!

Joan and Jeanie have provided the most enriching and rewarding professional development opportunities of my career. I have had the chance to not only learn from them but also to work collaboratively on projects involving youth. Using their unique Appreciative Inquiry approach, Joan and Jeanie are able to capture current success and grow it into potential beyond expectation.

Appreciative Inquiry is a powerful way to bring a team together, to solve problems, innovate and improve teamwork. Jeanie and Joan are masterful in leading this process.

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