Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting (CMBC) specializes in collaboratively designing strategies for individuals, groups and organizations to create sustainable and positive change. The foundation of our work is lifting up the wisdom found in all people to create more appreciative living and working together.
As consultants and facilitators, Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell work in the areas of planning, team development, leadership growth, organizational change and innovation. As authors and speakers, we bring our unique view of leadership and life.
Our new book Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry: A Leadership Journey through Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness is now available from your favorite bookseller or from Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Listen in… to our podcast with Robyn Stratton-Berkessel from Positivity Strategist, Building Leadership Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry – PS92.
Listen to an interview with Berrett-Kohler editor Neil Maillet about Joan and Jeanie’s book.
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Read an article about Nobody Likes Change by Roslyn Kunin in Prime Women.
Find us at these upcoming events:
Applying Appreciative Inquiry in Education
September 4 to November 9, 2018. Online course
Appreciative Inquiry Community Jam
September 7 to 9, 2018. Burlington, Vermont
Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training
September 18 to 21, 2018. San Diego, CA
BC Health Leaders Conference
Oct 24, 2018. Vancouver, BC
The World Appreciative Inquiry Conference
March 19 to 22, 2019. Nice, France
In 2012 Joan and Jeanie published Appreciative Inquiry In Higher Education: A transformative Force. People are saying…”a magical book for applying appreciative inquiry;” “a must read text for administrators, faculty, staff and students in higher education;” “inspires those of us in the field.”
CMBC works with clients to assess their needs and then designs appropriate strategies to meet these needs. We facilitate processes that generate safe environments where people can take risks to talk openly and honestly with each other in order to learn and grow.
Our services focus on using Appreciative Inquiry and other strengths based solutions to planning, team development, process facilitation, coaching and temporary executive services.