We offer trainings that inspire
engagement and cohesion
for individuals and organizations
Inclusive Environments • Strengths-Based Approach • Collective Wisdom
Are you ready to take your organization to the next level?
We infuse the Appreciative Inquiry framework with evidence-based psychological practices to build capacity, sustain innovation and design individual and whole system change. Human-centric design and experiential learning is our passion.
Let us help you achieve your (im)possible.
Our Facilitation Methods and Topics
Appreciative Inquiry is a way of being and seeing. It is both a worldview and a process for facilitating positive change in human systems. Its assumption is simple: Every human system has something that works right–things that give it life when it is vital, effective, and successful. AI begins by identifying this positive core and connecting to it in ways that heighten energy, sharpen vision, and inspire action for change.
“At its heart, AI is about the search for the best in people, their organizations, and the strengths-filled, opportunity-rich world around them. AI is not so much a shift in the methods and models of organizational change, but AI is a fundamental shift in the overall perspective taken throughout the entire change process to ‘see’ the wholeness of the human system and to “inquire” into that system’s strengths, possibilities, and successes. ”
– Excerpt from: Stavros, Jacqueline, Godwin, Lindsey, & Cooperrider, David. (2015). Appreciative Inquiry: Organization Development and the Strengths Revolution. In Practicing Organization Development: A guide to leading change and transformation (4th Edition), William Rothwell, Roland Sullivan, and Jacqueline Stavros (Eds). Wiley
We use the 5-D Process:
We are certified through Entrepreneurs in Recovery and ACE Interface to train on:
- Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience (ACERs)
- Building Resilience
We offer a variety of specialized topics for workshops, including but not limited to:
- Preventing Burnout in Business
- Burning Bright instead of Burning Out as Entrepreneurs
- Business Meets Philanthropy: Creating Conscious Leaders and Social Enterprises
- Connect for Impact: Achieving Authenticity through Connection
- Creating your Life Mission: Finding and Clarifying your Purpose
- Becoming an Intrapreneur in your Career
- Conversations Worth Having: Conversations Bootcamp
We choreograph conversations
worth having to co-create
shared purpose and vision
We are master facilitators who believe
powerful questions lead to powerful solutions
Is your organization ready to achieve the (im) possible?
Our training is ideal for….
Community Case Studies
"How might we heal our community?"
Every 6 months, Integrous Women goes out to Guatemala to work with our partner orphanage, Esperanza y Futuro. We facilitate empowerment and mental health workshops for the staff, the young girls, and most recently the community members. During our last trip, over 20 local partners including psychologists, schools, and families came together with the guidance of Integrous Women to find solutions in responses to the above question. This group is now meeting on a monthly basis to take a stand towards a more thriving community, free of inequality and trauma.
"How might we improve teamwork?"
We partnered with The Wooden Floor to support the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) create their Guiding Principles. Within a 1.5 hour workshop, the SLT advanced team collaboration and mutual values in order to generate meaningful engagement and ideas on behalf of the whole system.
"How might we strengthen client engagement?"
Granite Properties hired Integrous Women to run 3 Lunch and Learn events in an effort to deepen meaningful engagement for their businesses. The topic of discussion was “How to Prevent Burnout in Business.”
"How might we design a clear vision and follow up process?"
In efforts to improve communication with their partners, the Understanding ACEs Cohort participated in a 2 hour Appreciative Inquiry event to design and co-create a clear and impactful follow up process to their workshops. 30 members of the cohort came together to share their ideas and solidify the best next steps to take as a team.
The Founder’s Group
"Visualize ideas of valuable innovations and contribution."
The Founders Group came together to reflect on and share stories about what makes their group unique and different, while identifying key strengths to grow and scale their impact.
About Our Facilitators
Stephanie is certified as an Appreciative Inquiry LEAF Facilitator through Flourishing Leadership Institute, a facilitator through Entrepreneurs in Recovery, an Adverse Childhood Experiences Master Trainer through ACE Interface, a Visionary Communicator through Toastmasters and recently won three (Club, Area, and Division) 1st place Toastmaster International Competitions for Table Topics and placed 2nd place at the District Level. She currently serves as an Advisory Council Member with the Institute for Community Impact, OneOC and Visionary Executives Network, and volunteers her time speaking and facilitating workshops at local non-profits including Cal State Fullerton, New Directions for Women, and Fristers.