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The definition of facilitate is “to make easy” or “ease a process.” Contact any of our recommended facilitators to help ease your meeting stress and create a flow for your meeting. Feel free to contact any of our recommended facilitators or bring in your own.  


Traci Riehl


Traci builds on her experience as a marketing manager for a Fortune 500 company, an executive director for a non-profit, and as a member of the leadership team in the office of the Speaker of the House in the Michigan legislature.  She is a co-founder of Think Space and a graduate of Grand Valley State University. With a strong knowledge of board organization and development, advocacy, project execution and strategic thought process.  She thinks through challenges for strong outcomes and connects people to achieve strong results.

traci@thinkspacelab.com


Dave Seitz


Dave has never been mistaken for ordinary. He is a change agent whose passion is inspiring others to think different. Dave has spent the past ten years at Apple Inc. as the Manager of Strategic Initiatives where he works with state leaders throughout the midwest to create innovative strategies aimed at reinventing education. He is a co-founder of Think Space.  Dave currently serves as the chairman of the board for the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA).

dave@thinkspacelab.com


Lindsay Gross


Lindsay is a certified meeting facilitator with expertise in working with multidisciplinary groups, assisting them with goal setting, implementation support, and creating an engaging environment that allows for consensus building. She has worked with professionals from both the public and private sector to help them conduct complex systems needs assessment, strategic planning efforts, work towards gaining common vision, and achieve their goals.

lindsay@eventgarde.com



Erin Skene-Pratt


Erin Skene-Pratt is an independent consultant with 18+ years experience as a trainer, leader and catalyst for change in the nonprofit sector. Specializing in facilitation, program design and project management, Erin provides a strategic outlook on work of the nonprofit sector and a proven track record of results having assisted thousands of nonprofits to better serve their communities.

mjbales@stratalign2020.com


Aaron Wolowiec


Aaron is a learning strategist and meetings coach for leading trade associations and individual membership societies across the United States. Committed to the latest research and trends on learning, intentional networking environments and meaningful transfer exercises, he launched Event Garde, a professional development consultancy, in 2011. Aaron earned a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University. 

aaron@eventgarde.com


Mary Jo Bales


Founder and President of StratAlign 20/20, a consulting firm focused on Strategy Development and ExecutiveAlignment. Mary’s expertise is in working with top executives and boards of directors. Her specialties include board retreat facilitation, strategic planning and crisis communication.She is amazing. She not only brings positive energy, but a sincere focus on the group’s goals.  

mjbales@stratalign2020.com