M.S. Organization Development and Knowledge Management (George Mason University)
Certified Team Performance Practitioner (Grove)
Certified MBTI Practitioner
Certified EQi 2.0 and EQi 360 Practitioner
Certified to Deliver Impact’s Team Performance Indicator
Co-active Training Institute Trained Coach
Trained and experienced in facilitating using organization development, change management, and design thinking techniques (Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology, Lean-Startup, LUMA Institute)
Trained and experienced in using graphic recording and facilitation tools in strategic planning and visioning sessions
Trained and experienced in individual and group coaching (Coaches Training Institute)
5 years of experience working with non-profit groups and organizations
8 years of experience in digital and strategic communications design and delivery
Lauren Green is a graphic facilitator, graphic recorder, and coach with specialties in organization development, strategic communications, and performing arts. Lauren specializes in coaching and facilitating with visual templates. She draws from best practices in adult learning that encourage inclusive and engaging group processes. Lauren holds a master’s in Organization Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University (2016). Her graduate work includes special concentrations in group dynamics; collaborative technology; knowledge management; self-leadership; diversity and inclusion; and Appreciative Inquiry. Lauren is also a Co-active Training Institute trained coach and is currently working towards her ICF certification.
Lauren does graphic recording (large-scale visual note-taking) for conferences, meetings, workshops, and other events. She aims to create visual knowledge artifacts that increase audience engagement and retention of information shared.
In previous work experiences, Lauren has managed online communities for several organizations that span the performing arts, animal welfare, education, and hospitality fields. Lauren enjoys applying performance metaphors and mind-body techniques to her current work. She aims to create an engaging and energized experience for every group that she facilitates.
Lauren Green - Owner and Executive Director
15 years of experience in facilitation, strategic planning, leadership development and training, organizational development, team development, project management, and visual consulting.
International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), 2016.
Certified to deliver the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®), the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation – Behavior (FIRO-B), and the Drexler Sibbet Team Performance Model (TPM.)
MBTI® Master Practitioner (in progress.)
Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP.)
Trained and experienced in delivering the Grove Consultants’ Strategic Visioning, Lego® Serious Play®, Crucial Conversations, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), the Organizational Cultural Assessment Indicator (OCAI), Social Styles, Theory U, the Tuckman Model of Team Development, and Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team.
Trainer and facilitator in visual problem solving and other visual methods, including, mindmapping, strategic visualization, process improvement mapping, change management modeling, and visual coaching.
MBA from Arizona State University focusing in Development and Finance.
Brian Tarallo is a graphic facilitator and the managing director of Lizard Brain Solutions. He works with clients to visually solve their most critical issues. His areas of focus include corporate strategy, organizational development, leadership development, and strategic planning. He is an associate of the Grove Consultants International, a training subject matter expert for the Army’s “Red Team School” (UFMCS - the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies), a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), a sponsor, member, and presenter of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP), a member and presenter of the Chesapeake Bay Organizational Development Network (CBODN) and a member and presenter of the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators' Network (MAFN.)
Brian’s clients include federal agencies, national associations, and major firms within the healthcare, defense, and management consulting industries. He has written and taught extensively about graphic facilitation. In 2014, Brian delivered a TEDx Talk, "What's Wrong with This Picture," on the power of visual literacy, which has had over 16,000 combined views.
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Brian Tarallo - Lead Associate
MBA and MS – Strategic Management, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
BS – Commerce (concentrations in International Business and Marketing) and Spanish; minor in Studio Art (concentration in Painting), University of Virginia
Global Strategic Management & Leadership (IU-UNC LogMBA Program), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Institute (PMI)
RYT-200, Yoga Alliance
Visualization Training: Crowley & Co. and the Grove Consultants International
Erin Gordon is a seasoned strategy consultant, skilled at translating needs and integrating ideas. She has extensive experience working with the Public sector and Government clients across programs and projects broadly ranging from supply chain, systems integration, data analytics and visualization to enterprise engagement strategy, change management, communications, organizational development and transformation. She is recognized by clients and partners for her ability to not only visioncast, but also brings such aspirations into focus and to fruition in innovative ways.
An artist at heart, Erin’s work is the direct result of a relentless pursuit to leverage creativity no matter the task. She began working as a visual practitioner in 2012 and now fuses her expertise in strategy with visualization – practicing visual approaches by way of graphic facilitation, recording, sketch-noting and collaboration in person and virtually.
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Check out Erin's website!
Erin Gordon - Lead Associate
M.A. in Public Relations
SAFe Agilist Certification
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Course
Graphic facilitation training
Employer-based training courses on project management, leadership, and presentation skills
Trent Wakenight uses visual meetings to help organizations with change management and strategic communication, turning cool concepts into even cooler pictures. In his spare time, he works, cooks and drinks, and wants to be a race car driver.
Trent is an outcome-oriented strategic communication and strategy development professional with extensive experience in strategic visualization, graphic facilitation, project management, organizational change, and program assessment. He has deep experience supporting officials in government and academia with accomplishments in the intelligence community, defense, homeland security, STEM, online education, and public health.
Trent has been a practicing graphic facilitator and graphic recorder since 2011, with experience in the graphic recording field since 2002. He conducts graphic facilitation and graphic recording to support change management and strategic communication activities for U.S. government agencies. His work products include concept visuals, storyboards and video development, sketchnotes, corporate visions maps and strategic plans, and integrated marketing and communication plans. Trent provides visualization support to think tanks, non-profit entities, government agencies, and the private sector in areas such as science and technology, government policy and national security, public health and safety, human rights and empowerment. Trent is also a professional writer and note taker. He is a former English teacher and aspires to be a race car driver.
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Trent Wakenight - Associate
Lisa Nelson loves combining art with life. By using the power of visuals, Lisa helps to bring key points and ideas to the surface. Her visual summaries cover topics ranging from business and leadership to community and faith. Her work has been featured in Entrepreneur with over 3500 social media shares. Lisa has helped a variety of organizations use the power of visuals including Dell, Ogilvy, AARP, and GE. In addition to graphic recording, Lisa enjoys presenting fun and engaging workshops like Sketchnotes for Beginners.
You can sign up for free visual notetaking tips, drawing lessons, and fill in the blank templates at seeincolors.com.
Lisa is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Howard University. She is a member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners and is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
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Lisa Nelson - Associate
Wade has always enjoyed using art (painting, portraits, murals, illustration, graphic recording, sketchnoting) to create better experiences for everyone around him. After a 15-year hiatus into the cyber security realm, Wade is finally using his artistic ability full-time to help groups generate better conversations, find new understanding, and be a part of the creative process. By tapping into his teaching, theater, consulting, intelligence analysis, and design thinking backgrounds, he can use both sides of his brain with art to accomplish things he sincerely loves. When he’s not drawing, he’s enjoying doing something outdoors or eating something delicious with his wife and kids.
Wade Forbes - Associate
Tobey Busch began graphic recording and sketchnoting in 2011 after seeing a graphic recorder at a plenary session of a conference. Immediately after being introduced to the craft, she dove in and participated in every opportunity to engage with other visual practitioners at all levels and start to hone her skills. While her initial training and practice was using traditional marker and paper, she has almost fully transitioned to the digital space and her iPad is almost always on hand. Tobey not only enjoys recording live workshops and conferences, but has an expanded portfolio that includes general graphic design and marketing pieces for clients such as the Best Friends Animal Society, the American Heart Association, and Chemonics International.
In her “real life” Tobey is a senior pharmaceutical management advisor with the Office of Health Systems in the Bureau for Global Health at USAID where she is responsible for providing technical guidance to USAID on matters related to pharmaceutical management and health systems strengthening. Prior to joining USAID, Tobey worked with USAID implementing partner Management Sciences for Health (MSH) on implementation of several international public health programs. At MSH her work focused on development and oversight of monitoring and evaluation systems, including M&E tools, indicators, and reporting mechanisms. Tobey has a background in access to essential medicines programs in developing countries, working with non-governmental organizations across Latin America and the Caribbean and in Africa. Tobey received her MPH from Yale University’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health in 2017 where she focused on public health policy.
Tobey is a passionate about her work and is grateful to be able to involved in both visual practice as well and international public health.
Mark Korsak has been drawing and designing professionally for over 25 years with a variety of experiences creating cd covers, book jackets, theater and event posters, editorial illustration, storyboards, pre-production art, murals. logo design, branding, web design, catalog design, photography and merchandising. After moving to Washington DC he was introduced to graphic recording and has enthusiastically pursued it.