Rosa works with leaders and groups who want to catalyze creativity and collaboration. Through strategic conversations, she helps group learn together, develop shared systemic perspectives, and catalyze effective action.
Trained in Organization Development and Action Research, Rosa's practice is informed by a variety of dialogic modalities, including Future Search, Open Space Technology, World Café, and Appreciative Inquiry. Her deep listening work is grounded in decades of personal practice with Focusing, Internal Family Systems therapy, and Inner Empathy. With three master's degrees (Multicultural Education, Social Work, and Organization Development) she is currently working on a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems at Fielding Graduate University.
Rosa's particular expertise as a consultant is working with multi-level empathy to support collaborative sense-making within highly diverse groups. Author of "From Conflict to Creative Collaboration: A User's Guide to Dynamic Facilitation," she teaches this work internationally. Organizational consultants, facilitators, and mediators appreciate these powerful learning journeys as opportunities to deepen their own personal growth and expand their professional skills.
With a focus on the application of collective intelligence to participatory public policy processes, Rosa's writings in this field include her collaboration with Tom Atlee on his book The Tao of Democracy; a seed paper, "Deepening Democracy" , commissioned by the Collective Wisdom Initiative; and more recently, Participatory Public Policy Microcosms , an article in Spanda Journal. Recently, Rosa has been using Trusted Sharing for the purpose of supporting a community of practice in the area of co-intelligence; she is very interested in continuing to explore the many possibilities offered by this online tool.
My passion is advocating on behalf of behavioral and women's healthcare providers and the organizations and vendors who provide services to these populations. I enjoy sharing what I learn through conference presentations, blog articles and as part of my consulting work. I make it my job to keep up with changes in the field and will always steer clients toward vendors who are credible, honorable in regard to their products and services, and follow smart marketing practices (e.g., If you are good, you don't need to wax poetic about it.). I also watch where vendors invest their funds to make sure research and development is a priority.
Electronic health record software and revenue cycle management are just a few of the tools with which I work. I proudly advocate on behalf of those who are willing to listen to client feedback and serve their clients in a responsible and ethical manner. It has been my privilege to facilitate a number of partnerships between software and service organizations that cater to these markets.
As a consultant I always look for visionary business leaders. In my former career in the CRM industry and now as I focus on the EHR market I continue to have my hands in so many projects that I can keep my clients informed about what is trending in healthcare.
I am also the host of Mental Health News Radio, a show that advocates on behalf of the behavioral health sector of healthcare. The show is downloaded in over 170 countries and can be reached at www.mentalhealthnewsradio.com