Company of Experts, Inc.
Company Newsletter February / 2011
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February is known as the month of love. In reflecting on what we love, Company of Experts' President, Kathy Becker, was interviewed and asked what she loved the most about her job. 

"What I love the most about my job is hearing from people who have taken the time to write or call us to tell us how we have helped change their personal or professional lives in what I had not even considered. Listening to their stories of how people have taken the skills they have learned from out workshops or training and applied them to in their day-to-day lives that helped them make a difference in their communities are the type of stories that give you goose bumps and leave you yearning for more!"  

We thank each of you for sharing your stories of success - seeking the high points to learn, adapt and thrive. Your stories bring such light into our office and to our work.

Warmest Wishes,

~Your friends at the Company of Experts


Welcome to the Ai Community
Company of Experts is pleased to introduce its newest Certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitators (CAIF) to its growing Ai family.

The individuals listed below participated in our 4-day  Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT) program and submitted a practicum demonstrating their knowledge and application of Appreciative Inquiry. In reading their practicums, we are able to celebrate in their achievements and observe how Appreciative Inquiry has positively influenced their lives - personally and professionally.
New practicums are frequently posted to our blog, so check back often to see what new stories have been posted. Click here for more practicums.
Words Create Worlds
Better living through positive dialogue
Words Create Worlds

Read an issue of our "Words Create Worlds" (WCW) - a periodical compilation of success stories collected from AIFT participants from around the world. Words Create Worlds illustrates how AIFT participants have used words to help shape their world and the world of others - resulting in positive change.


If you wish to read our WCW publications, please click here 


New Opportunities
Wishing continued success on all of life's adventures...
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This is one of those warm and fuzzy stories of success that we just love to share. For those of you in higher education and/or if you have participated in our Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training, you may know Dr. Lane Glenn. Lane has been an Expert of Call and Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Trainer for years. He is one of those people that truly stands out in a crowd. He is fun, energetic, optimistic and cares about people and helping them find the best in themselves. The kind of person you know will do terrific work in whatever he does and where ever he goes.  


With pleasure, Company of Experts and the Center for Appreciative Inquiry send this public congratulations to Dr. Lane Glenn as the new president of Northern Essex Community College. Lane will be serving NECC after the long tenure of a fine college president David Hartleb, who will retire this coming June.


We welcome you to sign Lane's virtual "Congratulations Card" via the discussion threads found on the Company of Experts' Facebook or LinkedIn pages.  

Partnerships that Pay off...
Special Discounts for NCSPOD Members

It is an honor for us to partner with the  North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development (NCSPOD) 


NCSPOD represents what schools and colleges do well - they open doors and create opportunity.  Founded in 1977, NCSPOD serves a diverse membership comprised of colleges, universities, business, industry, consulting firms and government agencies from across the United States and Canada and beyond.


Through our partnership with NCSPOD, we are offering their members special prices  log-on to their members only website to get the full details.

I AM: The Documentary
The "Shift" is about to hit the fan
Company of Experts is always seeking things that celebrate what's right in the world. In doing so, we found a non-fictional documentary debuting this month in selected theaters that asks the provocative questions: What is wrong with our world and what can we do to make it better?  In the director's quest to find the ills of the world, he uncovered what was right with the world.
  • To watch the movie trailer, click here.
  • This movie is only playing at selected theaters. To see if "I Am" is playing in a theater near you, please click here.
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In This Issue
New to the Ai Community
Words Create Worlds
New Opportunities
Partnerships That Pay Off
I Am: The Documentary
New Services
Quick Links
New Services

To start the New Year off right - Company of Experts developed several new programs that are designed to provide the skills and confidence to develop a framework for planning and implementing positive change as well as develop and harness energy for that change.  


Appreciative Coaching


Ask an Expert


Refer a Friend


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