Cecile Green, co-founder of Round Sky Solutions, and Communications Wizard, Rebecca Fisher-McGinty discuss how the implementation of a collaborative organizational process can impact an organization.
Cecile Green, co-founder of Round Sky Solutions, is a visionary, entrepreneur, experiential philosopher, and farmer with a passion for assisting mission driven organizations achieve their visions. As an integral scholar practitioner and life-long learner, she holds a B.S. in Community Supported Agricultural Systems and has over two decades of experience in entrepreneurial environments.
She has participated in nearly a dozen organizational launches and built from the ground up four successful businesses. As the innovator of a cutting edge, rapid culture change tool kit, Collab, which effectively converts all kinds of organizational challenges into fuel for the organization, she has been researching and experimenting with questions of power, systems of decision-making, and efficient operations for over 20 years in both academic and experiential arenas. Cecile is the author of the book “Collaboration that Works: A Ruthlessly Practical Handbook for a Generative World,” a training manual which summarizes her research and introduces these tools for practical application in organizations.
Rebecca Fisher-McGinty, the Communications Wizard, entered the cooperative movement to manifest and better understand her vision for economic justice. She’s always had a sense that our current economy and direction is dehumanizing for us all. She completed her bachelors of science in environmental policy at University of California, Berkeley in 2013 and jumped into non-profit work. However, that work simply didn’t satisfy the desire to analyze and work toward systemic change. Thus, she is committed to building up, participating in, and depending on “new economy” structures starting with her dedication to her own worker cooperative.
She recently began deepening her study and understanding of cooperatives through St. Mary’s University Masters of Cooperative Management. She’s currently rooted in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she spends her time community organizing for racial justice, participating in cooperative structures (Time Bank & Participatory Budgeting), playing volleyball, and dancing Argentine Tango.
Round Sky Solutions works with leaders, aspiring leaders, and organizations that value and want to improve their democratic and collaborative processes in their teams and hone in on their leadership potential. Round Sky is a cooperative that helps teams work more efficiently and inclusively together so they can do the work of their missions. Throughout its learning process, leaders are supported through the intensive and remote Collaborative Leadership Certification Program, coaching, and team based trainings, grounded in the collaborative operating system and processes which are called Collab