I acknowledge that I write from the location of a non-Indigenous, white (Icelandic / English / New Zealander), lesbian person living on the traditional and un-surrendered territories of the Syilx Okanagan Nation peoples. I acknowledge that they are the first and rightful inhabitants of the lands and waters that are now called the Okanagan Valley since the land was formed. I acknowledge that historical and ongoing colonization has devastated many Indigenous communities in what amounts to genocide. I also acknowledge the strength, courage and wisdom of Syilx people. I am grateful to have been born here and again live, work and build relationships on this beautiful land.
I work with with clients in Vancouver, BC (unceded territory of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations), across the country and internationally.
Stina facilitates with compassion and love.
~Multi-day Offsite Retreat Client
STINA’S PURPOSE: To Ignite a Fundamentally Different Reality
Her invention, method, and creativity go beyond skilled process design. Her art is facilitating state-shifting within leaders and organizations. Often with strategic planning, an “event” can happen, and the past and present essentially stay the same. In Stina’s work – the objective is to ignite a fundamentally different reality through that designed and experienced process. The participants involved are the creators of new realities. Stina guides the process for those leaps to be realized and works with leaders to establish new habits to operationalize those new realities.
Stina is an accomplished process and meeting designer, facilitator, coach, visual practitioner, artist, trainer and consultant. She has an extensive background in systems and process design, visioning and strategic planning, purpose, culture and values articulation, coaching, leadership and systems change in organizations and social systems.
Who is Stina Brown?
Stina Brown (she/they) is an artist, writer and systems thinker who listens to her life, the land, the present moment, and the future. Life has so much to teach us when we listen. She’s an auntie and a daughter and a sister and really loving friend. She’s a teammate and a guide on time traveling adventures. She’s a hard-ass and a squishy empathic. Stina is a femme lesbian feminist. She’s a “too much” woman and the introvert in the room. She is a wounded healer and a risk taker. Stina is a wolf and an Icelandic Canadian. She is a settler and a peace-maker.
We have educated our minds, but we have not educated our hearts. And without the heart’s intelligence to guide it, the mind can do great harm in the world. This may explain why, in the future, the fastest growing segment of the economy will be the emergence of artist- leaders who build value through experiences that connect people with their hearts.
~Michael Jones Leading from the Heart
Why does Stina Do What She Does?
She coaches, designs and facilitates because she loves people who are doing their best to change the world and she knows some practical ways to help. She reads, writes, and thinks because she is compelled. She feels a calling in this life to be Devout, curious, and conscious: a reverent relationship with herself, with the Earth, the cosmos, inner space, silence, words (words!), Art, and sexuality.
What does Stina DO?
Stina works with groups and organizations to take care and take a quantum leap.
She designs and leads processes to create new human capacity and wellbeing, new shared awareness, new relationships, new trust, new vision, new clarity, and new plans. Stina helps groups deepen relationships, learn and make decisions together, see what’s real and determine what they want to make real. She helps leaders see, study, and support themselves – in service of their visions for what the world can be.
Stina! You are a force of nature!
You have a powerful gift of compassion and a well-honed ability to clear through the clutter to get to the heart of matters.
~ Executive Director Client 2021
Who works with Stina?
Courageous leaders with exceptionally high standards hire Stina. Non profit leaders, consultants, educators and administrators, facilitators, coaches, graphic recorders, mission-based business leaders, etc.
- Leadership, Executive Directors, Board Chairs, strategic planning project managers, or heads of companies who are responsible to lead your teams to a new level of engagement, relevance and success
- Virtual Teams, Networks, Associations, “Learning Communities”
- Consulting professionals, facilitators, entrepreneurs and educators
- Designer-facilitators or strategic, management or organizational development consultants
- “White” leaders looking to begin or advance their personal work around bias, privilege, equity, belonging and their conscious use of power
The main focus of Stina’s work is helping her clients see differently.
Stina will invite you to be courageous and expand what you believe is possible for you and your organization. Stina is an eyes-wide-open consultant, trusting you to show up and put your highest hopes and greatest fears on the table. Stina will create conditions to foster new vision, trust, and courage in your own leadership and in your organization. Become aware of blind spots, repair areas of broken trust and improve communication and collaboration. Often coaching and consulting leads to wider and ongoing organizational initiatives.
With Stina’s team of Trusted Collaborators she provides high-value, diverse support to leaders and organizations as you proactively build up your people and business in challenging times.
More Client Comments:
Stina is an embedded facilitator and coach who helps individuals and groups imagine their best selves.
She keeps everything running smoothly and does a good job at getting people to be 100% present.
Stina is a strong facilitator that pays attention to agenda, process, etc. so you don’t have to but makes the content and the participants the stars of the show.
Not just a facilitator — a thoughtful, insightful leader who treats all participants with respect and openness and who makes meaningful contributions to the conversation.
Stina is a “host” who is entirely focused on making sure the group and individuals in the group get the most out of the experience, work hard to achieve that and also respect the experience and each other. She makes a safe, productive space where meaningful learning and encounters can happen.
Stina helps leaders see, study, and support themselves – in service of their visions for what the world can be. She designs and leads processes to create new human capacity and well-being, new shared awareness, new relationships, new trust, new vision, new clarity, and new plans. Read more about me here