Following a nearly 30-year career in corporate human resources, Therese has been a self-employed consultant, group facilitator, mediator and community organizer since 2001. She specializes in skills and processes that prevent destructive debate and foster constructive dialogue.
A convinced Quaker, Therese’s work in peacemaking and community building relies on the transforming power of the Spirit in all persons. She is a graduate of the (Quaker) Way of Ministry program and the Shalem Institute course on Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats. She facilitates learning, creativity and courage through experiential practices of dialogue and journal, song and drum.
Therese has always felt a “motion of love” toward people in community and is continually drawn to work that allows her to create spaces for people to see and experience the world and each other in new ways. To share Dancing Bear Farm as a place for community-building and spiritual strengthening is a natural extension of her leading of Love.