The average professional spends close to half of their time in meetings. What we talk about and how we talk about those things says much about who we think we are and who we wish to be. One way of talking -dialogue- leads to collective meaning making and the development of shared understanding. The other way of talking -discussion- leads to decisions that stay made. Whether one is facilitating meetings or attending them, understanding these two intentions for talk has life-long impacts.
Mary Bouley is an experienced educator and consultant with expertise in coaching, mentoring, project management, training, and professional development. She is a Training Associate for Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools. She provides consulting services, coaching, training and facilitation for a wide variety of clients including K-12 systems, higher education, museums, non-profit organizations and businesses. Mary blends her knowledge and expertise in learning theory, organizational development and coaching to provide customized solutions in the areas of training, employee evaluation systems, strategic planning and workplace culture.